Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; death of Mathew Bengson, deputy sheriff; a man-servant of Peter Alrichs (one of the above runaways) hung, afterwards beheaded and his head set on a stake at New Amstel, for resisting those who had arrested him.
October 24 1662
New York State Archives. New Netherland Council. Dutch Delaware River Settlement Administrative Records, 1646-1664. Series A1878. Volume 19.
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