Note of Pieter Hendricksen in favor of Willem de Key

Scanned Document:


I, the undersigned, Pieter Hendricxsz, ensign, from Denmark, who sailed as a soldier in the year 1639 in the yacht De Liefde, acknowledge having received from Mr. Willem de Key diversee goods needed by me, amounting to the sum of one hundred and twelve guilders, nineteen stivers; which sum of ƒ112.19 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 aforesaid, or his agent, in deduction of the monthly wages due me, which shall avail their honors as good payment. In witness of the truth, I have signed this with my own hand. Done at Curaçao, in Fort Amsterdam, this 29th of September anno 1646. Was signed: Piter Hendricxsz. As witnesses: Jacob Loper and Carel van Bruggen.

Laurens van Heusden
Gysbert Opdyc
Laurens van Heusden
Gysbert op 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.