Articles of copartnership between Augustyn Herrman and Captain Blauwvelt in the privateer La Garce

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We, the undersigned, acknowledge that we have agreed and contracted to invest on profit and loss in the frigate La Garce the sum of seventeen hundred and seventy-three guilders, of which Mr. Augustyn invests a just sixth part[1] in the name of Willem Aelbertsen Blauvelt, who acknowledges that he has received the aforesaid sum from Augustyn Heerman and promises, if God the Lord grant him, Captain Willem Albertsen, one or more prizes, whether large or small, during the voyage, to deliver to the aforesaid Mr. Augustyn or his order a just sixth part of the captured goods out of his one-eighth share. And if it happen, which God forbid, that the bark be lost, the aforesaid Mr. Augustyn shall have no claim against Captain Blauvelt. Thus done and signed the 4th of December anno 1646, in New Amsterdam.

Augustin Herrman
Wyllem Blawfelt
Cornelis van Tienhoven
The secretary first wrote: a just sixteenth part.


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.