Dutch colonial council minutes, 11-29 May 1645

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Peter van den Bergh and William de Key ; the adjoined councillors appearing, William de Key again challenges capt. de Fries, for cause ; Van den Bergh withdraws his challenge against Opdyck ; ordered, that the fiscal make further inquiry respecting the cloth, and who took it out of the cases. Richard Cloff vs. Philip White, for payment of 22 cwt. of pork ; defendant says he paid Mr. Bosserood (Bushrood) in Virginia ; plaintiff ordered to give security for the delivery of the note, and defendant, before leaving here, shall give security for the debt. Gysbert Opdyck vs. Teunis Cray's wife ; defendant, failing to prove her assertion, is ordered to hold her tongue, on pain of punishment. [1645] (page 222)

Appointment. Peter Cornelissen to be the company's house carpenter. [1645] (page 222)

Resolution. To employ Witaneywen, sachem of Mochgonnekonck, on Long island, with 27 warriors, who offered their services, to attack a party of hostile Indians. [1645] (page 222)

Articles of peace concluded by Wittaneywen abovenamed, and his brothers, Rochkouw, the greatest sachem of Cotsjewaminck, Mamawichtouw, sachem of Catsjeyick, Weyrinteynich, sachem of Mirrachtanhacky, for and on behalf of themselves and the villages named Onheywichkingh, Sichteyhacky, Sicketauyhacky, Nisinckqueyhacky, at which place the Matinekoncx are living, and Reckowhacky, those Indians having actually taken the field against our enemies, and brought in a head and the hands of some of them. [1645] (page 223)
Date Original
May 11 – 29 1645
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 222-223.
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