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Order condemning two servants to imprisonment for plucking the goose and for threatening the director-general

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At a session of the director-general and council it has been decided that Jan Jansz van Oosterhout and Jan Jacobsz van Gietere, both farm workers who pulled or rode the goose, be put in jail because they threatened the General in their exuberance. Dated as above; was signed: P. Stuyvesant, Nicasius de Sille, C. van Werckhoven, La Montangne and C. van Thienhoven.

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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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.