Dutch colonial council minutes, 5-13 October 1639

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. [1639]

Order. To commissaries Van Elsland, Petersen and Van Curler, to have their accounts ready within a month under penalty of 100 guilders. [1639]
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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