Indenture of apprenticeship of Cornelis Jansen from Rotterdam to Evert Duyckingh, to learn the glazier's trade

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Evert Duyckingh engages Cornelis Jansen from Rotterdam as an apprentice for the term of eight consecutive years, commencing on the first of Mar A°. 1649 and ending on the first of May A°. 1657, during which time the above mentioned Evert Duyckingh is bound to bring up the said Cornelis Jansen and to provide him with food, drink, necessary clothing,lodging, washing, etc.; also, to teach him the trade of a glazier or such other ] trade as Evert can and to have him taught reading and writing. The guardians must pay the school money. During the aforesaid time the said boy must remain in the service of Evert Duykingh and show him proper respect, as an apprentice is bound to exhibit toward his master. Thus done and signed the 6th of October A° 1648, in New Amsterdam.

Everdt Duickinck
Jan Jansz Damen
Oloff Stevensz
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.