Inventory of goods saved out of Jan de Caper's ship

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Extract from the Protocol[1]

Inventory of the peltries which were salvaged from Jan de Kaper's yacht, that was lost, and were sold to the highest bidder, namely.- Mr. Hendrick Cousturier; as follows:

15 whole beavers at 20 guilders apiece   f300 
14 small beavers at 15 guilders apiece  f210 
6 otters and 12 lynx and 7 common otters 3 foxes, 1 wolf, one last of beaver and 4 half beavers altogether for  f200 
For sewant ninty two guilders  f 92 
amounts to the sum of  f802 

Mr. Hendrick Cousturier shall pay this to Harmanes Freedricks,

13 ells of duffel at 12 guilders the ell, comes to  f156 
For one gesp [2] gunpowder and one knife, together  f 6 
To Harmen Cornelisz 2 and 3/4 ells duffel at 12 guilders the ell, amounts to  f 32 

which they gave to the Indians as a gift for the aforementioned goods that they obtained.

Done at New Castel
The 30th of March Anno 1671
Agrees with the Protocol

Matt: De Ringh

Endorsed: ] An Inventory of the Peltry etc. saved out of Jan de Capres sloope 1670[3]


Other translation in ECM;544.
A 17th century Dutch word for a measure formed by holding two cupped hands together.
i.e., 1671 new style. This endorsement is in English with the old style date while the above account and certification is in Dutch with the new style date.


Translation: Gehring, C. trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vols. 20-21, Delaware Papers: English Period, 1664-1682 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1981).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.