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This series consists of minutes, in Dutch, documenting civil and criminal cases, and executive and legislative matters over which the Council of the Colony of New York had jurisdiction. The minutes constitute a record of such actions as appointments, proclamations, ordinances, charters, and opinions. Included in the records is the Flushing Remonstrance, which was written in 1657 by citizens of Flushing, Queens to protest a decree prohibiting Quakers from worshiping in New Netherland.
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Administrative History

The government of the New Netherland colony was comprised of a director-general assisted by a council and a provincial secretary. This administration carried out executive, legislative, and judicial activities within its jurisdiction.

In 1647, a court of arbitrators, consisting of nine men, was established. This court dealt with increased legal activity in the form of lawsuits, petty squabbles, and other nuisances. The court decided cases referred to it by the council in New Amsterdam; however, its judgments were subject to appeal before the council.

In 1653, when New Amsterdam received its charter as a municipality, the court of arbitrators was replaced by a court schout, burgomasters (chief magistrates), and schepenen (elected officials of municipalities with administrative and judicial authority). The council then served as a court of appeal for New Amsterdam and other jurisdictions and concentrated on executive matters such as making appointments, issuing proclamations, passing ordinances, replying to petitions, and corresponding with governments of neighboring colonies.

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Council minutes document civil and criminal cases, as well as executive and legislative matters over which the Council of the Colony of New York had jurisdiction. The minutes constitute a record of ordinances, orders, judgments, writs of appeal, writs of inhibition, appointments, proclamations, instructions, oaths of office, orders on petitions, protests, powers of attorney, proceedings in appeal, summonses, indictments, interrogations, recommendations, sentences, opinions, notices, resolutions, and charters. The minutes also include executive decisions relating to the defense and prosperity of New Netherland, as well as to private cases brought before the director-general and council on appeal from the court decisions of New Amsterdam.

The council minutes originally constituted volumes 4-10 of the New York Historical Manuscripts in the New York State Library. A highlight of the minutes is the Flushing Remonstrance, which was written in 1657 by citizens of Flushing, Queens to protest a decree prohibiting Quakers from worshiping in New Netherland. The original records are in the Dutch language.

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Series B1872 Photographs of the Flushing Remonstrance, contains related records

Series A1875 Dutch colonial ordinances, contains related records

Series A1877 Writs of appeal, contains related records.

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Translated in: New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, trans. Arnold J. F. Van Laer, ed. Kenneth Scott and Kenn Stryker-Rodda, Vols. 4-5: Council Minutes, 1638-1654 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1974).

Translated in: Council Minutes, 1655-1656, trans. and ed. Charles T. Gehring ("New Netherland Documents Series," Vol. 6) (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1995).

Custodial History

Flushing Remonstrance. This item was removed from the series (Council Minutes: Vol. 8, pp. 626-626) as part of the Freedom Train Exhibit, which traveled the state from January 1949 to February 1950 (L. 1948, Ch. 659).

Religious Freedom for Other People. This item was removed from the series (Council Minutes: Vol. 4, p. 93) as part of the Freedom Train exhibit. During 2000/2001 the item was reintegrated with the rest of the series.

Arbitrary Government Protested. This item was removed from the series (Council Minutes: Vol. 5, p. 160, 162) as part of the Freedom Train exhibit. During 2000/2001 the item was reintegrated with the rest of the series.

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April 8 - 15 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 8-15 April 1638

Appointment of Dr. Johannes La Montagne to be member of the council; Resolution that the cattle on bouwery No. 1, belonging to W. van Twiller shall be at his disposal, but not to be removed from Manhattan island; Appointment of Adriaen Dircksen as pilot and Jan Symensen assistant pilot; Permission to remove cattle from bouweries Nos. 4, 5, 6, but not from Manhattan island. [1638];Order on petition of Jacob Planck, sheriff of Rensselaerswyck, refusing him permission to remove horses thither, as there are no cattle on Manhattan island, except on Van Twiller's bouwery. [1638]

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April 15 - 22 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 15-22 April 1638

Resolution to investigate complaints against the captain of the Dolphin (see Vol. I., p. 3.) [1638];Ordinance against private individuals trading in furs; forbidding any of a ship's crew remaining ashore over night, or other persons visiting ships arriving from sea without permission; enjoining mechanics and laborers to go to work at the regular hours; appointing Thursday in each week for the regular sitting of the court for the trial of civil and criminal cases; and finally warning all against fighting, adultery, mutiny, thieving, false swearing, slander, and other immoralities. [1638] (Page 2).;Ordinance against private individuals trading in furs; forbidding any of a ship's crew remaining ashore over night, or other persons visiting ships arriving from sea without permission; enjoining mechanics and laborers to go to work at the regular hours; appointing Thursday in each week for the regular sitting of the court for the trial of civil and criminal cases; and finally warning all against fighting, adultery, mutiny, thieving, false swearing, slander, and other immoralities. (cont'd) [1638] Order in council permitting Wouter van Twiller to use Red Hook, L. I., until it is required by the company. [1638](Page 3).

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April 29 - May 6 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 29 April - 6 May 1638

Court proceedings. Lesle vs. Newman, defendant again in default. Fiscal vs. Jan Cornelissen; defendant admitted to bail. Anthony Jansen from Salee vs. Hendrick Jansen, for slander. [1638];Court proceedings. Lesle vs. Newman, judgment for plaintiff, and defendant condemned to work for plaintiff according to contract and to pay 25 lbs. of tobacco, or find a substitute. [1638];Court proceedings. Anthony Jansen from Salee vs. H. Jansen; parties recommended to live peaceably as neighbors, and whichever does not, to pay 25 guilders and costs. Fiscal vs. Cornelissen; defendant to pay 25 guilders for the dog he killed, also a fine of 25 guilders and costs. Claes, gunner of ship Herring, vs. Barent Dircksen, for damages for non-performance of a contract to sell a house; judgment for plaintiff, damages three jacobuses ($18). [1638]

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May 6 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 6 May 1638

Court proceedings. Anthony Jansen from Salee vs. H. Jansen; parties recommended to live peaceably as neighbors, and whichever does not, to pay 25 guilders and costs. Fiscal vs. Cornelissen; defendant to pay 25 guilders for the dog he killed, also a fine of 25 guilders and costs. Claes, gunner of ship Herring, vs. Barent Dircksen, for damages for non-performance of a contract to sell a house; judgment for plaintiff, damages three jacobuses ($18). (cont'd) [1638];Protest. Director and council against Peter Minuit for intrusion at the South river (Delaware.) [1638]

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May 17 - 27 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 17-27 May 1638

Ordinance against immoderate drinking and entertaining seamen on shore at night. [1638];Court proceedings. Symon Pos vs. Arent Dircksen, for breach of fishing contract; Jan Damen vs. Lenaert Arentsen, for breach of his son's indentures; judgment for plaintiff, and defendant ordered to send his son back whenever he runs away. Fiscal vs. Jan Schepmoes et al., for violation of the law against entertaining people at night; defendants fined. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Jansen for slander; ordered that defendant prove that he was asleep when the slander was uttered. Fiscal vs. Jan Dircksen for trading in furs; defendant not to leave the Manhattans pending the suit. [1638]

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May 27 - June 7 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 27 May - 7 June 1638

Court proceedings. Symon Pos vs. Arent Dircksen, for breach of fishing contract; Jan Damen vs. Lenaert Arentsen, for breach of his son's indentures; judgment for plaintiff, and defendant ordered to send his son back whenever he runs away. Fiscal vs. Jan Schepmoes et al., for violation of the law against entertaining people at night; defendants fined. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Jansen for slander; ordered that defendant prove that he was asleep when the slander was uttered. Fiscal vs. Jan Dircksen for trading in furs; defendant not to leave the Manhattans pending the suit. (cont'd) [1638];Ordinance against clandestine trade. [1638] (Pages 7-9).;Court proceedings. Cornelis Jacobsen vs. Andries Hudde, in an action of debt, judgment for plaintiff. Jan Damen vs. Lenaert Arentsen, for loss of his son's services; defendant ordered to send the boy back to plaintiff and to perform his contract on pain of being punished for disobedience. Everardus Bogardus vs. Anthony Jansen from Vees, in an action of debt, judgment for plaintiff. Symon Dircksen Pos vs. Barent Dircksen, on a contract; case referred to arbitration. Hillebrant Petersen vs. Symon Pos, for services rendered; judgment for plaintiff. Hendrick Jansen vs. Anthony Jansen from Vees, for slander; plaintiff having produced but one witness, parties are ordered to live in peace as before. [1638] (Page 9).

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June 3 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 3 June 1638

Appointment of Cornelis van Tienhoven to be provincial secretary; Hendrick Pietersen to be master mason; Hendrick Gerritsen, Peter Petersen and Lourens Laurensen, company's servants; Claes van Elsland, commissary; Jan Jansen, gunner in fort Amsterdam; Jan Dircksen, assistant gunner; Tomas Walraven, carpenter; Jacob Stoffelsen, overseer; Jan Petersen, barber at the south; Adriaen Dircksen, assistant commissary at Fort Orange; Dirck Stipel, quartermaster at Fort Orange; Gillis Pietersen, master carpenter; Nicolas Koorn , drill serjeant, and Jurian Rudolff, serjeant. [1638]

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June 3 - 24 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 3-24 June 1638

Appointment of Cornelis van Tienhoven to be provincial secretary; Hendrick Pietersen to be master mason; Hendrick Gerritsen, Peter Petersen and Lourens Laurensen, company's servants; Claes van Elsland, commissary; Jan Jansen, gunner in fort Amsterdam; Jan Dircksen, assistant gunner; Tomas Walraven, carpenter; Jacob Stoffelsen, overseer; Jan Petersen, barber at the south; Adriaen Dircksen, assistant commissary at Fort Orange; Dirck Stipel, quartermaster at Fort Orange; Gillis Pietersen, master carpenter; Nicolas Koorn , drill serjeant, and Jurian Rudolff, serjeant. (cont'd) [1638];Court proceedings. Cors Pietersen vs. Adam Roelantsen, for recovery of his wife's share of her deceased mother's estate; judgment for plaintiff. [1638];Order that Jan Schepmoes entertain no more sailors nor tap wine hereafter on pain of banishment. [1638];Court proceedings. Wolphert Gerritsen vs. Jan Evertsen. Cornelis Lambertsen Cool vs. Cornelis and Jan van Vorst, in an action of debt. [1638];Order granting freemen patents for the lands they are cultivating, on condition that at the end of ten years they pay yearly the tenth of all their crops, and also a couple of capons yearly for house and garden. [1638]

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July 1 - 8 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 1-8 July 1638

Resolution to send the caravel the Hope to Curaçao for cattle, salt, negroes, or such other goods as will be most advantageous for the company. [1638];Court proceedings. Hendrick Jansen vs. Jan Jansen Damen; action for trespass; referred to arbitration. [1638];Court proceedings. Peter Jansen vs. William the cooper, action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. Hendrick Jansen vs. Jan Damen; judgment for plaintiff; damages 10 guilders. [1638];Resolution. On petition of rev. Everardus Bogardus for leave to go to Fatherland to defend himself against Lubbert van Dincklage, to retain the minister here for the greater daily increase of God's church; Jan Willemsen Schut appointed assistant commissary. [1638]

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July 15 - 21 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 15-21 July 1638

Court proceedings. Tonis Nyssen vs. Gerrit Jansen of Oldenburgh, for delivery of a cow; judgment for plaintiff. Symon Jansen vs. Andries Hudde; judgment for plaintiff and defendant's attachment declared void. Fiscal vs. Gysbert van Beyerland, defendant indicted for drawing a knife; sentence, to drop three times from the yard-arm of the yacht the Hope, and to receive three blows from each of the crew of said vessel. [1638];Court proceedings. Hans Schipper, a soldier, vs. William Bredenbent; plaintiff and defendant condemned each to pay half the surgeon's fees. Jan Damen vs. Abraham Isaacksen Planc and Dirck Holgersen Norman; on motion of plaintiff, defendants ordered to quit his house and to leave him master thereof. Dirck Holgersen Norman vs. Jan Damen, assault; plaintiff ordered to produce proof. [1638]

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August 5 - 12 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 5-12 August 1638

Court proceedings. Cornelis Dircksen vs. Adriaene Cuvelzeers; judgment for plaintiff. Cornelis Lambertsen Cool vs. Jan van Vorst; judgment for plaintiff, 3 guilders; the same vs. Vroutje Ides. Jan Loosrecht vs. Jan Evertsen Bout, in a suit for wages; judgment for plaintiff. Abraham Page vs. Barent Dircksen, baker; judgment for plaintiff. Fiscal vs. Gillis Pietersen, boatswain of the caravel the Hope, for desertion to the English; sentence, to forfeit his wages and to be posted as a villain. [1638];Appointment of Claes van Elsland and Wybrant Pietersen to be tobacco inspectors. [1638]

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August 12 - 19 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 12-19 August 1638

Court proceedings. Mr. Gerlyn vs. Hendrick Pietersen of Wesel, action for goods delivered; proof called for and case continued. [1638];Court procedings. Rev. Everardus Bogardus vs. Loosrecht, laborer, action for non-fulfillment of contract; judgment for plaintiff. Adam Roelantsen from Dockum vs. Jan Kant, for slander; defendant had reported to the council that plaintiff had declared, he did not care for any one in the country; evidence in the case. Same vs. Jan of Bremen et al., for slander. [1638]

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August 19 - 26 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19-26 August 1638

Court procedings. Rev. Everardus Bogardus vs. Loosrecht, laborer, action for non-fulfillment of contract; judgment for plaintiff. Adam Roelantsen from Dockum vs. Jan Kant, for slander; defendant had reported to the council that plaintiff had declared, he did not care for any one in the country; evidence in the case. Same vs. Jan of Bremen et al., for slander. (cont'd) [1638];Ordinance for the cultivation and inspection of tobacco, and for the drawing up by the provincial secretary, all contracts, obligations, leases, deeds and other legal instruments. [1638] (Page 16).;Court proceedings. Claes Cornelissen Switz vs. Cornelis Lambertsen Cool, for delivery of a horse; plaintiff ordered to prove the validity of the sale. Jan Kant vs. Adam Roelantsen, in an action for slander; defendant declares before the court, that he has nothing to say against the plaintiff, whom he acknowledges to be an honest man. Jan Jansen, gunner, vs. Adam Roelantsen, slander; parties are condemned each to pay 55 stivers to the poor. Thomas Bescher vs. Maryn Adriaensen, slander. Mr. Gerlyn vs. Nicolas Corlar's servant, slander; defendant declares he has nothing to say against the plaintiff. Philip Teyler vs. Nicolas Martens, slander; defendant declares he has nothing to say against the plaintiff. Claes Cornelissen vs. Montagne, for an assault on plaintiff's wife; defendant pleads guilty and is ordered to settle with the fiscal. Joannes La Montagne vs. Claes Cornelissen, assault. Symon Dircksen Pos vs. Philip de Truy, action of debt. [1638] (Page 17).

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August 26 - September 2 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 26 August - 2 September 1638

Court proceedings. Claes Cornelissen Switz vs. Cornelis Lambertsen Cool, for delivery of a horse; plaintiff ordered to prove the validity of the sale. Jan Kant vs. Adam Roelantsen, in an action for slander; defendant declares before the court, that he has nothing to say against the plaintiff, whom he acknowledges to be an honest man. Jan Jansen, gunner, vs. Adam Roelantsen, slander; parties are condemned each to pay 55 stivers to the poor. Thomas Bescher vs. Maryn Adriaensen, slander. Mr. Gerlyn vs. Nicolas Corlar's servant, slander; defendant declares he has nothing to say against the plaintiff. Philip Teyler vs. Nicolas Martens, slander; defendant declares he has nothing to say against the plaintiff. Claes Cornelissen vs. Montagne, for an assault on plaintiff's wife; defendant pleads guilty and is ordered to settle with the fiscal. Joannes La Montagne vs. Claes Cornelissen, assault. Symon Dircksen Pos vs. Philip de Truy, action of debt. (cont'd) [1638];Court proceedings. Claes Cornelissen, wheelwright, vs. Cornelis Lambertsen Cool, action for delivery of a horse, judgment for plaintiff, provided he give security for the payment. Symon Dircksen Pos vs. Philip de Truy, action of debt; claim canceled on defendant delivering to plaintiff all the fish in his house. Joannes La Montagne vs. Claes Cornelissen, assault; fined 6 guilders, for the poor, and costs. [1638]

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September 16 - 30 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 16-30 September 1638

Court proceedings. Rev. Everardus Bogardus ads. Johannes la Montagne; on application of plaintiff, that defendant, who is attorney for the late Hendrick de Foreest's widow, shall take possession of said De Foreest's house, stock and plantation, on defendant paying him a balance due him by said de Foreest, ordered, that parties submit both claim and answer, in writing, to the next court. [1638];Court proceedings. Sentence on Jan Gysbertsen, of Rotterdam (a fugitive from justice), for the murder of Gerrit Jansen, gunner, on the 15th May, 1638; accused, whenever apprehended, is to be punished by the sword until he is dead, his property confiscated, and his wages paid, one-half to the widow or heirs of the deceased, one-fourth to the company, and the remainder to the public prosecutor (see vol. 1, pp. 36, 37, supra.) [1638]

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September 30 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 30 September 1638

Court proceedings. Johannes la Montagne vs. Everardus Bogardus; decree of sale of Hendrick de Foreest's estate, and plaintiff to be paid all his advances for said estate. Anthony Jansen vs. rev. Everardus Bogardus, for the payment of 74 guilders; on defendant swearing that he owed only 7 guilders, judgment was entered for that sum for plaintiff, with costs. [1638]

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October 7 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 7 October 1638

Court proceedings. Everardus Bogardus vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, slander; evidence in the case; judgment deferred; execution issued in the case of Bogardus vs. Jansen, 3d June last. [1638]

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October 14 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 14 October 1638

Court proceedings. Fiscal Lupold vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, husband of Grietje Reiners, prosecuted for slandering rev. Mr. Bogardus; sentence, said Grietje is to stand in fort Amsterdam, and publicly to declare, at the ringing of the bell, that the minister is an honest and honorable man; to acknowledge that she lied falsely, and to pay costs, and 3 guilders to the poor; her husband, Anthony, is bound over to keep the peace towards Mr. Bogardus, and to pay a fine of 12 guilders. Tobias Tonissen and William Fredericksen vs. Johannes la Montagne, in a suit to make void a contract entered into by plaintiffs with Gerard de Foreest, defendant's uncle, to work for him or his agent; judgment for defendant. Johannes la Montagne vs. Tobias Teunissen, slander; defendant declares upon oath that what he said of Mr. la M. was untrue, viz., that he had dried the meat, and then had it removed without his servant's having eaten any of it. [1638]

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October 14 - 21 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 14-21 October 1638

Court proceedings. Fiscal Lupold vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, husband of Grietje Reiners, prosecuted for slandering rev. Mr. Bogardus; sentence, said Grietje is to stand in fort Amsterdam, and publicly to declare, at the ringing of the bell, that the minister is an honest and honorable man; to acknowledge that she lied falsely, and to pay costs, and 3 guilders to the poor; her husband, Anthony, is bound over to keep the peace towards Mr. Bogardus, and to pay a fine of 12 guilders. Tobias Tonissen and William Fredericksen vs. Johannes la Montagne, in a suit to make void a contract entered into by plaintiffs with Gerard de Foreest, defendant's uncle, to work for him or his agent; judgment for defendant. Johannes la Montagne vs. Tobias Teunissen, slander; defendant declares upon oath that what he said of Mr. la M. was untrue, viz., that he had dried the meat, and then had it removed without his servant's having eaten any of it. (cont'd) [1638];Court proceedings. Minute that Grietje Reiners had appeared in court, and declared in the presence of the commander and council, and all the bystanders, that her assertion that the rev. Mr. Bogardus was a perjurer, is a lie; begging pardon of God, the court and minister, and promising to comport herself in future so as to satisfy the authorities. [1638];Court proceedings. Rev. Everardus Bogardus, as husband of Annetje Jans, vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, slander; defendant declares that he has nothing to say against Mrs. Bogardus, acknowledging her to be an honest and virtuous woman, promising that he will never more say anything against her or her husband. (See vol. 1, pp. 48, 49, 50, 55, supra.) Fiscal vs. Jan Evertsen (Bout), Hendrick Cornelissen van Vorst et al., for illicit trading in furs; case postponed. [1638]

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October 28 - November 18 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 October - 18 November 1638

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, for carrying off timber which another had cut in the woods; case continued. Same vs. Cors Pietersen, for assaulting and robbing Indians; case continued. [1638];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Cors Pietersen, as above; prisoner sentenced to make restitution and fined 50 stivers and costs. [1638];Court proceedings. Nicholas Coorn vs. The soldiers, on a charge of theft; case continued. [1638]

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November 25 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 November 1638

Court proceedings. Cornelis Lambertsen Cool vs. Jan Celes, for damages sustained by defendant's hogs; parties ordered to arrange the matter and to take care, each of his own hogs. Fiscal vs. Nicolas Coorn, on a charge of theft; defendant suspended from his office for eight days. Same vs. Hans Skipper, Jochem Beeckman and Jacob Swart, soldiers, on a charge of theft; case continued. [1638];Proclamation calling on all persons who have any public property to return the same within eight days on pain of being prosecuted for theft; also, offering a reward for the discovery of such persons as plunder the gardens and rob the hen roosts of private individuals, and forbidding all those in the company's service to leave the island of Manhattans without permission. [1638]

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December 2 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 2 December 1638

Court proceedings. Gerreken Hessels vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, in a case of attachment of certain moneys; attachment declared void as the claim is not yet due. Thomas Bescher vs. Hendrick Jansen, for slander; case continued. Fiscal vs. Gillis Pietersen, boatswain of the yacht Hope; defendant failing to appear, it is ordered, that his name be posted on the gate of fort Amsterdam as a perjurer and villain, and all his wages be confiscated. (See supra, p. 19.) Fiscal vs. Serjeant Nicolas Coorn, on a charge of theft and fornication; sentence, to be reduced to the ranks and to serve as a common soldier for remainder of his term. Fiscal vs. Hans Schipper and Jochem Beeckman, soldiers, on a charge of larceny; sentence, to sit two hours each on the Wooden Horse. [1638]

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December 2 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 2 December 1638

Court proceedings. Gerreken Hessels vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, in a case of attachment of certain moneys; attachment declared void as the claim is not yet due. Thomas Bescher vs. Hendrick Jansen, for slander; case continued. Fiscal vs. Gillis Pietersen, boatswain of the yacht Hope; defendant failing to appear, it is ordered, that his name be posted on the gate of fort Amsterdam as a perjurer and villain, and all his wages be confiscated. (See supra, p. 19.) Fiscal vs. Serjeant Nicolas Coorn, on a charge of theft and fornication; sentence, to be reduced to the ranks and to serve as a common soldier for remainder of his term. Fiscal vs. Hans Schipper and Jochem Beeckman, soldiers, on a charge of larceny; sentence, to sit two hours each on the Wooden Horse. [1638]

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December 2 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 2 December 1638

Court proceedings. Gerreken Hessels vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, in a case of attachment of certain moneys; attachment declared void as the claim is not yet due. Thomas Bescher vs. Hendrick Jansen, for slander; case continued. Fiscal vs. Gillis Pietersen, boatswain of the yacht Hope; defendant failing to appear, it is ordered, that his name be posted on the gate of fort Amsterdam as a perjurer and villain, and all his wages be confiscated. (See supra, p. 19.) Fiscal vs. Serjeant Nicolas Coorn, on a charge of theft and fornication; sentence, to be reduced to the ranks and to serve as a common soldier for remainder of his term. Fiscal vs. Hans Schipper and Jochem Beeckman, soldiers, on a charge of larceny; sentence, to sit two hours each on the Wooden Horse. [1638]

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December 9 - 16 1638 Dutch colonial council minutes, 9-16 December 1638

Court proceedings. Anthony Portugees vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, defendant, for loss of a hog; referred to arbitration. Thomas Bescher vs. Hendrick Jansen, for slander; case continued. [1638];Court proceedings. Anthony Portugees vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, award of arbitrators confirmed and judgment for plaintiff accordingly. Francis Leslee vs. Nidt Wilson; on application, auditors appointed to examine accounts and value plantation. Hendrick Jansen vs. Thomas Becher, slander; parties ordered to remain quiet or pay a fine of 25 guilders. [1638]

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January 13 - 20 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 13-20 January 1639

Court proceedings. Cicero Pierre vs. David Pietersen (de Vries); default. Blanch Ael vs. Adam Roelantsen, slander; parties ordered to discontinue their slanders against one another on pain of fine. Hans Steen vs. Thomas Coninck, slander; defendant retracts and acknowledges that the plaintiff is an honest and honorable man. [1639];Court proceedings. Maryn Adriaensen vs. rev. Everardus Bogardus, for a debt due to plaintiff by one Jacob Govertsen (who had made a present of a piece of cloth to defendant's wife); on the ground that Govertsen could not make a present until he paid his debts, and whosoever received such present, was bound to pay his debts, the court ordered, that the plaintiff and other creditors be paid pro rata out of moneys due the late Govertsen by the company. Claes Cornelissen Swits vs. Jurian Hendricksen; default. Cicero Pierre vs. David Pietersen (de Vries), for wages; case continued. [1639]

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January 27 - February 3 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 27 January - 3 February 1639

Court proceedings. David Pietersen (de Vries) ads. Cicero Pierre; judgment for plaintiff, 10 guilders. Fiscal vs. Martin Cael, skipper of the ship Love, for selling goods on board that vessel; default. [1639];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Gysbert Cornelissen Beyerlandt, for being a public disturber and wounding a soldier in the fort; sentence, that he work with the negroes until the departure of the first sloop for the South river (Delaware); that he be then transported thither and serve the company there and pay a fine of 35 guilders. [1639]

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February 10 - 17 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 10-17 February 1639

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Martin Cael; case continued. Fiscal vs. Peter Wyncoop, for smuggling; the liquors confiscated and defendant fined 12 guilders. Fiscal vs. Maryn Adriaensen et al., for going on board the Love without permission; fined. Barent Dircksen, plaintiff, vs. Martin Cael, defendant, in an action for slander; case continued. [1639];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Evertsen Bout et al., for going on board the Love without permission; fined. Isaac Allerton vs. Edward Celes, action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. Barent Dircksen vs. Martin Cael, slander; defendant denies the charge. Fiscal vs. Martin Cael, for selling goods on board the ship Love; it appears that the crew of this vessel had sold several articles which they had brought over, and the court held the captain responsible for their acts and condemned him to pay a fine of one month's freight ($516), one-half to the company, one-fourth towards building a new church, and the remainder to the fiscal. [1639]

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February 17 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 17 February 1639

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Evertsen Bout et al., for going on board the Love without permission; fined. Isaac Allerton vs. Edward Celes, action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. Barent Dircksen vs. Martin Cael, slander; defendant denies the charge. Fiscal vs. Martin Cael, for selling goods on board the ship Love; it appears that the crew of this vessel had sold several articles which they had brought over, and the court held the captain responsible for their acts and condemned him to pay a fine of one month's freight ($516), one-half to the company, one-fourth towards building a new church, and the remainder to the fiscal. (cont'd) [1639]

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February 17 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 17 February 1639

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Evertsen Bout et al., for going on board the Love without permission; fined. Isaac Allerton vs. Edward Celes, action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. Barent Dircksen vs. Martin Cael, slander; defendant denies the charge. Fiscal vs. Martin Cael, for selling goods on board the ship Love; it appears that the crew of this vessel had sold several articles which they had brought over, and the court held the captain responsible for their acts and condemned him to pay a fine of one month's freight ($516), one-half to the company, one-fourth towards building a new church, and the remainder to the fiscal. (cont'd) [1639]

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March 10 - 24 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 10-24 March 1639

Court proceedings. Hendrick Pietersen vs. David Pietersen (de Vries), for the recovery of wages on board the King David; judgment for defendant. Martin Cael vs. David Pietersen (de Vries), on a claim for the board of himself and servants on board the ship Love; case continued. Anthony Jansen from Salee, vs. Wybrant Pietersen, slander; case continued. [1639];Court proceedings. Jan Cornelissen from Rotterdam, vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, slander; default. Philip de Truy vs. The same, slander; default. Wybrant Pietersen vs. The same. Gerreken Hessels vs. The same. Fiscal vs. The same; default. [1639]

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March 31 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 31 March 1639

Court proceedings. Abraham Page vs. Claes the tailor, action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. Jan Cornelissen vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee. Fiscal vs. The same. Wybrand Pietersen vs. The same. Philip de Truy vs. The same; all for slander. Gerreken Hessels vs. The same, for delivery of a young goat; defendant in default in all these cases. [1639];Ordinance Prohibiting the sale of fire arms or ammunition to the Indians, and requiring vessels sailing to or from Fort Orange, the South river or Fort Hope, to take out clearances. [1639]

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April 7 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 7 April 1639

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. corporal Hans Steen, for fornication; guilty; sentence, three hours' ride on the Wooden horse, and to be reduced for 14 days to the ranks. Fiscal vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, on a charge that he and his wife are public disturbers, and requesting that they be banished from the country. Jan Cornelissen and Wybrant Pietersen vs. The same, slander. Gerreken Hessels vs. The same, to recover a kid due for labor; judgment for plaintiff. [1639]

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April 7 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 7 April 1639

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. corporal Hans Steen, for fornication; guilty; sentence, three hours' ride on the Wooden horse, and to be reduced for 14 days to the ranks. Fiscal vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, on a charge that he and his wife are public disturbers, and requesting that they be banished from the country. Jan Cornelissen and Wybrant Pietersen vs. The same, slander. Gerreken Hessels vs. The same, to recover a kid due for labor; judgment for plaintiff. [1639]

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April 7 - May 5 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 7 April- 5 May 1639

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. corporal Hans Steen, for fornication; guilty; sentence, three hours' ride on the Wooden horse, and to be reduced for 14 days to the ranks. Fiscal vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, on a charge that he and his wife are public disturbers, and requesting that they be banished from the country. Jan Cornelissen and Wybrant Pietersen vs. The same, slander. Gerreken Hessels vs. The same, to recover a kid due for labor; judgment for plaintiff. (cont'd) [1639];Sentence. Anthony Jansen from Salee, and Grietje Reiniers, his wife, as public disturbers and slanderers; that they be forever banished from New Netherland, and pay costs of court (see Vol. 1, pp. 49, 50, 51, 78, 80, 89.) [1639] (Page 39);Court proceedings. David Provoost vs. Harmen Dircksen, for loss of service as an indented laborer; judgment for defendant for his wages, and for plaintiff for amount expended on defendant's account in Holland and on board ship. Abraham Page vs. Thomas Bescher, for recovery of 97 lbs. tobacco; judgment for plaintiff. Philip de Truy vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, for delivery of a piece of land; judgment for defendant. Fiscal vs. Symon Huypot for illicit trade; defendant's furs confiscated. [1639] (Page 40).;Court proceedings. DeConick vs. Hans Steen, slander, case continued. [1639] (Page 41).;Court proceedings. Thomas Bescher vs. Willem Willemsen, slander; defendant having stated that he saw Richard Pitcher in bed with plaintiff's wife; case continued. Jan Brouwer vs. George Homs, action of debt; judgment confessed. Isaac Allerton vs. Vroutje Ides, action on a note; judgment for plaintiff. [1639] (Page 41).

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May 19 - June 16 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19 May - 16 June 1639

Court proceedings. Thomas Bescher vs. Willem Willemsen, slander; defendant having stated that he saw Richard Pitcher in bed with plaintiff's wife; case continued. Jan Brouwer vs. George Homs, action of debt; judgment confessed. Isaac Allerton vs. Vroutje Ides, action on a note; judgment for plaintiff. (cont'd) [1639];Court proceedings. Jan Pietersen vs. Cornelis Jacobsen Stille, for payment of maize; default. Fiscal vs. Caspar van Buren, and Dirck Dircksen, the rover, for remaining ashore without permission; fined one month's wages. [1639];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Tobias Pietersen; for threatening to beat the fiscal; fined 12 guilders. Caspar van Beuren vs Cornelis Pietersen; settled. Fiscal vs. Jochem Beeckman; murder; acquitted (see Vol. 1, pp. 68, 105, 110, 128.) [1639]

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June 23 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23 June 1639

Court proceedings. Jan Pietersen vs. Cornelis Jacobsen Stille, for payment of corn; judgment for plaintiff. Claes Cornelissen Swits vs. Jacob Stoffelsen; case put over. Fiscal vs. John Doudey, and Claes, the cabin boy of the yacht West India Raven, for having cut off an Indian's wampum belt; plead guilty; sentence: Claes, the cabin boy, to be flogged with the cat o' nine tails, in the fort, and Doudey to ride the Wooden horse and lose two month's wages (see Vol. 1, pp. 126, 127.) [1639]

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June 27 - July 21 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 27 June - 21 July 1639

Order. Gerrit Sanders, an Englishman, having arrived from Virginia in an open bark, bearing at the masthead a prince's swallow-tailed pennant, and at the stern a large red flag with the arms of Amsterdam thereon, the pennant and flag to be removed. [1639];Court proceedings. Fiscal van der Huyghens vs. Cors Pietersen; case put over. [1639];Dismissal of Ulrich Lupold as schout fiscal, and his appointment as commissary, retaining his seat in the council. [1639];Court proceedings. Pedro Negretto vs. Jan Celes, for taking care of hogs; judgment for plaintiff. Fiscal vs. Gerrit Jansen, of Oldenburgh, rape; defendant admits the charge, but pleads betrothal; fined 20 guilders. Jonas Bronck vs. Clara Matthys; breach of contract; judgment for plaintiff. Fiscal vs. Thomas Walraven; case postponed. The same vs. Jan Steen; defendant ordered to satisfy the fiscal. [1639]

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July 28 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 July 1639

Court proceedings. Thomas Petersen vs. Barent Dircksen, baker; default. Jan Jacobsen vs. Gysbert Rycken; referred to arbitrators. Fiscal vs. Jan Andriessen and eight other soldiers; mutiny in refusing to work at the fort; sentence, Jacob Swart and Jan Andriessen, the ringleaders, are dishonorably discharged and declared unworthy and incapable of bearing arms, with loss of all their pay, and to be sent on board the Herring and transported beyond the seas. [1639]

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August 4 - 11 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 4-11 August 1639

Court proceedings. Symon Dircksen Pos vs. Jacob van Curler, respecting a seine; judgment for defendant. Fiscal vs. Gregory Petersen, mutiny; guilty; sentence, to be conveyed to the place of execution to-morrow, and there shot to death. Andries Hudde vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee; default. Gillis de Voocht vs. David Provoost; judgment for plaintiff. [1639];Ordinance. For the regulation of the workmen in the company's service, and appointing a commissary to keep an account of their time. [1639]

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August 11 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11 August 1639

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Edward Wilson, on a charge of robbing gardens and breaking jail; released on his own security. Peter Pia vs. Arent van Landen and Hendrick Cornelissen; case adjourned. [1639];Form of oath taken by all the English residing at, and about the island of Manhattan, with the signatures of those who subscribed the same.

