Dutch colonial council minutes, 15-21 July 1638

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On Thursday ], being the 15th of July

Tonis Nyssen, plaintiff, vs. Gerrit Jansen from Oldenborgh, defendant, about delivery of a cow. Defendant condemned to deliver the cow to plaintiff or to satisfy him in cash or otherwise.

Symon Jansen, skipper of the Harinck, plaintiff, vs. Andris Hudden, defendant. As it appears that Hudden has no claim against the skipper, the attachment by the defendant of the plaintiff's property is null and void.

Ulrich Lupolt, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Gysbert from Beyerlandt, defendant, for drawing his knife. The defendant is condemned to drop three times from the yard of the yacht De Hoop and to receive three lashes from each sailor of the aforesaid yacht.

On Thursday, being the 21st of July

Hans Schipper, soldier, plaintiff, vs. Willem Bredenbent, defendant. Plaintiff and defendant are condemned each to pay the just half of the surgeon's fee for treating the wound.

Jan Damen, plaintiff, vs. Abraham Isaacksen Plane and Dirck Holgersen, Noorman, defendants. The plaintiff requests to be master of his house and that the defendants be ordered to acknowledge him as such and to stay away from the plaintiff's house. The defendants are ordered to keep away from the plaintiff's house and to leave him master in his own house.

Dirck Holgersen, Noorman, plaintiff, vs. Jan Damen, defendant, for assault. Parties are ordered to submit testimony, the case being put over to the next court day.


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.