Actions of debt and prosecutions for being found in the tavern after the ringing of the bell

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Ordinary Session Held in Fort Orange
November 28, 1656


La Montagne, commissary
Rutgher Jacobsz
Andries Harpertsz
Jacob Schermerhooren
Philippe Pietersz

Juffrouw de Hulter, plaintiff, against Jan Gouw.
The plaintiff demands payment for 1200 pantiles, amounting to seven and a half beavers.
The defendant denies that he owes the plaintiff the sum of ƒ64.
The parties having been heard, the defendant is ordered by the court to pay die plaintiff the sum of ƒ64 in beavers within the space of six weeks.

Comelis Comelissen de Jonge, plaintiff, against Claes Vijlens, defendant.
The defendant failing to appear, default is entered against him.

Foppe Barens, plaintiff, against Comelis Vos, defendant.
The plaintiff, pursuant to the order of the court of the 22d of November last, produces Marcelus Janssen and Harmen Bastiaensen as witnesses, who, appearing, testify that being requested by the parties to adjust their differences, the defendant’s wife said that she would not speak of anything that happened before, as a result of which they, the deponents, parted without having accomplished anything.
The court orders that a copy of the testimony of the witnesses be delivered to the defendant for his consideration and if he has any objections to make, he is to submit them on the next court day.

Arent van den Berch, plaintiff, against Henderick Gerritsen, defendant.
The parties having been heard, the defendant is ordered to pay 3 beavers when called upon to do so.

The following persons are summoned to appear on account of their being found in the taverns after the ringing of the bell, contrary to the ordinance:[1]

Harmen Jacobsen Bambus, tavern keeper. Paid.
Jan Gauw. Default.
Harmen de Timmerman. Default.
Jan Eeckelen. Paid.
Teunis Jacobsen. Default.
Albert de Timmerman, tavern keeper. Paid.
Geurt Hendericksz. Default.
Gerrit Viesbeeck.[2] Default.
Daniel de Backer. Paid.
Henderick Clootendraeyer. Default.
Henderick de Snijder, alias Cordiael. Default.
Henderick alias de Stijve Snijder. Default.

Jacob Janssen van Noortstrant requests that the court appoint him gager of the casks.
The court grants the request.


See LO, 258.
Visbeeck in NYCM


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.