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Fort Orange Settlement Administrative Records

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This series contains legal and administrative records that document the Dutch settlement of Fort Orange, which eventually became Albany, New York. The records, in Dutch, include real estate transactions, such as conveyances of property from one individual to another, conditions of sale, conditions of auction, and surrenders of claims; acknowledgments of debt; inventories of estates; warrants; powers of attorney; and pledges of security.
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1656-1660
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A1876

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Administrative History

The Dutch West India Company established the jurisdiction of Fort Orange and the village of Beverwijck on April 10, 1652. A local governing body, the inferior bench of justice, was established with executive, legislative, and judicial responsibilities within the jurisdiction. The court kept minutes of its proceedings along with records of various transactions and interactions of members of the community. The transactions were written in the form of contracts requiring signatures of the parties involved and the attestation of the local secretary. The community that evolved in and around Fort Orange eventually became Albany, New York.

Scope and Content Note

The records in this series document the Dutch community that eventually became Albany, New York. The majority of the records document real estate transactions, such as conveyances of property from one individual to another, conditions of sale, conditions of auction, and surrenders of claims; records also include acknowledgments of debt, inventories of estates, warrants, powers of attorney, and pledges of security. Such documents carried authentic signatures and could be submitted as legal instruments in court proceedings.

Officials who appear as signatories in the series are as follows: Joannes Dijckman, vice director and commissary at Fort Orange from April 10, 1652 to June 1655; Johan de Deckere, provisional vice director at Fort Orange from July 1655 to July 1656; Johannes La Montagne, vice director and commissary at Fort Orange from September 28, 1656 to October 24, 1664; and Dirck van Schelluyne, who served as notary public in Beverwijck beginning in 1660 and town clerk of Albany from September 10, 1665 to August 9, 1668.

This series originally constituted parts two and three of volume 16 of the New York Historical Manuscripts in the New York State Library. The original records are in the Dutch language.

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These records comprise New York Colonial Manuscripts, Volume 16, Parts 2 and 3.

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Dates Contents Box Volume Item
October 4 1656 Complaint against Hendrick Hendricksen, baker, for selling bread below the regular weight

Complaint. Against Hendrick Hendricksen, baker, for selling bread below the regular weight; fined and suspended from following his business.

1 16 Pt. 2 1
October 6 1656 Sentence of Egbertje Egberts for selling beer to Indians

Sentence. Egbertje Egberts for selling beer to Indians; fined 300 guilders and to be imprisoned until paid.

1 16 Pt. 2 3
October 6 1656 Sentence of William Hoffmeyer for conveying beer up the river and selling it to Indians

Sentence. William Hoffmeyer, for conveying beer up the river and selling it to Indians; fined 500 guilders; to be imprisoned until the fine be paid, and then to be banished for three years.

1 16 Pt. 2 5
October 6 1656 Sentence of Dirckje Harmens for selling beer to Indians

Sentence. Dirckje Harmens, for selling beer to Indians; fined 300 guilders.

1 16 Pt. 2 7
October 12 1656 Minute of the conveyance of a drunken Indian to the fort on a brewer's dray and his confinement there

Minute. Conveyance of a drunken Indian to the fort on a brewer's dray, and his confinement there.

1 16 Pt. 2 8
October 13 1656 Examination of a drunken Indian conveyed to the fort

Examination of the above Indian.

1 16 Pt. 2 9
October 17 1656 Sundry actions for recovery of debts

Sundry actions for recovery of debts.

1 16 Pt. 2 10
October 17 1656 Trial of Juriaen the glazier for assaulting and wounding Cornelis Pietersen Hoogeboom

Trial. Juriaen the glazier, for assaulting and wounding Cornelis Pietersen Hoogeboom.

1 16 Pt. 2 12
October 21 1656 Actions of debt; suit against Jellis Fonda's wife; price asked by Carsten Fredricksen for his lot

Actions of debt. Suit against Jellis Fonda's wife for removing Lewis Cobussen's wife's petticoat from the fence; defendant says plaintiff pawned the article for beaver; put over; price asked by Carsten Fredricksen for his lot which is required for the removal thither of a house now leaning against the church.

1 16 Pt. 2 14
October 24 1656 Ordinance for the sweeping of chimneys

Ordinance. For the sweeping of chimneys.

1 16 Pt. 2 16
October 24 1656 Actions of debt; application of Thomas Jansen MingaI for a building

Actions of debt. Application of Thomas Jansen MingaI for a building .

