Petition of Magteld Megapolensis for a writ of appeal from a judgment pronounced by the court of Fort Orange in favor of Jacob d'Hinse

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The petition of Machtelt Megapolensis has been received in which she remonstrates how, to her regret, she feels injured over the judgment dated 29 August, last past, by the magistrates of Fort Orange and village Beverwijck, regarding a certain dispute about the payment of an account which Jacob de Hinse had conveyed to Johannes Megapolensis junior for a chest with medicines. Therefore, she requested that an appeal be granted thereon and because the wife of the aforesaid d’Hinse, as representative of her husband, was presently here that she could have the aforesaid wife summoned by the next court session [remainder of entry is lost]


Translation: Gehring, C., & Venema, J. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 8, Council Minutes, 1656-1658 Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press: 2018.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.