Declaration of Leendert Arentsen and Barent Jacobsen as to food supplied to Jan Jansen Schepmoes and family on board the Dolphyn in 1638

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[1]Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Leendert Arentsz, aged forty-four years, and Barent Jacobsz, aged thirty-four years, who at the request of Jan Jansz Schepmoes jointly attest, testify and declare, in place and with promise of a solemn oath if necessary and required, that it is true and truthful that they arrived here in the year 1638 in the ship Den Dolphyn, on board of which were then also Jan Schepmoes, his wife and two children, of which children during the voyage one received half rations and the younger, being a sucking babe, never received any ship’s food. All of which they, the deponents, offer to confirm. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 12th of January 1645.

Leendert Arenden
Barent Jacobsz Cool
Cornelis van Tienhoven
[139f] is a canceled bond of Isaac Allerton for 3750 guilders in favor of the owners of the frigate La Garce, dated Jan. 10, 1645, which with the exception of the date and the amount agrees with the bond printed on the next page.


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.