Answer of Claes Bordingh, regarding the name of the person from whom he purchased certain articles of contraband

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Cornelis van Thienhoven, fiscal designate, against Claes Bordingh, defendant; the plaintiff requested [      ] that the defendant should state from whom he had bought the contraband goods (which were found by the plaintiff in his, the defendant's yacht on 21 November). The defendant answered, "From Pieter Bruynsz." Pieter Bruynsz summoned to the meeting, has acknowledged the above to be true.

It was requested that commissioners be appointed in order to arrive at an agreement. Done in council at Fort Amsterdam in New Nether land, dated 27 December 1653 , in the presence of the honorable General P. Stuyvesant and the gentlemen of the high council: Nicasius de Sille, La Montangne, and Cornelis van Werckhoven.


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.