Copy of a note from Arent Corsen Stam to Augustyn Herrman

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I, the undersigned, hereby promise that I shall pay to Augustyn Herman in good sewant as soon as I return with Frederick Lubbersz from this voyage to the north the sum of thirty-one and a half guilders, I say ƒ31½, for passage[1] from Holland hither, and in witness that I intend to keep this my promise as a man of honor, I have subscribed and signed this note with my own hand. Done at the Manhatans, the 2nd of September 1644, in New Netherland. Was signed: Arent Corsen Stam.

Cornelis van Tienhoven
De vracht, literally, the freight.


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.