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August 11 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11 August 1639

Form of oath taken by all the English residing at, and about the island of Manhattan, with the signatures of those who subscribed the same. (cont'd);Court proceedings. Abraham Pagie vs. John Hobson, action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. Adrian Petersen vs. Claes Cornelissen Swits, for delivery of a lot of land on the East river, which defendant denies having sold. Hendrick Cornelissen vs. Peter Pia; case postponed. Fiscal vs. Frederick Lubbertsen, Schepmoes et al.; case postponed. The same vs. Blanche Ael; default. [1639];Declaration. Herman Meindersen, supercargo, and Adriaen Cornelissen, captain of the Canary bird, respecting linen taken on board a prize. [1639]

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September 8 - 15 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 8-15 September 1639

Permit to governor Onderhil and a few families to reside in New Netherland, on taking the oath of allegiance. [1639];Court proceedings. Adriaen Pietersen vs. Claes Cornelissen Swits; default. Jan Jansen Damen vs. Manuel de Cleyne; case postponed. Fiscal vs. Andries Noorman; wine confiscated, as it was not properly entered. William Bredenbent vs. Peter Smith, slander; case postponed. Hendrick Cornelissen vs. Peter Pia. [1639];Resolution. To exact tribute from the Indians in maize, furs or wampum, and in case of unwillingness, to employ proper means to remove their reluctance. [1639];Court proceedings. Adriaen Petersen vs. Claes Cornelissen Swits, for possession of a lot of land alleged to have been sold by defendant; case adjourned to enable parties to come to an arrangement. Thomas Smith vs. Aert Tonissen; action for damages committed by the defendant's cattle; referred to arbitrators. [1639]

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September 22 - 29 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 22-29 September 1639

Ordinance. Fixing 12 skepels (9 bushels) of maize as the price of a coat or cloak of duffels to the Indians. [1639];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Thomas Walraven, riot and assault; fined. David Pietersen (de Vries) vs. Govert Danielsen, for performance of contract; settled. Thomas Bescher vs. William Williamson, default. [1639];Marriage, by the director and council, of Thomas de Coninc and Marritje Frans van Beets. [1639];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Thomas Sandersen, for drawing a knife and wounding his servant; fined. Manuel de Gerritt de Reus vs. Jan Damen. [1639]

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October 5 - 13 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 5-13 October 1639

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Jansen from Bremen, gunner's mate of the ship Herring; assault on the deputy fiscal on board the vessel off Staten Island; the ship ordered under the guns of the fort and the prisoner subject to torture; "but he persisted in the lie"; thereupon the ship's crew came ashore and attempted to rescue the prisoner, but failing, the prisoner pleaded guilty and further proceedings were stayed. [1639];Order. To commissaries Van Elsland, Petersen and Van Curler, to have their accounts ready within a month under penalty of 100 guilders. [1639]

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October 13 - 27 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 13-27 October 1639

Court proceedings. Andries Hudde vs. David Provoost, for fulfillment of his contract to sell a yawl; ordered that the present owner of the boat ferry the defendant, next winter, across the East river and back. [1639];Court proceedings. Andries Hudde vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee; plaintiff default. Thomas Sandersen, smith, vs. Willem Hendricksen, on a contract; judgment for plaintiff. [1639];Court proceedings. Isaac Abrahamsen vs. Volckert Evertsen, action for debt; judgment for plaintiff. Hendrick Pietersen vs. Jan Harmansen, slander; postponed. [1639]

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November 3 - 24 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 3-9 November 1639 and 17-24 November 1639

Court proceedings. Teunis Cray vs. Gysbert Opdyck, action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. Hans Nelisen vs. Jan Salomonsen; default. Cornelis Lambersen Cool vs. George Luco; postponed. Fiscal vs. Juriaen Rodolff, to restore wampum taken from Indians; restitution ordered. William Bredenbent vs. Aert Tonissen, for pound fees; settled. [1639]Court proceedings. Hendrick Pietersen vs. Barent Dircksen; ordered, that inventory be taken of the goods purchased by plaintiff from defendant. Fiscal vs. Jan Evertsen Bout; default. [1639];Declaration. Gysbert Opdyck, commissary at Fort Hope, respecting the manner in which Lewis Barbese, his black boy, came by his death. [1639]​(Pages 53-54).;Court proceedings. Hendrick Pietersen vs. Barent Dircksen, action for debt; judgment for plaintiff. Peter van der Linde vs. Aert Teunissen; continued. Jan Schepmoes vs. Hendrick Westercamp. Fiscal vs. Jan Schepmoes, theft; case postponed. [1639];Court proceedings. Jan Schepmoes vs. Hendrick Westercamp, for fulfillment of contract; judgment for plaintiff. Fiscal vs. Jan Schepmoes, theft; defendant ordered to pay for what he took and costs. Laurence Haen vs. Nicholas, the tobacco planter, for restitution of a canoe; judgment for plaintiff. Nicholas, the tobacco planter, vs. Thomas Hall, attorney for George Homs, action of debt; postponed. [1639] (Page 54).

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November 24 - December 1 1639 Dutch colonial council minutes, 24 November - 1 December 1639

Court proceedings. Jan Schepmoes vs. Hendrick Westercamp, for fulfillment of contract; judgment for plaintiff. Fiscal vs. Jan Schepmoes, theft; defendant ordered to pay for what he took and costs. Laurence Haen vs. Nicholas, the tobacco planter, for restitution of a canoe; judgment for plaintiff. Nicholas, the tobacco planter, vs. Thomas Hall, attorney for George Homs, action of debt; postponed. (cont'd) [1639];Order. Granting further time to commissaries Van Elsand, &c., to make up their accounts. [1639];Court proceedings. Isaac Abrahamsen vs. Gerrit de Moff; George Peper vs. The same; default. [1639]

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January 5 - 26 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 5-26 January 1640

Appointment of David Provoost commissary of provisions, vice Elsland, resigned; and Jacob van Curler and David Provoost, tobacco inspectors. [1640];Court proceedings. Adriaen Pietersen vs. Peter van der Linde; default. [1640];Court proceedings. Edward Wilson vs. Jan Pietersen; postponed. Andries Hudde vs. Anthony Jansen, from Salee; plaintiff default. (Feb. 9.) Hudde vs. Jansen, and Wilson vs. Pietersen; continued. [1640]

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February 23 - March 8 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23 February - 8 March 1640

Court proceedings. Barent Dircksen vs. Gerrit Jansen; action to enforce the sale of a farm, which defendant refuses to accept, on the ground that he was drunk when he bought it; referred to arbitration. [1640];Court proceedings. Andries Hudde vs. Anthony Jansen, from Salee, on a contract to furnish 3 goats; judgment for plaintiff. [1640];Court proceedings. Cornelis Cornelissen, boatswain, vs. Laurens Cornelissen, skipper of the Angel Gabriel, on a demand of plaintiff to be continued in his office; defendant, insisting that he is master of his own ship, refuses his services; case dismissed. (March 15.) Edward Wilson vs. Jan Pietersen; referred to arbitration. [1640]

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March 15 - April 19 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 15 March - 19 April 1640

Ordinance. Against trespasses by goats and hogs. [1640];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Adriaen Pietersen, slander and assault; case continued. [1640];Resolution. To send secretary van Tienhoven to the Archipelago, to purchase all the lands thereabout; to erect the arms of the states-general; to take the Indians under Dutch protection, and to prevent further encroachments on New Netherland. [1640];Court proceedings. William Bredenbent vs. Peter Pia and Philip Gerardy; case of impounding of hogs; parties referred to the ordinance (p. 58, supra.) Abraham Rycken vs. Gysbert Rycken, action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. [1640]

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April 26 - May 3 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 26 April - 3 May 1640

Court proceedings. Jan Schepmoes vs. Abraham Rycken, action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. Claes Cornelissen vs. Maryn Adriaensen, for delivery of a boat and building a sloop; case continued. Jacob Stoffelsen vs. Dom. Bogardus and Jan Damen, curators of the estate of Hendrick van Vorst, deceased, for feeding 15 head of cattle; referred to arbitration. [1640];Court proceedings. Injunction issued prohibiting the curators of the estate of Hendrick van Vorst, deceased, from selling or alienating any part of said estate, until it be ascertained whether deceased had made a will in Holland. Claes Cornelissen Swits vs. Maryn Adriaensen; settled. Maryn Adriaensen vs. Hendrick Pietersen, to oblige defendant to receive a house and plantation he purchased; defendant pleads intoxication at the time he bought the premises; ordered to prove that he was drunk, and that he disclaimed the purchase within 24 hours, otherwise the purchase to remain valid. Fiscal vs. Govert Loockermans et al., for boarding an English vessel without a permit; fined. [1640]

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May 3 - 10 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 3-9 May 1640 and 10 May 1640

Court proceedings. Injunction issued prohibiting the curators of the estate of Hendrick van Vorst, deceased, from selling or alienating any part of said estate, until it be ascertained whether deceased had made a will in Holland. Claes Cornelissen Swits vs. Maryn Adriaensen; settled. Maryn Adriaensen vs. Hendrick Pietersen, to oblige defendant to receive a house and plantation he purchased; defendant pleads intoxication at the time he bought the premises; ordered to prove that he was drunk, and that he disclaimed the purchase within 24 hours, otherwise the purchase to remain valid. Fiscal vs. Govert Loockermans et al., for boarding an English vessel without a permit; fined. (cont'd) [1640];Ordinance. Against trespassing on the maize lands of Indians. [1640] (Page 60).;Court proceedings. Leendert Arentsen vs. Volckert Evertsen; action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. [1640];Notice to each inhabitant by and around Fort Amsterdam to provide himself with a gun, and to be prepared when called on; also, that three cannon shot will be fired in case of danger, when every man is to repair to the place of rendezvous. [1640] (Page 61).

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May 13 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 13 May 1640

Instructions to secretary van Tienhoven to proceed to Martin Gerritsen bay, on Long island, and arrest a number of English strollers, who had intruded on lands there, purchased by the Dutch from the great sachem, Penhawits, and pulled down the arms of the states-general and carved a fool's head on the tree to which they had been nailed. [1640]

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May 13 - 15 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 13 May 1640 and 15 May 1640

Instructions to secretary van Tienhoven to proceed to Martin Gerritsen bay, on Long island, and arrest a number of English strollers, who had intruded on lands there, purchased by the Dutch from the great sachem, Penhawits, and pulled down the arms of the states-general and carved a fool's head on the tree to which they had been nailed. (cont'd) [1640] (Page 63).;Minute of secretary Van Tinehoven's proceedings against the English at Martin Gerritsen's bay. [1640] (Page 64).

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May 16 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 16 May 1640

Examination of six persons arrested at the above place, viz., Job Seyr, George Wilbe, John Farington, Philip Carteland, Nathaniel Carteland, William Harker. [1640]

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May 16 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 16 May 1640

Examination of six persons arrested at the above place, viz., Job Seyr, George Wilbe, John Farington, Philip Carteland, Nathaniel Carteland, William Harker. [1640]

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May 16 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 16 May 1640

Examination of six persons arrested at the above place, viz., Job Seyr, George Wilbe, John Farington, Philip Carteland, Nathaniel Carteland, William Harker. [1640]

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May 16 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 16 May 1640

Examination of six persons arrested at the above place, viz., Job Seyr, George Wilbe, John Farington, Philip Carteland, Nathaniel Carteland, William Harker. [1640]

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May 16 - 19 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 16-19 May 1640

Examination of six persons arrested at the above place, viz., Job Seyr, George Wilbe, John Farington, Philip Carteland, Nathaniel Carteland, William Harker. (cont'd) [1640];Resolution. To set the above named Englishmen at liberty, on condition that they quit New Netherland, and do not return thither without permission, with their written promise to the above effect. [1640]

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June 7 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 7 June 1640

Court proceedings. Maryn Adriaensen vs. Hendrick Pietersen, for delivery of a tobacco plantation; judgment for plaintiff, and defendant obliged to rent the premises for six years. Simon Pos vs. Jan Celes; action for payment of peas; judgment for plaintiff. David Provoost and Jan Damen, guardians of Jan van Vorst, vs. Jacob Stoffelsen, for said minor's share of his father's estate; two months' delay granted defendant to account. Gillis de Voocht vs. Fiscal, in action of debt; case continued. Attachment of money in the hands of Maryn Adriaensen, granted to surgeon Kierstede. [1640]

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June 7 - July 4 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 7 June - 4 July 1640

Court proceedings. Maryn Adriaensen vs. Hendrick Pietersen, for delivery of a tobacco plantation; judgment for plaintiff, and defendant obliged to rent the premises for six years. Simon Pos vs. Jan Celes; action for payment of peas; judgment for plaintiff. David Provoost and Jan Damen, guardians of Jan van Vorst, vs. Jacob Stoffelsen, for said minor's share of his father's estate; two months' delay granted defendant to account. Gillis de Voocht vs. Fiscal, in action of debt; case continued. Attachment of money in the hands of Maryn Adriaensen, granted to surgeon Kierstede. (cont'd) [1640];Court proceedings. Fiscal, on a complaint of Gillis de Voocht, vs. Hans Fredericksen; plaintiff and defendant both fined. Fiscal vs. Pieterje Jans; slander; case postponed. Thomas Hal vs. Philip Gerritsen, for payment of two skepels of wheat stolen from the mill; judgment for plaintiff. [1640];Court proceedings. Attachment issued at the suit of William Hunt, against certain tobacco belonging to Nathaniel Martin, in the hands of Jacob van Curler, until proof of the debt be obtained from Virginia. [1640]

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July 16 - August 2 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 16 July - 2 August 1640

Minute setting forth sundry hostile acts of the Raritan Indians, since the peace concluded with them in 1634, and authorizing an attack on them unless they sue for peace. [1640];Court proceedings. Timon Jansen vs. Lourens Haen, slander. Lourens Haen vs. David Provoost, slander; case postponed. [1640]

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August 9 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 9 August 1640

Ordinance. Against harboring fugitive servants, and declaring null and void all notes and other instruments not drawn up by the secretary or other authorized person. [1640];Resolution setting forth that the arms of the states-general having been torn down on Long island, &c., an armed force be sent thither to reduce the Indians to obedience, and to levy a contribution on them. [1640]

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August 9 - 16 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 9-16 August 1640

Court proceedings. Tymon Jansen vs. Laurens Haen, slander; case continued. Pieter Andriessen vs. Aeltje Douwes, slander; defendant begs pardon of the plaintiff, in court, and acknowledges that he is an honest and upright man. Jochem Haller vs. Adam Roelantsen, slander of plaintiff's wife; defendant fined. Cornelis Willemsen vs. Thomas Broen's wife, slander; defendant discharged, having acknowledged plaintiff to be an honest and upright man. [1640];Court proceedings. Claes Jansen Ruyter vs. Ridder, defendant, slander; parties ordered to live henceforward in peace. [1640]

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August 23 - 30 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23-27 August 1640 and 30 August 1640

23-27 August 1640. Dismissal of David Provoost as commissary of provisions, and appointment of Maurits Jansen in his place. [1640];Court proceedings. Tymon Jansen vs. Laurens Haen, slander; judgment for plaintiff, and defendant fined. [1640];Order on an application of Peter Draper, bearer of a letter from Leonard Calvert, governor of Maryland, for the rendition of Edward Griffins, an alleged fugitive servant. Said Griffins proves, by the evidence of Henry Penington, of Hackemac, that he was not a servant, but a prisoner, in Maryland; that he was a servant of captain Clabers, in Virginia. Draper to agree with Griffins for his discharge; Griffins to give security for any claim of Claber (see Vol. 1, p. 214.) [1640] (Page 75).;30 August 1640. Court proceedings. Jan Jacobsen vs. David Davidsen and Hans Noorman, for the delivery of palisades; case continued. [1640](Page 76).

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September 20 - October 4 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 20 September - 4 October 1640

Court proceedings. Jan Jansen Damen and David Provoost, guardians of Jan van Vorst, vs. Jacob Stoffelsen, in the matter of the estate of Cornelis van Vorst, deceased; further time allowed defendant to account. Samuel Chandler vs. Jacob Stoffelsen, husband of Vroutje Ides, widow of Cornelis van Vorst, deceased; action of debt due by the late Mr. van Vorst; referred to arbitration. Adam Roelantsen vs. Gillis de Voocht, for payment of washing account; defendant claims that the year is not yet expired; plaintiff ordered to make up the full time, and then collect his bill. [1640];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Gerrit and Floris Jansen, for disobedience of their skipper's orders; Gerrit Jansen fined. Hester Symens, widow of Jacob Vernu, vs. Roland Hackwart, slander; defendant makes reparation before the court. Jansen Damen and David Provoost, as guardians, &c., vs. Jacob Stoffelsen; defendant being ready with his account, demands that plaintiffs give security for any debt which may hereafter be brought against the Van Vorst estate; ordered accordingly. [1640]

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October 4 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 4 October 1640

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Gerrit and Floris Jansen, for disobedience of their skipper's orders; Gerrit Jansen fined. Hester Symens, widow of Jacob Vernu, vs. Roland Hackwart, slander; defendant makes reparation before the court. Jansen Damen and David Provoost, as guardians, &c., vs. Jacob Stoffelsen; defendant being ready with his account, demands that plaintiffs give security for any debt which may hereafter be brought against the Van Vorst estate; ordered accordingly. (cont'd) [1640]

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October 25 - November 1 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 October - 1 November 1640

Appointment of Hendric Roesen to be commissary of Fort Hope, vice Gysbert van Dyc, about to sail for Fatherland. [1640];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Abraham Planc, for trading in maize contrary to the ordinance; case continued. [1640];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Abraham Planc, Cornelis Lambersen Cool, and George Rapaelje, for violating the ordinance regulating the maize trade; judgment for plaintiff. [1640]

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November 15 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 15 November 1640

Court proceedings. Anna Jans, wife of Jan Snediger, cadet, vs. Maria Tirry, slander; the fiscal interposed in this case, as the defendant committed an assault; defendant fined, with costs. Fiscal vs. Ulrich Lupold, for fraud, as storekeeper; case continued. [1640];Council minute. Appointment of Nicholas Coorn to be supercargo of the ship Neptune. [1640]

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November 23 - 29 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23-29 November 1640

Minute. Fixing the pay of Bastiaen, from Pariba, a Portuguese, who had been captured in a prize, and entered the company's service in 1638. [1640];Court proceedings. Abraham Pietersen, miller, vs. Hendric Harmansen, for surrender of bouwery No. 5, on the ground that he kept cattle not his own on it, which the defendant denying, parties are reconciled in court. [1640];Resolution fixing the price of goods in the company's store at nett 50 per cent advance; to post the prices in the store, and to notify the inhabitants thereof. [1640]

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November 29 1640 Dutch colonial council minutes, 29 November 1640

Proclamation notifying the people that the prices of goods are affixed to a board in the public store, and if any one be overcharged he is to report the case to the council. [1640]

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January 17 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 17 January 1641

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Clein Antonio Paulo d'Angola, Gracia d'Angola, Jan of Fort Orange, Manuel de Gerrit the giant, Anthony Portuguese, Manuel Minuit, Simon Congo, and Manuel the Great, all negroes, for killing Jan Premero, another negro; prisoners pleaded guilty; sentence, the prisoners to draw lots, to determine who shall suffer death; whereupon, the lot, "by God's providence," fell on Manuel Gerrit, the giant, who was remanded for sentence. [1641]

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January 24 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 24 January 1641

Sentence on Manuel Gerrit, the giant, for the murder aforesaid; to be hanged by the neck until dead, as an example to all such malefactors. [1641]

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January 24 - February 14 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 24 January - 14 February 1641

Minute, setting forth that the hangman turned off the ladder the above negro, having two strong halters round his neck, both which broke, whereupon all the bystanders called out, Mercy! which was accordingly granted. [1641];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. commissary Lupold; case put over; The same vs. Laurens Haen, for malversation in the public store; case postponed. [1641]

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February 28 - March 7 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 February - 7 March 1641

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. commissary Lupold; defendant acknowledged having charged too much for goods sold in the public store. Nidt Wilson vs. Thomas Sandersen, smith, for damage committed by defendant's cattle in plaintiff's garden; plaintiff ordered to prove the damage. [1641];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. commissary Lupold, for fraud and extortion; motion for judgment, also that the defendant declare who those are that speak evil of the hon'ble magistrates. [1641]

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March 7 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 7 March 1641

Examination of commissary Lupold on written interrogatories. [1641];Declaration. Peter Cornelissen, late deacon, respecting an application of Laurens Haen for a loan of some of the poor money. [1641]

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March 14 - April 11 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 14 March 1641 and 11 April 1641

14 March 1641. Sentence of Ulrich Lupold, storekeeper, for fraud and extortion; declared unfit to hold any public office; to be sent to Holland to answer for his delinquencies, and to pay a fine of 200 guilders with costs. [1641] (Page 88).;11 April 1641. Court proceedings. Everardus Bogardus and Tymen Jansen, guardians of the minor children of Cornelis van Vorst, vs. Jan Damen and David Provoost, guardian of Jan, eldest son of said Van Vorst, for an increased allowance to educate said minors; granted. Cornelis Lambertsen Cool vs. Sybout Claessen, for delivery of plank; referred to arbitration. [1641] (Page 89).

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April 11 - May 23 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11 April - 23 May 1641

Court proceedings. Everardus Bogardus and Tymen Jansen, guardians of the minor children of Cornelis van Vorst, vs. Jan Damen and David Provoost, guardian of Jan, eldest son of said Van Vorst, for an increased allowance to educate said minors; granted. Cornelis Lambertsen Cool vs. Sybout Claessen, for delivery of plank; referred to arbitration. (cont'd) [1641] (page 90);Ordinance. Against tapping beer or strong liquors during divine service, or after ten o'clock at night; against using any other measure than that of Amsterdam; also fixing the price of beer. [1641] (page 90);Ordinance. Regulating the currency of Wampum, and prohibiting the circulation of a foreign inferior description, which has driven "the splendid Manhattan wampum" out of sight. [1641] (page 90);Court proceedings. Everardus Bogardus et al., guardians of the minor children of Cornelis van Vorst vs. Hendrick Jansen, tailor; to testify respecting an alleged indebtedness of Hendrick van Vorst to his deceased father's estate; defendant declares he knows nothing about it. [1641] (page 91);Court proceedings. Jan Damen and David Provoost vs. Everardus Bogardus and Tymen Jansen, guardians of the estate of the late Hendrick van Vorst, on a claim as guardians of Jan van Vorst, to one-half of the estate of said Hendrick, in his right, as full brother of deceased, and then to an equal share of the remainder with his half brother and sister; court awarded judgment for plaintiffs as claimed. Jacob Stoffelsen vs. Everardus Bogardus et al., guardians, &c., that defendant, before dividing Hendrick van Vorst's estate, pay what he owed his father; judgment for plaintiff. Hendrick Jansen, father and guardian of Elsie Hendrick, vs. the guardians of the late Hendrick van Vorst's heirs, for three cows which said Van Vorst verbally promised his daughter, in case he died on the passage to Fatherland; judgment for defendants. [1641] (page 91)

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May 23 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23 May 1641

Court proceedings. Jan Damen and David Provoost vs. Everardus Bogardus and Tymen Jansen, guardians of the estate of the late Hendrick van Vorst, on a claim as guardians of Jan van Vorst, to one-half of the estate of said Hendrick, in his right, as full brother of deceased, and then to an equal share of the remainder with his half brother and sister; court awarded judgment for plaintiffs as claimed. Jacob Stoffelsen vs. Everardus Bogardus et al., guardians, &c., that defendant, before dividing Hendrick van Vorst's estate, pay what he owed his father; judgment for plaintiff. Hendrick Jansen, father and guardian of Elsie Hendrick, vs. the guardians of the late Hendrick van Vorst's heirs, for three cows which said Van Vorst verbally promised his daughter, in case he died on the passage to Fatherland; judgment for defendants. (cont'd) [1641]

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May 30 - June 6 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 30 May - 6 June 1641

Court proceedings. Frederick Jansen vs. Claes Sybrantsen Veringh, action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. [1641];Minute permitting a considerable number of Englishmen to settle with their clergyman, in New Netherland, on the following conditions: 1. They shall take the oath of allegiance; 2. They shall enjoy free exercise of their religion; 3. They shall nominate three persons, one of whom shall be appointed magistrate by the governor of New Netherland, with power to decide civil cases under 40 guilders ($16), without appeal, and criminal cases not deserving of capital punishment; 4. They shall not erect forts unless by permission; 5. Their lands shall be free of taxes for ten years, after which they shall pay the tenths; 6. They shall enjoy free trade, and free hunting and fishing; but, 7. Must use Dutch weights and measures. [1641]

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June 6 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 6 June 1641

Resolution. Dr. Johannes La Montagne to go with a force of fifty men to Fort Hope, to curb the insolence of the English thereabout, who, not content with having usurped the lands which the Dutch bought and paid for, have committed various other outrages. [1641];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Ulrich Lupold for satisfaction to the company; defendant acknowledges his faults and requests to be again employed; judgment for plaintiff; meanwhile defendant to be allowed his rations until the arrival of the ships. Fiscal vs. Maryn Adriaensen, slander; defendant begs pardon of the director, and is forgiven for the sake of wife and children. [1641]

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June 13 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 13 June 1641

Court proceedings. The guardians of Cornelis van Vorst's children vs. Jacob Stoffelsen, husband of said Van Vorst's widow; plaintiffs claim the corn growing on said Van Vorst's bouwery; defendant ordered to prove that Hendrick van Vorst made the widow a present of his share, &c., and to pay 420 guilders, which he ackowledges to be indebted. Dirck Cornelissen vs. Jan Evertsen Bout; action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. Thomas Hall vs. rev. Everardus Bogardus, slander, defendant having accused the plaintiff with having rendered his tobacco unsaleable; referred to arbitration. Philip Geraerdy vs. Juriaen Hendricksen, to oblige defendant to build a house for plaintiff according to contract; judgment for plaintiff. [1641];Minute, allowing Bastiaen Jansen Crol certain fees for having seized a quantity of beaver skins at Fort Orange. [1641]

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June 20 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 20 June 1641

Surrender, by Anna Metfoort, widow of William Quick, for the benefit of the creditors, of all the effects belonging to the insolvent estate of her late husband, "except the clothes she now wears to cover her nakedness," with the inventory of said Quick's effects. [1641]

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June 20 - July 4 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 20 June - 4 July 1641

Declaration. Juriaen Hendricksen and Nanning Hansen, as to the quantity of grain they reaped two years ago, at Ahasimus, for Jacob Stoffelsen. [1641];Court proceedings. Gillis de Voocht vs. Tomas Tomassen's wife, respecting a bill for making shirts; referred to arbitration. [1641];Minute setting forth the continued hostilities of the Raritans, who have killed several planters on Staten island, and offering to pay friendly Indians 10 fathoms of wampum for every head of a Raritan, and 20 fathoms for the head of any of those who committed the above murders. [1641]

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August 8 - 23 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 8-23 August 1641

Court proceedings. Adam Roelantsen vs. Jan Jansen Damen, for trespass; judgment for plaintiff; damages to be assessed by arbitrators. Guardians of the late Cornelis van Vorst's children vs. Maryn Adriaensen, Hendrick the tailor, Jacob Stoffelsen, and Frederick Lubbertsen, for debt; Adriaensen and Lubbertsen proved that they had paid Stoffelsen; judgment accordingly. [1641];Court proceedings. Maryn Adriaensen vs. Jan Andriessen, for recovery of stolen pork; case continued (Aug. 23); Andriessen confesses that he took about half pound of pork belonging to Maryn Adriaensen; is released from his irons, and case postponed. [1641];Notice to all heads of families to meet in fort Amsterdam on Thursday, 29th inst., to adopt some necessary resolution (see post, p. 104.) [1641]

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September 12 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 12 September 1641

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Laurens Haen, a fugitive from justice, on a charge of theft; the money he stole having been found buried in four different places, and the other stolen articles in the possession of divers persons; sentence, as if he were present, that he be publicly set up on the scaffold, and there whipped with rods, and further fined 150 carolus guilders, with costs. Isaac Allerton vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee; action for goods sold and delivered; judgment for plaintiff; defendant to pay before leaving Manhattan island. Fiscal vs. the pilot and boatswain of the Angel Gabriel, smuggling; judgment for plaintiff; defendants to pay the duties on sugar, and fined. Fiscal vs. Ulrich Lupold; on petition of some respectable Englishmen, praying that he may be permitted to remain here, he is allowed to do so, in order that the company may the better obtain satisfaction. Jan Damen vs. Jacob Stoffelsen; ordered that Maryn Adriaensen and Frederick Lubbertsen declare on oath that they have no other accounts with Hendrick van Vorst than those relating to the cows they purchased from Vroutje Ides. [1641]

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September 12 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 12 September 1641

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Laurens Haen, a fugitive from justice, on a charge of theft; the money he stole having been found buried in four different places, and the other stolen articles in the possession of divers persons; sentence, as if he were present, that he be publicly set up on the scaffold, and there whipped with rods, and further fined 150 carolus guilders, with costs. Isaac Allerton vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee; action for goods sold and delivered; judgment for plaintiff; defendant to pay before leaving Manhattan island. Fiscal vs. the pilot and boatswain of the Angel Gabriel, smuggling; judgment for plaintiff; defendants to pay the duties on sugar, and fined. Fiscal vs. Ulrich Lupold; on petition of some respectable Englishmen, praying that he may be permitted to remain here, he is allowed to do so, in order that the company may the better obtain satisfaction. Jan Damen vs. Jacob Stoffelsen; ordered that Maryn Adriaensen and Frederick Lubbertsen declare on oath that they have no other accounts with Hendrick van Vorst than those relating to the cows they purchased from Vroutje Ides. (cont'd) [1641];Order. On petition of commissary Olof Stevensen (van Cortland), increasing his salary to 30 guilders per month. [1641]

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September 12 - 30 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 12-30 September 1641

Resolution to construct a redoubt on Staten island, for the protection of the inhabitants there. [1641];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Symonson, late skipper of the yacht Reael, and his gunner, for having, whilst drunk, discharged a shotted cannon after the sentries were posted; remanded to prison in irons. Fiscal vs. Pierre Pia and David Clement, for fighting; case continued. Bentje vs. Symon Dircksen Pos, for debt; the matter having been left to defendant's oath, he swore that he was not indebted to plaintiff; judgment for defendant. [1641];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. skipper Symonsen and his gunner, supra; defendants ordered to settle with the fiscal. The same vs. Pia and Clement, supra; defendants ordered to satisfy the fiscal. [1641];Ordinance. Establishing an annual fair at New Amsterdam, on the 15th October for cattle, and on the 1st Nov. for hogs. [1641]

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October 3 - 24 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 3-24 October 1641

Court proceedings. Borger Jorissen vs. Jacob Roy, gunner, for debt; judgment for plaintiff. The same vs. fiscal Van der Huyghens, for damage done to plaintiff's house by the imprudent firing of a cannon by skipper Symonsen; defendant says that plaintiff had forgiven the skipper; he is ordered to prove that assertion. Jan Damen vs. Lyntje Adams's wife, Thomas Coninck and Jan Platneus; all for slander. [1641];Court proceedings. William Bredenbent, deputy sheriff, vs. Hendrick, the tailor, Borger Jorissen et al., for fees for impounding their goats, &c.; judgment for plaintiff; defendants ordered to pay him 10 guilders pound money and 10 guilders damages. [1641]

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October 31 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 31 October 1641

Court proceedings. David Davidsen and Thomas Broen vs. Borger Jorissen, Hendrick, the tailor et al.; execution issued and the fiscal ordered to seize and sell defendants' goats to satisfy the judgment. [1641]

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November 1 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 1 November 1641

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Lambert Cool, assault; evidence in the case. [1641] (page 104);Articles proposed by the director and council to the heads of families as to the proper means to be adopted to punish the Indian who murdered Claes Swits; with the answer of the Twelve elected men and their names (see p. 98, supra.) [1641] (page 104-105);Minute of the further deliberations of the Twelve men, and resolution thereupon. [1641] (page 106)

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November 7 - 14 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 7-14 November 1641

Court proceedings. Peter Cock vs. Jan Evertsen Bout, slander; defendant offers to prove what he said; case postponed. [1641];Resolution, on receipt of a letter from Jan Claessen van Campen, governor of Curaçao, to send a supply of provisions to that island. [1641];Court proceedings. Paulus Jansen vs. Maryn Adriaensen et al.; referred to arbitration. Fiscal vs. Jan Hobbesen, for stealing a sheet from the city tavern; the prisoner pleads intoxication and says he knows nothing about the matter; case postponed to the afternoon when, if the prisoner continue headstrong, he is to be subjected to torture. The same vs. Gerrit Jansen, cooper, for stealing timber; proof ordered. (cont'd) [1641]

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November 13 - 22 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 13-22 November 1641

Court proceedings. Paulus Jansen vs. Maryn Adriaensen et al.; referred to arbitration. Fiscal vs. Jan Hobbesen, for stealing a sheet from the city tavern; the prisoner pleads intoxication and says he knows nothing about the matter; case postponed to the afternoon when, if the prisoner continue headstrong, he is to be subjected to torture. The same vs. Gerrit Jansen, cooper, for stealing timber; proof ordered. [1641] (page 108);Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Hobbesen, for theft; defendant persisting in denying the charge, is put to the torture, after which he confessed his guilt; sentence, to be taken to the place where public justice is executed, and there to be whipped with rods; immediately after which he is to remove himself beyond the limits of New Netherland, on pain, if found again in the country, to be put in chains and set to work with the company's negroes. [1641] (page 108-109);Court proceedings. John Haes vs. Master Fiscock, for payment of £48 stg. for work; referred to arbitration. [1641] (page 109)

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December 5 - 13 1641 Dutch colonial council minutes, 5-13 December 1641

Court proceedings. Andries Hudde vs. Dirck Corsen Stam, for goods belonging to the late Hendrick de Foreest; case postponed. Johannes la Montagne vs. John Merris (? Merrit), for damages to plaintiff's tobacco, in consequence of the blowing down of the tobacco house which defendant had built for him; referred for arbitration to a Dutch and an English carpenter, viz. : Gillis Pietersen and John Haes. [1641];Declaration. Dirck Corsen Stam, that he never said in Holland that Johannes la Montagne daily filled his pockets with ducatoons and jacobuses. [1641];Court proceedings. Willem Dircksen Schepmoes, skipper, vs. Jacob Dircksen, boatswain, and Jan Heyn, for neglecting their duty on board the ship White Falcon; defendants dismissed from the ship, and fined each 20 guilders. [1641]

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January 2 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 2 January 1642

Court proceedings. Isaac de Foreest vs. Isaac Abrahamsen, for debt; settled. Borger Jorissen vs. Tonis Nyssen; action for work done; judgment for plaintiff. Dirck Corsen Stam ads. Andries Hudde, husband of the late Hendrick de Foreest's widow; ordered, if Hudde prove his case, that Corsen shall give security that he will prove the contrary here, by his books, or in Holland to Hudde's attorney. Fiscal vs. Gerrit Gerritsen, for stealing rope from the company's yacht; prisoner remanded, in chains, to the guard house, and Dirck Holgersen ordered not to leave until the case be decided. Cornelis Volckersen vs. Aert Willemsen, for killing a hog; referred to arbitration. [1642]

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January 9 - 16 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 9 - 16 January 1642

Court proceedings. Philip Gerritsen vs. Teunis Cray and Gurken Hessels, on a contract for delivery of firewood; judgment for plaintiff. Jochim Kierstede vs. Peter Pia, slander; defendant declares in court that he has nothing to say of plaintiff but what is honorable and good; defendant ordered to pay costs. Hans Rodewick vs. Andries, the boatswain, for a canoe defendant set adrift; case postponed. Dirck Corsen (Stam) vs. Andries Hudde; plaintiff demands that as defendant has not proved his case, that he be permitted to leave for Virginia; request granted if defendant do not comply with the order of court of 2d inst. [1642];Fiscal vs. Jan Tomassen and Philip Geraerdy, for selling beer at a higher rate than is fixed by the ordinance; parties ordered to arrange the matter among themselves; Gerrit Jansen vs. the fiscal; plaintiff demands that defendant prove his accusation; defendant proves that plaintiff has been called a timber thief; defendant declares in court, upon oath, that he is innocent; judgment for plaintiff. Fiscal vs. Gerrit Gerritsen and Dirck Hollegersen, for stealing rope; Holgersen declares on oath that he bought the rope of Gerritsen in good faith; ordered, that Gerritsen and the other sailor of the yacht Reael appear next court day, in order to determine by lot which of them shall be punished, or meanwhile to satisfy the fiscal. [1642]

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January 23 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23 January 1642

Court proceedings. Gregory Petersen vs. Thomas Coninck, for payment of an elk hide; continued. Hans Steen vs. Hans Skipper, slander; referred to arbitration. [1642]

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March 13 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 13 March 1642

Court proceedings. Johannes Winckelman vs. Abraham Pietersen, on a complaint of tampering with Jacob Bouwensen, his man servant, whom the plaintiff had brought from Holland to superintend bouwery No. 5; Bouwensen ordered to serve out his time according to contract. Fiscal vs. Maryn Adriaensen, for drawing a knife; defendant positively denies the charge. [1642]

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March 20 - 27 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 20-27 March 1642

Court proceedings. Balthazar Lourens vs. Jan Tomassen, to oblige defendant to receive a house he purchased; judgment for plaintiff. Fiscal vs. John Celes, for shooting other people's hogs in the woods; defendant to find bail or remain in prison until the fiscal completes his proofs; bail furnished. Andries Hudde vs. Dirck Corsen Stam; plaintiff being in default is ordered to appear within 12 hours or be nonsuited. [1642];Court proceedings. Andries Hudde vs. Dirck Corsen Stam; plaintiff again in default; judgment for defendant, who is authorized to proceed on his voyage to Virginia. Fiscal vs. John Celes; defendant acknowledges having shot one hog that was not his; case continued. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Jansen, late gunner, &c., for being insolent to that officer; defendant condemned to serve the company one month; to pay a fine of 10 guilders, with costs, Fiscal vs. Philip Geraerdy, a soldier, for having been absent from the guard without leave; sentence, to ride the Wooden horse during parade, with a pitcher in one hand and a drawn sword in the other. Abraham Rycken vs. Jacques Bentyn, slander. Maryn Adriaensen vs. Thomas Hall, respecting the delivery of a plantation sold by the plaintiff to the defendant; settled. [1642]

