Order to attach the estate and effects of John Archer to answer a demand of Thomas Gibbs and John Curtis

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On the petition of Christiaen Pieterse, it is allowed that the little freight which will be earned in coming down and going back, shall not be paid to the public treasury, but to him individually, inasmuch as he was pressed by the Commandant and Court of Willemstadt to bring down the Committee and the French prisoners.
Whereas Thomas Gibs and John Curtes have complained to the Governor, that John Archer at Fordham is owing them some money, and that said Archer is disposing of his effects with intention to defraud his creditors of their just right, therefore the Schout and Magistrates of the aforesaid town of Fordham, are hereby ordered and commanded to arrest on the complaint of said persons, the estate and effects of the abovenamed Archer, and to allow said persons after due examination and according to the state of the case, to receive good law and justice. Done Fort Willem Hendrick, this 7th May, 1674.
By order of the Governor-General and Court of New Netherland.

(Signed),  N. Bayard, Secretary. 


Translation: O'Callaghan, E.B., trans./ed., Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York, vol. 2 (Albany: Weed, Parsons: 1858), pp. 569-730 (vol. 23, pp. 1-270 only).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.