Articles of partnership between Arent Jansen van Vlieringen and Corporal Gerrit Hendricksen

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This day, date underwritten, before me, Cornelis van Ruyven, appointed secretary in New Netherland in the service of the General Chartered West India Company, appeared the worthy Arent Jansen van Vlieringen, provost-marshal, and Gerrit Hendricksen, corporal, who declared that they had mutually agreed and covenanted in an amicable and friendly manner as follows, to wit: That the goods, wares or merchandise which shall be sent or consigned hither by the ship Bonte Koe to Arent Jansen aforesaid by his father or anyone else shall be brought to the house of Gerrit Hendricksen aforesaid, which goods, wares or merchandise of whatever kind they may be shall be sold and disposed of for the profit of both and the proceeds to be derived therefrom, to wit, the capital as well as the profit, shall be apportioned and divided half and half, when all contracts or other agreements which Arent Jansen and Gerrit Hendricksen have made to this date shall thereby be cancelled and accounted as fulfilled, and all claims which Gerrit Hendricksen aforesaid had against the said Arent Jansen to the date hereof shall be extinct and void. For all of which the parties bind their persons and properties, without any exception; all in good faith, without fraud or deceit.Done in Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 12th of July anno 1655.

Gerret Hendrick Korperlaer
Arendt Jansz van Vlierengen
Cornelis van Ruyven


Intended for Korporael, or corporal.


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.