Bond of Dirck Claessen Boot to Willem Teller for the payment of 204 guilders for board

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I, the undersigned, Dirck Clasen Boot, from Munnekedam, hereby acknowledge for myself, my heirs and successors, that I am well and truly indebted to Willem Tailler, residing in Renselaer’s colony, in the sum of two hundred and four Carolus guilders for board, which above mentioned sum I, Dirck Clasen, promise to pay to the aforesaid Willem Taller, or his order, within one year from date or, if I should not return within the year from my voyage to the West Indies on the frigate La Garce, I shall have another year’s time, and if it happen that I, Dirck Clasen, return here within the time afore mentioned I shall then be bound faithfully to tender and pay the aforesaid sum and, if the said Dirck Clasen should die on this his proposed voyage, the most readily available goods and effects which he, Dirck Clasen, shall leave in the fatherland shall be the said Willem Tailler’s, or his order’s, security. For further security and fulfillment hereof, Dirck Clasen binds his person and property, movable and immovable, present and future, none excepted, thereto submitting to all courts. In testimony whereof this is signed by Dirck Clasen and witnesses the 24th of October anno 1646, New Netherland.

Dirck Claesen Boot
Jacob H. Kip
Cornelis van Tienhouen


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.