Note of Jan Jansen from Rotterdam to Hendrick Jansen, smith, for board, with power of attorney to collect the amount at Amsterdam

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Jan Jansz from Rotterdam, cooper, who in the presence of the subscribing witnesses acknowledges that he is well and truly indebted to Hendrick Jansen, smith, in the sum of one hundred and eight guilders, five stivers, for board received at the house of Hendrick Jansz; which aforesaid sum the above named Hendrick Jansen, or his order, may ask, demand and receive, with power to substitute some one else to do so, at Amsterdam on Calver street, at “The Three Peddlars” (the name of the person residing at “the Three Peddlars” being unknown to the appearer). The above named Jan Jansen likewise promises, in case the money at Amsterdam in the said “Three Peddlars” has been collected by his wife and therefore is no longer due, that he, Jan Jansen, will pay and tender the same free of costs and charges, without exception, submitting to this end to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. Thus done in the presence of Jacob Kip and ] [      ], as witnesses hereto invited, who have signed the original record with Jan Jansz, the 2nd of August anno 1647, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Jan Jansen
Jacob H. Kip
David Provoost


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.