Dutch colonial council minutes, 4-15 July 1645

Court proceedings. Jacob Stevensen vs. Jan Snediger, case of attachment ; settled. Symon Dircksen Pos, appellant, vs. Adriaen van der Donck, respondent ; case continued. Mary Willems, widow of William Willems, vs. John Haes, case of bastardy ; plaintiff brings a child into court and says defendant is its father ; defendant denies it, and proves that plaintiff went with other men ; plaintiff is ordered to quit the province, and defendant to make her a small present. [1645]

Court proceedings. Richard Smith vs. John Wilcock ; plaintiff complains that defendant traded, contrary to contract, at his trading house, which defendant denies ; case continued. Symon Pos vs. Augustyn Heerman, for shipping plaintiff's beavers without his consent in the sloop Renselaerswyck ; defendant denies the allegation ; case continued. Philip Geraerdy and Richard Cloff vs. George Collen, action for a debt due Mr. Moor by defendant, who is a fugitive (from Virginia) ; defendant pleads payment by service. Thomas Baxter vs. John Pickes ; plaintiff gave a note for the purchase-money of a sloop, but not having received the vessel, demands return of his note. [1645]

Report. Of an interview between Gerrit Vastrick and Cornelis Melyn, when the former having threatened to summon the latter for a debt, before the court, he retorted, "I have nothing to do with the court ; there is no justice for me here," and violently abused Vastrick. [1645]
Date Original
July 4 – 15 1645
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 227.
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