Dutch colonial council minutes, 23-29 November 1640

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On the 23rd of November

Whereas Bastiaen from Pariba, Portuguese, taken on the 15th of November anno 1638 with a prize, entered the service of the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company on the ship Neptunes and until now has together with other sailors done his work on said ship, for which he was allowed fl. 8 a month by the ship's council of the said ship, therefore we, the director and council of New, accept and approve the resolution passed by the said skipper and ship's council that he, Bastiaen, is to earn fl. 8 a month from the time that he came on the ship Neptunes. Thus resolved on the day above written.

On the 22d of November, being Thursday Cornelio vander Hoykens, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Uldrich Lupholt, defendant. Case put over until next court day when sentence is to be pronounced.

On the 29th of November

Abraham Pietersen, miller, plaintiff, vs. Hendrick Harmansen, defendant, for the delivery of farm No. 5. Plaintiff demands that the defendant remove other people's cattle from the farm. Defendant answers that the cattle are his own, both those which he has leased and the others. Parties amicably settled with each other in court.

Cornelio vander Hoykens, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Uldrich Lupholt, defendant. Plaintiff demands justice and prompt decision. It is resolved in council to fix the prices of store goods at 50 per cent above the net cost and to post the same in the store; also, to inform the people by handbills that if any one considers himself defrauded he is to examine the prices there. It is also decided not to pass upon the demands of the fiscal until after New Year when the defendant shall have rendered his account and the complaints of the people shall have been heard.


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.