Draft of Arent van Curler on the owners of the het Wapen van Rensselaerswyck in favor of Jan Jansen Damen

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I, the undersigned, Arunt van Curler, hereby acknowledge that I am indebted to Jan Jansen Damen, or bearer, on account of the ship ’t Wapen van Renselaerswyck [1] in the sum of one hundred and fifty-nine guilders for one fat ox and one fat hog delivered for the use of the above mentioned ship; which aforesaid sum of one hundred and fifty-nine guilders I, Arent van Curlaer, request the owners of the said ship to be pleased to pay to Jan Damen or his order. Done the 19th of October anno 1644, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Arendt Van Curler
Arent van Curler sailed for Holland on this ship shortly after having married the widow of Jonas Bronck; see Van Rensselaer Bowier MSS., pp. 717, note, and 818.


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.