Bond of Arnoldus van Hardenberg as surety for Mr. Richard Smith

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Whereas Kees de boer[1] claims one hundred and sixty guilders from Mr. Wilcocx, or in his absence from Mr. Smith, I, the undersigned, become surety for the aforesaid sum of one hundred and sixty guilders and promise to hold the said Mr. Smith free from all claims. Done at Manhattan, the l4th of August 1647, in New Netherland.

Arnoldus van Hardenberch
Cornelis van Tienhoven
Cornelis, the farmer.


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.