Dutch colonial council minutes, 27 March 1642

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On the 27th of March anno 1642

Cornelio vander Hoykens, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Jan Celes, defendant, for shooting hogs according to the depositions. The defendant admits having shot a hog which was not his in the mouth, being white, which hog he says he gave to the planters of Dirck the Moorman. Hendrick de Boer[1] says that he does not know that it was another man's hog which was shot. Ordered that the fiscal shall cause the planters of Dirck the Noorman to appear on the next court day to be then personally examined.

Cornelio vander Hoykens, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Hendrick Hansen Curffanger, formerly gunner on the Witte Valck. defendant, for insolence committed by him at the house of Hendrick Jansen, locksmith. The defendant admits having committed the offense. The defendant is condemned to serve the honorable Company one month in such capacity as the honorable director shall see fit and to pay a fine of fl. 10 to the fiscal, and costs.

Cornelio vander Hoykens, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Philip Geraerdy, soldier, defendant. Plaintiff demands that the defendant be punished according to military rule because he left his post during the night without consent. The defendant admits having left his post without consent and prays for forgiveness. Having seen the demand of the fiscal and the matter having been duly considered, the defendant is condemned to ride the wooden horse when the soldiers are on parade, having a tankard in one hand and a naked sword in the other.

Abraham Byken, plaintiff, vs. Jaques Bentyn, defendant, for alleging that stolen hogs were eaten at his house. First default.


Hendrick, the farmer.


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.