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March 27 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 27 March 1642

Court proceedings. Andries Hudde vs. Dirck Corsen Stam; plaintiff again in default; judgment for defendant, who is authorized to proceed on his voyage to Virginia. Fiscal vs. John Celes; defendant acknowledges having shot one hog that was not his; case continued. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Jansen, late gunner, &c., for being insolent to that officer; defendant condemned to serve the company one month; to pay a fine of 10 guilders, with costs, Fiscal vs. Philip Geraerdy, a soldier, for having been absent from the guard without leave; sentence, to ride the Wooden horse during parade, with a pitcher in one hand and a drawn sword in the other. Abraham Rycken vs. Jacques Bentyn, slander. Maryn Adriaensen vs. Thomas Hall, respecting the delivery of a plantation sold by the plaintiff to the defendant; settled. (cont'd) [1642]

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March 27 - April 1 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 27 March - 1 April 1642

Court proceedings. Andries Hudde vs. Dirck Corsen Stam; plaintiff again in default; judgment for defendant, who is authorized to proceed on his voyage to Virginia. Fiscal vs. John Celes; defendant acknowledges having shot one hog that was not his; case continued. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Jansen, late gunner, &c., for being insolent to that officer; defendant condemned to serve the company one month; to pay a fine of 10 guilders, with costs, Fiscal vs. Philip Geraerdy, a soldier, for having been absent from the guard without leave; sentence, to ride the Wooden horse during parade, with a pitcher in one hand and a drawn sword in the other. Abraham Rycken vs. Jacques Bentyn, slander. Maryn Adriaensen vs. Thomas Hall, respecting the delivery of a plantation sold by the plaintiff to the defendant; settled. (cont'd) [1642];Declaration. David Provoost that Hendrick de Forest's widow and Dirck Corsen (Stam), have a lawsuit at Amsterdam, with interrogatories on which said Corsen is examined. [1642]

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April 3 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 3 April 1642

Proclamation forbidding the purchase directly or indirectly of any produce grown on soil near Fort Hope, usurped by the English, and called Hartford. [1642]

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April 3 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 3 April 1642

Ordinance. Imposing a duty of ten per cent on all imports from Holland, Brazil, Guinea or the West Indies, and an export duty according to the tariff laid down in the Freedoms. [1642]

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April 10 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 10 April 1642

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Abraham Pietersen, for slandering the director-general; judgment demanded conformable to the Imperial Statutes, fol. 296; defendant ordered under arrest. Capt. Patrick vs. Joseph Scot, slander; defendant ordered to prove his assertion within a month, meanwhile to furnish bail for his appearance, and for whatever damages may be awarded plaintiff. Fiscal vs. John Celes, for shooting a hog; judgment next session. Abraham Ryken vs. Jacques Bentyn, slander; defendant proves that pork had been eaten at plaintiff's house. [1642]

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April 10 - 18 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 10-18 April 1642

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Abraham Pietersen, for slandering the director-general; judgment demanded conformable to the Imperial Statutes, fol. 296; defendant ordered under arrest. Capt. Patrick vs. Joseph Scot, slander; defendant ordered to prove his assertion within a month, meanwhile to furnish bail for his appearance, and for whatever damages may be awarded plaintiff. Fiscal vs. John Celes, for shooting a hog; judgment next session. Abraham Ryken vs. Jacques Bentyn, slander; defendant proves;that pork had been eaten at plaintiff's house. (cont'd) [1642];Ordinance. Against harboring strangers from New England and Virginia, who "carry their passports under their feet," and requiring their names to be reported to the director. [1642]

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May 15 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 15 May 1642

Resolution. To expel from the South river (Delaware) certain Englishmen who had commenced a settlement at the Schuylkill, opposite fort Nassau. [1642]

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May 15 - 22 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 15-22 May 1642

Court proceedings. Andries Roulofsen vs. Govert Loockermans, for payment for digging a cellar; defendant denies having employed plaintiff; judgment for defendant. Catrina Bartram vs. Thomas Jacobsen, slander; defendant declares in court that he knows nothing of plaintiff but what is honest and virtuous; plaintiff likewise declares that defendant is a decent young man. Fiscal vs. John Celes, for shooting a hog; defendant adjudged to pay the owner such sum as arbitrators may decide to be the value of the animal, and a like sum to the fiscal, with costs. [1642] (page 124);Instructions. To Jan Jansen from Ilpendam, commissary at the South river (Delaware), for the expulsion of the English from the Schuylkil. [1642] (page 124);Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Abraham Isaacksen Planck, for maliciously tearing down an ordinance posted in fort Amsterdam, and slandering the authorities; fined 300 guilders. [1642] (page 125)

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June 19 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19 June 1642

Court proceedings. David Pietersen (de Vries) vs. Hendrick Jansen, tailor, for payment of a note; defendant pleads offset; case continued. Hendrick Jansen, tailor, vs. Dirck Cornelissen, slander, for calling plaintiff's daughter a w...e; defendant to make reparation in full court. [1642];Resolution. To employ Ulrich Lupold in the public service. [1642]

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June 19 - 26 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19-26 June 1642

Public declaration. Dirck Cornelissen, that he had slandered Elsje Hendrickx and her bridegroom, and had stated more than was true; wherefore begs their pardon, and declares before God, the court, and all the bystanders, that he knows nought of her but what is honorable and virtuous. [1642];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Merry Terry, for an assault on Jan Evertsen, in taking away his hat; defendant ordered to return the hat, and pay a fine of 6 guilders. Fiscal vs. Cornelis Volckersen; defendant condemned to pay 9 guilders duty on beavers, and recommended henceforth to keep a more orderly house. [1642];Court proceedings. Jacob Roy vs. Claes de Veringh, action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. David Pietersen, from Hoorn, vs. Hendrick Jansen, tailor; action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. Cornelis Melyn vs. Joannes Winckelman; plaintiff, by virtue of a contract entered into with the Lord of Nederhorst, at Amsterdam, demands of defendant by what authority he came last winter to Staten island with his people and cattle, and why he left there and established another colonie at Achter Col, without consulting him; defendant answers he came out as servant of Meyndert Meyndertsen, for whom he, according to orders, established said colonie, by virtue of a patent which the directors (of the W. I. Co.) had granted his master; case postponed. Fiscal vs. Jan van Meppelen, slander; case postponed, and defendant recommended to keep quiet meanwhile. [1642]

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June 26 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 26 June 1642

Court proceedings. Jacob Roy vs. Claes de Veringh, action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. David Pietersen, from Hoorn, vs. Hendrick Jansen, tailor; action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. Cornelis Melyn vs. Joannes Winckelman; plaintiff, by virtue of a contract entered into with the Lord of Nederhorst, at Amsterdam, demands of defendant by what authority he came last winter to Staten island with his people and cattle, and why he left there and established another colonie at Achter Col, without consulting him; defendant answers he came out as servant of Meyndert Meyndertsen, for whom he, according to orders, established said colonie, by virtue of a patent which the directors (of the W. I. Co.) had granted his master; case postponed. Fiscal vs. Jan van Meppelen, slander; case postponed, and defendant recommended to keep quiet meanwhile. [1642]

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June 26 - July 11 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 26 June - 11 July 1642

Appointment of Andries Hudde as surveyor; and engagement of Laurens Andriessen, for one month, as a mower. [1642] (page 129);Ordinance. Against drawing a knife and inflicting a wound therewith. [1642] (page 129);Minute of the attendance on the council of Messrs. Whiting and Hill, delegates from Hartford, to negotiate terms for the surrender of the lands of Fort Hope, on the Connecticut river. [1642] (page 130)

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July 9 - 30 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 9-30 July 1642

Conditiones a D. Directore Gen: Senatusq; novi Belgij D'nis Weytingh, atq; Hill Delegatis a Nobili Senatu Hartfordiensi, oblatæ. [In Smith's Hist, of New York, Alb. ed., p. 22.] [1642];Court proceedings. Richard Brudenell vs. John Celes; judgment for plaintiff and costs. (Aug. 7.) Dirck Corsen Stam vs. Tymen Jansen, for repayment of 550 guilders paid twice; defendant demands copy of papers; case continued. Philip Gerritsen vs. Johannes Winckelman, action of debt; case continued. [1642]

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August 14 - 21 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 14 -21 August 1642

Court proceedings. Thomas Seyl vs. Goodman Lengh, action of debt; judgment for plaintiff on condition that he secure the defendant against others. Thomas Willett vs. Dirck Cornelissen, slander; defendant declares that he can say nothing but what is good of the plaintiff; defendant ordered to throw something in the box for the poor. Tymen Jansen ads. Dirck Corsen (Stam); judgment for plaintiff. [1642] (page 132);Court proceedings. Stephen Harpele vs. Cosyn Gerritsen, action for payment of wages; judgment for plaintiff. [1642] (page 133)

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August 28 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 August 1642

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Uldrich Lupold, for breaking the company's seal on his chest, and taking out money; charge denied by defendant, who, with his wife, is ordered to swear, that neither of them, nor any one with their knowledge, had committed the act. Thomas Smith vs. Jan Pietersen, action for a gun; ordered that it be brought into court and parties then to settle their accounts. William Cornelisen Coster vs. skipper Houthuyn, for loss of wine by leakage, and for damage of goods; referred to arbitration. [1642];Resolution. To prevent the great injury done to the Indian trade, within Dutch territory, by the English, especially by one George Lamberton, on the Red Mountain (New Haven), and to authorize the fiscal to constrain him to pay the company's duties. [1642]

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September 4 - 6 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 4-6 September 1642

Court proceedings. David Pietersen (de Vries) vs. Hendrick Jansen, tailor; judgment for plaintiff with costs, and execution against defendant's furniture ordered. [1642];Court proceedings. Robert Pinoyer vs. Thomas Sandersen, assault; defendant justifies and says that the plaintiff forced his door; plaintiff ordered under arrest, and the case handed to the fiscal. Abraham Grevenraet vs. Dirck Corsen Stam, action on a promissory note; defendant says he is to pay in Virginia, and that the plaintiff is bound to serve him, which plaintiff denies; ordered that parties give security, the one for the payment, and the other that he was not bound at Amsterdam. [1642]

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September 6 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 6 September 1642

Testimony of Robert Cock, of Middlesex, England, Richard Brudenell, of Bedford, John Smith, of Oxford, and Rebecca Raetse, respecting the whereabouts of one John Brent, cooper, husband of said Rebecca. [1642]

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September 11 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11 September 1642

Court proceedings. Cornelis Melyn vs. Egbert Woutersen, for loss of the services of defendant's daughter, who had engaged to be married before her term of service expired; Elsje Jans, the maiden in question, testified that her mother and another woman had brought a young man to Staten Island, whom she had never seen before, and desired her to marry him; she declined at first, as she did not know him, and had no inclination to marry, but finally consented; she concluded by returning in court the pocket handkerchief she had received as a marriage present. [1642]

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September 11 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11 September 1642

Testimony of Edward Owens as to the whereabouts of John Brent, the cooper, and order to take said Owens into custody until some satisfactory intelligence be received of Brent. [1642]

1 4 138
September 11 - 18 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11-18 September 1642

Further testimony of Rebecca Raetse on the preceding subject, and evidence of Samuel Chandler and Margaret Fransum thereupon. [1642];Court proceedings. Dirck Corsen (Stam) vs. Jochem Kierstede, respecting a stolen sail which defendant had purchased; judgment for plaintiff, on condition that he prove property. [1642];Order to David Pietersen (de Vries) to swear to the correctness of his book, and that Lady Harvey owes him a balance of 45 guilders, or in default to forfeit his claim. [1642]

1 4 139
September 25 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 September 1642

Attachment issued at the suit of David Pietersen de Vries, for £4 14s. stg., due him from the estate of capt. Richard Stevens, for linen sold to Lady Harvey, who was at the time the wife of said Stevens; attachment ordered accordingly. Dirck Corsen Stam vs. Jochem Kierstede, for a sail alleged to have been stolen; defendant ordered to return or pay for the sail. Robert Bello vs. Barent Dircksen, for damages by hogs; referred to arbitration. [1642]

1 4 140
September 25 - October 9 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 September - 9 October 1642

Passport. Maryn Adriaensen, to protect him against those of the Red Mountain (New Haven), who threaten reprisals on account of the treatment received by Mr. Lamberton. [1642];Permit. Mr. Throgmorton and associates, to settle within nine miles of the Manhattans. [1642];Court proceedings. Cornelis Melyn vs. Egbert Woutersen, husband and guardian of Engel Jans, for damages in consequence of the abduction of Elsje Jans, his maid servant, from his service at Staten island; case postponed. [1642]

1 4 141
October 16 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 16 October 1642

Council minute. Order respecting the fees of Andries Hudde, the surveyor. [1642];Declaration. Elsje Jans, that she sent for Adriaen Pietersen, and that on his coming to Staten island she accompanied him to his yawl. [1642]

1 4 142
October 16 - 17 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 16-17 October 1642

Order imposing a fine of 6 stivers for a first default, 12 stivers for a second, and judgment for a third. [1642];Court proceedings. Jannitje Martens, widow of Jan Tomassen, deceased, vs. Jan van Meppelen, for breach of promise; plaintiff had permitted defendant to sleep with her, on a promise of marriage, which she proves, and now applies to the court to oblige defendant to keep his engagement; case postponed. [1642]

1 4 143
October 23 - 30 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23-30 October 1642

Court proceedings. Cornelis Melyn vs. Adriaen Petersen, and the fiscal vs. the same, for abduction of Mr. Melyn's servant girl; defendant ordered to bring the girl into court and deliver her to Cornelis Melyn, and receive her again from him on giving security for the payment of any damages he (Melyn) may have suffered. [1642];Resolution. To assist arriving settlers, as otherwise the country will come to nought, and the people remain in a miserable condition. [1642];Court proceedings. Maurits Jansen, from Broeckhuysen, vs. Everardus Bogardus, guardian of the children of Cornelis van Vorst, for money advanced to Jan van Vorst in Holland; case continued. Edward Owen vs. Richard Brudenell; case of outstanding accounts. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Jansen, tailor, for slandering the director general; defendant ordered to be put in irons until the fiscal take further information. [1642]

1 4 144
October 30 - November 6 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 30 October - 6 November 1642

Court proceedings. Maurits Jansen, from Broeckhuysen, vs. Everardus Bogardus, guardian of the children of Cornelis van Vorst, for money advanced to Jan van Vorst in Holland; case continued. Edward Owen vs. Richard Brudenell; case of outstanding accounts. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Jansen, tailor, for slandering the director general; defendant ordered to be put in irons until the fiscal take further information. (cont'd) [1642];Court proceedings. Laurens Cornelissen vs. Paulus Jansen, on a contract to dig land; judgment for plaintiff. Adriaen van der Donck vs. Jannitje Teunis, on a contract to serve Mr. Van Renselaer; as defendant is in the last months of pregnancy, case is postponed to the spring, on condition of giving security for contract and disbursements. [1642]

1 4 145
November 13 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 13 November 1642

Affidavits of Arent van Curler, secretary of Renselaerswyck, and others, as to offensive language alleged to have been used by Hendrick Jansen, tailor, in regard to director Kieft. [1642]

1 4 146
November 6 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 6 November 1642

Affidavits of Arent van Curler, secretary of Renselaerswyck, and others, as to offensive language alleged to have been used by Hendrick Jansen, tailor, in regard to director Kieft. (cont'd) [1642]

1 4 147
November 12 - 14 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 12-14 November 1642

Court proceedings. Minute of the amicable settlement of a slander suit between Adriaen van der Donck, sheriff of Renselaerswyck, and Frans Allersen, cooper. Declaration of Hendrick Jansen, from Oldenburgh, a soldier stationed at Achter Col, that he had sold powder to Schepmoes. [1642];Notice, by beat of drum, to Thomas Pop and Roger Jorissen, deserters, to make their appearance and defend themselves from such charge. [1642]

1 4 148
November 18 - 19 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 18-19 November 1642

Commission. Jacques Bentyn, Jochem Pietersen (Kuyter), Hendrick van Dyck, and Gysbert Opdyck, to act as judges, with councillor la Montagne, at the trial of Hendrick Jansen, tailor, for slandering the director-general. [1642];Evidence of Jan Damen and Burgher Jorissen in the above case. [1642]

1 4 149
November 19 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19 November 1642

Evidence of Jan Damen and Burgher Jorissen in the above case. (cont'd) [1642]

1 4 150
November 21 - 27 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 21-27 November 1642

Court proceedings. Hendrick van Dyck vs. William Cornelissen Coster, in an action for the recovery of beavers alleged to have been stolen; defendant ordered to produce the beavers in court. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Jansen, tailor, for slandering the director-general; defendant allowed copy of the charges, to answer the same in writing at the next session of the court. [1642];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Schepmoes, for purchasing stolen goods; defendant ordered to make restitution, and, on refusing to comply, is ordered under arrest. [1642]

1 4 151
November 27 - 28 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 27 - 28 November 1642

Sentence of Hendrick Jansen, tailor, for calling the director-general a villain, and saying it was a w...e that cast him out as her excrements; that he shall, with uncovered head, declare before the director's door, after the ringing of the bell, that he had falsely uttered said infamous words, and beg pardon of God and the court; in case of refusal, to be banished for six years; in addition, to pay 300 guilders fine, and costs. [1642] (page 152);Order. Hendrick Jansen aforesaid to prepare to sail in the Peacock, as he refuses to comply with the terms of the above sentence. [1642] (page 153)

1 4 152-153
December 4 - 11 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 4-11 December 1642

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Michel Picet and Nicholas Boot, for an assault on the wife of one Touchyn; defendant to pay surgeon's fees, and 20 guilders to the woman. Nicholas Boot vs. Michel Picet, for payment of labor in clearing land; referred to arbitration. George Rapalje vs. Michel Picet, damages for injuring a goat; judgment for plaintiff, 4 guilders. [1642];Order. The fiscal to put in execution the sentence pronounced against Hendrick Jansen. [1642];Appointment. George Baxter as English secretary. [1642]

1 4 154
December 14 1642 Dutch colonial council minutes, 14 December 1642

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. David Anderson, for an assault with intent to commit a rape; prisoner pleaded guilty; sentence, to be publicly whipped and then banished. [1642]

1 4 155-156
January 8 - 22 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 8-22 January 1643

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Snediger, for violation of the ordinance respecting weights and measures; fined.;Court proceedings. John Brint, cooper, vs. Mr. Heyl; case referred to Mr. Allerton and Thomas Baxter. [1643]

1 4 157
January 27 - February 5 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 27 January - 5 February 1643

Declaration. Abel Rendenhasen that he made gloves from English duffels three years ago, in the bay. [1643];Deposition. Geertje Nannincx and Roelant Hackwaert respecting some pits of Indian corn at Mareckkawick. [1643];Court proceedings. Adam Hooft vs. Hendrick van Dyck, slander; parties ordered to produce their evidence. Marcus Jansen vs. Burgert Jorisen, action for reparation of character, having been imprisoned on a charge of theft; defendant denies having so accused the plaintiff; court promises plaintiff a certificate whenever he proves his innocence. [1643]

1 4 158
February 5 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 5 February 1643

Sundry depositions in the case of Hooft vs. Van Dyck, supra. [1643]

1 4 159
February 19 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19 February 1643

Court proceedings. John Celes vs. Ralph Cardel, action for 200 lbs. tobacco; judgment for plaintiff. Hans Nelissen vs. Evert Jansen, for restitution of a piece of cloth left with defendant to be made into a coat, and which was stolen; referred to arbitration. Hendrick van Dyck vs. Adam Hooft, slander; defendant ordered to prove the truth of what he alleged, which he offers to do. [1643];Application of Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland), commissary, for an increase of salary; granted. [1643]

1 4 160
February 25 - March 25 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 February - 25 March 1643

Commission. Maryn Adriaensen to attack a party of Indians behind Corlear's Hook, and serjeant Rodolff to attack another party at at Pavonia, behind Jan Eversen (Bout's). (page 161);Resolution. To enlist a number of planters, "in order to put a bit in the mouth of the heathen." [1643] (page 161-163);Resolution. Appointing a day of general fast and prayer, in consequence of the war with the Indians. [1643] Proclamation of peace with the Indians of Long island. [1643] (page 163)

1 4 161-163
March 28 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 March 1643

Particulars of two attempts on the life of director Kieft, by Maryn Adriaensen, formerly a freebooter and seaman under Compaan and his partisans; imprisonment of Maryn; application for his release; resolution to send him to Holland. [1643]

1 4 164-165
April 22 - 30 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 22-30 April 1643

Articles of peace between the Dutch and the Indians of Achkinkeshacky, Tappaen, Rechgawawanc, Kichtawanc and Sintsinck. [1643];Court proceedings. Cornelis Lambertsen Cool vs. Jan Damen, action for a piece of land; proof ordered. Fiscal vs. Dirck Cornelissen, for removing the sentry's hat in front of the director's door, and nailing it to a post; case put over. [1643]

1 4 166
May 6 - 21 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 6-21 May 1643

Court proceedings. Abraham Rycken vs. Michel Pauwelsen, action to recover price of land; judgment for plaintiff. Fiscal vs. Dirck Cornelissen, ut supra; ordered that the evidence be reduced to writing by the secretary. [1643];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Adriaen van der Donck, sheriff of Renselaerswyck, for an encroachment on the privileges of this country; defendant, being in default, is ordered to be summoned again. [1643]

1 4 167
June 11 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11 June 1643

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Oule Pouwelsen, for insolence in his master's house; defendant committed to prison, at his master's expense, until evidence be heard. [1643];Order. On a petition of George Rapalje, for repossession of the land now cultivated by Tymen Jansen, that he designate his land, when justice shall be done him. [1643]

1 4 168
June 17 - 18 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 17-18 June 1643

Permission to Hendrick Jansen, tailor, to remain in the country to settle his affairs, until the sailing of the Prince Maurice, when he must positively take his departure. [1643];Ordinance. Against selling intoxicating liquors to Indians. [1643];Re-enactment of the ordinance of the 13th April, 1642, against fugitives from service. [1643]

1 4 169
June 18 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 18 June 1643

Court proceedings. Abraham Rycken vs. Michel Pauwelsen, action for payment of a plantation; plaintiff authorized to re-enter into possession unless the purchase-money be paid, with costs. Juriaen Hendricksen vs. Anthony Jansen, for work done; defendant denies that the work was completed; plaintiff to prove his claim. [1643]

1 4 170
June 25 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 June 1643

Court proceedings. Isaac Allerton vs. Hendrick Jansen and Peter Pia, actions of debt; judgment for plaintiff. [1643];Minute of the rendition of two Englishmen, fugitives from service, to Mr. Moor, of Virginia, and of their forcible liberation by Nicholas Sloper and Mathew Nicola, who are arrested in consequence, and afterwards admitted to bail on their promise to return the English fugitives. [1643]

1 4 171
July 2 - 9 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 2-9 July 1643

Court proceedings. Various actions of debt. Barent Jansen vs. Cornelis Melyn, for breach of contract made with plaintiff at Amsterdam; defendant makes affidavit that plaintiff had not executed his part of the contract; judgment for defendant. [1643];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Adriaen van der Donck, sheriff of Renselaerswyck; defendant being a second time in default, is ordered to be summoned again to appear at fort Amsterdam within four weeks. Abraham Jacobsen van Steenwyck vs. Anna Gerrits, for payment of his wife's share of her father's estate; referred to arbitration. Isaac de Foreest vs. Peter van der Linde, for a hogshead of tobacco that is missing; witness relates a conversation in the old church respecting the removal of tobacco thence; case referred. [1643]

1 4 172
July 9 - August 6 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 9 July - 6 August 1643

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Adriaen van der Donck, sheriff of Renselaerswyck; defendant being a second time in default, is ordered to be summoned again to appear at fort Amsterdam within four weeks. Abraham Jacobsen van Steenwyck vs. Anna Gerrits, for payment of his wife's share of her father's estate; referred to arbitration. Isaac de Foreest vs. Peter van der Linde, for a hogshead of tobacco that is missing; witness relates a conversation in the old church respecting the removal of tobacco thence; case referred. (cont'd) [1643];Court proceedings. Sundry actions for debt. [1643]

1 4 173
August 20 - 27 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 20-27 August 1643

Court proceedings. Sundry actions for debt. [1643]

1 4 174
September 3 - 10 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 3-10 September 1643

Court proceedings. Gillis de Voocht vs. Teunis Tomassen, for the delivery of a house; plaintiff offers payment in beavers, which is most current here, and is convertible into money or other goods; judgment for plaintiff, the beavers to be estimated at their current value in coin. [1643];Court proceedings. Jan Schepmoes, guardian of Maritje Pieters' child, vs. Claes Calf; case postponed until defendant can consult with the co-heirs of Brant Pelen. [1643];Resolution. On a requisition for supplies for Curaçao, to send to New England for a cargo of dry fish; pork, beef and peas being plenty in New Netherland. [1643]

1 4 175
September 15 - 29 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 15-29 September 1643

Request of the board of Eight men, that Jan Damen be expelled; protest of said Damen; resolutions of the Eight men to renew the war against the Indians, except those of Long island, who are to be encouraged to bring in the heads of some of the enemy, to enlist as many men as possible, and to meet every Saturday. [1643] (page 176);Minute, setting forth the arrival of the ship Fortune from the Canary islands with wine, but short of provisions and water, requesting permission to sell some of the cargo on payment of duties, which the master afterwards refused to pay, and dropped down towards Staten island, where he transferred part of his wines to Isaac Allerton's bark; ship seized and ordered back into port, but instead of returning, Jacob Gerritsen Blenck, the skipper, sailed in the night, and was prosecuted; sentence, Jacob Gerritsen Blenck is declared a rebel, a contemner of justice and a defrauder of the company's rights; fined 300 guilders and his ship and cargo confiscated, with costs. [1643] (page 176-177).

1 4 176-177
October 8 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 8 October 1643

Proceedings against Adriaen van der Donck, sheriff of Renselaerswyck, for having arrested, on board Mr. Van Renselaer's bark, some goods belonging to one Jan Laurensen, consigned to his partner at Fort Orange, on which the duties had been paid in Holland, and for having sold the same; not appearing to defend himself, is declared contumax, and a rebel to justice, and condemned to restore the said goods or their value, fined 100 guilders and costs, and warned not to repeat his offense. [1643]

1 4 178
October 17 - November 12 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 17 October - 12 November 1643

Resolution. To attack Mamaronock, chief of the Wiquaeskec Indians, and his tribe; present, capt. John Onderhil, ensign De Leu, Cornelis Melyn, Thomas Hall, Isaac Allerton (erased). [1643];Court proceedings. Actions for debt; Teunis Nysson vs. Peter Colet, for injury done to a young animal by defendant's boy; judgment for plaintiff, 15 guilders, payable when the lad should have served defendant two months; should he die before that time, proportional damages. [1643]

1 4 179
November 16 - 26 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 16-26 November 1643

Rules to be observed by the company's servants and the Burgher guard. [1643];Affidavit. Manuel de Gerrit, the giant, and Big Manuel, that John Selis had inflicted a severe wound on Little Manuel's cow, and that old John had driven a number of cows and horses into the swamp (on the Manhattans). [1643];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. old John Selis, for driving cattle into the swamp, and wounding a cow; defendant to pay damages, also a fine of 25 guilders and costs, and forbidden to repeat the offense on pain of banishment. Fiscal vs. Borger Joris, for payment of duties; judgment for plaintiff, and defendant ordered to make a return of all he carried to the North and brought thence since he began to trade. [1643]

1 4 180
November 28 - December 5 1643 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 November - 5 December 1643

Bail entered by Brian Kelly and John Masten for the appearance of Robert Eden at the fort next Monday, to apologize to his lieutenant, when the troop is paraded, for the fault he had committed, and to ask pardon of God, the court and the officer. [1643];Certificate. Of the director and council that ensign Hendrick van Dyck, on going the rounds on the 5th October last, with some musquiteers, had been wounded in the arm by a musket ball, which also grazed his breast. [1643]

1 4 181
January 14 - 28 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 14-28 January 1644

Court proceedings. Actions for debt. [1644]

1 4 182
February 1 - March 3 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 1 February - 3 March 1644

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. John Haes, theft; prisoner acknowledges having shot a hog, and stolen a gun from David Pietersen (de Vries), also, that he pulled off Lawrence the Norman's shoes, when he was wounded by the Indians, and sold them for three guilders; prisoner is pardoned in consideration of his having served as a soldier in the present campaign, on condition that he give security for the damage he committed, and for his future good behavior; should he be again guilty of similar crimes, he shall then be hanged without mercy. [1644];Court proceedings. Jochem Kierstede vs. Sybolt Claesen, action for payment of a share in a bark; judgment for plaintiff. [1644] (page 183);Manumission of Manuel de Gerrit, the giant, and ten other negroes, with their wives, from slavery, on condition that each of the men pay the government yearly, during their lives, 30 skepels (22 ½ bu.) maize, wheat, peas or beans, and one fat hog valued at 20 guilders, and that their children, already in existence or hereafter born, shall be slaves. [1644] (page 183-184);Court proceedings. Maritje Livens vs. Jan Snediger, slander; case continued. [1644] (page 184)

1 4 183-184
March 10 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 10 March 1644

Court proceedings. Adriaen Willemsen vs. Peter Wyncoop, on complaint that the defendant had stated that the plaintiff gave information that there were prohibited goods on board; defendant says it was the boatswain, who is ordered to appear, and Wyncoop is discharged. Sundry actions for debt. [1644]

1 4 185
March 17 - May 10 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 17 March - 10 May 1644

Court proceedings. Adriaen Willemsen vs. Andrew the boatswain, for having reported that plaintiff had informed against Renselaer's ship for having contraband goods on board; defendant says Lubbert Jansen told him so; Lubbert Jansen declares that what he reported about the ship is untrue, that he knows nothing of the plaintiff but what is honorable and virtuous, is sorry for what he said, and begs plaintiff's pardon; Lubbert Jansen to pay costs. [1644] (page 186);Resolution. That a clearing be made on Manhattan island, extending from the Great Bouwery to Emanuel's plantation, and that all who wish to pasture their cattle within this clearing, to save them from the Indians, appear on Monday next, to build a fence around the same. [1644] (page 186);Minute. Of the arrival at Stamford of Mamarunack, Wapgaurin, chiefs of Kichtawanck, Mongochkonnome, Pappennoharrow, of Wiquaeskeck and Nochpeen, together with the Wappings, to solicit capt. Underhill to sue in their name for peace, which is granted on condition they keep quiet in future. [1644] (page 186);Minute. Of the appearance of Gauwarowe, sachem of Matinnecock, to sue for peace for his own tribe, and the Indians of Marospinc and Siketenhacky, which is granted, provided they do not harbor any of the Indians of Reckowhacky, the Bay, and Marechkawick. [1644] (page 187);Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Thomas Baxter, for breach of arrest, and taking with him one Mr. Root, likewise under arrest; defendant fined, and condemned also to pay Mr. Root's tavern bill. Cornelis Volkersen vs. Adam Mat (? Mot), for payment of rye; judgment for plaintiff. [1644] (page 187)

1 4 186-187
May 17 - June 6 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 17 May - 6 June 1644

Court proceedings. Elsje Jans, widow of Jan Petersen, vs. William Harlo, for breach of promise; plaintiff produces a shilling which she says she received from defendant as a pledge of his troth; defendant ordered to prove that plaintiff had acted unbecomingly since he was betrothed to her. Jan Schepmoes vs. Claes Calff, husband of Brant Pelen's daughter; plaintiff demands that Aeltje Claes, daughter of Maritje Pieters, be provided with a maintenance out of the estate of Brant Pelen, agreeably to the marriage articles; defendant denies the jurisdiction of the court, and appeals to his competent judges in Mr. Renselaer's colonie; case referred to that court. [1644] (page 188);Court proceedings. Sybert Claesen vs. Aeltje Brackoenje, for payment of boards; plaintiff having transferred the work to baes Juriaen, is ordered to pay for the boards. On petition of Philip Gerritsen, the fiscal is ordered to obtain satisfaction for him from John Underhill, on the return of the latter (see Vol. 2, p. 101). [1644] (page 188);Notice. To all persons interested in a Spanish bark, Frank Creolie, of Havana, master, laden with sugar, tobacco and ebony wood, and a bark, Croisie of Biscay, master, laden with wine, captured in the river of the bay of Matique on her voyage from New Spain, both which vessels were brought to the Manhattans by the privateer La Garce, to appear and show cause why said vessels should not be condemned as good prizes. [1644] (page 188);Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Michel Christoffelsen, on a charge of stabbing some of the company's negroes; prisoner pleads guilty; sentence, twelve months' hard labor in chains, with the company's negroes. Simon Pos vs. Adriaen van der Donck; plaintiff must apply first to the court of Renselaerswyck, and in case he do not obtain justice there, then appeal to this court. Henry Sately vs. Adam Mat (? Mot), action of debt; defendant denies having received the timber for which payment is demanded; parties referred to John Underhill, Baxter and Mr. Smith, as arbitrators. [1644] ( page 189)

1 4 188-190
June 7 - 30 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 7 - 30 June 1644

Ordinance. Against depositing ashes and other filth, or making water, inside fort Amsterdam. [1644];Court proceedings. Goody Gerritsen ads. Thomas Sandersen, slander; settled. Henry Hewit vs. Gerrit Jacobsen, for destroying plaintiff's eye with an arrow; plaintiff pleads that more persons than he were shooting arrows at the time; ordered to prove it. [1644];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Laurens Cornelissen; case continued. Henry Hewit vs. Gerrit Jacobsen; defendant produces two witnesses who were discharging arrows, but they denied having touched plaintiff. [1644]

1 4 191
July 6 - 8 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 6-8 July 1644

Affidavits. Cosyn Laurentsen, Gerrit Wolphertsen, and others, as to the circumstances attending the killing of a man near the house of Gerrit Wolphertsen, at the Flatt (L. I.), where a garrison is now posted, by a gun fired by Thomas Mabs, by order of serjeant Hubbard. [1644] (page 192);Sentence, by court martial, of Steven Stevensen and Thomas Mabs, for the killing of John Windtwodt (? Wentworth), and attempting to kill Thomas Cornil; prisoners, to be shot; with pardon of the above prisoners, such sentence having been pronounced only to make an impression on them and others. [1644] (page 192);Court proceedings. Peter Wolphertsen, husband of Hester Symons, vs. Thomas Sandersen, husband of Sara Cornelisen, slander; defendant's wife declares she knows nothing against Hester Symons, and has seen nothing amiss with her, and begs her pardon if she hath ever spoken ill of her. Mr. Moor vs. Mr. Spyser, in a case of attachment on a bark belonging to Peter Lourensen and Mr. Trockmorton; Lourensen is condemned to deliver the bark to Spicer agreeably to the power of attorney, on condition that the latter give security for the value of the vessel, in case Mr. Moor hereafter prove that the owner is indebted to him, when the money must be returned (see Vol. 2, p. 119). Condemnation of the two Spanish prizes captured by the privateer La Garce (see supra, p. 188). [1644] (page 193)

1 4 192-193
July 8 - 14 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 8-14 July 1644

Court proceedings. Peter Wolphertsen, husband of Hester Symons, vs. Thomas Sandersen, husband of Sara Cornelisen, slander; defendant's wife declares she knows nothing against Hester Symons, and has seen nothing amiss with her, and begs her pardon if she hath ever spoken ill of her. Mr. Moor vs. Mr. Spyser, in a case of attachment on a bark belonging to Peter Lourensen and Mr. Trockmorton; Lourensen is condemned to deliver the bark to Spicer agreeably to the power of attorney, on condition that the latter give security for the value of the vessel, in case Mr. Moor hereafter prove that the owner is indebted to him, when the money must be returned (see Vol. 2, p. 119). Condemnation of the two Spanish prizes captured by the privateer La Garce (see supra, p. 188). (cont'd) [1644];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Laurens Cornelissen, skipper of the Maid of Enckhuysen, smuggling; defendant to pay 10 gallons of wine to the fiscal and friends. Same vs. same; adultery with Hellegond Joris; defendant denies the charge and is ordered to clear himself on oath. Same vs. same, for speaking disrespectfully of the director-general; defendant ordered to prove his allegagations (see Vol. 2, p. 117, 118). [1644]

1 4 194
July 14 - 21 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 14-21 July 1644

