Release of Jan Jansen Damen as bondsman of Hendrick Jansen for the payment of the purchase price of a house and land

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I, Hendrick Jansen, tailor ], do hereby declare for myself, my heirs and assigns ], that I hereby release and discharge Jan Jansen Damen from all liability as surety on a bond signed by him at the request of Maryn ] Adriaensen, to wit, for the purchase of a house and land on the island of Manhatans, releasing him hereby, now and forever, from all future demands in the matter aforesaid. In testimony whereof this is voluntarily and of his own accord signed by Hendrich Jansen in the presence of the subscribing witnesses. Done the 20th of March anno 1643, in New Netherland.

Heyndryck Yansen
Thomas Hall
Adriaen van Tienhoven
Hans Stein Mallius’
Cornelis van Tienhoven


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.