Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Jansen from Bremen, gunner's mate of the ship Herring ; assault on the deputy fiscal on board the vessel off Staten Island ; the ship ordered under the guns of the fort and the prisoner subject to torture ; "but he persisted in the lie" ; thereupon the ship's crew came ashore and attempted to rescue the prisoner, but failing, the prisoner pleaded guilty and further proceedings were stayed. 
Order. To commissaries Van Elsland, Petersen and Van Curler, to have their accounts ready within a month under penalty of 100 guilders. 
October 5 – 13 1639
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 51.
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