Dutch colonial council minutes, 4-6 September 1642

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On the 4th of September 1642

Davit Pietersen, plaintiff, vs. Hendrick Jansen, the tailor, defendant. Default.

Whereas Hendrick Jansen on the 26th of June last was condemned to pay and was cited on that account by the plaintiff, but has not appeared and has suffered default to be taken against him, we therefore condemn the aforesaid Hendric Jansen, as we do hereby, to pay the costs and damage which Davit Pietersz has already suffered and in case the defendant continues to refuse to pay, the fiscal is authorized to obtain a writ of execution against him to sell so much of the defendant's property as is needed to satisfy the amount of the debt and costs. Thus done and ordered in Fort Amsterdam of New Netherland on the day above written.

On the 6th of September

Robbert Pinoyer, plaintiff, vs. Tomas Sandersz, defendant, complaining that he was beaten when he came to get his clothes and tools. The defendant answers that Pinoyer tried to force his door. The plaintiff admits that it took place. Pinoyer is provisionally put under arrest and the fiscal is ordered to seek information.

Abraham Grevenraet, plaintiff, vs. Dirck Corsz Stam, defendant. The plaintiff presents a petition and a bond, demanding payment.

The defendant says that he is to pay in Virginia and that the plaintiff is bound to serve him. The plaintiff replies that he was never bound to serve the defendant and demands proof. Parties are ordered to furnish mutual security, one for the payment and the other that he was not bound at Amsterdam, where he is to settle the same with the owners


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.