Dutch colonial council minutes, 26 August - 2 September 1638

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On the 26th of August I638

Claes Cornelissen Swits ], plaintiff, vs. Montangne, defendant ]. The plaintiff complains that the defendant beat plaintiff's ] wife. The defendant, having admitted the same, is condemned to compound with the fiscal.

Johannes La Montangnie, plaintiff, vs. Claes Cornelisen, defendant, for slander. Case put over to the next court day.

Symen Dirckson Pos, plaintiff, vs. Philip de Truy, defendant, demanding payment of fl. 4:10. Case put over to the next court day as the defendant denies the claim.

On the 2d of September

Claes Cornelissen, wheelwright, plaintiff, vs. Cornelis Lamberts Cool, defendant. The plaintiff demands delivery of the horse bought by him from the defendant. The plaintiff having produced satisfactory proof that the purchase took place in proper form, the defendant, by virtue thereof, is condemned to deliver the said horse to the plaintiff, on condition that the plaintiff furnish sufficient security for the payment, unless parties shall agree otherwise.

Symen Dircksen Pos, plaintiff, vs. Philip de Truy, defendant, for payment of fl. 4:10. The defendant answers that he does not owe so much. Parties agree together, one releasing the other, provided that Philip de Truy deliver to the plaintiff as much fish as he has in his house.

Johannes La Montaenje, plaintiff, vs. Claes Cornelissen, defendant, for assault. Is condemned to pay fl. 6 to the poor and to satisfy the fiscal.


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.