Note from Pietertje Jans, wife of Claes Jansen Ruyter, in favor of Isbrant Dircksen Goethart for merchandise

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Pietertje Jans, wife of Claes Jansen Ruyter, who acknowledges that she is well and truly indebted to Isbrant Dircksen Goethart, or the rightful bearer hereof, in the sum of one hundred and fifty-eight guilders, arising from the purchase of merchandise which she, Pitertje Jans, acknowledges that before the execution hereof she received into her hands and possession from the aforesaid Isbrant Dircksz Goethart. Wherefore she hereby promises to pay the aforesaid sum to the aforesaid Goethardt or his order in good, whole, merchantable beavers, on demand, as soon as Claes Jansen, the aforesaid Pitertjen’s husband, shall have returned home, and that free of costs and charges, without any exception, confessing judgment now and forever. In witness and token of the truth this is signed by Pitertje Jans, wife of Claes Jansen Ruyter, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, the 15th of September anno 1646, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Pitertje Jans
Cornelis van Tienhoven


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.