Minute, setting forth that the hangman turned off the ladder the above negro, having two strong halters round his neck, both which broke, whereupon all the bystanders called out, Mercy! which was accordingly granted. 
Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. commissary Lupold ; case put over ; The same vs. Laurens Haen, for malversation in the public store ; case postponed. 
January 24 – February 14 1641
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 85.
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