1 16 Pt. 2 19
October 31 1656 Actions of debt; information against Barent Pietersen for selling liquor to an Indian

Actions of debt. Information against Barent Pietersen (Coeymans), miller, for selling liquor to an Indian.

1 16 Pt. 2 20
November 7 1656 Actions of debt; action of damages against Thomas Chombert

Actions of debt. Action of damages against Thomas Chombert, alias Clapboard, for insulting sheriff La Montagne; pleads drunkenness; fined 150 guilders.

1 16 Pt. 2 22
November 22 1656 Actions of debt

Actions of debt.

1 16 Pt. 2 23
November 28 1656 Actions of debt and prosecutions for being found in the tavern after the ringing of the bell

Actions of debt and prosecutions for being found in the tavern after the ringing of the bell.

1 16 Pt. 2 25
December 5 1656 Actions of debt; Andries Herbertsen vs. Hendrick the baker's wife; Arent van Curler vs. Marcellis Jansen

Actions of debt. Slander suit, Andries Herbertsen agst. Hendrick the baker's wife. Arent van Curler agst. Marcellis Jansen, late farmer of the excise, for recovery of an anker of brandy.

1 16 Pt. 2 27
December 12 1656 Actions of debt

Actions of debt.

1 16 Pt. 2 31
January 9 1657 Actions: Lambert van Valkenborch vs. Hendrick Claessen and Gerrit Willemsen; Jacob Jansen Schermerhorn vs. Reyner Albertsen; Foppe Barentsen vs. the sheriff; actions of debt

Actions. Lambert van Valkenborch agst. Hendrick Claessen and Gerrit Willemsen, for assault; put over. Jacob Jansen Schermerhorn agst. Reyner Albertsen, for loss of a goat killed by defendant's dog; judgment for plaintiff for 12 guilders. Foppe Barentsen agst. the sheriff for false imprisonment, put over; actions of debt.

1 16 Pt. 2 33
January 23 1657 Application of sheriff of Renselaerswyck for arrest of Jan Joosten; action against Marcellis Jansen for selling liquor on his premises last Sunday during the sermon

Application. Sheriff of Renselaerswyck for arrest of Jan Joosten for breach of the peace in that colony; arrested and bailed. Action against Marcellis Jansen,tavernkeeper, for selling liquor on his premises last Sunday, during the sermon, fined.

1 16 Pt. 2 38
February 2 1657 Resolution that all public work shall be done in future by contract

Resolution. In consequence of the difficulties in making up the accounts for building the church last year, that all public work shall be done in future by contract.

1 16 Pt. 2 39
February 6 1657 Actions of debt; application of the sheriff of Renselaerswyck for the punishment of Lambert van Neck

Actions of debt. Application of the sheriff of Renselaerswyck for the punishment of Lambert van Neck, for committing an assault in that colonie; defendant fined.

1 16 Pt. 2 40
February 7 1657 Appointment of Jan Verbeeck and Evert Wendel to be orphan masters

Appointment. Jan Verbeeck and Evert Wendel to be orphan masters.

1 16 Pt. 2 43
February 20 1657 Action of Jan van Hoesem against Jochem Wesselsen; actions of debt

Action. Jan van Hoesem agst. Jochem Wesselsen, baker, for an assault committed by defendant's wife on plaintiff's daughter; defendant pleads a right to chastise the girl who was in his service; referred to the sheriff. Actions of debt.

1 16 Pt. 2 44
February 27 1657 Actions of debt

Actions of debt.

1 16 Pt. 2 45
February 27 1657 Appointment of Andries de Vos and Arent Andriessen as curators of the estate of the late Cornelia Vedos

Appointment. Andries de Vos and Arent Andriessen curators of the estate of the late Cornelia Vedos, wife of Chris. Davids.

1 16 Pt. 2 46
February 27 1657 Minute of a proclamation for a day of prayer

Minute. Proclamation for a day of prayer.

1 16 Pt. 2 47
March 13 1657 Actions: Abraham Abrahamsen vs. Harmen Bastiaensen; Surgeon de Hince vs. Thomas Powelsen; actions of debt

Actions. Abraham Abrahamsen agst. Harmen Bastiaensen; plaintiff was hired to drive cart, but defendant requires him to do general work, to which plaintiff objects; judgment for defendant. Surgeon de Hince agst. Thomas Powelsen, for fees; defendant answers that plaintiff was engaged to attend the family for 2 beavers a year; plaintiff insists that such agreement referred only to sickness from natural causes, not to cases of wounds willfully inflicted; case put over. Actions of debt.

