Action of Jan van Hoesem against Gertrude Jeronimus, wife of Jochem the baker

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Jan van Hoesem, plaintiff, against Geertruy Jeronimus, defendant.
The plaintiff complains that die defendant kicked his daughter, who was in her service, from behind when she stooped over, so that she discharged much blood contrary to nature and for a long time was confined to her bed, suffering great pain, as he shows by the report of the surgeon and the affidavit produced to that effect.
The court, having examined the respective documents that are produced, condemn the aforesaid defendant, Geertruy Jeronimus, to pay the sum of thirty guilders for the pain suffered by the daughter and the costs of the suit, valued at ƒ4:16:-.

Actum in Fort Orange, April 28, 1657.

La Montagne
Rutger Jacobsen
Jacob Schermerhoom
Philip Pietersen


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.