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Bonds of Jan Lourensen Appel, Adriaen Keyser, Jacob Jansen Schermerhoorn, and Oloff Stevensen van Cortlandt as security for certain goods shipped in the Bonte Koe

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Appeared (as before) Jan Lourensen Appel, who declared under renunciation of the beneficium, the effect whereof he understands, that he becomes surety as principal for the goods and merchandise which Jacob Jansen Schermerhoorn has shipped on board the ship De Bonte Coe, to restore or pay for the same, in case the honorable director general and council here have any claim thereon, and promises to save the director and council from all loss, binding his person and property without any exception for the payment thereof In testimony whereof I have signed these, this 13th of June A° 1651, New Amsterdam.

Jan Louresen Appel
Jacob Kip

Appeared (as before) Adriaen Keyser, who declared, under renunciation of the beneficium, the effect whereof he understands, that he becomes surety as principal for the restitution or payment of all such goods and merchandise as his brother Johannes Keyser has shipped on board the ship De Bonte Coe, in case the director general and council here have any claim thereon, and promises to save the director and council from all loss, binding therefor his person and property, without any exception, under submission to all courts, tribunals and judges. In testimony whereof this is signed by the appearer, this 13th of June 1651, New Amsterdam.

A. Keyser

Appeared (as before) Jacob Jansen Schermerhoorn, who declared, under renunciation of the beneficium, the effect whereof he understands, that he becomes surety as principal for the restitution or payment of all such goods and merchandise as Gerrit Jansen Kuyper has shipped on board the ship De Bonte Coe ] , in case the honorable director general and council here have any claim thereon, and promises to save the director and council from all loss, binding therefor his person and property without any exception, under subjection to all courts In testimony whereof I have signed these, this 14th of June A° 1651, New Amsterdam.

Jacob Schermerhooren

Appeared (as before) Mr. Olof Stevensen, an inhabitant here, who declared, under renunciation of the beneficium, the effect whereof he understands, that he becomes surety as principal for the restitution or payment of all such goods and merchandise as Johannes Gillisen Verbrugge has shipped in the ship De Bonte Coe in case the director general and council here have any claim thereon, and promises to save the director and council from all loss, binding therefor his person and property, without any exception, under subjection to all courts and judges In testimony whereof I have signed these, this 14th of June A°. 1651, New Amsterdam.

Oloff Stevensen

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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.