Declaration of Thieleman Willekens that he will abide by the decision of referees if he can justify it to his principals

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Theleman Willekens himself declares that it will afford him great pleasure if the friends appointed thereto by the director general and council will express and declare their opinion and pleasure in the matter in question after an examination and inspection of the goods. Furthermore, he will abide and stand by their decision and award, if he think it possible to justify it to his principals; if not, he appeals to his competent judges according to the charter party and the bills of lading, without evasion, come what will. New Amsterdam, the 10th of February A° 1649.

Thieleman Willekens
Arnoldus van Hardenberch


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.