Dutch colonial council minutes, 23 February - 8 March 1640

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On Thursday, being the 23d of February

Barent Dirckssen, baker, plaintiff, vs. Gerrit Jansen from Oldenburch, defendant. Plaintiff is ready to deliver his farm which was bought by the defendant, provided the defendant furnish security for the purchase money. Defendant answers that he was drunk and maintains that he is not held by the purchase. Parties having been heard, they are referred to referees who are to settle the matter in dispute.

On Thursday, being the 1st of March

Andrles Hudden, plaintiff, vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, defendant. Plaintiff presents a certain document from which It appears that Anthony Jansen was to furnish him three goats for the term of three years. Defendant Is therefore condemned to make delivery according to the contract or writing.

On the 8th of March, being Thursday

Cornelis Cornelissen, chief boatswain, plaintiff, vs. Laurens Cornelissen, skipper of the Engel Gabriel, defendant. Plaintiff demands that he be allowed to sail on the ship Engel Gabriel in the same capacity as heretofore, as he claims to have conducted himself well. Defendant says that under God he is master of his ship and that he does not Intend to take the plaintiff with him inasmuch as he has not conducted himself well in his service. Parties ordered to settle with each other in friendship.

On the 15th of March, being Thursday

Eduwart Wilson, plaintiff, vs. Jan Pieterssen, defendant. Parties referred to referees, to wit: Eduwart Wilson chooses Master Flscock and Jan Pietersz Jacob van Curler.


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 4, Council Minutes, 1638-1649 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on theĀ New Netherland Institute website.