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CALENDAR 



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HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS 



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vs. THE OFFICE OF THE 



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CRETARY OF STATE^ 



ALBAJNY, K. Y. 

EDITED BY 

E. B. O'CALLAGHAN. 




ALBANY : 

WEED, PARSONS AND COMPANY, PRINTERS 
1865. 



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STATE OF NEW YORK. 

IN" SENATE. 

Albaijt, Ajpinl 24, 1863. 

Eesolvedi That the Clerk of the Senate cause to be printed 500 coi^ies of 
the Calendar to the Land Papers, from 1643 to 1803, and the Calendar to the 
Historical Manuscripts, from 1638 to 1801. 

By order of the Senate, 

JAS. TEEWILLIGEE, Clerk. 



P» ^ R T I . 



DUTCH MANTJSCKIPTS 



1630-1664. 



CONTENTS. 



Pagb. 

Preface, vii 

Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1 

Council Minutes, 61 

Correspondence, 269 

Ordinances, 309 

Fort Orange Records, 312 

Writs of Appeal, 325 

Cui-agao Papers, 327 

Delaware Papers, 335 

Patents, 364, 380 

Deeds, 376 

Index, 389 



PEEFACE. 



On 24tb April, 1863, on motion of the Hon. John V. L. Pkityn, the 
Senate of the State of New York 

Resolved, Tliat tlie Clerk of the Senate cause to be printed 500 copies of 
the Calendar to the Land Papers frona lCi3 to 1S03, and the Calendar to the 
Historical Manuscripts from 1638 to 1801. 

In accordance with the above resolution, the Calendar to the Land 
Papers was printed and distributed at the last session of the Legislature, 
and the first part of the Calendar of the Historical Manuscripts in the 
Department of the Secretary of State is herewith submitted. It embraces 
the Eecords of the government whilst the Colony was in the possession 
of the Dutch. 

This country having been resorted to for some years after its discovery, 
by iirivate traders and companies of Holland, they established posts on 
the Island of Manhattan, at the Esopus, in the vicinity of the present 
city of Albany, and on the Delaware. Navigators in their service 
discovered the Connecticut river, explored the shores of the Sound, of the 
Atlantic and of the Delaware, and Dutch traders visited these coasts, 
bartering their commodities with the natives for beaver and other furs. 

The country thus discovered and explored, extended from Chesapeake 
bay to Cape Cod, and was called New Netherland. 

Merchants in Holland possessing enterprise and capital were soon 
made familiar with the richness of this territory, the pleasantness of its 
waters and the fertility of its soil. 

A vast commercial association to monopolize and control the entire 
trade between the Eepnblic of the United Netherlands and America 
fheTiIarVe? ^^^ orgaulzcd, aud the States-General, " finding by experience 
west'ind'ia that without the mutual help, assistance and interposition of a 
Company, gg^gp^^j Oompauy, thc people designed from hence for those 



PREFACE. 



parts cannot properly be protected and maintained in tbeir great risk, 
from pirates, extortion and otherwise, which will happen in so very long 
a voyage," incorporated it under the name and style of The West India 
Company. 

This association had the exclusive right to trade to the countries of 
America, from Newfoundland to the Straits of Magellan, and within 
lliam'r these limits, "to make contracts, engagements and alliances with 
the Princes and Natives of the countries comprehended therein, and also 
to build forts and fortifications there, to appoint and dismiss Governors, 
people for war, ofiiccrs of justice and other public officers, for the preser- 
vation of the places, keeping good order, police and justice, and in like 
nninner for the promotion of trade ; and others again in their places to 
put as they, from the situation of afRiirs, shall see fit ; advance the peo- 
pling of those fruitful and unsettled parts, and do all that the service 
of those countries and the profit and increase of trade shall require." 

This Company consisted of five Chambers or Boards, wliich were dis- 
tributed in diflereut cities of the United Provinces. The principal one 
was located at Amsterdam, and to this was confided the care and super- 
intendence of the Province of New Nethbrland, the capital whereof 
was established on Manhattan island and called, after the parent city. 
New Amsterdam. 

The government appointed to administer the affairs of the infant 
Colonj', was composed of a Director-General and. Council, who exercised 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial functions, having under them such 
officers as were requisite to carry out their orders. They regulated the 
trade of the country, and under their prudent and encouraging auspices, 
New Netherland ships frequented not only the neighboring colonies, but 
pushed their commerce to the Gulf of Mexico, the West Indies, Africa, 
France, Spain and Italy. They sent Ambassadors to other colonies and 
concluded treaties with some of them, and when the insolence of the 
neighboring Indians required to be checked, they declared war against 
them, and only made peace when that insolence was punished. 

The Records of a government which thus introduced civilization, and 
founded Courts, Churches, Schools and similar institutions in our State, 
are, few will be bold enough to deny, deserving of every care and worthy 
of particular preservation. They are the ground work, the foundation 
stones of the History of the State of New York, and, if destroyed, the 
record evidence of its antiquity is irreparably lost 

These Eecords are, with the exception of two volumes of Delaware 
papers, all in the Dutch language, and constitute the original Eecords 
of the State from 1G30 to 1GG4. They are deposited in the third story of 
the State Hall, and consist of twenty-three volumes of Manuscripts, viz.: 



PREFACE. IX 



Kegister of ProWncial Secretary's Office, 1638 to 1662, . 

Council Minutes, 1638 to 1665, . 

Correspondence, 16-16 to 1661, . 
Ordinances, Writs and Fort Orange Eecords, 1617 to 1661, . . 

Curagao papers, 1610 to 1665, . 

Delaware papers, 1615 to 1681, . 

Land Papers, (Patents and Deeds,) 1630 to 1661,. 



3 volumes. 
7 volumes. 
5 volumes. 
1 volume. 

1 volume. 

4 volumes. 

2 volumes. 



These volumes, however, do aot, unfortunately, embrace all the records 
of the government established by the Dutch West India Company in 
this country. Many are still wanting to render the collection complete. 

The earliest paper we have is dated 12th July, 1G30. This is a Land 
patent. We possess no Minutes of the Council prior to 1G38, although 
reference is made in these manuscripts to the Book of Eesolutions kept 
iu the time of Director Van Twiller, who was governor of the colony 
from 1G33 to 1G38. Farther and more careful examination has revealed 
additional gaps. The following is a list, so far as ascertained, of 

MaJNUSCEIPTS wanting to COIIPLETE THIS SEKIES OF KeCOEDS. 

Council Minutes, prior to 1638. 

Correspondence, prior to 1646. 

Council Minutes, from 2d August, 1619, to January, 1652. 

Coimcil Minutes, from June to September, 1652. 

Council Minutes, from May to November, 1653, with the exception of a few 
entries in August. 

Eesolutions relative to the arrest of George Baxter, James Hubbard and 
Thomas Wilcocke, of Gravesend, for sedition, in 1655, which were entered 
in a cbstinct Eegister. 

Council Minutes, from 19th June, 1657, to 1st January, 1658. 

Council Minutes for the whole of the year 1659. 

Book into which petitions presented to the Council were transcribed verbatim 
and in extenso. 

Letter Book, of which there remain three or four leaves. 

Letters and journals of the transactions of the government with the neigh- 
boring English colonies, recorded in a particular volume and placed with 
the other English documents, of which copies had been transmitted to the 
directors at Amsterdam. There is now no such volume in the State 
department, although there are many English letters and some joiu-nals. 

Letters and papers respecting the negotiations at Hartford with the English, 
preliminary to the treaty of 1650, determining the boundary between that 
colony and New Netherland. These, however, are printed in full in the 
second volume of Hazard's American State Papers. 

Eeport of Director Stuyvesant's voyage to, and transactions in, the West 
Indies, in 1655. 

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PREFACE. 



Tho collection of Dutch MSS., notwitbstauding these drawbacks, is, 
it -will be seen, quite voluminous and exceediugiy valuable. It is tlie 
only authentic original record in the department from which we can 
learn the state of Society, Religion and Education ; the system of Govern- 
ment in the Colony and the Laws to which the colonists were subject two 
hundred years ago. It contains the original Patents for lands granted 
after 1630, including those to the Patroons of jN"ew Netherland, whereof 
so much has been heard in these days. In Indian archajology alone, it 
cannot fail to be of the greatest interest, as it furnishes reliable evidence 
of the condition at that early period of the native tribes of Long island, 
the Hudson river and Western New York, the course of their war 
expeditions, and the extent to which the Indian title to lands had 
been extinguished prior to the advent of the English to these parts. 

The series thus divides itself into two classes ; one relating to Titles 
of Eeal Estate, — the other, to the Administration of justice and of 
the governiuent in general ; the enactment of Laws ; the introduction 
of Municipal Institutions ; erection of Towns and establishment of Local 
Courts and Magistrates ; the internal and external policy of the Colony ; 
its correspondence with Fatherland and with the neighboring American 
Provinces, and its various wars with the Aborigines. 

The Papers of the latter class are considered purely Historical, and in 
order to render them available to modern writers, require a thorough and 
correct translation. 

In the year 1815, the legislature authorized a translation of them to be 
made. It was begun in 1818 and completed in 1822. A careful exami- 
nation of that work, page with page of the original, whilst preparing 
this Calendar, has satistied me that the translation is, in many places, not 
only incorrect and unreliable but incomijlete, several parts and pages 
of the original having been left untranslated. Grave mistakes have been 
the consequence, much to the regret and annoyance of gentlemen 
engaged in the labor of historical research. Furthermore, the language 
of the translation has certainly not been drawn from 

" The well of English pure and undefiled," 

as all admit who have had occasion to consult the work. For all these 
reasons, the documents, purely historical, ought to be translated anew. 

In preparing the present Volume, it is proper to state that we have 
taken as a model, as far as circumstances permitted, the Calendar of 
State Papers, Colonial Series, preserved in the State Deimrtmcnt of Her 
Majesty's Pitllic Eecord Office, Edited hy W. Noel Sainsbury, Esq., tinder 
tlie direction of the 3Iaster of the Rolls, and with the sanction of Her 



PREFACE. xi 



Mujcshfs Secretary of State for the Colonial Department, London, 18G0. 
This plan will be continued in the future parts of this work. 

In order to facilitate references, and to enable those who desire to 
consult any of these papers, the indorsement on, and the number 
of, the volume ai'e noted at the head of the Calendar of each. Every 
pains have been taken to discover if any of the papers are already in 
print, and when such has been found to be the case, the Title of the work, 
the Volume and page where it is printed, have been subjoined. By this 
means some trouble, it is hoped, will be saved to Members of Historical 
Societies and others at a distance from the Capital of the State. 

A very full Index of the names of persons and places and of subjects 
of general interest, such as Laws, Churches, Schools, Land papers, «S;c., 
will be found at the end of the Volume. This addition cannot fail to 
add to the value of the work. 

March, 1865. 



DUTCH MANUSCRIPTS. 



VOLUME I. 



REGISTER OF PROVINCIAL SECRETARY. 

[Thus * marked are in English,] 
1638. PAGE. 

April 19. Lease. Director Kieft to Jan Damen; two lots iu New Amsterclam, 1 

April 19. Declaration. Crew of the Dolphin, respecting stormy passage of 

that vessel from Holland and consequent damages, 2 

April 22. Lease. Director Kieft to Wouter van Twiller, of company's bouw- 

ery No. 1, on Manhattan island, 2 

April 23. Declaration. That the captain of the Dolphin had not provided 

passengers with food during a part of the voyage, 3 

April 26. Declaration. Andries Hudde and Jan Jansen Damen, as to the 

damage of certain goods on board the Dolphin, , 3 

April 28. Declaration. Fiscal Lupolt, commissary Picterscn, and skipper 
Dirckson, that the captain of the Dolphin had complained, before 
sailing, of the leaky condition of his ship, 5 

April 28. Declaration. Reyer Stoifelsen and Jan Gerritsen, respecting the 

death of Anthony Jansen van Salee's dog, 5 

April 29. Declaration. Reinier Jansen from levoerd, that Hendrick Jansen, 
tailor, called Anthony Jansen from Salee, a Turk, rascal and 
horned beast, 6 

April 30. Report. William Weyman and Jan Tomassen Groen, referees, of 

the settlement made by Ariaentje Cevely on her children, 6 

May 14. Le.ase. Barcnt Dircksen, baker, to Cornells Jacobsen, of Mcrtens- 
dyk, senior, and Cornelis Jacobsen, junior, of the bouwery called 
Waleustyne, 1 

May 10. Contract. Wouter van Twiller to furnish Leuaert Arentsen with 

three milch cows on halves, 9 

May 18. Lease. Jacobus van Corlear to Claes , of his bouwery, .... 10 

June 4. Contract. Wouter van Twiller to provide George Rapaelje with 

two milch cows on halves, 11 



2 DUTCH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol.1. 

REGISTER OF PEOVINCIAI- SECRETARY. 

1638. r-^GE. 

July 3. Note. Koclant Ilackwacrt to Woutcr van Twilk-r, for 80 lbs. of 

tobacco, 12 

May 1. Note. Dirck Ilolgcrsen to aircctor Kicft, for 720 guilders, 12 

May 1. Note. Abraham Isaackscn Plauek to director Kieft for 520 gl.,. . . 13 

May 1. Deed. Director Kieft to Abraham Isaackscn Planck, for Pauliis 

Hook, west of the island of Manhattan and east of Ahasimus,. .14, 22 

May 4. Declaration. Ilans Kierstode and Gerrit Schutt, surgeons, as to the 

cause of Gerrit Jansen's death, 15 

July 3. Note. Andries Iluddc to Gerrit Wolfertsen and others for 962 

guilders, 10 stivers., 16 

July 9. Inventory of Andries Iludde's property on the bonwcry called 

Achtervelt, Long Island, 17 

July 12. Contract. Woutcr van Twillcr to furnish B.arent and Peter Jansen 

with 4 milch cows and other cattle, on halves, 18 

July 10. Agreement. Andries Hudde and Hans Hansen respecting the 
tobacco plantation "on the plain on Manhattan Island behind 
Corlear's land," 19 

July 12. Contract. Wouter van Twiller to furnish Jurian Rodolph two 

goats on halves, 20 

July 17. Note. Thomas Hall and George Horns to Wouter van Twiller, for 

405 lbs. of tobacco, 21 

July 18. Power of attorney. Hans Hansen from Bergen, Norway, to Wouter 

van Twiller, 23 

July 19. Declaration. Jan Jacobsen regarding an assault on dcjjuty sheriff 

Bredenbent, 23 

July 22. Declaration. Morrits Jansen and Peter de Mey regai'ding an attempt 

of Jan Damen to throw Dick Holgertsen's wife out of doors, 24 

July 22. Declaration. Surgeon Gerrit Schutt et al.,' respecting the same, .. . 25 

July 22. Note. Wolphert Gerritsen to the deacons of New Amsterdam, for 

the sum of 216 gl. Holland currency, 26 

July 22. Mortgage. Andries Hudde to rev. Everardus Bogardus, of Ach- 
tervelt, Long Island, 26 

July 22. Deed. Jacobus van Curler to Wouter van Twiller, of the flatt to 
the west of the most easterly of the three flats on Long Island, 
called Cashutcijie, 27 

July 22. DecLaration. Commissary Jacobus van Corlear, tliat certain goods 

had been stolen from the public store, 28 

July 24. Receipt. Cornells Dircksen Hooglant for a mmiber of goats from 

Wouter van Twiller, for whose keep he is entitled to theii- milk,. 29 

July 23. Power of attorney. Wouter van Twiller to director Kieft, to receive 

tobacco from George Horns and Thomas Hall, 30 

No date. Blank power of Attorney. Evert Bishop to collect money due his 

wife, by the W. I. Comp.any at Amsterdam, 30 



Vol. I.] DUTCH MAISTTISCRIPTS. 3 

EEGISTER OF PEOVINCI.ii SECRETARY. 
1633. PAGE. 

July 20. Power of attorney. Jan Jansen Damen to Cornells van Tienlioven, 

to manage his affiiirs diu'ing his absence, 31 

July 20. Deed. Aiidries Ilndde to Gerrit Wolphertsen (van Couwenhoven,) 

for 50 morgens of land at Achtervclt, L. I., 32 

Aug. 9^ Contract. Symou Jansen to pay William Claessen, skipjaer of the 
ship The Arms of Norway, for anise, in 12 months, if said skipper 
be then alive ; if not, Jansen is not to pay anything, 32 

Aug. 12. Power of attorney. Rev. Everardus Bogardus, husband of the 
widow of Roclof Jansen, of Masterlandt, to Wouter van Twiller, 
to collect moneys due said Jansen, 33 

Aug. 13. Declaration. Amlries Pictersen that he saw Barent Dircksen deli- 
ver tobacco to Mr. Gerlyn, 34 

Aug. 4. Account. Cornells Melyn against Kiliaen van Renselaer, for freight 
of horses and passage of sundry persons on board the ship The 
Arms of Norway, 34 

No date. Declaration. Thomas Hall regarding a fight with knives between 
Gerrit Jansen and Jan Gysbertsen, outside the gate of Fort 
Amsterdam, in which tlie former was killed, 36 

No date. Declaration. Egbert van Borsum, resjjecting the same {see Vol. 

4, p. 19, 2}osi), 37 

Aug. 22. Power of attorney. Director Kieft to Samuel Mavrick of Maette- 
tuesjes bay, to collect moneys due "W. I. Company by Thomas 
Farler, John Drake, Robert Wit and George Lidlow, 38 

Sept. 1. Declaration. Harman Meindertsen van den Bogerdt, surgeon, re- 
specting misbehavior of Thomas Bescher's wife, and a sound 
drubbing she received from her husband in consequence, 39 

Sei^t. 1. Declaration. Ilcndrick Gerritscn Lichthardt and Francisco de 
Porte port, respecting behavior of Mrs. Bescher at the house of 
one Peter Gerlyn, 39 

Sept. 1. Declaration. The same as to the conduct of Mrs. Beets in the Mat- 

tetusjes bay, 40 

Sept. 1. Declaration. That Jan Evertsen Bout, of Pavonia, had grossly 
abused fiscal Lupolt, and threatened to shoot him if he made his 
appearance there, 41 

Sept. 3. Declaration. Mr. Oldingh, Capt. Tayler and others, that Capt. 
Tayler was the owner of a sloop he had sold to Jan Schcpmoes 
and Claes de Veringh, 42 

Sept. . . . Bond. Surgeon Van de Bogacrdt to Cornells Lambrechtsen as secu- 
rity for Claes Cornelissen Switz, 43 

Sept. . . . Will of Surgeon Van de Bogaerdt, 44 

Sept. . . . Certificate that George Lucombs is a free man, 45 

Sept. . . . Indenture of George Lucombs, servant to Jan Pietersen, 45 

Sept. 25. Contract. Jan Jacobsen from Vreeland to let Hendrick Harman- 

sen have six cows on halves, 46 

Oct. 4. Declaration. Philip de Truy and Wolphert Gerritsen, respecting 



4 DUTCH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vol. I. 

REGISTER OF PROVINCIAL SECRETARY. 
1638. — PAGE. 

language of Anthony .Janscn of Salee, when asked to pay money 

to the rev. Mr. Bogardus, 48 

Oct. 6. Declaration. As to a conversation between Lysbct Dircksen, mid- 
^vife, and Grietje Keynicrs, wife of Anthony Jansen aforesaid, 
respecting the father of lier newly born child, 49 

Oct. 0. Declaration. Ilendrick Jansen and Ilendrick Gerritsen that Grietje 
Revniers had asserted that the rev. Mr. Bogardus had sworn 
falsely, 49 

Oct. 6. Declaration of Jan Petersen to the same purpose, 50 

Oct. 13. Declaration. Adam Roelantsen, schoolmaster, respecting misbeha- 
vior of Grietje Reyniers, 50 

Oct. 13. Declaration. Egbert van Borsum and Gillis Pietersen, as to immod- 
est language used by Grietje Reyuiers, 51 

Oct. 13. Declaration. Jacob van Curler that rev. Everardus Bogardus's wife 
had, when passing the blacksmith shop in New Amsterdam, placed 
her hand on her side and drew up her petticoat a little, iu order 
not to soil it, as the road was muddy, 51 

Oct. 14. Declaration. Hendrick Jansen to the same eflect, C2 

Oct. 19. Note. Jan Evertsen Bout of Pavouia, to director Kieft, for 250 

Carolus guilders, 52 

July 20. Lease. Director Kieft to Bout, for the company's farm in Pavonia, 53 

No date. Patent. Director Kieft to Thomas Sanders for a house and 25 

morgens of land, Manhattan island, 54 

Oct. 19. Declaration. Cornelis Petersen that Annetje Jans, wife of rev. 
Everardus Bogardus, had sold him a hog and purchased in 
return, of him, purple cloth sufficient for a petticoat, 55 

Oct. 21. Lease. Abraham Isaaksen Plane to Gerrit Dircksen of Paulus 

Hook, of one morgen of land for a tobacco plantation, 55 

Nov. 1. Note. John Forbes to Mr. Allen, for such amount of tobacco as 

he may be found to owe Mr. Kcyts, on balancing accounts, 56 

y^ July 23. Accoimt of moneys disbursed by Johannes la Montague on account 

of the late Hendrick de Foreest's house and plantation, 57 

No date. Conditions of sale of a house and movables belonging to the late 

Hendrick de Foreest, Johannes la Montague, purchaser, 59 

Oct. 2G. Note. Gerrit Dircksen Blauw to deacons, for 100 Carolus guild.,. . 60 

Oct. 21. Lease. Abraham Isaacksen Planck to Claes Janscn, «?;«« Jan Pot- 

tagie, of one morgen of land for a tobacco plantation, CO 

July 26. Return of Philip de Truy, court messenger, to a summons on Gillis 

Pietersen, 61 

Nov. . . . Declaration. Jacobus van Curler that he had loaned Nicholas 

Coorn some beavers, &c., 62 

Dec. 17. Deed. Edward Wilson to Francis Lastley (or Lesly), of half a 

plantation, &c., 62 

Dec. 7. Declaration. ILans Steen and others, respecting a bequest by Aert 

Dircksen, 64 



Vol. I.] DUTCH MANUSCRIPTS. 5 

REGISTER OF PROVINCIAL SECRETARY 
1639. PAGE. 

Jan. 12. Declaration. Jacob Walingen that David Pietei'sen (de Vries) of 
Hoorn, skipper, had, in the year 16.35, threatened to leave Cicero 
Piere at Cayenne and Virginia, 64 

Jan. 1.3. Declaration. David Davidseii as to an assault committed by Hen- 

drick Pietersen, 65 

Feb. 17. Declaration. William Brissell and Ralph Parker as to statements 

made by Isaac Allerton, 66 

Feb. 17. Declaration. Director Kicft that he had offered to receive tobacco 

from Mr. Allerton, in exchange for corn or money, 67 

Jan. 12. Declaration. Surgeon Kierstcde as to the nature of a wound 

received by Jac^b Juriaensen, 68 

Jan. 24. Lease. Cornells van Tienhoven to Claes Cornelissen Swits and Jan 
Claesscn Alteras of the bouwery previously occupied by Jacobus 
van Curler, and situated opposite Johannes la Montague's bouwery, 
called Vredendael, 68 

Jan. 25. Declaration. Hans Steen Mallius and Thomas Coninck tliat Jacob 

Swart had sold some articles on board the ship Love, 71 

Jan. 27. Receipt of Cornells Pietersen for the sum of 51 Carolus guilders, 
due Tryntje Hendricks his (Pietersen's) ^vite from her parents' 
estate, 72 

Feb. 19. Deed. Claes Cornelis Swits to Maryn Adriaensen for the house 
and plantation formerly occupied by Master Fiscock and Hans 
Hansen, on the North river, near the plantation heretofore jios- 
sessed by Tonis Nysen, 73 

Feb. 23. Indenture of Adam Jansen of Harlingen to serve David Pietersen 

(de Vries) for two years, 74 

/ March 3. Power of attorney. Maryn Adricansen to Hendrick Cornelissen van 
' Vorst, to collect moneys in the city of Alcmaer, belonging to his 

wife, 75 

March 8. Declaration. Jacobus \a,n Curler that Wybrand Pietersen called 
the wife of Anthony Jansen of Salee, a w . . . e, and Anthony a 
rascal, 76 

larch 12. Lease. Director Kieft to Hendrick Cornelissen van Vorst, of the 

bouwery at Hobooken, heretofore occupied by the said Cornelissen, 76 

March 15. Declaration. Jacob Stoffelsen and others that Grietje Reyniers 
called Philip de Truy a liar, and that they called each other 
several bad names, 78 

March 15. Declaration. Jacob Stoffelsen and others that Anthony Jansen 

called Philip de Truy a villian, 78 

March 15. Declaration. Rev. Everardus Bogardus, that Philip de Truy said to 
Grietje Reyniers, If you can prove me a liar, then will I prove 
you a w. . .e, 79 

March 21. Declaration. Cornelis Lamberse Cool, that Grietje Reyniers was 
discharged for improper conduct when a waiting girl at Peter de 
Winter's tavern in New Amsterdam, 80 

March 22. Enumeration of the buildings erected for the W. I. company, in 



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6 DUTCH MANUSCRIPTS. [Vor. I, 

HECISTER OF PROVINCIAL SECRETARY. 

1639. ''-''GE. 

the time of Wonter \an Twillor, on the isl.ind of Manliattan, .it 
Pavonia, The Bay, forts Orange, Nassau and Hope, 81 

March 22. Return of vessels built and repaired in the time of Wouter van 

T\viller, 83 

March 22. Declaration. Jacob Stoftelsen, overseer of Negroes, that they had 
been employed in the construction of fort Amsterdam (which was 
finished in 1635), and on other work, 84 

March 22. Return of property belonging to Wouter van Twiller on bou-wery 
No. 1, the two islands in Hellgate, Notcu island, bouwery No. 3, 
tobacco plantation near Sapokanik.an, and forts Hope and Nas- 
sau, 85 

No date. Statement shewing when and how the cattle on the six bouAveries 

on the island of Manhattan have been disposed of, 80 

March 22. Two poAVcrs of attorney. Cornelis Dircksen Hooclilant to ]Magda- 
Icna Luycas, of Amsterdam, to collect certain moneys due him in 
Holland, 81 

March 22. The same. William Adriaensen to Hendrick Cornelissen van Yorst, 

to collect money from Dirck Corscn Stain, 88 

March 22. Contract. Richard Pitsert with Thomas Sanders, to fence planta- 
tion, build a tobacco house and jjlant tobacco on halves, 88 

March 30. Declaration. Thomas Sandersen as to words between the wife of 

Anthony Jansen and Philip de Truy, ^9 

March 30. Declaration. Philip Gerritsen that Anthony Jansen's wife was not 
intoxicated when he met her at the house of Abraham Pietersen, 
the miller, 89 

March 31. Contract. Gysbert Rycken with Jan Jacobsen, respecting the use 

of a farm and the cattle thereon, 90 

March 31. Power of Attorney. Manuel de Command to Bastiaen Jansen Crol 

to collect money due him at fort Orange, 91 

March 31. Lease. Director Kieft to vrouwtjc Ides, widow of the late Cornelis 

van Vorst, of the company's bouwery at Ahasimus for 20 years, . 92 

March 31. Lease. Director Kieft to Jan van Vorst, of company's bouwery No. 
6, on the island of Manhattan, lately in the possession of Wol- 
phert Gerritsen (van Couwenhoven), 93 

April 4. Power of attorney. Frederick Lubbei'tsen to Hendrick Cornelissen 
van Vorst, to collect money due him by the W. I. company at 
Amsterdam, 95 

April 10. The s.ame. Rev. Everardus Bogardus to Hendrick Cornelissen van 

Vorst, to collect money from the W. I. company at Amsterdam, . 95 

April 10. Declaration. Jacob Stoffelsen, Gillis Petersen van der Gomv and 
Tymen Jansen, as to the condition effort Amsterdam, the church, 
mills, and other public property, on the 28th March, 1638, being 
the day on which William Kieft arrived in New Amsterdam, .... 96 

April 18. Bill of sale of a y.acht, by Barent Dircksen van Noorden to Dirck 

Jansen, 97 

April 19. Agreement of Peter van der Linde to pay David Pietersen de 



Vol. I.] DUTCH MANUSCRIPTS. 



REGISTER OF PROVIKOIAL SECRETARY. 
1639. . TAGE. 

Vries and Frederic de Vries, partners, for his passnge to New 
Netherlaud, and liis release from their service, 98 

April 18. Note. Peter van der Linde to David Pieterscn and Frederic de 
Vries, for 140 carolus guilders, for passage of himself and wife 
ill the ship Love, ^ 98 

April 20. Indenture of James Gillis from Oesterscher (Worcestershire), in 

England, to serve David Pietersen (de Vries) for one year, 99 

April 20. Indenture of Diggere Ritserts, to serve David Pietersen (de Vries) 

for three years, 100 

1638. 

May 16. Note. J. de Voocht to Petronella Onderhil, for the sum of three 

hundred guilders, 101 

Sept. 16. Receipt of Petronella Onderhil, for fifty guilders, paid by general 

Jacques Specx, on account of the above note, 101 

1639. 

