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At a Council in Fort Willem Hendrick, this 21th June, 1674.

Present—  The Governor-General, 
Councillor Cornelis Steenwyck, 
Mr. Cornelis van Ruyven and 
Secretary Bayard, as assumed Councillors; and 
Captain Willem Knyff, Fiscal. 
Timotheus Gabrie, Pltff
Jan Jansen Veryn, Deft

Pltff., entering his demand in writing, which, being read to Richard Stilwel and John Eraans, Deft.'s attorneys in this case, they answer that the case was decided during the English government, and produce some papers, which, being read with the Pltff.'s documents, the Director-General and Council order that copy of the Pltff.'s demand and of the protest made by Pltff.'s attorney against Hans Aucxbrebis and Abram Wilmerdoncks, be furnished the Deft. to answer the same at the next Court, which will be on this day fortnight, when the Deft. is ordered to appear personally to render fuller explanation of the matter.
On application of the Fiscal, requesting that Dirck Gerritse, at present a fugitive from justice, be summoned by tolling of the bell of this city to answer a certain criminal charge,
Dirck Gerritse is hereby ordered to appear at the next Court here in Fort Willem Hendrick, which the Fiscal shall cause to be notified, by legal summons to the abovenamed Dirck Gerritse, or in his absence, at his usual place of residence.

The Fiscal, Pltff., 
Anthony Lepinard, Deft

Pltff., entering his suit, 'tis ordered that he shall prove his instituted demand more fully on the next Court day.
Mr. Cornelis Steenwyck, setting forth, by petition, that he is greatly aggrieved by the judgment of the W. Court of this city, dated the 9th inst., pronounced between the Petitioner and Jacob Varrevanger, attorney of Poulers Leenderse van de Grift, requesting, therefore, that the case be carried up in appeal and a mandamus issued accordingly,
Fiat mandament in case of appeal for the next Court on this day fortnight.

Cornelis van Borsim, setting forth, by petition, that he finds himself greatly aggrieved by the judgment of the W. Court of this city, dated the 16th instant, pronounced between the Petitioner and Jacob Teunissen Kay, requesting, for reasons set forth in his petition, that the case be taken up in appeal,
Fiat mandement in case of appeal.


Translation: O'Callaghan, E.B., trans./ed., Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York, vol. 2 (Albany: Weed, Parsons: 1858), pp. 569-730 (vol. 23, pp. 1-270 only).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.