Trial of Juriaen the glazier for assaulting and wounding Cornelis Pietersen Hoogeboom

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The officer, plaintiff, in a criminal case, against Jurriaen Glaessemaker, defendant.

The officer says that the defendant in the night of the 11th of October, coming from the watch to the door of his house, knocked on said door and after it had been opened by his wife, drew his sword from the scabbard and struck his own wife with it, saying, “You damned whores and scoundrels,” at which noise Cornelis Pietersen Hoogenboom, then lying asleep on a chest, woke up and fled to the garret, where he was followed by the defendant, who held a candle and his bare blade in his hand and finally, without exchanging words, cut and wounded Cornelis Pietersen in his right arm, as appears from the complaint of the said Cornelis Pietersen Hoogenboom, the report of Jacob De Hinsse, surgeon, and the testimony of Jan Barentsen Timmerman , Jan de Graef, and Pieter de Backer examined by the honorable magistrates upon interrogatories.

The defendant says that on knocking on his door, he heard a noise of someone climbing into his garret, whereupon he conceived a suspicion of theft or other mischief, which caused him to visit his garret and finding there Cornelis Pietersen Hoogenboom hidden under a bedstead, he thought himself justified in attacking him in his own house as a thief or criminal, considering that the sun had set.

The magistrates, having learned from the report of the surgeon that the wound is not dangerous, and having heard from the witnesses the circumstances of the case, order, in consideration of the circumstances, that the defendant shall settle with the officer, provided, however, that he compensate Cornelis Pietersen Hoogenboom for maintenance, medicine, and lost time.

Gommer Poulussen[1] requests the court to grant him a place for a garden. The magistrates have taken the matter under advisement and will accommodate the petitioner according to the situation of the place.

La Montagne
Rutger Jacobsz
Andries Herberts


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Translation: Gehring, C., trans./ed., New Netherland Documents Series: Vol. 16, part 2, Fort Orange Court Minutes, 1652-1660 (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press: 1990).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.