Court proceedings: Actions of debt; Thomas Baxter vs. Sara Ebbel; Ariaen Keyser vs. the curators of Jan Damen's estate

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The plaintiff demands four beavers [ Pieter Ebbel acknowledges the debt [      ] order that he be content [      ] with the payment

Govert Loockermans, plaintiff, against Loodewyck Poos; ] defaults.

Ariaen Keyser appears before the meeting, demanding from David Proovoost, curator for the estate of Jan Damen the sum of f1719, 6 stivers, due on 1 May 1651, according to the bond dated 16 August 1650, and signed by Jan Damen and Jacob Stoffelsen.

The defendant says that the plaintiff should prosecute the case.

Ariaen Keyser, plaintiff, against Jacob Stoffelsen; [      ] defaults.

Ariaen Keyser, as before, demands [      ] Jacob Cowenhoven; Provoost, his representative, answers as before.

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Ariaen Keyser, plaintiff, against Jan Hendricksz Coopal; the plaintiff demands by virtue of a [      ] the sum of f420,2.

It is ordered that he deposit the money with the court.

Jan Peeck, plaintiff, against Danyel Nieman; the defendant defaults.

Anna van den Berch, plaintiff, against Gulliaen Jansen; the plaintiff demands that her servant serve out his time according to the contract made with him.

It is ordered that she go to the alderman and see [      ] because the case is appropriate for the alderman.

Upon the petition of Jan Jacobsen, the director-general and council refer to the judgment already passed.

Upon the petition of David Provoost, the petitioner shall be granted a patent [      ] others have usually been done.

Upon the petition of Jacob Hendricksz, he is hereby nominated to be a curator; the petitioner and Isaack de Forreest as witnesses.

The petition of Cornelis Pyll is placed in the hands of [      ] and ordered to show proof that the same goods are properly delivered.


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.