Bond of Thomas Adams and Edward Bushell to Isaac Allerton

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A°. 1654, June 9, N. Amst.

Before me, Cornelis van Ruyven, appointed secretary in New Netherland in the service of the Chartered West India Company, and before the undersigned witnesses appeared the worthy Tomas Adams and Eduart Buschel, residing at Haccomacco in Virginia, who declared that Mr. Isaacq Allerton had offered himself as their surety for the delivery here at the Manhatans of 3000 lbs, Holland weight, of good, deliverable and merchantable tobacco, or otherwise, in the place thereof, of one thousand Carolus guilders at 20 stivers apiece, as appears by the accompanying bond; for which reason they, the appearers, are ready to give him, Allerton, all guaranty and security which he may demand of them and is possible. Therefore, they, Tomas Adams and Eduart Bushel, jointly and severally as principal promise (in case, which God forbid, and they hope not, that they should fail to pay the above mentioned sum at the proper time and he, Allerton, should therefore be called upon to tender and pay the said sum) to tender and pay the said sum or the value thereof to Mr. Isaacq Allerton or his agent in the month of December next ensuing, free, without loss or damage, at Haccomacco, in good, deliverable and merchantable tobacco in casks, at 2 stivers a pound. For which they, the appearers, each of them separately, bind their persons and estates, present and future, rights and credits, without any exception, submitting the same to the control of all courts and judges, all without fraud or deceit. Thus done in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland, this 9th day of June A° 1654.

Tho. Adams
Edward Bushell
Laurens van Ruyven
Cor: van Ruyven


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.