April 29. Power of attorney. Jacob Stoflelsen to Hieronymus La Croix, to 
collect money duo him from the W. I. Coinijany, with a memo- 
randum dated 1643, that David Pietersen (de Vries, had been 
appointed the attorney, 102 

April 29. The same. Commissary Van Elsl.ant to Willemtje Harbcrs, his 

wife, in Haerlem, to collect money from the W. I. Company,. ... 103 

May 7. Deed. Anthony Jansen van Vees to Barent Dircksen, of bouwery 
near fort Amsterdam, with house and barn and all appurte- 
nances, " except the cherry, peach, and other fruit trees, which he 
will remove," 104 

May 12. Declaration. Sergeant Rodolfs and Peter Cock, that Jacob Juri- 
aensen, lying abed wounded, had declared that in case he died of 
his wounds, he forgave Jochem Beeckman, 105 

May 12. Receipt of John Jenny for the sum of twenty guilders, paid him by 

Aeltje Brackhonse, 106 

Deed. Jacobus van Curler to Cornells van Tienhoven, of a bouwery 
on Manhattan island, opposite Johan la Montague's farm [see 
siqyra, p. 68], 106 

May 16. Contract. Director Kieft to deliver to Abraham Isaackscn Planck 

two milch cows on halves, 108 

May 17. Contract. The same, to deliver Cornells Lambertsen Cool, two 

milch cows on halves, 109 

May 17. Declaration. Surgeon Kierstede as to the nature of tlic wound 
received by Jacob Juriaensen from Jochem Beeckman, and of his 
subsequent death from hemorrhage [see siqjnr, j). 68], 110 

>^ May 17. Deed. Thomas Beeche {en- Bescher) to Cornelis Lambertsen Cool, 
of a plantation on Long Island, adjoining Gowanus, formerly 
occupied by Jan van Rotterdam, Ill 

May 1 7. Lease. Rev. Everardus Bogardus to Rieh.ard Brudenell, of a tobacco 
house and plantation, with a water dog, gun and powder, at a 
certain rent, payable in tobacco, and one-tliird of all the game 
be shall kill, as long as the powder and ball last, 112 



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No diite. Note. George Horns to John Jenny, for sixty carolns guilders, 
witli recei{5t of Isaac Allcrton, dated 29th December, for said 
sum, 113 

M.ay 18. Lease. Director Kieft to Leendert Arentsen, of bouwery No. -3, 

on Manhattan island,formerly occui>ied by Peter Bylevelt, 114 

May 18. Lease. The same to Ilendriclv Harmansen, of bouwery No. 5, on 
Manh.attan island, previously occupied by Jacobus van Curler, 
with the stock thereon, 115 

May 18. Lease. The same, to Direk Ilolgersen, Norman, of a bouwery and 

stock, on halves, .. ,,, lig 

May 18. Contract. Director Kieft to furnish vrouwtje Ides, widow of Corne- 

lis van Vorst, in Pavouia, with a certain number of sheep, 117 

May 14. Lease. Barent Dircksento Gerrit Jansen and Volckert Evertsen, of 

the bouwery called Walensteiu, 118 

May 18. Deed. Barent Dircksen to Gerrit Jansen and Volckert Evertsen, 

of a plantation south of Mr. Fiscock, and north of Mr. Lesley,. . 119 

May 25. Declaration. Midt Willesen that he had witnessed a criminal con- 
versation between Mr. Lesley and Mrs. Beschcr, 120 

May 30. Note. Tymen Jansen to the deacons, for 100 guilders, 120 

May 31. Note. Johannes la Montague to the deacons, for 50 carolus guilders, 122 

May 31. Note. Hendrick Jansen to deacons, for 100 carolus guilders, 122 

June 6. Declaration. Jacobus van Curler, David Pietorsen (de Vries), Gil- 
lis de Voocht and David Provoost, as to the condition of certain 
wine imported from the island of Palma, 123 

June 6. Receipt of commissary van Elslant, for fifty pipes of wine from the 

ship "West India Raven, 123 

Juno 6. Certificate as to the good character of Caspar Dircksen van Beuren, 
by John Doughty and others, who came with him from the West 
Indies, 124 

July 7. Lease. Volckert Evertsen and Gerrit Jansen to William Willemsen, 
of the plantation on the North river, heretofore occupied by Jan 
van Rotterdam and at present by Barent Dircksen Swart [see 
siipra, pp. 118, 119], 124 

No date. Declaration. Philip Gen-itscn, that he saw' Toby van Ilaerlem 
throw down a squaw on the path near the Fresh water (Manhat- 
tan island), and sit on her, 126 

No date. Declar.ation. Tobias Jansen, that he saw Claes the cabin boy 
throw down a squaw near the Fresh water and draw his knife 
with intention to cut off the belt she wore round her Avaist, 127 

Jxme 18. Certified copy of a note drawn by Cornelis van Vorst, 8 Sept., 1634, 

in favor of Mr. Cock, for the price of two-thirds of a sloop, .... 127 

June 18. Declaration. Q^lUia Pietersen, Arent van Landen, Jan Andriesscn, 
and Claes Jansen, that they had seen Jacob Juriaenscii making 
water before his door in fort Amsterdam, 3 or 4 days after he 
had been wounded by Jochem Beeckman [see pp. 68 and 110, 
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June 18. Certificate of Conielis van Tienlioven that he had found 12 apple, 
40 peach, 73 cherry trees, 26 sage plants and 15 vmcs, behind the 
house sold by Anthony Jansen from Salee to Barent Dircksen, . . 128 

June 18. Certificate of delivery by director Kieft to Hendrick Harmansen of 

one cow and calf, on a certain rent, 129 

June 18. Sale by Jan Jacobsen to Aert Teiuiissen of a cl.aim which the 
former has to two cows in the j)ossession of Hendrick Harman- 
sen, 130 

June 23. Contract. Isaac Abrahamsen to serve Thomas Sanders until the 

crop of tobacco be saved, 131 

June 27. Invoice of provisions, goods, &c., delivered out of the public store 

for the yacht West India R-aven, with receipt, 132, 134 

Jime 25. Note. Hans Jansen of Rotterdam to Cornelis Volckertsen for 32 

oarolus guilders, , 134 

Jmie Declaration. Cornelis Claessen, as to what passed betwesn him and 
Andries Hudde on ofiering to reimburse the passage money of 
Magdela Michiels, in the ship Fire of Troy, 136 

No date. Contract. George Burlemgen to serve Teimis Cray for one year, 137 

July 16. Will of Roeloff-Roelofisen, 138 

July 18. Receipt of Andries Hudde for 200 carolus guilders in part pajanent 
by Johannes La Montague of the price of the estate of the late 
Hendrick de Foreest, 139 

July 18. Note. Andries Hudde to Jonas Bronck for 200 carolus guilders 

received from him at Auisterdam, 139 

July 21. Note. Gerrit Jansen in favor of Jonas Bronck for the sum of 100 

carolus guilders, 140 

July 21. Lease. Jonas Bronck to Peter Andriessen and Loiu-ens Duyts, 
passengers in the ship Fire of Troy, of a plantation on the 
mainland, opposite the flatland of Manhate, to raise tobacco and 
maize, 141 

July 22. Note. Richard Brudnil to Nicolas Whith for the sum of £40 stg., 142 

July 22. Power of attorney. Evert Evertsen Bischop, to Maehiel Evertsen, 
to receive money from the directors of the East India Company 
at Amsterdam, 142 

July 25. Receipt of Cornelis van Tienlioven, husband of Rachel Vienje, for 

300 carolus guilders, being a legacy left her, 143 

July 27. Declaration. Gregory Pietersen respecting a difiiculty between 
imder sheriff Bredenbent and Thomas Walraven, sailor, in the 
course of which the latter di'cw a knife on the ofiicer, 144 

July 27. Receipt of Anth.ony Jansen of Salee for the sum of 680 carolus 

guilders from Barent Dircksen in pai-t payment of a bouwery, . . . 145 

Aug. 2. Deed. Andries Hudde to Wolphert Gerritsen (van Couwenhoven), 
of a house, hay-barrack, barn and garden at Achtervelt on Long 
Island, the land and stock of the bouwery remaining the joint 
property of the said parties, as heretofore, 146 

Aug. 6. Release by rev. Everardus Bogardus of his claim on the .above pro- 
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pcrty, reserving, however, his claim on the half of the bouwery 
and stock of Achtervelt, 146 

Aug. 3. Imlenture of Cornells Jaiisen Linding his sou Jan Cornelissen to 

Ilendrick llarmansen for the term of seven years, 147 

Aug. 3. Patent to Anthony Jansen of Salee of 100 morgen-s of land, on the 

bay of the North river, 148 

Aug. 3. Lease. Thomas Sandersen to Isaac Abraharasen and Caspar Dirck- 
sen of a liouse and plantation heretofore in the possession of 
Evert Foppe [see p. 2 1 2, j^ost], 149 

Aug. 3. Inventory of articles remaining in the public store from the ships 

Herring and Love, in 1638, 150, 151 

Aug. 4. Power of attorney. Ilendrick Cornelissen van Valckenburg to Jan 
Dircksen to receive money from the directors of the W. I. Com- 
pany, 152 

Aug. 5. Assignment. Andries Iludde to West India Company, of half the 
stock in possession of Wolphert Gerritsen (van Couwenhoven) 
[see supi-a, p. 146], 152 

Aug. 15. Marriage contract between Jan Jacobsen of Vrelant and Maritje 

Peters of Copenhagen, 153 

Aug. 15. Declaration. Philip de Truy, Peter van der Linde, and Jan Hend- 
ricksen, that Edward Wilson had kicked the wife of Truy's 
gardener, 154 

Aug. 15. Lease. Jonas Bronck to Cornelis and Jan Jacobsen Still, of a lot of 

land with dwelling house and stock, 154 

Aug. 22. Permission to Lambert Cornelissen Cool to remove his cattle and 

begin farming with his brother-in-law, 156 

Aug 29. Contract. Jurian of Osnabrugli and Peter Wolphertsen (van Couw- 
enhoven) to build a house for Thomas Hall, 156 

Aug. 30. Declaration. Thomas James, tliat he had tendered John Moody at 
Ucbayonck, Virginia, payment of a note of hand drawn by him 
and cajit. Taylor, , 157 

Aug. 30. Declaration. Jacob Stoffelsen that the l.ate Hendrick de Foreest 
liad promised in the year 1636, to pay William Fredericksen and 
Tobias Tonissen for their imisrovements, 157 

Sept. 6. Power of attorney. Gysbert Cornelissen to Symon J.ansen to receive 

money from the directors of the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 158 

Sept. 6. The same. Aert Evertsen to Symon Jansen to receive money 

from the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 158 

Aug. 6. The same. Ulrich Lupoid, husband of Petronella Onderhill, to 
Coenradt van Cuelen, to collect from Johaii de Voocht the sum 
of 300 guilders less 50 guilders already received on account from 
general Jacques Specx, 159 

Sept. 7. Contract between George Homs and Thomas Hall to commence a 
plantation and build a house near Deutel bay on the island of 
Manhattans, 160 



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Sept. 13. Lease to Evert Evertsen Bischop, Sibout Cluesscn and Ilarmau 

Bastiacnsen of the company's saw mill ou Noten island, ICl 

Sept. IT. Charter of the yacht Wessel to Cornells Leendertsen and Govert 

Loockcnnans, 102 

Sept. 17. Declaration. Arent van Landen that Gregory Pietersen owes 

Peter van der Linde for surgeon's fees, 104 

Sept. 17. Certificate of director Kieft that he gave Burger Joris, farrier, the 
use of the company's anvil, bellows and half the forge, for four 
years, 164 

Sept. 20. Contract. David Provoost with Govert Loockermans to purchase 

500 skepels of maize from the Indians, 165 

Sept. 22. Assignment. John Obbesen (Hobsou ?) to Teunis Cray of all his 

right and title to the maize land near Fort Hope, 100 

Sept. 22. Indenture of Jan Jacobsen to serve George Homs and Thomas 

Hall for one year, 166 

Sept. 20. Affidavit. Andries Hudde that Hendric de Vries Geraerts, did 
break open his trunk at Amsterdam and take several articles 
therefrom, 167 

Sept. 28. Power of attorney. Andries Hudde Rutgersen to Peter "Wybrant- 

■ sen Boornstra, to collect money due him in Holland, 168 

Sept. 29. Certificate that Margaretta Gillis, wife of David Provoost, was 

alive on the 1st July, 1639, 169 

Sept» 30. Power of Attorney. Jacob van Curler to Lourens Lourensen, to 
collect money Ln Holland and pay the same to the order of rev. 
Everardus Bogardus, 170 

Sept. 29. The same. Tymen Jansen to Lourens Lourensen, to collect money 

due him in Holland, 171 

Oct. 17. Assignment. John Jacobsen to Aert Teunisseu, of cows in the pos- 
session of Hendrick Harmansen, 172 

Nov. 3. Contract. Christoflfel Laurens and Ralph Cardael, to make a plan- 
tation adjoining that of William Adi-iaensen, and to build a 
tobacco house thereon, 172 

Nov. 11. Declaration. Wybrant Pietersen and Jan Willemsen, that Jan 
Evertsen Bout had abused Gillis de Voocht, as an informer and a 
rascal, 173 

Nov. 11. Declaration. Cornells Leendertsen, Govert Loockermans and others, 
that they had heard that Barent Dircksen had sold the house and 
bouwery on which he resides to Hendric Pietersen, 174 

No date. Lease. Director Kieft to Abraham Pietersen Gorter, of bouwery 
No. 6, on the island of Manhattans, heretofore occupied by Wol- 
phert Gerritsen (van Couwenhoven), 175 

Nov. 16. Lease. Jm-iaen Hendricks of Osnabrugh to Jacob Vcrnu, of a house 

and tobacco plantation, 176 

Nov. 20. Lease. Thomas Beeche (or Besher) to Abraham Newman and 
Pieter Breyle (afterwards to John Wood), of a house and tobacco 
plantation, 177 



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Dec. 15. Contract between Cicero Alberto, nn Italian, and Pieter Montfoort, 

to make a plantation, build a house, &c., 177, 191 

Dec. 20. Deed. Jacques Bentyn to Williana Adriaensen, of a lot of land, . . 179 

Dec. 28. Power of attorney. John Coles to Isaac Allevton, to collect money 

due him by George Spencer, 179 

Dec. 31. Contract between Barent Dii-cksen and Cornells Claessen Swits, to 

exchange horses, 180 

1640. 

Jan. 5. Bond. David Pietersen de Vries and rev. Everardus Bogardus, as 

security for commissary David Provoost, 181 

Jan. 20. Note. Peter Breyley and Abraham Newman to Isaac Abrahamsen, 

for 100 lbs. tobacco, ■ ^ 181 

Jan. 26. Declaration. Peter Breyle that he released Abraham Newman 
from the payment of the 100 lbs. of tobacco aforesaid, in case 
they dissolved partnership, 182 

Jan. 27. Bond of David Provoost and John Janseu as guardians of Jan van ' 

Voorst, 182 

Jan. 31. Declaration. Cornelis Arissen, Philip Geraert and others, that Hen- 
drick Havmansen's wife did abuse Iluyck Aertsen and attack him 
with a sword, &c., 183 

Feb. 3. Deed. Ilendrick Petersen of Wesel, to Adriaen Petersen of Alc- 
maer, of a plantation near the reed valley, hard by Sappokanican, 
on the island of Manhattan, 184 

Jan. '!. Lease. David Pietersen de Vries to Thomas Smyth, of a plantation 

and house on Staten island, 185 

Feb. l7. Bond of rev. Everardus Bogardus and Tymen Jausen, as guardians 

of the children of the late Cornelis van Vorst, 186 

Feb. 13. Bond of Claes Jansen Ruyter as surety for the due return, by An- 
thony Jansen of Salee, of three milch goats to Audries Hudde, . . 186 

Feb. 15. Lease. Director Kieft to Aert Teunissen van Putten of company's 

bouwcry at Hoboken, 187 

Feb. 16. Lease. David Provoost to Thomas Broen, of plantation and house 
on Manhattan island, 

Feb. 20. Note. Hans Skipper and Jacob Jacobsen Roy to Jacob Swart and 

Thomas Tomassen, for 81 car. guilders 189 

No date. Note. Gerrit Jansen to Bai-ent Dircksen for 230 guilders 190 

March 5. Receipt of Tobias Tonissen and William Fredricksen for payment 
in full by Johannes la Montague for their services on the bouw'ery 
called Vredendael, 192 

March 5. Indenture of Thomas Wesson to serve Jan Pietersen van Housem 

for three years, 192 

March 6. Certificate of Melis Pietersen and Abr.aham Jansen as to the good 

character of Cornelis Cornelissen, boatswain of the Angel Gabriel, 1 93 

March 9. Declaration. Peter Wynckoop respecting hay in the possession of 

Barent Diixksen, 194 



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March 14. Protest. Director Kieft, agent of Ilendrick Hamel, director of 
the West India Company, against Andrics Uudde for loss in 
goods, &c., sent in the ships Herring and iVngel Gabriel; with 
Hudde's answer, 194 

March 20. Certificate of commissaries van Cnrler and Lupoid that David 
Pietersen de Vries, shipped a box of beavers, on board the Love 
in 1639, 195 

March 22. Power of attorney. Harman Myndertsen van de Bogaert, to Carcl 
Looten to collect money due him by the W. I. company at 
Amsterdam, as surgeon of the Eendraght, 195 

March 27. Receipt of Ulrioh Lupoid for goods in the public store, delivered to 

him by liis predecessor, 196 

March 28. Power of attorney. Cosyn Gerrltsen van Putten to Aert Gerritsen 
to collect money coming to him from the estate of his deceased 
aunt, at Hoorn, 197 

April 4. Certificate that Andries Hudde had by his wife a daughter, named 

Aeltje, now aged four weeks, , 198 

April 4. Contract. Claes Groen and Pieter Lieresen, to herd daily the goats 
of Philip de Truy and others in the woods on Manhattan island, 
at one guilder a year for each goat, « 198 

A])rll 10. Will of Jan Pietersen of Essendelft, surgeon, 199 

April 16. Receipt of Claes Jansen for three imported mares hired to him on 

account of the company, 200 

May 5. Declaration. Claes Cornelissen and Marten Harbersen, that Hen- 
drick Pietersen and Maryn Adriausen were drunk when the former 
purchased, and the latter sold, a, certain plantation on Manhattan 
island, 200 

May 22. Declaration. Andries Thomassen and Hans Melissen as to the dis- 
position made of his effects by John Cock, an English soldier, in 
the company's service, 201 

June 20. Receipt of Egbert Woutersen, residing at Jan de Lachers Hook, 
for three imported milch cows and three mares, which he hired 
from the company, 201 

June 20. Receipt of Jan Evertsen Bout for three imported milch cows, which 

he hired from the comjjany, 202 

June 20. Receipt of Jan Pietersen van Houseni for three mares and three 

milch cows, which he hired from the company, 203 

Jime 20. Receipt of Teimis Cray of Venlo, for two imported milch cows, 

which he hired from the company, 204 

June 20. Receipt of Serjeant Juriaen Rodolff for two imported milch cows, 

which he hired from the company, 204 

July 20. Receipt of Hendrick Pietersen of "Wesel, for two imported milch 

cows, which he hired from the company, 205 

June 20. Note. Peter van der Linde to the deacons for 50 car. gl., 206 

June 20. Note. George Rappaelje to the deacons for 60 car. gl., 207 



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July 3. Lease. Juriaen Hendiickscn of Osnabrugh, to Jacob Vernu, of a 

dwelling and tobacco house and land foi- a tobacco plantation, . . . 208 

July 10. Declaration. Jan Pietersen van Ilousem that he heard Thomas 
Bescher, in the Bay, avow that he (Bescher) would not be alive 
in a fortnight, or, at most, in a month, 209 

Aug. 6. Receipt of Jacques Bcntyn, for an imported stallion and mare which 

he hired from the company, 210 

Auo-. 2. Receipt of William Adriaenscn for a stallion and a mare -which he 

hired from the company, 211 

Aug. 7. Lease. Thomas Sanders to Jan Tomassen, of his bouwery and 
dwelling house, situate about Werpoes, on Manhattan island, for- 
merly in the occupation of Evert Poppe [see «7yM*a, p. 1-49], 212 

Aug. 27. Certificate from James Claughton that he had bound Jan Duyts, his 

servant boy, to Peter Cornelisscn, for eleven years, 213 

Arg. 28. Bond. Thomas James, of Maryland, as surety for the freedom of 
Edward Griffins, in case any one should claim him on the part of 

captain Claver, 214 

1633. 

July 1. Certificate before a notary of the good character of Peter An dries- 
sen, seaman, 215 

1640. 

Aug. 28. Declaration. Johannes la Montague and Andries Iludde, husband 
of Gertrude Borustra, relict of tlie late Hendrick de Foreest, that 
they had amicably agreed respecting the bouwery and personal 
estate left by the said Hendrick de Foreest on the island of Man- 
hattan, and called Vredendael, 216 

Oct. 11. Receipt of Johannes la Montague to Andries Hudde, in his above- 
mentioned quality, for the sixth part of the personal estate of the 
late Hendrick de Foreest, from which he (La M.) promises to pay 
to Johannes and Isaac de Forest, such portion as is rightfully 
theirs, 217 

Sept. 28. Lease. Jacobus van Curler to William Hendricsen and Gysbert 
Cornelissen, of a plantation on Manhattan island, at the East 
river, witli the contiguous Hook, called, in the Indian language, 
Nechtanc, 218 

Oct. 8. Declaration. Jan Hendriekson Cant, respecting a conversation 
between Peter van der Linde and Adriaen Petersen, about the 
L.'s rent of his (V. L.'s) house, 220 

Oct. 9. Power of attorney. Tenuis Tomassen van Naerden, to Gerrit Jan- 
sen, to purchase certain goods for him, to receive certain moneys 
from the W. I. Company, and to sell any property of his in 
Fatherland, 221 

Oct. 11. The same. Rev. Everardus Bogardus to Wouter van Twiller, to 
receive money due him by the directors of the W. I. Company at 
Amsterdam, 222 

Oct. 12. Indenture of J.an Aertscn, as servant to Peter Wolphertsen, for 

three years, 223 



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Sept. 21. Deed. Thonuas Hall to George Horas, of half tbe house, plantation, 

&c., situate at Deutel bay, Manhattan island, 224 

Nov. 19. Contr.act of Nicolas Willems Boot to cultivate the Land of Andries 

Hudde on shares, 225 

Nov. 28. Invoice of the cargo shipped on board the Neptune for Cura9ao, . . 226 

Dec. 14. Lease. Director Kieft to Thomas Broen, David Davidsen, Ralph 
Cardel and Peter Breyley, of a tract of land on the island of 
Manhattan, near Bestevaer's cripple bush, the property of Messrs. 
Elias de Ract and Coenraet van Ceulen, both of Arasterdaiu, . . . 229 

Dec. 14. Declaration. Philip de Truy, Juriaen RodolfT and Hans Schreuder, 
as to the testamentary disposition of his eflects, made by Juriaen 

Gerles, 230 

1641. 

April 27. Marriage contract. Thomas Smith and Nanne, widow of Thomas 
Beets. [See p. 209, siq^ra, for contract, dated 14 Dec, 1642, when . 
another arrangement was made.] 231 

April 27. Note. Nanne Beets to Isaac Allerton for 755 guilders 13 stivers, . . 232 

April 30. Note. Jan Pietersen of Amsterdam alias Borsje, to the deacons, 

for 50 guilders Holl.ands, 233 

May 1. Receipt of Gerrit Wolphertsen van Couwenhoven, resident of 
Keskachquerem, L. I., for four cows hired to him by the deacons 
of New Amsterdam, 234, 235 

May 2. Inventory of the personal effects in the possession of the widow of 

Jacob Vernu, deceased, 236 

May 2. Acknowledgment of William Adriaensen, cooper, that he had taken 

Dirck Jansen's boy from Andries Hudde, 237 

April 15. Inventory of the personal property of vroutje Ides, in the house 

of Jacob Stoffelsen, at Ahasimus in Pavonia, 238, 241 

May 10. Note. Arent SteiTeniers to Maryn Adriaensen for 500 guilders, 

being the purchase money of a yacht, 242 

1640. 

Oct. 9. Declaration. Anna Ilendricx, wife of Egbert van Borsum, and 
others, respecting the price charged by storekeeper Lupoid for 

certain goods at the public store, 243, 244, 245 

1641. 

May 25. Lease. OlofF Steveusen [van Cortland] to John Smith .and James 
Shacksburgh, of a plantation on Manhattan island, heretofore 
occupied by Thomas Bescher, 246 

May 27. Bond. John Wood as security for a debt of Nanne Beets and Mr. 

Smith, 247 

May 29. Bond. Isaac Allerton as guardian of Eva, daughter of Nanne Beets, 248 

No date. Declaration. Huyeh Aortsen and Philip Gerritsen, respecting an 
agreement made by Juriaen of Osnaburgh to construct a house 
for Philip Gerardy, 284 

June 2. Declaration. Maryn Adriaensen and Fredrick Lubbertsen, that 
they purchased cows from the late vroutje Ides, widow of 
Cornells van Vorst, 249 



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July 18. Contract. John Hobsen and John Meris, to build two houses for 

Isaac de Foreest, 250 

July 29. Deed. Cornells Jacobsen Stille to Lambert Huybertsen Mol, of a 

house and plantation, next to Hans Hansen, on Long island, .... 251 

July 3. Charter party. Gelyn Cornelissen, skipper, and Arent Corssen, of 

Virginia, for the hire of the Oak Tree, , 252 

July 31. Report of I'eferees as to the damage done the garden of Adam 

Rolantsen, by the cattle of Jan Damen and John Forbus, 254 

Aug. ]. Note. Ambrose Louncn to John Wood for 200 guilders, arising from 
the purchase of a house and plantation belonging to said Wood, 
and situate on Long island, at the Bay of the North river, 255 

Aug. 1. Declaration. Jochem Pictersen Kuyter, of his inability to ship 
tobacco on which Coenraat van Cuelen, of Amsterdam, had made 
advances, which are now returned accordingly, 256 

Aug. 14. Invoice of goods imported in the ship Oak Tree, 257 

Aug. 15. Release by Cornells Melyu of Joris Dircksen and Francis Janseu 
from their contracts to reside on Staten island, in consequence of 
the recent murder of some planters there by Indians, 259 

Aug. 16. Certificate that Margaretta Gillis, wife of David Provoost, was 
living on 1 January and 1 July, 1640, and 1 Jan. and 1 July, 
1641, , 260, 261 

Aug. 16. Contract of Jnriaen Ilendrickse of Osnaburgh to enclose David 

Provoost's house on Long island, before Christmas, 262 

Aug. 1 7. Receipt of Iluych Aertsen for certain cattle which he hires of the 

guardians of Jan van Vorst, 262 

Aug. 20. Power of attorney. David Provoost to Gillis Jansen Verbrug to 
enforce the performance of an agreement made in Holland with 
one Ilaye Jansen, 263 

Aug. 20. Deed. Jan Schepmoes to Geoi-ge Baxter and Walter Hartfoort, of 

his house and plantation, 264 

Aug. 26. Deed. Hendrick Jansen to Maryn Adriaensen of a house, barn and 

arable land, except the brew house, and kettles therein, 265 

Aug. 27. Deed. Maryn Adriaensen to Jan Damen of the ar.able land last 

mentioned, situate in the Smith's valley. New Amsterdam, 266 

Sept. 6. Declaration. Petty officers of the ship Angel Gabriel, that they 
had prevailed on the captain to steer for New Netherland, in 
consequence of the disabled condition of that vessel, 267 

Sept. 6. Charter party between Lourens Cornelissen skipper and director 

Kieft, of the ship Angel Gabriel, ... 268, 272 

Sept. 14. Discharge from Jan Cornelissen van Vorst to his guardians, Jan 

Damen and David Provoost, 270 

Sept. 14. Power of attorney. Jan Cornelissen of Gouweriaen to Peter 

Cornelissen, to sell his property in said place, 271 

Sept. 23. Power of attorney. Sibout Clacssen of Hoorn to his brother 
Hendric Claessen, to collect certain monies coming to him from 
the estate of his deceased brother, 274 



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Sept. 28. Discharge from Jan Cornells van Vorst to Jacob Stoflelsen for all 

demands on account of the estate -of his late father and brother, 275 

Sept. 27. Mortgage. Jacobus van Curler to the West India Company of his 

house and plantation on Manhattan island, 276 

Sept. 28. Note. Jacobus van Curler to rev. Everardus Bogardus for 363 

guilders, 277 

1642. 

April 31 (sic). Power of attorney. Tymen Jansen to Dirok Corssen Stam to 

receive a certain procuration from Dr. Thomas Ses, 277 

1641. 

Nov. 28. Power of attorney. Ulrick Lupoid to Willi.im Momma to collect 

money in Amsterdam for him, 278 

1642. 

March 31. Stipulation. Tymen Jansen, to take any cattle received by 

Thomas Sas in Virginia, on his account, at a certain price, 278 

. 1641. 

