Protest of the attorney of I.D. Goethart to the curators of the estate of the late S. Tonissen for non-payment of a bond, and an answer thereto

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I, Jan Laurensen Appel, attorney of Isbrant Dircksz Goethart, inform and serve notice on you, Mr. Arnoldus van Hardenbergh, Piter Bruynsen and Piter Jacobsz Marius, appointed curators of the estate left by the late Seger Tonisz in this country, that the said Isbrant Dircksen has handed me, Jan Laurensen, a bond of Seger Tonissen, written and signed by himself, dated the 16th of September 1646, amounting to the sum of nineteen hundred guilders; also a note of the aforesaid Seger Tonisz wherein he promises to pay in addition to the above mentioned sum twenty guilders monthly as interest of the whole sum. And whereas I have repeatedly applied to you for payment in this country out of the said estate, the more so as the debt was contracted here, so that in my opinion it is but just that the above mentioned bond should be promptly satisfied and paid, therefore I request and desire that you be pleased to pay the above mentioned nineteen hundred guilders with the interest thereon; or, in default thereof, I protest against loss and damage already suffered or which hereafter may be caused or suffered by your refusal.

Jan Louresen Appel

The curators above mentioned, appearing at my, the secretary’s, office, give for answer that they are following the order of the director and council and request copy. Thus done in the presence of Piter Jans Cool and Hendrick Jansz Backer, as witnesses, this l4th of August anno 1647, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Pieter Janssen Cool
Heindrick Jansen Backer
Cornelis van Tienhoven


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.