Order in the suit of the fiscal vs. François Frans

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1654, New Amsterdam, 30 April.

The director-general and council, having heard the complaint of the fiscal against Dr. Francois Frans, order that the aforesaid Dr. Francois Frans deliver to the fiscal a copy of the inventory of goods which Dr. Francois brought into this jurisdiction and traded here. The fiscal was ordered to furnish Dr. Francois with a copy of the complaint for reply by Dr. Frans next Monday, being the 4th of May, new style. The end of April 1654 in New Amsterdam. Present: the General and all the councilors.

Dr. Francois Frans acknowledges before the high council that he brought out of New England 670 lbs. of gunpowder, English weight, into the jurisdiction of New Netherland at Heemstede. Dated as above.


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.