Oct. 15. Receipt of Peter Andriessen for a milch cow from PhUip de Truy 

on shares, 279 

Oct. 21. Lease. Director Kieft to Hendrick Petersen of Hasselt, of maize 
land situate on Manhattan island, on the highway south of Jan 
Damen and north of Everardus Bogardus, 280 

Oct. 22. Bill of Sale. Richard Lengh and Andrew Messingjour to director 

Kieft of 25,000 staves a 80 guilders per 1,000, 281 

Nov. 30. Lease. Director Kieft to Thomas Hall of Wouter van Twiller's 
tobacco plantation near Sapekanickan, occupied hitherto by said 
Hall, 282 



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1642. 

Jan. 7. Bonds of Govert Lovekermans and Dirck Corsen Stam, for certain 

goods received per ship King David, 1, 2 

Jan. Will of Jan Bartram, 3 

Jan. 7. Adoption by Peter Wolphertsen of Aeltje Petersen, as his child 

and heir, 4 

Jan. 7. Draft on Kiliaen van Rensselaer, of Amsterdam, in favor of Job 
Arentsen, skipper of the King David, for the passage money of 
Anthony de Hooges, Jan Verbeecq and family, and others, who 
arrived at Manhattans, 29 Nov. last, 4 

Jan. 8. Power of attorney. Rev. Everardus Bogardus to Wouter van 
Twiller, to collect from Jacobus van Curler the amount of a 
certain note, date Sept. 28, 1641, 5 

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Jan. 16. Lease. Andries Hiulde to John Underhill of a house and plantation 

situate on the Fhithiud, near Keskaechqueren, L. I., 6 

Jan. 20. Bill of sale. Isaac Allerton to Govevt Loockerman of the yacht 

Hope, 6 

Feb. 7. Contract. Jan Teunissen to build a house for Adam Roelantsen, . . 7 

Feb. 17. Contract. James Camers to build a house for Nicholas Willemsen 

Booth, on his tobacco plantation, 8 

Feb. 21. Contract. Peter Cornelissen and Abraham Clock, to build a house 

and barn for Abraham Winckelman, 9 

March 1. Bill of sale. Abraham Petersen to Jacob Barens, of all the grain 

sown on bouweries No. 5 and 6, 10 

March 5. Stipulation. Nicholas Sloper to fulfill the contract which George 

Baxter entered into with Jau Schepmoes [see Vol. I., 264], 11 

March 8. Exemplification of a certificate of good character given to lieut. 

commander Bertram, by the governor and council of Cura9ao, . . 12 

March 8. Declaration. Herman Rumschut and Albert Cornelissen, respecting 
certain words between Jacob Bouwensen and Johannes Winckel- 
man, 13 

March 15. Will of Barent Dircksen of Noorden and Lysbjet Dirckx, his wife, 13 

March 27. Declaration. Tobias Tonisen, that Jacques Bentyn had said that 

certain stolen hogs had been eaten in Abraham Ryken's house,. . 13 

No date. Power of attorney. Jan Cant to Maryn Adriaensen to act for him 

in his absence, 14 

April 7. Declaration. William Frederick and others, of what occurred at 
Armepperal, when Tobias Pietersen Teunissen left the ensign 
(van Dyck) and other soldiers, 15 

April 7. Power of attorney. David Provoost to Claes van Elslant, to reside 

on and manage his plantation and other aflairs, 15 

April 12. Declaration. Jan Francen, that Abraham Planck tore down a 

placard posted on the gate of fort Amsterdam, 16 

May 4. Charter party of William Dircks, skipper, about to sail to St. 

Christophers, 16 

May 6. Contract. Thomas Chambers, to build a house for Jan Schepmoes, 17 

May 7. Declaration. Dirck Hartoogsen, respecting a quarrel between 

Serjeant Jacobsen and his wife, 17 

No date. Contract. John and Richard Ogden, of Stamford, to build a stone 
church .at New Amsterdam, 72 ft. long, by 52 ft. broad, and 16 ft. 
high, above the ground, for 2,500 guilders, 18 

May. Discharge by Lambert Cornelissen, for his share of his mother's 

estate, 18 

May 23. Declaration. Hugh Duxdall and Michael Chattarton, that Jan 

Haes called Nicholas Tennor a rogue and a villain, 19 

May 30. Deed. Surgeon Harm.an Meindertsen van den Bogaert to James 
Smith of a house and plantation heretofore occupied by Claes 
Cornelissen Swits, deceased, 19 



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June 3. Note. Jacob Bouwcns to Mr. Winckelman for 90 carolus guilders, 20 

June 21. Declaration. Annetje Jans, widow of Roelof Jansen of Master- 
land, deceased, as to the provision she made in March, 1638, for 
her children by said Jansen, previous to her marriage with the 
rev. Everardus Bogardus, ■. 20 

June 23. Lease. Burgher Joris to William Barentsen and Robert Edens of 

his laud and stock on Long island, 21 

June. Will of Peter Jacobsen and Gysje Pietersen of Fort Orange, 22 

July 2. Marriage contract. Cathrina Lysinck, widow of Jan Bartram, 

lieutT-commander at Cura9ao, and Peter Jurgens [see p. 3, siqn'a], 22 

July 4. Power of attorney. Peter Jurgen to Ellas de Raet to receive 

money due the late lieut. Bartram by the W. I. Company, 22 

July 5. Same from the same. To receive money due him from the W. I. 

Company at Amsterdam, 22 

July 14. Same from Abraham Jacobsen. To receive certain money from 

the orphan masters of Amsterdam, 23 

Aug. 4. Declaration. Peter Jansen, surgeon, as to an assault committed on 

ensign van Dyck by Gerrit Dii'cksen, skipper, 23 

Power of attorney. Arent Corsen to Govert Loockermans to 
receive certain moneys from David Provoost, 24 

Same. Surgeon Myndertsen van den Bogaert, husband of Jelisje 
Claes, to Symon Jansen Schouw, his brother-iu-law, to receive 
certain rents in Zealand, 24 

July 2. Same. Frans Joosten of Bruges, to Teimis Cray, to receive money 

due bun by the owners of the privateer La Garce for negroes, &c., 25 

Aug. 5. Same. Edward Agard of London, soldier, to William Barle of 
Middlesex, also a soldier, to receive money due him by the W. 
I. Company at Amsterdam, 25 

Aug. 8. Deed. Adam Roelantsen to Elderich Klein, of a house occupied 

by the company's negroes, and the produce of a garden, 26 

Aug. 14. Lease. Rev. Everardus Bogardus to Roger Barton of land on the 

North river, 26 

Aug. 16. Declaration. Jacob and Jan Jansen and others respecting stolen 

money, 27, 28 

Aug. 17. Declaration. Jan Pietersen respecting the delivery of logs to Lam- 
bert Claessen, 28 

No date. Power of attorney. Director Kieft to Dirck Niesen of Amsterdam, 
to receive from Baltazar Cramer of Dublin, merchant, certain 
moneys furnished his son in France, &c., 28 

Aug. 21. Declaration. Claes Carstensen that he was thrown out of a boat 

on his way to the ship Woodyard, 28 

Aug. 26. Lease. Barent Dircksen to Bout Fransen of the bouwery called 

Walensteyn, 28 

Aug. 29. Declaration. Andries Hudde that Nicholas Willemsen Boot ob- 



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tained goods from the public store to send to Virginia on his 
account, '• 28 

Aug. 30. Report of referees as to improvements made on Varckens island by 

Jan Claessen Alteras, 29 

Aug. 31. Declaration. Catalina Trico and Sarah Rapalje, respecting the 

conduct of Tryn Jonas, midwife, when sent for to attend said Trico, 29 

Sept. 1. Power of attorney. Michael Keyser to Fokeltje Willems, wife of 
Jacob Jacobsen Roy, to receive money due him by the W. I. Co., 
at Amsterdam, 29 

Sept. 7. Same. John Jenny to Isaac Allerton to collect money due him,. ... 29 

Sept. 7. Same. The same to Thomas Atkinson, 30 

Sept. 1 Bill of sale. Dirck Corssen Stam, to Maryn Adriaensen, of a yacht, 30 

Sept. 10. Note of Abraham Planck, in favor of , 30 

Sept. 11. Power of attorney. Jan Jansen to Wyntje Pieters, to receive 

money due him by the W. I. Company, at Amsterdam, 30 

Sept. 12. Same. Jan Willemsen Schut to Maurits Jansen, to receive sundry 

articles for him, 31 

Sept. 12. Same. From to Stephen , to collect his wife's 

inheritance in Holland, 31 

Sept. 12. Same. Abram Greveraedt to Gysbert Opdyc, to collect money due 

him, 32 

Sept. 18. Agreement of as servant man to Mr. La Montagne, . . 32 

No date. Note. Job Aertsen in favor of John Klasen Damen, 32 

Sept. 20. Deed. Mar3Ti Adriaensen to Jan Jansen Damen, of a piece of land 
in the Smith's valley, New Amsterdam, with receipt for purchase 
money, 33 

Sept. 21. Substitution of ensign Hendrick van Dyck as attorney of Peter 

Verlet and Co., 34 

Oct. 3. Bond. Thomas Backster as security for a debt due by John Brent,. 34 

Not. 3. Settlement on her children by Jannetje Martens, widow of Jan 

Thomassen Mingael, of their paternal estate, 35 

Nov. 4. Bill of sale of two oxen to Christopher Foster, of Long island, ... 35 

Nov. 12. Lease. Rev. Everai-dus Bogardus to Richard Fowles, of his bouwery 

and farm house, 36 

Nov. 23. Declaration. Pierre Pia and Jean Ceno Abius St. Germain, that 
they heard a gun fired by an Englishman in the maize land, at 
Mereyckkawickingh, and saw a hog shot, 37 

Nov. 24. Deed. Hendrick Jansen, tailor, to William Adriaensen, cooper, of 

his dwelling house and brewery, 37 

Dec. 1. Contract. Walter Davel to fence Tonis Cray's plantation, 38 

Dec. 1. Indenture of GUlis Janse, as farm servant to Cornelis Claesen, 38 

Dec. 6. Contract. Jurian Hendricksen, of Osnaburgh, to build a house for 

director Kieft, at the Otterspoor, 39 



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1642. PAGE. 

Dec. 6. Bill of sale from Cornells van Tienhoven, to Juriaen Hendricks, of 

a horse for 200 guilders, 39 

Power of attorney. Tymen Jansen, ship carpenter, to George 
Grace, to receive certain tobacco for him in Virginia, 40 

Dec. 12. Report of Isaac Allerton and Hendrick van Dydk, referees in the 

case of Mr. Bentyn and Goodman Messinghjour, 40 

Dec. 20. Declaration. Adriaen Clasen Swits, that the beer he got at Jan 

Snedeker's was found of short measure, 41 

Dec. 27. Note. Gerrit Doman to Hendrick van Dyck, for 50 carolus guilders, 41 

1643. 
Jan. 8. Report of referees on a claim of Nicholas Boot, against Michel 

Picel, for clearing land, 42 

Jan. 20. Note of Bout Francen in favor of , 42 

Jan. 23. Note. Thomas Hall, tobacco planter, to MarynAdriaensen, for 1,000 
carolus guilders, the purchase-money of a plantation on Manhattan 
island on the North river, heretofore occupied by Hans Hanssen, 43 

Jan. 23. Bond. Francis Lesly and John Seals, to Maryn Adi-iansen, as 

sureties for money due by Thomas Hall for the above plantation, 43 

Jan. 24. Deed. Cornelis Dircksen to William Tomassen, for a house, garden 
and 16 a 17 morgens of land, together with the Ferry, on Long 
Island, 44 

Feb. 17. Lease. Director Kieft to Philip Gerritsen of the company's house 
(tavern), rent 300 guilders, with the right to retail the company's 
wine and brandy, on which he is to be allowed a profit of six 
stivers the can, a well and brew house to be erected in the rear, . . 45 

March 16. Lease. Aeltje Jans to Martin Menlooif and Thomas Foster, of her 

plantation, 45 

March 22. Declaration. Robert Penoyer, respecting an attempt made on the 

life of director Kieft, by Maryn Adriaensen, 46 

March 29. Release of Jan Jansen Damen, as security for Maryn Adriaensen, 
for the purchase-money of a house and plantation on the island 
of Manhattan, 46 

March 30. Power of attorney. David Provoost to Gillis Jansen Verbrugge, to 
receive an inheritance accruing to his wife by the decease of her 
uncle in France, 47 

April 1. Same. Hendrick Jansen to Gillis Petersen, to act for him in his 
absence, and to deliver a house he sold to William the cooper, 
but not to do anything without the consent of his (Jansen's) 
wife, 47 

April 4. Deed. Jan Petersen and Abraham Ryken, to Michel Picet, of a 
house on Manhattan island, next door to Master Ileyl, 

April 8. Lease. Reindert Jansen to John Lock and Jan Petersen, of a 

plantation on Long island, 48 

April. 9. Complaint. Peter van der Linde, Barent Dircksen and Teunis 
Cray, against Nicolaes Sloper's dog, which roves the woods and 
kills their go.ats, 49 



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April 11. Declaration. Philip Geraerdy, respecting a wound he received at 

night, from Jan Janscn Damen, after conducting him home, 49 

April 11. Certificate of surgeon Kierstede, as to the nature of Philip 

Geraerdy's wound, 50 

April 11. Declaration. Corporal Thomas Broen, that Dirck Cornelissen took 
his (Broen's) hat whilst on guard, and nailed it on a post before 
his door, 50 

April 14. Deed. Lourens Cornelissen to Frederick Lubbertsen, of his house 

in the Smith's valley, 51 

May 29. Receipt of Frederick Lubbertsen for the honse aforesaid, on con- 
dition that Cornelissen deliver therewith stone enough to build 
an oven capable of baking a skepel and a half of wheat, 51 

April 16. Settlement by Gertruyd Jacobs on her children, of their portion of 
their father's estate, she being about to marry Roeloffi Jansen 
Haes, from Norway, 51 

April 27. Bond. Jan Jansen Damen and Cornells van Tienhoven, as sureties 

foi a debt due by Abraham Planck to the W. I. Company, 51 

April 27. Mortgage. Abraham Planck to Jan Damen and Cornelis van 
Tienhoven, of Paulus Hook, as collateral security for the payment 
of the above debt, 52 

April 29. Note. William Wells and others, in favor of director Kieft, 52 

April 20. Lease. Abraham Planck to Cornelis Arissen, of Paulus Hook, 

with the house and garden thereunto belonging, 53 

May 6. Affidavit. Samuel Chandelaer, that he heard Hendrick the tailor 
say: The kivit (meaning the director), ought to be packed oflF 
to Holland in the Peacock, with a letter of recommendation to 
Master Gerrit (the public executioner), and a jjound flemish, so 
that he may give him a nobleman's death, 63 

May 6. Inventory of the personal property of Feuntje Jeuriaens, widow of 

Jonas Bronc, residing at Emaus, 54 

May 9. List of the debts of Jacob Jacobsen Roy, 55 

May 13. Lease. Cornelis van Tienhoven to Cornelis Jacobsen Stille, of his 

bouwery in the Smith's valley, on the island of Manhattan, 56 

May 18. Declaration. Respecting the circumstances attending the killing of 

Dirck Straatemaker and his wife, by Indians, at Pavonia, 57 

May 19. Deed. Albert Cuyn to Isaac Allerton and Govert Loockermans, of 

a honse and two lots, 57 

May 19. Will of Jacob Jacobsen Roy, gunner, 58 

May 30. Receipt of Lourens Cornelis for 1,000 guilders from Fredrick Lub- 
bertsen in part payment of a house in Smith's Valley, 59 

June 14. Lease. Johannes la Montague to Bout Francen, of the bouwery 

called Vredendael, (with) 59 

Inventory of the effects delivered by Mr. la Montague to Bout 
Francen, 60 

Sept. 22. Surrender by Bout Francen of his lease of said bouwery, 60 



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June 15. Note. Evert Pels to Jan Jansen Danien for the sum of 190 guilders 

1 9 stivers, 60 

June 15. Contract. Wolphert Nys to serve Evert Pels for 2 years, 61 

June 15. Indenture. Albert Cornelissen to Cosyn Gerritsen wheelwright,... 61 

June 25. Lease. Arent van Curler, secretary of Rensselaerswyck, to Thomas 

Spicer, of a bouwery with house, barn, tobacco house, &c., (with) 62 

Inventory of what Mr. Van Curler delivered to Mr. Spicer, 62 

July 2. Lease. Abraham Ryken to William Hutchinson, of his land on Long 

island, adjoining Remmert Jansen, 63 

July 3. Declaration. Cornells Leendertscn and others, as to the tare of an 

empty sugar box, 63 

July 3. Marriage contract. Brant Peelen and Maritje Peters, widow of 

Claes Sybrautseu, C4 

July 6. Contract of William Robbertson to build a house for Tymen Jansen, 65 

July 6. Lease. Isaac de Foreest to John Denton, of his plantation, 66 

July 6. Deed. Jan Francen to Jan Jacobsen of a house and plantation on 

the island of Manhattan, 66 

July 7. Note. Hendrick Iluygen, commissary of the crown of Sweden, in 

favor of William Turck for 21O5 beavers, 67 

July 28. Declaration. Cornelis Piters as to his good treatment while in the 

service of David Pietersen (de Vries) 67 

Aug. 3. Declarations. Roeloff Barentsen, Roelof Andriessen and others, 
respecting an altercation between Ridder Evertsen and Abel 
Reddenhasen, 1 68 

Aug. 7. Appointment of Jan Laurens and Gerrit Rieversen as curators of 
the estate of William Cornelissen Costes, murdered by Indians, 
called Wappiucx, 69 

Aug. 8. Note. Jochim Kaljer to Hendi'ick , for the sum of 95 

guilders, 69 

Aug. 16. Contract. Jan Karstensen to serve Remmert Jansen, as blacksmith, 70 

Aug. 24. Appointment of Benjamin Pauwely, Thomas Hall and Richard Lots 

as curators of the estate of Francis Lesle, dec'd, 70 

Aug. 26. Declaration. Dirck Bakkcr and others that Peter van der Linde's 
hogs had destroyed the maize crop, and garden stuff of Teunis 
Cray, 71 

Aug. 28. Lease. Michel Picet to Teunis Cray of a house near fort Amster- 
dam, on Manhattan island, 71 

Sept. 1. Power of attorney. Wybrant Harmansen to Warnaer Fr;»ncen to 

receive money due him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam,. . . 72 

Sept. 2. Lease. Adriacn Pietersen to Peter Colet of a house and plantation 

on Manhattan island, 72 

Sept. Declaration. Hendrick Pietersen and Adriaen Reyniersen, smith, 
respecting a conversation between Thomas Teunissen and Martin 
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Oct. 3. Receipt. David Pietersen de Vries foi- a power of attorney from 

Jacob Stoflelsen to collect money for him in Holland, 74 

Oct. 8. Note. William Albertsen Blawfelt and Anthony Crol, of the pri- 
vateer La Garce, to Jacob Stoflelsen for 350 guilders disbursed for 
said vessel, 74 

Oct. 8. Power of attorney. Capt. Blawfelt to Jacob Stoflelsen, to act as he 

pleases in regard to a runaway negro wench, 74 

Oct. 8. Same. Jan Louwresen, curator, to Teunis Jansen, to collect certain 

moneys due the estate of William Coster, 75 

Oct. 9. Indenture. Robert Cooke by his guardian, Abraham Newman, to 

serve Arent van Curler for one year, 76 

Oct. 12. Declaration. George Grace that William Wyman, had stated that 
there was a promissory note of Capt. Foulke Brent in favor of 
Direk Corssen, among the papers of Thomas Oldens, of Virginia, 77 

Oct. 3. Power of attorney. Direk Cornelissen to Wouter van Twiller, to 

receive money due him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, . . 78 

Oct. 18. Declaration. Richard Aestin, Ambrose Love, (?) and Richard Stout 
that the crew of the Seven Stars and of the privateer, landed at 
the farm of Anthony Jansen of Salee, in the Bay, and took ofl"200 
pumpkins, and would have carried away a lot of hogs from Coney 
island had they not learned that they belonged to Lady Moody, 79 

Declaration. Philip and Abraham Jansen that they found a small 
lot of cabbage, pumpkins and fowls on board the above vessels, 80 

Oct. 14. Receipt of rev. Everardus Bogardus for 300 carolus guilders paid 

him by Jan Laurens, 80 

Oct. 16. Receipt of Johannes Winckleman, agent of Myndert Myndertsen 
van Keren, proprietor of the colonic at Achter Col, for 116 guilders, 
disbursed in Feb. 1642, for wintering cattle in the Bay, 81, 85 

Oct. 19. Contract. Thomas Farel of Bristol, Eng., to serve Thomas Hall 

for two years, 82 

Oct. 20. Power of attorney. Abraham Jacobsen to Hendrick Jansen, to 
receive from the orphan masters at Amsterdam, an inheritance 
left his wife by her lather, 83 

Oct. 30. Declaration. .Ian Warrensen and Hans Nelisen, soldiers, respect- 
ing an attack made by Indians at the colonic of Achter Col, 85 

Oct. 31. Note. Johannes Winckleman, agent, to Jan Jansen Damen, for 43 

guilders 15 stivers, 86 

Nov. 2. Power of attorney. Cornells .Tansen Coele, agent, to the director 
and council of New Netherland, to remove all the remaining 
property from the colonic at Achter Col, and to take care of the 
same, 86 

Nov. 2. Receipt of Albert Cornelissen for the sum of 135 guilders, paid by 
Cornells Jansen Coele, on account of the proprietors of the colonic 
at Achter Col, 86 

Nov, 13. Receipt of Capt. Evertsen for a case of goods delivered him by 
Olofl" Stevensen van Cortland, public storekeeper, and which he 
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Nov. 3. Declanition. Peter Cock and Roelof Jansen Haes, that tlie colonie 
at Achter Col has been destroyed by Indians, who swarm in that 
district, and burn and slay whatever they come across, 87 

Nov. 3. Petition of Jan de Visser to be discharged from Mr. La Montagne's 

service, 87 

Nov. 4. Power of attorney. Richard Rely, of London, to Jcremias la Croix, 

to receive money from the W.- 1. Company at Amsterdam, 87 

Nov. 4. Will of Peter Bronc, 88 

Nov. 4. Invoice of j^rovisions furnished ship Real from the public store,. . . 88 

Nov. 12. Note. Joannes Winckleman, agent of Meiudert Meiiidertsen van 
Keren, to Philip Gerritsen, of the city tavern, Manhattans, for 132 
guilders 4 stivers, for board, &c., for the people of the colonie of 
Achter Col, 89 

Nov. Deed. Harck Sybesen to Barent Diroksen, of a house and lot on the 

Manhattans, 89 

Nov. Declaration. Claes van Elslant and Cosyn Gerritsen that they saw 
a herd of cattle which were driven into the swamp near Old 
John's plantation on the Manhattans, sink over their backs in the 
marsh, 90 

Nov. Receipt of William Turck for moneys received from Philip Geraerd), 90 

Nov. Declaration. Jan van Ditmars and Cornelis Jacobsen, respecting 

leather lost by Lawrence Duits, 91 

Nov. 22. Receipt. William Turck for moneys had from Jan Damen on 

account of Peter Gabri and Conrad Coyman, 91 

Nov. 26. Attachment by Johannes Winckleman of the power of attorney 
given by Cornelis Jansen Coelen to the director and council of 
New Netherland in the name Myndert Myndertsen van Keren,. . 91 

Nov. 23. Note. Maurits van Broeckhuysen to Jan Jansen Damen for 28 

guilders, 92 

Nov. 24. Power of Attorney. Philip Gerritsen to William Turck, to collect 
the amount of a certain note from Meiudert !Meindertsen, or the 
patroons of the colonie of Achter Col, 92 

Nov. 27. Note. Johannes Winckelman, agent to Dirck Cornelissen, for 25 

guilders for building a chimney in the colonie of Achter Col, . . 92 

Dec. 18. Liventory of property belonging to Hans Nelissen, dec'd, 93 

Dec. 21. Note. Tennis Nyssen in favor of Cornelis Dircksen Hoogland, for 

400 carolus guilders for cows, 93 

Dec. 30. Power of attorney. Gerrit Wolphertsen (van Couwenhoven), hus- 
band of Aeltje Cornelissen, daughter of Cornelis Lambertsen 
Cool, to Andries Hudde to collect his wife's share of her father's 

estate from Aeltje Brackhoengie, her mother, 93 

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Jan. 5. Protest. Director and council against Cornelis van der Huyghens, 

fiscal and sheriff' of New Netherland, for neglect of duty, 93 

Jan. 5. Partition agreement between Aeltje Brackhoengie, widow, and 
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Gerrit Wolfortsen (van Conwenhoveii) and Claes .Tansen, her sons- 
in-law, rc'spucting tlie estate of the hite Coi-nelis Lamberts Cool, 
and land at Gouwanes, 93 

Jan. 18. Will of H.ans Hendricx, 93 

Jan. 18. Declarntion. Michel Tadons, respecting the fight with knives, be- 
tween Hans Hendricks, servant of Jochim Pietersen (Kuyter), and 
Jacob Hendricx, of Dort, in which the former was wounded, 93 

Jan. 18, 20. Declarations. Jan Jacobsen and others on the same subject, 94 

Jan. 25. Declaration. Olof Stevensen (van Cortland) and Gysbert Opdyck 
as to a statement of Lambert van Valckenborch, i-especting pro- 
perty of Peter Livesen, dec'd, 05 

J.an. 27. Declaration. Surgeon van den Bogaert and William de Key, respect- 
ing an assault committed by Black John on Ensign van Dyck,. . . 95 

Jan, 27. Declaration. Peter van de Linde, as to tracks in the .snow near his 
phmtation which he saw on his return from hunting deer on Man- 
hattan island, 96 

Jan. 28. Decl.aration. Rem Janseu and Roelofi" Jansen Haes, as to a debt 

claimed by Benedict Hendricx from Hellegondje Joris, 96 

No date. Protest. Director and council against Andries Rouloffsen, com- 
pany's boatswain, and Tymen Jansen, ship carpenter, for neglect 
of duty, 97 

Jan. 29. Note. John Forbes to Claes Carstenseu, for 150 guilders balance 

of the purchase-money of a plantation on Long Island, 97 

Feb. 12. Declaration. Mai'ten Ael and other soldiers, that they had been 
sent away by Jochem Pietersen (Kuyter), from his house to the 
Manhattans, 98 

Feb, 19. Declaration. Egbert van Borsum and otlier skippers, exculpating 

Tymen Jansen from willful neglect of duty, 98 

March 2. Declaration. Jan Pietersen alias Friend John, that Jan Snediger 
called Maritje Lives, an old w...e and receiver of thieves and 
rascals, 99 

March 9. Declaration. Cornelis Cornelissen, Jan Hageman and other soldiers, 
that the Indians set fire to and destroyed the house of Jochem 
Petersen Kuyter, with a burning arrow, the flame of which was 
like that of brimstone, and that the English soldiers hid in the 
cellar all the time, 99 

March Protest. Cornelis van der Huyghens, fiscal of New Netherland, 
against Nicholas Coorn building a fort on Beeren island, on the 
North river, for Mr. van Renselaer, 100 

March 18. Counter protest. Nicolas Coorn, quartermaster of Renselaerssteyn, 
against Cornelis van der Huyghens, for forbidding him to build a 
fort on Beeren island, which is intended only to exclude the 
canker of freemen from the colonic of Renselaerswj'ck, and 
rejoinder of the fiscal, 100 

March 11. Declaration. Councillor La Montagne, respecting the testamentary 
disposition of his property, made by Jan Manje, lying wounded 
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March 17. Declaration. Nicholas Ooorii, Hans Kierstede, Jan Jacol)sen and 
Gysbert Ojidyck, who, with the minister and their wives, had 
been invited to snp with Philip Gerritsen at the city tavern, 
respecting an outrageons attack made on the party by capt. John 
Underhill, lieut. George Baxter and other Englishmen, 101 

March 18. Protest. Peter Wynkoop, supercargo of the ship The Arms of 
Renselaerwyck, against fiscal van der Huyghens, for discharging 
that vessel, 102 

March 22. Answer of fiscal van der Huyghens to the above, 103 

March 22. Contract of Carel Staets to serve Hendrick Petersen Brint in't 

water, for one year, 1 04 

March 23. Receipt. Peter Wyncoop, for 18 kegs of gunpowder from fiscal 

van der Huyghens, 104 

March 23. Note. Jan Haes to Steven Young for 70 guilders, 105 

Protest. Fiscal van der Huyghens, against Govert Lockermans 
trading with the Indians at the South river, 105 

March 25. Note. Thomas Badgehott, planter on the island of Manhattans, 
son of John Badgehott, edelman of London, to John Evans of 
New Haven, merchant, for £40 stg., for which he promises to pay 
£55 stg. in 10 months, 105 

March 26. Contract. Thomas Hall and Thomas Goodman to build 200 rods 
of fence for Jau Damen, who is bound to ride the posts and rails 
from the shore at Juffrow's valley or thereabouts, 106 

