Taxed bill of costs in the case of De Vos vs. Appel, in appeal

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The honorable director-general and council, having reviewed the account of expenses incurred in the suit of Jan Appel against Mattheus de Vos, and after debating the case, pro and con, settled it as follows:

On the first point: Deleted, because each is responsible to pay his arbitrators himself.
On the second point: Deleted, because it was demonstrated by a paper of the advocate.
On the third point: Mayors and schepens are hereby given f20 instead of f30. Secretary Kip f3 instead of f6. The court-messenger f1,10 instead of f3.
On the fourth point: Vos is obligated to pay for half of what was consumed on the first two days.
On the fifth point: Secretary Kip claims no more than f22;
and Claes van Elslant f6,11.
On the sixth point: Having reviewed Schelluyne's bill and finding it to be much too high, we order and direct him here by not to demand any more, and the parties to pay no more than the sum of f33. Thus done at the session of the honorable director-general and high council held in New Amsterdam, New Netherland, 21 July 1654; and was signed: P. Stuyvesant, Nicasius de Sille, C. van Werckhoven, La Montangne, Cor. van Thienhoven.[158]


158. See The Records of New Amsterdam, 1653-1674, edited by Berthold Fernow, 7 vols., 1897 (reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1976), 1:134ff and succeeding pages for all the proceedings in this case.


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.