Contract of Jan Karstensen to serve Remmert Jansen as a blacksmith

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I, Jan Karstensen ], acknowledge that I have voluntarily and deliberately hired and bound myself as a blacksmith to Remmert Jansen for the term of eight months, beginning on this date and ending the sixteenth of April 1644; for which he shall receive twelve guilders per month, promising to conduct himself faithfully and diligently in his work as a blacksmith. Done the 16th of August 1643.

Jan Karstensen
Ren Yansen
Cornelis van Tienh.


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.