March 31. Receipt. Cicero Alberto, for his wife's share of the estate of her 

father, Jan Manje, deceased, 107 

April 4. Mortgage. Claes Jansen van Elsland, to David Provoost, of his 

house near fort Amsterdam, 107 

March 6. Discharge by Nicholas Coorn, of Isbrant Clasen and Harman 

Arentsen, from the service of patroon van Renselaer, 108 

April 23. Receipt. William Smith, of Stamford, to Hans Hanssen and George 

Rapaelje, for certain cattle, hired by them, 108 

May 13. Declaration. Cosyn Gerritsen, that Cornelis Lambertsen Cool, had 

demanded payment for boards of Sybout Claessen, 109 

May 14. Note. Elbert Elbertsen, to Jan Jansen Damen, for 165 guilders in 

wampum, 109 

May 14. Receipt. Lysbet Tysen, for the balance of the purchase-money of 
the land about the Smith's valley, Manhattans, sold by Maryii 
Adriaensen, her husband, to Jan Jansen Damen, 110 

May 14. Receipt. Jan Jansen Damen, for 18 beavers paid him by Lysbet 

Tysen, for a small spot of laud, 110 

May 19. Declaration. Cornelis Cornelissen, that Jochem Pietersen (Kuyter) 
had permitted him and other soldiers to go to the Manhattans 
shortly before his house was burned, 110 

May 23. Indenture of Maritje Hans, daughter of Hans Jansen, as servant to 

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May 2.5. Indenture of Marin, daughter of Big Peter, a negro, belonging to 

the W. I. company, to Nichohis Coorn as a servant, Ill 

June 14. Power of attorney. Jan Jansen Schepmoes, guardian of Aeltje 
Chies, daughter of Maritje Peters, to Cornelis Antonissen, to col- 
lect certain moneys belonging to said Aeltje from the estate of 
the late Brant Pelen of Kenselaerswyck, 112 

June 29. Receipt. Augustyn Herrinans and Louweris Cornelissen, agents 
of Peter Gabry and Sons and Coenraet Coymans, for 2622 guilders 
9 stivers, paid them by director Kieft, 112 

June 29. Power of attorney. Cornelis Maesen, of Renselaerswyck, to Jan 

Jansen Damen to sell a lot of grain on his account, 113 

July 29. Declaration. Cornelis Melyn and J.annetje, his wife, that they had 
purchased certain articles from Laurens Cornelissen, skipper of 
the ship The Maid of Enckhuysen, 113 

July 9. Declaration. Annetje Renst and Petertje Jans, that Hellegond Joris 
had said that Jan, the pilot of the Seven Stars, was the father of 
her newly born child, 114 

July 11. Declaration. Marritje Lives and Engeltje Mans to the same effect, 115 

July 1. Declaration. Arent Corssen that Cornelis Groossen, supercargo, 
had complained repeatedly of ill treatment at the hands of the 
above pilot, 115 

July 1. Marriage contract. Peter Linde, of Belle, in Flanders, surviving 
husband of Elsje Barents, and Martha Chambaer of Newkirk, in 
Flanders, widovr of Jan Manje, 116 

July 5. Declaration. Cors Pietersen, Joannes Verbrngge and others, that 
Nicholas Coorn had ordered Govert Loockermans of the sloop 
Good Hope, to strike his colors, when passing Beeren island, " for 
the staple right of Renselaerswyck," who refusing, a shot was 
fired by Coorn through the sloop's mainsail and the Prince's flag, 1 1 7 

July 7. Declaration. Arent Corssen .and Jacob Egbertsen, that they had 
never heard Laurens Cornelissen express himself disrespectfully 
of director Kieft, in regard to any transaction at Rochelle, 117 

July 7. Declai-ation. Tryntje Jonas, midwife, respecting a confession of 

Hellegond Joris as to the paternity of her child, 118 

July 7. Declaration. Jurian Blank and Thomas Willett, respecting the pur- 
chase of malt from Laurens Cornelissen, 118 

July 7. Declaration. Peter Jansen, that he was told by Mr. Middeler, on 
the river Rappahanock in 1643, that the bark belonging to Mr. 
Throgmorton and Peter Louwrens, was the projoerty of Sir 
Edmund Pleydoen, Knt., 119 

July 7. Declar.ation. Richard Clouff, that Sir Edmund Pleydoen, Knt, liv- 
ing in Virginia, had purchased in 1643, half the above bark and 
two boats of Philip White, 119 

July 8. Affidavits. Philip de Remier, John Detton and Harry Willemsen, 
soldiers, that being in garrison at Jochim Pietersen Kuyter's, 
before the expedition to Stamford, they had been sent by said 
Pietersen to the Manhattans, 119 



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July 8. Power of attorney. Egbert van Borsnni, skipper of the Pri^ice 
William, to his brother, Cornelis van Borsum of Amsterdam, to 
receive property left him by his father, H9 

No date. Declaration. Director Kieft in regard to the payment of a protested 

bill of exchange to Loiirens Cornelis and Augustyn Herrmans, . . 119 

July 15. Receipt of Gerrit Vastrick for 50 beavers from Marten Cre^ier, to 

be sold in Holland on his account, 119 

July 15. Protest. Director Kieft, agent of Wouter van Twiller, against 
Claes van Elsland, for neglect to account for said van Twiller's 
property in his hands, 119 

July 16. Power of attorney. Govert Loockerman to William de Key to sue 

Nicholas Coorn for damages, 120 

July 16. Power of attorney. The same to Oloff Stevensen and Jacob Wol- 

phertsen to manage his afliiirs in his absence, 120 

July 18. Bill of sale. Oloif Stevensen and Jacob Couwenhoven, agents of 

Govert Loockermans, of his sloop the Hope, to Geerloof Tadicisen, 120 

Aug. 2. Deed. Widow Giertje Nannincx to Cornelis Melyn, of a house and 

lot on the East river, near fort Amsterdam, 121 

July 25. Mortgage. Jannitje, wife of Thomas Broen, to Isaac Allerton, of a 

house on the island of Manhattan, near fort Amsterdam, 121 

July 29. Deed. Jan Jacobsen to Lambert van Valckenburgh, of house and 
plantation on the island of Manhattan, together with 25 morgens 
of land adjoining, , 121 

Sept. 10. Power of attorney. Jan Jansen to Peter Pia, to receive money due 

him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 122 

Sept. 1 2. Will of Peter Jansen, with power of attorney to Jan Jansen Schep- 

moes, to manage his property, 122 

Sept. 13. Power of attorney. Paul us van der Beeck to Jeromimus la Croix, 

to receive money from the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 122 

Sept. 13. Draft of Paulus van der Beeck on his agent aforesaid, in favor of 

William de Key, for 400 guilders, 123 

Sept. 17. Power of attorney. Hendrick Jansen to Gillis Pietersen van der 

Gouw, to collect debts due him in New Netherland, 123 

No date. Deed. Hendrick Jansen to Burger Joris, of a house, garden and 

brewery on the island of Manhattan, 124 

Sept. 18. Conveyance. John Willekock to Thomas Hall, of George Pentoor, 

his servant man, 125 

Sept. 16. Not^ Tliomas Hall to John Willecock, for £8 stg. in payment of 

the transfer of his servant man, Pentoor, 125 

Sept. 20. Power of attorney. William de Key, late supercargo of the Nep- 
tune, to Jerominus la Croix, to receive money due him by the W. 
I. Company at Amsterdam, 126 

Sept. 20. Power of .attorney. Cornelis Groesens to Cornelis Melyn, to demand 
from the director and council, a ground brief of a certain lot of 
land sold to him by John Underbill, and situate on the island of 
Manhattan, and to sell the same, 126 



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Sept. 21. Note. .Iclis Pietcrsen to the fisenl, for 500 guilders on account of 
Ileudrick .Jansen, his father-in-law, and Geertjee Scheerbureh, his 
(Jansen's) wife, 127 

Sept. 29. Power of attorney. Abraham Jacobsen to rev. Everardus Bogardus, 

to settle the estate of his deceased wife, 127 

Oct. 3. Permit to Adriaeu Blommert to sail with the ship Prince Maurice 

to New Netherland, 128 

Oct. 10. Mortgage. Pieter Jansen to Jan Schepmoes, of a house, 129 

Oct. 7. Declaration. Isbrant Claessen and Jan Tomasen, respecting the 

firing on Govert Loockeruiau's sloop, when passing Beereu island, 129 

Oct. 17. Note. Anthony de Hooges to the West India Company, for 780 

guilders 13 stivers, 130 

Oct. 17. Note. The same to Lysbet Tysen, for 55 guilders in beavers, on 

account of Maryn Adriaensen, her husband, 130 

Oct. 17. Deed. Rutgert Arentsen to Arent Reyniersen, of his house and lot 

situate on the Great Highway of the island of Manhattan, 130 

Oct. 19. Draft. Arent van Curler on the owners of the ship The Arms of 
Renselaerswyck, in favor of Jan Jansen Damen, for the sum 
of 159 guilders, 131 

Oct. 22. Declaration. Peter Hartgens that Philip Geraerdy had promised to 

pay Augustyn Herrmans for wine he had purchased, 131 

Oct. 20. Declaration. Abraham Jacobsen, of Steenwyck, that he was told 
that Philip (Geraerdy) at the Wooden horse, and Isaac Abraham- 
sen, had Herrmans' wine, 131 

Oct. 22. Will of Jonas Jonassen, seamen on board The Raven, 131 

Oct. 26. Probate of the will of Hans Meyster, of Duringe, 132 

Oct. 27. Bill of sale. Geerlof Tadicksen and Hendrick Ryff to Jochim 

Kierstede of half the vessel called The Hope, 132 

Nov. 4. Power of attorney. Michiel Jansen of Renselaerswyck to Arent 
van Curler to settle all his accounts with the patroon of that 
colonie, 133 

Nov. 16. Same. Capt. William Albertsen Blauwfelt of the privateer La 
Garce, to director Kieft, to receive his share of the proceeds of 
the cruise, and in case of his death, to account for the same to 
Dorothy his wife, or Anthony his son, residing in London, 133 

Nov. 1 7. Receipt of Jacob Stoffelsen for sundry pieces of plate left in his care 

by Jan Jansen of St. Abyn, 134 

Nov. 17. Note. Isaac Allerton in favor of the owners of La Gafce for 500 

guilders, a balance due for sugars, 134 

Nov. 18. Joint will of Anthony Crol and Philip Jansen, about to sail on a 

privateering cruise, 134 

Nov. 26. Contract. Anthony Crol, Christiaen Pietersen, Abraham, Philip 
and Jan Jansen, part owners of the frigate La Garce, to provide 
for Cornells Deele, afflicted with a cancer, and to pay his surgeon's 
bill, 135 



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Nov. 26. Joint Avill of Abraham Jansen and Simon Joosten, part owners of 

the frigate La Garce, 1.35 

Nov. 26. Report of Capt. John Unrlerhill and Isaac Allerton, referees in the 
case of difterence between Mr. Moor and Mr. Wedderly respecting 
a bark, 1 .35 

Nov. 29. Declaration. Serjeant Martin Ael and Abraham Newman, that 
Jochem Pietersen Kuyter was absent at the Manhattans when his 
honse was burnt, 135 

Dec. 9. Note. Hans Hansen to Cornells IMaersen of Renselaerswyck, for 

250 guilders for wheat sold him, 136 

Dec. 9. Note. George Rapelje in favor of Cornells Maersen aforesaid, for- 

215 guilders lor wheat sold him, 1 36 

Dee. 13. Declarations. Gysbert de Wit and Thomas Damen, that powder 

had been smuggled in the ship St. Peter, 136 

Dec. 15. Deed and bill of sale. Burger Joris to Cornelis Melyn of house and 
lot on the east river on the island of Manhattan, between said 
Melyn's premises and the Great Tavern, 137, 138 

Dec. 19. Note. Aert Eversen to Richard Heyts for the purchase-money of 

his house, 138 

Dec. 30. Exemplification of a note of Arent Corsen Stam, to Augustyn 

Herrman for 31^ guilders in wampum, 138 

Dec. 30. Power of attorney. Augustyn Herrman to George Grace, to collect 

the amount of the above noie, 138 

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Jan. 2. Mortgage. Cornelis Teunissen to Thomas Willett of a house on 

Manhattan island, 138 

Jan. 3. Notice of appeal from the judgment of the director and council of 

New Netherland, against the ship St. Peter, 139 

Jan. 3. Power of attorney. Roland Hacwaert to Claes Jansen, 139 

No date. Evidence collected by fiscal Van der Huyghens against Barent 

Jorissen Tourbay on a charge of assault, 139 

Jan. 10. Acknowledgment. Thomas Hall and Richard Cloff, curators of 
the estate of Francis Lesly, dec'd, as to a balance due Isaac 
Allerton, 139 

No date. Declaration. Egbert van Dorsum as to a quarrel between Catalina 

Trico and Master Pauwel (van der Beeck), 139 

J.an. 12. Declaration. Leendert Arenden, respecting the treatment of Jan 

Jansen Schepmoes and familj', passengers in the Dolphin in 1638, 139 

J.an. 18. Note. Isaac Allerton to the owners of the frigate La Garce, for 3773 

guilders, for sugar, 140 

Jan. 21. Declaration. Daem Hendricks and Symon Woutersen, as to the 

testamentary disposition made by Hans Meyster of his efliects, . . 140 

Jan. 28. Bond. Isaac Allerton as security for a debt due by Edward Moor, 140 

Jan. 26. Power of attorney. Jan Evertsen Bout and Jan Jansen Damen to 

Isaac Allerton, to sell ship St. Peter in New England, 140 



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Feb. 2 1 . Power of attorney. Adam Brouwcr to Geurt Straass, of Amster- 
dam, to receive money due him l)y the W. I. Company, 141 

Feb. 21. Deed. Hendrick Jansen to Adam Brouwer, of a house and garden 

lot on Manhattan island, 141 

Feb. 23. Declaration. Dominieus Crigier, supercargo, and Hans Jelisen, 
skipper, of the ship Union, that the captain of the St. Peter broke 
bulk, and sold part of his cargo, at the Bermudas, 141 

Feb. 24. Affidavit of Tys Gerbrantsen that he was intoxicated when he swore 
that the captain of the St. Peter was obliged to break bulk by the 
governor of the Bermudas, which affidavit he now annuls, 141 

March 1 . Assignment. Simon Woutersen and Tobias Rem to Seger Teunis- 

sen, of their accounts against the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 142 

March. Power of attorney. Jan Evertsen Bout to Jan Jansen Damen, to 

sell his share in the ship St. Peter, 142 

No. date. Declaration. Jan Evertsen Bout and Claes Jansen, well versed in 
the Indian language, that an Indian, named Ponkes, told them 
that Jan Pietersen (Kuyter's) house was not burned by the Indians, 
our enemies, but by Dutch, 412 

March 8, Declaration. William Breidenbent that Peter van den Berg said 
he was authorized by the director to open certain cases in the 
public store, 142 

March 9. Declaration. Ponkes, of Marechkawieek, in the presence of Jan 
Evertsen Bout, Frederick Lubbertsen, Cors Pietersen and Cornells 
van Tienhoven, all versed in the Indian language, respecting the 
burning of Jochem Pietersen (Kuyter's) house, 142 

March 10. Declaration. Jan Jansen, of Ham, that sergeant Ael bequeathed his 

house on the island of Manhattan, to Martin Cregier, 142 

March 10. Assignment. William Smith to Frederick Jansen, of a certain 

claim against the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 143 

March 15. Declaration. Philip Gerrltsen, tavern keeper, that he helped Abra- 
ham Planck to convey a quantity of beaver to Hendrick Roesen 
at the fort, in the year 16 — , 143 

March 28. Declarations. Tobias Esaiasen and Tomas Tomassen, soldiers, 

respecting a goat found on the shore, 143 

No date. Lease. Jan Schepmoes to Gerrit Douman, of a house on the Great 

Highway (New Amsterdam), 143 

March 30. Declaration. William Bredenbent that he frequently heard Elsje 
Gosens, widow of the late Hendrick Roesen, admit that Abraham 
Planck had paid her in full, 144 

March 30. Declaration. Gerrit Vastrick and Gysbert de Lew that they heard 
Burger Joris say, that the cloth in the public store belonged to 
Peter van de Berg, 144 

April 10. Copy of a note of Lubbert Cornelissen for 43^ beavers, dated 26th 

May, 1637, 144 

April 11. Powers of attorney. Cadet Pierre Malenfant, of Brittany, Jacob 
Hendricksen and Dom Hendricksen, soldiers, to Seger Teunissen, 



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skipper of the ship Union, to receive money from the W. I. Com- 
pany in Amsterdam, 145 

April 12. Bill of sale of the ship St. Peter to John Dolling, 145 

April 12. Assignment. Jocheni Paschen to Seger Teunissen of his claim 

against the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 146 

April 14. Deed. Jacob Jacobsen Roy to Cornelis Arissen of half his lot, on 

the island of Manhattan, 146 

April 17. Will of John Coles, 146 

April 18. Assignment. Greger Pisschoen and Johannes Markus, to Rivert 
Symonsen Pillis, of their claims on the West India Company at 
Amsterdam, 147 

Oct. 23. Declaration. Adam Mott that he heard William Lachem acknow- 
ledge to owe 50 guilders to Thomas Spyser, 147 

No date. Receipt of Peter Rouloflfsen in full for all demands against Andries 

Iludde, 147 

Oct. 23. Declaration. Nicholas Coorn that Jan Jansen Cuyper had told him 
that one Wileock liad asserted that the gold mine of which the 
Dutch were in search, belonged to the crown of Sweden, 147 

N ote. Andries Hudde to rev. Everardus Bogardus for the sum of 
six hundred carolus guilders, 147 

Nov. 27. Power of attorney. Edward Hutchinson to Thomas to 

receive £200 stg. from John Coggens, 147 

1642. 

Nov. 24. Note. Thomas Backster in favor of Richard for the 

sum of £8 stg., 147 

No date. Deed. Dirck Volckertsen to Govert Aertsen of house and lot on 

Manhattan island, 143 

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Sept. 6. Lease. Anthony Jansen of Salee to Edmund Adley of his bouwery 
near the Narrows on Long island ; with inventory of stock and 
implements delivered by Anthony Jansen to Edmund Adley, .... 148 

Sept. 15. Bill of lading to Claes Jansen Calff" for certain beaver skins shipped 

in the Jager for Amsterdam, 148 

No date. Bill of sale. William Albertus Blauwfelt and others, owners of the 

frig.ate La Garce, to Christiaen Petersen & Co., 148 

Sept. 15. Note. Petertje Jans, wife of Claes Jansen Ruyter, to Isbraut 

Dircksen Goethart for the sum of 150 guilders, 148 

Sept. 15. Deed. Govert Loockermans and Dirck Cornelissen agents to Wil- 
liam Goulder, of a parcel of land at the east river on Manhattans 
island, 148 

Sept. 17. Deed. The same to George Cleer, of a parcel of Land in Wolphert's 

valley, at the east river on Manhattan island, 148 

Sept. 18. Lease. The same to Hendrick Petersen of a parcel of land on Man- 
hattan island by Bestevaei's cripplebush, 149 

Sept. 17. Powers of attorney. Serjeant Gerrit Douman, to Govert Loocker- 
mans, to receive moneys due him by the W. I. Company,. . 148, 149 
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Sept. 17. Contract. Islirant Dircksen Goethart to send Ilarman Douwescn 

certain gooJs to the amount of 1,000 guilders, 148 

Sept. 19. Declaration. Tryntje Hans respecting a fight between Jan the 

Cooper and another man who was wounded in the scuffle, 148 

Sept. 19. Declaration. Remmert Jansen Smith that he heard in the course of 

the night, a man groaning outside the door, 149 

Sept. 19. Power of attorney. Isbrant Dircksen Goethart to Jan Laurensen 

Ajjpel to collect certain moneys due him in New Netherland, .... 149 

Sept. 19. Release by Isbrant Dircksen Goethart and Cornelis Cornelissen, of 
all claims they may have against each other on account of a cargo 
of goods imijorted by them, 149 

Sept. 20. Power of attorney. Adriaen Pietersen to Jan Jansen from Brest, 
to receive jjroperty coming to him by the death of his brother 
Isbrant in the East Indies, &c 149 

Sept. 20. Note. Frederick Lubbertsen to Jan Jansen of St. Obyn, for 663 

guilders, with receipt of payment, 149 

Sept. 20. Note. The same to Hendrick Arentsen for 663 guilders with receipt, 1 49 

Sept. 20. Inventory of property left by Jan Jansen of St. Obyn in the house 
of Frederick Lubbertsen, under the charge of Jacob Wolphertsen 
van Couwenhoven, , 149 

Sept. 21. Power of attorney. Adriaen Dircksen to Govert Loockermans to 

receive money due him by the W. I. Comjjany at Amsterdam,. . . 149 

Sept. 21. Power of attorney. Adam Brouwer to Govert Loockermans to 

receive money due him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, ... 149 

Sept. 24. Power of attorney. Cornelis Cornelissen Backer to Jan Laurensen 

(Appel) to collect debts due him in New Netherland, 149 

Oct. 2. Receipt of Joseph Brewster for 29 lbs. beaver due his father 

Francis Brewster, by Thomas Bacxter, 150 

Oct. 4. Power of attorney. Edward Agar to Isaac Allerton, to collect a 

debt from Peter van der Linde, 150 

Oct. 4. Declaration. Symon Dircksen Pos that he had no knowledge of 
any goods consigned to him by Jan van Ilardenbergh, merchant 
of Amsterdam, 150 

Oct. 8. Declaration. Isaac Allerton and Edward Agar that Isaac Abra- 
hams had fulfilled his contract with Laurens Laurensen, 150 

Oct. 9. Power of attorney. Peter Jonassen Bronck to Burger Joris, to col- 
lect debts due him in New Netherland, 150 

Oct. 17. Inventory of goods belonging in common to Anthony Crol and 

Philip Jansen, and in possession of the latter, 150 

Oct. 17. Note. Dirck Claesen Boot to Gysbert Cornelissen, for 284 guilders, 150 

Oct. 18. Will of Philip Jansen Riugo, 150 

Oct. 17. Will of Anthony Crol, • 150 

Oct. 18. Note. George Homs and George Cleyr in favor of Richard Lattyn, 

on account of Laurence Turner, for the sum of £13 stg., 150 



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Oct. 18. Bond. Nicolas Cloper and Laurence Turner, to indemnify George 
Horns and George Clair against any proceedings of Richard 
Lattyn on the above note, 150 

Oct. 20. Consent of Cornells Groesens that Jan Snediger may build on his 

lot on the island of M.anhattan, 151 

Oct. 20. Power of attorney. Haye Jansen, skipper of the ship St. Jacob, to 

Augustyn Herrman to collect debts due him in New Netherland, 151 

Oct. 24. Note. Dirck Claessen in favor of Sander Leeudertsen, of Rense- 

laerswyck, for the sum of 130 carolus guilders, 151 

Oct. 24. Deed. Volckert Evertsen to Cornells Maesen, of a house and plan- 
tation at the North River, on the island of Manhattan, next to 
Wouter van Twiller and Thomas Hall, ... 151 

Oct. 29. Power of attorney. John Dolling to Augustyn Herrman, to collect 
money from the W. I. Company at Amsterdam ; with substitution 
by Augustyn Herrman of to collect said money, 151 

Oct. 31. Note. Heindrick Jansen to Isaac Allerton, for the sum of 380 

guilders, 151 

Nov. 2. Inventory of the property of Aeltje Jans, deceased, 151 

Nov. 9. Note. Martin Aersen to Govert Aertsen for the sum of 245 guilders 

2 stivers, 151 

Nov. 13. Transfer by Simon Joosten of his interest in the yacht Love, to 

Govert Aertsen and Philip Jansen, 152 

Nov. 22. Contract. Jan Teunissen, sellout of Breukelen, to cut and convey 
to the Ferry, timber for a house for sergeant Doman, and to 
erect the same, 152 

Nov. 22. Contract. Same to furnish Adam Roelantsen with certain materials 

for a house, as they come from the saw mill, 152 

Nov. 24. Deed. Peter Wolphersen (van Couwenhoven) to Arnoldus van Har- 

denberch, of house and lot at the Graft, on the island of Manhattan, 152 

Nov. 25. Deed. Nicolas Stillewel to Jan Jansen Schepmoes, of house and 

lot on the north side of the Graft, on the island of Manhattan, . . 152 

Nov. 28. Deed. Fredrick Lubbertsen to Richard Lord, of a Negro named 

Anthony, 152 

Settlement of the estate of Gerrit Wolphertsen (van Couwenhoven) 
deceased, by Wolphert Gerritsen, his father, and Jacob and Peter 
"Wolphertsen, his brothers, and Elbert Elbertsen, who married 
Aeltje Cornelissen, said Gerrit's widow, and the portions of his 
children named WUliam, Jan, Neeltje and Marritje Gerritsen ; Jan 
gets more than his brother WiUiam, " because he has not the use 
of his legs," 152 

Dec. 1. Deed. Leendert Arenden to Teunis Nyssen, of house and lot on the 
Great Highway, opposite the company's garden, on the island of 
Manhattan, 152 



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Dec. 1. Lease from to Egbert Woutersen, of a bouwery 

on Manhattan island, 153 

Dec. 2. Deed. Adam Roelantsen to Govert Aertsen, of house and lot on 

Manhattan island, 153 

Dec. 5. Power of attorney. John Golsteyn of London, to Hendrick Antonis- 

sen, to receive money from the W. I. Company at Amsterdam,. . . 153 

Dec. 4. Articles of copartnership between Augustyn Herrman and capt. 

Blauvelt in the privateer La Garce, 153 

Dec. 4. Similar articles between director Kieft, Jan Damen, Jacob Wol- 
phertsen, Martin Cregier, Jacob Stoflelsen, Hendrick Jacobsen 
Pater Vaer, Hendrick Arentsen, capt. Blauwfelt, Christian Peter- 
sen Rams and William de Key as copartners in the above privateer, 153 

Dec. 4. Receipt of Hendrick Arentsen for 300 guilders paid by Jacob Wol- 

phertsen on accomit, 153 

Dec. 5. Note. Jan Jansen Schepmoes in favor of Hendrick Jacobsen Pater 

Vaer, for 311 carolus guilders ; payment received, 153 

Dec. 6. Will of Hendrick Jacobsen Patervaer, about to sail for the West 

Indies in the privateer La Garce, 153 

Dec. 6. Power of attorney. Abraham Martensen to Jan Willemsen Bos, to 

collect money from the W. I. Company in Amsterdam, 153 

Dec. 6. Power of attorney. Rynier Dominicus of Swynhil, to Jan Willem- 
sen Bos, for the same, 154 

Dec. 6. Declaration. Jan Willemsen Bos and Abraham Martensen, carpen- 
ters, respecting a house they erected on Long island for Dirck 
Holgersen, 154 

Dec. 11. Bill of sale. Thomas Hall and Jan Pietersen, to Hendrick Jansen 

and Jan Martensen, of a yacht, 154 

Dec. 14. Lease. The director general to Thomas Hall of the company's 

bouwery on Manhattan island, now in possession of Michel Jansen, 154 

Dec. 14. Declaration. Michel Jansen and Jan Pietersen, that a piece of frieze 

purchased by Thomas Hall fell short of the just measure, 154 

Dec. 14. Bond. Augustyn Herrman as security for Adriaen van der Donck, 154 

Dec. 18. Lease. OlofT Stevensen (van Cortland), agent for Wouter van 
Twiller, to Geurt Coerten and Wouter Aertsen, of Van T.'s 
bouwery on Manhattan island, 154 

Dec. 20. Contract. Reinier Dominicus to erect a house for Cornelis van 

Tienhoven, 154 

1647. 
Jan. 26. Lease. Cornelis van Tienhoven to Crigier Pischer and Gerryt Serdts, 
of a house and lot of land at Breukelen on Long island, for four 
years, rent free ; they are bound in return to clear the land of the 
trees, and of all stones except such as two men are unable to re- 
move, and to fence the lot agreeably to the orders of the Schepens, 154 
1646. 

Oct. 2. Certificate. Director Rodenburgh of Cura9ao, that he had author- 



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ized the partial unloading of the ship Arms of New Netherland, 
which arrived there short of wood and water, 154 

Sep. & Oct. Notes and drafts of sundry persons in Curasao in favor of William 

de Key, 155 

1647. 

