Dutch colonial council minutes, 31 December 1648

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The last of December

The petition and documents presented to the council by the crew of the Jonge Prins van Deenemarcken being seen, the director and council decide that the sailors are in a manner free of the ship De Jonge Prins van Deenemarcken in her present condition and, when she is so repaired as to be considered fit to carry merchandise, they are bound to assist with God's help to bring her to the place whence they first sailed and where they were engaged, that is, to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Meanwhile, being apprehensive for the ship and goods in consequence of the threats of the supercargo and his lack of care for the same, they are allowed to have an inventory taken thereof and to attach the same, in order to be paid therefrom at a more convenient time. Thus done, the last of December anno 1648. Present: the honorable general, the deputy, van Dincklagen, L. Montagne, Briant Nuton and Poulus Leendersz.


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.