Dutch colonial council minutes, 17 March - 10 May 1644

Court proceedings. Adriaen Willemsen vs. Andrew the boatswain, for having reported that plaintiff had informed against Renselaer's ship for having contraband goods on board ; defendant says Lubbert Jansen told him so ; Lubbert Jansen declares that what he reported about the ship is untrue, that he knows nothing of the plaintiff but what is honorable and virtuous, is sorry for what he said, and begs plaintiff's pardon ; Lubbert Jansen to pay costs. [1644] (page 186)

Resolution. That a clearing be made on Manhattan island, extending from the Great Bouwery to Emanuel's plantation, and that all who wish to pasture their cattle within this clearing, to save them from the Indians, appear on Monday next, to build a fence around the same. [1644] (page 186)

Minute. Of the arrival at Stamford of Mamarunack, Wapgaurin, chiefs of Kichtawanck, Mongochkonnome, Pappennoharrow, of Wiquaeskeck and Nochpeen, together with the Wappings, to solicit capt. Underhill to sue in their name for peace, which is granted on condition they keep quiet in future. [1644] (page 186)

Minute. Of the appearance of Gauwarowe, sachem of Matinnecock, to sue for peace for his own tribe, and the Indians of Marospinc and Siketenhacky, which is granted, provided they do not harbor any of the Indians of Reckowhacky, the Bay, and Marechkawick. [1644] (page 187)

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Thomas Baxter, for breach of arrest, and taking with him one Mr. Root, likewise under arrest ; defendant fined, and condemned also to pay Mr. Root's tavern bill. Cornelis Volkersen vs. Adam Mat (? Mot), for payment of rye ; judgment for plaintiff. [1644] (page 187)
Date Original
March 17 – May 10 1644
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 186-187.
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