Resolution summoning Johannis van Beecq to appear and explain the above notice

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At the session of the honorable director-general and counsel was shown and exhibited a certain authentic copy of the announcement posted in various places by Johannis van Beecq, merchant and inhabitant here in this city, concerning the marriage between him and Maria Verleth. As a result of the contents of the same, the director-general and council have decided to summon the aforesaid van Beeck to show cause and to ask him whether he posted such a marriage announcement with the consent of the ordinary commissioners of matrimonial affairs or of any magistrates, and the reasons why he was not home when it was sent to his house. The director-general and council have decided that when he comes home he shall remain under arrest until the time he has satisfied the director-general and council. Done at the session of the director-general and council held in New Amsterdam in New Netherland, 27 February 1654.


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.