Note of Thomas Hall to John Willcox for the transfer of his servant man, Joris Pentoor

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I, the undersigned, Tomas Hal, acknowledge that I am well and truly indebted to Jan Willekock in the sum of eight pounds sterling, the same being for the transfer of a servant man named Joris Pentoor; which sum the aforesaid Tomas Hal promises to pay, free of costs and charges, to the above mentioned Jan Willekock, or his order, six months after date, one-half in seawan and the other half in grain. For the fulfilment and greater security hereof ] he, Tomas Hal, binds his person and property, movable and immovable, present and future, without any exception, submitting the same to the control of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 18th of September A°. 1644.

Thomas Hall
Jn° Dolling
Adriaen van Tienh.
Cornelis van Tienhoven


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.