Report of referees appointed to estimate the damage suffered by goods laden in the ship Jonge Prins van Denemarcken

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Paulus Leendersz van der ] Grift, 36 years of age, Tomas Hal, about 35 years of age, Jeuriaen Andriesz, 42 years of age, who, being requested by Jeuriaen Schroe ]der and Hendrick Tysen, of the first part, as impartial referees to examine and estimate the damage which the goods laden in the ship De Jonge Prins van Deenmarcken might have suffered, report that they, as referees, have sought to do their duty, but have been unable to perform it, because Adriaen vander Donck and Tielman Willekens said that they need not stand trial here, as the court here had no jurisdiction over them, but only before competent judges, according to the bills of lading. The deponents declare this to be true and offer to confirm this on oath if required. Done the 10th of February A°. 1649, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Pouwelis Leendersz van die Grift
Thomas Hall
Jurian Andriesen


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 3, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1648-1660 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.