Resolution of the Amsterdam chamber arranging passage for a soldier's wife

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Tuesday, the 9th of April 1652

Machteltjen Martens, wife of Andries Barentsz who departed last year for New Netherland as a soldier, having received a communication from him to convey herself also over there, petitions, because of lack of funds to be able to complete her voyage over there at her own expense, that she may receive four months salary from the accompanying wage ticket (of which two months are already due). After due deliberation it was resolved to pay the first two months here and have the skipper stand security for the other two, provided that they be paid in New Netherland and entered on her husband's account.


A complete copy of this publication is available on theĀ New Netherland Institute website.