Dutch colonial council minutes, 10 June 1645

Court proceedings. Rev. Francis Douty vs. Willem Gerritsen, an Englishman, for libel, consisting of a defamatory song against plaintiff and his daughter ; defendant pleads guilty ; sentence, to stand bound to the May-pole in the fort, with two rods around his neck and the libel over his head, until the conclusion of the English sermon ; and should he ever sing the song again, to be flogged and banished. [1645]
Identifier
NYSA_A1809-78_V04_p224
Date
June 10 1645
Language
Dutch
Source
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 224.
Special Project
Mutual Cultural Heritage Project