Order allowing Thomas Hall and Carel van Brugge to act as counsel for John Cray (Gray)

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10 August 1654 in Fort Amsterdam.

Fiscal Thienhoven brought to the session the prisoner Jan Cry and charged the same, ex officio, of various crimes. The fiscal is directed to provide the aforesaid Jan Cry with a written copy of these accusations to which he is to respond. Jan Cry requests that Thomas Hal and Carel van Brugge be allowed to serve as his attorneys and advocates; which he is granted. It is agreed that as soon as the proceedings are [      ] (in the presence of the magistrates, Nicasius de Sille and La Montagne), the sentence [      ] .


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.