Exemplification of certificate of good conduct of Lieutenant Commander Bartram from the governor and council of Curaçao, W. I.

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We, the undersigned ], do certify at the request ] of Jan Bartram, of the Hague ], that as long as he, Bartram ], has been under ] our command and served as Lieutenant-commander he has discharged his duty on expeditions and on guard and as commander in such a way that nothing is to be said in criticism thereof. We have therefore given these to him in testimony of the truth and to that end subscribed them with our several hands. Done this 20th of August anno 1641, in the fort at Curaçao. Was signed: Jan Claesen van Campen, P. Stuyvesant, Hendric Gerritsen, Cornelis Claesen Heeringh, Albert Jansen, Brian Newton, this is the X mark of Otto Jansen from Norden, this is the X mark of Mackum Marckrarly, Alexander Merchall, and Davit Eduwort. Lower was written: In my presence, and signed, A: Verellen, secretary.

Cornelis van Tienhoven

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Jan Bartram shall repair in the ship ] De Witte [Kloodt [1] to the] fatherland. Done this 20th of August] anno 1641, in the fort at Curaçao. Signed: ] Jan Claessen van Campen [      ]

By order of the governor and ] council, signed: A: Verlellen ], secretary.

Upon collation, this is ] found to agree with the ] original by me, the undersigned ], the 8th of March anno 1642, in Fort Amsterdam ] in New Netherland.

Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary

The White Globe.


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.