Dutch colonial council minutes, 18 June 1643

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On Thursday, being the 18th of June 1643

Abraham Rycken, plaintiff, vs. Michiel Pauwelsz, defendant. Plaintiff demands payment according to the contract of sale of his plantation. As the defendant has failed to appear the plaintiff is authorized to again take possession of his property as it now is, unless the defendant or anyone on his part pay the purchase price and costs.

Antony Jansen, plaintiff, vs. Barent Dircksen, baker, defendant. The defendant is ordered to bring proof in regard to an entry of fl. 10 which he claims to have loaned to the plaintiff or otherwise let the matter be decided by oath. Upon refusing to take the oath and failure to produce proof Barent is condemned to pay within eight days for the plow share and the parties to govern themselves according to the contract.

Hendrick Lie, plaintiff, vs. Dirck Volckensen, defendant. The plaintiff's demand is denied as the attachment was sued out at the proper time.

Jeuriaen Hendricksz, plaintiff, vs. Antony Jansen, defendant, for payment of fl. 15 due for wages. Antony Jansen says that the plaintiff has not earned as much, but that Jeuriaen must still make one door and two windows for him. It is ordered that if Jeuriaen Hendricksz can prove that the extra ] work which he has done is worth more than the work of the door and windows would amount to, then the defendant shall be held to satisfy the plaintiff's claim.


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 the New Netherland Institute website.