Dutch colonial council minutes, 12 September 1641

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On Thursday, being 12th of September anno 1641

Isaac Allerton, plaintiff, vs. Antony Jansen from Salee, defendant. Plaintiff demands payment for the goods which he sold and delivered to the defendant. Defendant acknowledges the debt and is condemned to pay before he leaves the island of Manhatans.

A certain petition is presented to the council by Oloff Stevensen praying that inasmuch as he has acted as commissary of cargoes in the stead of Curler since the 1st of July 1641 he be granted the same salary as Curler. Whereupon, in view of the efficiency of the said Oloff Stevensen, we have granted him 30 gl. a month from the time he has performed the duties of the aforesaid office of commissary.

Cornelio vander ] Hoykens, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. the pilot, chief boatswain and cook of the ship Engel Gabriel, for having sold some sugar without entering the same. Parties having been heard, defendants are ordered to pay the duties to the Company together with a fine of 40 pounds of sugar for the benefit of the fiscal.

Cornelio vander ] Hoykens, plaintiff, vs. Uldrich Lupholt, defendant. Plaintiff requests that the case be expedited and that Lupholt pay the honorable Company what is due to them.

Having considered the petition of some respectable Englishmen who are on good terms with us here, praying that the defendant may remain in this country provided he pay and satisfy the honorable Company, which they promise to do on their part as far as they are concerned, we deem it advisable to keep him here for the present in order that the honorable Company may be more fully satisfied.

Laurens Cornelisz, defendant, vs. Abraham Cloc, plaintiff. Parties have settled with each other In court.

Jan Damen, plaintiff, vs. Jacob Stoffelsen, defendant. It is ordered that Maryn and Fredrick Lubbersz declare under oath that there Is no other debt or account between them and Hendric van Vorst outstanding, except that which arises from the purchase of the cows which they bought from van Vroutjen Ides.

Jeuriaen Hendricksz, plaintiff, vs. Antony Jansen, defendant. Antony is provisionally discharged and plaintiff condemned to pay the costs.


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.