Assignment by Sergeant Gerrit Douman to Govert Loockermans of Jacob Naviere's account against the West India Company

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I, Gerrit Douman, sergeant, have by assignment made over and transferred to Mr. Govert Loockmans the account of wages ] earned by Jacob Naviere of the honorable West India Company, amounting to the sum of six hundred and seven guilders, eight stivers, twelve pennies, which account I have here ceded to him for four hundred and fifty guilders, which he, Mr. Loockermans, has paid me here. It is therefore expressly stipulated and agreed that in case the said account be not satisfied and paid in full by the honorable directors of the West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam he, Gerrit Douman, promises to return and repay to the aforesaid Mr. Loockermans here in New Netherland the sum of four hundred and fifty guilders disbursed by him, with the interest computed at ten per cent per annum, free of costs and charges, without exception, the money being advanced in cash on that condition. For the performance and greater security hereof the aforesaid Gerrit Douman binds his person and property, movable and immovable, present and future, submitting the same to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. In testimony whereof this is signed by Gerrit Douman in the presence of Jacob Hendricksen Kip my clerk, and [      ], witnesses hereto invited, the 2nd of August anno 1647, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Gerrit Doman
Jacob H. Kip


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.