May 31. Bill of sale of the ship Amandare, by Peter Stuyvesant, director of 
New Netherland, to Thomas Broughton, and charter of the same, 
to go to Boston, Isaac Allerton of New Amsterdam and Thomas 
Willett of New Plymouth, being securities, (Incomplete,) 166 

June 6. Power of attorney. William de Key, merchant, and Jan Claesen 
Snial, skipper of the Arms of New Netherland, to Isaac Allerton, 
to sell horses on their account in Virginia, 156 

June 10. Same. Sander Leendertsen to Michel Jansen, to receive money 

from the W. I. Company, at Amsterdam, 156 

June 1 2. Will of Jan Dircksen, chief carpenter to the company, 157 

June 13. Declaration. Jacob Roy, gunner, Hendrick Westercamp and Bal- 
thazar Laurens, as to words expressed by Jan Snediger, when 
they were about to fire a salute on the return of director Stuy- 
vesant from Long island, 157 

June 14. Contract. Cornells Zegers Zoon, of the colony of Renselaerswyek, 
to deliver wheat and oats to director Stuyvesant, on account of 
Adriaen van der Donck, 157 

June 14. Contract. John Claesen Doomer and Nanningh Jansen, not to sell 
goods to any English people, or inhabitants of New England, 
excej)t Indians, 157 

June 15. Permit to Jan La Battle, master carpenter at Fort Orange, to build 

house there and use it as a brewery, 157 

June 17. Declaration. Harman van der Bogaert, commissary, and others, 
respecting an attack by liaritan Indians, when they went to trade 
with them by order of director Kieft, 157 

June 19. Declaration. Paulus Leendertsen van die Grist, that he had been 
obliged by stress of weather in a voyage from Cura9ao, to put 
into Ireland with his ship, the Neptime, in 1645, and to sell 
tobacco there belonging to Frans Bruyn and John Porter, con- 
signed to Amsterdam ; with an invoice of the same, 157 

June 19. Power of attorney. Casper Jansen Almussen, to Augnstyn Herr- 

man, to receive money from the W. I. Company, at Amsterdam, 157 

Jmie 19. Discharge of John Doomer, for a note given by him for £16 stg., 
to capt. Jeremiah Clarke, for which he was sued by capt. Smith, 
at the Manhattans, 158 

June 24. Deed. Gillis Pietersen van der Gouw, to Sara, wife of Thomas 

Hart, of a house and lot south of fort Amsterdam, 158 

June 26. Note. Egbert Woutersen to Hendrick Cornelissen for 184 guilders, 

for carpenter's work, 158 

No date. Mortgage. Sara Hart, to Gillis Pietersen, of the abovementioned 

house which she bought of him 158 



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July 2. Power of attorney. Albert Govertsen to Dirck Volckertsen, to 

receive money from the W. I. Company, 158 

July 2. Same. Abram Staets to Luycas Smith, to receive money from the 

W. I. Comjsany, at Amsterdam, 158 

July 3. Deed. Wolphert Gerritsen to Tennis Cornelissen, for 32 morgens of 
land, on the north end of the plains of Amersfoort (Flatlands), 
L. I., 158 

July 3. Bill of sale. Richard Lord, of the Fresh river (Connecticut), to 

Adriaen Keyser, commissary, of a lot of tobacco, 158 

July 5. Receipt of Thomas Broughton for the ship Amaudare, arrived from 

Brazil, and his obligation to pay for the same, • 158 

July 6. Bond. Thomas Topping and Robert Coe of Hempstead, as securities 

for the payment of the purchase-money of the ship Amandare, . . 158 

July 6. Power of attorney. Commander Jacob Loper to Nicolas van Lit, 

to receive money from the W. L Company at Amsterdam, 158 

July 6. Deed. Gillis Pietersen to Peter Ebel of a house and lot south of 

fort Amsterdam, 158 

July 11. Deed. Cornelis Melyn to Jacob Loper, his son-in-law, of a house 

and two lots on the East river of Manhattan, 158 

July 13. Minute of an interview between director Stuyvesant and two 
Minqua chiefs, who declared that a Swedish commissary at the 
South liver had, on the part of gov. Printz, oftered to sell them 
arms and ammunition, which the Dutch were too shabby to do ; 
and that the governor had asked permission to erect a trading 
house in their country, 158 

July 16. Declaration. Simon Coerbrander and others, respecting an assault 

committed by soldiers on Hans Krieckmayer, 159 

July 27. Power of attorney. Harck Sybertsen to Claes Jansen Salff, to 

receive money for hun from the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, . . 159 

July 17. Report of referees on a difference between Augustyn Herrman, 
agent of Catrina Veiiet of Amsterdam, and David Provoost, 
respecting a legacy, &c., 169 

July 19. Marriage contract. Marritje Symons, widow of Peter Vreucht, 

surgeon, and Symon Joosten, 159 

July 20. Power of attorney. Jan Stevensen, schoolmaster, to Luycas Smith, 

to I'eceive certain moneys fi-om the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 159 

July 22. Declaration. John Dolling, respecting a visit paid to the tavern of 
Gerrit the miller, in the "village" of New Amsterdam, in com- 
pany with fiscal Van Dyck and others, 159 

July 22. Assignment. Christiaen Pietersen Rams to Harman Myndertsen 
van de Bogaert, commissary at Fort Orange, and Cornelis Teu- 
nissen, of his share in the frigate La Garce, 159 

June 22. Power of attorney. Luycas Gerritsen to Nicolas van Lit, to 

receive money from the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 160 



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July 23. Note. Frederick Lubbertsen to Cornells van Tienhoven, for 900 

carolus guilders, 160 

July 23. Declaration. Harman Meyndertsen van de Bogaert, respecting tlie 

conduct of fiscal Van Dyck, in Marten Crigier's tavern, 160 

July 23. Declaration. George Wolsey, from Yarmouth, Eng., that fiscal Van 
Dyck had accepted a present from Thomas Willett, on board his 
vessel, 160 

July 23. Declaration. Isaac Allerton that he heard the Swedish governor 

at the Delaware say he had paid John Wilcox in full, 160 

July 23. Declaration. Barent and Hans Jansen that they had, in the begin- 
ning of the war of 1G43, gone to Long island to carry otf maize 
belonging to the Indians, 160 

July 25. Power of attorney. Nicholas Coorn, of Renselaerswyck, to Claes 
Jansen Calfl', to receive property left him by his deceased mother, 
Janneken Hafiers, matron of the hospital at Steenbergen, 160 

July 26. Same. Claes Jansen, baker, to Govert Aertler, to receive money 

due hun by the W. I. Company, 160 

July 22. Same. Surgeon William Hays to the same, to receive money due 

him from the W. I. Company, 160 

July 26. Substitute power of attorney from Cornells Cornelissen to Hendrick 

Jansen, tailor, to receive certain moneys from the W. I. Company, 160 

July 29. Deed. Jan Petersen to Egbert van Borsum, of a house and lot in 

the island of Manhattan, 160 

July 29. Note. Jonathan Brewster, of New Plymouth, to William Turck, 

of New Netherland, for 5H beavers, 160 

Aug. 2. Power of attorney. Rev. Johannes Backerus, minister at Manhat- 
tan, to Jacob Jansen Twiver, to receive money due him by the 
W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 161 

Aug. 2. Note. Jan Jansen, cooper, to Hendrick Jansen, smith, for 108 

guilders 5 stivers, 161 

Aug. 2. Assignment. Serjeant Gerrit Douman to Govert Loockermans of 

an account against the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 161 

Aug. 2. Power of attorney. Dirck Dircksen to Hendrick Jansen to receive 

money due him by the W. I. Company at Hoorn, 161 

Aug. 2. Same. Egbert van Borsum to his brother, to receive money due 

him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 161 

Aug. 2. Same. Evert Duyckinck to Hendrick Jansen, to receive money 

due him by the W. I. Comjjany at Amsterdam, 161 

Aug. 2. Same. Willem de Key and others to divers persons, to receive 

money due them from the W. I. Company at Amsterdam,. . .161, 162 

Aug. 3. Note. Peter Ebel to Gillis Pietersen, for 50 be.aver skins, 162 

Aug. 3. Power of attorney. Frans Bruyn and John Porter, late soldiers at 
Curasao, to Mathias van Riethoven, to receive moneys from the 
W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 162 

Aug. 3. The same from capt. Jan de Fries, 162 



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Aug. 14. Protest. Jan Laurensen Appel against Arnoldus van Hardenbergh, 
Peter Bruynsen and Peter Jacobsen Marias, curators of tbe estate 
of the late Seger Teunissen, for non-payment of a note, with 
answer, 162 

Aug. 7. Declaration. John Wilcox that be was at Elsburgh when Isaac 

Allerton gave a receipt in full to Robert Cocasel, 162 

Aug. 8. Powers of attorney. Jacob Stoifelsen and Johannes Reiger, to col- 
lect money due them since director Van Twiller's time, 162 

Aug. 9. Same. Hendrick Jausen, smith, to Edward Servaessen, to collect 

money in Amsterdam, 163 

Aug. 9. Same. Jesse la Montagne to Coenraet van Cuelen to collect 

money due him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 163 

Aug. 10. Same. Cornells Dircksen Hoogland to receive money from the 

same, 163 

Aug. 11. Same. Blathys Capito, late supercargo of the ship Swol, to collect 

moneys due him by the same, 163 

No date. Same. Dirck Cornelissen, husband of Maritje Jans, daughter of 
of Tryn Jonas, midwife, deceased, to rev. Everardus Bogardus, 
to receive money due said midwife by the W. I. Company of 
Amsterdam, 163 

No date. Same. Jacob Hendricksen Kip to Harman Hendricksen Droogh, 
his uncle, to receive money due him by the W. I. Company at 
Amsterdam, 163 

Aug. 14. Same. Cornells Claessen Wits and wife to William Kieft, to 

receive money due them in Holland, 163 

Aug. 13. Same. John Doomer and Nanninck Jansen, curators of Claes 
Cater's estate, to Peter Jacobsen Marius, to collect debts due 
said estate at New Haven, Stamford, Milford, Onckeway and 
Long island, 164 

Aug. 14. Bond. Richard Smith of New Netherland, to Isaac Allerton, as 
security for a debt due by John Wilcox, and counter bonds from 
Willem Tomassen to Smith, and from Wilcox to Tomasseu, 164 

Aug. 14. Bond. Arnoldus van Hardeubergh as security for Richard Smith,. 164 

Aug. 14. Declaration. Claes Jansen Calff and Adriaen Jansen that Adam 
Roelantsen was thrown out of the tavern by order of fiscal Van 
Dyck, 164 

Aug. 14. Power of attorney. Gillis Pietersen to his father, Hendrick Jansen, 

to collect certain debts in Holland, 164 

Aug. 14. Note. Thomas Hall to William de Key, for the sum of 400 carolus 

guilders, 164 

Aug. 15. Receipt of Peter Jansen Cool for moneys paid by the curators of 

Claes Cater's estate, 165 

Oct. 4. Power of attorney. Jan Cornelissen of Hoorn to Jan Jansen, 

cheesemonger, to receive money from his guardian in Holland,. . 165 

Aug. 16. Same. Widow of Jan Jansen of Ilpendam, late coimiiissary at 



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fort Nassau, to Johannes de Laet, to settle her husband's accounts 
with the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 166 

Aug. 16. Same. Simon Joosten to Jan de Fries, to collect money due him in 

Holland, ....". 166 

Aug. 16. Deed. Thomas Robertsen to George ^Yolsey, of a house afld plan- 
tation in Flushing, L. I., 167 

Aug. 19. Note. Catalyntje van Straffel, widow of Jan Jansen of Lpeudam, 

ill favor of Jan Snediger, for 770 guilders, 15 stivers, 167 

Aug. 19. Note. The same to Hendrick Hendricksen Kip and Dirck Cornelis- 

sen for 79 guilders, 16 stivers and 223 guilders, 168 

Sept. 21. Transfer. Thomas Backster to Isaac Allerton, of his share of a 

certain sloop, 169 

Sept 21. Bill of sale. Director Stuyvesant to Stephen Goodyeare of the 
Roodebergh, by the English called New Haven, of the company's 
ship Swol, 169 

Sept. 22. Power of attorney. Isaac Allerton to John Ogden and Richard 

Cloff, to collect his debts, 169 

Sept. 29. Deed. Peter van der Linde to Elke Jansen, of his plantation on 

Manhattan island, 169 

Sept. 30. Power of attorney. Andries Hudde to Arnoldus van Hardenbergh 
and Peter Coinellssen, to sell his plantation on Long island, oppo- 
site the island of Manhattan, 170 

Sept. 30. Declarations. William Cock and Adam Mott, that George Horns' 

wife called Robert Butler's wife a w. . .e, 170 



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Aug. 17. Power of attorney. Gerrit Jansen of Enckhuysen, to William de 
Key, to receive money due him by the W. I. Company at Amster- 
dam, 

Aug. 17. Same. David Provoost to the heirs of Jochem Botjes and Jan 
Cornelissen, deceased, to receive moneys from the W. I. Company 
at Amsterdam, .■ 

Aug. 17. Certificate that Margarita, wife of David Provoost, and daughter of 
Barbara Sehut, is living, 

Aug. 17. Assignment by David Provoost of a claim against the W. I. Com- 
pany at Amsterdam, 

Aug. 17. Power of attorney. David Provoost to Gillis Verbrugge, to receive 
certain life rents in Holland, 

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Aug. 17. Same. Frederick Lubbertsen to Claes Janseu his brother-in-law, to 

collect a debt in Holland from Jau Hett, 1 

Aug. 1 9. Same. Charles Morgan to Albert Willem of Seveuhoven, to receive 

moneys due him by the W. I. Company of Zealand, 2 

Aug. 24. Deed. Thomas Broen to Jan Jansen Damen, of a house and lot, 
north of fort Amsterdam on Manhattan island, with a receipt for 

the jnirchase-moncy, 2 

1649. 
Aug. 20. Ilatiiication of a power of attorney dated Aug. 24, 1C48, from 
Arnoldus Hardcnbergh to Jau Laurensen Appel and Adriaen Jan- 
sen, to manage his affairs during his absence, 3 

1643. 

Accounts debit and credit of Francis Browne of Yorkshire, John 

Porter of Leicester, and John Wary, soldiers at Curafao, 3 

1645. 
Oct. 28. Receipt of Tick Collen for money paid by Cornells Leendertsen at 

Cura5ao, 3 

1648. 
Aug. 24. Note. Claes Jans Ruyter and Ilarman Douwesen, to William 

Turck for 43^ beavers, 3 

Aug. 26. Power of attorney. Juryen Blanck to Isbrant Direksen Goethardt, 

to receive money from the heirs of Symon Direksen Pos, 4 

Aug. 27. Same. Peter Leendertsen to Gillis Verbrugge, to receive money due 

him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 4 

Aug. 5. Same. Jan Foppe to Gerrit Vastrick, to receive money from the 

same, 4 

Aug. 27. Same. Peter Cornelissen, house carpenter, to Rivert Cornelissen 

Pilles, to receive money from the same, , 4 

Aug. 28. Same. Tobias Rem to Peter Cornelissen Prins, to receive money 

from the same, 4 

. Aug. 28. Certificate. Peter Andriessen and Harman Jansen, that Peter 
Rutten (lost in the Princess) was indebted in a certain amount to 
Claes Jansen, 5 

Aug. 28. Power of attorney. Surgeon Hans Kierstede, late in the company's 
service, to William Turck, to receive moneys due hun by the W. 
I. Company at Amsterdam, 5 

Aug. 28. Same. Kreger Pischer to Harman Jansen, to receive moneys due 

him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 6 

Aug. 29. Same. Maritie Jans, widow of Dirck Cornelissen, to William 
Turck and Seth Verbrugge, to receive certain accounts, and power 
of attorney, in the hands of Wouter Van Twiller, 6 

July 17. Receipt from Richard Smith of satisfaction for a bond given in 
behalf of Wilcox, and order of said Smith in favor of Adam Mott, 
on skipper William, for 1 7 guilders, 6 

Aug. 31. Receipt. Adam Mott, agent of Richard Smith, for 85 guilders paid 

by William Toinassen, skipper, 7 

Aug. 31. Power of attorney. Jan Willemsen Schut to Jan Stevensen, school- 



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master, to receive money due him by the W. I. Company at 
Amsterdam, 7 

Aug. 31. Power of attorney. Johannes Backerus to Jacob Jansen Twiver, 

to receive moneys due him by the same, , 7 

Aug. 31. Same. Oloif Stevensen (van Cortland), late commissary, to Gerrit 

van Hengst, to receive moneys due him by the same, 8 

Aug. 31. Same. Hans Fomer to Augustyn Herrman, to receive moneys due 

him by the same, 8 

Sept. 1. Same. Paulus Leendertsen van der Grist and others, guardi.ans of 
Gysbert Gerritsen, son of Gerrit Gysbertsen, to Hans Burtelsen, 
to receive a legacy in Holland, 9 

Sept. 1. Same. Harraan Hendricksen to Gillis Van Brugge, to receive 

moneys due him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 9 

Sept. 2. Same. Evert Tesselaer to Govert Loockermans, to sell certain 

goods belonging to him, 10 

Sept. 3. Transfer by Govert Aertsen to Jacob Wolphertsen, of his yacht. . . 10 

Sept. 8. Power of attorney. Wessel Evertsen to Jannitie Grassimus, to 

receive moneys due him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, ... 10 

Sept. 8. Note. Sander Leendertsen, of Renselaerswyck, to William Turck, 

for 10,078 guilders, in wampum, to be reimbursed in beaver, 11 

Sept. 8. Note. Philip Jansen Ringo to Isbraud Dircksen Goethardt, for 

1,255 guilders, in wampum, to be repaid in beavers, 11 

Sept. 9. Power of attorney. Jan Jansen, of Ditmars, to Jannitje Douwes, 

to receive certain money left him by Annetje Sipke, his mother,. . 12 

Sept. 9. Mortgage. Jacob Roy to Gillis Petersen, of his house, 12 

Sept. 10. Power of attorney. Hendrick Jansen to Geurt Servaesen, to receive 

certain moneys due him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam,. . . 13 
1647. 

Jan. 10. Note. Bartel Lorsen, of Norway, privateer, to Hendrick Jansen, 

for 44 guilders, 13 

1648. 

Sept. 11. Power of attorney. Jacob Leendertsen van der Grist to Martin 
Martensen, to receive moneys due him by the W. I. Company at 
Amsterdam, 13 

Sept. 11. Same. Simeke Jacobsen, skipper, to receive moneys due him by 

the same, 14 

Sept. 12. Same. Sybolt Claesen to Reyer Stoffelsen, to receive moneys due 

him by the same, 14 

Sept. 12. Same. Leendert Arensen to Jan Claessen Leydecker, to collect a 

legacy in Holland, 14 

Sept. 12. Note. Cornells Arentsen, of Pavonia, to IsbrantDii'cksen Goethardt, 

for .S22 guilders in wampum, 15 

Sept. 14. Contract. Peter Heyn, with director Stuyvesant to work as a ship- 
wright one year, •, , . . 15 

Sept. 14. Power of attorney. Hendrick Hendricksen, of Eerland, to Jacob 



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Parghens to receive moneys due bim by the W. I. Company, at 
Amsterdam, 15 

Sept. 15. Note. Gillis Petersen to Isbrant Dircksen Goethardt, for 180 

, guilders, 16 

Sept. 16. Power of attorney. Jan Jansen, of Piersel, to William Turck, to 

receive money due him by the W. I. Company, at Amsterdam, . . 16 

Sept. 16. Same. Peter Broensen to fiscal Van Dyck, to collect money from 

the administrators of the estate of Seger Tunisen, deceased, .... 16 

Sept. 16. Bond. Burger Joris as security to William Turck, for the repay- 
ment of certain moneys advanced to Jan Jansen, of Piersel, with 
note of said Jansen in favor of Joris for said amount, 17 

Sept. 16. Power of attorney. The guardians of Direk Comelissen, son of 
Cornells Dircksen, to William Turck and Seth Verbrugge, to 
receive certain accounts and powers of attorney from Wouter 
van T wilier, 17 

Sept. 18. Same. Isbrant Dircksen Goethardt, to Hendrick Hendricksen Kip 
and Jan Jansen Schepmoes, to collect debts due him and pay 
what he owes, 18 

Sept. 19. Same. Jannetje Claes, widow of Urbanus , mason, to Beatrice 

Hermans, to receive money due her late husband by the W. I. 
Company, at Amsterdam, 18 

Sept. 19. Same. Gysbert Abrahamsen, to the same, to receive moneys due 

him by said company, 18 

Sept. 23. Bond of Isaac Allerton as security for Nicholas Hart, 19 

Sept. 23. Charter of the ship Love, by John Evans, of New Haven, merchant, 

for a voyage to Barbadoes, 19 

Sept. 24. Power of attorney. John Doomer and Nanningh Jansen to Jan 

Snediger, to manage their aflairs, 19 

Sept. 24. Same. William Turck to Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland), to collect 

his debts and manage his aftairs in his absence, 20 

Sept. 28. DeclaraJjon. Andries Luycassen and others, that they sailed with 
Govert Looekermans in the fall of 1647, along the north coast, 
from New Amsterdam to Pakeketok, Crommegou, and New 
Haven, and th.at said Looekermans did not sell any arms or ammu- 
nition to the Indians, daring the voyage, and only made a present 
of a little powder to Rockbou, chief of Crommegou, and pur- 
chased two geese and a deer at Pakeketok, 20 

Sept. 28. Power of attorney. Gillis Jansen Pompoen, late farm servant at 

fort Hope, to , to receive money due him by the W. I. 

Company, at Amsterdam, 21 

Sept. 29. Note. Claes Jansen Ruyter, to the director general, for the purchase- 
money of the yacht Peace, 21 

Sept. 29. Inventory of the house, land and stock found at Breuckelen, belong- 
ing to Hans Lodewyck, a runaway, 22 

Oct. 6. Indenture. Cornells Jansen to Evert Duyckinck, to learn the trade 

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Oct. 6. Inventory. Jan Jansen as apprentice to Albert Cornelissen, 22 

Oct. 2. Contract. Juriaen Hendricksen to build a house for Jan Daraen, . . 22 

Oct. 30. Certified copies of two protests by Brant van Slcchtenhorst against 
director Stuyvesant, dated 8th September and 20th October, for 
ordering a house in the vicinity of Fort Orange to be pulled down, 
and encroaching on the rights of the patroon, 23 

Nov. 3. Bond. Lucas van der Liphorst, as secuiity for the purchase-money 
of the lot called the Malle smits berch, bought by Elcke Jansen 
[see 2}ost, 68], 24 

Nov. 6. Dissolution of partnership between Claes Claesen Bording and Aryn 

Jansen van 't ooch, 24 

Nov. 1 0. Power of attorney. Jean Labadle, husband of Harman Bogardus's 
widow, to Adriaen van der Donck, to manage the interests of said 
Bogardus and Christiaen Pietersen in the frigate La Garce, 25 

Oct. 31. Mandamus to Brant van Slichtenhorst to appear before the director 
and council to answer such complaints as will be made against 
him, 26 

Deo. 21. Stipulation of Tielman Wilckens, merchant, and Pieter Cornelissen, 
gunner, of the ship The Young Prince of Denmark, to abide by 
the award of referees, 26, 27 

Dec. 29. Power from Tieleman Willekens to Adriaen van der Donck, to 
appear as his attorney before the court of the director and council 

and defend a suit brought by the fiscal, 26 

1649. 

Feb. 22. Deed. Jan Cornelissen, of Hoorn, to Albert Pietersen, trumpeter, 

of a lot on the island of Manhattan, with bill of survey, 28 

Feb. 6. Declaration. Dirck Dircksen and others respecting some tobacco 

on board of Mr. Willekeu's ship, 29 

Feb. 8. Acceptance, by Henry Breser, of Philip de Truy's house and lot from 

Nicholas Stillwell, , 29 

Feb. 10. Report of referees on the difference between Jurian Schroeder and 
Hendrick Tysen with Tielman Willekens ; Adriaen van der Donck 
denies the jurisdiction of the court at the Manhattans in the case, 29 

I Feb. 10. Appeal of Tielman Willekens in the above suit, 30 

■^ Feb. 17. Manumission by Philip Jansen Ringo, of Manuel, the Spaniard, from 

slavery, for the sum of 300 carolus guilders, . . 30 

Feb. 22. Report of the inquest on the body of Lysabet , 30 

March 30. Declaration. Egbert van Borsum, that Cornells Mellyn had said at 
New Haven, that the states general were greatly surprised that 
the English had not hanged Stuyvesant to the highest tree ; that 
he (M.) had brought Kieft to his churchyard, and would bring 
Stuyvesant to his, also, 31 

March 30. Declaration. Laurens Cornelissen that Comelis Melyn had circu- 
lated reports in New England of director Stuyvesant's removal 
from office, • 31 

March 25. Inventory of the confiscated ship and merchandise belonging to 

Tielman Willekens, 31 



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April 12. Contract of Govert Loockermans to send certain sugars and bales of 

cotton to Holland, _. 32 

April 20. Power of attorney. Jellis Jansen, to Daniel Litscho to receive his 

wages, 33 

April 26. Deed. Cornelis Groesens to Lubbertus van Dincklagen, of a lot of 
land bounded east by the Great Highway ; 5^ acres, on Manhattan 
island, 33 

April 21. Note. Peter Leendertseu to Gillis Pietersen, for 107 guilders, 34 

April 27. Mortgage. Peter Jansen to John Forbus of a piece of land on the 
East river, formerly occupied by Claes Carstensen, David Andries- 
sen and George Baxter, 34 

May. Powers of attorney from sundry persons who served on board the 

Prince of Denmark, to collect their wages, 35 

May 13. Deed. Teunis Nyssen to Govert Loockermans of a lot of land east 

of the Great Highway, New Amsterdam, 85 

May 15. Power of attorney. Barent Jansen to Arnout Willeborsen to col- 
lect his wages ; with stipulation of the latter to pay over the same, 
on receipt, 35 

May 15. Note. Director Stuyvesant to the deacons, for 1774 guilders 3 

stivers, 35 

May 18. Power of attorney. Hendrick Dircksen to Cornelis Groesens,. . 35,38 

May 30. Contract to build two houses, apparently on the South river, or 

Delaware, 36 

May 28. Power of attorney. Egbert Gerritsen to Jacob van Couwenhoven, 

to receive his wages, 37 

June 2. Lease. Dirck Holgertsen to Jochem Calder, of a tract of land on 

Long island, for 20 years, 37 

June 2. Power of attorney. Teunis Dircksen Poentie, guardian of the 
children of Cornelis Maersen of Renselaerwyck, to Jan Jansen 
Damen to manage the property left by said Maersen on Manhattan 
island, 37 

June 3. Release of Harman Scheurman of all claim against Cornelis Maer- 
sen, deceased, on account of the purchase of a tract of land on 
Manhattan island, 38 

May 15. Note. John Gray, of Flushing, L. I., to Thomas Willett of New 

Plymouth, for £20 sterling, 38 

June 18. Assignment. Hoeloif Jansen Haes to commissary Keyser, of his 

claim against Burger Joris for 1,000 guilders, 39 

June 22. Note. Reynier Dominicus to director Stuy^■esant, for eighty guilders, 39 

June 28. Deed. Lucas van der Liphorst to Thomas HaU, of a piece of land 

on the island of Manhattan, (see p. 24), 39 

July 8. Deed to Adriaen Keyser of a lot on Manhattan island formerly 

belonging to Herman van de Bogaert, 39 

July 8. Deed of said lot from Adriaen Keyser to Evert Pels, 39 

July 9. Bond. Jan Jansen Damen, Augustyn Herrraan, Jacob van Cou wen- 



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hoven and others, owners of the frigate La Garce, as security for 
any chiims for damages brought against the privateer Harpy, ... 40 

July 16. Certificate. Johannes de Peyster and Jacob Kip, that IMargarita, 

wife of David Provoost, is alive, 40 

July 10. Power of attorney. David Provoost, to Gillis Verbrugge to receive 

certain annuities from the receiver general at Leyden, 41 

July 17. Certificate. Johannes de Peyster and others, that David Provoost 

imported iron from Boston, 41 

July 17. Power of attorney. Sander Lecudertseii and William Tailler, of 
Renselaerswyck, to skipper Willem Tomassen of the Falconer, to 
collect the amount of certain notes in Holland, 42 

July 19. Note. Peter Heyn to Gerrit Jausen KlLnckhamer, for 205 guilders, 43 

July 23. Power of attorney. Cornells Segersen of Renselaerswyck, to Philip 

de Truy, to collect a debt of Jacobus van Curler, 43 

July 25. Declaration. Several of the crew of La Garce, th.at they had cap- 
tured a Spanish bark in the river Tobasco, and had then heard 
nothing of a peace with Spain, 44 

July 31. Declaration. George Baxter, Augustyn Herrmans and Daniel 
Litscho, that they had seen a box of beavers open in the public 
store, and commissary Keyser afterwards, near the wooden horse, 
with some beavers under his arm, 45 

July 31. Power of attorney. Alexander Boyer to Samuel Willemsen, to 

receive moneys due him by the W. I. Company at Ajnsterdam, . . 45 

Aug. 2. Deed. Abraham Pietersen to Ilendrick Egbertsen, of a lot situate 

northeast of the bastion of fort Amsterdam, 46 

Aug. 2. Deed. Hendriek Egbertsen to Dirck Bensich, of the south half of 

the last mentioned lot, 46 

Aug. 2. Deed. Isaac de Foreest to William Beeckman, of a portion of his 

lot on the island of Manhattans, 46 

Aug. 4, Deed. Cornells van Tienhoven to Abraham Isaacksen Planck, of a 

lot in the Smith's valley on the island of Manhattan, 47 

Aug. 4. Deed. The same to Dirck Volckerts, of a lot in the Smith's valley 

aforesaid, 47 

Aug. 4. Deed. The same to Lambert Huybertsen Klomj), of a lot in the 

Smith's valley aforesaid, 47 

Aug. 6. Power of attorney. Cornells Coenraetsen, skipper, to Claes Jansen 
l^uyter, to receive from Roelofl" Jansen de Haes, the sum of 
360 guilders, , 48 

Aug. 4. Same. Martin Krigicr, late Serjeant to Gerrit Vastrick, to receive 
1,271 guilders, 19 stivers, due him by the W. I. Company, at 
Amsterdam, 48 

Aug. 4. Same. Martin Krigier, to Cornells van Tienhoven, to receive a like 

sum from the same, 49 

1647. 

