Declaration of Annetje Ruys and Lyntje Kuyter that Arnoldus van Hardenbergh gave Gysbert Abrahamsen money to pay his board

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We, the undersigned, Annetie Buys, wife of Jan Snediger, 45 years of age, and Lyntie Cuyters, wife of Jochom Pietersz Kuyter, 40 years of age, in the presence of the undersigned councilors, at the request of Mr. Arnoldus van Hardenberch, attest, testify and declare, in place and with promise of a solemn oath if need be and required, that it is true and truthful that Mr. Arnoldus van Hardenberch advanced here to Gysbert Abramsz from Aspere,[1] or Nieuvelt, in cash, the sum of three hundred and twenty Carolus guilders for his board bill, as the landlord dunned him and would no longer board him unless he paid; for which sum he drew two bills of exchange, dated the 28th of April 1649, on his guardians residing at Leyden, named Silvester Swanenborch and Willem Lodewycks, on the condition that if the aforesaid guardians should not pay the aforesaid sum in full, he would tender and pay the same with the interest thereon, binding there.for his person and property, etc. All of which we, the deponents, declare to be true and truthful, offering if required to confirm it on oath. Done at Manhatans, this 19th of August 1649, in New Netherland.

La Montagne
Annetie Ruys
Brian Newton
Leyntie Cuyter


Asperen, a small city in the province of Zuid-Holland, Netherlands


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.