Rules to be observed by the company's servants and the Burgher guard. 
Affidavit. Manuel de Gerrit, the giant, and Big Manuel, that John Selis had inflicted a severe wound on Little Manuel's cow, and that old John had driven a number of cows and horses into the swamp (on the Manhattans). 
Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. old John Selis, for driving cattle into the swamp, and wounding a cow ; defendant to pay damages, also a fine of 25 guilders and costs, and forbidden to repeat the offense on pain of banishment. Fiscal vs. Borger Joris, for payment of duties ; judgment for plaintiff, and defendant ordered to make a return of all he carried to the North and brought thence since he began to trade. 
November 16 – 26 1643
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 180.
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