1 16 Pt. 2 49
March 20 1657 Actions: Jochem the baker vs. the secretary of Renselaerswyck; the sheriff vs. Meuwes Hoogenboom, Gysbert Van Loon, and others; the sheriff vs. Claes Ripsen, Arent Vanderberg, and others; rev. Gideon Schaets vs. Cornelis Teunissen Bosch and wife

Actions. Jochem, the baker, agst. the secretary of Renselaerswyck, inserting a wrong stipulation in a bill of sale; defendant proves the contrary and obtains judgment accordingly. The sheriff agst. Meuwes Hoogenboom, Gysbert Van Loon, and others, for playing at Golf on the public prayer day; put over. The sheriff agst. Claes Ripsen, Arent Vanderberg, and others, for tippling after bell-ring; fined. Rev. Gideon Schaets agst. Cornelis Teunissen Bosch and wife, for slander; put over.

1 16 Pt. 2 51
April 14 1657 Interrogatories on which Hans Vos was examined

Interrogatories. On which Hans Vos, of Katskil, was examined, being charged with having sold liquors to Indians.

1 16 Pt. 2 54
April 17 1657 Actions of debt; Baefje Pietersen vs. Meuwes Hoogenboom and others

Actions of debt, &c. (24th.) Baefje Pietersen agst. Meuwes Hoogenboom, and others, for payment of an account for liquor furnished; judgment for plaintiff.

1 16 Pt. 2 58
April 17 1657 Examination of Paulus Maertensen, Gerrit Slechtenhors, and others, witnesses in the case of the sheriff vs. Peter Bronk

Examination. Paulus Maertensen, Gerrit Slechtenhorst, and others, witnesses in the case of the sheriff agst. Peter Bronk, for drawing a knife in a fight.

1 16 Pt. 2 60
April 24 1657 Examination of Gysbert Teunisen, a witness, against Hans Vos

Examination. Gysbert Teunisen, of Kats Kil, a witness, against Hans Vos, accused of having sold liquor to Indians.

1 16 Pt. 2 62
April 28 1657 Complaint and sentence of Hans Vos for selling liquor to Indians

Complaint and sentence of Hans Vos, of Katskil, having sold liquor as above; fined 500 florins, and banished for three years.

1 16 Pt. 2 63
April 28 1657 Action of Jan van Hoesem against Gertrude Jeronimus, wife of Jochem the baker

Action. Jan van Hoesem agst. Gertrude Jeronimus, wife of Jochem, the baker, for violently kicking plaintiff's daughter whilst in her service; judgment for plaintiff; damages 30 guilders and costs.

1 16 Pt. 2 64a
May 1 1657 Minute of swearing in of the newly appointed magistrates and their oath; resolution concerning retiring magistrates and the burgher watch

Minute. Swearing in of the newly appointed magistrates, and their oath; resolution exempting all retiring magistrates from duty on the burgher watch for one year after their retirement from office.

1 16 Pt. 2 64b
May 1 1657 Examination of Martin Bierkaker, witness, on a charge against Steven Jansen

Examination. Martin Bierkaker, witness, on a charge against Steven Jansen, for drawing his knife and wounding Seger Cornelissen; judgment against Tyrck Claessen (de Wit) for price of a horse.

1 16 Pt. 2 66
May 29 1657 Actions: Jacob Sehermerhoorn vs. Hendrick Andriessen; Jan Labité vs. Gillis Pietersen; Jan van Hoesem vs. Matthews Abrahamsen; Jochem the baker vs. William Hoffmeyr; Peter Bent vs. Peter Bosboom

Actions. Jacob Sehermerhoorn agst. Hendrick Andriessen for defamation; put over. Jan Labité agst. Gillis Pietersen; debt; continued. Jan van Hoesem against Matthews Abrahamsen, for failing in his contract to complete a house on the hill. Jochem, the baker, agst. William Hoffmeyr, for possession of a house; defendant alleges that plaintiff, being his stepfather, made him a present of the premises on his wedding day; plaintiff puts in a special agreement whereby defendant releases him from all claims he may have against him for a certain sum; judgment for plaintiff, Peter Bent agst. Peter Bosboom, for breach of contract in refusing to manufacture brick for plaintiff; judgment for defendant.

1 16 Pt. 2 67
May 29 1657 Judgments against Peter Bronck and Steven Jansen

Judgments. Against Peter Bronck, for assault with a knife; fined 100 guilders. Against Steven Jansen, for wounding Seger Cornelissen Wip with a knife, pleads self-defense; case continued.

