Note of Lucas Rodenborch, director of Curaçao, in favor of Willem de Key

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I, the undersigned, Luycas Rodenborch, provisional director of the Curaçao islands, acknowledge that I am indebted to Mr. Willem de Key in the sum of one hundred and seventy Carolus guilders, which sum of ƒ170 I promise to pay to the aforesaid de Key, or his order, when he shall have returned with the ship from New Netherland, or, in case of my departure, he is to apply for payment of the above to the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam. In witness of the truth I have signed this with my own hand. Done at Curaçao, in Fort Amsterdam, this 1st of October anno 1646. Was signed: L: Rodenborch.

Laurens van Heusden
Gysbert Opdyck
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.