Court proceedings. Nicolas Coorn, sheriff of Renselaerswyck vs. Anthony de Hooges, secretary of said colonie ; case postponed. Gysbert de Leuw vs. Lucas Elbertsen, for stating that plaintiff had been challenged by Gysbert Cornelissen to fight a duel with swords ; defendant denies having said so, and declares he knows nothing of plaintiff but what is honest and honorable ; will pay costs. Fiscal vs. Borger Jorisen, slander and threatening to have a piece of the plaintiff's body before he quit the country ; defendant to pay a fine of 60 guilders and to remain in prison until it be paid ; after judgment was pronounced, defendant used threatening language towards the bench, whereupon he was further sentenced to be imprisoned in irons for twenty-four hours after the above fine is paid. Joris Dircksen vs. John (Haes) the cooper, for drawing a knife on plaintiff ; ordered that the fiscal take cognizance of the complaint. (cont'd) 
June 7 1646
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 256.
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