Affidavit of Johannes de Peyster and others as to iron imported from Boston by David Provoost

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We, the undersigned, attest, testify and declare at the request of Mr. Davidt Provoost that it is true and truthful that it is known to us that the said Mr. Provoost brought some iron from Boston, of which twenty-five bars, one with another, were found to weigh eight hundred and ninety-seven pounds, in the cellar of Mr. Loockemans. All of which we, the deponents, declare to be true and truthful, offering if necessary to verify the same on oath. Done this 17th of July 1649, New Amsterdam.

Johannes de Peyster
Dierck Diercksen
Egbert Gersen


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.