Bond of Dirck Corssen Stam to skipper Jop Arentsen for the payment of his board on the voyage to New Netherland

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I, the undersigned] Dirck Corsen,[1] hereby acknowledge that I am well and truly indebted to Jop Aertsen, skipper of the ] ship Coni ]nck Davit, in the sum of  ] hundred and eighty-six Carolus guilders, computed at 20 stivers the guilder ], arising from ] board on said ship consumed with Abraham Grevenraet ] on the voyage ] from Amsterdam to New Netherland.

Therefore I, Dirck Corsen aforesaid, do promise that the above mentioned sum shall be satisfied and paid, free of costs and charges, by Mr. Hendric Grevenraet, merchant at Amsterdam, when- ever the above named skipper or the lawful bearer shall present this bond ] to Mr. Hendric Grevenraet; for which and as further security I, Dirck Corsen, bind my person and property, movable and immovable, present and future, without any exception, submitting the same to all courts, judges and justices, all without fraud, and in testimony of the truth this is signed by me and the witnesses hereto. Done in Fort Amsterdam, the 7th of January 1642, New Netherland.

Dirck Corssen Stam
Houert Loockemans
Adriaen van Tienhoven
The words “and Abraham Grevenraet” are canceled and “we” is changed to “I.” The same change is made wherever the name of Dirck Corsen occurs in the original.


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.