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Laurens Cornelissen, skipper of the Maid of Enckhuysen, smuggling; defendant to pay 10 gallons of wine to the fiscal and friends. Same vs. same; adultery with Hellegond Joris; defendant denies the charge and is ordered to clear himself on oath. Same vs. same, for speaking disrespectfully of the director-general; defendant ordered to prove his allegagations (see Vol. 2, p. 117, 118). (cont'd) [1644];Resolution for the distribution of soldiers arrived from Curaçao. [1644];Minute of Bastiaen Jansen Crol, and others, adjoined councillors, rejecting the objections of Laurens Cornelissen to director Kieft and Mr. La Montagne as judges, and ordering him to prove his allegations against the director-general, on pain of being punished according to the Imperial Statutes. [1644];Court proceedings. Isaac de Foreest vs. John Detton, slander; defendant declares that he knows nothing of the plaintiff and his wife but what is good and honorable. [1644]

1 4 195-196
July 28 - August 2 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 July - 2 August 1644

Sentence of Laurens Cornelissen for calumniating the director-general, stating that he had carried a box of pearls for him to Amsterdam; that he beg pardon of the director in open court, and acknowledge that he had spoken falsely, otherwise to be banished until he prove his assertion; Laurens Cornelissen persists and appeals to Amsterdam, whereupon execution of the sentence is ordered, notwithstanding the appeal, and the goods, in the hands of the fiscal are confiscated. Fiscal vs. Laurens Cornelissen, for adultery with Hellegond Joris; defendant denies the charge upon oath, and it is dismissed. [1644];Summons to Nicolaes Coorn, commander at Beeren island, to appear at fort Amsterdam to answer a complaint of Govert Loockermans. [1644]

1 4 197
August 4 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 4 August 1644

Ordinance. Imposing a duty on beavers and an excise on beer. [1644];Commission. William de Key to be receiver of the above duties. [1644]

1 4 198
August 8 - 18 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 8-18 August 1644

Court proceedings. Jan Jansen Schepmoes vs. the heirs of late Brant Peters, for share of deceased's estate belonging to the orphan children of Maritje Peters, according to the marriage articles. This case had been referred to the court at Renselaerswyck (supra, p. 188), but no decision having been made there, plaintiff insists that it be brought again before this court; defendant says he is about to embark for Holland; parties referred to the court at Amsterdam, where the property lies; meanwhile, the money claimed shall remain attached in the hands of the late Mr. Renselaer's heirs; Peter Wolphersen (van Couwenhouven) vs. Michiel Christoffelsen, Paulus Heyman and Huybert Jansen, for cutting his wainscot with their cutlasses; plead guilty; sentence, Heyman and Jansen to ride the Wooden horse for three hours; Christoffelsen, being his second offense, is to stand three hours under the gallows, with a cutlass in his hand. [1644];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. the brewers of New Amsterdam, for payment of the excise pursuant to the ordinance (supra, p. 198); defendants ordered to be prosecuted if they persist in their contumacy. [1644]

1 4 199
August 25 - September 2 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 August - 2 September 1644

Declaration. Brewers of New Amsterdam, that if they voluntarily pay the excise, they will have the Eight men and the commonalty about their ears. [1644];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Philip Gerritsen for payment of the excise; judgment for plaintiff. [1644];Proclamation against harboring Huybert Jansen and Michel Christoffelsen, who are summoned to appear within twenty-four hours in court and prove their innocence. [1644];Court proceedings. Frederick Lubbersen vs. Laurens Cornelissen; defendant will willingly construct the dyke in front of plaintiff's house and lot, provided the director repair the road in front of the secretary's house; rev. Everardus Bogardus and Dirck Cornelissen are appointed arbitrators to settle the dispute between the parties respecting the delivery of a house sold by defendant to plaintiff. On application for the removal of an attachment laid on money in Frederick Lubbertsen's hands belonging to Laurens Cornelissen, ordered that the same be removed on Cornelissen giving security for the delivery of certain beavers in Holland to Messrs. De Visser and De Raet. [1644]

1 4 200
September 2 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 2 September 1644

Court proceedings. Frederick Lubbersen vs. Laurens Cornelissen; defendant will willingly construct the dyke in front of plaintiff's house and lot, provided the director repair the road in front of the secretary's house; rev. Everardus Bogardus and Dirck Cornelissen are appointed arbitrators to settle the dispute between the parties respecting the delivery of a house sold by defendant to plaintiff. On application for the removal of an attachment laid on money in Frederick Lubbertsen's hands belonging to Laurens Cornelissen, ordered that the same be removed on Cornelissen giving security for the delivery of certain beavers in Holland to Messrs. De Visser and De Raet. (cont'd) [1644]

1 4 201
September 8 - 15 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 8-15 September 1644

Court proceedings. Various actions for debt. Declaration of Cornelis Pietersen and Laurens Andriessen, that they met a negro returning last Sunday with a bow and arrow, and were informed by a negress that a man had been killed near Thomas Hall's, by the Indians. [1644];Court proceedings. John Bridges &Co. vs. David Abrahamsen Sprinchaes, for half their sloop which plaintiffs sold to defendant; case postponed. [1644];Court proceedings. Rev. Everardus Bogardus, for Tryn Jonas, vs. Jacob Roy, action for a small piece of ground; ordered that the director and council examine the ground in dispute. Fiscal vs. Jan Sytjes, for drawing a knife; defendant fined. [1644]

1 4 202
September 29 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 29 September 1644

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Cornelis Pietersen and Laurens Andriessen, soldiers, for breach of the peace last Sunday and wounding Richard Pinoyer; defendants to pay a fine of 150 guilders, to ride the Wooden horse during the parade, and to be conveyed thence to prison, or else to go immediately on shipboard and not return on shore, on forfeiture of their wages. Michel Jansen vs. Laurens Cornelissen, for the recovery of 90 guilders due by plaintiff's man-servant, whom the defendant carried from the colonie without consent; defendant denies that he knew the man to be a hired servant; plaintiff maintains that the defendant ought to have delivered the man over to the fiscal at the Manhattans, and not carried him elsewhere; judgment for plaintiff. William de Key vs. Hendrick Kip, slander; ordered that defendant's wife appear next Thursday and acknowledge in court, that what she stated to the prejudice of the plaintiff is false, and not repeat the offense on pain of severer punishment. [1644]

1 4 203
October 6 - 8 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 6-8 October 1644

Court proceedings. William de Key vs. Nicolaes Coorn, for damages in firing on Govert Loockerman's vessel when passing Beeren island; defendant pleads the authority of patroon Renselaer, which he is ordered to prove (see Vol. 2. p. ...). Jochem Kierstede vs. Isaac Allerton, for the surrender of the indenture of Lewis Hulet's servant; case postponed. [1644];Court proceedings. Symon Dircksen Pos, appellant, Adriaen van der Dock, respondent, in appeal from a judgment of the court of Renselaerswyck in a case of slander; judgment of the court below confirmed, with costs, and appellant fined 10 guilders towards building the church. Jochem Kierstede ads. Isaac Allerton, for the discharge of James Bier; ordered, that Louis Hulet prove that James Bier is his servant. (See supra, 204.) William Nikey, attorney for Govert Loockerman, vs. Nicolas Coorn, of Renselaerswyck, for damage to the plaintiff's sloop; judgment for plaintiff; damages to be assessed, and judgment to be approved by patroon Van Renselaer, meanwhile, defendant not to leave New Netherland (see Vol. 2, pp. 100, 117, 129). Symon Dirckson Pos vs. Adriaen van der Donck, in case of attachment; judgment for defendant for amount of his interest in the above decree in appeal. [1644]

1 4 204
October 8 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 8 October 1644

Court proceedings. Symon Dircksen Pos, appellant, Adriaen van der Dock, respondent, in appeal from a judgment of the court of Renselaerswyck in a case of slander; judgment of the court below confirmed, with costs, and appellant fined 10 guilders towards building the church. Jochem Kierstede ads. Isaac Allerton, for the discharge of James Bier; ordered, that Louis Hulet prove that James Bier is his servant. (See supra, 204.) William Nikey, attorney for Govert Loockerman, vs. Nicolas Coorn, of Renselaerswyck, for damage to the plaintiff's sloop; judgment for plaintiff; damages to be assessed, and judgment to be approved by patroon Van Renselaer, meanwhile, defendant not to leave New Netherland (see Vol. 2, pp. 100, 117, 129). Symon Dirckson Pos vs. Adriaen van der Donck, in case of attachment; judgment for defendant for amount of his interest in the above decree in appeal. (cont'd) [1644]

1 4 205
October 20 - November 10 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 20 October - 10 November 1644

Court proceedings. Augustyn Heerman vs. Philip Geraerdy, action for wine purchased; case postponed (see Vol. 2, p. 131). Andries Hudde vs. Juriaen Hendricksen, action to compel defendant to complete a job of work he contracted for; judgment for plaintiff. [1644] (page 206);Order. That the ship The Arms of Renselaerswyck do not sail without paying the duties on her cargo of beaver, which it is resolved to collect here, in consequence of urgent public necessity, and for the preservation of the country. [1644] (page 206);Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Peter Wyncoop, supercargo of the ship The Arms of Renselaerswyck, smuggling; on petition of Arent van Curler, case referred to the directors of the W. I. Co. in Amsterdam, as the vessel is old and leaky. [1644] (page 206);Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Symon Volckertsen, theft; second offense; sentence, to be conveyed to the place of public execution and there flogged, as an example and terror to evil doers, and then banished. [1644] (page 207);Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Anthony Pietersen, as accessory in the above theft; evidence of Jan Schepmoes, and declaration of the prisoner in the case. [1644] (page 207)

1 4 206-207
November 15 - 25 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 15-25 November 1644

Court proceedings. Isaac Allerton vs. Thomas Sandersen, case of attachment; defendant claims that as he has had no settlement with the plaintiff, the attachment was invalid; plaintiff exhibits a note of hand of defendant; the attachment having been sued out by defendant's servant, on a claim for wages, judgment is rendered for him and plaintiff. In the matter of Anthony Pietersen, as accessory to the theft committed by Simon Volkertsen, the prisoner is pardoned in consideration of his long services, and warned not to repeat the offense. [1644];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. William Wodheyt, from Yorkshire, and Thomas Cornel, from Hertfordshire, soldiers, on a charge of desertion and theft; the former pleads guilty to both charges, the latter to desertion only; sentence, Wodheyt to be conveyed to the place of execution and shot to death, Cornel to be conveyed to the same place, and there fastened to a stake, and a ball fired over his head, as an example to other evil doers. Hans Kierstede vs. Hendrick Jansen, action for moneys attached; judgment for plaintiff; ordered that the moneys be deposited in court. [1644]

1 4 208
November 25 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 November 1644

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. William Wodheyt, from Yorkshire, and Thomas Cornel, from Hertfordshire, soldiers, on a charge of desertion and theft; the former pleads guilty to both charges, the latter to desertion only; sentence, Wodheyt to be conveyed to the place of execution and shot to death, Cornel to be conveyed to the same place, and there fastened to a stake, and a ball fired over his head, as an example to other evil doers. Hans Kierstede vs. Hendrick Jansen, action for moneys attached; judgment for plaintiff; ordered that the moneys be deposited in court. (cont'd) [1644]

1 4 209
November 25 - December 15 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 November - 15 December 1644

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. William Wodheyt, from Yorkshire, and Thomas Cornel, from Hertfordshire, soldiers, on a charge of desertion and theft; the former pleads guilty to both charges, the latter to desertion only; sentence, Wodheyt to be conveyed to the place of execution and shot to death, Cornel to be conveyed to the same place, and there fastened to a stake, and a ball fired over his head, as an example to other evil doers. Hans Kierstede vs. Hendrick Jansen, action for moneys attached; judgment for plaintiff; ordered that the moneys be deposited in court. (cont'd) [1644];Declaration. Gerrit Hendricksen, a lad, that, throwing a piece of an earthen pot at a dog, he accidentally struck Jacob Melyn in the eye. [1644];Appointment of arbitrators to determine a difference between Thomas Hall and Sybout Claesen, about the building a house. [1644];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Symon Jansen, skipper of the ship St. Peter, smuggling; plaintiff ordered to serve a copy of his demand on plaintiff. [1644]

1 4 210
December 17 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 17 December 1644

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Symon Jansen, skipper of the ship St. Peter, smuggling; defendant answers plaintiff's demand, and plaintiff replies; evidence in the case. [1644]

1 4 211
December 19 1644 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19 December 1644

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Symon Jansen, skipper of the ship St. Peter, smuggling; ship and cargo confiscated. [1644]

1 4 212-213
January 5 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 5 January 1645

Court proceedings. Isaac Allerton vs. Sybout Clasen, action of debt; defendant is willing to pay if plaintiff deliver his ground brief. Augustyn Heerman vs. Isaac Abrahamsen; defendant admits having purchased the wines in company with Geraerdy; case postponed. Catrina Trico vs. Paulus van der Beeck, slander; ordered that written evidence be produced. [1645];Appointment of George Grace, of Virginia, as attorney of the director and council, to take possession of the effects of Jacob Gerritsen Brent. [1645]

1 4 214
January 10 - 12 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 10-12 January 1645

Court proceedings. Catalyn Trico vs. Pauwels van der Beeck, slander; defendant declares he cannot prove his assertions, and that he knows nothing of the plaintiff but what is virtuous and good, and, as he struck her, will pay her 2 ½ guilders (see Vol 2, p. 139). [1645];Sentence of court martial on Barent Jorissen Tourbay; that he shall beg pardon of his captain, ensign, and serjeant, and ride the Wooden horse. [1645];Certificate of the good character of Jan Jansen Schepmoes, signed by the director-general. [1645]

1 4 215
February 23 - March 9 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23 February - 9 March 1645

Ordinance. Against selling munitions of war to the Indians. [1645];Minute. Refusing to accede to the petition of captain Jan de Fries and ensign Gysbert de Leeuw, for the same allowance for board as in Brazil. [1645]

1 4 216
March 9 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 9 March 1645

Minute. Refusing to accede to the petition of captain Jan de Fries and ensign Gysbert de Leeuw, for the same allowance for board as in Brazil. (cont'd) [1645]

1 4 217
March 21 - 23 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 21-23 March 1645

Court proceedings. Abraham Pietersen, miller, vs. Sybout Claesen; defendant and his wife declare that they know nothing of the plaintiff but what is good and honorable. Arent Steffeniers vs. Jan Snediger, for the recovery of 15 guilders awarded plaintiff by arbitrators as reparation for a blow; judgment for plaintiff. George Homs vs. Charles Morgan, for damages; referred to captain Underhill, lieut. Baxter, and capt. de Vries. Director Kieft, as attorney for Messrs. de Visser and Raet, vs. Evert Cornelissen; plaintiff referred for satisfaction to Laurens Cornelissen, defendant's brother. [1645];Minute. That rev. Mr. Bogardus refused to receive an admonition, in writing, sent him by director Kieft, with consent of the council. [1645]

1 4 218
March 30 - April 6 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 30 March - 6 April 1645

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Tobias Esaiasen and Barent Jorissen Tourbay, for having carried off a wounded goat from the strand, and eaten it; sentenced to ride the Wooden horse. [1645];Sale of the yacht St. Martin to Edward Moor, for 1,300 guilders. [1645];Interrogatories to Cornelis Melyn, respecting articles he purchased from the skipper of the Blue Cock, and his answers. [1645]

1 4 219
April 6 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 6 April 1645

Declaration. Of John Wilcock, that he was drunk when he stated at the North, that John Dolling owed him 1,500 guilders. [1645];Court proceedings. Capt. de Vries vs. John Wilcock, slander; defendant declares he was drunk at the time and knew not what he said, begs the captain's pardon, and confesses that he spoke falsely; is fined 50 guilders. Fiscal vs. Peter van den Berch and William de Key; as the number of the council is small, capt. Jan de Fries, ensign Gysbert de Leuw, commissaries Van Cortland and Opdyck, are adjoined pro hac vice; William de Key challenges the captain, on the ground that he is a friend to the opposite party, and an enemy to him; Van den Bergh challenges Opdyck. [1645]

1 4 220
May 2 - 8 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 2-8 May 1645

Court proceedings. Adam Brouwer vs. Hendrick Jansen, blacksmith, on the purchase of a house; plaintiff demands delivery of the deed; defendant does not object, provided plaintiff promise to pay the account delivered; ordered, that the deed be delivered to defendant, with a clause mortgaging the premises for the amount of the debt. Gysbert Opdyck vs. Teunis Cray's wife, slander; defendant ordered to prove her words. Gysbert de Leuw vs. Johan de Fries, slander; proof ordered. Fiscal vs. Cornelis Melyn, for payment of hides confiscated in the ship St. Peter; defendant acknowledges correctness of the account, but declines payment; judgment for plaintiff, and execution ordered; in case defendant is not sufficient, his securities are to be looked to. [1645];Minute. That on the firing a salute on the 22d April, in honor of the peace concluded with the Indians, Jacob Jacobsen Roy, the gunner, was badly wounded in his right arm by the bursting of a brass six-pounder. [1645]

1 4 221
May 11 - 29 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11-29 May 1645

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Peter van den Bergh and William de Key; the adjoined councillors appearing, William de Key again challenges capt. de Fries, for cause; Van den Bergh withdraws his challenge against Opdyck; ordered, that the fiscal make further inquiry respecting the cloth, and who took it out of the cases. Richard Cloff vs. Philip White, for payment of 22 cwt. of pork; defendant says he paid Mr. Bosserood (Bushrood) in Virginia; plaintiff ordered to give security for the delivery of the note, and defendant, before leaving here, shall give security for the debt. Gysbert Opdyck vs. Teunis Cray's wife; defendant, failing to prove her assertion, is ordered to hold her tongue, on pain of punishment. [1645] (page 222);Appointment. Peter Cornelissen to be the company's house carpenter. [1645] (page 222);Resolution. To employ Witaneywen, sachem of Mochgonnekonck, on Long island, with 27 warriors, who offered their services, to attack a party of hostile Indians. [1645] (page 222);Articles of peace concluded by Wittaneywen abovenamed, and his brothers, Rochkouw, the greatest sachem of Cotsjewaminck, Mamawichtouw, sachem of Catsjeyick, Weyrinteynich, sachem of Mirrachtanhacky, for and on behalf of themselves and the villages named Onheywichkingh, Sichteyhacky, Sicketauyhacky, Nisinckqueyhacky, at which place the Matinekoncx are living, and Reckowhacky, those Indians having actually taken the field against our enemies, and brought in a head and the hands of some of them. [1645] (page 223)

1 4 222-223
June 10 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 10 June 1645

Court proceedings. Rev. Francis Douty vs. Willem Gerritsen, an Englishman, for libel, consisting of a defamatory song against plaintiff and his daughter; defendant pleads guilty; sentence, to stand bound to the May-pole in the fort, with two rods around his neck and the libel over his head, until the conclusion of the English sermon; and should he ever sing the song again, to be flogged and banished. [1645]

1 4 224
June 16 - 20 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 16-20 June 1645

Court proceedings. Rouloff Jansen vs. Jan Smeets, for delivery of a house; defendant pleads intoxication, and says he knows nothing of the transaction; referred to arbitration. [1645];Declarations. Of the guard stationed outside the fence, on the Great Highway, in front of Jan Damen's house, on Manhattan island, as to his having challenged certain parties who approached, and having wounded one of them. [1645]

1 4 225
June 20 - 29 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 20-29 June 1645

Affidavits. Of Pierre Malenfant from Rhemes, Paulus Heyman from Leyden, and Tryntje Barents, his wife, that they were returning from the bouwery on Manhattan island, and were challenged by the sentinel as above stated, when some bantering words were exchanged, and one of the party told the sentry to kiss his -----;thereupon a collision took place, and Malenfant received a thrust of the soldier's half-pike in his arm and thigh. [1645];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Peter van den Bergh and William de Key; in consequence of the challenge of some of the judges, the clandestine insinuations of some restless people, and the small number of the bench, which consists of only two councillors, this case is deferred until the arrival of the new director, who is hourly expected; meanwhile, defendants are not to leave the Manhattans. [1645]

1 4 226
July 4 - 15 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 4-15 July 1645

Court proceedings. Jacob Stevensen vs. Jan Snediger, case of attachment; settled. Symon Dircksen Pos, appellant, vs. Adriaen van der Donck, respondent; case continued. Mary Willems, widow of William Willems, vs. John Haes, case of bastardy; plaintiff brings a child into court and says defendant is its father; defendant denies it, and proves that plaintiff went with other men; plaintiff is ordered to quit the province, and defendant to make her a small present. [1645];Court proceedings. Richard Smith vs. John Wilcock; plaintiff complains that defendant traded, contrary to contract, at his trading house, which defendant denies; case continued. Symon Pos vs. Augustyn Heerman, for shipping plaintiff's beavers without his consent in the sloop Renselaerswyck; defendant denies the allegation; case continued. Philip Geraerdy and Richard Cloff vs. George Collen, action for a debt due Mr. Moor by defendant, who is a fugitive (from Virginia); defendant pleads payment by service. Thomas Baxter vs. John Pickes; plaintiff gave a note for the purchase-money of a sloop, but not having received the vessel, demands return of his note. [1645];Report. Of an interview between Gerrit Vastrick and Cornelis Melyn, when the former having threatened to summon the latter for a debt, before the court, he retorted, "I have nothing to do with the court; there is no justice for me here," and violently abused Vastrick. [1645]

1 4 227
July 20 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 20 July 1645

Court proceedings. Jan de Fries vs. Jan Alleman, for sending a challenge to plaintiff, who is bedridden; defendant acknowledges the fact; sentence, to ride the Wooden horse and be cashiered. Jacob Reyersen, attorney for Jan van. Hardenbergh, action to recover money due the late Hendrick Roesen; defendant takes his oath that he does not owe anything to the deceased; judgment for plaintiff, without costs. Augustyn Heerman vs. Symon Pos, action of debt; defendant maintains he is not liable, as the plaintiff brought away his beavers without consent, and they were damaged on the voyage down; case continued. Richard Smith vs. John Wilcox; referred to arbitration. [1645];Resolution on a petition of Adriaen van der Donck for the restitution of beavers seized by the fiscal; judgment having been pronounced, there is nothing more to be said here; whereupon Van der Donck enters protest, in order to proceed hereafter according to circumstances. [1645]

1 4 228
July 20 - 21 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 20-21 July 1645

Minute. That William de Key and Pieter van den Bergh, with the papers in the case of the fiscal against them, have been sent to Holland in order to render an account of their conduct to the directors there. [1645];Court proceedings. Simon Dircksen Pos, appellant, Adriaen van der Donck, respondent, in appeal from a judgment pronounced by the court at Renselaerswyck; judgment of the lower court affirmed with costs. Symon Dircksen Pos vs. Augustyn Heerman, for a case of beavers which defendant had ordered to be brought without plaintiff's consent, and which were damaged; plaintiff ordered to prove that defendant had ordered the removal of the beavers. Augustyn Heerman vs. Symon Pos, for payment of 58 guilders; defendant acknowledges the debt, which he is ordered to pay, on condition that plaintiff give security to abide the issue of the preceding suit. [1645]

1 4 229
July 21 - 27 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 21-27 July 1645

Minute of council. Governor La Tour having sent seven soldiers, the remainder of his force, to New Amsterdam, it is resolved to take them into the Dutch service, as the director intends to send and explore the mines, and forty discharged soldiers are returning to Holland in the hope of a peace, which is not yet concluded. [1645];Court proceedings. Jan de Fries vs. Gysbert de Leuw, slander; both parties are ordered not to give offense to each other, on pain of being cashiered and loss of their pay. Jacob Roy vs. Symon Groot, boatswain of the Prince Maurice, for purchase of plaintiff's house; judgment for plaintiff. Richard Smith vs. John Wilcox, for violation of contract in having traded at Sloop's bay; referred to Isaac Allerton and Arent Corsen Stam for arbitration. Symon Dirckson Pos declares in court that the council of the colonie Renselaerswyck is a false council. Adriaen van der Donck's bill for loss of time and expenses is taxed at 70 days at 4 guilders a day, and 20 guilders for writing done in the colonie Renselaerswyck. [1645]

1 4 230
July 27 - August 25 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 27 July - 25 August 1645

Court proceedings. Jan de Fries vs. Gysbert de Leuw, slander; both parties are ordered not to give offense to each other, on pain of being cashiered and loss of their pay. Jacob Roy vs. Symon Groot, boatswain of the Prince Maurice, for purchase of plaintiff's house; judgment for plaintiff. Richard Smith vs. John Wilcox, for violation of contract in having traded at Sloop's bay; referred to Isaac Allerton and Arent Corsen Stam for arbitration. Symon Dirckson Pos declares in court that the council of the colonie Renselaerswyck is a false council. Adriaen van der Donck's bill for loss of time and expenses is taxed at 70 days at 4 guilders a day, and 20 guilders for writing done in the colonie Renselaerswyck. (cont'd) [1645];Court proceedings. Cornelis Teunisen, attorney for Jan de Fries, vs. John Wilcox, about a difficulty that arose between De Fries and the defendant on the road; affidavits on both sides being submitted, defendant exhibited his arm to the court, and says that the minister's wife made the scar by striking him with a billet of wood. [1645];Court proceedings. Christiaen Christiansen and Peter Petersen vs. Arent Corsen, on a joint note given by plaintiffs and defendant to Jacob Blenc, in Virginia, for pork received by them; judgment for plaintiff. [1645]

1 4 231
August 30 - September 4 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 30 August - 4 September 1645

Order. To the court messenger to notify all the inhabitants to assemble in the fort when the colors are hoisted and the bell rung, to hear the proposals on which a peace is about to be concluded with the Indians, and if any one can give a good advice then to offer it freely; the court messenger reports that all the citizens on the Manhattans, "from the highest to the lowest," will attend, as they had all answered kindly, except one Hendrick Kip, a tailor. [1645] (page 232);Articles of peace concluded, in the presence of the Mohawk ambassador, in fort Amsterdam, in the open air, between the Dutch and the Indians, viz.: Oratany, chief of Achkinckeshacky; Sesekennick and William, chiefs of Tappaen and Rechgawawanck; Pacham, Pennekeck, answering for Onany and their neighbors; Mayauwetinnemin, for those of Marechkawieck, Nayeck, and their neighbors; also Aepje (the little ape), sachem of the Mohegans, for the Wappings, Wiquaeskecks, Sintsings, and Kichtawangs. [1645] (page 232);Proclamation. Ordering the sixth of September to be observed as a day of general thanksgiving throughout New Netherland, on account of the peace with the Indians. [1645] (page 233);Resolution. To explore a mine in the Raritan country; also, to raise some cannon and iron work sunk in the river, at the colonie of Achter Col, by the Indians. [1645]Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Jansen from Ilpendam, commissary at Fort Nassau, for neglect of duty; ordered that defendant have copy of the charge. [1645]

1 4 232-234
September 7 - 21 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 7-21 September 1645

Declaration. Of James Bier, that capt. Jan de Vries called Wilcocks a dog and puppy, notwithstanding minister Bogardus and his wife stood at his door. [1645];Court proceedings. Peter Cornelissen vs. Thomas Sandersen, defamation, in calling plaintiff an informer; defendant acknowledges the charge, and pleads provocation; which he is ordered to prove. Gerrit Douman allowed to take copy of the account of Jacob Naviere, of whom he claims to be heir. Mattys Gerbrantsen vs. Cornelis Teunissen, slander; defendant pleads hastiness, and acknowledges that he knows nothing of the plaintiff but what is good and honorable. Cornelis Antonissen vs. Claes Jansen Ruyter, action for recovery of beavers and corn, delivered to defendant by plaintiff on his private account, and not for the patroon; referred to the court of the colonie Renselaerswyck. Francis Weeks, plaintiff, vs. Mr. Spicer, for loss of a gun; judgment for defendant. [1645]

1 4 235
September 21 - 28 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 21-28 September 1645

Court proceedings. Peter Cornelissen vs. Thomas Sandersen, defamation, in calling plaintiff an informer; defendant acknowledges the charge, and pleads provocation; which he is ordered to prove. Gerrit Douman allowed to take copy of the account of Jacob Naviere, of whom he claims to be heir. Mattys Gerbrantsen vs. Cornelis Teunissen, slander; defendant pleads hastiness, and acknowledges that he knows nothing of the plaintiff but what is good and honorable. Cornelis Antonissen vs. Claes Jansen Ruyter, action for recovery of beavers and corn, delivered to defendant by plaintiff on his private account, and not for the patroon; referred to the court of the colonie Renselaerswyck. Francis Weeks, plaintiff, vs. Mr. Spicer, for loss of a gun; judgment for defendant. (cont'd) [1645];Court proceedings. John Wilcocx vs. Mr. Clercq, on a charge of fitting out a privateer to capture and make prize of plaintiff's (ship); ordered to prove the allegation, else Mr. Clercq may proceed on his voyage. [1645]

1 4 236
October 11 - 12 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11-12 October 1645

Court proceedings. Thomas Willet and Jeuriaen Blanck vs. Jochim Kierstede, for damages alleged to have been suffered through defendant's fault, on a voyage to Rhode island; referred to arbitration. [1645] (page 237);Court proceedings. Claes Jansen and Elbert Elbertsen (Stoothof) vs. William Bredenbent, husband of Cornelis Lambertsen Cool's widow; court decides that a will produced by defendant is invalid, and that a certain contract made by Aeltje Brackonje, Gerrit Wolphertsen (van Couwenhoven) and Claes Jansen, on 5th January, 1645, is in force; wherefore defendant is to pay the claim held against said Aeltje by Wolphertsen and Jansen aforesaid, as heirs of Cornelis L. Cool. Declaration of Jan Jansen from Ilpendam, respecting the disposition of certain goods at the South river. Fiscal vs. Jan Jansen van Ilpendam, for fraud; defendant superseded, and ordered to answer the charges against him. [1645] (page 237);Appointment. Andries Hudde to be commissary at Fort Nassau, on the South river. [1645] (page 237);Minute of the receipt of a few specimens of a mineral yielding gold and quicksilver. Resolution to send an officer and thirty soldiers to explore the mountain and to bring back a quantity of the mineral. [1645] (page 238)

1 4 237-238
November 3 - December 7 1645 Dutch colonial council minutes, 3 November - 7 December 1645

Court proceedings. Actions of debt. (Nov. 7.) Hans Hansen vs. Lambert Clomp, for payment for half a sloop; defendant bought the sloop on condition that it be made tight and seaworthy; judgment for plaintiff, on condition that he prove the sloop was seaworthy when sold. [1645] (page 239);Court proceedings. Hendrick Petersen vs. Jochim Calder, for the purchase of a house and land; parties recommended to settle the matter, as there has not been any contract. Lysbet Tysen vs. John Forbes, action for rent; defendant acknowledges the debt; judgment for plaintiff. John Forbes vs. Albert Jansen, action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. [1645] (page 239);Ordinance. Against selling strong liquors to the Indians. [1645] (page 239);Court proceedings. Thomas Willett and Juriaen Blanck vs. Jochem Kierstede, for profit on merchandise according to settlement of account at Rhode Island; plaintiffs offer to leave the matter to defendant's oath, or will swear themselves; defendant leaves it to plaintiffs, who testify accordingly; judgment for plaintiffs. [1645] (page 240);Court proceedings. Harry Breser vs. Aert Willemsen, for labor; defendant's wife appears and promises to pay after Christmas. Lysbet Tyssen vs. Goodman Karreman, for the purchase of a red petticoat with blue lining and trimmed with cord; referred to Mr. Ochden and lieut. Baxter for arbitration. Thomas Willett vs. Cornelis Teunissen, for balance on the purchase of a house; judgment for plaintiff. [1645] (page 240)

1 4 239-240
December 7 1645 - January 6 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 7 December 1645 - 6 January 1646

Court proceedings. Harry Breser vs. Aert Willemsen, for labor; defendant's wife appears and promises to pay after Christmas. Lysbet Tyssen vs. Goodman Karreman, for the purchase of a red petticoat with blue lining and trimmed with cord; referred to Mr. Ochden and lieut. Baxter for arbitration. Thomas Willett vs. Cornelis Teunissen, for balance on the purchase of a house; judgment for plaintiff. (cont'd) [1645] (page 241);Summons to rev. Everardus Bogardus to appear within 14 days and answer a number of charges brought by the director and council against him. [1646] (page 242-244)

1 4 241-244
January 4 - 25 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 4-25 January 1646

Resolution on the receipt of a writing from rev. Mr. Bogardus, which is declared absurd and irrelevant, again calling on him to answer the above charges, on pain of being prosecuted as a rebel and contumax. [1646];Resolution, on receipt of a paper sent by dom Bogardus filled with unprofitable subterfuges, that he be again summoned. [1646];Court proceedings. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. rev. Everardus Bogardus, slander; defendant answers in writing. Abraham Pietersen, miller, vs. Gysbert Opdyck, commissary, slander, in accusing plaintiff of having stolen wheat; defendant produces affidavits in support of the charge; copies of evidence to be furnished plaintiff. [1646]

1 4 245
February 1 - 8 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 1-8 February 1646

Order. To the fiscal to furnish domine Bogardus with proofs of the charges against him. [1646];Court proceedings. Abraham Pietersen vs. Gysbert Opdyck, slander; suit settled, and the miller ordered, in future, wind and weather permitting, to grind the company's grain before that of private persons, and so to conduct himself that no complaint be brought against him; the commissary is at the same time ordered to weigh the grain on sending it to and receiving it from the mill. [1646];Court proceedings. Hans Hansen vs. Lambert Clomp, for purchase of the sloop Pernambuco; referred to arbitration. Fiscal vs. Jan Jansen from Ilpendam, fraud; ordered that defendant be sent, with his papers, &c, to Holland, in the first sailing ship, to defend himself before the company. [1646]

1 4 246
February 15 - March 8 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 15 February - 8 March 1646

Court proceedings. Claes van Elsland, attorney of Wouter van Twiller, vs. Sybolt Claesen, husband of Aert Teunissen van Patten's widow, action of debt; upon examination of the claim and defense, the matter is referred back to Mr. Van Twiller for further explanation. [1646];Court proceedings. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. rev. Everardus Bogardus, slander; defendant to prove allegations contained in his answer this day to plaintiff's complaint. [1646];Court proceedings. Thomas Baxter vs. John Wilcocx, slander, in accusing plaintiff of stealing wood; defendant ordered to prove his assertion. Teunis Nyssen vs. Jeuriaen Fradel, for payment of a debt due by defendant's wife to the estate of the late John Celes; settled, on condition of Fradel giving plaintiff his house and lot on the highway, at the Manhattans, and a healthy cow, within a year. [1646];Order. On the answer of rev. Everardus Bogardus, to furnish whatever else he has to object against the witnesses, or in his defense, with his reasons for denouncing the director and council from the pulpit, and not obeying their order. [1646]

1 4 247
March 9 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 9 March 1646

Appointment on application of the fiscal, of Philip Geraerdy, Hans Kierstede, Jan Stevensen (schoolmaster), and Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland), curators of the estate and children of Lyntje Martens, late wife of Adam Roelantsen. [1646]

1 4 248
March 9 - 15 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 9-15 March 1646

Court proceedings. Robert Coppingh vs. Claes Jansen; defendant is sued as security for a debt; denies being security; offers to take his oath that he signed the paper only as a witness; plaintiff ordered to produce sworn certificates from Robert Dunsterre and William Durant that defendant did sign as principal, and not as witness. Teunis Nyssen vs. Juriaen Fradel, husband of farmer Hendrick's widow, action for recovery of 1,500 guilders; plaintiff ordered to produce proof. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. rev. Everardus Bogardus, slander; plaintiff again demands proof of the allegations contained in defendant's answer of the 22d ult., which plaintiff expressly denies; ordered accordingly. [1646];Order. To rev. Mr. Bogardus to answer the papers sent him on the 8th ult., with his reasons why he slandered the magistracy in the pulpit and in his writings. [1646];Court proceedings. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. rev. Everardus Bogardus, slander; defendant answers plaintiff's denial of his allegations, which are again repeated, accusing plaintiff anew of having threatened the directors of the company, and enriched himself with his masters' property; plaintiff protests against this calumny and defamation, and declares defendant unworthy of being a clergyman; defendant, ordered a second time to prove his assertions. [1646]

1 4 249
March 15 - 22 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 15-22 March 1646

Order. To the rev. Everardus Bogardus to bring forward his objections to the evidence or other points of the suit against him, together with his reasons for slandering the director and council in the pulpit, &c. [1646];Court proceedings. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. rev. Everardus Bogardus; defendant submits interrogatories and declarations; ordered that the latter be sworn to. [1646];Resolution. In the suit of the director and council vs. rev. Mr. Bogardus; defendant having excepted to said director, &c., as judges, the court proposes to submit the difficulty to the rev. Joannes Megapolensis, rev. Mr. Douthey, and two or three church members, or to the new director and council, on condition that Mr. Bogardus previously agree to abide by their decision, and promise not to repeat the offense, either publicly or privately. [1646]

