Receipt by skipper Jan Jansen Bosgaert for money to be paid in Holland

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In the presence of us, the undersigned, Marinus Lucassen has opened a certain package of money, given to him at Fort Orange by Abraham [      ],[1] carpenter, to be delivered to skipper Jan Jansen Bosschardt, in order to be by him handed, according to the address, to Janneken Barents, the widow of Master Jan Hartmen, on Elant street, in the sign of ] "De Barbiers," at Amsterdam. It was marked X and therein was found the following specie:

7 gold guilders ] at 28 stivers   fi. 9:16  
1 and 2 half ducatons at 63 st.   6: 6  
1¼ at 50 st.  3: 2½ 
145 at 6 st.  43:10 
2 at 4 st.  -: 8 
6 at 2 st.  -: 12 
1 bad shilling  1: 6 
Total fl. 64: 0½  

The receipt of which sum of fl. 64: 0½ from the hands of the said Marinus Lucassen, in the above mentioned specie, I, Jan Janssz Bosschaerd, acknowledge and I promise, if God grant me a safe voyage, to hand the same to the widow of Master Jan Hartman, residing at Amsterdam, on Elant street, in “De Barbiers." Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 1st of June anno 1655.

Jan Jansz Bosgaert
Cornelis Steenwyck
Cornelis van Ruyven


Name left blank. Perhaps intended for Abraham Vosburgh.


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.