Bond of Thomas Hall to Willem de Key

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I, the undersigned, Tomas Hal, acknowledge that I am well and truly indebted to Mr. Willem de Key in the sum of four hundred Carolus guilders for moneys loaned and disbursed, which sum I promise faithfully to tender and pay to the above named Mr. de Key, free of costs and charges, on the last of May next in good, whole, merchantable beaver skins at eight guilders apiece; he, Tomas Hal, offering as security, in case he should fail to pay, a note payable by Cornelis Maessen, residing in Renselaerwyc, dated the 21st of November anno 1646. Furthermore, the above mentioned Tomas Hal specially binds and mortgages all his other property, movable and immovable, present and future, submitting to that end to all courts and judges. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 14th of August anno 1647.

Tomas Hall
The bond is canceled in the record.


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.