Declaration of Jan Pietersen from Housem that he delivered certain logs to Lambert Clomp

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven ], secretary in New Netherland appointed by the General Chartered West India ] Company, appeared Jan Pietersen from [Housem,[1] who at the] request of Mr. Smit[2] testifies and declares ] that he, the deponent, owed Nan Beets four logs, which logs she, Nan, assigned to Jan Pietersen, alias Jan ]maet,[3] and which were delivered by him? ] to Lambert Clomp,[4] his brother-in-law? ], which he, the deponent, offers to confirm under oath. Done the 17th of August anno 1642, in New Netherland.

Jan Pietersen
Cornelis van Tienhoven ]
Husum, in Schleswig.
Thomas Smith, who married Nan Beets, the widow of Thomas Beets, or Beeche.
O’Callaghan’s translation has: “alias Comrade Jan.” “Janmaet” is a familiar appellation given to a sailor, corresponding to “Jack tar.” This Jan Pietersen came from Amsterdam. He is also referred to as “Borsje,” or “Borstje.”
Lambert Huybertsen Klomp.


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.