Examination of Martin Bierkaker, witness, on a charge against Steven Jansen

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66 ] Interrogatory of Martin Bierkaker,[1] conducted at the request of the officer of Fort Orange and the village of Beverwijck before all the magistrates.

1. Whether he did not see Steven Janssen Timmerman, draw his knife on Seger Comelissen?  1. Answers, Yes. 
2. Whether he did not see the said Steven Janssen, carpenter, draw his knife on Seger Comelissen and wound him?  2. Answers, That he did not see Steven Janssen wound Seger Comelissen with his knife, but did see that Seger Comelissen was wounded. 
3. Who were present at the time?  3. Answers, Pieter More, Jan,[2] Adriaen Appel and his wife,[3] Willem Janssen Hap. 

Henderick Pietersen, plaintiff, against Tjerck Claessen, defendant.
The plaintiff demands payment for a certain horse sold to him, the time of which expired more than a year ago.
The defendant admits the debt.
The court orders the defendant to pay the sum demanded within the space of one month and to furnish sufficient sureties for the payment to the satisfaction of the plaintiff and in addition to pay the costs of the suit, estimated at /18:—.


Marten Hendricksen, tavern keeper, who came from Hamelwörden in Hanover, Germany.
The remainder of this name was inadvertently omitted at the end of the line.
The wife of Adriaen Jansen Appel van Leyden was Maeriecke Rijverdinxs van Dansick.


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.