Actions for debt; appointment of Claes van den Bosch to be joint beer carrier with Theunis Jacobsen and his oath of office

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Anthony Jansen, plaintiff, against Gregory Bisschop, defendant.
The plaintiff demands payment of thirty-one guilders on account of tavern expenses.
The defendant admits the debt.
The honorable court condemns the defendant to pay the plaintiff the sum of ƒ25 according to the ordinance.

Whereas Claes vanden Bergh, at the request of Theunes Jacobsen Bierdraeger, has presented a petition to be beer carrier with him, the honorable court has thought fit to grant the petitioner’s request, as the service cannot be taken care of by one man. Whereupon the petitioner has taken the following oath of fidelity before the honorable court, to wit: That without favor or gain he will commit no fraud, but in everything faithfully perform his service. So help him God Almighty.


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.