Declaration of Willem Breidenbent regarding the opening of certain cases in the warehouse by Pieter van den Bergh

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Willem Bredenbent, deputy schout, who at the request of Willem de Key attests and declares, in place and with promise of an oath if necessary, that Piter vanden Bergh came into the warehouse (packhuys) and said he was authorized by the director to open the cases there containing the duffels, which he, Piter vanden Bergh, did in presence of the deponent. All of which the deponent declares to be true. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 8th of March 1645.

Willem Breidenbent


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.