Declaration of Andries Jonckbloet respecting a calf found by him in the woods

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Before me, Cornelis van Ruyven, appointed secretary in New Netherland in the service of the General Chartered West India Company, appeared Andries Jonghbloet from Sutphen, aged about 21 years, who at the request of Mr. Cor. Steenwyck declared that it is true that being at one time in the woods behind the house of Frerick Lubbersz he found a heifer calf, the offspring of one of the cows, called Long Tail, which the said Co. Steenwyck has pastured there with Claes Jansen Ruyter, said calf ] being very weak? ] He, the deponent, further declares that he told Frerick Lubbertsen about it, as he passed him with the said calf, which the deponent, if necessary and requested to do so, promises to confirm by oath. Done at New Amsterdam, this day the 16th of June A°. 1654.

Andrijs Jonckbloet


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.