Bond of Augustyn Herrman as surety for Adriaen van der Donck

Scanned Document:

This day, date underwritten, before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Mr. Augustyn Heerman, who binds himself as surety and principal for Mr. Adriaen van der Donck in the sum of sixty guilders, which are allowed the aforesaid van der Donck by agreement between him and ] Philip Jansen Ringo on account of Antony Crol, being a certain balance due on two masts, on condition that if it can hereafter be proved that the above mentioned Antony Crol paid the said van der ] Donck for the two masts, then the surety above mentioned hereby promises to tender and pay to the aforesaid Philip Jansen the aforesaid sixty guilders, free of costs and charges. In witness whereof this is signed by Mr. Augustyn Herman as surety in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, the 14th of December 1646, in New Amsterdam.

Augustin Herrman
Adriaen van Tienhoven
Jacob Hendricksz Kip
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.