Note of Pieter Eversen in favor of Willem de Key

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I, the undersigned, Piter Eversen from Stavoren, having sailed as trumpeter in the year 1638, in the yacht Neptunes, acknowledge that I have received from Mr. Willem de Key in diversee goods needed by me the sum of one hundred and fifty-one guilders, eleven stivers, six pennies, which sum of ƒ151.11.6 I request the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, to be pleased to pay to the worthy Willem de Key above mentioned, or his agent, in deduction of the monthly wages due me, which shall avail their honors as good payment. In witness of the truth this was signed with this sort of mark X, near which was written: The mark of Piter Eversz; Jacob Loper and Piter Hendricksz, as witnesses.

Laurens van Heusden
Gysbert Opdyc
Laurens van Heusden
Gysbert ope Dyck


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.