Note of David Davidsen to Jan Snediker

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I, the undersigned, acknowledge that I am indebted to Jan Snediker, shoemaker:

First, for one piece of duffel, 40 ells long; and another, 32 ells long; at 7 quarter-ells for one beaver
Also, for four beavers' worth of axes
Also, 32 pounds' weight of kettles, amounting to 8 beavers
Also, 36 beavers' worth of various goods
Total 89 beavers, payable at the first opportunity in
good beavers, amounting in guilders to the sum of fl.712.
Anno 1649, August 13. Was signed: David Davitsen


I, the undersigned, Abraham Planck, acknowledge that I have received on this account forty-three beavers. Done in Fort Nassau, this 16th of July 1650, on the South River of New Netherland. Was Signed: Abraham Planck. I say 43 beavers.

After collation the above note and the payment
made thereon as aforesaid are found to agree
with the original, signed and dated as above,
by me, the clerk, with Claes van Elslant and Hendrick Gerritsen, as witnesses, at the
Manhatans, this 4th of May anno 1651.

Claes Van Elslant
Hyndrich Gryyers
Jacob Kip


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.