Court proceedings. Paulus Jansen vs. Maryn Adriaensen et al.; referred to arbitration. Fiscal vs. Jan Hobbesen, for stealing a sheet from the city tavern ; the prisoner pleads intoxication and says he knows nothing about the matter ; case postponed to the afternoon when, if the prisoner continue headstrong, he is to be subjected to torture. The same vs. Gerrit Jansen, cooper, for stealing timber ; proof ordered.  (page 108)
Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Hobbesen, for theft ; defendant persisting in denying the charge, is put to the torture, after which he confessed his guilt ; sentence, to be taken to the place where public justice is executed, and there to be whipped with rods ; immediately after which he is to remove himself beyond the limits of New Netherland, on pain, if found again in the country, to be put in chains and set to work with the company's negroes.  (page 108-109)
Court proceedings. John Haes vs. Master Fiscock, for payment of £48 stg. for work ; referred to arbitration.  (page 109)
November 13 – 22 1641
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 108-109.
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