Receipt of Augustin Herrmans and Laurens Cornelissen, agents for Pieter Gabri and sons and Coenraet Coymans, for moneys paid them by Director Kieft

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven ], secretary of New Netherland, appeared Augustin ] Harmans and Laurens Cornelisz[1], attorneys of Messrs,. Pieter ] Gabry and sons and Coenraet Coeymans, merchants in Amsterdam, who acknowledged in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, that they had received to their full satisfaction and content from the honorable Willem Kieft, director general for the honorable West India Company in New Netherland, the sum of two thousand six hundred and twenty-two guilders, nine stivers, in beaver at eight guilders each, in payment of a bill of exchange dated the 3d of November 1643 drawn by the above mentioned Mr. Kieft in favor of Messrs. Piter Gabry and sons and Coenraet Coymans above mentioned, on the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, which bill of exchange was not accepted by the above mentioned gentlemen, and was therefore returned protested. He, Augustyn Harmans ], and Laurens Cornelisz[1], attorneys of their principals above mentioned, promise that they will nevermore demand payment of or trouble the above mentioned Mr. Kieft or his successors in the matter aforesaid, much less permit others to do so, either directly or indirectly, in or out of court, in any manner or under any claim or pretext whatsoever; they, the appearers, binding therefor their persons and properties, movable and immovable, present and future, and submitting them all or the choice thereof to the control of all courts and judges. In witness whereof this is signed by Augustyn Harmans and Laurens Cornelissen and the witnesses hereto invited. Done the 29th of June A°. 1644, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Augustin Herrmans
Louweris Cornelisz


The words: and Laurens Cornelisz are inserted in the margin.
The words: and Laurens Cornelisz are inserted in the margin.


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.