Declaration of Tobias Tonissen and others about stolen hogs

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven ], appointed secretary in New Netherland for the General Chartered ] West India Company ], appeared [ Tobias Tonissen, aged [blank] years], Jan Tuenesen, aged [blank] years, [      ] aged [blank] years, and Willem Fredricks ], aged [blank] years, who at the request ] of Abraham Rycken jointly testify and declare ], as they hereby do in place and with promise ] of a solemn oath if need ] be, that it is true and truthful that they, the deponents, heard Jaques Bentyn say in front of their house that the stolen hogs which were shot in the wood were eaten at the house of him, Abraham Rycken. All of which the deponents declare to be true and truthful, offering to confirm this by oath. Done the 27th of March anno 1642, in Fort Amsterdam.

Tobias Tonissen


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.