Dutch colonial council minutes, 30 May - 6 June 1641

Court proceedings. Frederick Jansen vs. Claes Sybrantsen Veringh, action of debt ; judgment for plaintiff. [1641]

Minute permitting a considerable number of Englishmen to settle with their clergyman, in New Netherland, on the following conditions: 1. They shall take the oath of allegiance ; 2. They shall enjoy free exercise of their religion ; 3. They shall nominate three persons, one of whom shall be appointed magistrate by the governor of New Netherland, with power to decide civil cases under 40 guilders ($16), without appeal, and criminal cases not deserving of capital punishment ; 4. They shall not erect forts unless by permission ; 5. Their lands shall be free of taxes for ten years, after which they shall pay the tenths ; 6. They shall enjoy free trade, and free hunting and fishing ; but, 7. Must use Dutch weights and measures. [1641]
Date Original
May 30 – June 6 1641
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 93.
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