Note of Anthony de Hooges in favor the West India Company

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I, Anthony de Hoges, acknowledge that I am well and truly indebted to the West India Company in the sum of seven hundred end eighty-six guilders, thirteen stivers, on account of Maryn Adriaensz, for which reason his account in the Colonists’ Book No. E is closed as paid. I promise to pay the aforesaid sum to the Hon. Director Kieft free of costs and charges, without any exception. All in good faith, without fraud, this is signed by me, de Hoges, the 17th of October anno 1644, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Antony de Hooges


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.