Resolution granting the request of Brant van Slechtenhorst to be released

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The director-general and council of New Netherland have already before now replied to the petitioner's request; also, informed the Colony's court by letter last May that if they or the petitioner give sufficient security for the appearance of the petitioner upon a summons of the fiscal, the petitioner shall be free to return to the Colony for the purpose of attending to his and his superiors' business. In the meantime, some of his adversaries have obtained a definitive sentence against him for disobedience, and demand proper security for their satisfaction, which, if the petitioner posts on behalf of the parties according to law, his request is once more granted under the aforesaid condition of procuring bail for his appearance upon the demand and summons of the fiscal.


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.