1 4 250
April 12 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 12 April 1646

Order. On the answer of rev. Mr. Bogardus declining to accept the above proposition, and appealing to the new director and council; it being uncertain when a new director will arrive, a reply is to be sent to Mr. Bogardus' last writing, to which he is ordered to respond by the 26th inst. [1646];Court proceedings. John Underhill vs. John Jones, on a contract to serve plaintiff until the end of the haying; case continued. John Underhill vs. serjeant Huybert (Hubbard), for hiring his servant man; plaintiff ordered to prove the charge. George Wolsey for Thomas Willett vs. Cornelis Teunissen (van Pelt), action for balance of the price of a house; defendant prohibited from selling the house until he pay for it. Creupelbos vs. Peter Cornelissen, for rent of a piece of land; defendant promises to fulfill his agreement. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. rev. Everardus Bogardus; defendant ordered to bring his witnesses into court and prove his allegations. [1646]

1 4 251
April 19 - 26 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19-26 April 1646

Court proceedings. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. rev. Everardus Bogardus; defendant produces two witnesses against the plaintiff. Fiscal vs. Borger Jorissen, for selling beer without having paid the excise; plaintiff ordered to produce proof. [1646];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Borger Jorissen, for selling beer (as above); fined 25 guilders. Fiscal vs. Maria de Truy, for selling beer to Indians; plaintiff ordered to prove the fact. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. rev. Everardus Bogardus; defendant alleging that he has other matters against the plaintiff, he is ordered personally to appear at the next sessions and produce all his evidence, on pain of judgment. [1646]

1 4 252
May 3 - 8 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 3-8 May 1646

Court proceedings. Cornelis Teunissen vs. Cornelis Mauritsen, for the payment of a house; decision of arbitrators affirmed, and the money to remain in Mr. Wilcox's hands until defendant be paid. Jan Damen vs. John Wilcox, on a contract to receive merchantable beavers at market price, for 100 guilders, loose wampum; ordered that plaintiff retain his money until Wilcox obtain his beavers, when he must pay. William Goulder vs. Thomas Gridy; defendant to pay 20 guilders, for having suffered three defaults. [1646];Interrogatories being produced by rev. Everardus Bogardus, which he requires Jacob Wolphertsen and Hendrik Kip to answer, they are ordered to answer next Tuesday, yea or nay. [1646];Court proceedings. Hans Tymensen vs. Jan Snediger, slander, having called plaintiff a branded thief; defendant declares that he knows nothing of plaintiff but what is good and honorable, and says he did not mean to apply those words to him. Fiscal vs. Borger Jorisen, slander; defendant acknowledges his fault, begs the fiscal's pardon, and promises not to repeat the offense. [1646]

1 4 253
May 18 - 31 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 18-31 May 1646

Court proceedings. Hendrick Hendricksen vs. Annetje, wife of Arent Steffenierse, slander; defendant declared she knew nothing of plaintiff but what was honest and honorable, and was sorry if she had said anything else; she is recommended to keep her tongue quiet, and is dismissed. [1646];Order. To Cornelis Melyn to vacate a piece of land north of the company's garden, on Manhattan island, to which he has no right. [1646]

1 4 254
May 31 - June 7 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 31 May - 7 June 1646

Court proceedings. Hillegond Joris vs. Peter Wynkoop, on an order to show cause why defendant had arrested plaintiff's husband in the colonie (Renselaerswyck); defendant says for debt; the case having originated in Renselaerswyck, must be determined there. Fiscal vs. Borger Jorisen, slander; case referred. Fiscal vs. George Wolsey; plaintiff demands the confiscation of powder which was not duly entered; defendant says it belongs to Mr. Allerton, and requests delay until his master return from New England; granted. [1646];Court proceedings. Pater Vaer vs. Jan Wilcox, for purchase of a negro wench, of whom he demands possession; defendant ordered to satisfy the Swedish governor and plaintiff. Fiscal vs. Hans Tymonsen, gunner of the ship Amandare; defendant is asked to whom he sold the company's powder, and, remaining obstinate, is ordered to be imprisoned and then subjected to torture if he do not confess. [1646];Court proceedings. Nicolas Coorn, sheriff of Renselaerswyck vs. Anthony de Hooges, secretary of said colonie; case postponed. Gysbert de Leuw vs. Lucas Elbertsen, for stating that plaintiff had been challenged by Gysbert Cornelissen to fight a duel with swords; defendant denies having said so, and declares he knows nothing of plaintiff but what is honest and honorable; will pay costs. Fiscal vs. Borger Jorisen, slander and threatening to have a piece of the plaintiff's body before he quit the country; defendant to pay a fine of 60 guilders and to remain in prison until it be paid; after judgment was pronounced, defendant used threatening language towards the bench, whereupon he was further sentenced to be imprisoned in irons for twenty-four hours after the above fine is paid. Joris Dircksen vs. John (Haes) the cooper, for drawing a knife on plaintiff; ordered that the fiscal take cognizance of the complaint. [1646]

1 4 255
June 7 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 7 June 1646

Court proceedings. Nicolas Coorn, sheriff of Renselaerswyck vs. Anthony de Hooges, secretary of said colonie; case postponed. Gysbert de Leuw vs. Lucas Elbertsen, for stating that plaintiff had been challenged by Gysbert Cornelissen to fight a duel with swords; defendant denies having said so, and declares he knows nothing of plaintiff but what is honest and honorable; will pay costs. Fiscal vs. Borger Jorisen, slander and threatening to have a piece of the plaintiff's body before he quit the country; defendant to pay a fine of 60 guilders and to remain in prison until it be paid; after judgment was pronounced, defendant used threatening language towards the bench, whereupon he was further sentenced to be imprisoned in irons for twenty-four hours after the above fine is paid. Joris Dircksen vs. John (Haes) the cooper, for drawing a knife on plaintiff; ordered that the fiscal take cognizance of the complaint. (cont'd) [1646]

1 4 256
June 8 - 12 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 8-12 June 1646

Court proceedings. Various actions for debt. Peter Wynkoop vs. Adriaen van der Donck, action on a note signed by Anthony de Hooges; De Hooges promising payment, judgment is given against him. Nicolas Coorn, sheriff of Renselaerswyck, vs. Anthony de Hooges, chief clerk; case referred to the court of Renselaerswyck, where it belongs. [1646];Order. On petition of deacon Oloff Stevensen, requesting that arbitrators be named to settle the differences between him and rev. Everardus Bogardus; named accordingly. [1646];Letter. Director and council to rev. Everardus Bogardus, requesting him to permit dominie Megapolensis to preach next Sunday. [1646];Report of the referees in the case of Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. rev. E. Bogardus; parties reconciled. [1646];Ratification, by director and council, of the above report. [1646]

1 4 257
1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, undated

Commission. Jan Evertsen Bout and Huyck Aertsen van Rossum, to be schepens of Breuckelen, with power to adjoin two of the inhabitants of that place to them, in case business become too heavy. [1646]

1 4 258
June 12 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 12 June 1646

Ordinance. Providing for the proper authentication of writings to be used as evidence. [1646]

1 4 259
June 14 - 17 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 14-17 June 1646

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Rem Jansen, chief mate of the ship Amandare; prisoner acknowledges that the late skipper had stolen three negro women from said ship, and that he (the prisoner) had received three pieces of eight therefrom; case continued. Isaac Allerton vs. The fiscal, for seizure of powder; plaintiff testifies that his servant had taken the powder into his house during his absence, without his knowledge; powder ordered to be restored, and the servant (Wolsey) to pay a fine of 25 guilders. Fiscal vs. Jan de Vries, for slandering and calumniating the director-general; case continued. [1646];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Rem Dircksen (called Jansen, supra), chief mate of the Amandare, for striking and drawing a knife on commissary Van Heusden, aiding in landing negroes surreptitiously at Barbadoes, &c.; sentence, to jump three times from the yardarm, to be whipped by all the crew, and immediately afterwards turned out of the ship, with loss of three months' wages. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Antonissen, steward of the ship Amandare, for purloining ship's provisions, theft, and smuggling; sentence, to jump three times from the yard-arm, to be flogged by all the ship's crew, his smuggled sugar to be confiscated, and himself to be turned out of the ship. [1646]

1 4 260
June 17 - 24 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 17-24 June 1646

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Rem Dircksen (called Jansen, supra), chief mate of the Amandare, for striking and drawing a knife on commissary Van Heusden, aiding in landing negroes surreptitiously at Barbadoes, &c.; sentence, to jump three times from the yardarm, to be whipped by all the crew, and immediately afterwards turned out of the ship, with loss of three months' wages. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Antonissen, steward of the ship Amandare, for purloining ship's provisions, theft, and smuggling; sentence, to jump three times from the yard-arm, to be flogged by all the ship's crew, his smuggled sugar to be confiscated, and himself to be turned out of the ship. (cont'd) [1646];Court proceedings. Pauwel (van der Beeck's) wife vs. John Lightfoot's wife, slander; referred to the fiscal. Jacob Stoffelsen vs. Peter Wolphertsen (van Couwenhoven), for hire of a horse; defendant declares upon oath that he is not indebted to the plaintiff, wherefore the suit is dismissed. Isaac Abrahamsen vs. Mr. Dollingh, for freight of a sloop; plaintiff having come to the Manhattans, instead of going to Stamford, he is referred for his pay to those who employed him. Abigail Cleer vs. William Goulder's wife, slander; the charge being supported by incontrovertible evidence, judgment is rendered for plaintiff, with costs, and defendant warned to let Abigail alone. [1646]

1 4 261
June 25 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 June 1646

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Creoli, a negro, sodomy; second offense; this crime being condemned of God (Gen., c. 19; Levit., c. 18: 22, 29) as an abomination, the prisoner is sentenced to be conveyed to the place of public execution, and there choked to death, and then burnt to ashes. [1646];Sentence. Manuel Congo, a lad ten years old, on whom the above abominable crime was committed, to be carried to the place where Creoli is to be executed, tied to a stake, and faggots piled around him, for justice sake, and to be flogged; sentence executed. [1646]

1 4 262
June 28 - July 6 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 June - 6 July 1646

Court proceedings. George Homs vs. Teunis Nyssen; action for recovery of child's wages; judgment for plaintiff. [1646];Order of court on a derisive and disparaging writing, purporting to be a rejoinder to the fiscal's reply, signed by Jan de Fries, and addressed "To the Worshipful Court of Justice in fort Amsterdam;" that it be erased, and returned to De Fries, who is summoned to answer. [1646];Court proceedings. Examination of Thomas Gridy, of Devonshire, Eng., a prisoner accused of having stolen silver ware and other articles, and of having endeavored to entice John Jones and others to steal; prisoner remanded. Declaration of Maria Roberts, that John Jones had brought shirts, that had been stolen from Spicer, to her house, and that her husband, Thomas Gridy, had received them. [1646];Confession. Of Thomas Gridy, that he had received stolen goods, and had solicited others to rob, but denies that he stole silver ware; wherefore, as he continues obstinate in such denial, ordered that he be subjected to torture. [1646]

1 4 263
July 10 - 26 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 10-26 July 1646

Sentence. Thomas Gridy aforesaid, to be conveyed to the place of execution, and publicly whipped, and then banished the country for ever. [1646];Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Adam Roelantsen, for removing articles from his chest before it had been inspected. The same vs. The same, slander. Cornelis Teunisen vs. John Wilcox; action for the balance of his wages earned in the South river; judgment for plaintiff; amount to be paid as soon as Wilcox shall have been paid by the Swedish governor. [1646]

1 4 264
August 2 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 2 August 1646

Judgment Referring to Holland the case of Jan de Fries, who is charged with having associated with the enemies of the government and calumniators of the chief magistracy, calling the director a liar in presence of the council, and attempting to strike him, assaulting councillor La Montagne, for all which he had been already cashiered; afterwards speaking disparagingly of the director, and declaring that he spat on any commission issued by him, addressing derisive papers to the court, and excepting to the judges; prisoner ordered to sail in the first ship, to justify his conduct. [1646]

1 4 265
August 2 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 2 August 1646

Judgment. Referring to Holland the case of Jan de Fries vs. Gysbert de Leuw, for slander, in having asserted that a negro wench in plaintiff's possession was the property of the company, having been previously the slave of Juan Antonio, a Portuguese, at Marignan, who had been arrested for treason, and was therefore incapable of selling the woman, as the plaintiff pretends. [1646];Court proceedings. Jan Damen vs. John Dolling, action for payment of a balance of a bill of exchange; ordered that defendant shall produce proof from John Evans and Onckeway. Symon Joosten vs. Augustyn Herman, action for money paid defendant on account of Pater Vaer; defendant says that Pater Vaer was not indebted to him, which he offers to prove; proof ordered. John Heyn (? Haines) and Evert Cornelissen vs. John Dolling, as security for Mr. Whiting, for recovery of an overcharge on beavers; judgment for plaintiff, with costs. [1646]

1 4 266
August 2 - 16 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 2-16 August 1646

Condemnation of the Spanish bark St. Antonio, of Havana, laden with sugar and tobacco, as a prize. [1646];Court proceedings. John Underhill vs. Isaac Allerton; plaintiff alleges that before he came here, defendant had promised him that the commonalty would pay him higher wages than those paid by the company; defendant denies having ever made such a promise, and demands proof; Underhill promises in court that defendant shall never be troubled again by himself or heirs on this subject. [1646]

1 4 267
August 17 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 17 August 1646

Court proceedings. John Evans, of New Haven, merchant, vs. John Wilcox, for delivery of the ship Abigail; defendant says he is prepared to deliver the vessel on receipt of payment; judgment for plaintiff; defendant to obtain security from governor Printz for the payment of a note dated 6 April, 1646, in default whereof a bill of exchange shall be delivered defendant. [1646]

1 4 268
August 28 - September 6 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 August - 6 September 1646

Court proceedings. Various actions for debt; (30 Aug.) the same; Thomas Stevensen vs. Elias Perckman, for two-thirds of a ship; at the request of Mr. Wilcox and Mr. Smith, the case is referred to arbitration. [1646];Order. To sue Hendrick Jansen, the smith, for what he owes, and for recovery of the company's tools, which he has had a long time in his possession. [1646]

1 4 269
September 10 - 27 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 10-27 September 1646

Order. To Jan de Vries to embark on board the Jaeger for Holland. [1646] (page 270);Order to the rev. Everardus Bogardus to deliver to the council a bill of exchange drawn by the Swedish governor at the South river (Delaware), in favor of Jacob Everson Sandelyn, skipper of the Scotch Dutchman, for goods sold said governor. [1646] (page 270);Return of the fiscal to the service of the above order on rev. Mr. Bogardus, with the latter's answer. [1646] (page 271);Examination of Laurens Laurensen respecting the sending of the above bill by Jacob Sandelyn to rev. Mr. Bogardus; Laurensen admits having delivered a package of letters from Sandelyn to Bogardus, to be sent to Holland, amongst which were some from the Swedish governor. [1646] (page 271);Manumission of Jan Francisco, junr., a slave, in return for his long and faithful services. [1646] (page 271)

1 4 270-271
October 4 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 4 October 1646

Order, on a petition of Arnoldus van Hardenburgh, agent of his brother Johan van Hardenbergh, for the restitution of sundry bales of duffels which had been sent hither, in the ship St. Peter, to Symon Dircksen Pos, and confiscated with said ship. [1646]

1 4 272
October 4 - 11 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 4-11 October 1646

Court proceedings. Haye Jansen vs. Jan Laurensen, for average, freight, &c.; referred to Seger Teunissen, Jan Janse Schepmoes, and Isaac Allerton, as arbitrators. [1646];Court proceedings. Jan Evertsen Bout's wife vs. Mary de Truy, wife of Cornelis Volckertsen, for delivery of boards sold by Volckertsen; defendant admits having disposed of the boards to Roeloff Jansen, which her husband had sold plaintiff, but says she has boards enough to pay her; judgment for plaintiff, defendant being held for his wife's acts, unless he declare her disqualified from trading in his absence. [1646]

1 4 273
October 18 - 24 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 18-24 October 1646

Court proceedings. Anthony Jansen vs. Edmund Adley, for damages; ordered that plaintiff prove damages to his cattle and bouwery, and case referred to Jan Evertsen Bout and Huyck Aertsen, magistrates of Breuckelen, to examine Jansen's stock and bouwery, and determine whether Adley acts as an honest tenant; if he do not, he shall quit the premises or give security. Teunis Nyssen, appellant, vs. Mr. Stickley, respondent; this was an appeal from a judgment of the court of Breuckelen, for recovery of a sow and its increase; appellant declining to support his claim by oath, and defendant proving that he had purchased the pig from William Wasbandt (? Washburn), judgment of the court below is affirmed. [1646];Letter. Director and council to Cornelis Groesen, supercargo of the ship St. Jacob, informing him that a quantity of lead was secreted on board that ship, and instructing him to pay particular attention to the matter on the arrival of the vessel in Virginia. [1646]

1 4 274
November 2 - 15 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 2-15 November 1646

Court proceedings. John Dolling vs. Michael Taintor, merchant on Mr. Whiting's bark, case of attachment; plaintiff having, as security for Mr. Whiting, paid John Haynes and Evert Cornelissen, pursuant to judgment of 2d August, defendant is condemned to pay plaintiff, with costs. [1646];Court proceedings. Augustyn Heerman, attorney for Haye Jansen, skipper of ship St. Jacob, vs. Martin Arentsen; action to recover passage money and board; defendant proves that he worked as carpenter and seaman during the voyage hither, in return for which he was to have his passage; judgment for defendant. [1646];Court proceedings. Augustyn Heerman vs. Adam Roelantsen, for the passage and board of himself and son; defendant proves that skipper Haye gave him his passage on condition that he worked as a seaman, and allowed his son his board because he said prayers; judgment for defendant. [1646]

1 4 275
November 30 - December 1 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 30 November - 1 December 1646

Court proceedings. Jan Jacobsen vs. Aeltje Douwens, slander; defendant declares she knows nothing of plaintiff's wife but what is honorable and virtuous; court orders that she give no further offense to plaintiff's wife, who is also admonished to keep quiet. George Batselaer (Batchelor) vs. John Haes; proof ordered. [1646];Appointment. Of Jan Teunissen to be sheriff of Breuckelen. [1646]

1 4 276
December 13 - 17 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 13-17 December 1646

Court proceedings. Adriaen van der Donck vs. Philip Jansen, for balance of expenses in getting out two masts; judgment for plaintiff; amount to be settled by arbitrators, and plaintiff to give security for the return of the money in case Anthony Crol has already paid the account. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland), attorney for Wouter van Twiller, vs. Claes van Elsland; plaintiff demands that defendant render an account of Mr. Van Twiller's property; ordered accordingly. Fiscal vs. Adam Roelantsen, for an attempt at rape; defendant admits that he had felt the naked bosom of Weyntje Teunis, wife of Hark Syboltsen. [1646];Sentence. Adam Roelantsen aforesaid, to be publicly flogged, and then banished; in consideration of his being burthened with four motherless children, and on account of the approaching cold winter, the prisoner is reprieved to a future time, when he is to quit the country. [1646]

1 4 277
December 17 - 28 1646 Dutch colonial council minutes, 17 - 28 December 1646

Court proceedings. Jellitje, wife of Gerrit Douman, vs. Elke Jans, theft; plaintiff put her money in the cradle when she and her husband went to church, leaving Elke in the house; when they returned, the money was gone; defendant denies having taken the money, and is released on her own security; case postponed. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Kip's wife, for calling the director and council false judges, and the fiscal a forsworn fiscal; Hendrick Kip states that his wife has been so upset, and so out of health, ever since Maryn Adriaensen's attempt to murder the director-general, that when disturbed in the least, she knows not what she does; Mrs. Kip denies the charge; parties ordered to produce evidence on both sides. John Underhill vs. Jan Hadduwe (? Hathaway), for slandering plaintiff's daughter; defendant declares that he knows nothing of plaintiffs daughter but what is honorable and virtuous, and is ordered to acknowledge, in the presence of Debora, the plaintiffs daughter, that he did wrong, and to ask her pardon; defendant begs Mr. Underbill's pardon in court, and is condemned to pay costs. Thomas Spicer vs. Thomas Sandersen; plaintiff complains that defendant keeps him out of his land, threatens his life, abuses him as a rogue and villain, and shot one of his goats; court decrees that the first time Thomas Spicer, or any of the neighbors, is insulted, defendant shall be banished from the Plain; the damages complained of to be assessed by arbitrators. Jonas Wood vs. Pietertje, wife of Claes Jansen, action to recover a balance due on two cows; judgment for plaintiff, on condition that he give security to repay the money if defendant's husband prove that plaintiff had kept the cows 6 to 7 weeks longer than he promised. [1646] (page 278-279);Evidence in the case of Elke Jans, accused of having stolen Jellitje Douman's money. [1646] (page 279)

1 4 278-279
January 10 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 10 January 1647

Appointment. Paul Heyman, to be overseer of the company's negroes. [1647];Minute. Settlement of a slander suit between Jan Teunissen, sheriff, and Jan Evertsen Bout, magistrate of Breuckelen. [1647]

1 4 280
January 16 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 16 January 1647

Judgment in the case of Symon Dircksen Pos vs. Augustyn Heerman. This was an action to recover damages done to a parcel of beaver skins, sent from Fort Orange to New Amsterdam; defendant denies having sent the beavers down, and it appears that they were so sent to the plaintiff by two magistrates of Fort Orange, after defendant had left that place, defendant is nonsuited. [1647]

1 4 281
January 17 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 17 January 1647

Court proceedings. Jan Laurensen (Coster), plaintiff, vs. Adriaen van der Donck, for attaching and keeping, when sheriff of Renselaerswyck, three pieces of duffels, the plaintiff's property; case continued. [1647];Proclamation. Offering a reward of 100 guilders for the discovery of the person or persons who tore down the notices for renting the Ferry, and the house and effects of Cornelis Melyn, which were posted at the usual places, viz.: the fort, the lodge, and the tavern. [1647];Court proceedings. Elke Jans vs. Gerrit Douman, for damages in accusing plaintiff of theft; ordered that defendant's wife shall prove that plaintiff had said that Douman himself had stolen the money, &c. [1647]

1 4 282
February 7 - 14 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 7-14 February 1647

Court proceedings. The crew of the Amandare vs. John Dolling, action of debt; defendant says the crew did not perform the work they had agreed to do; judgment for plaintiffs. Huyck Aertsen vs. William Goulder, for purchase of a house and plantation, with corn; ordered that plaintiff prove the sale of the house and corn, and that Goulder's wife received the corn; also, that he had asked her, when she lost her husband, Smith, whether she held to the bargain, which she took amiss. Richard and William Smith vs. rev. Francis Douthy; plaintiffs demand that the defendant declare, in writing, who are his partners; ordered accordingly. Elcke Jansen vs. Gerrit Douman; defendant proves that plaintiff had said the father and mother robbed each other; case dismissed, and plaintiff ordered not to talk any more about it. [1647];Court proceedings. John Lourensen Appel vs. Adriaen van der Donck, for restitution of duffels, &c., belonging to William Coster; plaintiff makes his complaint in writing, and is ordered to furnish defendant with a copy, that he may answer. Thomas Sael vs. William Harck, on a contract; William Lourens and William Harck promise to draw all the timber they undertook, provided they be discharged from the first contract, and be paid as the work progresses. [1647]

1 4 283
February 21 - March 11 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 21 February - 11 March 1647

Sentence. Hans Reiger and Dirck Sicken, soldiers, for insolent behavior towards citizens on the Heeren Straat, in New Amsterdam, and striking their superior officers, to be conveyed to the place of execution, and there shot, according to law martial. [1647] (page 284);Appointment. Peter Ebel to be provost-martial. [1647] (page 284);Motion of Mr. Smith for the termination of the suit between him and Mr. Douthy; parties ordered to appear at the next session, when judgment will be pronounced. [1647] (page 284);Certificate. Of the director and council that Symon Root had lost a piece of his right ear in a broil at the great tavern, on the island of Manhattans. [1647] (page 284);Order. On application of Arnoldus van Hardenberch, attorney for Johan van Hardenberch, for restitution of duffels seized with the ship St. Peter. [1647];Appointment. Roeloff Jansen Haes to be receiver of the excise. [1647];Court proceedings. Adam Roelantsen vs. Jan Teunissen, sheriff of Breukelen, action of debt; plaintiff acknowledges the debt, and asks time; judgment for plaintiff, with costs. [1647]

1 4 284-285
March 11 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11 March 1647

Appointment. Jan Jansen Damen, Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland), and Cornelis van Tienhoven, to be guardians of the estate and children of the late Jan --------. [1647]

1 4 286
May 27 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 27 May 1647

Appointment. Jelmer Tomassen, to be naval commander, in the absence of director Stuyvesant. [1647];Appointment. Paulus Leendertsen (van der Grist) to be superintendent of naval equipments. [1647];Appointment. Hans Wyer, to be captain of the ship Swol, vice Jan Claesen Bol, who returns to Fatherland. [1647]

1 4 287
May 27 - June 6 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 27 May - 6 June 1647

Order. To summon certain persons (not named) before the council, to be examined on interrogatories on complaint of ex-director Kieft. [1647];Resolution. To imprison Jan Evertsen Bout for contempt, in refusing to appear and give evidence in the affair of ex-director Kieft. [1647];Order. To the superintendent of naval equipments, to fit out the Great Gerrit, the Cat, and the Love, for service against the Spaniards. [1647];Resolution. To maintain Fort Hope, situate on the extreme bounds of New Netherland, as, if it be abandoned, it will be occupied by the English, who have usurped the soil we purchased and paid for there. [1647]

1 4 288
May 31 - June 14 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 31 May - 14 June 1647

Order. Determining the rations of the men on board the company's ships in New Netherland. [1647] (page 289);Ordinance. Against the sale of beer or other strong liquors, on Sundays, before two o'clock, when there is no sermon, otherwise before four o'clock; and on any day, after the ringing of the bell, i.e., nine o'clock, p. m.; also against drawing a knife or sword, or inflicting wounds therewith, "agreeably to the laudable ordinance of the most wise and worshipful council of the city of Amsterdam." [1647] (page 289);Resolution. To subject Michel Picquet to torture, at seven o'clock of the morning of the 15th June, as he remains obstinate and headstrong, and to notify him thereof. [1647] (page 290);Sentence. Cornelis Symonsz, alias the Boer, and Gerrit Philipsen, sailors, for tearing down the ordinance affixed to the mainmast, prohibiting seaman going ashore, or remaining there over night, and other misdemeanors: to be chained to a wheel- or hand-barrow, and employed at hard labor, for three months, on bread and water. [1647] (page 290);Queries submitted to the commissioners appointed to investigate the differences between the Hon. Mr. Kieft and Jochim Pietersen (Kuyter) and Cornelis Melyn, respecting the proper action to be taken on a petition presented by the latter, praying that the members of the late council be examined on certain interrogatories. [1647] (page 291);Answer of director Stuyvesant to the above. [1647] (page 292)

1 4 289-292
June 14 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 14 June 1647

Answers of vice-director Dincklage, fiscal Van Dyck, lieut. Nuton, and commander Looper, to the above. [1647]

1 4 293
June 14 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 14 June 1647

Answers of commander Tomassen, superintendent Leendertsen, and capt. Bol, to the above. [1647] (page 294);Minute of council on the above petition of Messrs. Kuyter and Melyn; that they shall prove that they are authorized to take information about the late (Indian) war; if not, they shall be obliged to return to Holland, to support their accusations there. [1647] (page 294);Resolution. To increase the wages of Teunis Andriesen, pilot of the ship Love. [1647] (page 295);Appointment. Adam Roelantsen as provoost. [1647] (page 295)

1 4 294-295
June 18 - 20 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 18-20 June 1647

Ordinance. Forbidding all persons trading in the interior, and ordering them to remain at the usual trading posts. [1647];Order. On the petition of ex-director Kieft, that Messrs. Kuyter and Melyn verify certain points, and produce an authentic copy of a letter which they sent by the Blue Cock, on pain of being prosecuted for slander. [1647];Appointment. Gysbert Opdyck, commissary of Fort Hope, vice Provoost. [1647]

1 4 296
June 20 - 28 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 20-28 June 1647

Appointment. George Baxter, to be ensign and English secretary. [1647];Resolution. To sell the ship Swoll, which is old and decayed. [1647];Resolution. To send the ship Great Gerrit, with a cargo of salt, to Boston; to take in provisions there, and proceed with them to Bonaire, and finally to return to New Netherland with a cargo of salt. [1647]

1 4 297
June 20 - 24 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 20-24 June 1647

Resolution. To send the ships Love and Cat on a cruise against the Spaniards and their adherents within the limits of the W. I. Co.'s charter. [1647];Minute. Of the filing, by Jochim Pietersen (Kuyter), of his answer to the complaint of ex-director Kieft, adding that he has other proofs respecting the origin of the (Indian) war, which he will produce before their High Mightinesses, the States-General. [1647];Affidavit. Of John Dolling, that he sold, in 1644, in New Netherland, his own and Isaac Bovee's claim against the W. I. Co. for services at Curaçao, to William Cornelissen Oldemerck, from whom he received 18 guns and a keg of powder. [1647]

1 4 298
June 28 - July 3 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 June - 3 July 1647

Ordinance. Against selling strong drink to the Indians; against committing damages on lands, orchards and gardens, their fences or products; obliging all parties to keep their fences in good repair; to prevent trespasses, and authorizing the construction of a public pound. [1647];Order. To serjeant Lithschoe, not to allow any goods to be landed, except on a permit from the director or secretary. [1647];Permit. To William Tomassen, skipper of the Falconer, to discharge his ship, articles of contraband and cases marked with the company's mark, excepted. [1647]

1 4 299
July 3 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 3 July 1647

Sentence. Jean Seno de St. Germain, a soldier, for carrying off wampum and other articles under seizure, from the house of Michel Picquet, who broke jail and ran off, to acknowledge his fault, beg pardon of God and the court, and to work six weeks at the fort, as soon as he is restored to health. [1647] (page 300);Ordinance. Against exporting furs or other goods, on which the duties have not been paid, and directing the proper entry of all imported merchandises, and payment of duty thereon, before offering them for sale; obliging merchants to exhibit their books and accounts, when called on so to do, and providing that all furs be stamped before exportation. [1647] (page 300-301)

1 4 300-301
July 4 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 4 July 1647

Sentence. Michel Picquet, of Rouen, for slandering and threatening ex-director Kieft; also, for threatening director Stuyvesant, breaking jail, and absconding, and refusing to appear and defend himself, notwithstanding he was summoned so to do three times, by the ringing of the bell: to be banished for ever from the province, his property confiscated, and his name posted on the gallows. [1647]

1 4 302
July 4 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 4 July 1647

Ordinance. Imposing an excise duty on wines and spirituous liquors, payable by wholesale merchants, retailers, and tavern keepers. [1647]

1 4 303
July 4 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 4 July 1647

Ordinance. Designating the anchorage ground in the port of New Amsterdam; forbidding the landing or transfer of cargoes before being inspected; regulating the loading, unloading, and sailing of vessels; and obliging all persons leaving the country to provide themselves with a pass from the government office. [1647]

1 4 304
July 4 - 11 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 4-11 July 1647

Order. To prosecute Jochim Pietersen (Kuyter) and Cornelis Melyn, separately, and to place them under arrest. [1647];Resolution. To postpone, for one year, the collection of the tenths due on farms occupied more than ten years. [1647];Resolution. That certain letters, addressed to Seger Teunissen, deceased, be opened and examined by secretary Tienhoven, the curators of the estate of the deceased, and Augustyn Heerman, and that the latter inventory and sell the goods sent to him per the ship Falconer. [1647]

1 4 305
July 11 - 16 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11-16 July 1647

Resolution. Permitting the crew of the Falconer to sell certain spirituous liquors they had brought with them. [1647];Examination of Cornelis Melyn, before the director and council. [1647]

1 4 306
July 16 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 16 July 1647

Examination of Jochem Pietersen Kuyter, before the director and council. [1647];Resolution. Ordering the above persons to prove the statements contained in their letter to the W. I. Company. [1647]

1 4 307
July 18 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 18 July 1647

Heads of indictment against Jochem Pietersen Kuyter and Cornelis Melyn, jointly and severally. [1647]

1 4
July 18 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 18 July 1647

Heads of indictment against Jochem Pietersen Kuyter and Cornelis Melyn, jointly and severally. (cont'd) [1647]

1 4 309
July 18 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 18 July 1647

Votes of the several members of the council on the judgment to be pronounced against the above persons. [1647]

1 4 310
July 18 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 18 July 1647

Votes of the several members of the council on the judgment to be pronounced against the above persons. (cont'd) [1647]

1 4 311
July 18 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 18 July 1647

Votes of the several members of the council on the judgment to be pronounced against the above persons. (cont'd) [1647] (page 312);Opinion of director Stuyvesant on the charges brought against Messrs. Kuyter and Melyn. [1647] (page 312-315)

1 4 312-315
July 18 - 22 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 18-22 July 1647

Marriage license. Of Johannes La Montagne and Angeneta Gillie, widow of Arent Corsen. [1647];Order. To issue execution against the property of Cornelis Melyn, unless he pay what he owes the W. I. Company within twenty-four hours. [1647];Declaration. Of Cornelis Melyn, that Hans Jansen and Big Barent, residents of Breuckelen, took away, without his consent, the maize belonging to the Indians on Long island (see Vol. 2, p. 160.) [1647];Election. Of director Stuyvesant, Jacob Wolphertsen (van Couwenhoven), and Jan Jansen Damen, to be church wardens. [1647];Appointment. Lubbertus van Dincklage, Paulus Leendertsen (van der Grist), and secretary Tienhoven, to be city surveyors. [1647]

1 4 316
July 22 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 22 July 1647

Appointment. Rev. Johannes Backerius to be minister of New Amsterdam. [1647];Minute. That Messrs. Kuyter and Melyn had nothing further to offer respecting the letter they had sent to the W. I. Company. [1647];Appointment. Hon. Mr. Dincklage, to be president of the ordinary court, assisted by some of the company's principal officers, reserving to the director-general the right to preside therein on important cases. [1647]

1 4 317
July 22 - 23 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 22 - 23 July 1647

Opinion of director Stuyvesant on the calumnious letter transmitted by Messrs. Kuyter and Melyn to the W. I. Company (see supra, p. 312.) [1647] (page 318-319);Ordinance. Imposing certain duties on furs exported to Holland. [1647] (page 320)

1 4 318-320
July 23 - 25 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23-25 July 1647

Declaration. Of John Dolling, from Bristol, respecting the payment of duties on goods sold by Mr. Bratton, and certain presents made to fiscal Van Dyck. [1647] (page 321);Declaration. Of Richard Clof, from Manchester, that Thomas Willet had stated, in Isaac Allerton's house, that he paid fiscal Van Dyck a beaver not to inspect his vessel, George Wolsey having been the bearer thereof. [1647] (page 321);Sentence. Cornelis Melyn, on certain charges brought against him by ex-director Kieft, seven years' banishment, and 300 carolus guilders fine. [1647] (page 321-322);Sentence. Jochem Pietersen Kuyter, on the same, three years' banishment, and a fine of 150 guilders. [In N. Y. Col. Doc., I., 213.] [1647] (page 323)

1 4 321-323
July 25 - September 20 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 July - 20 September 1647

Ordinance. For the removal of unsightly nuisances from the street side, and against building any houses in the city of New Amsterdam, without a permit from the city surveyors; also, obliging proprietors to build on their vacant lots within a certain time. [1647] (page 324);Sentence. William Pietersen, mason, for repeated intoxication, neglect of work, and attempt to break jail to work with the negroes for eight months, and to lose three months' wages. [1647] (page 325);Sentence. Jan Albertsen, smith, for intoxication, neglecting his work, and aiding Pietersen in an attempt to break jail, to be locked to his anvil three months, and to lose three months' wages. [1647] (page 326);Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. John Dolling, prisoner; discharged on his own security, to appear at the next sessions; meanwhile, he is ordered not to visit nor trouble Sara Willet. [1647] (page 327);Resolution. To send secretary Van Tienhoven, and one or two of the village of Heemsteede, who understand the Indian language, to the east end of Long island, to inquire into the truth of a report brought by some delegates from Heemsteede, that Mayawetinnemin, now called Antinome, the son of chief Mecohgawodt, was endeavoring to induce some Indians to make war on the Dutch and English, to which plot the chiefs of Catsjajock, and his brothers, were accessories; the English are suspected of having started this report, as they have long hankered after the lands of the aforesaid Antinomy. [1647] (page 327);Propositions submitted by the director-general to the council, for providing ways and means for the repair of fort Amsterdam, and the allaying the discontents of the Indians, who have not yet received the presents promised them at the conclusion of the general peace, with the council's answers. [1647] (page 328-330);Propositions of the director-general to the council, respecting a ship named the Beningo, or Hercules, which arrived at New Haven from Medenblick, and is considered to have thereby infringed the company's charter; the sale of the ship Swol; a permit to Gerrit Aertsen to trade at New Haven; the prosecution of Michel Picquet, who was pardoned, and afterwards threatened to shoot director Stuyvesant between the fort and his bouwery; and the continuance of commissary Hudde at the South river; with the answers of the council. [1647] (page 330-331)

