Judgment in appeal of Martin Jansen vs. Thomas Spicer

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Marten Jansz, petitioner in the case of appeal against Thomas Spicer, defendant; the petitioner finding himself injured, submits his written complaint and conclusion to the session of the high council at which appeared the schout of the respective courts of Midwout in order to subpoena, pursuant to the summons, the judgment passed by the aforesaid court. Therefore, the director-general and high council of New Netherland, having examined and studied the papers submitted to the aforesaid court by the respective parties at the request of the plaintiff, and the allegations and verifications by the schout, conclude that the judgment pronounced on 24 April by the court of Midwout against Marten Jansz and to the advantage of Thomas Spycer was just, and that the plaintiff submitted a bad appeal, condemning the plaintiff to pay court costs and in addition a fine of twelve guilders.


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.