Report of referees in the matter between Jacques Bentyn and Andrew Messenger and company

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Isaac Allerton and Hendric van Dyc, ensign, having been appointed referees to examine the difference between Mr. Bentyn and Goodman Messingjour[1] and associates, therefore, they, as referees, having deliberately considered the matter, find it to be just that Mr. Bentyn shall pay to Messinjour and associates the sum of fifty Carolus guilders when the house shall be completed according to previous contract. Done the 12th of December 1642, in Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Cornelis van Tienh.
Andrew Messenger, afterwards a resident of Jamaica, L. I.


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.