1 4 324-331
September 20 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 20 September 1647

Resolution. To continue Andries Hudde commissary at the South river. [1647]

1 4 332
September 22 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 22 September 1647

Permit. To the skipper and merchants of the ship St. Beningo, to bring said vessel to and dispose of her cargo at New Amsterdam. [1647]

1 4 333
September 25 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 September 1647

Instructions to the Nine men. [1647]

1 4 334-335
September 25 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 September 1647

Instructions to the Nine men. (cont'd) [1647]

1 4 335
September 28 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 September 1647

Propositions of director Stuyvesant, setting forth that a Scotchman, named Forrester, had visited Flushing and Heemsteede, with a commission signed Mary Sterling, accompanied by a pass from the Parliament, claiming Long island and all the islands within five miles thereof; that he came to New Amsterdam to demand director Stuyvesant's commission, and was arrested in the city tavern; inquiring what is to be done with this pretended governor, what conclusion has been come to in regard to Picquet, and stating the re-appointment of commissary Hudde, who had been forced by contrary winds to return to New Amsterdam. [1647]

1 4 336
September 28 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 September 1647

Minute of council. To examine the pretended governor, Forrester, and to demand his commission, in order to ascertain by whose authority he claimed Long island and adjacent islands. [1647];Examination. Of Andrew Forrester, of Dundee, in the presence of Carel van Brugge, Adriaen van der Donck, and Philip Geraerdy. [1647]

1 4 337
September 28 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 September 1647

Resolution. To send Forrester to Holland in the ship Falconer, to vindicate his commission before the States-General. [1647];Minute. Of the appearance of Andries Hudde before the council, demanding proofs of any frauds which he is alleged to have committed. [1647];Appointment. Hans Wever, to be captain-at-arms to the garrison at fort Amsterdam. [1647]

1 4 338
September 30 - October 10 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 September - 10 October 1647

Examination. Of Michel Picquet, on a charge of threatening to shoot director Stuyvesant. [1647] (page 339);Opinion of director Stuyvesant, that there being four witnesses in support of the above charge against Picquet, it is unnecessary to subject him to torture. [1647] (page 339);Opinion of vice-director Dincklage, that the prisoner must be convicted on his own confession, whether voluntary or by torture, on the principle, nemo inauditus et sine propria confessione facile condemnatur. Opinion of Brian Nuton : he may be condemned on the above evidence. Of Paulus Leendertsen (van der Grist): that the prisoner must first be brought to the rack (tortured) and confess, otherwise he cannot be condemned to death; he can only be banished on the evidence of others. Of Adriaen Keyser: that the prisoner be tortured, and, when he confesses, condemned; in case he do not confess, he may then be banished. [1647] (page 339-340);Resolution. That each of the members of the council shall conscientiously declare what punishment the prisoner deserves, and votes of the several members of the council accordingly. [1647] (page 341);Sentence of Michael Picquet: perpetual banishment, and eighteen years' imprisonment at hard labor in the workhouse at Amsterdam. [1647] (page 342);Resolution. To seize the ship St. Beningo, at New Haven, and bring her to New Amsterdam. [1647] (page 343)

1 4 339-343
October 15 1647 - February 21 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 15 October 1647 - 21 February 1648

Propositions of director Stuyvesant, setting forth that the ship St. Beningo had been brought to New Amsterdam from New Haven, pursuant to preceding resolution, and demanding whether she and her cargo ought to be confiscated. [1647] (page 344);Examination. Of Cornelis Claesen Snoy, commander of the ship St. Beningo, as to whether he had any more valid commission than he has produced; he answers not, and throws himself on the mercy of the board. [1647] (page 345);Condemnation of the ship St. Beningo and cargo. [1647] (page 345-346);Minute of council, setting forth that the commissary at Fort Orange had absconded, and requesting the members of the council to designate a proper person to fill that office, and votes of the members of the council accordingly. [1647] (page 347);Appointment. Carel van Brugge to be commissary at Fort Orange. [1647] (page 348);Sentence of Andries Trumpeter, for intoxication, disobedience of orders, and threatening the superintendent of naval equipments: to jump three times from the yard-arm, and, while his breech is still wet, to receive one hundred lashes from the crew of the St. Beningo. [1647] (page 348)

1 4 344-348
November 11 - 15 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11-15 November 1647

Propositions of director Stuvesant on the following points: 1. Whether the ensign or sergeant are to form part of the court on trials for military offenses? Answer, Yes. 2. What action is to be taken on a petition from Flushing, and on the report that the inhabitants of that place have never taken the oath of allegiance? Answer, The director to go thither and regulate matters. 3. What answer is to be returned to the letters from New Haven, and who is to be sent to reclaim the fugitives? Answer, To leave the question of right of soil to the authorities in Holland, and to demand the rendition of the fugitives. 4. What is to be done in case of fire, as the houses (in New Amsterdam) are mostly of wood, covered with thatch? 5. What provision is to be made for a school, as there is none in New Amsterdam, and the youth are running wild? Answer, Both these points are referred to the Nine men. 6. Who is to be sent to New Haven to collect debts and bring back the prisoners? Answer, commissary Keyser. [1647] (page 349);Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the council to expedite sundry matters, and to nominate one of their members to attend a meeting of the Nine men. [1647] (page 349);Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the Nine men, asking their advice as to the best mode of procuring means to repair the fort, to complete the church, to provide a school house and a dwelling for the schoolmaster, and to make provision in case of fire. [1647] (page 350);Sentence. Jonas Jonassen, a soldier, for robbing hen roosts and killing a pig: to ride the Wooden horse three days, from two o'clock in the afternoon until the conclusion of the parade, with a fifty pound weight tied to each foot. [1647] (page 351)

1 4 349-351
November 22 - 30 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 22-30 November 1647

Discharge. Of Abraham Willemsen, a sailor. [1647];Order to every male person, between the ages of 16 and 60 to work twelve days annually on fort Amsterdam, or to commute at two gilders (80c.) a day. [1647];Notice. In regard to the currency of unstrung, broken and unperforated wampum. [1647]

1 4 352
December 5 1647 Dutch colonial council minutes, 5 December 1647

Proclamation. Offering refuge and protection to all persons whatsoever, free or bond, debtors or creditors, servants or slaves, the lowest prisoners included, who may come out of the colony of New Haven and take up their abode in New Netherland. [1647]

1 4 353-354
January 12 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 12 January 1648

Resolution. To call in all the company's effects loaned to individuals. [1648];Resolution. To sell the company's yacht, formerly commanded by Seger Tonisen, deceased. [1648];Resolution. To take the saw mill at Nooten island to pieces if possible; if not, to burn it in order to save the iron. [1648]

1 4 355
January 12 - 17 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 12-17 January 1648

Ordinance. Forbidding brewers to tap or retail beer, and tavern keepers to be brewers. [1648];Order. To John Tonsen and others of Flushing, to appear before the council and show cause why they refuse to contribute to the support of a minister, and oppose the nomination of a sheriff, and to the inhabitants to proceed to a nomination for such officer. [1648]

1 4 356
January 23 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23 January 1648

Ordinance. Against the erection of wooden chimneys in New Amsterdam, between the fort and the Fresh water, and appointing fire wardens. [1648];Appointment. Jan Tepjes from Schelling, to be pilot of the ship Beninjo. [1648]

1 4 357
January 28 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 January 1648

Sentence. Rouloff Cornelissen, a soldier, for wounding the corporal, to ride the Wooden horse two hours a day for three days, with a ten pound weight fastened to each foot, to pay the surgeon's bill, and to forfeit six months' wages. [1648];Examination. Of William Gilford, accused of having committed a rape on a girl ten years old. [1648]

1 4 358
January 29 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 29 September 1648

Ordinance. Further regulating the fur trade. [1648];Minute. Fixing the salary to be paid to the receiver-general. [1648]

1 4 359
February 1 - 8 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 1-8 February 1648

Order of council on an application of the town of Flushing for a minister. [1648];Order. To sell a garden belonging to Harmanus Meyndertsen (van de Bogaert), deceased, to indemnify the Indians for damages which they suffered through him. [1648]

1 4 360
February 11 - 24 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11 - 24 February 1648

Resolution. In regard to the aforesaid van de Bogaert. [1648] (page 361);Order. For the examination of the person of Maria Barents, whom William Gilford is accused with having violated. [1648] (page 361);Order. On a petition of the Nine men. [1648] (page 361);Sentence. William Gilford, for an attempt at rape on Maria Barents, at the house of Isaac Allerton, to be publicly whipped and forever banished. [1648] (page 362)

1 4 361-362
March 3 - 5 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 3 - 5 March 1648

Sentence. Jonas Jonassen, a soldier, for robbing Indians, to be stripped of his arms and afterwards publicly whipped, and then chained to a wheelbarrow and put to hard labor, during the pleasure of the director and council. [1648] (page 363);Sentence. James Hallet, for leaving the province without a pass, enticing Adriaen Dircksen's servant girl to accompany him, and committing theft at Greenwich, to be conveyed to the place of execution and there witness the infliction of such punishment as will there be inflicted; to saw wood for the company during 12 months, and to be remanded to prison every evening unless he give bail not to run away. [1648] (page 363);Pardon. Of William Gerritsen (sic), an Englishman, guilty of fornication with Maria Barents, on condition that he saw firewood one year for the company (see supra p. 362.) [1648] (page 364);Appointment. Sinneke Jacobs to be skipper of the yacht Prince William. [1648] (page 364)

1 4 363-364
March 9 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 9 March 1648

Order in council enjoining Elizabeth Feaks from alienating any part of her late husband property; placing her children under the care of curators at Greenwich, where she is permitted to reside, on condition she quit the bed and board of William Hallet, her paramour, who is sentenced to be banished for his adultery. [1648]

1 4 365
March 10 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 10 March 1648

Ordinance. Against allowing goats and hogs to go at large in New Amsterdam, and directing that goats beyond the Fresh water be attended by a herdsman. [1648] (page 366);Ordinance. For the regulation of trade and navigation, the establishment of a yearly fair, and declaring the East river free to all nations. [1648] (page 366-369)

1 4 366-369
March 10 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 10 March 1648

Ordinance. Regulating taverns and the sale of strong liquors. [1648]

1 4 370-371
March 10 - 16 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 10-16 March 1648

Ordinance. Against allowing goats and hogs to go at large in New Amsterdam, and directing that goats beyond the Fresh water be attended by a herdsman. [1648];Minute. Of the appearance of the tavern-keepers of New Amsterdam before the council, and of their promise to obey the provisions of the preceding ordinance. [1648]

1 4 372
March 30 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 30 March 1648

Order. On the petition of the curators of the late Seger Teunissen's estate, calling on all debtors to pay what they owe, and the creditors to file their claims. [1648];Order. For the seizure and examination of letters addressed to Mr. Westerhouse, in the hands of Joseph Brusto (Brewster), of New Haven, merchant, recently arrived with his vessel at New Amsterdam. [1648];Ratification of the decision of the commissioners appointed to measure and divide the lands between Mr. Van Twiller, Mr. Dincklage, Cosyn Gerritsen and the shore road. [1648]

1 4 373
April 3 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 3 April 1648

Sentence. William Harck, sheriff of Flushing, for having solemnized a marriage between Thomas Nuton, widower, and Joan, daughter of Richard Smith, against her parents' consent, and contrary to law, fined 600 carolus guilders, dismissed from office and the marriage annulled. [1648] (page 374);Sentence. Thomas Nuton for having married Miss Smith, aforesaid, fined 300 guilders, and to have the marriage again solemnized after three proclamations. [1648] (page 375)

1 4 374-375
April 8 - 16 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 8-16 April 1648

Sentence. Thomas Steyls for an assault on sheriff Harck, fined 50 guilders, and to beg pardon of God, the court, the director-general and the sheriff. [1648];Sentence. Thomas Saal, for obstructing sheriff Harck in the execution of his office, fined 25 guilders. [1648];Marriage of Thomas Nuton, of Onckeway, and Joan Smith. [1648]

1 4 376
April 16 - 17 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 16 - 17 April 1648

Proclamation. For a day of general fasting and prayer. [1648] (page 377);Appointment. Mr. Dincklage and Mr. La Montagne, to be commissioners to collects moneys due the W. I. Company. [1648] (page 378)

1 4 377-378
April 18 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 18 April 1648

Sentence. James Hallet, for aiding a prisoner to escape, and attempting to seduce another man's wife, to be publicly whipped, and afterwards put to hard labor in chains. [1648]

1 4 379
April 20 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 20 April 1648

Sentence. Joseph Brusto (Brewster), for violation of the ordinance designating the anchorage ground of vessels, fined 50 guilders, and costs. [1648];Reference to Messrs. Dincklage and La Montagne, of a complaint against David Provoost, for neglecting to enter the cargo of his sloop. [1648];Complaint against Anthony Jansen from Salee, for neglecting to fence his land, and order thereupon. [1648]

1 4 380
April 20 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 20 April 1648

Notice. To Cornelis Jacobsen Stille, Gerrit Jansen, Cornelis Claesen Switz, and Leendert Aerden, to fence in and cultivate the bouweries beyond the Fresh water, on Manhattan island, on pain of confiscation. [1648];Order. To send the ship Swol (late Beninjo) with provisions to Curaçao. [1648]

1 4 381
April 27 - May 3 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 27 April - 3 May 1648

Appointment. Of sheriff, magistrates, and clerk, for the town of Flushing. [1648] (page 382);Ordinance. For the better observance of the Sabbath. [1648] (page 382);Protest. Of director Stuyvesant against Mr. Van Dincklage, for refusing to bear testimony in regard to what occurred in council between the fiscal, commissary Keyser, and Mr. Leendertsen (van der Grist.) [1648] (page 383)

1 4 382-383
May 11 - 13 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11-13 May 1648

Order. To commissary Keyser, to bring in his accounts. [1648];Ordinance. Renewing the law against furnishing strong drink to Indians. [1648]

1 4 384
May 18 - 25 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 18-25 May 1648

Order. Continuing Hendrick van Dyck in his office of fiscal, on his promise of better behavior in future. [1648];Resolution. To furnish Govert Aertsen with a certificate, to be shown to the magistrates of New England, that he is not Govert Loockermans. [1648];Resolution. To furnish guns and build a guard house for the burgher company, New Amsterdam. [1648]

1 4 385
May 26 - 28 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 26-28 May 1648

Pardon. Of Hans Hansen, for 14 years a respectable resident in New Amsterdam, on a charge of having aided in smuggling, on condition that he beg pardon of God and the court. [1648];Minute. Of the arrest of Joost de Backer and Jacob Reynsen, and the seizure of their goods, on a charge of having purchased guns and gun locks from the company's smith. [1648]

1 4 386
May 28 - 29 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 -29 May 1648

Examinations. Of Joost Teunissen Backer and Jacob Reynsen, on the above charge. [1648] (page 387-388);Order. For the arrest of Jacob Jansen Schermerhoorn, partner of Jacob Reynsen, and his brother, and to seize all their books, papers and goods. [1648] (page 388)

1 4 387-388
June 19 - 23 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19-23 June 1648

Order. To station the ship Love in the bay behind Sandy Hook, to overhaul suspected vessels about to arrive. [1648] (page 389);Communication. From the director-general to the council, notifying them of the despatch of the above vessel, and of the seizure of the ship Falconer, addressed to Govert Loockermans & Co., he being the person most suspected of smuggling, and asking their advice what further ought to be done. [1648] (page 389);Resolution. To unload the above ship, and to remove her cargo to the company's store. [1648] (page 390);Order. To the officer of the guard, to fine such citizens as neglect to attend the guard, in turn, or behave disorderly, and to levy execution in case the fine be not paid. [1648] (page 390)

1 4 389-390
June 29 - July 2 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 29 June - 2 July 1648

Permit. To the crew of the Falconer, to sell such part of the cargo as belongs to them, on payment of the duty. [1648];Notice. To all parties concerned, to show cause, within a month, if any they have, why the Spanish bark, Nostra Signora Rosario, captured by the Cat, and brought into New Amsterdam, should not be declared a good prize. [1648];Judgment. In the case of the fiscal vs. the crew of the Falconer, for having purloined some pieces of eight, and a few pearls, from the above prize, which was captured off the island of Margaritta. [1648]

1 4 391
July 6 - 20 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 6-20 July 1648

Resolution. To despatch the above prizes to Curaçao for salt, &c. [1648];Resolution. In the case of Jacob Reynsen, who escaped from prison, and was retaken. [1648];Confession. Of Jacob Reynsen, that he smuggled a quantity of lead in the water cask of John Haines' bark. [1648];Order. To the receiver-general, not to give a permit for the removal of any liquor, unless it be paid for. [1648]

1 4 392
July 8 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 8 July 1648

Permit. To Laurence, brother of John Haines, to bring merchandise to New Amsterdam from Virginia, where he resides, on payment of the duty. [1648];Examination. Of Claes Bordingh, in regard to smuggling a number of guns, in 1647, at Fort Orange. [1648];Declaration. Of Abraham Willemsen, that he purchased powder, at New Haven, from sailors of the St. Beninjo. [1648];Resolution. On a petition from the farmers on the island of Manhattan, to remit the tenths for this year. [1648]

1 4 393
July 9 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 9 July 1648

Sentence. Jacob Reynsen and Jacob Jansen Schermerhoorn, for smuggling, to be banished for five years, and their property confiscated. [1648] (page 394);Sentence. Barent Ennesen, for having sold company's guns and gun locks, to be confined one year in the company's forge, and to work there during that time. [1648] (page 395)

1 4 394-395
July 9 - 16 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 9-16 July 1648

Notice. To the public, not to sell any beer or liquor to the Barent Ennesen aforesaid, during his confinement, neither to give him any credit, nor to employ him in any way. [1648] (page 396);Order. For the payment to Peter van der Linde, of a debt due by Jacques Bentyn, who has gone to Holland. [1648] (page 396);Order to measure goods belonging to Gillis Verbrugge and Johannes Hardenburgh, in order to ascertain whether they agree with the invoices, as certain frauds have been discovered. [1648] (page 396);Second examination. Of Claes Bordingh, in regard to smuggling. [1648] (page 397);Examination of a Pasquaskeck Indian, as to where he got powder. [1648] (page 397);Resolution. To send the ship Love for a cargo of salt, and the commissary to Stamford to purchase provisions. [1648] (page 397);Permit. To Gillis Verbrugge, to sell his goods, the measurement being found correct. [1648] (page 397)

1 4 396-397
July 18 - 23 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 18-23 July 1648

Report. On the inspection of the ship Pine Apple. [1648];Minute. Of the arrest, at his own request, of Isaac Allerton, security for Ralph Ory, and his entering bail. [1648];Order. To close the tavern of Abraham Pietersen, in New Amsterdam, in consequence of a man having been killed there. [1648]

1 4 398
July 22 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 22 July 1648

Confession. Of Johannes Roodenborch, charged with having killed Gerrit Jansen Clomp. [1648] (page 399);Declaration. Of Abraham Pietersen, on the same subject. [1648] (page 400)

1 4 399-400
July 22 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 22 July 1648

Declarations. Of Johannes La Montagne, jun., and Meuwes Jansen, on the same. [1648]

1 4 401
July 23 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23 July 1648

Declarations. Of Peter Petersen Costelyck and Juriaen Hendricksen, on the same. [1648]

1 4 402
August 1 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 1 August 1648

Proposals submitted by director Stuyvesant to the council on the subject of smuggling guns; manslaughter at Fort Orange, &c., with resolutions of the council thereupon. [1648];Remission of the sentence of banishment pronounced against Reynsen and Schermerhoorn. [1648]

1 4 403
August 1 - 11 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 1-11 August 1648

Declaration. Of Egbert van Borsum, respecting guns and powder purchased by him at New Haven. [1648];Resolution. To permit some private persons to build stone houses within Fort Orange, against the wall, 12 feet high. [1648];Resolution. To summon Brant van Slechtenhorst, chief officer in the colonie Renselaerswyck, to answer certain charges. [1648]

1 4 404
July 23 - August 10 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23 July - 10 August 1648

Declaration. Of Abraham Willemsen, that he purchased guns and powder in company with Egbert van Borsum. [1648];Charges. Against Brant van Slechtenhorst. [1648]

1 4 405
July 23 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23 July 1648

Charges. Against Brant van Slechtenhorst. (cont'd) [1648]

1 4 406
July 28 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 July 1648

Answer. Of Brant van Slechtenhorst to the above charges. [1648]

1 4 407
August 10 - 15 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 10-15 August 1648

Order. For the imprisonment of Hendrick (Jansen) the tailor, and Albert, the carpenter. [1648];Order. To the fiscal to proceed with the prosecution of Johannes Roodenborch. [1648];Further order. In the case of Egbert van Borsum, &c. [1648]

1 4 408
August 15 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 15 August 1648

Judgment. In the case of the fiscal against Hendrick the tailor, and Albert the carpenter, for abusing the rounds. [1648];Resolution. Not to rent the flour mill any longer, but to work it on the company's account. [1648];Resolution. To sell the yacht Love. [1648]

1 4 409
August 15 - 19 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 15-19 August 1648

Order. To recall Andries Hudde, that he may explain his accounts. [1648];Interrogatories. On which Johannes Rodenborch was examined, and his answers. [1648]

1 4 410
August 19 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19 August 1648

Sentence. Jan van Leyden, for drawing a knife and resisting justice, fined 100 guilders. [1648];Release. Of Johannes Roodenborch, on bail, and notice to the public, by sound of the bell, to bring in any further evidence against him within three court days. [1648];Re-enactment. Of the ordinance of [Feb. 23], 1645, against selling munitions of war to Indians (supra, p. 216.) [1648]

1 4 411
August 19 - 22 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19-22 August 1648

Permit. To Scotch merchants to return to Fatherland, and order that those who arrive in future must remain in the country three years. [1648];Resolution. To pay two protested bills of exchange. [1648];Resolution. To oppose Slechtenhorst's continued encroachments on Fort Orange. [1648]

1 4 412
August 23 - September 14 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23 August - 14 September 1648

Appointment. Abraham Pietersen, to be miller. [1648] (page 413);Sentence. Symon Courtbrandt, a soldier, for wounding the gunner, to ride the Wooden horse two hours a day for three days. [1648] (page 413);Order. To the curators to sell the goods of Jan of Rotterdam, and Peter Colet. [1648] (page 413);Resolution. To send a small military force to Fort Orange to oppose the encroachments of the colonie of Renselaerswyck. [1648] (page 413);Appointment. Matys Capito, to be deputy storekeeper. [1648] (page 414);Propositions. Of the director-general, in regard to a letter from the Swedish governor; Hudde's accounts; Forts Orange and Hope, &c., with the answers of the council. [1648] (page 414);Appointment. Of curators over the estate of the late Dirck Cornelisen, on the petition of his widow. [1648] (page 415)

1 4 413-415
September 28 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 September 1648

Ordinance. Obliging all Scotch merchants and petty traders, in future, to reside three years in the province, and to build a decent dwelling house in New Amsterdam; otherwise to be excluded from right to trade. [1648];Order. For the inspection of chimneys by the fire wardens. [1648]

1 4 416
September 28 - October 5 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 September - 5 October 1648

Notice. To all persons employing Indians, to pay them for their labor, on pain of being fined. [1648];Summons. To two fugitives, by ringing of the bell, to return and defend themselves from the charge of absconding. [1648];Appointment. Anthony Crol, to be commander of the Love. [1648];Resolution. On petition of the deacons of the church at New Amsterdam, to make them a present of 500 guilders, for the poor. [1648]

1 4 417
October 6 - 12 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 6-12 October 1648

Sentence. Jan Teunisen, for slandering Harry Breser, an Englishman, and running away, taking with him the company's ferry boat, to work 100 days for the company, and 50 for the church, and to give bail for the faithful performance of his work. [1648];Ordinance. Against harboring persons bound to serve the company or private persons. [1648]

1 4 418
October 6 - 18 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 6-18 October 1648

Judgment. Of the court martial, acquitting Johannes Roodenborch of manslaughter. [1648];Resolution. To call in and collect the outstanding debts due the W. I. company. [1648]

1 4 419
October 19 - November 2 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19 October - 2 November 1648

Decree. Authorizing the guardians of the orphan children of Claes Jansen, baker, deceased, to sell his property. [1648] (page 420);Appointment. Peter van der Linde, to be clerk of the church (voorleser) vice Stevensen. [1648] (page 420);Order. Carel van Brugge, commissary of Fort Orange, to proceed with the repairs of that fort, and for that purpose to take material wherever he may obtain them (farms and plantations excepted), and to demolish all buildings within a cannon shot of the fort. [1648] (page 420-421)

1 4 420-421
November 9 - 30 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 9-30 November 1648

Resolution. To pay the wages of the crew of the Cat, recently lost at Sandy Hook, otherwise Godyn's point. [1648];Resolution. Discharging Juriaen Andriessen, late skipper of the Cat. [1648];Order. On the petition of Peter Wolphertsen (van Couwenhoven), guardian of the children of the late Claes Jansen, forbidding Geertje Nanninx, his widow, to collect any debts, or alienate any property, belonging to said estate, without the knowledge of the guardian. [1648]

1 4 422
December 15 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 15 December 1648

Appointment. Juriaen Andriessen to be skipper of the ship Love, vice Anthony Crol, dismissed. [1648];Notice. Proprietors of lots in New Amsterdam, to erect buildings thereon. [1648]

1 4 423
December 31 1648 Dutch colonial council minutes, 31 December 1648

Attachment. Against the ship Young Prince of Denmark, and her cargo, at the suit of the crew. [1648]

1 4 424
January 2 - February 21 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 2 January - 21 February 1649

Resolution. Permitting Cornelis Melyn to reside in New Netherland, in obedience to orders from the States-General and the Prince of Orange. [1649];Resolution. Appointing the 1st of February next a day of general fasting and prayer and thanksgiving, on the conclusion of the peace between Spain and the Netherlands. [1649];Resolution. To summon the English towns on Long island to send delegates to New Amsterdam, to consider of an embassy to Fatherland. [1649]

1 4 425
March 4 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 4 March 1649

Minute. Of a meeting of the council and burgher officers in the fort, on the subject of a journal written by Adriaen van der Donck; his imprisonment; protest of Mr. Van Dincklage. [1649];Resolution. To grant the farmers on the island of Manhattan free pasturage between Schepmoes' plantation and bouwery No. 1. [1649];Votes and advice of the council and burghers respecting a journal written by Adriaen van der Donck. [1649]

1 4 426
March 4 - 5 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 4-5 March 1649

Resolution. To call a general convention, to consist of two deputies from each of the colonies in New Netherland, to consider the sending of a delegation to Holland; votes thereupon. [1649];Appointment. Commissioners to investigate the case of Adriaen van der Donck. [1649]

1 4 427
March 6 - 11 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 6-11 March 1649

Resolution. On petition of A. van der Donck, that he remain imprisoned until the above commissioners report. [1649];Votes of the council, on the director-general asking their opinion whether he should read a writing he had drawn up, to a meeting of the commonalty. [1649];Resolution. On the murder of Simon Walingen, at Pavonia, by Indians. [1649]

1 4 428
March 15 - 23 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 15 - 23 March 1649

Proposal. Of director Stuyvesant, to compel Mr. van der Donck to prove certain statements contained in his journal, or to recall them, and not to appear in court, or among the Nine men, until he do one or the other; with the votes of the council on the order. [1649] (page 429-430);Proceedings. In the case of the fiscal vs. Tielman Wilkins, of the ship Prince of Denmark, for smuggling. [1649] (page 430)

1 4 429-430
March 23 - 31 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23 - 31 March 1649

Order. Ship carpenters, to repair the Love, their remuneration to be settled by referees. [1649] (page 431);Judgment. In the case of ship Prince of Denmark, for smuggling; ship and cargo confiscated. [1649] (page 431-432);Resolution. To pay the wages of the crew of the above ship. [1649] (page 433)

1 4 431-433
April 12 - 21 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 12-21 April 1649

Notice. To the creditors of the above ship, that their accounts will not be paid unless certified by Mr. Wilkins. [1649];Order. Tielman Wilkins, to furnish the captain and crew of the above ship with abstracts of their accounts. [1649];Minute. Of a contract made by director Stuyvesant with Gerrit Vastrick, for the importation of a case of guns, and now approved by the council. [1649]

1 4 434
April 21 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 21 April 1649

Judgment. In the matter of the fiscal vs. the ship Prince William, for importing the above case of guns; referred to the authorities in Holland. [1649]

1 4 435
April 21 - May 3 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 21 April - 3 May 1649

Resolution. To purchase the ship The Young Prince of Denmark, for the company, in partnership with some private persons. [1649];Resolution. Designating the currency for which the above ship and her cargo are to be sold. [1649];Notice. To the public, that for the encouragement of tobacco culture, the duty on New Netherland tobacco is reduced to 45 stivers per 100. [1649]

1 4 436
May 8 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 8 May 1649

Minute of a visit of the director-general to rev. Mr. Backerius, to forbid him to read, or to allow to be read, any political writings in the church. [1649];Ordinance. Renewing the law of 1646, relating to writings to be used as evidence (see p. 259, supra.) [1649]

1 4 437
June 14 - 28 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 14-28 June 1649

Resolution. Refusing a permit to Jacob Loper to trade at the South river, because he married a daughter of Cornelis Melyn. [1649];Judgment. In the case of Arnoldus van Hardenbergh vs. Abraham Planck, for goods received; judgment for plaintiff. [1649];Judgment. In the case of Govert Loockermans vs. Aryana Cuvelje. [1649]

1 4 438
July 6 - 17 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 6 - 17 July 1649

Permit. To rev. Johannes Backerius, minister of New Amsterdam, to resign his office and return to Holland. [1649] (page 439);Notice. All concerned to show cause, if any they have, against the confiscation of certain goods captured off Portobello. [1649] (page 439);Decree. Condemning a prize called The Hope of a Better, with her cargo, captured in the bay of Campeachy. [1649] (page 439);Release of a Spanish bark and cargo, captured in the river Tobasco five months after peace was to take effect in the West Indies. [1649] (page 440);Resolution. To appraise a certain part of the cargo of the prize The Hope. [1649] (page 440)

1 4 439-440
July 17 - 19 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 17-19 July 1649

Returns. To an order served on the Nine men, directing them to produce a certain petition in council. [1649];Propositions. Submitted in council by the chiefs of the Indians residing in the neighborhood of the Manhattans, on behalf of the Minquas and other tribes. [1649]

1 4 441
July 19 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19 July 1649

Answer. Of the director-general to the above propositions. [1649]

1 4 442
July 19 - 23 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19-23 July 1649

Order. To enforce the law respecting weights and measures. [1649];Order. On a petition presented to the director and council, calling on the parties (not named) to substantiate their charges. [1649]

1 4 443
August 2 1649 Dutch colonial council minutes, 2 August 1649

Resolution. To retain and engage rev. Joannes Megapolensis as minister of the church at New Amsterdam. [1649]

1 4 444
November 19 1653 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19 November 1653

Ordinance. Fixing the rate at which goods are to be sold in New Netherland. [1653]

1 4 445
November 19 1653 - January 19 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 19 November 1653 - 19 January 1654

Ordinance. Fixing the rate at which goods are to be sold in New Netherland. (cont'd) [1653];Ordinance. Annulling banns of marriage published in places where the parties have not been residents during the previous year. [1654]

1 4 446
January 28 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 January 1654

Ordinance. Imposing duties on Indian goods, wine, brandy, &c. [1654]

1 4 447
January 28 - April 8 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 January - 8 April 1654

Ordinance. Imposing duties on Indian goods, wine, brandy, &c. (cont'd) [1654];Ordinance. Against harboring robbers and pirates, providing for their seizure, and requiring strangers to report and give an account of themselves. [1654]

1 4 448
April 8 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 8 April 1654

Ordinance. Against harboring robbers and pirates, providing for their seizure, and requiring strangers to report and give an account of themselves. (cont'd) [1654]

1 4 449
April 8 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 8 April 1654

Ordinance. Against harboring robbers and pirates, providing for their seizure, and requiring strangers to report and give an account of themselves. (cont'd) [1654]

1 4 450
July 1 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 1 July 1654

Ordinance. Regulating the Ferry at the Manhattans. [1654]

1 4 451
July 1 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 1 July 1654

Ordinance. Regulating the Ferry at the Manhattans. (cont'd) [1654]

1 4 452
July 1 - 7 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 1-7 July 1654

Ordinance. Regulating the Ferry at the Manhattans. (cont'd) [1654];Ordinance. Against removing property from the city of New Amsterdam on the first alarming reports, and forbidding the return to the city, after the panic has subsided, of all such persons as may remove. [1654]

1 4 453
July 11 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11 July 1654

Ordinance. For the punishment of all persons found spreading false reports, and depriving those who have removed from the city, of their rights and privileges as citizens, unless they return within 24 hours. [1654]

1 4 454
July 11 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11 July 1654

Ordinance. For the punishment of all persons found spreading false reports, and depriving those who have removed from the city, of their rights and privileges as citizens, unless they return within 24 hours. (cont'd) [1654]

1 4 455
July 11 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 11 July 1654

Ordinance. For the punishment of all persons found spreading false reports, and depriving those who have removed from the city, of their rights and privileges as citizens, unless they return within 24 hours. (cont'd) [1654];Ordinance. For the impounding of goats and sheep found injuring the fortifications. [1654]

1 4 456
July 22 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 22 July 1654

Answer to petition of merchants recently arrived from Holland, for permission to discharge their goods on paying the old duties. Remitting one-fourth of the present duties. [1654]

1 4 457
July 22 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 22 July 1654

Answer to petition of merchants recently arrived from Holland, for permission to discharge their goods on paying the old duties. Remitting one-fourth of the present duties. (cont'd) [1654];Proclamation. Appointing the second Wednesday, being the 12th of August, a day of general thanksgiving for the peace. [1654]

1 4 458
July 22 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 22 July 1654

Proclamation. Appointing the second Wednesday, being the 12th of August, a day of general thanksgiving for the peace. (cont'd) [1654]

1 4 459
July 22 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 22 July 1654

Proclamation. Appointing the second Wednesday, being the 12th of August, a day of general thanksgiving for the peace. (cont'd) [1654]

1 4 460
August 28 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 August 1654

Ordinance. Against selling strong liquors to Indians. [1654]

1 4 461
August 28 - November 10 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 August - 10 November 1654

Ordinance. Against selling strong liquors to Indians. (cont'd) [1654];Summons. The sheriff of Gravesend to show cause why he seized the trunk of Peter Jansen. [1654]

1 4 462
November 14 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 14 November 1654

Sentence. Andries Matthias, for assaulting his factor; to be publicly whipped and banished for twenty-five years. [1654]

1 4 463
November 14 - 23 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 14-23 November 1654

Sentence. Andries Matthias, for assaulting his factor; to be publicly whipped and banished for twenty-five years. (cont'd) [1654];Remonstrance. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam against being deprived of the revenue arising from the city excise. [1654]

1 4 464
November 23 1654 Dutch colonial council minutes, 23 November 1654

Remonstrance. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam against being deprived of the revenue arising from the city excise. (cont'd) [1654]

1 4 465
January 1652 Reasons why Daniel Witthet is detained a prisoner at New Amsterdam

Reasons why Daniel Witthet (Whitehead) is detained a prisoner at New Amsterdam.

2 5 1
January 20 1652 Petition of Daniel Wittheat and Jonas Wood of Hempstead

Petition. Daniel Wittheat (Whitehead) and Jonas Wood of Hempstead, to be released from custody on their own securities.

2 5 2
January 20 1652 Resolution granting the petition of Daniel Wittheat and Jonas Wood

Resolution. Granting the prayer of the above petition.

2 5 3a
January 24 1652 Resolution granting Abraham de La Noy permission to retail wine and lease the city tavern

Resolution. Granting permission to Abraham de La Noy, to retail all sorts of wines by the small measure, and to lease him the city tavern.