1 16 Pt. 2 70
June 6 1657 Resolution permitting the inhabitants to employ Indian brokers in the Indian trade this year

Resolution. Permitting the inhabitants to employ Indian brokers in the Indian trade this year.

1 16 Pt. 2 71a
June 7 1657 Trial of Marten, the mason, for wounding Peter Jacobsen Bosboom

Trial of Marten, the mason, for wounding Peter Jacobsen Bosboom, with his cutlass, near the guard house; defendant pleads provocation, inasmuch as Bosbom had called him a liar; continued.

1 16 Pt. 2 71b
June 11 1657 Action of Andries de Vos against Paulus Lendersen (van der Grist)

Action. Andries de Vos agst. Paulus Lendersen (van der Grist) for payment of boards sold him at the Manhattans; defendant pleads that he had purchased them for the city of New Amsterdam, and protests against being sued in the court at Fort Orange in violation of privilege of great burgher right, granted to said city; judgment for plaintiff; defendant appeals.

1 16 Pt. 2 73
June 16 1657 Action of the sheriff against Frans Barentsen Pastoor

Action. The sheriff agst. Frans Barentsen Pastoor, for an assault on Jacobus Teunissen with a knife; fined 100 guilders.

1 16 Pt. 2 77a
June 16 1657 Propositions of the three Mohawk castles

Propositions of the three Mohawk castles, renewing the ancient covenant chain; requesting, in case they go to war against the Sinnekeus, that they might be permitted to bring their wives and children to Fort Orange; also, requesting guns to defend their castles and horses to draw palisades thither.

1 16 Pt. 2 77b
June 19 1657 Actions of debt; application of Frans Barentsen Pastoor, former magistrate, for payment of two years' salary

Actions of debt. Application of Frans Barentsen Pastoor, former magistrate, for payment of two years' salary.

1 16 Pt. 2 79
June 22 1657 Answer of the court to the proposals from the three Mohawk Castles

Answer of the court to the proposals from the three Mohawk Castles, (see p. 77).

1 16 Pt. 2 80
June 26 1657 Actions of debt; Rem Jansen vs. Symon Volckertsen; William Hoffmeyer vs. Jochem Wesselsen; Thomas Jansen Mingael vs. Jan Roeloffsen; Michiel Rombouts vs. Idoneus Jurcksen

Actions of debt. Rem Jansen agst. Symon Volckertsen; William Hoffmeyer agst. Jochem Wesselsen, baker; Thomas Jansen Mingael agst. Jan Roeloffsen; Michiel Rombouts agst. Idoneus Jurcksen.

1 16 Pt. 2 81
June 26 1657 Actions; the sheriff vs. Steven Jansen and Hendrick Andriessen

Actions. The sheriff agst. Steven Jansen, for an assault on Seger Cornelissen (Wip) with a knife; and against Hendrick Andriessen for slandering Jacob Schermerhoorn, a magistrate; continued.

1 16 Pt. 2 83
July 4 1657 Actions of debt; attachment issued against the ship of Harmen Jacobsen Bambus

Actions of debt. Attachment issued against the sloop of Harmen Jacobsen Bambus, an absconding debtor, at the suit of Rutger Jacobsen; order for the arrest of said Bambus, who is hiding away in Esopus.

1 16 Pt. 2 86
July 10 1657 Actions of debt; attachment issued against the property and debts of Harmen Jacobsen Bamboes

Actions of debt. Attachment issued against the property and debts of Harmen Jacobsen Bamboes aforesaid, at the suit of Rutger Jacobsen.

1 16 Pt. 2 88
July 11 1657 Action of Daniel Rinckhout against Leendert Pietersen

Action. Daniel Rinckhout against Leendert Pietersen, on a verbal contract to take all the wampum the plaintiff might furnish in two months in exchange for beaver; judgment for plaintiff.

1 16 Pt. 2 89
July 11 1657 Proceedings of Peter Jacobsen vs. Cornelis Vos; bail entered by Rutger Jacobsen and Gerrit Bancker for Juriaen Jansen

Proceedings of an extraordinary court for the trial of an action. Peter Jacobsen, plaintiff, agst. Cornelis Vos, for the payment of 29 beavers; judgment for plaintiff; (20th) bail entered by Rutger Jacobsen and Gerrit Bancker for any fine that may be imposed Juriaen Jansen.

