Dutch colonial council minutes, 11-18 September 1642

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On the 11th of September

Rebecca Raetse says that because she and her husband were in debt he had gone to South Hampton on Long island to request assistance from her former master, who was a man of influence, taking with him some provisions and some tools.

Between 11 and 12 o'clock she left her house with Eduwart Oyens in a canoe for Brudnil's, but owing to contrary current they could make no progress and remained on Long island. She said that she put the other goods in the woods, fearing to get into trouble, and that since that time she has not ] seen the goods that were in the woods.

Samuel Chandelaer, aged 33 years, declares that Rebecca said that she knew that her husband would return but that she would not live with him any more.

Margariet Fransum declares that Rebecka said before she was married that she would play her husband a trick and that she would not stay with him and that the marriage which took place here in the church was of no value.

Eduwart Fiscock, plaintiff, vs. Jan Haes, defendant. Default.

On the 18th of September

Dirck Corsen, plaintiff, vs. Jochira Kirsteede, defendant, on account of a foresail which was stolen from the plaintiff in Virginia by the crew of Lieutenant Vrientschup and which was bought here by the defendant. It is ordered that if the plaintiff proves that it is his foresail and that it was stolen from him, the defendant shall return the foresail or the value thereof and

have the right to recover the amount from the sellers.

At the request of Dirck Corsen, Davit Pietersen is ordered to take the oath that according to his book 45 gl. remain due him by Lady Harwee or, in default thereof, he shall lose his right; this to be communicated to him before his departure.

Eduwart Fiscock, plaintiff, vs. Jan Haes, Second default.


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 the New Netherland Institute website.