June 4. Receipt of James Smith, for i;31 2s. lid. paid by order of Isaac 

Allertou on account of Sara Willett, 49 



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Aug. 10. Declaration. Jan Claessen and others, that Jan Willemsen, of 
Lej'den, had empowered his father, Willem Pomsen, to receive 
his wages, 49 

Aug. 12. Power of attorney. Cosyn Gerritsen to Sybolt Claessen, to receive 

a legacy left him by Susanna EUfertsen, of Hoorn, 50 

Aug. 12. Same. Lysbet Tysen to Peter Tysen, of Alcmaer, her brother, to 

receive her portion of a deceased brother and sister's estate, .... 50 

Aug. 12. Same. Andries Roeloftsen to Jan Laurensen Appel, to receive a 

lot of beavers from Adam Roelantsen and Jan Jansen Plodder,. . 51 

Aug. 13. Certificate. Abraham Pietersen and Claes van Elsland, that Jan 
Stevensen, late schoolmaster at New Amsterdam, sold a house 
and garden north of the fort, to Jacob Jacobsen Roy, for which 
no deed has been given, 51 

Aug. 13. Deed. Jacob Jacobsen Roy to Abraham Isaacksen Planck, of the 

last mentioned lot, 1)2 

Aug. 13. Deed. Sibout Claessen to Peter Clock, of a lot on the Highway 

near the garden of Jan Damen, on the island of Manhattan, .... 52 

Aug. 14. Power of attorney. Adriaen Vincent to Margaret Frotzee, to 

i-eceive money due him by the W. I. Company, at Amsterdam,. . 53 

Aug. 14. Same. Juriaen Andriessen to Jacob van Cowenhoven, to receive 

money due him by the same, 53 

Aug. 14. Same. Sibout Claessen to Harman Bastiansen, to receive from 

Joost Teunissen, a balance due on a house and lot sold to him, . . 58 

Aug. 14. Deed. Sibout Claessen to Joost Teunissen, of a house and lot, 

opposite the company's five houses on the island of Manhattan, . . 53 
1648. 
May 26. Power of attorney. Gysbert Opdyck, at the House the Hope, to 

David Provoost, to sell his account, 54 

1649. 
Aug. 14. Same. Carsten Cornelissen Stram to Jan Harraensen to collect a 
debt due him by Jan Snediger, Abram Planck and Alexander 
Boyer, 64 

Aug. 14. Same. Anneke van Beyern, widow of the late Daniel Patrick, now 
the wife of Tobias Fecx, of Flushing, L. I., to Adriaen van der 
Donck, who is about to depart for Fatherland, to investigate the 
state of her aflkirs there, and to collect whatever m.ay be coming 
to her, 54 

Aug. 14. Same. Jacob Loper to Cornells Melyn, to receive money due him 

by the W. I. Company, at Amsterdam, 54 

Aug. 15. Same. Daniel Litscho to Gertrude Abramsen, to receive from 
Joannes ten Berghe, late sheriflT at Paraiba, now of Utrecht, the 
amount of a note drawn by him, 54 

Aug. 16. Same. Bastiaen Lambertsen to Hendrick Arentsen, to receive his 

share of the prize ship Tobasco, 55 

Aug. 17. Same. Cornells Teunissen to Joost Teunissen, to receive his share 

of the estate of the late Femmeke Joosten, deceased, 55 



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1649. PAGE. 

Aug. 17. Power of attorney. Annetie Jans,, widow of the late rev. Everardus 
Bogardus, to Cornells WilleraseH Bogafert, to receive moneys due 
Tryn Jansen, her mother, late midwife, by the W. I. Company, at 
Amsterdam, r 55 

Aug. 11. Contract. Hendrick Jansen and Peter Jansen Cool, to deliver cer- 
tain furs to Mary Symons, mother of Claes Claessen Bording, in 
Holland, 55 

Aug. 17. Power of attorney. Claes Jansen d'Kock to Michael Paulussen to 
receive his share of the prize Tobasco, 

Aug. 17. Deed. Peter Wolphertsen van Couwenhoven and Elbert Elbertsen, 
curators of the estate of Claes Jansen of Emden, deceased, to 
skipper William Tomassen, of a part of a garden lot on the island 
of Manhattan, opposite the five houses, and adjoining the Wooden 
Horse ; with receipt for the purchase-money, 56, 57 

Aug. 18. Power of attorney. Hendrick Egbertsen to Harman Hendricksen 
Brocq, of Amsterdam, to dispose of the estate of his late wife, 
Printje Arentsen at Haerlem, 56 

Aug. 18. Deed of settlement of the estate of Dirck Cornelissen, deceased, 57 

Aug. 19. Declaration. Annetje Ruys, wife of Jan Snediger, and Lyntie, 
wife of Jochem Pietersen Kuyter, that Arnoldus van Harden- 
bergh gave Gysbert Abrahamsen certain moneys to pay his board, 57 

Aug. 19. Will of Jan Evertsen Bout, of Barrevelt, and Tryntje Symons de 

Witt, his wife, 58 

Aug. 19. Power of attorney. Jan Evertsen Bout, aforesaid, now about to 
sail for Fatherhind, to Tryntje Symons de Witt, his wife, to man- 
age his affairs in his absence, 58 

Aug. 19. Same. Harman Bastiaen, of Fort Orange, to Isaac de Foreest, to 

collect a debt of Hans Hansen, of Long island, carpenter, 59 

Aug. 19. Same. Jan Willemsen Yselsteyn to WUliara Pomesen Yselsteyn, to 

receive money due him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam,. . . 59 

Aug. 19. Same. Gysbert op Dyck, commissary at Fort Hope, to Hendrick 
van Schendel, city schoolmaster at Wesel, to collect a debt due 
him there, 59 

Aug. 20. Same. Jelis Pietersen, gunner, to Harman Jansen, to receive 

money due him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 59 

Aug. 20. Same. Adriaen van Upendam, schoolmaster at the Manhattans, to 
Sibout Claessen, to receive such legacies as have been left him by 
friends at Leyden, 60 

Aug. 19. Certificate. Adriaen Keyser that Adriaen Ilpendam aforesaid, had 
received no part of his father's estate, " but on the contrary kicked 
it away with his foot," 60 

Aug. 20. Power of attorney. Anthony Crol to Philip Ger.aerdy, to collect a 

debt due him by Philip Jansen Ringo, 60 

Aug. 20. Same. William Beeekman, merchant, to Gertrude, wife of the D' 
Planeius at Campen, to receive moneys due him by the W. I. 
Company, for services on board the Princess, 60 



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1649. ■ — PAGE. 

Aug. 25. Power of attorney. Peter H.aiisen to Eerick Jansen, to receive 
moneys due him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, for ser- 
vices at Curasao, 61 

Aug. 19. Amount, debit and credit of capt. lieut. Jacob Loper, for ser^dces in 

Curasao in 1648, 61 

1641. 

April 11. Resolution of the chamber of the W. I. Company, at Amsterdam, 
refeiTing to the commissioners for New Netherland, a petition of 
Wouter van Twiller to be allowed to dispose of lands in that 
country which he had purchased from the Indians, and had caused 
to be improved, the alienation whereof the authorities in New 

Netherland were ordered not to permit, 61 

1642. 

May 24. Release by the directors of the W. I. Company .at Amsterdam, to 
Wouter van Twiller of the rent and sixth sheaf which he was 
bound to p.ay for the lease of the company's bouwery, on the island 

of Manhattan, 61 

1649. 

Aug. 27. Power of attorney. Rerapo Sybadae to Jacob Stoifelsen, to collect 

his outstanding debts, 62 

May 5. Assignment. Capt. Blaufelt, and others, of the privateer La Garce, 
to Rempo Sybadae, of their share of prize money accruing from 
the capture of the Tobasco, 62 

Aug. 30. Power of attorney. Jan Lauren Appel to Adriaen Jansen, to col- 
lect his outstanding debts at Fort Orange, 63 

Sept. 6. Contract. Jacob Loper, agent of Cornells Melyn, patroon, and 
Hendrick Jansen, respecting cattle delivered to the latter on halves 
and a butter rent, 63 

Sept. 6. Contract. The same and Jan Jansen Langendyck, for cattle as 

aforesaid, 63 

Sept. 1. Power of attorney. Anthony Barraoede, a Spaniard, to Hans Weber, 

captain at arms, to receive his share of the prize Tobasco, 64 

Sept. 4. Declaration. Nicholas Hart that John Throgmorton had received, 
in 1647, from William de Key, some hats instead of friezes, to 
which he was entitled, 64 

Sept. 22. Note. Thomas Hall to Cornells Teuuissen for 300 guilders for pur- 
chased cattle, 64 

Sept. 27. Declaration. Anthony Leon, of Majorca and Tyck (Teague) Herry, 
of Castlehaven, Ireland, respecting an attack made by a Spanish 
vessel in the bay of Campeachy, on the frigate La Garce, 65 

Sept. 28. Power of attorney. Isaac J.ansen, surgeon, to Jan Jansen, to receive 

moneys due him by the W. I. Comp.any at Amsterdam, 65 

Sept. 29. Same. Nicholas Ble, of Dieppe, to Sack Kallyn of the same place, 

and in his absence, Philip Geraerdy, to receive his 'prize money,. 66 

Sept. 29. Same. Saeke de Blaingny, of Rouen, to Augustine de Boussau, to 

receive his prize money, 66 

Oct. 1. Inventory of personal property belonging to Urbanus Leuersen, 

deceased, 66 



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Oct. 4. Deed. Wessel Evertsen, to Rut Jacobsen, of a lot on the Highway, 

ou the island of M.anhattans, 67 

Oct. 20. Power of attorney. Jan Laurensen Appel to Lucas Eldertsen, to 
receive from Andries Hudde, and others, on the South river, cer- 
tain moneys due Mr. Hardenburgh, 67 

Oct. 27. Deed. Thomas Hall and Gerrit Jansen, whereby the former ex- 
changes the land called the Mallesinits berch, for a house and 
farm belonging to the latter, all on Manhattan island (see p. 24, 39), 68 

Nov. 5. Power of attorney. Isaac AUerton to Johannes Verbrugge, to col- 
lect certain moneys from capt. Francis Aerley, junr., of Virginia, 69 

Nov. 11. Declaration. Willi.am Turck and Peter Broensen respecting the 

ownership of wine on board David Provoost's ketch, 69 

Nov. 12. Power of attorney. William Nobel, surgeon, to Hendrick Jacob- 
sen to receive his prize money, 70 

Nov. 12. Same. Teunis Dircksen to Isaac de Foreest, to receive his prize 

money, 70 

Not. 12. Same. Teunis Dircksen to William Nobel, surgeon, to receive from 
Cornelis van Brugge, the proceeds of certain indigo consigned 
to him, 70 

Not. 15. Same. Michiel Jansen to Johannes Geraerdy to collect a certain 

debt from Reynier Dominicus, at the South river, 71 

Nov. 16. Same. Jan Harmansen to Peter Anthony to collect from the magis- 
trates of New Haven, the amount due for wine sold there on his 
account by David Provoost, 71 

Not. 17. Contract. Juriean Hendricksen to build a house for Adriaen Dirck- 
sen, 71 

Nov. 17. Power of attorney. William Woutersen to Aert Willemsen to 

collect his prize money, 72 

Dec. 4. Same. Adam Roelantsen Groen of Dockum, to Jacob Tysen, to 
take charge of his children and affairs during his absence in the 
West Indies, 72 

Dec. 12. Will of Jan Jansen Damen, 72 

1650. 
Jan. 3. Deed. Aeltje Douwes, widow of Jan Jansen, from Ditmars, and 
now wife of Teunis Jorissen, to Gysbert Arentsen and Louis 
■ Papellon, of her bouwery on Long island, adjoining the planta- 
tion of Peter Schorsteenveger, , . . . . 73, 87 

Jan. 14. Lease. Brant van Slechtenherst, director of Renselaerswyck, to Jan 
Dircksen, of Bremen, of the old maize land at KatskiU, north of 

the tract occupied by the squaw chief there, 74 

1651. 

March 8. Deed. . Paulo de Angola and Clara Crioole, negroes, to Symon 

Joosten, of a lot of land on the east side of the Kolck, Manhattans, 75 

March 31. Deed. Symon Joosten to Augustyn Herrmans, of the aforesaid lot, 75 

March 16. Certified copy of a note of Alexander Boyer, in fivdi- of Susanna 

de Truy, 75 



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March 20. Mortgage. Roelof dc Haes to Hendrick van Dyck, of his house 

and lot in New Amsterdam, situate ca.st of William Beeckman,. . 75 

March 20. Deed. Peter Cornelisscn to Jacob Hendricksen Kip, of a lot on 

Manhattan island, 75 

March 22. Note. Lodewyck Jongh to Anna Jans, widow of rev. EverarduB 
Bogardus, for the balance of the purchase-money of land on Long 
island, opposite fort Amsterdwn, belonging to Andries Hudde, . . 16 

March 22. Declaration. Lourens Pietersen that Dirck Holgersen had purchased 
of Cornelis Willemsen a plantation on the west side of Mespath 
kil, L. I., opposite Richard Brudenel, 76 

March 22. Deed. Dirck Holgersen to Peter Hudde and Abraham Jansen, of 
22 morgens of land on Mespath kil, formerly belonging to Cornelis 
Willemsen, 76 

March 24. Power of attorney. Claes Bordiugh and Peter Jacobseu Maryus to 
Peter Cornelissen, to collect certain moneys due them at the 
South river, 76 

March 28. Deed. Herry Piers to Peter Stoutenburgh, of his land called 

Gregory's plantation, on Manhattan island, 76 

March 28. Deed. Director Stuyvesant, on behalf of the W. I. Company, to 
Peter Stoutenburgh, of Gregory's plantation abovementioned, 
Herry Piers having assigned to him his right thereto, 76 

April 25. Bond. Christopher Foster to appear before the court at fort 

Amsterdam when called on, 76 

April 12. Assignment. Gillis Jansen Pompoen, late farm servant at fort 

Hope, of his claim on the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 77 

April 28. Power of attorney. Brant Arent van Slechtenhorst to Dirck van 
Schelluyne, N. P., to attend to his aflairs, and appear for him at 
New Amsterdam, 77 

May 4. Certified copy of a note of David Davidsen, in favor of Jan 

Snedeger, shoemaker, with a receipt of payment in part, 78 

May 4. Power of attorney. Abraham Isaacksen Planck and Jan Snediger, 

to Luycas Eldersen, to collect the balance of the above note, 78 

May 8. Certified copy of a bond given 2d Jan., 1651, by Jochem Pietersen 
Kuyter and Jacob van Couwenhoven, for the amount of a judg- 
ment against Cornelis Melyn's ship Fortune and her cargo, 79 

May 12. Certified copy of a receipt of Isaac Allerton, Elias Gillengi-ey, and 
others, agents of Augustyn Herrman, dated 14th Dec, 1650, for 
sundries delivered them by governor John Prins, on said Heri-- 
man's account, 79 

May 12. Power of attorney. Augustyn Herrman to Isaac Allerton, to collect 

beavers from governor Prins aforesaid, 80 

May 13. Lease. Daniel Litscho to Andries Jochemsen, of a house and lot on 

the East river. New Amsterdam, 80 

May 24. Power of attorney. Michiel Jansen to Joost Temiissen, to collect 

an account due by Reynier Dominicus, at the South river, 81 



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1651. PAGE. 

May 27. Bond. Joost Tennissen van Narden, skipper, to sail direct, with his 
ship and cargo, to tlie South river, and thence to the Manhattans 
with his return freight, 81 

June 7. Bill of sale. Peter Anthony to Tennis Dircksen, of the yacht Sea 

Horse, 82 

June 12. Bill of sale. Matheus Jansen to Jan Picket, of the yacht, the 

Watchful buoy, with inventory, 83 

June 13. Bill of sale. Philippus Rieste to Thomas Willett, of New Amster- 
dam, merchant, of the frigate Palomme, 84 

May 29. Bond. Richard Smith, skipper of the sloop Welcome, to sail direct 
to the South river and return thence with his cargo to the Man- 
hattans, 85 

Jime 14. Bond. Joannes Gillesen Verbrugge to indemnify the director gene- 
ral and council for all claims they may have against certain mer- 
chandise in the ship Spotted Cow, consigned to Oloif Stevensen 
(van Cortland), 86 

June 14. Like bond. Govert Loockermans, for Benjamin van de Water, ... 86 

June 14. Like bond. Hendrick Jacobsen Patervaert, for Dirck Jansen Nes, 86 

June 14. Like bond. Peter Schabanck for Johannes de Peyster, 86 

June 14. Like bond. Jan Hendrickseu Stedman for Cornells Tomassen and 

Peter Pietersen, 86 

June 14. Like bond. Peter Anthony for Claes Claesen, 86 

June 14. Like bond. Benjamin van de Water for Govert Loockermans,. ... 86 

June 14. Like bond. Allard Anthony for Jacob Wolphertsen van Couwen- 

hoven, 86 

June 15. Like bond. Paulas Leendertsen van de Grist for Jan Pietersen 

Wal, 86 

June 15. Like bond. Pietersen Wolphertsen van Couwenhoven for Frans 

Jansen, 86 

June 16. Like bond. Sibout Claesen for Reynier Stoffelsen, 86 

June 20. Like bond. Adriaen Keyser for Harmanes Hartoogh, 86 

June 20. Like bond. Jan Jansen Hap for Hendrick Driesen, 86 

June 19. Like bond. Paulus Leenderstsen van de Grist for Johannes Pieter- 
sen Verbrugge, 86 

June 21. Mortgage. Dirck Bensich to fiscal Van Dyck, of his house and lot 

on the east side of the Great Highway, Manhattans, 86 

June 21. Authority to Jan Finje to superintend the saving the harvest on the 

farm of the late Jan Jansen Damen, 86 

June 21. Appointment by Areaentje Cuvilje, -widow of Jan Jansen Damen, of 

curators of her estate, 86 

June 13. Bond. Augustyn Herrinans for the entry of certain goods in the 

Spotted Cow belonging to Cornells de Potter and Guleaim Wys, 86 

June 13. Like bond. Jan Laurensen Apjjel, Thomas Willett, Jacob Scher- 

merhoorn and Oloff Stevensen, for other parties 86 



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June 26. lurentory of the effects of Jacob Rooy, deceased, 87 

March 12. Deed. Directors of the W. I. Company at Amsterdam to Petrus 
Stuyvesant, per Jan Jansen Damon, his attorney, of the Com- 
pany's bouwery in New Netherland, with the house, barn, stock 
and two young negroes, lately leased to said Stuyvesant ; con- 
sideration, 6,400 guilders, 87 

June 27. Clearance of Peter Taelman for the South river, 87 

July 6. Inventory of the estate of Jan Jansen Damen, deceased, 87 

July 11. Note. Jan Cornelissen Smith of Breuckelen, to Dirck Hendricksen, 

for 50 guilders, 87 

July 8. Power of attorney. Daniel Michielsen, late skipper of the ship 
New Netherland's Fortune, to David Provoost, to appear for him 
in a suit with Cornells Melyn, 87 

July 10. Inventory of the personal effects of Jan Dircksen, 87 

July 11. Deed. Teimis Jorissen van derVeen to Gysbert Arentsen and Louis 
Papeljou, of a plantation on Long island, formerly the property of 
Jan Jansen of Ditmars, 87 

July 11. Deed. Louis Papeljou to George Stevensen, of half the last men- 
tioned plantation, ■ 87 

July 15. Power of attorney. Cornells Cornelissen to Hendrick Jansen van 
de Ven and Peter Anthony, to settle his affairs in New Nether- 
land, &c., 88 

July 17. Inventory of articles at the house of Caspar Verlet, 88 

July 17. Power of attorney. Jan Jansen, of Bremen, and Peter Teunissen, 

both of Katskil, to David Provoost, to manage their affairs, .... 89 

July 1 7. Deed. Augustyn Herrnian to Cornells van Werckhoven, curator of 
the estate of Peter Gabry, deceased, of his house and lot in 
New Amsterdam, 89 

July 7. Certified copy of a note of Adriaen van Tienhoven, in favor of 

for 108 guilders, 90 

July 31. Bond of Claes van Elsland, for any claim the W. I. Company may 

have on certain goods, 90 

Aug. 16. Deed. Richard Smith, Jr., agent for Richard, his father, at present 
in Connecticut, to Gillis Pietersen, of a house and lot on Man- 
hattan island, 90 

Aug. 16. Power of attorney. Hendrick Egbertsen to Dirck Lamberts Sant- 

looper, to settle the estate of his deceased wife, at Haerlem, 91 

Aug. 26. Same. Femmetje Albertsen to David Provoost, to sue for a debt 

due her by Harman Smeman, 91 

Aug. 29. Deed. Herry Breser to Cornelis de Potter, of land and cattle on 
the East river, at Long island, between the lands of Cornelis 
Dircksen Hoogland and Fredrick Lubbertsen, 92 

Aug. 29. Deed. Hendrick Kip to Albert Andriessen, of a house and lot on 

Manhattan island, northeast of fort Amsterdam, 92 



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1651. FACE. 

Aug. 31. Lease. Remmert Jausen to Bareut Jansen Bal and Hendrick 
Jausen, of a bouvvery on the south side of Hans Hansen's 
bouwery, called in Indian Rinnegackonck, 93 

Sept. 6. Deed: Peter Stoutenburgh to Jan Hendricksen, of a lot on Man- 
hattan island, north of the fort, 94 

Aug. 28. Draft of Gysbert Cornelissen on the W. I. Company, at Amsterdam, 

in favor of Tryntje Scherenberg, for 500 guilders, 16 stivers,. ... 94 

Sept. 9. Mortgage. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland), agent of Roelof Jansen 
de Haes, to Jan Jansen, of Gottenburgh, of a house and lot on 
Manhattan island, 95 

Sept. 13. Deed. Executors of the will of Jan Jansen Daraen to Jan Vinje 

of a lot on the east side of the Broadway, New Amsterdam, .... 95 

Sept. 14. Assignment. Charles Morgan to Hans Broebergen, of a claim on 

the W. I. Company, at Amsterdam, 95 

Sept. 18. Deed. Dirck Holgertsen to Roeloff Teunissen, of a house and lot 

in the Smith's valley, on Manhattan island, 95 

Sept. 19. Power of attorney. Juriaen Andriessen to Cornells Cornelissen, 
skipper, to receive money due him by the W. I. Company, at 
Amsterdam, 96 

Sept. 23. Deed. Jochem Pietersen Kuyter to director Stuyvesant, Luycas 
Roodenburgh, governor of Cura9ao, and Cornells de Potter, of an 
undivided three-fourths of his land, called Zegendal, in Indian 
Schorrakyn, on Manhattan island, with certain stipulations, 96 

Oct. 10. Power of attorney. Doeke Nessels to Albert Cornelissen Wante- 

naar, to receive prize money coming to him from the Tobasco, ... 96 

Nov. 1. Lease. Agents of Annetje Jans, widow of the rev. Everardus Bo- 

gardus, deceased, to Evert Pels, of a farm on the North river, ... 97 

Nov. 6. Power of attorney. Cornells van Steenwyck and Peter Stouten- 
burgh, administrators, to Frans Barentsen, to settle the affairs, at 
Fort Orange, of Peter Anthony, deceased, 98 

Dec. 25. Same. Harmanus Hartogh to Adriaen Keyser, to collect certain 

debts of Peter Anthony and Jan Snediger, 98 

1652. 

Jan. 4. Deed. Cornells Dircksen Hooglant, ferryman, to Cornells de Pottei', 
of a lot of land, house and barn on the shore of Long island, near 
the Ferry, 99 

Jan. 4. Deed. The same to the same of a lot of land on Long island, con- 
taining 12 morgens, 55 rods, adjoining Harry Breser, together 
with a house and lot in Breuckelen, 99 

Jan. 4. Deed. Jan Haes to Cornells de Potter, of a lot of land on the west 
hook of Recghewich on the East river, E. S. E. of Frederick Lub- 
bertsen, 100 

Jan. 23. Deed. Peter Linde to Barent Jansen of 20 morgens of land on the 
shore of Long island, between the lands of Andries Hudde and 
Claes Jansen Ruyter, 100 

Jan. 29. Deed. Abraham Rycken to Jochum Beeckraan of a lot on the 

Heere graght, Manhattan island, 101 



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Feb. 22. Deed. Jacobus van Curler to William Beecknian of a plantation 

called Corlear's Hook, on the island of Manhattan, 102 

March 4. Deed. Jochem Pietersen Kuyter to Peter Wolphertsen van Couw- 

euhoven, of a lot on Manhattan island • 102 

March 5. Power of attorney. Joris Scholte to Bartolomeus Landfiel to 

receive money due him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam,. . 103 

March 6. Same. William Clock to Harman Hendricksen, for the same pur- 
pose, 103 

March 7. Deed. Jacob Leendertsen van de Grist, on behalf of Frederick 
Lubbertsen, his fether-in-law, to Jan Hendricksen Stelman, of 15 
morgens of land on the East river, adjoining the lands of Harry 
Breser and Edward Wiscock, 105 

April 12. Power of attorney. Peter Stoutenburgh and Comelis Jacobsen van 

Steenwyck to , 106 

April. Patent to Francis Soleil and Francis Grion, alias La Capelle, of 50 

morgens of land at Mespath kil, with the valley adjoining, 106 

April 2. Deed. Dirck van Schelluyne, agent of Lubbertus van Dincklage, 
to Jan Schryver, master tailor, of a lot situate on the west side 
of the Great Highway, Manhattan island, 105 

April 2. Deed. The same, in said quality, to Claes Hendricksen, of a lot 

situate as above, 106 

April 2. Deed. The same, in said quality, to Isaac Grevenraet, of a lot, 

situate as above, 106 

April 2. Deed. The same, in said quality, to Hyndrick Gerritsen, tailor, of 

a lot situate as above, 107 

April 2. Deed. The same, in said quality, to Jacob Schwart, carpenter, of a 

lot situate as above, 107 

April 2. Deed. The same in said quality, to said Van Schelluyne, of a lot 

situate as above, 108 

1653. 
Jan. 12. Deed. Hendrick Gerritsen, tailor, to Auke Jans, carpenter, of a 
house and lot on the west side of the Great Highway, New Am- 
sterdam, 108 

1652. 
June 3. Deed. Frederick Lubbertsen to Albert Cornelissen, of a lot in the 

Smith's valley. New Amsterdam, 109 

June 20. Deed. Jan Laurensen Appel to Johannes Hardenbergh of a house, 

lot and garden, on Manhattan island, 109 

June 20. Will of Egbert Wouters and Engeltie Jans, his wife, of Manhattan 

island, 109 

July 8. Power of attorney of Martin Barten, 109 

1653. 
May 8. Stipulation of the creditors of Augustyn Herrman to abide by the 
v.iluation to be fixed by Pieter Wolphertsen van Couwenhoven, 
schepen, and Frederick Flipsen on the house and lot next the com- 
pany's store, belonging to s.iid Herrman, 110 

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April 12. Deed. Direk van Sohelluyne, N. P., to Jan Pieterson Verbi-ugge, of 

a lot on the Great Highway, Manhattan island, 112 

June 8. Bond. Thomas Adams and Isaac Allerton for the delivery of 3,000 

lbs. tobacco to director Stay vesant, 11 .'5 

June 1. Part of a lease of the Ferry from a committee of the council to 

Egbert van Borsum, ferryman, 113 

June 9. Bond. Thomas Adams and Edward Bushell of Haccomacco, Va., 
to Isaac Allerton to indemnify him for any loss he may suffer as 
their security, 114 

June 16. Declaration. Andrew Youngblood, respecting a cow and calf found 

in the woods behind F. Lubbertson's house, 115 

June 22. Deed. George Rapalje to Hendriek Hendricksen, of a house and 

lot in Pearl street. New Amsterdam, 115 

1653. 

Deo. 4. Power of attorney. Jacobus van Curler and Elisabeth van Hooch- 
velt, his wife, to Mattheus de Vos, to transfer and convey all 
their interest in a certain property left said Curler by his uncle, 

Hendriek van Dompseller, of Harderwyck, 116 

1654. 

July 28. Same. Director Stuyvesant to William Paulith, of Amsterdam, to 
collect yearly two months of his pay from the W. I. Company at 
Amsterdam, 116 

July 30. Bond. Thomas More, of New Haven, and Isaac Allerton, sr., to 
Jan Jansen, of St. Obyn, to restore a certain bark stolen by 
Thomas Baxter, and sold to said More, 116 

Aug. 1 7. Bond. Thomas Hall and Carel van Brugge, to fiscal van Tienhoven, 

for the amount of a judgment and costs of suit against John Fry, 116 

Sept. 1. Marriage contract. Gerrit Jansen van Steenwyck, widower, and 

Pietertje Heertjes, widow, 117 

Sept. 10. Power of attorney. Adriaen Keyser to Dirck van Schelluyne, N. P., 

to manage his affairs during his absence, 117 

Sept. 22. Same. llev. Samuel Drisius to Edward Man, to receive certain 

money from W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 118 

Oct. 6. Same. Arent van Curler to Dirck van Schelluyne, N. P., to collect 

rent of a farm from Thomas Spicer, 119 

Oct. 9. Bill of s.ile. Peter Luycassen to director Stuyvesant, of the ship 

Abraham's Sacrifice, with inventory, 120 

Oct. 13. Power of attorney. Daniel de Sille to Nicasius de Sille, to manage 

his aft'airs in New Netherland, ... 121 

1649. 