1 16 Pt. 2 90
July 17 1657 Various actions of debt; permission to Rutger Jacobsen to use a ship; iron work by Peter Maecker; the sheriff vs. Peter Bronk

Various actions of debt. Permission to Rutger Jacobsen to use a sloop which he sold to Harmon Jacobsen, an absconding debtor, and which is under attachment; minute that iron work, furnished to the church by Peter Maecker, is accepted in payment of his subscription towards the erection of that building. The sheriff agst. Peter Bronk on a summons to inform the court what Christians he had seen in the woods trading with Indians; refuses to tell; case postponed.

1 16 Pt. 2 92
July 18 1657 Action of debt: Dirck Keyser vs. John Roelofsen

Action of debt. Dirck Keyser agst. John Roelofsen, for payment of 13 beavers; judgment for plaintiff on his swearing to the correctness of his account.

1 16 Pt. 2 96
July 19 1657 Action of damages; Goosen Gerritsen vs. Jurriaen Jansen; appointment of Sander Leendertsen and Peter Hartgers to appraise wampum; Daniel Rinckhout paid by Leendert Pietersen

Action of damages. Goosen Gerritsen agst. Jurriaen Jansen, for having circulated a report that he was betrothed to Annetie Lievens, the plaintiff's bride; defendant acknowledges circulating the report and its falsehood, but pleads that he had been instigated thereto by Cornelis Teunissen; ordered to prove this allegation. Appointment of Sander Leendertsen and Peter Hartgers to appraise wampum, paid Leendert Pietersen by Daniel Rinckhout.

1 16 Pt. 2 97
July 28 1657 Appointment of Hendrick Bierman to be receiver of the excise; sundry actions of debt; the sheriff vs. Jacob Loockermans; confession of Juriaen Jansen

Appointment of Hendrick Bierman to be receiver of the excise; sundry actions of debt; the sheriff agst. Jacob Loockermans, for having assaulted Meuwes Hoogenboom, and split his face open from his forehead to his under lip with his knife; fined 300 guilders and further to pay for loss of time, board and surgical attendance; confession of Juriaen Jansen that the statement he made respecting an engagement between himself and Goosen Gerritsen's bride was false; asks pardon; granted.

1 16 Pt. 2 98
August 1 1657 Actions of debt; Reyndert Hoorn vs. Adriaen Symonsen

Actions of debt. Reyndert Hoorn agst. Adriaen Symonsen, for the payment of 108 beavers; judgment for plaintiff.

1 16 Pt. 2 103a
August 15 1657 Affidavit of Johannes La Montagne, Philip Pietersen Schuyler, Jan Tomassen, and Hendrick Jochemsen that Marten Bierkaecker sold brandy to a Mohawk Indian

Affidavit. Of Johannes La Montagne, Philip Pietersen Schuyler, Jan Tomassen, magistrates, and Hendrick Jochemsen, lieutenant of the burgher company, that Marten Bierkaecker, on the south side of the town limits, had sold brandy to a Mohawk Indian.

1 16 Pt. 2 103b
August 15 1657 Examination of Martin Bierkaecker and Susanna, his wife, on the charge he sold brandy to a Mohawk Indian

Examination. Of Martin Bierkaecker and Susanna, his wife, on interrogatories respecting the above charge.

1 16 Pt. 2 104
August 20 1657 Sundry actions for debt; Goosen Gerritsen vs. Teunis Cornelissen and Marretje his wife; the sheriff vs. Susannah Jansen

Sundry actions for debt, (20th). Goosen Gerritsen agst. Teunis Cornelissen and Marretje his wife, for behaving insolently in his house; put over. The sheriff agst. Susannah Jansen, wife of Martin Bierkaecker, for having sold liquor to an Indian; pleads in extenuation her extreme poverty, and that her husband is incapacitated from work by a hernia on both sides; proceedings dropped.

1 16 Pt. 2 106
September 4 1657 Actions: Mr. Van Hamel vs. Lambert van Valkenburgh; Jan Bemboo vs. Teunis Jacobsen; actions of debt

Actions. Mr. Van Hamel, secretary of Renselaerswyck agst. Lambert van Valkenburgh, for loss sustained in the sale of a field of wheat on the farm of Jan Labité which he had purchased at auction, and which had to be resold for non-payment of purchase-money; judgment for plaintiff with costs and damages. Jan Bemboo agst. Teunis Jacobsen, beer carrier, for loss of wine which he let fall from the beer yoke; put over; judgment subsequently for defendant; actions of debt.

