Order imposing a fine of 6 stivers for a first default, 12 stivers for a second, and judgment for a third. 
Court proceedings. Jannitje Martens, widow of Jan Tomassen, deceased, vs. Jan van Meppelen, for breach of promise ; plaintiff had permitted defendant to sleep with her, on a promise of marriage, which she proves, and now applies to the court to oblige defendant to keep his engagement ; case postponed. 
October 16 – 17 1642
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 143.
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