Order for the issuing of a writ of appeal; Peter Dircksen Waterhond vs. David Ferera

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At the session, present: the honorable lord director general Petrus Stuyvesant, the lords councilors of New Netherland, namely, the honorable lord Nicasius de Sille, Lamontagne, and the lord fiscal Cornelis van Tienhoven.

Having read the petition of Pieter Dircksz Waterhont, skipper on the ship N. Amsterdam, requesting to be received in appeal, whereas he has found himself to be injured by a judgment dated 18 October, last past, handed down by the court of this city, between him and David Ferera, Jew, as can be seen in more detail in the copy book of petitions.[1]

After deliberation it was resolved to let the writ proceed, provided that he consign twelve guilders to the secretary of the high council. Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, ady ut supra.


The book of petitions no longer exists.


Translation: Gehring, C., trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 6, Council Minutes, 1655-1656 (Syracuse: 1995). A complete copy of this publication is available on theĀ New Netherland Institute website.