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Order to sheriff, burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam to summon John Adams to answer a complaint of Mrs. William Beeckman

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[several lines lost] Amsterdam [      ] director general Petrus Stuyvesant, Nicasius de Sille, first councilor and fiscal in New Netherland, and the lord councilor Pieter Tonnemans. It has been resolved, for reasons moving the director general and councilors thereto, to send the following directive to the schout, burgomasters and schepenen of this city.

The director general and councilors of New Netherland consent and authorize the schout, burgomasters and schepenen of this city of Amsterdam in New Netherland to summon the person of Jan Adams to appear before them concerning the dispute between him and the wife of Sr. Willem Beeckman, to examine and after scrutiny to sentence, saving only the right of appeal to the director general and councilors of New Netherland. Thus done, consented and authorized for reasons moving the aforesaid director general and councilors thereto, the 23rd of January anno 1657 at Amsterdam in New Netherland.

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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.