Counter bond by John Wilcox

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I, Jan Wilcocx, bind myself as surety for Willem Tomassen, master of the Valckenier, who has become surety for me to Mr. Smith in the sum of eighty-five guilders claimed by Mr. Allerton; and In case Allerton obtain judgment for the said eighty-five guilders and the same are paid by said Smith, who shall then seek to recover them from Willem Tomassen, then, when Willem Tomassen, shall have paid said Smith, I, Wilcocx, promise to repay the said money free of costs and charges to Willem Tomasz, without contradiction, binding therefor all my property, movable and immovable, present and future, submitting the same to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the l4th of August anno 1647.

Jan Wilcocx
Richard Smith
Jacob H. Kip
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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.