2 5 3b
January 27 1652 Proclamation annulling ordinances in Renselaerwyck prohibiting the cutting and hauling of firewood for Fort Orange

Proclamation. Annulling certain ordinances enacted by the authorities of Renselaerwyck prohibiting the cutting and hauling of firewood for Fort Orange, and empowering the company's servants and freemen there to cut firewood and timber for building, on any unfenced and public lands.

2 5 4
January 29 1652 Proclamation annulling all grants of land within 600 paces of Fort Orange

Proclamation. Annulling all grants of land by the authorities of the colonie of Renselaerwyck, within 600 paces, or 250 Rynland rods, of Fort Orange, which space is declared to be under the jurisdiction of that fortress.

2 5 6
January 29 1652 Order to Jan Jansen St. Obyn to deliver up a bond of indemnity given to him by Brant van Slechtenhorst

Order. Jan Jansen St. Obyn, to deliver up a bond of indemnity given him by Brant van Slechtenhorst, and to remain meanwhile under arrest.

2 5 7
September 25 1651 Letter from Brant van Slechtenhorst to the director-general and council

Letter. Brant van Slechtenhorst, to the director-general and council, protesting against certain of their proceedings, with an apostil of the court of Renselaerswyck.

2 5 9
January 29 1652 Certificate of Dirck van Schelluyne that the above letter was left by the court messenger the 27th January

Certificate. Dirck van Schelluyne, N. P., that the above letter was left by the court messenger, in his hands the 27th January.

2 5 11b
January 29 1652 Resolution calling on the court of Renselaerswyck

Resolution. Calling on the court of Renselaerswyck to explain certain obscurities in their apostil aforesaid.

2 5 11c
January 29 1652 Order that Jochem Kuyter may take a copy of a ground brief of his land from the book of patents

Order. On the petition of Jochem Kuyter, for a copy of a ground brief of the lands granted him in July, 1639; he may take a copy of it from the book of patents, if registered; if not, a new patent for the land will be issued to him, in case he be willing to improve it.

2 5 11d
January 30 1652 Appointment of Jochem Pietersen Kuyper, Paulus Leendertsen (van der Grist) and Peter Conelisen to the board of Nine men

Appointment. Jochem Pietersen Kuyper (sic), Paulus Leendertsen (van der Grist), and Peter Cornelisen, to be members of the board of Nine men.

2 5 12a
February 2 1652 Minute that Jochem Pietersen Kuyper, Paulus Leendertsen (van der Grist) and Peter Conelisen have qualified to be members of the board of Nine men

Minute. That the above persons have qualified.

2 5 12b
February 6 1652 Minute of the appearance of Mr. Koo, Mr. Gildersleeve and Daniel Wittheat (Whitehead) on behalf of the town of Heemstede

Minute. Of the appearance of Mr. Koo, Mr. Gildersleeve and Daniel Wittheat (Whitehead), on behalf of the town of Heemstede, and an order to the last to furnish copy of complaint to parties.

2 5 13a
August 25 1649 Resolution on the arrival of the ship The Bride at New Amsterdam

Resolution. Setting forth the arrival, at New Amsterdam, of the galiot, The Bride, whereof Isaac Abrahamsen Wyt, the skipper, sailing from Enckhuysen, was killed, which vessel governor Winthrop of Boston certifies to have been sold to Robert Scot and John Cook of Boston and New Plymouth, merchants, and recording the sale, providing that the same has been in good faith, and that security be given for the purchase-money.

2 5 13b
February 6 1652 Petition of Fiscal Van Dyck to change the phrasing of the resolution on The Bride

Petition. Fiscal Van Dyck, requesting certain changes in the phraseology of the above resolution, which is granted.

2 5 14
February 1652 Ordinance regulating the business of the windmill

Ordinance. Regulating the business of the windmill and the toll to be paid for grinding.

2 5 15
February 12 1652 Resolution granting a petition presented by the Nine men

Resolution. Granting the prayer of a petition, presented by the Nine men, requesting that no more hogs be shot on the wall (of the fort in New Amsterdam), and that the fort be surrounded by palisades.

2 5 17a
February 12 1652 Court proceedings: Sergeant Casper vs. Jan Peeck; Thomas Baxter vs. Egbert van Borsum; Adriaen Keyser vs. Augustyn Heerman

Court proceedings. Sergeant Casper vs. Jan Peeck; ordered that the plaintiff shall cause his complaint, which is in English, to be translated into Dutch. Thomas Baxter vs. Egbert van Borsum; plaintiff desires that defendant pay his rent and deliver his house water tight or vacate the premises; ordered that the lessee pay the rent so long as he occupies the house. Adriaen Keyser, auctioneer, vs. Augustyn Heerman; plaintiff demands preference of payment out of the estate of Peter Anthony; ordered that he come in with the other creditors.

2 5 17b
February 12 1652 Order appointing the Nine men to examine the debtors of Peter Anthony's estate

Order. On petition of the curators of Peter Anthony's estate, appointing the Nine men commissioners to examine the debtors of said estate.

2 5 18
February 12 1652 Petition of the deacons of the church respecting some purchased lands

Petition. The deacons of the church, respecting the proceeds of some purchased lands; granted.

2 5 18c
February 12 1652 Resolution rejecting a petition of the surgeons of New Amsterdam

Resolution. Rejecting a petition of the surgeons of New Amsterdam, praying for the exclusive right to shave.

2 5 18d
February 12 1652 Resolution ordering Anna Smith to appear before the Nine men, the director-general and consistory

Resolution. Ordering Anna Smith, an anabaptist, to appear before the Nine men, the director-general and consistory, to answer a complaint of rev. Mr. Megapolensis.

2 5 19a
February 12 1652 Resolution postponing the consideration of a petition of Adriaen van Tienhoven, Samuel Megapolensis and Jan de la Montagne

Resolution. Postponing the consideration of a petition of Adriaen van Tienhoven, Samuel Megapolensis and Jan de la Montagne, for leave to erect a pew in the church.

2 5 19b
November 15 1651 Letter from director-general to the Nine men

Letter. Director-general to the Nine men, on the condition of fort Amsterdam, and necessity for protecting it against hogs, horses and cows, that trample it under foot.

2 5 19c
February 20 1652 Court proceedings: Various actions for debt; Peter Segersen vs. Jan Vinge

Court proceedings. Various actions for debt. Peter Segersen vs. Jan Vinge, assault; verdict, well deserved the beating he got.

2 5 21
February 26 1652 Court proceedings: Various actions for debt

Court proceedings. Various actions for debt.

2 5 22
March 4 1652 Court proceedings: Actions for debt

Court proceedings. Actions for debt.

2 5 24
March 5 1652 Ordinance prohibiting the erection of buildings within 600 paces of Fort Orange

Ordinance. Prohibiting the erection of buildings within 600 paces, or 250 Rynland rods, of Fort Orange.

2 5 25
March 21 1652 Resolution authorizing Mr. La Montagne, capt. Nuton, and secretary Van Tienhoven to communicate a message from the director-general to the Nine men

Resolution. Authorizing Mr. La Montagne, capt. Nuton, and secretary Van Tienhoven, to communicate a message from the director-general to the Nine men, and to investigate, with them, the circumstances under which certain defamatory calumnies were uttered against said director.

2 5 26
March 11 1652 Court proceedings: Actions for debt

Court proceedings. Actions for debt.

2 5 29
March 11 1652 Minute of the appearance of William Smith of Heemsteede and Richard Smith

Minute. Of the appearance of William Smith of Heemsteede, and Richard Smith, respecting some wampum in the hands of the clerk of that town, and order thereupon.

2 5 30a
March 11 1652 Minute of a complaint by the magistrates of Flushing against Mark Menloff

Minute. Of a complaint, by the magistrates of Flushing, against Mark Menloff, for killing and stealing a hog, and order that the prisoner ask pardon and state the circumstances of the case; defendant acknowledges his guilt, but refuses to state whether he had any abettors; committed, and ordered prosecuted.

2 5 30b
March 25 1652 Court proceedings: Actions for debt

Court proceedings. Actions for debt.

2 5 30c
March 25 1652 Minute of the surrender of Jan van Rotterdam's farm to the company

Minute. Of the surrender of the late Jan van Rotterdam's farm to the company, by the curators of his estate, they being unable to pay a debt due to the company, and of the lease of the premises to Jan Jansen Langendye, on condition he pay the above debt.

2 5 32a
March 25 1652 Declaration of Maria de Truy concerning Mark Menloff

Declaration. Maria de Truy, wife of Jan Peeck, as to what she had heard from an Indian in regard to the killing of the hog whereof Mark Menloff is accused.

2 5 32b
March 25 1652 Sentence of Mark Menloff

Sentence. Perpetual banishment pronounced against Mark Menloff of Flushing, and his whole family, charged with stealing hogs.

2 5 35
March 27 1652 Letter from director-general to the council

Letter. Director-general to the council, communicating his suspension of Hendrick van Dyck from the office of schout-fiscal, and asking their approval thereof.

2 5 36
March 28 1652 Minute approving the suspension of Hendrick van Dyck

Minute. Approving thereof.

2 5 37a
March 28 1652 Minute of the appearance of Hendrick van Dyck before the council

Minute. Of the appearance of Hendrick van Dyck before the council, where he is charged with having aspersed the director-general, which he denies, and is informed of his suspension from office, against which he protests.

2 5 37b
March 28 1652 Order to the secretary to furnish Van Dyck with a copy of the lampoon

Order. To the secretary to furnish Van Dyck with copy of what he calls the lampoon, and of the director-general's communication to the council.

2 5 37c
April 8 1652 Proceedings of the court of the Nine men: Actions of debt

Proceedings of the court of the Nine men. Actions of debt.

2 5 38
April 15 1652 Proceedings of the court of the Nine men: actions of debt; Abraham Verplanck vs. Dirrick Teunissen Noorman

Proceedings of the court of the Nine men. Actions of debt. Abraham Verplanck vs. Dirrick Teunissen Noorman; plaintiff demands why defendant burns lime on his land, and does not till it as he agreed to, the lime burning impoverishing the soil and not improving it, whereby plaintiff is deprived of the benefit that was to accrue to him from the cultivation of the ground, viz., the fourth part; judgment for plaintiff, who is authorized to take away the fourth part of the lime as his share.

2 5 41
June 17 1652 Letter from director-general to the council

Letter. Director-general to the council, on a claim now made by Indians for payment of certain lands in Flatbush.

2 5 43
June 10 1652 Judgment against Jacob van Curler at the suit of Caspar Steynmits

Judgment. Against Jacob van Curler, at the suit of Caspar Steynmits.

2 5 45
September 2 1652 Court proceedings: Actions of debt; Thomas Baxter vs. Sara Ebbel; Ariaen Keyser vs. the curators of Jan Damen's estate

Court proceedings. Actions of debt. Thomas Baxter agst. Sara Ebbel. Ariaen Keyser agst. the curators of Jan Damen's estate.

2 5 47
September 2 1652 Order to the curators of the estate of Jan Damen

Order. To the curators of the estate of Jan Damen, deceased.

2 5 49a
September 2 1652 Licence to Hans Steen to keep a school

License. To Hans Steen, to keep a school.

2 5 49b
September 2 1652 Petition of Brant van Slechtenhorst to be released from confinement

Petition. Brant van Slechtenhorst, director of the colonie of Renselaerswyck, to be released from confinement, and allowed to return to the colonie, on bail.

2 5 49c
September 2 1652 Resolution granting the request of Brant van Slechtenhorst to be released

Resolution. Granting the above request, on his giving security for his appearance when called on.

2 5 50a
September 2 1652 Resolution granting Gabrye a certain privilege for 12 years

Resolution. Granting one Gabrye a certain privilege (not described) for 12 years, subject to the approval of the directors at Amsterdam.

2 5 50b
September 4 1652 Ordinance reducing the duty on furs

Ordinance. Reducing the duty on furs.

2 5 51
September 4 1652 Notice to the largest public creditors

Notice. To the largest public creditors, allowing them to offset half their claims against any duties they may have to pay, and giving them for the balance a debenture payable next year.

2 5 52
September 9 1652 Court proceedings: Allert Anthony vs. Thomas Willet; Caspar Steinmits vs. Henry Bresier; Isaac Allerton vs. Cornelis de Potter; Cornelis de Potter vs. Isaac Allerton and George Woolsey; Jacob Claessen vs. Aeltje Dirrickx; William Beekman vs. Ariaen Tienhoven

Court proceedings. Allert Anthony vs. Thomas Willet; ordered that William Smith appear and testify in the case. Caspar Steinmits vs. Henry Bresier, action to recover 12 guilders; defendant acknowledges that he passed his word for Mark Meggs for 12 English shillings; judgment for plaintiff for that amount. Isaac Allerton vs. Cornelis de Potter, for 350 guilders rent; defendant says he agreed for 325 guilders ($130) a year; case continued. Cornelis de Potter, attorney for his maid servant, vs. Isaac Allerton and George Woolsey; plaintiff complains of one Ralph Clark who had deceived his maid Willemeyntje, with a promise of marriage. Jacob Claessen vs. Aeltje Dirrickx; plaintiff demands of his wife (the defendant), why she remains away from, and will not live with him; ordered, to prevent all trouble, that the plaintiff remain imprisoned until the ships sail for Fatherland. William Beekman vs. Ariaen Tienhoven, for payment of 54 beavers; defendant offsets an account signed by the late director Kieft; judgment for plaintiff.

2 5 53
September 9 1652 Order referring a petition of Jan Jansen Schepmoes to the fiscal

Order. Referring to the fiscal, a petition of Jan Jansen Schepmoes, for leave to tap a parcel of wine.

2 5 55
September 9 1652 Order on a petition of surgeon Herwy for payment of his fees

Order. On a petition of surgeon Herwy for payment of his fees for attending soldiers on the voyage from Holland.

2 5 56a
September 9 1652 Order on a petition of Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) respecting Wouter van Twiller's lands

Order. On petition of Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland), respecting Wouter van Twiller's lands.

2 5 56b
September 9 1652 Order on a petition of Gabry and Allert Anthony

Order. On a petition of —— Gabry and Allert Anthony, that the fiscal shall post the names of runaways.

2 5 56c
September 9 1652 Order that a privilege be granted to Mr. Van Hattem for 12 years

Order. On petition Mr. Van Hattem, that a privilege (not described) be granted him for 12 years, subject to the approval of the directors in Holland, and provided it do not prejudice any former grant.

2 5 56d
September 9 1652 Petition of Brant van Slechtenhorst to be released from arrest and to be allowed to return to Renselaerswyck or Holland

Petition. Brant van Slechtenhorst, director of Renselaerswyck, to be released from arrest and to be allowed to return to the colonie, or to Holland, as he has been discharged from his office and another director appointed, offering at the same time to answer the charges against him; referred to the answer to his petition of 2d September.

2 5 57
September 16 1652 Court proceedings: Actions for debt; Carel Gabry vs. George Woolsey: Mrs. Verlett vs. capt. Geurt Tyssen; Jacob van Curler vs. Brant van Slechtenhorst; Jacob Swart vs. Cornelis de Potter; Thomas Mabbs vs. William Albertsen the boor

Court proceedings. Actions for debt. Carel Gabry vs. George Woolsey, for payment of cordage sold to governor Printz in the South river, by Augustyn Heerman, for which Isaac Allerton is security; referred to a judgment rendered 31st October (not found). Mrs. Verlett vs. capt. Geurt Tyssen, action for the delivery of 8 negroes which plaintiff purchased and were taken away in the night by defendant with some linen; ordered that the money and negroes be delivered up to the court. Jacob van Curler vs. Brant van Slechtenhorst, for payment of services in going to the colonie of Renselaerswyck at defendant's request; defendant demands copy of complaint and proof, also security for the judgment in case it be in his favor, all saving the rights of the colonie Renselaerswyck; papers ordered to be exchanged. Jacob Swart vs. Cornelis de Potter, attorney for William de Key, action for the sum of 48 beavers for building a saw mill in the Virginias; ordered to produce the contract. Thomas Mabbs vs. William Albertsen the boor, action for debt; judgment for defendant with compensation for loss of time.

2 5 58
September 16 1652 Bond of Director Stuyvesant to the merchants of Amsterdam for 12,000 guilders

Bond. Director Stuyvesant to the merchants of Amsterdam for 12,000 guilders, provided they remit a like sum in specie, viz., shillings or double stivers.

2 5 61a
September 16 1652 Memorandum that Gerard Smith, Joost and Nicolaes van Beeck were to act as agents

Memorandum. Informing the directors that, in case the treasury admitted of the above remittance, Messrs. Gerard Smith, Joost and Nicolaes van Beeck, were to act as agents.

2 5 62
September 16 1652 Certificate of the director and council as to the regularity of a contract between Cornelis Claesen Swits and Ariaenje Cornelys Trommels

Certificate. The director and council, as to the regularity of a certain contract entered into between Cornelis Claesen Swits and Ariaenje Cornelys Trommels of Manhattan.

2 5 63a
September 16 1652 Certificate of the director and council that David Provoost has been admitted as a notary public

Certificate. The same, that David Provoost has been admitted a notary public.

2 5 63b
September 16 1652 Certificate of the director and council of deeds to Kint in 't water, Jacob the ironmonger, and Jorisy Rappallje's brother-in-law

Similar certificates to deeds to Kint in 't water, Jacob the ironmonger, and Jorisy Rappallje's brother-in-law.

2 5 63c
September 28 1652 Court proceedings: The fiscal vs. the freebooter

Court proceedings. The fiscal vs. the freebooter, who accidentally killed a soldier named Jocob Bookherst; ordered that he be summoned, by ringing of the bell, to appear at the next sessions of the court.

2 5 64a
September 28 1652 Order authorizing the court at Fort Orange to proceed with the trial of Frans Gabrielsen

Order. On a letter from the authorities at Fort Orange, respecting an indictment against Frans Gabrielsen, for committing violence on a little girl aged 7 years, authorizing the court there to proceed with the trial according to law, and to put the sentence into execution, unless the prisoner appeal; in that event all the papers in the case are to be sent to the director and council for revision.

2 5 64b
September 30 1652 Court proceedings: Allert Anthony vs. Casper Verlett and son; Geurt Tyssen vs. Judith Verlett and Anna Hackx

Court proceedings. Allert Anthony, attorney for the owners of the ship Fortune, vs. Casper Verlett and son; action for freight, defendant pleads that his son must be sued separately; ordered accordingly. Geurt Tyssen agst. Judith Verlett and Anna Hackx; ordered that defendant prove she deposited the money according to the decision of the court, whereupon capt. Tyssen is condemned to deliver the negroes (see supra, p. 58).

2 5 65
September 30 1652 Court proceedings: Francis Rombouts vs. Adriaen Blommert

Court proceedings. Francis Rombouts vs. Adriaen Blommert; plaintiff desires to know why defendant detains him and prevents his departure for Fatherland; defendant ordered to give his reasons to his master, and in case of non-agreement, to choose arbitrators.

2 5 66
September 30 1652 Judgment in the case of Nicholas Stevenson and William Hallet vs. John Brett

Judgment. In the case of Nicholas Stevenson and William Hallet, sailors, vs. John Brett; an action for wages; judgment for plaintiffs; the plaintiffs are free from their engagement on arriving in New Netherland, and cannot be compelled to make another voyage northward in an open yacht in winter.

2 5 67a
September 30 1652 Order on the petition of Paulus Leendertsen (van der Grist) and Allert Anthony, assignees of Augustyn Hermans

Order. On the petition of Paulus Leendertsen (van der Grist), and Allert Anthony, assignees of Augustyn Hermans; the fugitive may appear for his defense and the satisfaction of his creditors, salvo justitice jure.

2 5 67b
September 30 1652 Ordinance against runners trading in the Mohawk or Senecas country

Ordinance. Against runners trading in the Mohawk or Senecas country.

2 5 68
October 1 1652 Order permitting Cornelis de Potter and Dirck van Sehelluyne to defend a prisoner

Order. Permitting Cornelis de Potter and Dirck van Sehelluyne to defend a prisoner.

2 5 69a
October 1 1652 Order granting Hendrick Gricksen of Lymme a piece of land

Order. Granting Hendrick Gricksen of Lymme, a piece of land east of Joris Rappaelle's valley.

2 5 69b
October 7 1652 Court proceedings: Various actions for debt; Paulus Leendertsen (van der Grist) and Allert Anthony, assignees of Augustyn (Heerman) vs. Anna Verlett

Court proceedings. Various actions for debt. Paulus Leendertsen (van der Grist) and Allert Anthony, assignees of Augustyn (Heerman), vs. Anna Verlett, wife of George Hack (? Hawks), for boards, a horse and a negro, sent to Virginia by Heerman before he absconded; defendant denies the debt, except the negro, and asks to be freed from attachment; plaintiffs ordered to produce proof, meanwhile defendant's tobacco is to be placed in the public store.

2 5 70
October 7 1652 Order granting Jacob Corlear a piece of land in Midwout

Order. Granting Jacob Corlear a piece of land in Midwout, on condition that he cultivate it.

2 5 73a
October 7 1652 Order granting Toussaint Briell certain land

Order. Granting Toussaint Briell certain land, if not already given to another.

2 5 73b
October 7 1652 Order granting Hadriaen Pietersen a safe conduct

Order. Granting Hadriaen Pietersen, who had a difficulty with another, a safe conduct, in order that he may defend himself.

2 5 73c
October 14 1652 Court proceedings: Various actions for debt; Anna Verlett vs. capt. Geurt Tyssen

Court proceedings. Various actions for debt. Anna Verlett, wife of George Hack, vs. capt. Geurt Tyssen; action for negroes purchased by plaintiff, and afterwards sold by defendant to others (see p. 58, supra); ordered that defendant furnish the plaintiff with copies of all his papers, and all proofs must be closed by the next sessions of the court, when judgment will be rendered.

2 5 75
October 15 1652 Order to Hendrick van Dyck to vacate the company's house which he occupies

Order. Hendrick van Dyck, to vacate the company's house which he occupies, by the 1st November next, as it is required for the rev. Samuel Drisius, who has recently arrived.

2 5 78
October 15 1652 Interlocutory judgment: Assignees of Augustyn Heerman vs. Anna, wife of George Hack

Interlocutory judgment. Assignees of Augustyn Heerman vs. Anna, wife of George Hack; plaintiffs attached a quantity of tobacco, brought by defendant from Virginia, and which they claim to have been sent in payment of a debt (see supra, p. 70-72); defendant asserts that the debt has been paid, and the tobacco is her private property, sent to her from Virginia by her husband; court order plaintiffs to prove that defendant, or her husband, is indebted to Aug. Heerman's estate, and how much, and that the tobacco was sent in payment; otherwise the attachment to be null and void.

2 5 79
October 21 1652 Court proceedings: Various actions for debt

Court proceedings. Various actions for debt.

2 5 81
October 21 1652 Order on a complaint of Gysbert van der Donck against a fugitive servant

Order. On a complaint of Gysbert van der Donck, against a fugitive servant; the fiscal to apprehend and deliver the fugitive to his master.

2 5 83
November 4 1652 Court proceedings: Samuel Tou vs. Dirck van Schelluyne

Court proceedings. Samuel Tou vs. Dirck van Schelluyne, action for the payment of 510 guilders, according to the award of arbitrators, being an offset for the use of land in Mispachts Kill, belonging to the heirs of Richard Beert; referred back to the arbitrators to determine the amount of rent payable for the land, and to offset against that the improvements made by plaintiff, which they are to appraise.

2 5 85
November 4 1652 Court proceedings: Judith Verleth and Anna Hack vs. capt. Geurt Tyssen referred to Jochem Pietersen Kuyter, Paulus Leendertsen (vander Grist) and fiscal Van Tienhoven as arbitrators

Court proceedings. Judith Verleth and Anna Hack vs. capt. Geurt Tyssen (see supra, p. 75, 76); case referred to Jochem Pietersen Kuyter, Paulus Leendertsen (vander Grist) and fiscal Van Tienhoven as arbitrators.

2 5 86
November 4 1652 Submission of Reyndert Gauckes to a judgment pronounced by the director and council

Submission. Reyndert Gauckes, to a judgment pronounced by the director and council.

2 5 87
November 11 1652 Court proceedings: Various actions for debt

Court proceedings. Various actions for debt.

2 5 88
November 11 1652 Order that Brant van Slechtenhorst must enter bail before he can be released from arrest

Order. On a petition of Brant van Slechtenhorst; he must enter bail for his appearance before he can be released from arrest, (see supra, p. 50, 57).

2 5 90a
November 11 1652 Nomination and appointment of magistrates for Middelborch

Nomination and appointment. Magistrates for Middelborch, (Newtown), L. I.

2 5 90b
November 11 1652 Order to Arent van Hattem, Jochem Pietersen (Kuyter), Paulus Leendertsen (van der Grist) and Allert Anthony to assist the director and council

Order. Arent van Hattem, Jochem Pietersen (Kuyter), Paulus Leendertsen (van der Grist) and Allert Anthony, to assist the director and council in deciding the case of The fiscal vs. Hendrick Rendelman, (Marten Cregier substituted for Mr. Vander-grist).

2 5 91
November 18 1652 Court proceedings: Thomas Stevenson vs. Harry Bresier

Court proceedings. Thomas Stevenson vs. Harry Bresier; plaintiff rented a farm from defendant, who was to build a house on the premises, whilst plaintiff was to build a tobacco house which he was to leave on the ground, in return defendant was to furnish the nails and half a barrel of beer; plaintiff sues on the contract; the farm having meanwhile been sold to Cornelis de Potter, the case is taken under deliberation; various actions for debt.

2 5 92
November 25 1652 Court proceedings: Thomas Stevenson vs. Cornelis de Potter

Court proceedings. Thomas Stevenson vs. Cornelis de Potter, action to oblige defendant to repair plaintiff's house which is falling down; defendant agrees to repair it.

2 5 94
December 9 1652 Order to Willemeyntie Jansen to communicate translation of the letters to her from Ralph Clark or George Woolsey

Order. On the petition of Willemeyntie Jansen, spinster; although this case belongs entirely to the clergy of New Amsterdam as commissaries of matrimonial matters, petitioner is to communicate to the director and council authentic translation of the letters addressed by Ralph Clark to her or George Woolsey, when further action will be taken, (see proceedings of September 9, p. 53, 54).

2 5 95a
December 9 1652 Order to Cornelis van Tienhoven to pay Jan Momie de la Montagne's wages

Order. To Cornelis van Tienhoven to pay Jan Momie de la Montagne his wages.

2 5 95b
December 9 1652 Judgment in the case of Allert Anthony vs. Caspar and Nicolas Varlett

Judgment. In the case of Allert Anthony, agent vs. Caspar and Nicolas Varlett, for payment of freight; judgment for plaintiff on condition he give security for the legality of the power of attorney which he holds.

2 5 96a
December 12 1653 Order to the skipper of the New Love

Order. To the skipper of the New Love not to ship any tobacco, except on a certificate from the inspector that the hogsheads have been duly numbered and marked.

2 5 96b
January 23 1653 Court proceedings: Capt. Thomas Adams vs. Cornelius Houtewall

Court proceedings. Capt. Thomas Adams vs. Cornelius Houtewall, action for non-fulfillment of contract; plaintiff exhibits the contract and a judgment of the court at Hartford, delivered 1st September, 1652, against defendant; referred to arbitration.

2 5 97a
January 23 1653 Commission to the arbitrators in the case of Capt. Thomas Adams vs. Cornelius Houtewall

Commission to the arbitrators in the above case.

2 5 97b
January 27 1653 Order referring a petition of the tobacco inspectors to the fiscal

Order. Referring a petition of the tobacco inspectors to the fiscal.

2 5 99a
January 27 1653 Appointment of Jacob Kip to be secretary or clerk to the burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam

Appointment. Jacob Kip to be secretary or clerk to the burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam.

2 5 99b
February 18 1653 Resolution to publish the ordinances relative to farm servants, brewing and measuring of hard corn, and to postpone consideration of a proposal to erect public scales

Resolution. To publish the ordinances relative to farm servants, brewing and measuring of hard corn, and to postpone the consideration of a proposal of the burgomasters and schepens to erect public scales.

2 5 101
February 26 1653 Order empowering Richard Gibbons, sheriff of Gravesend, to prosecute certain cases before the court there

Order. Empowering Richard Gibbons, sheriff of Gravesend, to prosecute certain cases before the court at that place, reserving the right of appeal to parties feeling aggrieved.

2 5 103a
February 26 1653 Resolution to build a weigh house in New Amsterdam and regulate weights and measures according to the standard of Amsterdam

Resolution. To build a weigh house in New Amsterdam, and to regulate weights and measures according to the standard of Amsterdam.

2 5 103b
February 26 1653 Order that the deacons shall have an eye to widows and orphans and apply to the burgomasters and schepens or to the director and council for the appointment of curators

Order. That the deacons shall, as orphan masters, have an eye to widows and orphans, and apply to the burgomasters and schepens, or, if needs be, to the director and council, for the appointment of curators, who are to be responsible to the burgomasters.

2 5 104
February 26 1653 Resolution to send letters of friendship to New England and Virginia

Resolution. To send letters to New England and Virginia, to assure them of the good dispositions of the authorities here and in Holland, with an offer of neighborly correspondence, trade and navigation, and other friendly intercourse.

2 5 105
March 13 1653 Resolution that certain measures of defense be adopted

Resolution. On rumors of war, that certain measures of defense be adopted.

2 5 106
March 15 1653 Propositions submitted by the burgomasters and schepens to the director and council

Propositions. Submitted by the burgomasters and schepens to the director and council, in regard to the present crisis.

2 5 109
March 14 1653 Resolution approving propositions submitted to the director and council by the burgomasters and schepens

Resolution. Approving above propositions.

2 5 110
March 17 1653 Further resolution on measures of defense to be adopted

Further resolution on the above subject.

2 5 111
March 18 1653 Proceedings in the case of calves lost by Thomas Gredy and examination of John Gray

Proceedings in the case of calves lost by Thomas Gredy, and examination of John Gray.

2 5 113a
March 18 1653 Discharge of Messrs. Van der Grist and Anthony as assignees of the estate of Augustyn Heerman

Discharge. Messrs. Van der Grist and Anthony, as assignees of the estate of Augustyn Heerman.

2 5 113b
March 18 1653 Order to Thomas Newton to take charge of the cattle belonging to John Gray

Order. Thomas Newton, sheriff, to take charge of the cattle belonging to John Gray, a prisoner.

2 5 113c
March 21 1653 Resolution to oblige the contractors to complete the palisades around the fort at New Amsterdam

Resolution. To oblige the contractors to complete the palisades around the fort at New Amsterdam, in order to protect it against hogs.

2 5 114a
March 21 1653 Resolution to prohibit the export of wine or strong liquors without paying duty and obtaining a permit

Resolution. To prohibit the export of wines or strong liquors, in future, without paying duty and obtaining a permit.

2 5 114b
March 24 1653 Resolution appointing the first Wednesday of each month to be a prayer and fast day

Resolution. Appointing the first Wednesday of each month to be a fast and prayer day.

2 5 115
March 24 1653 Sentence of banishment against John Gray

Sentence. Of banishment against John Gray, of Middelburgh (see further, infra, pp. 318, 324, 326, 327, 330, and Vol. 6, p. 251).

2 5 116a
March 24 1653 Order to Adriaen Keyser to render an account of his office of commissary to Mr. La Montagne

Order. Adriaen Keyser to render an account of his office of commissary to Mr. La Montagne.

2 5 116b
March 26 1653 Ordinance imposing a new duty on wines and strong liquors

Ordinance. Imposing a new duty on wines and strong liquors.

2 5 118
March 26 1653 Answer of commissary Dyckman to an application for a certain lot at Fort Orange

Answer. Of commissary Dyckman to an application for a certain lot at Fort Orange.

2 5 119
April 20 1653 Resolution to fortify the city of New Amsterdam and send an embassy to Virginia

Resolution. To fortify the city of New Amsterdam, and to send an embassy to Virginia.

2 5 120
May 12 1653 Joint resolutions of the director and council and the magistrates of New Amsterdam, providing for the fortifying of the city

Joint resolutions. Of the director and council and the magistrates of New Amsterdam, providing for the fortifying of that city.

2 5 121
May 20 1653 Resolution on a petition of the master of the ship Elbing for permission to sail for Fatherland

Resolution. On a petition of the master of the ship Elbing, praying for permission to sail for Fatherland.

2 5 125
May 28 1653 Resolution granting Augustyn Heerman liberty and freedom

Resolution. Granting Augustyn Heerman liberty and freedom, and excusing him for having broken the company's seal, he having settled with his creditors.

2 5 127
May 28 1653 Order directing inhabitants of Fort Orange to assist in building a redoubt and block house in Renselaerswyck

Order. On a report of the magistrates of Fort Orange and Renselaerswyck, directing the inhabitants of the former place to assist in building a redoubt and block house in the colonie, after the repairs of Fort Orange have been completed.

2 5 128a
May 29 1653 Order to the magistrates of Fort Orange and Renselaerswyck to report how much grain each citizen and farmer posesses

Order. The magistrates of Fort Orange and Renselaerswyck to return the quantity of grain in the possession of each citizen and farmer in their districts, and obtain an account where he sends, or how he consumes such grain.

2 5 128b
August 18 1653 Resolution fixing the rate at which wine and brandy are to be retailed in New Amsterdam

Resolution. Fixing the rate at which wine and brandy are to be retailed in New Amsterdam.

2 5 131a
August 18 1653 Resolution authorizing the fiscal to visit the cellars of the tapsters in order to ascertain what liquors they have on hand

Resolution. Authorizing the fiscal to visit the cellars of the tapsters, in order to ascertain what liquors they have on hand.

2 5 131b
August 21 1653 Order on a petition of the tavern-keepers of New Amsterdam that the brewers and merchants may be obliged to sell their beer, wines, etc. at a lower rate

Order. On a petition of the tavern-keepers of New Amsterdam, praying that the brewers and merchants may be obliged to sell their beer, wines, &c., at a lower rate.

2 5 132b
August 1 1653 - August 31 1654 Register of documents in Volume 5 respecting the city of New Amsterdam from November 1653 to November 1654

Register. Of what is contained in this volume respecting the city of New Amsterdam, from November, 1653, to November, 1654.

2 5 133
November 19 1653 Ordinance fixing the rates at which certain imported articles of merchandise are to be sold

Ordinance. Fixing the rates at which certain imported articles of merchandise are to be sold. [A copy of this ordinance exists in Volume 16.]

2 5 141
November 24 1653 Appointment of councillors La Montagne and Werckhoven to attend a convention of delegates from the nearest colonies

Appointment. Councillors La Montagne and Werckhoven, to attend a convention of delegates from the nearest colonies, to devise means to put a stop to the piracies of Thomas Baxter.

2 5 142
November 24 1653 Order on a petition of Peter le Feber for leave to sell liquors or waters of a peculiar virtue

Order. On a petition of Peter le Feber, for leave to sell liquors or waters of a peculiar virtue; allowed to sell them in large or small bottles at his own house.

2 5 143
November 25 1653 Petition of the burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam for an order transferring to them the excise on wine and beer consumed within the city

Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, for an order transferring to them the excise on wine and beer consumed within the city, pursuant to a promise of the director and council (with).

2 5 144
November 11 1653 Minute of the appearance of the principal citizens before the burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam

Minute. Of the appearance of the principal citizens (with their names) before the above magistrates, and of their consent to contribute to the necessary expenses of the city.

2 5 145
November 25 1653 Answer of the director and council to the petition of the burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam

Answer. The director and council to the preceding petition.

2 5 146
November 22 1653 Remonstrance of the merchants of New Amsterdam against the ordinance fixing the rates at which certain imported articles of merchandise are to be sold

Remonstrance. Merchants of New Amsterdam (with their names) against the ordinance of the 19th instant, and demanding that the same be suspended.

2 5 147
November 25 1653 Answer of director and council to the remonstrance of the merchants of New Amsterdam

Answer. Of director and council to the preceding remonstrance; further explanations called for.

2 5 150
November 28 1653 Resolution to fill the cargo of the ship King Solomon and send it to Holland

Resolution. To put up the ship King Solomon for freight hence to Fatherland, and if such cannot be found, to send her to Smith's island off cape Charles, near Haccomacco, for a cargo of tobacco.

2 5 151
November 27 1653 Journal of the proceedings of the convention at the city hall, New Amsterdam

Journal of the proceedings of the convention at the city hall, New Amsterdam, 26th and 27th November.

2 5 152
November 29 1653 Petition of the burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam requesting that delegates be summoned from the respective Dutch towns and villages

Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, informing the director and council that the convention had adjourned to the 10th December, and requesting that delegates be summoned from the respective Dutch towns and villages.

