Dutch colonial council minutes, 9 - 16 January 1642

Court proceedings. Philip Gerritsen vs. Teunis Cray and Gurken Hessels, on a contract for delivery of firewood ; judgment for plaintiff. Jochim Kierstede vs. Peter Pia, slander ; defendant declares in court that he has nothing to say of plaintiff but what is honorable and good ; defendant ordered to pay costs. Hans Rodewick vs. Andries, the boatswain, for a canoe defendant set adrift ; case postponed. Dirck Corsen (Stam) vs. Andries Hudde ; plaintiff demands that as defendant has not proved his case, that he be permitted to leave for Virginia ; request granted if defendant do not comply with the order of court of 2d inst. [1642]

Fiscal vs. Jan Tomassen and Philip Geraerdy, for selling beer at a higher rate than is fixed by the ordinance ; parties ordered to arrange the matter among themselves ; Gerrit Jansen vs. the fiscal ; plaintiff demands that defendant prove his accusation ; defendant proves that plaintiff has been called a timber thief ; defendant declares in court, upon oath, that he is innocent; judgment for plaintiff. Fiscal vs. Gerrit Gerritsen and Dirck Hollegersen, for stealing rope ; Holgersen declares on oath that he bought the rope of Gerritsen in good faith ; ordered, that Gerritsen and the other sailor of the yacht Reael appear next court day, in order to determine by lot which of them shall be punished, or meanwhile to satisfy the fiscal. [1642]
Date Original
January 9 – 16 1642
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 112-113.
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