Bond of Maerten Aertsen in favor of Govert Aertsen

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Marten Arensen, who acknowledges that he is well and truly indebted to Govert Aertsen or his order in the sum of two hundred and forty-five guilders, two stivers, for money loaned and advanced, of which the appearer acknowledges the receipt in full before the execution hereof; wherefore he, Marten Arentsen, promises to pay the sum above mentioned free of costs and charges next April, and in case the appearer does not pay it in beavers at the aforesaid time he shall be bound to pay the said principal sum with the interest thereof in Holland. For the fulfillment hereof Marten Arentsen binds his person and property, movable and immovable, present and future, submitting the same to the jurisdiction of all courts. In testimony whereof this is signed by Marten Arentsen and the witnesses hereto invited, the 9th of November anno 1646, in New Amsterdam.

Maerten Aersoon


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.