1 16 Pt. 2 110
September 4 1657 Action of the sheriff against Hendrick Andriessen

Action. The sheriff agst. Hendrick Andriessen, for standing in the middle of the street at ten o'clock at night with a drawn cutlass in his hand.

1 16 Pt. 2 113
September 5 1657 Action of slander: Ulderick Kleyn vs. Eldert Gerbertsen; report of referees in favor of a claim of Femmetje de Baxter vs. Michael Teunissen

Action of slander. Ulderick Kleyn agst. Eldert Gerbertsen, for stating that his wife had been whipped and branded on the scaffold at Amsterdam; defendant pleads provocation, having been abused by the woman; put over. Report of referees in favor of a claim of Femmetje de Baxter agst. Michael Teunissen.

1 16 Pt. 2 112bis
October 2 1657 Actions of debt; Cornelis Cornelissen vs. Daniel Rinckhout; the sheriff vs. Engeltje Cornelissen

Actions of debt. Cornelis Cornelissen agst. Daniel Rinckhout, for payment of a house; defendant alleges that it is not finished according to agreement; judgment for defendant. The sheriff agst. Engeltje Cornelissen, for an assault on Tryntje Melgers, wife of Wynant, the trunk maker; defendant pleads provocation; put over.

1 16 Pt. 2 114
November 13 1657; Date Digital, November 16 2016; Date Original, November 27 1657; Date Original, December 11 1657 Sundry actions for debt

Sundry actions for debt.

1 16 Pt. 2 116
October 4 1656 - March 28 1658 Account of the fines received and expenses incurred at Fort Orange from 4th October, 1656, to 28th March, 1658

Account. Of the fines received at Fort Orange and of the expenses incurred at that place from 4th October, 1656, to 28th March, 1658.

1 16 Pt. 2 124
Title pages

Title pages of Parts 2 and 3 of Volume 16.

1 16 Pt. 2 i
January 13 1660 Actions for debt; John Albertsen against Jacob Tyssen

Actions for debt. John Albertsen agst. Jacob Tyssen, for calling him a hen stealer.

2 16 Pt. 3 133
February 17 1660 Actions for debt; Jan van Hoesem's wife against Eva Rinckhout

Actions for debt. Jan van Hoesem's wife agst. Eva Rinckhout, for slander; defendant expresses regret for having made use of the bad names charged; suit discharged.

2 16 Pt. 3 137
March 2 - April 27 1660 Sundry actions for debt

March 2 to 27 April. Sundry actions for debt.

2 16 Pt. 3 139
May 1 1660 Inauguration of the new magistrates for the ensuing year; oath of office

Inauguration of the new magistrates for the ensuing year; oath of office.

2 16 Pt. 3 146
May 25 1660 Actions for debt and for slander; sentence of Jannetje, wife of Evert the baker

Actions for debt and for slander; sentence of Jannetje, wife of Evert the baker, for violation of the ordinances of the city of Amsterdam, fol. 162; to beg pardon of God and the court, in presence of the latter; to lock up her store for six weeks; to pay a fine of 250 guilders, with costs, and to remain in prison until judgment be satisfied.

2 16 Pt. 3 151
May 25 1660 Petition of several citizens, on behalf of the commonalty legally assembled, that only Indian brokers be allowed in the Indian trade

Petition of Volckert Jansen, Jacob Schermerhoorn, Philip Pietersen (Schuyler), Leendert Philipsen, Jan van Aken, Jan Thomassen Aernout Cornelissen, Gerrit Slechtenhorst, Jan Mangelsen, Peter van Alen, Mathias Jansen, Dirck Jansen Croon, Gysbert Jansen, Abraham Staets, Lambert Albertsen, Hans Hendricksen, Teunis Cornelissen, William Teller, Ariaen Gerritsen, Carsten Fredricksen, Barent Meyndertsen, William Brouwer, Barent Jansen, Laurens van Alen and Davit Schuyler, on behalf of the commonalty legally assembled, praying that no Christian brokers be allowed to roam through the woods, and that Indian brokers only be allowed in the Indian trade.

2 16 Pt. 3 153
May 31 1660 Votes and opinions of the magistrates on the petition that only Indian brokers be allowed in the Indian trade

Votes and opinions of the magistrates thereupon.

2 16 Pt. 3 154
May 31 1660 Ordinance directing that no brokers be allowed in the Indian trade, but the Indians be allowed to offer their beavers for sale in town

Ordinance. Directing that in future no brokers be allowed in the Indian trade, but that the Indians be allowed to offer their beavers for sale in town wherever they please.

