Dutch colonial council minutes, 19-26 June 1642

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On the 19th of June 1642

I, Dirck Cornelisz, acknowledge that I have injured Elsjen Hendrickz and her bridegroom in their reputation and have said more than I can prove. I therefore request them to forgive me and I declare before God, the court and all those who are present that I know nothing about them except what is consistent with all honor and virtue. Thus done in the presence of Hendric van Dyck, Hans Rodewich, Harman Bastiaensen, Gerrit Jansen, cooper, and the entire council.

Richert Brudnil, plaintiff, vs. Jan Celes. First default.

Cornelio vander Hoykens, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Merry Terry, defendant, for violence committed by the defendant against Jan Eversen in taking away his hat. The defendant is ordered to the return the hat to the place from which she took it and is condemned to pay fl. 6 to the fiscal.

Jacob Boy, gunner, plaintiff, vs. Claes de Veringh, defendant. Default.

Cornelio vander Hoykens, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Cornelis Volkersz, defendant. The defendant is condemned to pay fl. 9 duty on beavers to the Company and furthermore to settle with the fiscal; and it is ordered that henceforth he comply with the law upon such penalty as shall be deemed proper according to the merits of the case.

On the 26th of June

Jacob Boy, gunner, plaintiff, vs. Claes de Veringh, defendant. Plaintiff demands payment of fl. 55. The defendant admits that he is duly indebted in the aforesaid sum and requests time in order meanwhile to make arrangements for the payment. The defendant is granted two months, at the expiration of which he is ordered to pay promptly without delay.


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.