Order that Brant van Slechtenhorst must enter bail before he can be released from arrest

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Upon the petition of Brant van Slechtenhorst: the director and council refer themselves again to their previous decision, to wit, that the petitioner shall [      ] proper security for his appearance; and the director-general and council say that it is untrue that the petitioner has been detained since 18 [      ] . The truth is that [      ] of his group was arrested, according to law, because of refusal to appear [      ] following thereupon the judgment of the director-general and council; also, the petitioner has been badly informed that those of the Colony's court [      ] for his person. Therefore, the petitioner is told that his request will be reconsidered upon appearance or other security.


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.