2 5 154
December 3 1653 Remarks on the petition and appendices submitted to the director and council by the burgomasters and schepens

Remarks. On the petition and appendices submitted to the director and council by the burgomasters and schepens.

2 5 155
December 3 1653 Answer of the director granting the petition of the burgomasters and schepens to summon delegates

Answer. The director, &c., granting the petition of the burgomasters and schepens aforesaid.

2 5 157a
December 3 1653 Declaration of Messrs. La Montagne and Werckhoven, that they had no knowledge of nor gave consent to a petition

Declaration. Messrs. La Montagne and Werckhoven, that they had no knowledge of, nor gave consent to, a separate petition from the above convention, and that they did not attend the session of the 27th.

2 5 157b
December 8 1653 Order to imprison Claes Bordingh

Order. To imprison Claes Bordingh, as he refuses to declare where he obtained certain articles of contraband found in his possession.

2 5 158a
December 9 1653 Further order in the case of Claes Bordingh

Further order in the above case.

2 5 158b
October 8 1653; Date Digital, December 8 2016; Date Original, December 10 1653 Letter from the burgomasters and schepens to the inhabitants of Midwout

Letter. Burgomasters and schepens to the inhabitants of Midwout, requesting them to elect two delegates to a convention to be held at the city hall.

2 5 159a
December 11 1653 Appointment of magistrates for the town of Heemsteede

Appointment. Magistrates for the town of Heemsteede.

2 5 159b
December 11 1653 Remonstrance of the colonies and villages in this province of New Netherland

Remonstrance. Of the colonies and villages in this province of New Netherland.

2 5 160
December 12 1653 Resolution directing the Convention to furnish each member of the council with a copy of the remonstrance of the colonies and villages in New Netherland

Resolution. Directing the Convention to furnish each member of the council with a copy of the above remonstrance.

2 5 165
December 12 1653 Letter of the convention to the director and council

Letter. The convention to the director and council, in answer to the above resolution; the original of the remonstrance is in the hands of the director, &c., who can deliver a copy to each of the council, if they please; require an early answer.

2 5 166
December 12 1653 Resolution declaring the convention illegal, protesting against it, and ordering the delegates to disperse

Resolution. Declaring the above convention illegal, protesting against it, and ordering the delegates to disperse.

2 5 167
December 12 1653 Remarks of the director-general and council on the remonstrance of the Convention

Remarks, or deduction of the director-general and council, on the remonstrance of the Convention.

2 5 168
December 13 1653 Resolution appointing Mr. La Montagne to command an expedition against privateers who are hovering about Flushing, L. I.

Resolution. Appointing Mr. La Montagne to command an expedition against privateers who are hovering about Flushing, L. I.

2 5 177
December 13 1653 Petition of the convention, requesting an answer to their remonstrance

Petition. The convention, requesting an answer to their remonstrance; protesting, in case of refusal, and stating their intention to apply to the States-General.

2 5 179
December 14 1653 Peremptory order to the several delegates of the convention (by name) to disperse, and not to meet again on pain of arbitrary correction

Peremptory order to the several delegates of the convention (by name) to disperse, and not to meet again on pain of arbitrary correction.

2 5 180
December 14 1653 Remarks on the last petition of the convention, dated 13th December

Remarks. On the last petition of the convention, dated 13th December.

2 5 181
December 16 1653 Notice to merchants that the ship King Solomon will be detained until March for freight

Notice to merchants. That the ship King Solomon will be detained until March, and if they have any freight to despatch by her then, to apply to the captain in season.

2 5 185b
December 16 1653 Letter from director Stuyvesant to the villages of Breuckelen, Midwout and Amesfoort

Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the villages of Breuckelen, Midwout and Amesfoort, advising them that Baxter and other privateers are on the alert, and not to permit any delegates from their towns to attend meetings at New Amsterdam again, particularly at this crisis.

2 5 186
December 16 1653 Commission of rev. Samuel Drisius to be ambassador to Virginia

Commission. Rev. Samuel Drisius, to be ambassador to Virginia.

2 5 187
December 16 1653 Petition of Hendrick van Dyck, late fiscal, for his third of the confiscated property of Jacob Reyntie

Petition. Hendrick van Dyck, late fiscal, for his third of the confiscated property of Jacob Reyntie.

2 5 190
December 24 1653 Answer denying Hendrick van Dyck's petition

Answer. Denying the prayer of the above petition.

2 5 191
November 28 1653 Remonstrance of a committee from the merchants of New Amsterdam

Remonstrance. Of a committee from the merchants of New Amsterdam, containing explanations called for on the 25th inst.

2 5 193
December 24 1653 Answer of director and council to the remonstrance of the merchants of New Amsterdam

Answer. Of director and council; orders given to the fiscal to use great moderation in executing the ordinance of the 19th November last, until ratified by the directors in Holland.

2 5 195b
December 27 1653 Answer of Claes Bordingh, regarding the name of the person from whom he purchased certain articles of contraband

Answer. Claes Bordingh, regarding the name of the person from whom he purchased certain articles of contraband.

2 5 196a
December 27 1653 Resolution ordering a settlement of the suit between the fiscal and Claes Bordingh

Resolution. Ordering a settlement of the suit between the fiscal and said Bordingh.

2 5 196b
January 19 1654 Ordinance forbidding magistrates to publish bans of matrimony of persons residing out of their districts

Ordinance. Forbidding magistrates to publish bans of matrimony of persons residing out of their districts, and ordering them to cancel those already published, and not to solemnize any such marriages, either in public or private, until the parties prove that their bans have been published where they live and have resided for one year last past.

2 5 197
January 20 1654 Letter from the director and council to the magistrates of Gravesend

Letter. Director and council to the magistrates of Gravesend, with copy of the above.

2 5 199
January 27 1654 Petition of the burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam to be able to select a pool from which their successors will be chosen

Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, for the privilege of naming a double number from which the director, &c., is to choose their successors.

2 5 201
January 28 1654 Answer of the directors declining to allow burgomasters and schepens to be able to select a pool from which their successors will be chosem

Answer. Directors &c., declining to comply with the prayer of the above.

2 5 202
January 28 1654 Ordinance imposing duties on duffels and other Indian goods, wine, brandy, beer and salt, in lieu of one percent on all imports in general

Ordinance. Imposing duties on duffels, and other Indian goods, wine, brandy, beer and salt, in lieu of one per cent on all imports in general; published 2d July.

2 5 203
February 10 1654 Order to the magistrates of Gravesend not to publish bans of matrimony or perform marriages for people who have not resided there for the last year

Order. The magistrates of Gravesend not to publish bans of matrimony, or solemnize marriages of parties, one of whom is not a resident of their district for the last year, unless proof be given of the publication of such bans at the residences of both the parties, such marriages being declared illegal.

2 5 207
February 10 1654 Order to the court messenger to demand George Baxter turn over papers from his time as secretary of English affairs

Order. The court messenger to demand of George Baxter, formerly secretary of English affairs, all originals or minutes of letters, &c., passed between the director-general and the governors of New England or Virginia, and the protocols or copies of the patents of Heemstede, Flushing and Gravesend.

2 5 209
February 10 1654 Letter from the director and council to the magistrates of Gravesend

Letter. Director and council to the magistrates of Gravesend, transmitting the order of this date respecting marriages.

2 5 210
February 19 1654 Petition of the burgomasters of New Amsterdam for authority to impose certain duties for purpose of a municipal revenue

Petition. Burgomasters, &c., of New Amsterdam, praying authority to impose certain duties for purpose of a municipal revenue.

2 5 211
February 23 1654 Answer to the petition of the magistrates of New Amsterdam, granting the city the excise on all wine and liquor consumed there

Answer. Granting the city the excise on all wine and liquor consumed therein.

2 5 212
February 19 1654 Burgomasters requesting to be informed what measures have been adopted by the director and council to suppress robberies by English privateers

Burgomasters, &c., requesting to be informed what measures have been adopted by the director and council to suppress robberies by English privateers.

2 5 213
February 23 1654 Answer to the burgomasters as to what measures have been adopted by the director and council to suppress robberies by English privateers

Answer to the above. Director, &c., resolve to enlist a force of forty men as soon as means are provided to pay them.

2 5 214a
February 23 1654 Resolution appointing commissioners to examine papers in a case of appeal, Mathys de Vosch vs. Jan Laurensen Appel

Resolution. Appointing commissioners to examine papers in a case of appeal, Mathys de Vosch vs. Jan Laurensen Appel.

2 5 214b
February 25 1654 Resolution to provide the Mohawks with a moderate amount of powder and lead

Resolution. To provide the Mohawks with a moderate amount of powder and lead, lest they apply therefor to the English.

2 5 215
February 25 1654 Order to the magistrates of Gravesend to release Anthony Jansen from confinement

Order. To the magistrates of Gravesend to release Anthony Jansen from Salee, from confinement, and to appear and proceed before the director and council according to law.

2 5 216
February 25 1654 Interrogatories on which Harmen Smeeman is examined on a charge of plucking the goose

Interrogatories. On which Harmen Smeeman is examined on a charge of plucking the goose.

2 5 217
February 25 1654 Examinations of several farm servants on a charge of plucking the goose

Examinations. Divers farm servants on the same charge.

2 5 218
February 25 1654 Fines imposed on several farm servants for charge of plucking the goose

Fines. Imposed on several of the above parties.

2 5 219
February 25 1654 Order condemning two servants to imprisonment for plucking the goose and for threatening the director-general

Order. Condemning two others to imprisonment for the same offense and for threatening the director-general.

2 5 220a
February 25 1654 Sentence of Herman Smeeman for being the ringleader in plucking the goose

Sentence. Herman Smeeman, ring leader of the above party; fined.

2 5 220b
February 26 1654 Answer of director and council to a remonstrance of the burgomasters and schepens

Answer. Director, &c., to a remonstrance of the burgomasters and schepens, complaining that an interdict had, without their knowledge, been issued against plucking the goose on the Bacchanals of Ash Wednesday; defining the limits of their sphere of action as members of the board and as a court of justice.

2 5 221
February 27 1654 Order releasing from confinement two prisoners committed for plucking the goose

Order. Releasing from confinement, at the request of the burgomasters, &c., the two prisoners above mentioned, who had been committed for disrespectful conduct towards the director-general.

2 5 223
February 27 1654 Order to the fiscal to communicate to the burgomasters and schepens

Order. The fiscal to communicate to the burgomasters and schepens, copy of the answer supra dated 26th inst, and to demand copy of a resolution passed by them in the matter of the marriage of Johannis van Beecq.

2 5 224a
February 19 1654 Resolution of the burgomasters and schepens in the matter of the marriage of Johannis van Beecq and Maria Verleth

Resolution. Burgomasters and schepens in the matter of the marriage of Johannis van Beecq and Maria Verleth.

2 5 224b
February 27 1654 Notice posted by Johannis van Beecq throughout the city of New Amsterdam about his grievances

Notice. Posted by Johannis van Beecq in divers places throughout the city of New Amsterdam, setting forth the difficulties opposed by director Stuyvesent to his marriage at Gravesend and here, protesting against the same and giving his reasons for leaving this neighborhood and seeking a safe retreat elsewhere.

2 5 225
February 27 1654 Resolution summoning Johannis van Beecq to appear and explain the above notice

Resolution. Summoning Johannis van Beecq, to appear and explain the above notice, who being absent, is ordered to be arrested on his return.

2 5 227a
February 27 1654 Letter from the director and council to all governors, deputy governors, magistrates and Christian neighbors

Letter. Director and council to all governors, deputy governors, magistrates and christian neighbors, setting forth that Johan van Beecq and Maria Verleth, assisted by Caspar Verleth and Augustyn Heerman, had run off to New England to get married, and requesting them not to solemnize such marriage but to send back the runaways.

2 5 227b
March 3 1654 Order interdicting Nicholaes Terhaer from selling liquor in future

Order. Interdicting Nicholaes Terhaer from selling liquor in future.

2 5 228
March 3 1654 Application of Paulus Heymans for his discharge as overseer of negroes

Application. Paulus Heymans for his discharge as overseer of negroes.

2 5 229a
March 3 1654 Order on application of notary Schelluyne to appear in a case of appeal

Order. Application of notary Schelluyne to appear in a case of appeal; admitted on giving security for the costs incurred at the court at Gravesend.

2 5 229b
March 3 1654 Order in the case of Anthony Jansen van Vaes vs. Magistrates of Gravesend; plaintiff to serve copy of his complaint on defendants, who are cited to appear

Order. In the case of Anthony Jansen van Vaes vs. Magistrates of Gravesend; plaintiff to serve copy of his complaint on defendants, who are cited to appear.

2 5 230a
March 3 1654 Order referring the papers in case of appeal, Anthony Jansen van Salee vs. Thomas Southart, to councillors Sille and La Montagne for examination

Order. Referring the papers in case of appeal, Anthony Jansen van Salee vs. Thomas Southart, for examination to councillors Sille and La Montagne, with power to settle the case if possible, if not, to report.

2 5 230b
March 7 1654 Examination of Thomas Southart, son-in-law of Anthony Jansen, as to his imprisoning Jansen at Gravesend

Examination. Thomas Southart, son-in-law of Anthony Jansen from Salee, as to his imprisoning said Jansen at Gravesend, with the latter's declaration.

2 5 231
March 6 1654 Order on the report of the commissioners in the case of Anthony Jansen vs. Southart

Order. On the report of the commissioners in the case of Anthony Jansen vs. Southart; being unable to reconcile parties, the first is ordered to proceed before the director and council, meanwhile the attachment on Jansen's property is ordered removed.

2 5 232
March 30 1654 Order to confine Jan de Jongh (John Young) on board the ship King Solomon

Order. To confine Jan de Jongh (John Young) on board the ship King Solomon.

2 5 233a
March 31 1654 Order to deliver a boat and sail to the skipper of the King Solomon, and appointing Messrs La Montagne, Cregier, Edward Moor and Isaac Allerton to take an inventory of the cargo

Order. To deliver a boat and sail to the skipper of the King Solomon, and appointing Messrs La Montagne, Cregier, Edward Moor and Isaac Allerton to take an inventory of the cargo.

2 5 233b
March 31 1654 Order to the magistrates and inhabitants of Gravesend to show their patent to prove they have the right to nominate and elect magistrates

Order. That the magistrates and inhabitants of Gravesend shall prove by their patent that they are invested with the right of nominating and electing their magistrates and continuing them in office during pleasure.

2 5 234a
April 8 1654 Notice to all persons intending to ship goods or sail as passengers on the King Solomon

Notice. That the King Solomon is to be unloaded and afterwards to sail direct to Holland, therefore all persons intending to go passengers in her are to post their names, and those about to ship goods, are to do so without loss of time, as the ship will sail within a month from date.

2 5 234b
April 8 1654 Ordinance against harboring robbers and pirates

Ordinance. Against harboring robbers and pirates, providing for their seizure, and requiring strangers to report and give an account of themselves (duplicate in vol. 4, p. 448).

2 5 235
April 7 1654 Minute of proceedings of the magistrates and military authorities of Breukelen, Midwout and Amesfoort

Minute. Proceedings of the magistrates and military authorities of Breukelen, Midwout and Amesfoort; election of militia officers, and arrangements in case of danger.

2 5 240
April 8 1654 Approval of minutes of proceedings of the magistrates and military authorities of Breukelen, Midwout and Amesfoort by director and council

Approval of the preceding minutes by director and council.

2 5 242a
April 8 1654 Commission of secretary Tienhoven and burgomaster Cregier as ambassadors to the governor of New Haven

Commission. Secretary Tienhoven and burgomaster Cregier, as ambassadors to the governor of New Haven.

2 5 242b
April 9 1654 Order to Jan Evertsen Bout to prepare to embark for Holland

Order. Jan Evertsen Bout, to prepare to embark for Holland, in the first ship, as he declines accepting the appointment of magistrate of Breuckelen.

2 5 245a
April 13 1654 Minute guaranteeing the canceling of the bonds given by Isaac Allerton Sr., Edward More, Robert Coe and John Lawrence, as sureties for Jan de Jongh (John Young)

Minute. Guaranteeing the canceling of the bonds given by Isaac Allerton, sen., Edward More, Robert Coe and John Lawrence, as sureties for Jan de Jongh (John Young) on the surrender of said de Jongh, a fugitive from justice.

2 5 245b
April 13 1654 Judgment in appeal in the case of Matheus de Vos vs. Jan Lourensen

Judgment in appeal. In the case of Matheus de Vos, appellant, vs. Jan Lourensen, respondent; decision of the court of burgomasters and schepens affirmed.

2 5 246a
April 14 1654 Judgment against Joris Tiebouts for being insolent to the fiscal

Judgment. Joris Tiebouts, for being insolent to the fiscal; fined.

2 5 246b
April 14 1654 Pass to secretary Tienhoven and burgomaster Cregier, ambassadors to New Haven

Pass. To secretary Tienhoven and burgomaster Cregier, ambassadors to New Haven.

2 5 246c
April 14 1654 Order on a petition from the authorities of Fort Orange; lands granted to the patroon; appointment of magistrates

Order. On a petition from the authorities of Fort Orange, empowering them to hold court within certain limits; lands granted to the patroon to remain at his disposal; appointment of magistrates.

2 5 247a
April 16 1654 Letter from the director and council to John Baptist van Renselaer and council of Renselaerswyck

Letter. Director and council to John Baptist van Renselaer and Fort Amsterdam, council of Renselaerswyck; calling on them to take preliminary steps to running the boundary line of that colonie.

2 5 247b
May 2 1654 Letter from the director and council of Renselaerswyck to the director and council of New Netherland

Letter. Director and council of Renselaerswyck in answer to the above.

2 5 248
April 30 1654 Permit to Adriaen Jansen to build an inn near the palisades of Fort Orange

Permit. To Adriaen Jansen from Leyden, to build an inn near the palisades of Fort Orange, for the accommodation of strangers and travelers.

2 5 249a
April 30 1654 Order in the suit of the fiscal vs. François Frans

Order. In the suit of the fiscal vs. François Frans, and his acknowledgment that he brought a quantity of powder from New England to Heemstede.

2 5 249b
February 19 1654 Letter from the burgomasters and schepens to director and council

Letter. Burgomasters and schepens to director and council, referring for their decision the papers in the suit of Peter Cock vs. Anna van Vorst, on a promise of marriage, with answer (April 30).

2 5 250a
April 30 1654 Answer to a petition of the magistrates of Fort Orange

Answer. To a petition of the magistrates of Fort Orange, defining the limits of that fort; regulating the sale of liquors and the excise, and fixing the salary of each magistrate there.

2 5 250b
May 13 1654 Order for the sale of a house and ship belonging to Thomas Baxter

Order. For the sale of a house and sloop belonging to Thomas Baxter.

2 5 252a
May 13 1654 Appointment of commissioners to apportion land between the inhabitants of Midwout, Middelbergh and Mespacht

Appointment. Of commissioners to apportion hay land, or valley, between the inhabitants of Midwout, Middelbergh and Mespacht.

2 5 252b
May 13 1654 Decree confirming an attachment issued against the property of François Frans

Decree. Confirming an attachment issued against the property of François Frans.

2 5 252c
May 23 1654 Order to the fiscal to warn certain lewd women to amend their conduct

Order. To the fiscal to warn certain lewd women, in New Amsterdam, to amend their conduct and, in case they do not, to arrest them and all persons found in their houses.

2 5 253a
May 23 1654 Order on an application of Philip Geraer and George Rapalje for distribution of prize money

Order. On an application of Philip Geraer and George Rapalje, for distribution of prize money.

2 5 253b
May 30 1654 Proposals submitted to the council by the director-general, on the arrival of several ships at Boston

Proposals. Submitted to the council by the director-general, on being informed by Isaac Allerton of the arrival of several men-of-war at Boston, designed against New Netherlands.

2 5 254
May 30 1654 Resolution of the council postponing the consideration of proposals for defense of New Netherland

Resolution. Of the council, &c., postponing the consideration of these proposals.

2 5 256
June 1 1654 Order to the fiscal to remind the burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam that six months' salary is due to the ministers

Order. The fiscal to remind the burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam that six months' salary is due to the ministers of the gospel, and to request payment.

2 5 256b
June 2 1654 Judgment in appeal of Martin Jansen vs. Thomas Spicer

Judgment in appeal. Martin Jansen vs. Thomas Spicer; decision of the court of Midwout affirmed, with costs, and 12 guilders fine.

2 5 257a
June 2 1654 Resolutions of the director and council, on the proposals for defense of New Netherland submitted on May 30th

Resolutions. Of the director and council, on the proposals submitted by the former on 30th May; to consult the Dutch towns; to pass the English towns in silence; to repair the fort and enlist men; to impose a land tax and a tax on cattle, &c.

2 5 257b
September 2 1655 Minute modifying part of the resolutions for the defense of New Netherland

Minute. Modifying part of the above resolutions.

2 5 262a
June 2 1654 Minute of the appearance of William Bredenbent and Anthony Jansen Vaes before the council

Minute. Of the appearance of William Bredenbent and Anthony Jansen Vaes, who are summoned before the council, with their neighbors of Gravesend, to produce their patents; case postponed.

2 5 262b
June 2 1654 Order to Albert Lintwever not to infringe the rights of Eghbert van Borsum, who has rented the ferry

Order. Albert Lintwever, not to infringe the rights of Eghbert van Borsum, who has rented the ferry, by passing people over the river.

2 5 263a
June 8 1654 Letter from the director-general to burgomasters and schepens

Letter. Director-general to burgomasters and schepens, urging them to repair the city fortifications, to pay the ministers' salaries, &c.

2 5 263b
June 13 1654 Council minute on plans of the English and renewed preparations for defense

Minute of council. Plans of the English; renewed preparations for defense.

2 5 266
June 13 1654 Proposals of the director and council to the burgomasters and schepens on the subject of the defense of the city of New Amsterdam, with answers

Proposals. Director and council to the burgomasters and schepens, on the subject of the defense of the city of New Amsterdam, with answers.

2 5 270
June 13 1654 Order on a petition of surgeon Jacob Hendricksen Varrevanger, for medicines

Order. On a petition of surgeon Jacob Hendricksen Varrevanger, for medicines.

2 5 272
June 13 1654 Pledge submitted by the director to the burgomasters and schepens engaging them to contribute towards the public defense

Pledge. Submitted by the director, &c., to the burgomasters and schepens, engaging them to contribute, in proportion to their estate and means, towards the public defense, which they declined to sign.

2 5 273
June 13 1654 Resolution to repair the fortifications and how to pay for it

Resolution. To repair the fortifications, and appropriating the tenth of all the wares and merchandise to be exported this summer, or the value thereof, to defray the expenses; further providing for the repayment of such tenth.

2 5 274
June 14 1654 Order to all sheriffs, burgomasters, schepens, magistrates, etc., to engage laborers for the public works

Order. All sheriffs, burgomasters, schepens, magistrates, &c., to engage laborers for the public works, and cause them to appear on the day appointed; wages, 80 cents a day.

2 5 277
June 15 1654 Letter from the burgomasters and schepens to director and council

Letter. Burgomasters and schepens to director and council, approving of the appropriation above mentioned, and recommending that the revenue of New Amsterdam be pledged for the repayment.

2 5 279
June 16 1654 Commission of Carsten Jeroensen to command the yacht Cock; news of peace with England received

Commission. Carsten Jeroensen to command the yacht Cock; news of peace with England received.

2 5 283
June 16 1654 Appointment of persons to superintend the workmen at the fortifications in New Amsterdam

Appointment. Persons to superintend the workmen at the fortifications in New Amsterdam.

2 5 285
June 16 1654 Order on petition of Richard Gildersleeve; parties to appear before director and council

Order. On petition of Richard Gildersleeve, guardian of the minor children of John Smith; parties to appear before director and council, and render an account of the title, sale, and conveyance of the land in question.

2 5 286
June 16 1654 Order empowering the fiscal to receive certain moneys from Laurens Cornelissen

Order. Empowering the fiscal to receive certain moneys from Laurens Cornelissen.

2 5 287a
June 29 1654 Order empowering owners to remove tobacco from the ship King Solomon if they please

Order. Empowering the owners to remove their tobacco, if they please, from the ship (King Solomon), as that vessel is detained until more certain intelligence of peace be received.

2 5 287b
June 29 1654 Permit to Dirck Bensich to return up the river

Permit. Dirck Bensich to return up the river, and attend to his business.

2 5 289a
June 29 1654 Order granting Thomas Wandel a writ of appeal

Order. Granting Thomas Wandel a writ of appeal.

2 5 289b
July 1 1654 Ordinance regulating the ferry

Ordinance. Regulating the ferry (duplicate in vol. 16).

2 5 289c
July 2 1654 Resolution to summon the magistrates of Gravesend and Middelburgh to give an account of certain secret meetings in their villages

Resolution. To summon the magistrates of Gravesend and Middelburgh to give an account of certain secret meetings in their villages, and of rumors of a Dutch conspiracy to murder the English.

2 5 293
July 7 1654 Ordinance against fleeing New Amsterdam at the first sign of alarm and forbidding those who have fled from returning

Ordinance. Against removing property from the city of New Amsterdam on the first alarming reports, and forbidding the return to the city, after the panic has subsided, of all such persons as may remove (duplicate in vol. 4, p. 453).

2 5 296
July 11 1654 Ordinance for the punishment of persons spreading false reports and revoking rights and privileges as citizens of those who have left the city

Ordinance. For the punishment of all persons found spreading false reports, and depriving those who have removed from the city, of their rights and privileges as citizens, unless they return within 24 hours (duplicate in vol. 4, p. 454).

2 5 298
July 11 1654 Ordinance for the impounding of goats and sheep found injuring the fortifications

Ordinance. For the impounding of goats and sheep found injuring the fortifications (duplicate in vol 4, p. 456).

2 5 302
July 21 1654 Taxed bill of costs in the case of De Vos vs. Appel, in appeal

Taxed bill of costs in the case of De Vos vs. Appel, in appeal.

2 5 304
July 21 1654 Appointment of Jacques Cortelyou to be sheriff of New Amsterdam

Appointment. Jacques Cortelyou to be sheriff of New Amsterdam.

2 5 305
July 21 1654 Minute of Mr. Cortelyou declining the appointment to be sheriff

Minute. Mr. Cortelyou declines the appointment.

2 5 306a
July 21 1654 Resolution to summon the burgomasters and schepens before the director-general

Resolution. Not to inquire into past conduct of the burgomasters and schepens, but to summon them before the director-general, and in the presence of the ministers of the gospel, seriously advise them to be more respectful; then to deliver them the letters addressed to them by the authorities in Holland.

2 5 306b
July 21 1654 Petition of merchants recently arrived from Holland for permission to discharge their goods on paying the old duties

Petition. Of merchants recently arrived from Holland, for permission to discharge their goods on paying the old duties.

2 5 308
July 22 1654 Answer to the petition of merchants recently arrived from Holland remitting one-fourth of the present duties

Answer to the above. Remitting one-fourth of the present duties.

2 5 309
July 29 1654 Proclamation appointing the second Wednesday a day of general thanksgiving for the peace

Proclamation. Appointing the second Wednesday, being the 12th August, a day of general thanksgiving for the peace (duplicate in vol. 4, p. 458, dated July 22).

2 5 312
August 2 1654 Order of the burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam to send in a return of the proceeds and expenditure of the city excise

Order. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam to send in a return of the proceeds and expenditure of the city excise.

2 5 316
August 10 1654 Order allowing Thomas Hall and Carel van Brugge to act as counsel for John Cray (Gray)

Order. Allowing Thomas Hall and Carel van Brugge to act as counsel for John Cray (Gray) accused of divers crimes.

2 5 318
August 10 1654 Ordinance regulating the public weigh house and scales

Ordinance. Regulating the public weigh house and scales.

2 5 319
August 10 1654 Order on petition of Thomas Wandell, to stay execution until Joseph Fowler, a runaway, appear to defend himself

Order. On petition of Thomas Wandell, to stay execution until Joseph Fowler, a runaway, appear to defend himself.

2 5 322
August 10 1654 Order refusing the prayer of a petition of Isaac Allerton

Order. Refusing the prayer of a petition of Isaac Allerton.

2 5 323a
August 13 1654 Resolution of the director and council to resume the tavern excise of the city of New Amsterdam

Resolution. Director and council to resume the tavern excise of the city of New Amsterdam, the proceeds thereof having been misapplied by the burgomasters and schepens, and to let out the same.

2 5 323b
August 15 1654 Examination of John Cray (Gray) for abusing the magistrates of Middelburgh

Examination. Of John Cray (Gray) for abusing the magistrates of Middelburgh, &c. (Newtown, L. I.)

2 5 324
August 17 1654 Pardon of Laurens Hansen, a soldier

Pardon. Of Laurens Hansen, a soldier.

2 5 325
August 15 1654 Confession of John Cray (Gray)

Confession. Of John Cray (Gray) a prisoner.

2 5 326
August 17 1654 Indictment of John Cray (Gray)

Indictment. Of John Cray (Gray).

2 5 327
August 17 1654 Sentence of John Gray

Sentence. Of John Gray (contains some particulars of value in regard to the History of the first settlement of Newtown, L. I.; see further pp. 113, 116, supra).

2 5 330
August 20 1654 Ordinance regulating the duties of the provost marshal

Ordinance. Regulating the duties of the provost marshal.

2 5 334
August 23 1654 Appointment and qualification of Arent van Vlieringen as provoost

Appointment and qualification of Arent van Vlieringen, as provoost.

2 5 337
August 24 1654 Motion of the fiscal that Cornelis Willemsen be examined

Motion. Of the fiscal, that Cornelis Willemsen, a prisoner, charged with burglary, be examined; and, if obstinate, that he be subjected to torture.

2 5 338a
August 24 1654 Resolution of the fiscal to subject Cornelis Willemsen to torture

Resolution. The fiscal to subject the above prisoner to torture, in order that he may discover his accomplices.

2 5 338b
August 24 1654 Resolution postponing the collection of tenths and imposing a tax on horned cattle and land

Resolution. Postponing the collection of tenths and imposing a tax on horned cattle and land.

2 5 339
August 24 1654 Ordinance imposing a tax on horned cattle and land

Ordinance. Imposing a tax on horned cattle and land.

2 5 340
August 28 1654 Sentence of David Wessels, for selling brandy to Indians

Sentence. Of David Wessels, for selling brandy to Indians.

2 5 342a
August 28 1654 Proceedings against Elias Emmens

Proceedings. Against Elias Emmens, a soldier.

2 5 342b
August 28 1654 Proceedings against Samuel Cromstock

Proceedings. Against Samuel Cromstock, on a charge of adultery, committed near Jan Vinje's fence, on the Heere wech, New Amsterdam.

2 5 343a
August 28 1654 Ordinance against selling strong liquors to Indians

Ordinance. Against selling strong liquors to Indians (duplicate in vol. 4, p. 461; also in vol. 16).

2 5 343b
August 28 1654 Proceedings against Anna Tchuys

Proceedings. Against Anna Tchuys (? Joyce), for adultery with Samuel Cromstock.

2 5 344
August 10 1654 Resolution of the burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam proposing a public loan to defray the expense incurred on the fortifications

Resolution. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, proposing a public loan to defray the expense incurred on the fortifications, and asking authority to impose a tax on land within the city.

2 5 345
August 31 1654 Letter from the burgomasters and schepens to director and council

Letter. Burgomasters and schepens to director and council; offer to pay the salaries of a minister, chorister, and other officials; decline to pay the military; ask for a city sheriff; levy a tax of the 100th penny on real estate.

2 5 346
September 16 1654 Answer of the director and council to the burgomasters and schepens

Answer. Director and council to the above; refer it to the directors in Holland.

2 5 349
September 1 1654 Sentence of Elias Emmens

Sentence. Elias Emmens, to be disarmed, and declared incapable of serving the company, with forfeit of six months' pay.

2 5 358
September 2 1654 Examination of Samuel Touw

Examination. Samuel Touw, of Mespaths kill, on a charge of harboring privateers.

2 5 360
September 2 1654 Authority to the magistrates of Midwout (Flatbush) to levy a tax of six guilders on each lot

Authority. To the magistrates of Midwout (Flatbush) to levy a tax of six guilders on each lot, to defray town charges.

2 5 361a
September 2 1654 Sentence of Anna Tchuys and Samuel Cromstock

Sentence. Anna Tchuys (? Joyce) and Samuel Cromstock, for adultery, to be placed in the pillory, and fined; in default of payment, to be whipped.

2 5 361b
September 2 1654 Sentence of Cornelis Willemsen van Linde

Sentence. Cornelis Willemsen van Linde, out the Velue in Gelderland, for burglary committed on the premises of Govert Loockerman, during the public celebrations for peace between England and Holland, to be taken to the place of execution, and there hear this judgment read, and to be then banished.

2 5 365
September 1 1654 Order to Dirck van Schelluyne to defend Cornelis Willemsen

Order. Dirck van Schelluyne, to defend Cornelis Willemsen.

2 5 366
September 3 1654 Letter from director Stuyvesant to Lady Debora Moody

Letter. Director Stuyvesant to Lady Debora Moody, informing her of the appointment of commissioners to settle the boundaries between the town of Gravesend, Anthony Jansen, Coney Island, and the land formerly in the possession of Robert Penoyer.

2 5 367
September 8 1654 Proceedings against Thomas Hall

Proceedings against Thomas Hall, on a charge of smuggling a quantity of malt to Isaac Allerton.

2 5 368
September 8 1654 Complaint of Goodman Harck's wife against Richard Pontum

Complaint. Goodman Harck's wife against Richard Pontum, on suspicion of having burnt her barn (Flushing).

2 5 369
September 14 1654 Order to Serjeant Juriaen Laecken to return to Holland in the vessel in which he arrived

Order. Serjeant Juriaen Laecken to return to Holland in the vessel in which he arrived, for having abused the provost marshal.

2 5 370
September 8 1654 Appointment of Jan Lubbertsen to be clerk

Appointment. Jan Lubbertsen, to be clerk.

2 5 371
September 14 1654 Decree that the marriage of Johannes van Beecq and Maria Verleth is declared unlawful

Decree. In the case of Johannes van Beecq, who was married to Maria Verleth, at Greenwich, Conn., by an unauthorized farmer, named Goodman Crab; marriage declared unlawful, and parties ordered to live separate.

2 5 372
October 1 1654 Pass to John Rysingh, Swedish commandant at the Delaware, to visit New Amsterdam

Pass. To John Rysingh, Swedish commandant at the Delaware, to visit New Amsterdam.

2 5 374
October 9 1654 Examination of Francis Gabriel

Examination. Of Francis Gabriel, respecting hogs killed by his master, William Mosgrouw (? Mosgrove).

2 5 375a
October 9 1654 Indictment against Elias Emmens

Indictment. Against Elias Emmens, for insolence in front of the director-general's quarters.

2 5 375b
October 9 1654 Order respecting the salary of Johannes Dyckman

Order. Respecting the salary of Johannes Dyckman.

2 5 376a
October 13 1654 Order on a petition from the court of Midwout and Amersfoort respecting rev. Mr. Polhemus and a place of worship

Order. On a petition from the court of Midwout and Amersfoort, respecting the employment of rev. Mr. Polhemus, and the erection of a place of worship.

2 5 376b
October 13 1654 Indictment of Gerrit Trompetter

Indictment. Gerrit Trompetter, for adultery.

2 5 378
October 13 1654 Writ of appeal issued to Govert Loockermans, attorney for Jacob Visch

Writ of appeal. Issued to Govert Loockermans, attorney for Jacob Visch.

2 5 379
October 16 1654 Order respecting the Swedish ship Shark and her cargo

Order. Respecting the Swedish ship Shark, and her cargo, seized at New Amsterdam, in reprisal for the capture of fort Casimer.

2 5 380
October 15 1654 Complaint of Dirck van Schelluyne, attorney for Arent van Corler, vs. Thomas Spicer

Complaint. Dirck van Schelluyne, attorney for Arent van Corler, vs. Thomas Spicer, for rent of a brewery; copy to be served on defendant.

2 5 381
October 20 1654 Resolution to detain the Swedish ship Shark and to dispose of her cargo

Resolution. To detain the Swedish ship Shark, and to dispose of her cargo, under inventory.

2 5 382
October 22 1654 Inventory of the cargo of the Shark

Inventory. Of the cargo of the Shark.

2 5 386
October 22 1654 Inventory of the ship and tackle of the Shark

Inventory. Of the ship and tackle of the Shark.

2 5 388
November 23 1654 Certificate of Thomas Willet and others, respecting the condition and value of flour landed from the Shark

Certificate. Of Thomas Willet and others, respecting the condition and value of flour landed from the Shark.

2 5 389
October 24 1654 Appraisal of the Shark

Appraisal. Of the Shark.

2 5 390
October 26 1654 Letter from d