Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 February - 7 March 1641

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On Thursday, being the last of February 1641

Cornelis vander Hoykens, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Uldrich Lupholt, defendant. Plaintiff demands judgment against the defendant in accordance with his written replication.

Lupholt acknowledges that he sold many goods too dear and that the rattinet (noppen) which was to cost 13 stivers was sold for 18 stivers.

Cornelio vander Hoykens, plaintiff, vs. Laurens Haen, defendant, for theft in carrying goods out of the store. Defendant admits having carried some goods out of the store, but says that he did not intend to steal these, but to enter them on his new account, as the old account was somewhat high. Case put over until the next court day.

Nidt Wilsoon,[1] plaintiff, vs. Tomas Sandersen, smith, defendant, for damage alleged to have been done to the plaintiff's garden by the defendant’s cattle. Plaintiff demands damages. Defendant answers that the land was not cleared and parties are ordered to bring proof as to the damage that was done.

On Thursday, being the 7th of March

Cornelio vander Hoykens, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Uldrich Lupholt, defendant, on account of faithlessness and fraud committed against the inhabitants. Plaintiff persists in his former charges made in writing and therefore demands judgment; also, that the defendant declare who the persons are that spoke evil of the honorable directors.


Edward Wilson


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.