Deposition of Andries Lucassen and others that in the fall of 1647 they sailed with Govert Loockermans along the north coast from New Amsterdam and that during said voyage Loockermans did not sell any arms or ammunition to the Indians

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Andries Luycassen, aged 53 years, Cornelis Mauritz Bout, aged 33 years, and Jan Jansen from St. Obyn, aged 27 years, who at the request of Mr. Govert Loockmans attest, testify and declare, in place and with promise of an oath if necessary, that it is true and truthful that in the months of October and November, etc., Anno 1647, they sailed with Govert Loocmans and his bark along the north coast from New Amsterdam to Pakeketock, Crommegou and New Haven, during which voyage aforesaid they neither saw nor heard, nor even knew, that Govert Loockemans himself, or any of his crew, directly or indirectly traded or bartered with the Indians there or elsewhere any powder, lead, or guns, except that he, Loockmans, made a present of about one pound of powder to the chief Rochbou in the Crommegou and purchased two geese in the Crommegou and half a deer at Pakatoc with powder, without having given to or exchanged with the Indians anything else to our knowledge. The deponents declare this to be true and offer to confirm this by oath if necessary and required. Thus done the 28th of September A°. 1648, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Andries Luycasz
Caornelys Morrsen Boudt
Jan Jansz van St. Obyn
Co. 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.