Dutch colonial council minutes, 1-8 July 1638

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Thursday, being the 1st of July ]

It is resolved in council, in as much as the caravel De Hoop is not needed here at present for the service of the Company, to send the same to the island of Curaҫao to carry from there hither cattle, salt and Negroes, or such goods as may be deemed best for the use of the Company.

Hendrick Jansen, tailor, plaintiff, vs. Jan Jansen Damen, defendant, for delivery of cattle. Parties referred to referees, namely: Claes van Elslan ]t and Wybrant Pietersen.

On Thursday, being the 8th of July

Pieter Jansen, plaintiff, vs. Willem, the cooper, defendant. The defendant is condemned to pay the plaintiff fl. 21.

A certain petition being presented to the council by Everardus Bogardus, requesting leave to depart for the fatherland to answer charges brought against him by Lubbert van Dincklagen, we have deemed it necessary to keep the minister here in order that the Church of God may daily grow in strength.

Hendrick Jansen, plaintiff, vs. Jan Damen, defendant.

Parties referred to Cornelis Tonisen and Wybrant Pietersen.

Hendrick Jansen, plaintiff, vs. Jan Damen, defendant. After taking the oath, the defendant is condemned to pay the plaintiff fl. 10 for damage to peas.

Jan Willemsen Schut was ] appointed on the 7th of April as assistant to the Commissary of Provisions at fl. 15 a month and fl. 100 a year for board.


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 4, Council Minutes, 1638-1649 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.