Bond of Govert Loockemans and Cornelis Leendersen for goods brought over in the ship Coninck David

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Before me, ]Cornelis van T ]ienhoven, secretary residing in New Netherland for the Chartered ] West India Company, in the presence of the ] undersigned witnesses, appeared ] Govert Loockmans and Cornelis Leendersen and acknowledged ] for themselves, their heirs and successors ] that they had received from the hands of Jop Arentsen, master of the ] ship Coninck Davit,[1] all the goods and merchandise in good condition, except one hogshead of brandy and one ditto of mead, the damage to which is deducted from the freight, all according to the invoices thereof signed by Jop Arentsen, which are therefore returned to him. The above named Govert Loockmans and ] Corn ]elis Leendersen also acknowledge that they are well and truly indebted to the aforesaid ] master for freight of the goods according to the bills of lading — first, thirty Carolus guilders for account of him, Loockmans; secondly, six hundred and seventy-four guilders for Gillis Verbruggen, and again seventy-five guilders for freight of brick and tiles, so that the whole sum, added together, amounts to seven hundred and seventy-nine guilders, from which is to be deducted the leakage from the hogsheads of brandy and mead, being thirty-five guilders, so that the sum which the master is still to receive at Amsterdam from Mr. Gillis Verbruggen amounts to seven hundred and forty-four guilders net. They, the appearers, promise that the same shall be paid and satisfied, free of costs and charges, by Mr. Verbruggen aforesaid, for which and the fulfillment hereof they bind their respective persons and properties, movable and immovable, submitting the same to the Provincial Court of Holland and West Friesland and to all other courts, judges and justices. In testimony whereof this is signed by the appearers, together with Adriaen van Tienhoven and [      ], as witnesses hereto invited, the 7th of January anno 1642, in Fort Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Gouert Loockemans
Cornelis Lenders
Dirck Corssen Stam
Adriaen van Tienhoven
King David. The vessel sailed from the Texel on July 30, 1641, and arrived at Manhattan on Nov. 29, 1641. A journal of the voyage, kept by Anthony de Hooges, is printed in Van Rensselaer Bowier MSS., pp. 581-603.


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 2, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1647 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.