Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Abraham Pietersen, for slandering the director-general ; judgment demanded conformable to the Imperial Statutes, fol. 296 ; defendant ordered under arrest. Capt. Patrick vs. Joseph Scot, slander ; defendant ordered to prove his assertion within a month, meanwhile to furnish bail for his appearance, and for whatever damages may be awarded plaintiff. Fiscal vs. John Celes, for shooting a hog ; judgment next session. Abraham Ryken vs. Jacques Bentyn, slander ; defendant proves that pork had been eaten at plaintiff's house. 
April 10 1642
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 121.
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