Inventory of the ship and tackle of the Shark

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We, the undersigned, attest and declare on [      ] truth that we have seen today [      ] above-written inventory of the ship, de Hay, being an old and leaky flyboat, of which two copies were made; the one deposited with the lieutenant of the aforesaid ship and the other with the fiscal, Cornelis van Thienhooven, in whose presence this was recorded by order of the honorable director-general and high council of New Netherland. He further declares that nothing else was found or unloaded than what has been recorded. The document was signed by us at the request of the fiscal on 22 October 1654, aboard the aforesaid ship lying in the roadstead before Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland; and was signed: Bartel Jansz Constapel, Carel van Brugge, Barent Arentsz, Symen van der Straeten; below was written: Before me; and was signed: Cornelis van Thienhooven.

We, the undersigned, Thomas Willeth, Paulus Leendersz van der Grift, Oloff Stevensz, Pieter Schaeffbanck attest and declare at the request of the fiscal, Cornelis van Thienhooven, that we were asked to observe the receipt, weighing and delivery of the goods from the ship, de Hay; also, that Lieutenant Swen Huygen was asked many times to observe the receipt and weighing of the flour and other goods. Therefore, the aforesaid Lieutenant Swen Huygen declared in our presence that


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.