Order to vice-director La Montagne, Sander Leendertsen, Jan Verbeeck, Frans Barentsen Pastoor, and Evert Jansen Wendel to visit the woods and fine all traders and Dutch brokers whom they may find

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Pieter Jacobsen Bosboom, plaintiff, against Daniel Rinckhoudt, defendant.
The plaintiff demands of the defendant payment for his horse sold to the defendant, on which a balance of two and a half ankers of brandy is due.
The defendant admits the debt, but says that it was agreed that he should pay one and a half ankers in the spring.
The honorable court, having heard the parties and also the plaintiff’s offer to confirm the same under oath, condemns the defendant to pay the plaintiff the brandy demanded within the space of eight days.

Volckert Jansen enters an attachment against Davit Pietersen Schuyler for twenty beavers belonging to Gerrit Jansen Decker, at present in the fatherland.
The honorable court declares the attachment provisionally valid.

The honorable magistrates of this court, Sander Leendersen, Jan Verbeeck, Frans Baerentsen Pastoor, and Evert Jansen Wendel, are hereby authorized in these dangerous times to make an inspection of the woods and to fine all traders and Dutch brokers whom they shall find therein to have acted contrary to the latest posted ordinance.[1]

Done this 14th of July Anno 1660, in Fort Orange.


See LO, 378, for this ordinance.


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.