Agreement of Hendrick Jansen and Pieter Jansen Cool to deliver furs in Holland

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Ditto, the 11th of August Anno 1647

I, Hendrick Jansz, and Pieter Jansz Cool take home with us a small case of beavers, No.8, containing 50 beavers and 4 otters, and also 20 beavers which are in our case, No.7, and we ] promise to deliver them into the hands of Maery Symons, the mother of Claes Calesz Bordeingh, if God grant us a safe voyage. The duty is paid and whatever additional charges there will be on them the receiver must pay. Was signed: Hendrick Jansz Bakcer and Pieter Jansz Kool.

After collation this is found to agree with the original by me, Jacob Kip, clerk, in the absence of the secretary, this 17th of August 1649, in New Netherland, on the island of Manhatans.


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.