Dutch colonial council minutes, 27 January - 3 February 1639

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On Thursday, being the 27th of January

Davidt Pietersen, plaintiff, vs. Cecero Piere, defendant. The plaintiff maintains that he does not owe anything to the defendant as he ran away as a rascal from the plaintiff's ship. Parties being heard, it is ordered by us that Davit Pietersen shall give Piere Cecero fl. 10 as a present, wherewith he must be satisfied.

Ulrich Lupoldt, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Marten Cael, skipper of the ship De Liefde. defendant. The plaintiff demands justice against the defendant who bound himself as security for himself and his ship's crew not to sell any merchandise in any way within the limits of the Company. Notwithstanding this, much merchandise is daily sold in the ship, as In a public store. The defendant fails to appear. Default.

On Thursday, being the 3d of February

Ulrich Lupoldt, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Gysbert Cornelissen Beyerlandt. The plaintiff demands that the defendant be sent to the fatherland and condemned to the usual punishment of trouble makers who wound the soldiers in the Fort, as the defendant has lately done in Fort Amsterdam. The court ] having seen the complaint of the fiscal against Gysbert Cornelissen Beyerlandt and everything being taken duly into consideration, the same is condemned to work with the Negroes for the Company until such time as the first sloop shall sail for the South river and to serve the Company there and furthermore to pay the wounded soldier fl. 15, the surgeon a fee of fl. 10 for his services and the fiscal a fine of fl. 10.


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.