Minute guaranteeing the canceling of the bonds given by Isaac Allerton Sr., Edward More, Robert Coe and John Lawrence, as sureties for Jan de Jongh (John Young)

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1654, 13 April New Amsterdam.

Whereas Isaack Allerton the elder, Eduart Moor, Robbert Coo, and Jan Lourens posted security on the 16th of March, new style, against the flight of Jaen de Jongh, as can be seen and read in more detail in the bail-bond, and they, the aforesaid sureties, now find that the aforesaid de Jongh has fled, leaving them to satisfy the security, and concerning which they appeared in person at the session of the honorable director-general and high council and requested that the bail-bond be dismissed and the document of the aforesaid date, which was signed by them, be handed over and destroyed. Therefore, (although the matter concerns government finances) the director-general and council are inclined to favor the aforesaid sureties' urgent request, as much as possible, and to be of assistance to the extent it can be done in the most convenient and civil way without injury to justice. Thus the director-general and high council, recommending on the petition as before, have ordered that if the aforesaid sureties deliver in person the fugitive, Jan de Jongh, into the hands of the high authorities of this province of New Netherland or into the hands of the honorable Theophilis Eton, govern or of the colony of New Haven in order to be questioned, examined and disposed of, according to circumstances, by the respective governors and councils salvo justiae jure. When this is done, the director-general and council of New Netherland promise to have the fiscal deliver the bail-bond to the sureties and annul it. Thus done 13 April 1654 in New Amsterdam; and was signed: P. Stuyvesant, N. de Sille, La Montangne, C. van Werckhooven.


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.