Bonds of Paulus Leendertsen van de Grist and Elbert Eldertsen, Pieter Wolfertsen van Couwenhoven, and Sibout Clasen as security for certain goods shipped in the Bonte Koe

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Before me, Jacob Kip, in the absence of the secretary appointed by the director general and council of New Netherland, appeared the worthy Poulus Leendersen van de ] Grift, an inhabitant here, and Elbert Eldersen, who declared, under renunciation of the beneficium ordinis, divisionis, excussionis, the effect whereof they understand, that they become sureties as principals for the proper administration for the parties interested by Jan Claesen Groen (who has been appointed thereto by the honorable director general), of all such goods and merchandise as belong to Jan Pietersen Wal, who came in the ship t'Hoff van Cleef, and died here in New Netherland on the 12th of this month; binding therefor their persons and properties without any exception under submission to all courts, tribunals and judges. In testimony whereof this is signed in the record by the bondsmen this 15th of June A°. 1651, New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Powelis Lenders van die Grist
Elbert Elldertsen
Jacob Kip
Pieter Wolfersen
Frans Jansen
Pieter Wolfersen
Sybout Clasen
Reynier Stoffelsen
Sibout Clasen


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.