Minute of a complaint by the magistrates of Flushing against Mark Menloff

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Marck Menloo concerning the stealing and killing of [      ] Lourentsz' sow.

The prisoner, Menloo, denies killing the sow. It is sufficiently clear to the honorable director-general that the prisoner stole the pig. The prisoner is ordered to pray to God for forgiveness and to confess the truth in the matter. The prisoner admits bringing the shoat home and mistreating it. The director-general and council being certain, and the prisoner unwilling to tell whether anyone else was involved, they order the fiscal to hold him under close confinement in order to proceed against him in the usual way.


Translation: Gehring, C., trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 5, Council Minutes, 1652-1654 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1983).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.