Action of Adriaen Jansen against Wynant Gerritsen (Van de Poel), attorney of the widow of Abraham Vosburg

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Gerrit Slechtenhorst, Hans Hendricksen, and Willem Jansen Schut declare that on the 14th of this month they saw an Indian coming down the hill with other Indians who had beavers with them. They went to the house of Jacob Thijsen, and the broker remained in the said house while the Indians returned toward the hill after having left their beavers at the house of Jacob Thijsen.
The defendant denies it and has purged himself under oath.

Adriaen Jansen van Leyden, plaintiff, against Wijnandt Gerritsen, defendant.
The plaintiff, as attorney of the widow of Abraham Vosburgen, deceased, demands delivery of a sawmill, according to the contract made by referees on the 16th of March, by virtue of a compromise.
The defendant says that he is not bound to deliver the mill before and until he has had satisfaction from the plaintiff.
The honorable court orders that the defendant shall make delivery according to the contract and inventory thereof and that from this date the defendant retains his alleged claim against the widow. In case of refusal, he shall forfeit twenty-five guilders for each day’s delay until the delivery of the said mill.


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.