Dutch colonial council minutes, 2 January 1642

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In the name of God, Amen. In the year after the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 1642, Isaack de Foreest, plaintiff, vs. Isaack Abrahamsen, defendant, for payment of fl. 57. Parties have settled with each other.

Borger Jorissen, plaintiff, vs. Tonis Nyssen, defendant.

Plaintiff demands payment of fl. 18, due for wages. Defendant admits the debt and asks that he be given time to pay. He is granted six weeks, when payment must be promptly made.

Borger Jorissen, plaintiff, vs. Isaack Abrahamsz, defendant. Default.

Dirck Corsen Stam, plaintiff, vs. Andries Hudden, defendant, as husband of the widow of the late Hendrick de Foreest. Plaintiff demands proof of the claim against him on account of the affairs of the late de Foreest. Ordered, if Hudden proves his claim to be true, that Dirck Corsen give security to prove the contrary with his books here within a year from this date or furnish such proof to the attorney of the said Hudden in Holland. Hudden offers to prove his claim within 2k hours.

Cornelio vander Hoykens, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Gerrit Gerritsz, defendant, on account of cordage which the defendant is alleged to have stolen from the Company's yachts and sold according to the depositions. Plaintiff demands that the defendant be punished according to his deserts. It is ordered that the defendant be placed under arrest in the guardhouse; also, that Dirck Holgersz be not allowed to leave the country before the case is disposed of.

Cornelis Volckersz, plaintiff, vs. Aert Willemsz, defendant, on account of the killing of a hog by the dog of Mr. Twiller. Gysbert Cornelissen, aged 2k years, declares that he saw the dog of Twiller bite the hog and that he pulled him off it. Case is referred to the farmers baker[1] and Leendert Arends.


De boere backer, meaning Barent Dircksen.


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.