Proceedings of Peter Jacobsen vs. Cornelis Vos; bail entered by Rutger Jacobsen and Gerrit Bancker for Juriaen Jansen

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Extraordinary Session Held in Fort Orange

July 11, 1657

President, Johannes La Montagne
Jacob Schermerhoorn
Philip Pietersen
Abraham Staets
Jan Tomassen
Goossen Gerritsen
Adriaen Gerritsen

Pieter Jacobsen, plaintiff, against Cornelis Vos, defendant.
The plaintiff demands payment of 29 whole beavers, which the defendant owes him according to a note which he produces in court, with the interest thereof for the period of one year since the expiration of the term of payment. He demands that the case be expedited, as he is an inhabitant of Amsterdam in New Netherland, and cannot come here to attend to his business without suffering considerable loss.
The defendant acknowledges the note and the debt and offers to pay the same promptly in a month.

The court orders the defendant to pay the plaintiff the 29 whole beavers demanded promptly within the space of one month, under penalty of paying the expenses and loss which the plaintiff may suffer by reason of his failure to pay, together with the costs of the extraordinary session of the court.

Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, commissary of Fort Orange and the village of Beverwijck, the Honorable Rutger Jacobsen, and Gerrit Bancker, who offer themselves as sureties for the person of Jurriaen Janssen as far as the payment is concerned of the civil fine which the honorable members of the court may impose on the aforesaid Jurriaen Janssen. Actum in Fort Orange, July 20, 1657.

Rutger Jacobsen
Gerrit Bancker


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.