Dutch colonial council minutes, 28 November - 5 December 1643

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On the 26th of November

Joris Dircksen, plaintiff, vs. Claes Lambertsen Cool, defendant, for service rendered to the defendant by the plaintiff. Plaintiff demands payment. Case adjourned until the defendant shall have come home.

On the 28th of November

Briant Killi and Jan Masten become bail for Robbert Eden's appearance in the fort next Monday when the English troop shall be assembled there, to confess the crime committed against his lieutenant, and there to ask forgiveness of God, the court and his officer.

We, Willem Kieft, director general and council of New Netherland, certify and declare at the request of Hendrick van Dyck, ensign, that on the 5th of October last he went the rounds before midnight with some musketeers in the public service and was then shot through his right arm with a bullet which grazed his right breast. This we declare to be in fact true, to which end this is signed by us on the 5th of December anno 1643, at Fort Amsterdam of New Netherland.

The 15th of December

Jan Percel, plaintiff, vs. Piere Pia, charging him with theft. Ordered to produce proof of the charge at the next session of the court.

The 21st of December 1643

Piere, the Italian, and partner, plaintiffs, vs. Tonis Nyssen, for payment of fl. 180 earned in drawing hay. Case adjourned until the witnesses of both sides shall have returned from the expedition.

Jan Percel, plaintiff, vs. Piere Pia, defendant. Piere Pia and his wife declare that Jan Percel came drunk into their house with another Englishman and there went to sleep and that they had not seen any of his money.


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.