Agreement of Willem [ ] to serve Mr. La Montagne

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Willem [blank has bound himself out for] the term of [blank years, commencing on the] date hereof ], and this on condition that he agrees ] to serve Mr. la Montagne as a servant ] and to perform all such work as ] a good servant ought to perform, for which Mr. la Montagne ] shall every three months or whenever the ] servant needs it pay him his wages ], either in beavers or in money. [Done this blank] of September anno 1642, in New Netherland ].

La Montagne
Cornelis van Tienhoven
Name of servant not given.


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.