BOND of Dirck Jansen van Oldenborgh securing payment of 150 pieces of eight to Petrus Stuyvesant

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I, the undersigned Dirck Jansen van Oldenborgh, presently the skipper on the ship Den Nieuw Neederlantsen Indiaen, hereby acknowledge to have purchased and received to my satisfaction from the honorable lord vice- director Matthias Beck, on behalf of the honorable Company, one Negress for one hundred and fifty pieces of eight, which I, the undersigned, hereby promise to pay to the honorable lord Petrus Stuyvesant, director-general and councillors in Nieuw Neederlandt in hard currency for the account of the aforesaid Company. In acknowledgment thereof I have hereby executed three identical bonds, of which the others are invalid when one is satisfied, under obligation according to law. Curaçao in Fort Amsterdam, the 21st of July of 1661.

Skipper Dirck Jansen


Document 80 is identical to 79 except for the signature, which is Skinner Dierck Janssen.


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.