Judgment against Joris Tiebouts for being insolent to the fiscal

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1654, 14 April New Amsterdam.

Cornelis van Thienhoven, fiscal, submitted a complaint at the session concerning the insolence and arrogance of a certain Joris Tibousz van Bruggen which he committed at his house (being drunk). Joris Tybousz also having appeared, asked forgiveness because he was drunk and did not know what he was doing. ThereĀ­ fore the director-general and council mercifully fine him 6 guilders to be paid to the deaconry of this city of New Amsterdam, dated as above. Present: the director-general and all the councilors.

The bearers hereof, namely, the honorable Cornelis van Tienhoven, councilor and fiscal of New Netherland, and the honorable Marten Crigier, mayor and captain of a militia company of this city, are commissioned and authorized by the director-general and council of New Netherland to go as envoys on behalf of this province to the honorable governor Theophilis Eton at New Haven and as much farther as circumstances require. Therefore, all Christian neighboring governors, vice-governors and magistrates are hereby requested to receive and acknowledge the aforesaid persons and to allow them to come and go with their yacht named de Prins Willem and accompanying persons and goods, according to the law of nations, which we promise to reciprocate under similar circumstances. Done at New Amsterdam, 14 April 1654, New Netherland.


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.