Certificate that Pieter Rutten, deceased, was indebted to Claes Jansen

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We, the undersigned, at the request of Claes Jansz from Amsterdam, attest, testify and declare on our consciences, in place and with promise of a solemn oath if necessary and required, that the said Claes Jansen in the year 1647, here in New Netherland, advanced and paid to Piter Rutten, sailmaker, the sum of forty guilders, which Piter Butten departed from New Netherland in the Princes, it being expressly promised that he, Piter Butten, or, in case of misfortune, his heirs at Amsterdam, should satisfy and pay the above mentioned sum, the last penny with the first, free of costs and charges, without any exception or contradiction. It was also stipulated that the above mentioned Claes Jansen should not run any risk or hazard of the sea. This the deponents declare to be in fact true, offering to confirm this at all times by oath.The original hereof in the record is signed by Piter Andriesz and Harman Jansen, who are known to me, the secretary, the 28th of August A°. 1648, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Pieter Andriesz
Harman Jansz
Cor. van Tienhoven ]


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.