Dutch colonial council minutes, 19-26 June 1642

Public declaration. Dirck Cornelissen, that he had slandered Elsje Hendrickx and her bridegroom, and had stated more than was true ; wherefore begs their pardon, and declares before God, the court, and all the bystanders, that he knows nought of her but what is honorable and virtuous. [1642]

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Merry Terry, for an assault on Jan Evertsen, in taking away his hat ; defendant ordered to return the hat, and pay a fine of 6 guilders. Fiscal vs. Cornelis Volckersen ; defendant condemned to pay 9 guilders duty on beavers, and recommended henceforth to keep a more orderly house. [1642]

Court proceedings. Jacob Roy vs. Claes de Veringh, action of debt ; judgment for plaintiff. David Pietersen, from Hoorn, vs. Hendrick Jansen, tailor ; action of debt ; judgment for plaintiff. Cornelis Melyn vs. Joannes Winckelman ; plaintiff, by virtue of a contract entered into with the Lord of Nederhorst, at Amsterdam, demands of defendant by what authority he came last winter to Staten island with his people and cattle, and why he left there and established another colonie at Achter Col, without consulting him ; defendant answers he came out as servant of Meyndert Meyndertsen, for whom he, according to orders, established said colonie, by virtue of a patent which the directors (of the W. I. Co.) had granted his master ; case postponed. Fiscal vs. Jan van Meppelen, slander ; case postponed, and defendant recommended to keep quiet meanwhile. [1642]
Date Original
June 19 – 26 1642
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 127.
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