Application of Paulus Heymans for his discharge as overseer of negroes

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Cornelis van Thienhoven, fiscal, plaintiff against Poulus Heyman, defendant; for insolence and arrogance at the house of Nicolaes ter Haer [      ]. The parties having been heard, it is ordered that the defendant come to a settlement with the plaintiff or otherwise etc. Done as above.

3 March 1654, N. Amsterdam.

Poulus Heymans, until now supervisor of the Company's Negroes, appeared at the session and requested to be relieved of his duties.

He received the reply that the director-general and council would look for a replacement; however, he should continue until they have found another capable person. Done as above.


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.