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Declaration of J. Wilcox that he was present when I. Allerton executed a receipt for a payment by R. Cocxsel

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Jan Wilcocx, 33 years of age, at the request of Isaack Allerton, attests, testifies and declares, in place and with promise of an oath if necessary, that it is true and truthful that he, the deponent, was present at Elsburgh[1] when Isaac Allerton executed a receipt whereby he acknowledged having been paid by Robbert Cocxsel what he individually owed to the above named Allerton. He offers to confirm the same on oath. Date the 7th of August anno 1647, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Jan Wilcock
Probably referring to Elsenburgh, alias Salem, N.J. See Doc. Rel. Col. Hist. N.Y., 12:610.

References

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.