Bill of sale from Govert Aertsen to Jacob Wolphertsen van Couwenhoven of the yacht De Liefde

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I, Govert Aertsen, have sold and delivered to Jacob Wolphersz a yacht commanded by me, named De Liefde, which yacht I deliver and transfer free from any lien or claim on or to the same. I also acknowledge that before the execution hereof I have been satisfied and paid the purchase money, the first penny with the last. I promise nevermore to trouble the said Jacob Wolphersen on that account and to free him from any claim which any one may make to the said yacht. Thus done and signed the 3d of September A°. 1648, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Goouert Aertsen
Govert Loockermans
Jacob Kip


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.