Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 June 1643

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On the 25th of June, being Thursday, 1643

Isaack Allerton, plaintiff, vs. Hendrick Jansen, tailor, defendant. Demands payment of about fl. 500, not knowing the exact amount by heart, as they have not adjusted their accounts exactly. The wife of the defendant admits the debt and promises to pay promptly within two months. She is condemned to pay within two months, the length of time allowed her.

Isaac Allerton, plaintiff, vs. Piere Pia, defendant, for payment of some 55 or 56 gl. The defendant says that he does not owe so much and has not gone over his accounts, with the plaintiff. Parties are ordered to settle their accounts.

Markus Jansen, plaintiff, vs. Philip Gerritsz, defendant. Borger Jorisz is condemned to pay 10 days’ board for Markus.

Jacob Reynsen, plaintiff, vs. Wessil Eversz, defendant.

Whereas Master Moor of Virginia through our efforts got hold of two Englishmen who seized and made off with a bark on the South river, Nicolaes Sloper and Matheuw Nicola, came on board said Moor 's bark where the aforesaid Englishmen were kept prisoners and by using force set said prisoners free under pretext that they wished to deliver a letter in Virginia, whereupon said Sloper and Matheu Nicola have been placed under arrest, as it clearly appears by the depositions that they are guilty, which is confirmed by oath.

Ge ]orge Bacxter has become bail for the prisoners, who have promised to deliver again to Mr. Moor the Englishmen whom they released.

Nicola Boet, plaintiff, vs. Michil Picet, defendant. Default. The plaintiff is authorized to have the defendant summoned for tomorrow morning and if he does not appear then, his property shall be attached and sold.


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.