Dutch colonial council minutes, 7 March 1641

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On Thursday, being the 7th of March 16*4-1 Interrogatories on which Lupholt was examined in council

Q. Who put the water in the brandy?  A. Elslandt, and alleges that the fiscal said, "What can I do? The commander has fixed it up with him," 
Q. Who violated his oath?  A. Crol, as he sold French wine at 12 stivers which was to sell for 10 stivers. 
Q. Who charged fl. 1800 in addition to the 50 per cent advance and let the goods spoil which he, Lupholt, had to accept as merchantable?  A. Wybrant Pietersz, former commissary of store goods. 
Q. Who was it who called the honorable directors cuckoos?  A. Cornelio vander Hoykens, the fiscal. 
Q. Who was it who said, "I have enough to live on; if they put me out of the service now, I do not care?  A. It was Cornelis van Tienhoven. 
Q. Who knew two or three months ago that Haen was crooked?  A. The honorable Director Willem Kieft, Lupholt says. 

Coraello vander Hoykens, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Laurens Haen, defendant, for faithlessness in the store. The fiscal, persisting in the charges made In his former written bill of complaint, demands judgment.

Pieter Cornelisz, formerly a deacon here, declares that one day last October, toward evening, Haen accosted him near the warehouse to ask that fl. 50 of the poor money be lent to him upon Interest. Whereupon he said, "There is no money." Haen answered: "There are persons who would be willing to lend It to me, but they do not wish to have their names mentioned." Haen said: "If Mrs. Lupholt comes to your house, please tell her that I borrowed the money from the poor fund upon interest." Pieter Cornelissen has affirmed this under oath before the honorable director and council.


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.