Order. To the rev. Everardus Bogardus to bring forward his objections to the evidence or other points of the suit against him, together with his reasons for slandering the director and council in the pulpit, &c. 
Court proceedings. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. rev. Everardus Bogardus ; defendant submits interrogatories and declarations ; ordered that the latter be sworn to. 
Resolution. In the suit of the director and council vs. rev. Mr. Bogardus ; defendant having excepted to said director, &c., as judges, the court proposes to submit the difficulty to the rev. Joannes Megapolensis, rev. Mr. Douthey, and two or three church members, or to the new director and council, on condition that Mr. Bogardus previously agree to abide by their decision, and promise not to repeat the offense, either publicly or privately. 
March 15 – 22 1646
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 250.
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