Declaration of Johannes La Montagne and Philippe de Remier respecting the testamentary disposition of his property made by Jan Manje, lying wounded at Stamfort

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Johannes La Montangne, councillor of the said place, and Philip Dorme, aged 34 years,[1] who at the request of Marta Chombar, widow of the late Jan Manje, attest, testify and declare, in place and with promise of an oath if need be and required, that it is true and truthful that Jan Manje at Stamfort, being wounded, requested and charged him, the deponent, to tell his son-in-law, Piter, the Italian,[2] that the above mentioned Marta Chombar, his wife, should remain in full possession of all the property they might jointly possess, without being disturbed about it by his son-in-law as long as she lived. All of which they offer to confirm. The 11th of March anno 1644, in Fort Amsterdam, New Netherland.

La Montagne
Phi ]lipe X de Remier
Cornelis van Tienhoven
The italicized words were added in the margin.
Peter Caesar Alberto.


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.