Court proceedings: Sergeant Casper vs. Jan Peeck; Thomas Baxter vs. Egbert van Borsum; Adriaen Keyser vs. Augustyn Heerman

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Dirrick van Schelluyne, plaintiff, on behalf of Jacob van Couwenhoven, against Jacob Curler; default by the defendant.

Jan Peeckt, plaintiff, against Cornelis Jansz, defendant; default by Cornelis Janssen.

Sergeant Casper, plaintiff, against Jan Peeck, defendant; the director orders that the plaintiff have his complaint, which is in English, translated into Dutch for the next session of the court.

Thomas Baxter, plaintiff, against Eckbert van Borssum; Thomas Baxter requests that Eckbert van Borssum make the house, which he is renting from him, wind and water tight or he shall be removed from the house.

The director and council order that the tenant pay the rent for as long as the tenant has lived in the house.

Marritje Claesz, plaintiff, against Aucke Jansz, carpenter, defendant; Marritje Claesz demands fulfillment of the contract made with the defendant concerning carpentry work in a house. The defendant declares that he began the work but when half finished became sick. He further declares that the plaintiff had at that time discharged him from his work

The director and council order that it be postponed till the next session.

Henrick Gerritse, plaintiff, against Pieter Andriesen, defendant; the plaintiff demands the return of a canoe which the defendant borrowed from the plaintiff.

The director and council order that the case be prosecuted after the aldermen have made a decision.


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.