Actions of debt; Reyndert Hoorn vs. Adriaen Symonsen

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Extraordinary Session Held in Fort Orange
August 1, 1657

President, Johannes La Montagne
Jacob Schermerhoorn
Philip Pieterson
Jan Tomassen
Goossen Gerritsen
Adriaen Gerritsen

Reyndert Hoom, plaintiff, against Adriaen Sijmonsen, defendant.
The plaintiff demands payment of 108 beavers, due according to his promissory note.
The defendant admits the debt and promises to pay cash, saying that he has never refused to pay and claims that he is not bound to pay any expenses. Whereupon appeared Jan Gouw and Jan Barensen, who attested that Adriaen Sijmonsen said: “I shall not pay you until you have an extraordinary session called.”

The court orders the defendant to pay the plaintiff the required number of beavers, to wit, 108, cash, according to his confession and promise, under penalty of attachment, together with one-half of the costs.


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.