Dutch colonial council minutes, 17 February 1639

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Mr. Isaack Allerton, plaintiff, vs. Eduwardt Celes, defendant, for payment of fl. 19. The plaintiff demands the payment of fl. 19 which have long been due to him. The defendant admits the aforesaid debt. The defendant is condemned to pay the plaintiff tomorrow, as he is about to leave for New England.

Barent Dircksen, baker, plaintiff, vs. Marten Cael, skipper of the ship De Liefde. for slander. The defendant declares that he has made no remarks about Barent Dircksen.

Ulrich Lupoldt, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Marten Cael, skipper of the ship De Liefde. defendant. The plaintiff in reply to the answer of the defendant says that it is well known to the defendant that his ship's crew, for whom he is responsible according to the charterparty, have sold divers merchandise in the ship, maintaining furthermore that even if it were true that he, the defendant, had no knowledge whatever of what is aforewritten, he is nevertheless punishable, as he must answer for his crew who thus rob the Company of their freight charges and duties.

Jan Eversen declares that he bought two cheeses from the chief boatswain or his assistant and also from the common sailors of the ship De Liefde one English and one red cap, two pairs of stockings and two pairs of slippers.

Gerrit Dircksen declares that he bought a cheese from the crew.

Abraham Plane declares that he bought a cheese and one pair of slippers from the sailors of the ship De Liefde.


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.