Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 September 1642

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On the 25th of September 1642

Whereas Captain Davit Pietersz has appeared before us and requested the attachment of a sum of 4 pounds 14 shillings sterling due him from the estate of the late Captain Ritchert Stevens for linen sold to Lady Harwee, at that time the wife of Captain Stevens, all of which was sworn to by the aforesaid Davit Bietersz in court at Fort Amsterdam, the 25th of September anno 1642 in New Netherland;

It is resolved that the money in our hands shall be attached until an answer is received from Lady Herwey.

Dirck Corsen Stam, plaintiff, vs. Jochim Kirstede, defendant, regarding a certain foresail stolen by the crew of Lieutenant Frinschup.

Having seen the complaint of the plaintiff and the depositions signed by three persons from which it clearly appears that the foresail bought by Jochim Kirsteede was stolen from Dirck Corsen's bark, the defendant is therefore condemned to return the said sail in as good a condition as it was, or else to satisfy the plaintiff therefor and to recover the amount from the persons who sold it, either out of their goods or the boat with which it was stolen, the value being estimated at 25 guilders.

Robbert Bello, plaintiff, vs. Barent Dircksen, defendant, for damage done by hogs. Parties are referred to such referees as they shall choose to inspect and estimate the damage. Abraham, the miller, and Tomas Hal are chosen by parties as referees.


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.