Deposition of Dirck Dircksen and Pieter Cornelissen respecting some tobacco on board the ship Jonge Prins van Denemarcken

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We, the undersigned, Dirck Dircksen and Piter Cornelissen from Cadoelen, gunner of the ship De Jonge Prins van Deenmarcken, at the request of Mr. Tielman Willekens, attest, testify and declare, in place and with promise of a solemn oath if need be, that it is true that they, the deponents, sailing on board the said ship to the island of Barbadoes, assisted in loading said ship and, while loading, saw that there were some rolls of tobacco belonging to the freemen sailing in said ship which were rotten and damaged, and which were not merchantable, that is to say, in good condition. The deponents declare this to be true and truthful. Thus done the 6th of February A° 1649, in New Amsterdam.

Dierck Diercksen
Pieter Cornelusz
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.