Note of Job Aertsen in favor of Jan Claessen Damen

Scanned Document:


I, Jop Aertsen, skipper,[1] acknowledge that I am indebted to Jan Klasen Damen in the sum of 24 guilders to purchase their clothes[2] with it, which sum I ] promise to pay, and to pay at the earliest on the 8th of Janusry 1642. Signed: Jop Arentsen.

Maurits Janse
Adriaen van Tienhoven
Job Aertsen, or Arentsen, was the skipper of the ship Coninck David, which arrived at Manhattan on November 29, 1641. See Van Rensselaer Bowier MSS., pp. 555, 581-603.
Meaning, probably, clothes for the sailors


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.