Agreement between Antony Crol and Philip Jansen regarding their trading with certain goods for joint account

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We, the undersigned, Antony Crol and Philip Jansen,1 have as good comrades in the presence of the subscribing witnesses agreed in the following manner:

First, Philip Jansen acknowledges that he has in his hands the following capital stock belonging jointly to him, Crol, and Philip Jansen, each owning ] the just half, whereof Philip Jansen promises to render a true account to the above mentioned Crol, or his order, to wit: 1460 lb of sugar, with the boxes, ƒ490; debts collectable ƒ421 in sewant; 33 whole beavers; seven pots of syrup.

Antony Crol takes with him to Holland two hundred and fifty-five whole beavers, one hundred and thirty-one half-beavers, and fifty-two thirds, which beavers also belong to Philip Jansen in partnership, and Antony Crol remains bound to render an account of his administration.

It is expressly stipulated that each of the partners must bear his own expenses of everything as far as he is personally concerned, without being at liberty to charge them to the other’s account.

In witness whereof this is signed by them in the record and two copies of like tenor are made hereof, the 17th of October 1646, New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Philip Jansen
Antoni Crol
Philip Jansen Ringo, see [150h].


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.