Dutch colonial council minutes, 10-17 February 1639

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On the 10th of February 1639

The fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Marten Cael, skipper, defendant. The plaintiff maintains his former complaint. The defendant, answers that it is not known to him that his men have sold any goods. Case adjourned to the next court day.

The fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Pietter Wyncoop, defendant. Having taken into consideration the action of the plaintiff, as it appears thereby that the defendant has fraudulently deprived the Company of its dues, the seized distilled liquor is confiscated and the defendant is condemned to pay a fine of fl. 12 for the benefit of the fiscal.

Ulrich Lupoldt, plaintiff, vs. Maryn Adriaensen, Hendrick Jansen, tailor, Dirck, the Noorman, and Jan Lemmet. Whereas the defendants, contrary to the ordinance, have without consent been aboard the ship De Liefde. this being their first offense, they are condemned to pay a fine of 20 stivers each for the benefit of the fiscal.

Barendt Dircksen, baker, plaintiff, vs. Marten Cael, defendant, for slander. The plaintiff demands proof of the slanderous remarks made by the defendant to the plaintiff. Case adjourned to the next court day.

On Thursday, being the 17th of February

Ulrich Lupoldt, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Jan Eversen Bout, Abraham Isaacksen Planck and Gerrit Dircksen, defendants. The plaintiff demands that the defendants be fined according to the ordinance as they went on board the ship De Liefde without permission. On the demand of the fiscal the defendants are condemned to pay a fine of 20 stivers to the benefit of 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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.