Judgment in appeal in the case of Matheus de Vos vs. Jan Lourensen

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The director-general and council having heard, seen [      ] the judgment of the mayors and schepens of this city [      ] January, concerning the suit between Jan Lourenssen [      ] against Mattheus de Vos, defendant and appellant [      ].[99] After examination of the papers produced for this purpose, the director-general and high council declare the judgment to be just and [      ] . Thus done at the session of the director-general and high council held in New Amsterdam, 14 April 1654; and was signed: P. Stuyvesant, N. de Sille, C. van Werckhoven, La Montangne, Cor. van Thienhooven.


See The Records of New Amsterdam, 1653-1674, edited by Berthold Fernow, 7 vols., 1897 (reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1976, 1:153 for this judgment.


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.