Resolution ordering Anna Smith to appear before the Nine men, the director-general and consistory

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Domine Johannes Megapolensis requests by petition that Anna Smits, Anabaptist, should be restrained from using slanderous and blasphemous expressions against God's word and his servants. The director and council order that the aforesaid Anna Smits shall appear on the following Wednesday at the school of David Provoost, where the alderman are accustomed to meet, and that the director and council, together with the petitioner and church council, shall appear there in order to hear what the aforesaid Anna Smits has to say against the teaching of the petitioner.


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.