RECEIPT of provisions and materials from Jacob Jansz Huys, skipper of the Nieuw Amstel

Scanned Document:

I, the undersigned Laurens van Ruyven, commissary, hereby acknowledge to have received from Jacob Jansz Huys, skipper on the galiot Nieuwer Amstel, for the account of the Company, the following items:

71  beams 
156  timbers 
27  hogheads  } wheat, altogether 250 skipples 
1000  hoopsticks 
pieces of crooked timber 
14  tuns of bacon as well as meat 
pipes  } peas, altogether 175 skipples 
12  hogsheads 
tuns of meat delivered to De Eyckenboom by skipper Jacob[i]  

The following is for the private account of the honorable lord director-general:

Two barrels of mackerel 
One hogshead of meat  net 420 lb. 
Two tuns of the same, both  net 520 lb 
940 lb. 

In acknowledgment of the truth thereof I have signed this with my own hand on the island of Curaçao in Fort Amsterdam, 8 May 1660.

L. van Ruyven


i.e., Jacob Jansz Huys. It was common for the Dutch to use only the Christian name after a title denoting occupation.


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.