BILL OF LADING for salt loaded at Curaçao for New Netherland

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I, the undersigned, Jan Adriaensen Curl, skipper on the ship De Lieffde, hereby acknowledge to have received at the island of Curaçao in my aforesaid ship, on behalf on the honorable lords-directors of the West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, eighty-one lasten salt, on the condition that a true fourth part of the aforesaid salt or the true value thereof shall be delivered freight-free to the director-general on behalf of the same Company in Nieuw Nederlandt, at the aforesaid chamber, on the terms of the same lord-director, if the Lord God grants me a safe journey; pledging hereto my aforesaid ship with all its appurtenances and also my person and goods, subject to all laws and judges. In acknowledgment of the truth three identical bonds were signed, of which the others are invalid when one has been satisfied.

Curaçao the 4th of February 1660.

Jan Ar[      ]insen Krul


Translation: Gehring, C., trans./ed., Curaçao Papers, 1640-1665 (New Netherland Research Center and the New Netherland Institute: 2011).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.