Bond of Director Stuyvesant to the merchants of Amsterdam for 12,000 guilders

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Appeared before us, the underwritten councillors of New Netherland, the honorable, noble and valiant director-general of New Netherland who declared to have mortgaged and pledged, as he hereby mortgages and pledges with our knowledge to Messrs. Left blank.  ], merchants in Amsterdam, either jointly or individually, all his movable and immovable property which he now owns or may hereafter come to possess, by whatever name it may be called, to wit, farms, lands, buildings, rents and salaries, to the amount of 12,000 guilders, until the first penny with the last of the capital and interest is repaid to the aforesaid gentlemen and merchants or their order, on the condition that the aforesaid merchants shall send by the first opportunity, covered by insurance, of which his honor offers to pay the premium, the sum of 12,000 guilders, as above, in specie, either shillings or double stivers. 16 September 1652.

Brian Newton
P. Stuyvesant
La Montaigne


Translation: Gehring, C., trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 5, Council Minutes, 1652-1654 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1983).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.