Dutch colonial council minutes, 8-15 September 1639

Permit to governor Onderhil and a few families to reside in New Netherland, on taking the oath of allegiance. [1639]

Court proceedings. Adriaen Pietersen vs. Claes Cornelissen Swits ; default. Jan Jansen Damen vs. Manuel de Cleyne ; case postponed. Fiscal vs. Andries Noorman ; wine confiscated, as it was not properly entered. William Bredenbent vs. Peter Smith, slander ; case postponed. Hendrick Cornelissen vs. Peter Pia. [1639]

Resolution. To exact tribute from the Indians in maize, furs or wampum, and in case of unwillingness, to employ proper means to remove their reluctance. [1639]

Court proceedings. Adriaen Petersen vs. Claes Cornelissen Swits, for possession of a lot of land alleged to have been sold by defendant ; case adjourned to enable parties to come to an arrangement. Thomas Smith vs. Aert Tonissen ; action for damages committed by the defendant's cattle ; referred to arbitrators. [1639]
Date Original
September 8 – 15 1639
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 49.
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