Order to Willemeyntie Jansen to communicate translation of the letters to her from Ralph Clark or George Woolsey

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9 December 1652. General Stuyvesant, La Montaigne, Bryan Newton, acting fiscal, Beeckman, alderman.

Nicolaes Boodt, plaintiff, against Lysbet Hooghveldt; [      ] third default.

Allert Antony, plaintiff, against Andries de Cuyper; [      ] default.

Pieter Wolfertsen, plaintiff, against Teunis Metselaer; [      ] default.

Upon the petition of Willementie Jansen, young girl: although this case now actually concerns the ministers of this place who are authorized by the director and council as commissioners of matrimonial matters; nevertheless, the director and council order that the petitioner submit to the director and council authentic translations from the letters of Ralff Clarck written to her or Jorys Wolsey for more exact verification of her testimony. Then closer consideration will be given to the petitioner's request, with communication from the aforesaid ministers as matrimonial commissioners.


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.