Order on the report of the commissioners in the case of Anthony Jansen vs. Southart

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6 March 1654, N. Amsterdam.

The commissioners, N. de Sille and Mr. La Montangne, authorized to investigate the differences between Anthony Jansz and his son-in-law Thomas Southart, report that they could not bring the parties to an agreement; in addition, they exhibited at the session a certain judgment by the court of Gravesande, in which the plaintiff or complainant, Anthony Jansz, was condemned to pay, above court costs, a sum of one hundred guilders for expenses, and some other dowry which he had promised to his son-in-law Thomas Southart, without there being any proof of the promised dowry among the supplemental documents shown to the director-general and council. Therefore, the director-general and council order that the parties once again submit interrogatories in writing before the director-general and council proceed with their case and that in the meantime the attachment on Anthony Jansen's livestock and other property by the court of Gravesande, as a result of the aforesaid trial or promised dowry, shall be withdrawn immediately and restored to Anthony Jansz, on the condition that the parties put up security for the court costs of the director-general and council. Thus done at the session of the honorable director-general and high council held in New Amsterdam, 6 March 1654. Present: the entire council.


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.