Indictment against Elias Emmens

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Cornelis van Thienhooven, fiscal, by virtue of his office, plaintiff against Elias Emmens, presently a prisoner; the plaintiff declares and shows that the prisoner was very headstrong and insolent on 19 September, last past, before the house of the director-council, saying that he was abusive and unjust to him [      ] other similar expressions, and requests [      ] justice that the aforesaid Elias Emmens work one year with the Company's ] Negroes; the defendant requests a written copy of the charge, which is granted, to which he is to reply at the next court session. Done at New Amsterdam, 9 October 1654.


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.