Dutch colonial council minutes, 20 September - 4 October 1640

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On the 20th of September, being Thursday Jan Jansen Damen and Davit Provoost, as chosen guardians of Jan van Vorst, plaintiffs, vs. Jacob Stoffelsen, defendant, regarding the accounting of the estate of the late Cornelis van Vorst. The defendant requests time to prepare his accounts. At the request of the defendant he is granted 14 days to draw up his accounts and then to render an accounting to the plaintiffs.

Samuel Chandelaer, plaintiff, vs. Jacob Stoffelsen, as husband and guardian of Vroutjen Ides, widow of the late Cornelis van Vorst, defendant. Plaintiff demands payment of the money which the late Cornelis van Vorst owes him by balance of his account. Parties referred to referees.

Adam Roelantsen, plaintiff, vs. Gillis de Voocht, defendant, for laundry money. Plaintiff demands payment for washing defendant's linen. Defendant says that he is not offering to pay less in payment for the washing, only that the year is not yet expired. Plaintiff is ordered to fulfil the term of the contract and then to demand payment.

On Thursday, being the 4th of October

Cornelio vander Hoykens, vs. Gerrit Jansen from Haerlem and Floris Jansen from Hoochwouw, defendants. Plaintiff complains about the negligence of the defendants in disobeying the commands of their skipper, as the shallop might thereby become damaged. The defendant, Gerrit Jansen, being the more guilty of the two, is condemned to satisfy the fiscal.


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.