Aug. 31. Bequest. 500 guilders from rev. Johannes Megapolensis, senr., of 
Koedyk, to Ilellegond Jansen, eldest daughter of rev. Joh.annes 

Megapolensis, junr., and Machteld Willems, his cousin, 122 

1654. 

Oct. 15. Mortgage. Herry Breser, of his house, lot and garden, on the 
island of Manhattans, as collateral security to Thomas Spicer and 
Thomas Hall, for a bond signed by them, 123 

Oct. 15. Bond. Johannes van Twiller, of Beverwyck, merchant, for any 



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judgment that may be obtained by Thomas Spicer against Areut 
van Curler, 123 

Oct. 15. Bond. Thomas Hall, for any judgment that may be obtained by 

Arent van Curler .against Thomas Spicer, 124 

Oct. 15. Power of attorney. Rev. Johannes Theodorus Polhemus to Catha- 
rina van Werven, his wife, to receive moneys due him by the W. 
I. Company at Amsterdam, 124 

Nov. 16. Certificate. Nicasius de Sille, Johannes la Montagne, rev. Joannes 
Megapolensis, and rev. Samuel Drisius, that Johanna de Laet, 
daughter of Johannis de Laet, and wife of Johan de Hulter, is in 
good health, 125 

Nov. 24. Deed. Dlrck Jansen to Cornells viin Ruyven, of a house, barn, and 

25 morgens of land, in Flatbush, otherwise called Mldwout, L. I., 126 

Dec. 1. Condition on which Warnaer Wessels hath farmed the excise on 
beer and wine retailed in New Amsterdam, Breuckelen, Midwout, 
and Amersfoort, 126 

Dec. 4. Certificate of Johannes la Montagne and Cornells van Tienhoven, as 
to the good health of Nicasius de Sille, son of Laurens de Sille, 
late advocate fiscal of the states general, 126 

Dec. 17. Charter. Ship Peartree, by director Stay vesant, for a voyage to the 

West Indies and back, 127 

Dec. 21. Power of .attorney. Peter Lucassen to Marinus Lucassen, his 

brother, to manage his aifairs in his absence, 127 

Dec. 23. Declaration. Douwke Huyde, that Marinus Lucassen had sold a 

quantity of merchandise to skipper Low, 127 

1655. 

Feb. 14. Contract. Hans Pietersen, of Norway, to serve Paulus van der 

Beecq one year, 127 

March 8. Power of attorney. Cornells Teunissen, of Amersfoort, farmer, to 

Cornells Wils, of Amsterdam, to collect a leg.acy, 128 

March 2. Same. Machteld Willemsen, daughter of William Steenge, and 
wife of rev. Joannes Megapolensis, to Jan Claesen, of Coedyck, 
to collect her share of her late mother's estate, 129 

March 27. Contract. Hendrick Jansen Grever, to serve ensign Dirck Smith 

for one year, 130 

April 3. Deed. Cornells Groesens to Joseph and Resolved Waldron, of a 
house and lot on the east side of the common highway in New 
Amsterdam, 130 

April 15. Lease. Harman Douwsen Jind Pietertje .Tans, wife of CLaes Jansen 
de Ruyter, to David Ferera, of a house in Pearl street, New 
Amsterdam, 130 

April 29. Deed. Cornells van Tienhoven to J.an Cornelissen Damen, of 
Buninck, of a house and parcel of land in the village of Breuckelen, 
situate between Joris Dircksen and black Hans, 130 

May 5. Certificate. Secretary van Ruyven and councillor la Montagne, 
th.at Margaret Gillis, wife of David Provoost, sheriff of Breuckelen, 
&c., is alive, 130 



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May 8. Mortgage. James Hubbard, a prisoner, of his house and bouwery 
at Gravesend, as security for his appearance when called on to 
answer any charges against him, 131 

May 11. Power of attorney. Hendryck Barentsen Smith to Dirck Smith, to 

receive money due him, 131 

May 21. Same. Egbert van Borsum to capt. Wil. Jacob, to collect the^ 
amount of a note from Humphrey Booth or Charles Turner, of 
Boston, 132 

May 21. Deed. Elbert Eldertsen, agent of Isaac Grevenraet, to Peter Ebel, 

of lot No. 27, in the village of Gravesend, L. I., 132 

May 22. Deed. Jan de Jongh van Gunst to Jan Hendricksen, of 25 morgens 

of land, situate on the west side of the village of Midwout, L. I., 132 

June 1. Receipt. Skipper Jan Jansen Brochard to Marinus Lucassen, for 

64 guilders in specie, to be paid to certain parties in Holland,.. . . 132 

June 1 7. Deed. Claes van Elsland, senr., to Peter Tarragon, of 25 morgens 

of land in Mespath kil, L. I., 132 

June 23. Assignment. Alexander Boyer to Cornelis J.acobsen Steenwyck, of 
867 guilders, 8 1 1^, due him by the W. I. Company at Amsterdam, 
as assistant commissary at fort Nassau, on the South river, 133 

July 9. Lease. Peter Jansen Stam to Arent Isaacksen, of the front room, 

and half the cellar of his house, in New Amsterdam, 133 

July 10. Contract. Peter Claesen to superintend the bouwery and cattle of 

director Stuyvesant, at Amersfoort, 134 

July 12. Lease. Cornelis van Ruyven to Dirck Jansen Cuyper, of his 

bouwery at Midwout, L. I., 134 

July 12. Articles of limited co-patnership between Arent Jansen, of Vlier- 

ingen, and Gerrit Hendricksen, 134 

Aug. 6. Articles of substitution, whereby Jan Hendricksen engages, for the 
sum of 70 guilders, wampum, and a pair of shoes, to serve as a 
soldier in the place of Hendrick Loest, 135 

Aug. 24. Bond. Edmund Scarburgh, of Haccomacco, in Virginia, and Thomas 
Willet, in the sum of £5,000 stg., that he (Scarburgh) shall not, 
within four weeks, enter the South bay or South river (Delaware), 
or approach within six miles thereof, 135 

Aug. 24. Draft. Lucas Hendricksen, drummer, about to sail on the expedi- 
tion ag.amst tlie Swedes at the Delaware, in favor of Lucas 
Dircksen, for 60 guilders, 135 

Aug. 28. Lease. Director Stuyvesant to Jacobus van Dal en (or Herpert 

Cluns), of his bouwery and stock at Amersfoort (annulled), 136 

Aug. 31. Power of attorney. Peter Ebel to Claertje Hendricks, his wife, to 

receive moneys due him by the W. I. Company, at Amsterdam,. . 136 

Sept. 8. Note. Richard Wraith to skipper Meyndert Swart, for the sum of 
525 guilders, being the purchase-money of a negro woman and 
her little son ; John Bateman security, 137 

Sept. 10. Deed. Lieve Jansen to Andries Andriessen, of a house and planta- 
tion on Long island, adjoining Hellgate, 137 



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Out. 12. Lease. Annetje Meinderts, wife of ensigii Dirck Smith, to Jan 

Jaiisen of Steeiuleren, of a jjlaiitatiou on Mespath kill, 137 

Oct. 12. Power of attorney. Andries Hudde to Nicholas van der Beecq, to 

demand and receive certain testamentary papers in Holland, 137 

Oct. 12. Same. From the same to Isaac van Beecq, director of the "VV. I. 

Company, to the same eflect, 137 

Oct. Declaration. Isaac Allevton, of Suffolk, that he had paid the 

amount of a bond which he had given for Ralph Whory, 137 

Oct. 21. Inventory of the armament and other articles belonging to the ship 
Abraham's Sacrifice, with bill of sale of said ship, to Thomas 
Willett, of New Plymouth, merchant, 138 

Dec. 1. Conditions on which Warnaer Wessels farmed the excise for the 

ensuing year, 138 

Dec. 1. Power of attorney. Abbe Claesen, late skipper, in the service of 
the Swedes, on the Delaware, to Laurens Cornelissen van der 
Wei, to demand and receive certain moneys due him by the 
Swedish authorities, 138 

No date. Mortgage. George Baxter, of his house and bouwery, at Gravesend, 
L. I., and all his property, moveable and immoveable, as security 
that he will remain in the room in the City Hall, in which he is 
confined, until discharged (not signed), (see vol. 6, p. 178), 139 

Dec. 6. Bond. Isaac AUerton, the elder, for Grinfil Lerben, captain of the 

ship Charles, about to sail for Curasao (see vol. 6, p. 184), 139 

Dec. 6. Lease. Michel de Carremau to Joseph d'Acosta, of a house in 

New Amsterdam, 140 

Dec. 23. Bond. Jacob Cohen Henriques and Salvador d'Andrada, to pay 

duties on certain seized tobacco, if condemned, 141 

Dec. 23. Note. Director Stuyvesant to Fredrick Lubbertsen, for 450 guilders, 

for cattle, 141 

1058. 
July 27. Deed. Hendrick Ilendricksen Kip to Caspar Styraensen, of a lot 

south side of Brewer street, New Amsterdam, 142 

1657. 
Aug. 27. Deed. Evert Duyckinck to William Abrahamsen and Lubbert 

Roelantsen of a lot in New Amsterdam, 142 

Aug. 28. Power of attorney. Jan Gillisen Verbrugge to Johannes de Peyster 

to attend to the affairs of Jan Pietersen Verbrugge, 142 

1660. Survey of a lot of land in the town of Bergen (N. J.), for Douwe 

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April 8. Appointment of Dr. Johannes La Montague to be member of the 
council; Resolution that the cattle on bouwery No. 1, belonging 
to W. van Twiller shall be at his disposal, but not to be removed 
from MaTihattan island ; Appointment of Adriaen Dircksen as 
pilot and Jan Symensen assistant pilot ; Permission to remove 
cattle from bouweries Nos. 4, 5, 6, but not from Manhattan island, 1 

April 15. Order on petition of Jacob Planck, sheriif of Rensselaerswyck, refus- 
ing him permission to remove horses thither, as there are no cattle 
on Manhattan island, except on Van Twiller's bouwery, 1 

April 15. Resolution to investigate complaints against the captain of the Dol- 
phin (see Vol. I., p. 3), 2 

April 15. Ordinance against private individuals trading in furs; forbidding 
any of a ship's crew remaining ashore over night, or other persons 
visiting ships arriving from sea without permission ; enjoining 
mechanics and laborers to go to work at the regular hours ; 
appointing Thursday in each week for the regular sitting of the 
court for the trial of civil and criminal cases ; and finally warning 
all against fighting, adultery, mutiny, thieving, false swearing, 
slander, and other immoralities, 2 

April 22. Court proceedings. Claes van Elsland vs. skipper Jansen ; Thomas 
Besscber vs. Cornells Lambertsen Cool, for the purchase-money of 
a plantation ; judgment for plaintift". Mr. Lesle vs. Abraham 
Newman, defendant in default, 3 

April 22. Order in council permitting Wouter van Twiller to use Red Hook, 

L. I., until it is required by the company, 3 

April 29. Covirt proceedings. Lesle vs. Ne^v^nan, defendant again in default. 
Fiscal vs. Jan Cornelissen ; defendant admitted to bail. Anthony 
Jansen from Salee vs. Hendrick Jansen, for slander, 4 

May 1. Court proceedings. Lesle vs. Newman, judgment for plaintiff, and 
defendant condemned to work for plaintiff according to contract 
and to pay 25 lbs. of tobacco, or find a substitute, 

May 6. Court proceedings. Anthony Jansen from Salee vs. H. Jansen ; 
pai'ties recommended to live peaceably as neighbors, and which- 
ever does not, to pay 25 guilders and costs. Fiscal vs. Cornelissen ; 
defendant to pay 25 guilders for the dog he killed, also a fine of 
25 guilders and costs. Claes, gunner of ship Herring, vs. Barent 
Dircksen, for damages for non-performance of a contract to sell a 
house ; judgment for plaintiff, damages three jacobuses ($18),. . . 4, 5 

May 6. Protest. Director and council against Peter Minuit for intrusion at 

the South river (Delaware), 5 

May 17. Ordinance against immoderate drinking and entertaining seamen on 

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May 27. Court proceedings. Symon Pos vs. Arent Dircksen, for breach of 
fishing contract ; Jan Daiuen vs. Lenaert Arentsen, for breach 
of his son's indentures; judgment for plaintift', and defendant 
ordered to send his son back whenever he runs away. Fiscal vs. 
Jan Schepmoes et al., for violation of the law against entertaining 
people at night ; defendants fined. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Jansen for 
slander ; ordered that defendant prove that he was asleep when 
the slander was uttered. P'iscal vs. Jan Dircksen for trading in 
furs ; defendant not to leave the Manhattans pending the suit, . . 6, 7 

June 7. Ordinance against clandestine trade, 7 

June 3. Court proceedings. Cornells Jacobsen vs. Andries Hudde, in an 
action of debt, judgment for plaintiff. Jan Damen vs. Lenaert 
Arentsen, for loss of his son's services ; defendant ordered to 
send the boy back to plaintiff and to perform his contract on 
pain of being punished for disobedience. Everardus Bogardus vs. 
Anthony Jansen from Vees, in an action of debt, judgment for 
plaintifl'. Symon Dircksen Pos vs. Barent Dircksen, on a contract ; 
case referred to arbitration. Hillebrant Petersen vs. Symon Pos, 
for services rendered; judgment for plaintiff. Hendrick Jansen 
vs. Anthony Jansen from Vees, for slander ; plaintiff having pro- 
duced but one witness, parties are ordered to live in peace as 
before, 9 

June 3. Appointment of Cornells van Tienhoven to be provincial secretary ; 
Hendrick Pietersen to be master mason ; Hendrick Gerritsen, 
Peter Petersen and Lonrens Laurensen, company's servants ; Claes 
van Elsland, commissary ; Jan Jansen, gunner in fort Amster- 
dam ; Jan Dircksen, assistant gunner ; Tomas Walraven, carpen- 
ter ; Jacob Stoffelsen, overseer ; Jan Petersen, barber at the 
south; Adriaen Dircksen, assistant commissary at Fort Orange; 
Dirck Stipel, quartermaster at Fort Orange ; Gillis Pietersen, 
master carpenter; Nicolas Koorn, drill serjeant, and Jurian Kndolff, 
Serjeant, 10, 11 

June 10. Court proceedings. Cors Pietersen vs. Adam Roelantsen, for recov- 
ery of his wife's share of her deceased mother's estate ; judgment 
for plaintiff, 

June 10. Order that Jan Schepmoes entertain no more sailors nor tap wine 

hereafter on pain of banishment, 11 

June 24. Court proceedings. Wolphert Gerritsen vs. Jan Evertsen. Cornells 
Lambertsen Cool vs. Cornells and Jan van Vorst, in an action of 
debt, U 

June 24. Order granting freemen patents for the lands they .are cultivating, 
• on condition that at the end of ten years they pay ye.arly the tenth 
of all their crops, and also a couple of capons yearly for house and 
garden, 11 

July 1. Resolution to send the caravel the Hope to Cura9ao for cattle, salt, 
negroes, or such other goods as will be most advantageous for 
the company, 12 

July 1. Court proceedings. Hendrick Jansen tis. Jan Jansen Damen ; action 

for trespass ; referred to arbitration, 12 

July 8. Court proceedings. Peter Jansen vs. "William the cooper, action of 



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debt ; judgmeut for plaintiiF. Hendrick Janseu vs. Jan Damen ; 
judgment for plaiutiif ; damages 10 guilders, 12 

July 8. Resolution. On petition of rev. Everardus Bogardus for leave to 
go to Fatherland to defend himself against Lubbert van Dinck- 
lage, to retain the minister here for the greater daily increase of 
God's church ; Jan Willemsen Schut appointed assistant commis- 
sary, 12 

July 15. Court proceodings. Tonis Nysscn rs. Gerrit Jansen of Oldenburgh, 
for delivery of a cow; judgment for plaintift'. Symon Jansen vs. 
Andries Hudde ; judgment for plaintiff and defendant's attach- 
ment declared void. Fiscal vs. Gysbert van Beyerland, defendant 
indicted for drawing a knife ; sentence, to drop three times from 
the yard-arm of the yacht the Hojje, and to receive three blows 
from each of the crew of said vessel, 13 

July 21. Court proceedings. Hans Schipper, a soldier, vs. William Breden- 
bent ; plaintift" and defendant condemned each to pay half the sur- 
geon's fees. Jan Damen vs. Abraham Isaacksen Plane and Dirck 
Holgersen Norman ; on motion of plaintiff, defendants ordered 
to quit his house and to leave him master thereof. Dirck Holger- 
sen Norman vs. Jan Damen, assault ; plaintiff ordered to produce 
proof, 13 

Aug. 5. Court proceedings. Cornells Dircksen vs. Adriaene Cuvelzeers ; 
judgment for plaintiff. Cornells Lambertsen Cool vs. Jan van 
Vorst; judgment for plaintift", 3 guilders; the same vs. Vroutje 
Ides. Jan Loosrecht vs. Jan Evertsen Bout, in a suit for wages ; 
judgment for plaintift'. Abraham Page vs. Barent Dircksen, 
baker ; judgment for plaintift". Fiscal vs. Gillis Pietersen, boat- 
swain of the caravel the Hope, for desertion to the English ; 
sentence, to forfeit his wages and to be posted as a villain,. ... 14 

Aug. 12. Appointment of Claes van Elsland and Wybrant Pietersen to be 

tobacco inspectors, 14 

Aug. 12. Court proceedings. Mr. Gerlyn vs. Hendrick Pietersen of Wesel, 

action for goods delivered; proof called for and case continued, 15 

Aug. 19. Court procedings. Rev. Everardus Bogardus i'«. Loosrecht, laborer, 
action for non-fultillment of contract ; judgment for plaintiff". 
Adam Roelantsen from Dockum vs. Jan Kant, for slander ; de- 
fendant had reported to the council that plaintiff had declared, he 
did not care for any one in the country ; e^■idence in the case. 
Same vs. Jan of Bremen et al., for slander 15, 16 

Aug. 18. Ordinance for the cultivation and inspection of tobacco, and for the 
drawing up by the provincial secretary, all contracts, obligations, 
leases, deeds and other legal instruments, 16 

Aug. 26. Court proceedings. Claes Cornelissen Switz vs. Cornelis Lambert- 
sen Cool, for delivery of a horse ; plaintiff ordered to prove the 
validity of the sale. Jan Kant vs. Adam Roelantsen, in an action 
for slander ; defendant declares before the court, that he has noth- 
ing to say against the plaintiff, whom he acknowledges to be an 
honest !uan. Jan Jansen, gunner, vs. Adam Roelantsen, sLander ; 
parties are condemned each to pay 55 stivers to the poor. Thomas 
Bescher vs. M.aryn Adriaensen, slander. Mr. Gerlyn vs. Nicolas 
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say against the plaintift". Philip Te34er vs. Nicolas M.artens, slan- 
der ; defendant declares he has nothing to say against the plaintift'. 
Claes Cornelisseu vs. Montague, for an assault on plaintifl"'s wife ; 
defendant pleads guilty and is ordered to settle with the fiscal. 
Joannes La Montagne ««. Claes Coriielissen, assault. Symon Dirck- 
sen Pos vs. Philip de Trny, action of debt, 17, 18 

Sept. 2. Court proceedings. Claes Cornelissen, wheelwright, I's. Cornells 
Lamhertsen Cool, action for delivery of a horse, judgment for 
plaintift", provided he give security for the payment. Symon 
Dircksen Pos vs. Philip de Truy, action of debt ; claim canceled 
on defendant delivering to plaintift" all the fish in his house. 
Joannes La Montagne vs. Claes Cornelissen, assault; fined 6 
guilders, for the jjoor, and costs, 18 

Sept. 16. Court proceedings. Rev. Everardus Bogardus ads. Johannes la 
Montagne ; on application of plaintift', that defendant, who is 
attorney for the late Ilendrick.de Foreest's widow, shall take 
possession of said De Foreest's bouse, stock and plantation, on 
defendant paying him a balance due him by said de Foreest, 
ordered, that parties submit both claim and answer, in writing, to 
the next court, 19 

Sept. 30. Court proceedings. Sentence on Jan Gysbertsen, of Rotterdam 
(a fugitive from justice), for the murder of Gerrit Jansen, gunner, 
on the 15th May, 1638; accused, whenever apprehended, is to be 
punished by the sword until he is dead, his property confiscated, 
and his wages paid, one-half to the widow or heirs of the deceased, 
one-fourth to the company, and the remainder to the public 
prosecutor (see vol. 1, pp. 36, SI, supra), 19 

Sept. 30. Court proceedings. Johannes la Montagne vs. Everardus Bogardus ; 
decree of sale of Hendrick de Foreest's estate, and ])laintift' to be 
paid all his adv.ances for said estate. Anthony Jansen vs. rev. 
Everardus Bogardus, for the i)ayment of 74 guilders ; on defend- 
ant swearing that he owed only 7 guilders, judgment was entered 
for that sum for plaintift', with costs, 20 

Oct. 7. Court proceedings. Everardus Bogardus vs. Anthony Jansen from 
Salee, slander ; evidence in the case ; judgment deferred ; execu- 
tion issued in the case of Bogardus vs. Jausen, 3d June last, 21 

Oct. 1 4. Court proceedings. Fiscal Lupoid vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, 
liusband of Grietje Reiners, prosecuted for slandering rev. Mr. 
Bogardus ; sentence, said Grietje is to stand in fort Amsterdam, 
and publicly to declare, at the ringhig of the bell, that the minister 
is an honest and honorable man ; to acknowledge that she lied 
falsely, .and to pay costs, and 3 guilders to the poor ; her hus- 
band, Anthony, is bound over to keep the peace towards Mr. 
Bogardus, and to pay a fine of 12 guilders. Tobias Tonissen and 
William Fredericksen vs. Johannes la Mont.agne, in a suit to make 
void a contract entered into by ])laintift's with Gerard de Foreest, 
defendant's uncle, to work for him or his agent ; judgment for de- 
fendant. Johannes la Montagne vs. Tobias Teunissen, slander ; 
defendant declares upon oath that what he said of Mi', la M. was 
untrue, viz., that he had dried the meat, and then had it removed 
without his servant's having eaten any of it, 22, 23 

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court, and declared in the presence of the commander and coun- 
cil, and all the bystanders, that her assertion th.at the rev. Mr. 
Bogardus was a perjurer, is a lie; begging pardon of God, the 
court and minister, and promising to comport herself in future so 
as to satisfy the authorities, 23 

Oct. 21. Court proceedings. Rev. Everardus Bogardus, as husband of 
Annetje Jans, vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, slander ; defend- 
ant declares that he has nothing to say against jMrs. Bogardus, 
acknowledging her to be an honest and virtuous woman, promising 
that he will never more say anything against her or her husband. 
(See vol. 1, pp. 48, 49, 50, 55, supra.) Fiscal vs. Jan Evertsen 
(Bout), Hendrick Cornelissen van Vorst et al., for illicit trading 
in furs ; case postponed, 23 

Oct. 28. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, for 
carrying otf timber which another had cut in the woods; case con- 
tinued. Same vs. Cors Pietersen, for assaulting and robbing 
Indians ; case continued, 24 

Nov. 5. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Cors Pietersen, as above ; prisoner 

sentenced to make restitution and fined 50 stivers and costs, .... 24 

Nov. 18. Court proceedings. Nicholas Coorn ws. The soldiers, on a charge of 

theft ; case continued, 24 

Not. 25. Court proceedings. Cornells Lambertsen Cool vs. Jan Celes, for 
damages sustained by defendant's hogs ; parties ordered to arrange 
the matter and to take care, each of his own hogs. Fiscal vs. 
Nicol.as Coorn, on a charge of theft ; defendant suspended from 
his office for eight days. Same vs. Hans Skipper, Jochem Beeck- 
man .and Jacob Swart, soldiers, on a charge of theft ; case continued, 25 

Nov. 25. Proclamation calling on all persons who have any public property to 
return the same within eight days on pain of being prosecuted for 
theft ; also, oifering a reward for the discovery of such persons as 
plunder the gardens and rob the hen roosts of private individuals, 
and forbidding all those in the company's service to leave the 
island of Manhattans without permission, 25 

Deo. 2. Court proceedings. Gerreken Hessels vs. Anthony Jansen from 
Salee, in a case of attachment of certain moneys ; attachment 
declared void as the claim is not yet due. Thomas Bescher vs. 
Hendrick Jansen, for slander ; case continued. Fiscal vs. Gillis 
Pietersen, boatswain of the yacht Hope; defendant failing to 
appear, it is ordered, that his name be posted on the gate of fort 
Amsterdam as a perjurer and villain, and all his wages be confis- 
cated. (See supra ^ p. 19.) Fiscal vs. Serjeant Nicolas Coorn, 
on a charge of theft and fornication ; sentence, to be reduced 
to the ranks and to serve as a common soldier for remainder of 
his term. Fiscal vs. Hans Schipper and Jochem Beeckman, 
soldiers, on a charge of larceny ; sentence, to sit two hours 
each on the Wooden Horse, 26, 27, 28 

Dec. 9. Court proceedings. Anthony Portugees vs. Anthony Jansen from 
Salee, defendant, for loss of a hog ; referred to arbitration. 
Thomas Bescher vs. Hendrick Jansen, for slander ; case continued, 29 

Dec. 16. Coui-t proceedings. Anthony Portugees vs. Anthony Jansen from 



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Salee, award of arbitrators confirmed and judgment for plaintiff 
accordingly. Francis Leslee vs. Nidt Wilson; on ajsplication, audit- 
ors appointed to examine accounts and value plantation. Hendrick 
Jansen vs. Thomas Becher, slander ; parties ordered to remain 

quiet or pay a fine of 25 guilders, 29 

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Jan, 13. Court proceedings. Cicero Pierre vs. David Pietersen (de Vries) ; 
default. Blanch Ael vs. Adam Roelantsen, slander ; parties ordered 
to discontinue their slanders against one another on pain of fine. 
Hans Steen vs. Thomas Coninck, slandej- ; defendant retracts and 
acknowledges that the plaintiff is an honest and honorable man, . . 30 

Jan. 20. Court proceedings. Maryn Adriaensen vs. rev. Everardus Bogardus, 
for a debt due to plaintiff by one Jacob Govertsen (who had made 
a present of a piece of clotli to defendant's wife) ; on the ground 
that Govertsen could not make a present until he paid his debts, 
and whosoever received such present, was bound to pay his 
debts, the court ordered, that the plaintiff and other creditors be 
paid pro rata out of moneys due the late Govertsen by the com- 
pany. Claes Cornelissen Swits vs. Jurian Hendricksen ; default. 
Cicero Pierre vs. David Pietersen (de Vries), for wages ; case 
continued, 30 

Jan. 27. Court proceedings. David Pietersen (de Vries) a<?s. Cicero Pierre ; 
judgment for plaintiff, 10 guilders. Fiscal vs. Martin Cael, 
skipper of the ship Love, for selling goods on board that vessel ; 
default, 31 

Feb, 3. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Gysbert Cornelissen Beyerlandt, 
for being a public disturber and wounding a soldier in the fort ; 
sentence, that he work with the negroes until the departure of 
the first sloop for the South river (Delaware) ; that he be then 
transported thither and serve the company there and pay a fine of 
35 guilders, 81 

Feb. 10. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Martin Cael ; case continued. Fiscal 
vs. Peter Wyncoop, for smuggling ; the liquors confiscated and 
defendant fined 12 guilders. Fiscal vs. Maryn Adriaensen et al., 
for going on board the Love without permission ; fined. Barent 
Dircksen, plaintiff, vs. Martin Cael, defendant, in an action for 
slander ; case continued, 32 

Feb. 17. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Evertsen Bout et al., for going 
on board the Love without permission ; fined. Isaac AUerton vs. 
Edward Celes, action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. Barent 
Dircksen vs. Martin Cael, slander ; defendant denies the charge. 
Fiscal vs. Martin Cael, for selling goods on board the ship Love ; 
it appears that the crew of this vessel had sold several articles 
which they had brought over, and the court held the captain 
responsible for their acts and condemned him to pay a fine of one 
month's freight (8516), one-half to the company, one-fourth 
towards building a new church, and the remainder to the fiscal, 32, 33 

March 10. Court proceedings. Hendrick Pietersen vs. David Pietersen (de 
Vries), for the recovery of wages on board the King David ; 
judgment for defendant. Martin Cael vs. David Pietersen (de 
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the ship Love; case continued. Anthony Jansen from Salee, vs. 
Wybrant Pietersen, slander ; case continued, 35 

Court proceedings. Jan Corneli.^sen from Rotterdam, vs. Anthony 
Jansen from Salee, slander ; defiiult. Philip de Trny vs. The same, 
slander ; default. Wybr.ant Pietersen vs. The same. Gerreken 
Hessels vs. The same. Fiscal vs. The same ; default, 35 

