Complaint of Dirck van Schelluyne, attorney for Arent van Corler, vs. Thomas Spicer

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has been given. In the meantime consent is given to the factor, as stated above, to seek profits with his masters' cargo, provided the proceeds be paid at full value into the hands of the aforesaid honorable attorney and counsel of the honorable director-general and high council held at New Amsterdam, 15 October 1654, in New Netherland; and was signed: P. Stuyvesant, N. de Sille, La Montange, C. v. Tienhooven.

Dirck van Schelluyne, attorney for Arent van Corler, plaintiff, against Mr. Thomas Spycer, attachee; the plaintiff concludes that the attachment be continued in order to affirm or deny his signature on the contract dated 26 June 1643 concluded between the aforesaid Corler and the attached.[158] If yes, the plaintiff requests a judgment for the full satisfaction of the aforesaid contract, namely, to deliver the leased farm in the same condition that it was received, or the plaintiff calculates his losses to the sum of f3000, requesting interest in addition to the losses, according to provisions in the conditions; and that the attachment not be removed except with sufficient security for your honors' judgment, with expenses. Having heard


See Volume 2: 26a, translated in New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1974), 2:139, for this contract dated 25 June 1643.


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.