Dutch colonial council minutes, 2-15 November 1646

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On the 2d of November 1646

Jan Dollingh, plaintiff, vs. Michiel Tamtor, supercargo on the bark of Mr. Wytingh, in a case of attachment. Whereas he, the plaintiff, according to the judgment of the 2d of August last, as surety for Mr. Wytingh, has paid Jan Heyn and Evert Cornelissen, the defendant is condemned to reimburse Jan Dollingh and to pay the costs of the trial.

8th of November 1646

Augustyn Heerman, as attorney for Haye Jansen, skipper of the ship St. Jacob, plaintiff, vs. Marten Arentsen, defendant, for passage money and board. Marten Arentsen proves by two witnesses that during the voyage hither he did his work as a carpenter and sailor. The defendant also declares under oath that Haye Jansen promised him at Amsterdam that if he performed work as other sailors he would have his passage free. The director and council having heard the testimony of two witnesses and declarations of the defendant confirmed by oath, the plaintiff's claim is denied and the defendant is acquitted.

15th of November

The fiscal, plaintiff, vs. Tryntje Kip, defendant, for slander. Second default.

Augustyn Heerman, plaintiff, vs. Adam Roelantsen, defendant, for board and board for himself and his son. The director general and council having heard the declaration of Seger Tonissen, who declares that skipper Haye agreed with Adam Roelantsen at Amsterdam that he would have free board and free transportation of his chest provided he worked like a sailor on the ship, and having also heard ] the declaration of Teunes Dircxsz, formerly chief boatswain, that the skipper said on the ship that he did not wish to take any money for Adam's son's board because he read the prayers; therefore, the plaintiff's claim is denied and the defendant acquitted.


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.