Bond of Abraham Planck for the payment of money due to the West India Company

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I, the undersigned, Abraham Planck ], hereby acknowledge that I am well and truly indebted to the honorable directors of the West India Company in the sum of one thousand and thirty-two guilders, thirteen stivers and ten pennies, which money I promise to tender and pay free of costs and charges and that with interest at eight per cent per annum, redeemable interest;[2] and for additional security Jan Damen and Cornelis van Tienhoven ] offer themselves as sureties and co-principals for the payment of the ] above mentioned sum, on condition that as long as Abraham Planck pays the interest punctually, the principal and sureties shall not be troubled or applied to for the capital. For all of which the principal and the sureties bind their persons and properties, movable and immovable, present and future, without any exception, submitting to all courts, tribunals and judges. Done the 27th of April anno 1643, in Fort Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Abram Planck
Jan Jansen Damen
Cornelis van Tienhoven
Cornelis van Tienh.
Losrente; meaning that the obligation to pay interest is not perpetual, but may be ended at the option of the debtor by the payment of the debt.


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.