Draft of bond of the joint owners of the La Garce for the settlement of claims which arising from the capture of the De Hoop

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We, the undersigned, joint owners of the frigate LaGarce, whereof Willem Blauevelt is captain, offer ourselves as sureties for such costs, damages and claims as may hereafter be presented by anyone in the world on account of the bark called De Hoop and her lading (with the exception of all the hides), captured by the said Blauvelt on the 30th of January A° 1648, and on the 2d of July last sent up by said Blauvelt in charge of Dirck Claes and Hendrick Patervaer. We bind to that end all our property, movable and immovable, present and future, submitting the same to all lords, courts and judges, waiving all exceptions, pleas and defenses contrary hereto. Done at Manhatans, in Fort Amsterdam, New Netherland.[1]


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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.