Dutch colonial council minutes, 9 March 1645

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217 ] March 9, 1645

Cornelio vander ] Hoykens, fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Piter van den ] Berch, former supercargo on the ship St. Piter, and Willem de Key, defendants, for not having properly performed their duty. Defendants are examined in court.

On March 16

Abraham Pitersz, plaintiff, vs. Sybolt Clasen, defendant, in a case of slander. Parties are ordered to produce proof at the next session and Sybolt Clasen's wife is to appear personally.

Jan Reynsen, as attorney of Jan van Hardenberch, draper, plaintiff, vs. Abraham Planck, defendant, for fl. 250:10, which it is alleged Planck owes Hendrick Roesen. Abraham Planck denies the debt and says that he paid Roesen, which he proves by affidavit. Ordered that Abraham Planck shall be given a certificate that he proved here that he paid Hendrick Roesen.

The fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Piter vanden Berch and Willem de Key, defendants. Plaintiff presents his complaint in writing and demands justice. Defendants demand copy of the fiscal's complaint.

The fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Burgert Jorissen, defendant, for having sold the mizzen mast of the ship St. Piter ]. Plaintiff demands that the defendant shall prove how he got the sail, claiming that the sail belongs to the Company, as the ship was confiscated with the appurtenances thereof.

Ordered that the fiscal may attach all such goods as came from the ship that were sold after the ship was confiscated, provided that Borger retain the right to recover the amount from the skipper.

Ritchert Gibbins, plaintiff, vs. Cornelis Melyn, defendant, for payment of fl. 24. Defendant demands restitution of fl. 24. Parties were led to agree in court that Gibbens shall receive fl. 22.


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.