Court proceedings: Thomas Stevenson vs. Harry Bresier

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. . . and Paulus Leendertsen van [      ]

Thomas Stevensen, plaintiff, against Herry Bresyer; the plaintiff declares that he rented a piece of land from the defendant on the condition that Herry Brasier would build a new house upon it and defray the expenses, and that the plaintiff would build a tobacco house on it provided that the defendant supply the nails for it; and upon completion the defendant would give the plaintiff a half barrel of good beer, and then leave the tobacco house on the land.

The defendant replies that he is ready to pay for the nails and the half barrel of beer on the condition that he be provided with a good house after the expiration of his time.

The director and council are informed that the [      ] dispute has been referred to arbitrators, namely, Paulus Leendertsen and George Baxter [      ] ; also, that the aforesaid have decided and agreed that the plaintiff make a new contract with Cornelys de Potter concerning this when [      ] for land is made. The director and council order that the judgment of the arbitrators and the revised contract between the plaintiff and Potter shall be no [      ] than shall be [      ] .

Jan Hendrickxen, plaintiff, against Phillip Gerrardy; both first default.

Tobyas Teunissen, plaintiff, against Cornelys Jansen de Zeeu ]; defendant's second default.

Phillip Gerardy, plaintiff, against Lodewyck Pos; both second default.

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Jacob Backer, plaintiff, against Paulus Schrick; defendant's first default.

Thomas Hall, plaintiff, against Laurence Cornelyssen and Cornelys Jacobsen; the parties have come to an agreement with the fences as far as it concerns their portions.

Upon the petition of Augustyn Herremans: the petitioner is referred to the previous decision made on a certain petition of his similar to this matter.

Upon the petition of Abram Pietersen: this is referred to the administrators.

Upon the petition of Anna Hackx: the director-general and council refer to the previous decision made on the 12th of this month.[1]

The director-general and council have ordered [      ] on Thursday of next month, being the 21st, concerning the imprisoned criminal.

Upon the petition of the owners of de Nieuwe Lieffde: after reading the tenor of the request, the council refers itself to the written reply given to the petitioners by the General dated 16 November;[2] furthermore, the council understands that the petitioners will have to come to an agreement with the director-general on their request, because it concerns the General's authority.


See Volume 5: 86, for this decision.
There is no record of this reply.


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.