Declaration of Arent Corssen that Cornelis Groessen, supercargo of the Maecht van Enckhuysen, had complained to him of ill treatment by the pilot of said vessel

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Arent Corssen ] of Amsterdam, aged about 30 years, who at the request of Laurens Cornelissen attests, testifies and declares, in place and with promise of an oath if need be and thereto requested, that it is true that the supercargo, named Cornelis Groesz, divers times told the deponent at the Texel, in England, and on the voyage thence, that the pilot[1] of Laurens Cornelisz had treated him, the supercargo, ill. Also that he, the supercargo, said: "Before I will go again with the pilot, I had rather go ashore from the ship than to be so ill-treated as I have been by the pilot; unless some change for the better take place." Done the 1st of July A°. 1644, in New Netherland.

Arent Corssen


Jacob Egbertsen, pilot of the Maecht van Enckhuysen; see [117b].


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.