Court proceedings: Actions for debt; Carel Gabry vs. George Woolsey: Mrs. Verlett vs. capt. Geurt Tyssen; Jacob van Curler vs. Brant van Slechtenhorst; Jacob Swart vs. Cornelis de Potter; Thomas Mabbs vs. William Albertsen the boor

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Thomas Willet, plaintiff, against the curator of Augustyn Gabry and Allert Anthony; the plaintiff demands payment, or the cattle bought from Wm. Smit by Augustyn.

Carel Gabry, plaintiff, against Ariaen Blommaert; the plaintiff requests that he settle the account, turn over the unsold goods, and pay for his share of the ready cash and traded goods.

Paulus Leendertsen and Carel van Brugge are ordered to audit the account and submit a report on it.

Carel Gabry, plaintiff, against Joorys Wolsly; the plaintiff requests payment for rope sold by Augustyn Herman to Prince,[1] governor in the South River, for which Isaack Allerton is security together with the agent of the aforesaid Prince.

The director and council refer them to the judgment dated 31 October.[2]

Miss Verlett, plaintiff, against Captain Geurt Tyssen; the plaintiff requests the sum of f2600 [      ] eight Negroes which she purchased, and after delivery were taken back again with [      ] linen out of her house during the night. When the defendant sold the Negroes the agreement was made at the house of Hendrick Kypp for 2600 guilders to be paid within eight weeks in good current sewant. The director and council order the parties to deliver the money and the [      ] Negroes to the fort within 24 hours.

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Francoys Gysbrickx, plaintiff, against Casper Verlett; demands two Negroes and two campbeds.

Willem Pietersen, plaintiff, against Jan Peeck; defendant’s first default.

Willem Pietersen, plaintiff, against Cornelys Jansen Zeew; defendant's first default.

Henryck Gerritsen, plaintiff, against Auken Jansz; [      ] default.

Nicoolaes Boot, plaintiff, against Jan Hendricksen Coopall; the plaintiff demands, according to the obligatory note, the sum of seven beavers.

The director and council order it to be paid.

Isaack Greveraet, plaintiff, against Andries Pietersen Cuyper; [      ] .

Jacob Stoffelsen, plaintiff, against Pieter van Naerden; [      ] defaults.

Harman Smeeman, plaintiff, against Sybout Claesen; the plaintiff sold the defendant two cows for 110 guilders in current servant and ] 13 beavers. He has received the sewant; demands payment of the beavers.

He does not acknowledge any beavers; a delay is granted until the next session in order to audit the same.

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Jacob van Corlaer, plaintiff, against Brant van Slectenhorst the plaintiff demands compensation for lost time when he was hired as secretary in the Colony, but when arriving upriver was not [      ] . The defendant says that when he was summoned to appear [      ] his name was removed from the protocol by order of Jacob van Corlaer. In response, he first demands [      ] defendant a written claim and time to answer; secondly, proof of the requested debt [      ] ; thirdly, security for the judgment and [      ] not prejudicing the freedoms granted the Colony of Rensselaerswyck. It was signed: Brant v: Slec [      ] .

The director and council order that respective copies of the claim and response be furnished to the parties.

Jacob Swart, plaintiff, against Cornelys de Potter, representing Willem de Key ]; Jacob Swart demands from Cornelys de Potter, representing Willem de Kaey, payment for building a saw mill in the Virginias amounting to 48 beavers.

The director and council order that [      ] must produce the contract ] made between him and W. de [      ] .

Thomas Mabbs, plaintiff, against Willem Albertsen de Boer. The director and council order that Thomas Mabbs pay him sewant as much as [      ] and that he, Willem Albertsen, pay him, the plaintiff, for his lost time.


Reference to Johan Prints, governor of New Sweden on the Delaware from 1643 to 1653.
The council minutes for 1651 have been lost.


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.