Bond for the performance of the terms of the sailing permit issued to skipper Adriaen Blommert

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Pursuant to the permit dated the 3d of October 1644, granted by the directors of the West India Company, chamber of Amsterdam, to Adriaen Blommert, master of the ship called Prins Mourits, to sail from here direct to New Netherland, which has been read to us and examined by us to our satisfaction; in order ] that he shall observe the contents thereof and comply with all its provisions, we, the undersigned, jointly and severally in solidum become sureties for the principal in case said Adriaen Blommert or any of the sailors or ship's crew under his command should in going or coming from New Netherland wrong or cause damage to the Company or theirs, promising to save and keep harmless the said Company from all claims and demands against all and every person. For the performance of the aforesaid agreement, we the undersigned, bind our persons and properties without any exception, submitting the same to all courts and judges and waiving the beneficium ordinis divisionis et excusionis, acknowledging that we are informed of the effect thereof. In witness whereof this is signed with our own hands, at Amsterdam, the 29th of September 1644. Was signed: Charles Gabry and Mourits Reyersen.


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.