Resolution on the arrival of the ship The Bride at New Amsterdam

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WHEREAS on the 21st of this month, being Saturday, was brought up here before this place. New Amsterdam, by order of the fiscal without our knowledge and expectation, the galliot, de Bruyt, upon which was Skipper Isaac Abrahamsen, sailing out of Enckhuysen, being the same skipper, as the witnesses testify, who was accidently killed in the seizure of the aforesaid galliot; and Governor Wintrop of Boston has informed us by bills of sale and transfer that the aforesaid galliot last [      ] November was sold and transferred to certain English merchants at Boston and New Plymouth, namely. Robbert Schott and Jan Coeck, which, when Jan Coeck examined the bill of sale more closely, he declared and maintained that the galliot was legally purchased by them and paid for, and he offered to post a security in case it might be proven otherwise. THEREFORE, we, the director and council, considering the posted security, acknowledge ] the ownership of the aforesaid galliot, with the sole provision that the bills of sale and transfer of the aforesaid galliot are proven to be legitimate. Done at the meeting in Fort Amsterdam, 25 August 1649.

Agrees with the Resolution Book, attested by the clerk, Jacob Kip, in the absence of the secretary. 1640/9/22


Translation: Gehring, C., trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 5, Council Minutes, 1652-1654 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1983).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.