2 16 Pt. 3 155
June 1 1660 Actions for debt; Cornelis Theunissen and Jacob Thysen against William Teller

Actions for debt. (8th.) Actions for debt. Cornelis Theunissen and Jacob Thysen agst. William Teller, for having called them a rabble; defendant denies the allegation, but admits having said that things would be in a miserable condition if he or the common people or rabble were to stand up against the laws of the magistrates, or make laws against their rulers; case put over.

2 16 Pt. 3 159
June 12 1660 Complaint against Jan Harmsen

Complaint against Jan Harmsen for going to the Mohawk road in the woods to lure the Indians to trade; examination of the accused.

2 16 Pt. 3 161
June 15 1660 Sentence of Jan Harmsen

Sentence in the above case; accused fined 300 guilders with costs, and suspension from trade during two months.

2 16 Pt. 3 163
June 15 1660 Complaint against Volckert Jansen, William Brouwer, Jan van Aken and others for having employed an Indian to bring other Indians to sell their furs to them

Complaint against Volckert Jansen, William Brouwer, Jan van Aken and others, for having employed an Indian to bring other Indians to sell their furs to them; defendants having denied the charge upon oath, are discharged.

2 16 Pt. 3 164
June 15 1660 Action of Adriaen Jansen against Wynant Gerritsen (Van de Poel), attorney of the widow of Abraham Vosburg

Action. Adriaen Jansen from Leyden, agst. Wynant Gerritsen (Van de Poel), attorney of the widow of Abraham Vosburg, for delivery of a sawmill; judgment for plaintiff.

2 16 Pt. 3 167
June 15 1660 Order permitting the inhabitants of the town to employ Indian brokers

Order, at the request of the commonalty, permitting the inhabitants of the town to employ Indian brokers.

2 16 Pt. 3 168a
June 17 1660 Minute of the presentation of a petition that the Indian trade may be free, and that Dutch as well as Indian brokers may be employed

Minute. Presentation of a petition praying that the Indian trade may be free, and that Dutch as well as Indian brokers may be employed.

2 16 Pt. 3 168b
May 27 1660 Petition of several citizens that Dutch as well as Indian brokers may be employed to trade with the Indians

Petition. Jan Dircksen van Bremen, Arent Jansen van Hoeck, Jan Harmsen, Rem Jansen, Lambert van Valckenburgh, Jan Jansen van Eeckelen, Peter Winne, Cornelis Bogardus, Philip Hendricksen, Hendrick Roseboom, Wynant Gerritsen van de Poel and divers others, praying that Dutch as well as Indian brokers may be employed to trade with the Indians.

2 16 Pt. 3 169
June 17 1660 Order on a petition that Dutch brokers may be employed to trade with the Indians

Order on the above petition, permitting the petitioners to act as in their discretion they may think fit, as some of them had openly avowed their intention to do so whether it was allowed or not.

2 16 Pt. 3 171
June 30 1660 Actions for debt

Actions for debt.

2 16 Pt. 3 172a
June 26 1660 Proposals of the Mohawks protesting against the employment of Dutch brokers in the woods

Proposals of the Mohawks protesting against the employment of Dutch brokers in the woods, and complaining that they beat, and otherwise ill treat the Indians.

2 16 Pt. 3 172b
June 26 1660 Advice and opinions of the several magistrates on proposals on employment of Dutch brokers in the woods

Advice and opinions of the several magistrates on the above proposals.

2 16 Pt. 3 173
June 28 1660 Ordinance prohibiting the employment of Christians as brokers among the Indians in the woods

Ordinance. Prohibiting the employment of Christians as brokers among the Indians in the woods.

2 16 Pt. 3 175
July 13 1660 Actions for debt

Actions for debt.

2 16 Pt. 3 181
July 14 1660 Order to vice-director La Montagne, Sander Leendertsen, Jan Verbeeck, Frans Barentsen Pastoor, and Evert Jansen Wendel to visit the woods and fine all traders and Dutch brokers whom they may find

Order. To vice-director La Montagne, Sander Leendertsen, Jan Verbeeck, Frans Barentsen Pastoor, and Evert Jansen Wendel, to visit the woods and fine all traders and Dutch brokers whom they may find there violating the published ordinance.

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July 15 1660 Complaints against various citizens for going to the woods or employing Dutchmen as brokers to trade there with Indians

Complaints against Paulus Jansen, Rutger Jacobsen, William Jansen Schut, Andries Herbertsen, Harmen Vedder, William Brouwer, Cornelis Fynhoudt, Marcelis Jansen, Peter van Alen, Philip Pietersen Schuyler, and Adriaen Jansen from Leyden, for going to the woods or employing Dutchmen as brokers to trade there with Indians.

