Dutch colonial council minutes, 17 October - 12 November 1643

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On the 14th of October 1643

Albert Cornelisz, plaintiff, vs. Hendrick Jansen, tailor.

Plaintiff says he sold an account to the defendant on which he claims he lost fl. 22 and demands payment or restitution of the account. Defendant acknowledges that he bought the account, on condition that the plaintiff was to remain surety for its payment by the lord of Horst.[1] The defendant is condemned to turn over to the plaintiff the money or the account, unless he prove within eight days that the lord of Horst was not bound to pay said account.

On the 17th of October

Resolved in council in the presence of Captain Johan Onderhil, Ensign de Leu,[2] Cornelis Melyn, Tomas Hal and Isaack Allerton to make a hostile attack upon the chief of the Wiquaeskecks, and his band.

On the 24th of October

Piter Colet, plaintiff, vs. Tonis Nyssen, defendant. First default.

On the 12th of November, being Thursday

Sybolt Claessen, plaintiff, vs. Hendrick Pitersen, defendant, about an attachment. Plaintiff demands payment of wages earned in working for the defendant. Defendant answers that the plaintiff has not earned as much as he claims. Gillis Pitersz and Dirck Cornelisz, carpenters, are ordered to examine the work and to judge what plaintiff should receive for work done for Hendric Pitersz. Meanwhile, the attachment shall remain in force until the matter is settled.

Tonis Nyssen, plaintiff, vs. Piter Colet, defendant.

Plaintiff says that the defendant's boy has injured a young cow. Ordered that when the boy shall have lived two months with the defendant he shall pay to the plaintiff fl. 15 for the damage and if the boy should happen to die in the meantime the sum to be paid shall be in proportion to the time,


Heer vander Horst; meaning Godard van Reede, lord of Nederhorst.
Ensign Gysbert de Leeuw


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.