Declaration of Cornelis Leendertsen and others as to the tare of a sugar box

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This day, the 3rd of July anno 1643, before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary in New Netherland appointed by the Chartered West India Company, appeared Cornelis Leendersz van Veer, aged [      ] years, Maurits Jansen,[1] aged 25 years, and Andries Rouloffsz, chief boatswain, who has charge of the weighhouse here, who at the request of Jan Jeuriaensz jointly attest and declare that they, this day, saw weighed in the Company’s warehouse an empty sugar box, weighing two hundred and twenty pounds, which sugar box Jan Jeuriaensz said was in Holland charged to his account at one hundred and forty pounds tare. All of which we, the deponents, declare to be true and truthful, offering to confirm the same by oath if necessary. Done in Fort Amsterdam, the day and year above written.

Mouris Jansz
The word Nieukerck is canceled after the name. Maurits Jansen’s family name was Van Broeckhuysen. He was a cousin of Kiliaen van Rensselaer. Cf. 92a ], and Van Rensselaer Bowier MSS., p. 810.


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.