Contract of Thomas Farrel of Bristol to serve Thomas Hall

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I, Tomas Fare ]l, of Bristol in Old England, acknowledge ] that I was bound for [      ] [1] consecutive years to serve Fransoys Lasle, deceased, and that inasmuch as he has died, I now bind myself to serve Tomas Hal two consecutive years, beginning on the date hereof, and that in all such work and duties as the aforesaid Tomas Hal shall wish to employ me, in which service I promise to conduct myself diligently and faithfully as an honest servant is bound to do toward his master; for which I, Tomas Farel, at the expiration of the two years, shall receive as wages from Tomas Hal, who also promises to pay therefor, the sum of fifty Carolus guilders, in addition to board and clothing. In witness whereof and token of the truth this is signed by me. Done the 19th of October anno 1643, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Tomas Farel
Thomas Hall
Richard Cluff
Willem de Key
Cornelis van Tienhoven
Manuscript destroyed.


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.