Dutch colonial council minutes, 20-27 August 1643

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On the 20th of ] August 1643

Jacob Roy, plaintiff, vs. Jan Pietersz from Amsterdam, defendant. Plaintiff demands payment of fl. 5. Defendant admits the debt, whereupon he is condemned to pay.

Jan Hadduwe, plaintiff, vs. Tomas Sael, defendant, for payment of fl. 20. Defendant admits the debt, but states ] that he has a counter claim. Defendant is condemned to pay, but allowed to deduct what is due him on condition that he produce proper proof thereof.

On the 27th of August

Tonis Cray, plaintiff, vs. Piter van der ] Linden, defendant, for damage done by hogs on Cray's plantation. Plaintiff demands payment of damages.

Barent Dircksen, baker, and Tomas Hal are requested by the honorable director and council to view the fence of Tonis Cray's plantation and if they can not satisfy the parties to report their opinion to us.

Gillis de Voocht and Jan Eversz, plaintiffs, vs. Teunes Tomasz, mason, on account of the purchase of a house. Ordered that the purchase shall stand, provided that the plaintiffs furnish payment between this day and next Saturday before sundown, wherewith Teunes is satisfied.

Jan Pitersen from Amsterdam, plaintiff, vs. Barent Dircksz, baker, on account of an attachment. It is adjudged that the attachment was wrongfully issued.

Aert Wlllemsen promises to pay within two months from this date to Wolphert Gerritsz for Frans Allersz of Amsterdam the sum of fifty-eight guilders, for which he gives security in court.


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.