Action of Jan van Hoesem against Jochem Wesselsen; actions of debt

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44 ] Ordinary Session Held in Fort Orange,

February 20, 1657

President, Johannes Lamontagne
Rutger Jacobsen
Anderies Herbertsen
Jacob Schermerhoom
Philip Pietersen

Jan van Hoesem, plaintiff, against Jochim Wesselsen Backer, defendant.
The plaintiff complains that the defendant kicked his daughter in the groin, so that she is unable to do any work.
The defendant says that his daughter, being in his service, was admonished by his wife to mend her ways as she was a young maiden, whereupon, she making some retort, the woman was moved to chastise her and kicked the plaintiff’s daughter with her foot in the behind.
The court orders the officer to take further information in the matter.

Abraham Staets, plaintiff, against Henderick de Backer, defendant.

The honorable magistrates, plaintiffs, against Henderick de Backer, defendant.

The officer, plaintiff, against Dirck de Goyer, defendant.
The defendant failing to appear, default is entered against him.


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.