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July 21 1660 Ordinance for the regulation of the Indian trade at Fort Orange

Ordinance. For the regulation of the Indian trade at Fort Orange.

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July 25 1660 Proposals of the Senecas

Proposals of the Senecas renewing the covenant chain; requesting that brokers be not employed in the Indian trade; complaining of ill usage; desiring that they may be allowed to sell their goods to whomsoever they please, and remonstrating against French Indians coming to the Cohoes to trade with the Mohegans.

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July 26 1660 Answer to proposals of the Senecas

Answer to the above propositions.

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August 3 1660 Action of Dirck Jansen Croon against David Pietersen and Gysbert Jansen

Action. Dirck Jansen Croon, superintendent of wells, agst. David Pietersen and Gysbert Jansen, for their share of the expense in constructing a public well, amounting to 25 guilders each; judgment for plaintiff.

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August 4 1660 Action of slander of Isaac de Haen against Jacob Tysen; complaint against Philip Hendricksen

Action of slander. Isaac de Haen agst. Jacob Tysen, for charging him with having kept false books; fined 28 guilders. Complaint against Philip Hendricksen, for dangerously wounding Philip Visbeeck in the arm with a cutlass; put over.

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August 13 1660 Complaint against Adriaen Jansen

Complaint against Adriaen Jansen from Leyden, for sending an Indian broker into the woods to trade with Indians, and for taking beavers from a squaw by force and thrusting her out of doors; case put over.

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August 25 1660 Complaint against Hendrick Andriessen

Complaint against Hendrick Andriessen for assault and battery on Lysbet, wife of Gerrit Bancker; put over.

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September 1 1660 Actions for debt; complaints against Lambert Albertsen van Neck, Jurriaen Theunesen, Cornelis Theunissen Bosch, Hendrick de Backer

Actions for debt. (14th.) Complaint against Lambert Albertsen van Neck for opposing the collection of the chimney tax. Complaint against Jurriaen Theunesen for beating some of the magistrates at Mrs. Dyckrnan's house, and for abusing the worshipful court; defendant pleads gross intoxication; fined 30 guilders, with costs. Complaint against Cornelis Theunissen Bosch for sending a Dutch broker to the woods after Indians. Complaint against Hendrick de Backer for bringing in a load of hay on Sunday, about the third tolling of the bell; fined 12 guilders, with costs.

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September 28 1660 Actions: William Teller against Jacob Thyssen and Cornelis Theunissen Bosch; Dirckie Martensen against Jochern Kittelheym; judgment for Daniel Rinckhout against Jan Fransen Van Hoesen

Actions. William Teller agst, Jacob Thyssen and Cornelis Theunissen Bosch, for calling him a backbiter; put over. Dirckie Martensen agst. Jochern Kittelheym, for detaining her wagon and for an assault committed, on plaintiff by defendant's wife; put over. Judgment for plaintiff in the case of Daniel Rinckhout agst. Jan Fransen Van Hoesen, for the sum of 223 guilders.

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October 16 1660 Actions for debt

Actions for debt.

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December 21 1660 Actions for debt; Albert Gysbersen against Maria Goosens; Lyntje Adamsen against Engeltje Hendricksen

Actions for debt. Albert Gysbersen agst. Maria Goosens, for having said that he had stolen a trunk with goods at the Manhattans; fined 6 guilders and costs. Lyntje Adamsen agst. Engeltje Hendricksen for calling her a bad name; fined $5 and costs.

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December 28 1660 Actions for debt; appointment of Claes van den Bosch to be joint beer carrier with Theunis Jacobsen and his oath of office

Actions for debt. Appointment of Claes van den Bosch to be joint beer carrier with Theunis Jacobsen and his oath of office.

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December 30 1660 Complaint against Jurriaen Theunissen and Marcelis Jansen

Complaint against Jurriaen Theunissen and Marcelis Jansen, tavern keepers, for entertaining persons at night after the ringing of the bell: fined each 70 guilders.

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December 7 1660 Jan Hendricksen de Bruyn vs. Jannetie, wife of Evert the baker; actions for debt.

Jan Hendricksen de Bruyn agst. Jannetie, wife of Evert the baker, for calling him a rowdy and rascally thief; defendant retorts that plaintiff called her a w---e; defendant fined $5 for the benefit of the poor; additional actions for debt.

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