Sentence. Michel Picquet, of Rouen, for slandering and threatening ex-director Kieft ; also, for threatening director Stuyvesant, breaking jail, and absconding, and refusing to appear and defend himself, notwithstanding he was summoned so to do three times, by the ringing of the bell: to be banished for ever from the province, his property confiscated, and his name posted on the gallows. 
July 4 1647
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 302.
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