Contract of Carel Staets to serve Hendrick Pietersen alias Kint in Water for one year

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I, Carel Staets, of Amsterdam, acknowledge that I have of my own free will hired myself to Hendrick Pietersen, Kint int Water, for the term of one year, on condition of receiving therefor, in addition to board, six guilders a month and besides that, when the year expires, one pair of stockings and one pair of shoes. In token of the truth, this is signed by Carel Staets and Hendrick Pietersz. Done in Fort Amsterdam, New Netherland, the 22d of March 1644.

Carel Staets


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.