Account of John Porter

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[1]Laus Deo A°. 1643, on the Island of Curacao
Jan Porter, from Lester, soldier
March 12 To 6 ells of canvas @ 15 stivers fl. 4:10
To 2 shirts 5:
To 1 pair of Iceland stockings 0:15
August 8 To 6 ells of linen, to wit, canvas 4:10
Ult. Dec. To 2 pairs of shoes 4: 4
To 1 shirt 2:14
To himself to balance this account 272:15
Total fl. 294: 8

Laus Deo A°. 1643, on the island of Curacao
Jan Porter ] Credit
January[2] By balance of account A°. 1642 fl. 270: 8
March By the Hon. Directors for 3 months' wages
@ fl.8 per month, earned from ult. Dec.
1642 to date, when he became a freeman 24:
fl. 294: 8

J. Bodenborch
Carel van Brugge
Tick Collen


A copy of this account appears at the bottom of the preceding

account of Francis Browne.

Written: Jan wary, which in the Calendar has been given as the

name of a soldier, John Wary.


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 3, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1648-1660 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.