Dutch colonial council minutes, 25 November 1644

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. William Wodheyt, from Yorkshire, and Thomas Cornel, from Hertfordshire, soldiers, on a charge of desertion and theft ; the former pleads guilty to both charges, the latter to desertion only ; sentence, Wodheyt to be conveyed to the place of execution and shot to death, Cornel to be conveyed to the same place, and there fastened to a stake, and a ball fired over his head, as an example to other evil doers. Hans Kierstede vs. Hendrick Jansen, action for moneys attached ; judgment for plaintiff ; ordered that the moneys be deposited in court. (cont'd) [1644]
Date Original
November 25 1644
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 209.
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