Court proceedings. Abraham Page vs. Claes the tailor, action of 
debt ; judgment for plaintiff. Jan Cornelissen vs. Anthony Jansen 
from S.alee. Fiscal vs. The same. Wybrand Pietersen vs. The 
same. Philip de Truy vs. The same ; all for slander. Gerreken 
Hessels vs. The same, for delivery of a young goat ; defendant in 
default in all these cases, 38 

Ordinance Prohibiting the sale of fire arms or ammunition to the 
Indians, and requiring vessels sailing to or from Fort Orange, the 
South river or Fort Hope, to take out clearances, 36 

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. coqjoral Hans Steen, for fornica- 
tion ; guilty; sentence, three hours' ride on the Wooden horse, 
and to be reduced for 14 days to the ranks. Fiscal vs. Anthony 
Jansen from Salee, on a charge tiiat he and his wife are public 
disturbers, and requesting that they be banished from the country. 
Jan Cornelissen and Wybrant Pietersen vs. The same, slander. 
Gerreken Hessels vs. The same, to recover a kid due for labor ; 
judgment for plaintiff, 37, 38, 39 

Sentence. Anthony Jansen from Salee, and Grietje Reiniers, his 
wife, as public disturbers and slanderers ; that they be forever 
banished from New Netherland, and pay costs of court (see Vol. 
1, pp. 49, 50, 51, 78, 80, 89), 39 

Court proceedings. D.avid Provoost vs. Harmen Dircksen, for loss 
of service as an indented laborer ; judgment for defendant for his 
wages, and for plaintiff for amount expended on defendant's 
account in Holland and on board ship. Abraham Page vs. Thomas 
Bescher, for recovery of 97 lbs. tobacco; judgment for plaintiff. 
Philip de Truy vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee, for delivery of a 
piece of land ; judgment for defendant. Fiscal vs. Symon Huypot 
for illicit trade ; defendant's furs confiscated, 40 

Court proceedings. De Conick ws. Hans Steen, slander, case continued, 41 

Court proceedings. Thomas Bescher vs. Willem Willemsen, slan- 
der ; defendant having stated that he saw Richard Pitcher in bed 
with plaintiff's wife ; case continued. Jan Brouwer vs. George 
Horns, action of debt; judgment confessed. Isaac Allerton vs. 
Vroutje Ides, action on a note ; judgment for plaintiff, 41, 42 

Court proceedings. Jan Pietersen vs. Cornells Jacobsen Stille, for 
payment of maize ; default. Fiscal vs. Caspar van Buren, and 
Dirck Dircksen, the rover, for remaining ashore without per- 
mission ; fined one month's wages, 42 

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Tobias Pietersen ; for threatening 
to beat the fiscal ; fined 1 2 guilders. Caspar van Beuren vs Cor- 
nells Pietersen ; settled. Fiscal vs. Jochem Beeckman ; murder ; 
acquitted (see Vol. 1, pp. 68, 105, 110, 128), 42 

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payment of corn ; judgment for pl.iintiff. Clacs Cornelissen Swits 
vs. Jacob Stoflelsen ; case put over. Fiscal vs. John Doudey, 
and Claes, the cabin boy of the yacht West India R.aven, for 
having cut oif an Indian's wampum belt ; plead guilty ; sentence : 
Claes, the cabin boy, to be flogged with the cat o' nine tails, in 
the fort, and Doudey to ride the Wooden horse and lose two 
month's wages (see Vol. 1, pp. 126, 127), 43 

June 27. Order. Gerrit Sanders, an Englishman, having arrived from Virginia 
in an open bark, bearing at the masthead a prince's swallow- 
tailed pennant, and at the stern a large red flag with the arms of 
Amsterdam thereon, the pennant and flag to be removed, 44 

July 14. Court proceedings. Fiscal van der Huyghens vs. Cors Pietersen; 

case put over, 44 

July 21. Dismissal of Ulrich Lupoid as schout fiscal, and his appointment as 

commissary, retaining his seat in the council, 44 

July 21. Court proceedings. Pedro Negretto vs. Jan Celes, for taking care 
of hogs; judgment for plaintifl'. Fiscal vs. Gerrit Jansen, of 
Oldenburgh, rape ; defendant admits the charge, but pleads 
betrothal ; fined 20 guilders. Jonas Bronck vs. Clara Matthys ; 
breach of contract; judgment for plaintifl". Fiscal vs. Thomas 
Walraven ; case postponed. The same vs. Jan Steen ; defendant 
ordered to satisfy the fiscal, 44 

July 28. Court proceedings. Thomas Petersen vs. Parent Dircksen, baker ; 
default. Jan Jacobsen vs. Gysbert Rycken ; referred to arbitra- 
tors. Fiscal vs. Jan Andriessen and eight other soldiers ; mutiny 
in refusing to work at the fort ; sentence, Jacob Swart and Jan 
Andriessen, the ringleaders, are dishonorably discharged and 
declared unworthy and incapable of bearing arms, with loss of all 
their pay, and to be sent on board the Herring and transported 
beyond the seas, 45 

Aug. 4. Court proceedings. Sjanon Dircksen Pos vs. Jacob van Curler, 
respecting a seine; judgment for defendant. Fiscal ws. Gregory 
Petersen, mutiny ; guilty ; sentence, to be conveyed to the place 
of execution to-morrow, and there shot to death. Andries 
Hudde vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee ; default. Gillis de Voocht 
vs. David Provoost ; judgment for plaintifl", 46 

Aug. 11. Ordinance. For the regulation of the workmen in the company's ser- 
vice, and appointing a commissary to keep an account of their 
time, 46 

Aug. 11. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Edward Wilson, on a charge of 
robbing gardens and breaking jail ; released on his own security. 
Peter Pia vs. Arent van Landen and Hendrick Cornelissen ; case 
adjourned, 47 

Form of oath taken by all the English residing at, and about the 
island of Manhattan, with the signatures of those who subscribed 
the same, , 47 

Aug. 11. Court proceedings. Abraham Pagie vs. John Hobson, action of 
debt ; judgment for plaintifl". Adrian Petersen vs. Claes Cornelis- 
sen Swits, for delivery of a lot of land on the East river, which 
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Pia ; case postponed. Fiscal vs. Frederick Lubbertsen, 

Schepmoes et al. ; case postponed. The same vs. Blanche Ael ; 
default, 48 

Aug. 11. Declaration. Herman Meindersen, supercargo, and Adriaen Cor- 
nelissen, captain of the Canary bird, respecting linen taken on 
board a prize, 48 

Sept. 8. Permit to governor Onderhil and a few families to reside in New 

Netherland, on taking the oath of allegiance, 49 

Sept. 8. Court proceedings. Adriaen Pietersen vs. Cl.aes Cornelissen Swits ; 
default. Jan Jansen Damen vs. Manuel de Cleyne ; case post- 
poned. Fiscal vs. Andries Noorraan ; wine confiscated, as it was 
not properly entered. William Bredenbent vs. Peter Smith, 
slander; case postponed. Hendrick Cornelissen ys. Peter Pia, .. . 49 

Sept. 15. Resolution. To exact tribute from the Indians in maize, furs or -wam- 
pum, and in case of unwillingness, to employ proper means to 
remove their reluctance, 49 

Sept. 15. Court proceedings. Adriaen Petersen vs. Claes Cornelissen Swits, 
for possession of a lot of land alleged to have been sold by 
defendant ; case adjoixrned to enable parties to come to an arrange- 
ment. Thomas Smith vs. Aert Tonissen ; action for damages com- 
mitted by the defendant's cattle; referred to arbitrators, 49 

Sept. 22. Ordinance. Fixing 12 skepels (9 bushels) of maize as the price of a 

coat or cloak of duifels to the Indians, 50 

Sept. 22. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Thomas Walraven, riot and assault ; 
fined. David Pietersen (de Vries) vs. Govert Danielsen, for per- 
formance of contract ; settled. Thomas Bescher vs. William 
Williamson, defiiult, 50 

Sept 22. Marriage, by the director and council, of Thomas de Conine and 

Marritje Frans van Beets, 50 

Sept. 29. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Thomas Sandersen, for drawing a 
knife and wounding his servant ; fined. Manuel de Gerritt de 
Reus vs. Jan Daraen, 50 

Oct. 5. Court proceedings. Fiscal I's. Hendrick Jansen from Bremen, 
gunner's mate of the ship Herring ; assault on the deputy fiscal 
on board the vessel off Staten Isl.and ; the ship ordered under the 
guns of the fort and the prisoner subject to torture ; " but he 
persisted in the lie ;" thereupon the ship's crew came ashore and 
attempted to rescue the prisoner, but failing, the prisoner pleaded 
guilty and further proceedings were stayed, 51 

Oct. 13. Order. To commissaries Van Elsland, Petersen and Van Curler, to 
have their accounts ready within a month under penalty of 100 
guilders, 51 

Oct. 13. Court proceedings. Andries Hudde vs. David Provoost, for fulfill- 
ment of his contract to sell a yawl ; ordered that the present 
owner of the boat ferry the defendant, next winter, across the 
East river and back, 53 

Oct. 27. Court proceedings. Andries Hudde rs. Anthony Jansen from Salee ; 
plaintiff default. Thomas Sandersen, smith, vs. Willem Hendrick- 
sen, on a contract ; judgment for plaintiff, 52 



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Oct. 27. Court proceedings. Isa.ac Abrahamsen ?)s. Volckert Evertsen, action 
for debt ; judgment for plaintilf. Hendrick Pietersen vs. Jan Har- 
mansen, slander ; postjioned, 52 

Nov. 3. Court proceedings. Tennis Cray vs. Gysbert Opdyck, action of 
debt ; judgment for pl.aintilf. Hans Nelisen vs. Jan Salomonsen ; 
default. Cornells Lambersen Cool vs. George Luco ; postponed. 
Fiscal vs. Juriaen Rodolfl" to restore wampum taken from Indians ; 
restitution ordered. William Bredenbent vs. Aert Tonissen, for 
pound fees ; settled, 53 

Nov. 9. Court proceedings. Hendrick Pietersen vs. Barent Dircksen ; 
ordered, that inventory be taken of the goods purchased by 
plaintiff from defendant. Fiscal vs. Jan Evertseu Bout ; default, 53 

Nov. 9. Declaration. Gysbert Opdyck, commissary at Fort Hope, respect- 
ing the manner in which Lewis Barbese, his black boy, came by 
his death, 53 

Nov. 1 7. Court proceedings. Hendrick Pietersen vs. Barent Dircksen, action 
for debt; judgment for plaintiff. Peter van der Linde vs. Aert 
Teunissen ; continued. Jan Schepmoes vs. Hendrick Westercamp. 
Fiscal vs. Jan Schepmoes, theft ; case postponed, 54 

Nov. 24. Court proceedings. Jan Schepmoes vs. Hendrick Westercamp, for 
fulfillment of contract ; judgment for plaintiff. Fiscal vs. Jan 
Schepmoes, theft ; defendant ordered to pay for what he took and 
costs. Laiu-ence Haen vs. Nicholas, the tobacco planter, for resti- 
tution of a canoe ; judgment for plaintiff. Nicholas, the tobacco 
planter, vs. Thomas Hall, attorney for George Horns, action of 
debt ; postponed, 54, 55 

Dec. 1. Order. Granting further time to commissaries Van Elsand, <fcc., to 

make up their accounts, 65 

Dec. 1. Court proceedings. Isaac Abrahamsen vs. Gerrit de Moff ; George 

Peper vs. The same ; default, 55 

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Jan. 5. Appointment of David Provoost commissary of provisions, v-ice 
Elsland, resigned ; and Jacob van Curler and David Provoost, 
tobacco inspectors, 56 

Apl. [Jan.] 19. Court proceedings. Adriaen Pietersen vs. Peter van der Linde ; 

default, 66 

Jan. 26. Court proceedings. Edward Wilson vs. Jan Pietersen ; postponed. 
Andries Hudde vs. Anthony Jansen, from Salee ; plaintiff default. 
(Feb. 9.) Hudde vs. Jansen, and Wilson vs. Pietersen ; continued, 56 

Feb. 23. Court proceedings. Barent Dircksen vs. Gerrit Jansen ; action to 
enforce the sale of a farm, which defendant refuses to accept, on 
the ground that he was drunk when he bought it ; referred to 
arbitration, 67 

March 1 . Court proceedings. Andries Hudde vs. Anthony Jansen, from Salee, 

on a contract to furnish 3 goats ; judgment for plaintiff, 57 

March 8. Court proceedings. Cornells Cornelissen, boatswain, vs. Laurens 
Cornelissen, skipper of the Angel Gabriel, on a demand of plain- 
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master of his own ship, refuses his services ; case dismissed. 
(March 15.) Edward Wilson vs. Jan Pietersen ; referred to arbi- 
tration, 57 

March 15. Ordinance. Against trespasses by goats and hogs, 58 

April 12. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Adriaen Pietersen, slander and 

assault ; case continued, 58 

April 19. Resolution. To send secretary van Tienhoven to the Archipelago, to 
purchase all the lands thereabout ; to erect the arms of the states- 
general ; to take the Indians under Dutch protection, and to pre- 
vent further encroachments on New Netherland, 58 

April 1 9. Court proceedings. William Bredenbent vs. Peter Pia and Philip 
Gerardy ; case of impounding of hogs ; parties referred to the 
ordinance (p. 58, supra). Abraham Rycken vs. Gysbert Rycken, 
action of debt ; judgment for plaintiff, 58 

April 26. Court proceedings. Jan Schcpmoes vs. Abraham Rycken, action 
of debt; judgment for plaintiff. Claes Cornelissen vs. Maryn 
Adriaensen, for delivery of a boat and building a sloop ; case con- 
tinued. Jacob Stoffelsen vs. Dom. Bogardus and Jan Damen, 
curators of the estate of Hendrick van Vorst, deceased, for feed- 
ing 15 head of cattle ; referred to arbitration, 59 

May 3. Court proceedings. Injunction issued prohibiting the curators of 
the estate of Hendrick van Vorst, deceased, from selling or 
alienating any part of said estate, until it be ascertained whether 
deceased had made a will in Holland. Claes Cornelissen Swits 
vs. Maryn Adriaensen ; settled. Maryn Adriaensen vs. Hendrick 
Pietersen, to oblige defendant to receive a house and plantation 
he purchased ; defendant pleads intoxication at the time he bought 
the premises ; ordered, to prove that he was drunk, and that he 
disclaimed the purchase within 24 hours, otherwise the purchase 
to remain valid. Fiscal vs. Govert Loockermans et al., for board- 
ing an English vessel without a permit ; fined, 59, 60 

May 9. Ordinance. Against trespassing on the maize lands of Indians, 60 

May 10. Court proceedings. Leendert Arentsen vs. Volckert Evertsen ; 

action of debt ; judgment for plaintiff, 61 

May 10. Notice to each inhabitant by and around Fort Amsterdam to provide 
himself with a gun, and to be prepared when called on ; also, 
that three cannon shot will be fired in case of danger, when every 
man is to repair to the place of rendezvous, 61 

May 13. Instructions to secretary van Tienhoven to proceed to Martin Ger- 
ritsen bay, on Long island, and arrest a number of English 
strollers, who had intruded on lands there, purchased by the 
Dutch from the great sachem, Penhawits, and pulled down the 
arms of the states-general and carved a fool's head on the tree to 

which they had been nailed, 62 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, II., 144, 5.] 

May 15. Minute of secretary Van Tinehoven's proceedings against the English 

at Martin Gerritsen's bay, 64 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, II., 145.] 

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Seyr, George Wilbe, John Farington, Philip Carteland, Nathaniel 
Carteland, William Marker, 65-69 

[la N. Y. Col. Doc, II., 146-149.] 

May 19. Resolution. To set the above named Englishmen at liberty, on con- 
dition that they quit New Netherland, and do not return thither 
without permission, with their written promise to the above 
eft'ect, 69 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, II., 150.] 

June 7. Court proceedings. Maryn Adriaensen vs. Hendrick Pietersen, for 
delivery of a tobacco plantation ; judgment for plaintiff, and 
defendant obliged to rent the premises for six years. Simon Pos 
vs. Jan Celes ; action for payment of peas ; judgment for plaintiff. 
David Provoost and Jan Dameu, guardians of Jan van Vorst, vs. 
Jacob Stoffelseu, for said minor's share of his father's estate ; two 
months' delay granted defendant to account. Gillis de Voocht vs. 
Fiscal, in action of debt ; case continued. Attachment of money in 
the hands of Maryn Adriaensen, granted to surgeon Kierstede, 10, 71 

June 20. Court proceedings. Fiscal, on a complaint of Gillis de Voocht, vs. 
Hans Fredericksen ; plaintiff and defendant both fined. Fiscal 
vs. Pieterje Jaus ; slander ; case postponed. Thomas Hal vs. Philip 
Gerritsen, for payment of two skepels of wheat stolen from the 
mill ; judgment for plaintiff, 71 

July 4. Court proceedings. Attachment issued at the suit of William Hunt, 
against certain tobacco belonging to Nathaniel Martin, in the 
hands of Jacob van Curler, until proof of the debt be obtained 
from Virginia, 71 

July 16. Minute setting forth sundry hostile acts of the Raritan Indians, since 
the peace concluded with them in 1634, and authorizing an attack 
on them unless they sue for peace, 72 

Aug. 2. Court proceedings. Timon Jansen vs. Lourens Haen, slander. 
Lourens Haen vs. David Provoost, slander ; case postponed, .... 

Aug. 9. Ordinance. Against harboring fugitive servants, and declaring null 
and void all notes and other instruments not drawn up by the 
secretary or other authorized person, 73 

Aug. 9. Resolution setting forth that the arms of the states-general having 
been torn down on Long island, ifcc, an armed force be sent 
thither to reduce the Indians to obedience, and to levy a contri- 
bution on them, 73 

Aug. 9. Court proceedings. Tymon Jansen vs. Laurens Haen, slander ; case 
continued. Pieter Andriessen vs. Aeltje Douwes, slander ; defend- 
ant begs pardon of the plaintiff, in court, and acknowledges that 
he is an honest and upright man. Jochem Haller vs. Adam Roe- 
lantsen, slander of plaintiff's wife ; defendant fined. Cornelis Wil- 
lemsen vs. Thomas Broen's wife, slander ; defendant discharged, 
having acknowledged plaintiff to be an honest and upright man,. 74 

Aug. 16. Court proceedings. Claes Jansen Ruyter vs. Ridder, defendant, 

slander ; parties ordered to live henceforward in peace, 74 

Aug. 23. Dismissal of David Provoost as commissary of provisions, and 

appointment of Maurits Jansen in his place, 75 



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Aug. 23. Court proceedings. Tyinon Jansen v.s. Laurens Haen, slander ; 

judgment for plaintifl", and defendant lined, 75 

Aug. 27. Order on an application of Peter Draper, bearer of a letter from 
Leonard Calvert, governor of Maryland, for the rendition of 
Edward Griffins, an alleged fugitive servant. Said Griffins proves, 
by the evidence of Henry Penington, of nackemac, that he was 
not a servant, but a prisoner, in Maryland ; that he was a servant 
of captain Clabers, in Virginia. Draper to agree with Griffins for 
his discharge ; Griffins to give security for any claim of Claber 
(see Vol. Cp. 2U), 75 

Aug. 30. Court proceedings. Jan Jacobsen vs. David Davidsen and Hans 

Noorman, for the delivery of palisades; case continued, 76 

Sept. 20. Court proceedings. Jan Jansen Damen and David Provoost, guar- 
dians of Jan van Vorst, vs. Jacob Stolfelsen, in the matter of the 
estate of Cornells van Vorst, deceased ; further time allowed 
defendant to account. Samuel Chandler vs. Jacob Stolfelsen, hus- 
band of Vroutje Ides, widow of Cornells van Vorst, deceased ; 
action of debt due by the late Mr. van Vorst; referred to arbi- 
tration. Adam IJoelantsen vs. Gillis de Voocht, for payment of 
washing account ; defendant claims that the year is not yet 
expired ; plaintiff ordered to make up the full time, and then 
collect his bill, 77 

Oct. 4. Court proceedings. Fiscal r's. Gerrit aud Floris Jansen, for dis- 
obedience of their skipper's orders ; Gerrit Jansen fined. Hester 
Symens, widow of Jacob Vernu, vs. Roland Hackwart, slander; 
defendant makes reparation before the court. Jansen Damen and 
David Pi'ovoost, as guardians, &c., vs. Jacob Stoffelsen ; defendant 
being ready with his account, demands that plaintiffs give security 
for any debt which may hereafter be brought against the Van Vorst 
estate ; ordered accordingly, 77, 78 

Oct. 25. Appointment of Hendric Roesen to be commissary of Fort Hope, 

vice Gysbert van Dye, about to sail for Fatherland, 79 

Oct. 25. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Abraham Plane, for trading in maize 

contrary to the ordinance ; case continued, 79 

Not. 1. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Abraham Plane, Cornells Lam- 
bersen Cool, and George Rapaelje, for violating the ordinance 
regulating the maize trade ; judgment for plaintiff, 79 

Nov. 15. Court proceedings. Anna Jans, wife of Jan Snediger, cadet, vs. 
Maria Tirry, slander ; the fiscal interposed in this case, as the 
defendant committed an assault ; defendant fined, with costs. 
Fiscal vs. Ulrich Lupoid, for fraud, as storekeeper ; case continued, 80 

Nov. 15. Council minute. Appointment of Nicholas Coorn to be supercargo 

of the ship Neptune, 80 

Nov. 2.3. Minute. Fixing the pay of Bastiaen, from Pariba, a Portuguese, who 
had been captured in a prize, aud entered the company's service 
in 1G38, 81 

Nov. 29. Court proceedings. Abraham Pietersen, miller, vs. Hendric Har- 
mansen, for surrender of bouwery No. 5, on the ground that he 
kept cattle not his own on it, which the defendant denying, par- 
ties are reconciled in court, 81 

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Resoliftion fixing the price of goods in the company's store at nett 
50 per cent advance ; to post the prices in the store, and to notify 
the inhabitants thereof, 81 

Proclamation notifying the people that the prices of goods are 
affixed to a board '^in the public store, and if any one be over- 
charged he is to report the case to the council, 82 

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Clein Antonio Paulo d' Angola, 
Gracia d' Angola, Jan of Fort Orange, Manuel de Gerrit the 
giant, Anthony Portuguese, Manixel Minuit, Simon Congo, and 
Manuel the Great, all ^legroes, for killing Jan Premero, another 
negro ; prisoners pleaded guilty ; sentence, the prisoners to 
draw lots, to determine who shall suffer death ; whereupon, the 
lot, " by God's providence," fell on Manuel Gerrit, the giant, who 
was remanded for sentence, 83 

Sentence on Manuel Gerrit, the giant, for the murder aforesaid ; to 
be hanged by the neck until dead, as an example to all such male- 
factors, 84 

Minute, setting forth that the hangman turned off the ladder the 
above negro, having two strong halters round his neck, both which 
broke, whereupon all the bystanders called out, Mercy !' which was 
accordingly granted, 85 

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. commissary Lupoid ; case put over ; 
The same vs. Laurens Haen, for malversation in the public store ; 
case postponed, 85 

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. commissary Lupoid ; defendant 
acknowledged having charged too much for goods sold in the 
public store. Nidt "Wilson vs. Thomas Sandersen, smith, for 
damage committed by defendant's cattle in plaintiff's garden; 
plaintiff ordered to prove the damage, 86 

Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. commissary Lupoid, for fraud and 
extortion ; motion for judgment, also that the defendant declare 
who those are that speak evil of the hon'''' magistrates, 86 

Examination of commissary Lupoid on written interrogatories, 87 

Declaration. Peter Cornelissen, late deacon, respecting an applica- 
tion of Laurens Haen for a loan of some of the poor money, 87 

Sentence of Ulrich Lupoid, storekeeper, for fraud and extortion ; 
declared unfit to hold any public oihce ; to be sent to Holland to 
answer for his delinquencies, and to pay a fine of 200 guilders 
with costs, 88 

, Court proceedings. Everardus Bogardus and Tymen Jansen, guard- 
ians of the minor children of Cornells van Vorst, vs. Jan Damen 
and David Provoost, guardian of Jan, eldest son of said Van 
Vorst, for an increased allowance to educate said minors ; granted. 
Cornells Lambertsen Cool vs. Sybout Claessen, for delivery of 
plank ; referred to arbitration, 89, 90 

. Ordinance. Against tapping beer or strong liquoi-s during divine 
service, or after ten o'clock at night; against using any other 
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April 18. Ortlinance. Regulating the currency of Wampum, and prohibiting 
the circulation of a foreign inl'erior deserij>tion, which has driven 
" the splendid Manhattan wampum " out of sight, 90 

May 2. Court proceedings. Everardus Bogardus et al., guardians of the 
minor children of Cornelis van Vorst vs. Hendrlck Jansen, tailor ; 
to testify respocting .an alleged indebtedness of Hendrick van 
Vorst to his deceased lather's estate ; defendant declares he 
knows nothing about it, 91 

May 23. Court proceedings. Jan Damen and David Provoost vs. Everardus 
• Bogardus and Tymen Jansen, guardians of the estate of the late 
Hendrick van Vorst, on a claim as gu.ardians of J.an van Vorst, 
to one-half of the estate of said Hendrick, in his right, as full 
brother of deceased, and then to an equal share of the remainder 
with his half brother and sister; court awarded judgment for 
plaintifts as claimed. Jacob Stoffelsen vs. Everardus Bogardus 
et al., guardians, <fcc., that defendant, before dividing Hehdrick 
van Vorst's estate, pay what he owed his father ; judgment for 
plaintiff". Hendrick Jansen, father and guardian of Elsie Hendrick, 
vs. the guardi.ans of the late Hendrick van Vorst's heirs, for three 
cows which said Van Vorst verbally promised his daughter, in case 
he died on the passage to Fatherland ; judgment for defendants, 91, 92 

May 30. Court proceedings. Frederick Jansen I'S. Claes Sybrantsen Veringh, 

action of debt ; judgment for plaintiff", 93 

June 6. Minute permitting a considerable number of Englishmen to settle 
with their clergyman, in New Netherland, on the following con- 
ditions: 1. They shall take the oath of allegiance; 2. They shall 
enjoy free exercise of their religion ; 3. They shall nominate three 
persons, one of whom shall be appointed magistrate by the 
governor of New Netherland, with power to decide civil casea 
under 40 guilders ($16), without appeal, and criminal cases not 
deserving of capitsil punishment ; 4. They shall not erect forts 
unless by permission ; 5. Their Lands shall be free of taxes for 
ten years, after which they shall pay the tenths ; 6. They shall 
enjoy free trade, and free hunting and fishing ; but, 1. Must use 
Dutch weights and measures, 93 

June 6. Resolution. Dr. Johannes La Montague to go with a force of fifty 
men to Fort Hope, to curb the insolence of the English thereabout, 
who, not content with having usurped the lands which the Dutch 
bought and paid for, have committed various other outrages, .... 94 

June 6. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Ulrich Lupoid for satisfaction to the 
company ; defendant acknowledges his faults and requests to be 
again employed ; judgment for plaintiff"; meanwhile defendant 
to be allowed his rations until the arrival of the ships. Fiscal 
vs. Maryn Adriaensen, slander ; defendant begs pardon of the 
director, and is forgiven for the sake of wife and children, 94 

June 13. Court proceedings. The gu.ardians of Cornelis van Vorst's children 
vs. J.acob Stoff"elsen, husband of said Van Vorst's widow ; plaintiff's 
claim the corn growing on said Van Vorst's bouwery ; defendant 
ordered to prove that Hendrick van Vorst made the widow a 
present of his share, &c., and to p.ay 420 guilders, which he 
ackowledges to be indebted. Direk Cornelissen vs. Jan Evertsen 
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rev. Ever.ardus Bogardiis, slander, defendant havinsr accused the 
plaintirt' with having rendered his tobacco unsaleable; I'eferred 
to arbitration. Philip Geraerdy vs. Juriaen Hendricksen, to 
oblige defendant to bnild a house for plaintilf according to con- 
ti act ; judgment for ^ilaintiff, 95 

June 13. Minute, allowing Bastiaen Jansen Crol certain fees for having seized 

a quantity of beaver skins at Fort Orange, 95 

June 20. Surrender, by Anna Metfoort, widow of William Quick, for the 
benetit of the creditors, of nil the effects belonging to tlie insolvent 
estate of her late husband, " except the clothes she now weai^ to 
cover her nakedness," with the inventory of said Quick's eflects, 96 

June 20. Declaration. Juriaen Hendricksen and Nanning Hansen, as to the 
quantity of grain they reaped two years ago, at Ahasimus, for 
Jacob Stoifelsen, 97 

June 20. Court proceedings. Gillis de Voocht vs. Tomas Tomassen's wife, 

respecting a bill for making shirts ; referred to arbitration, 97 

July 4. Minute setting forth the continued hostilities of the Raritans, who 
have killed several planters on Staten island, and offering to pay 
friendly Indians 10 fathoms of wampum for every head of a 
Raritan, and 20 fiithoms for the head of any of those who com- 
mitted the above murders, 97 

Aug. 8. Court proceedings. Adam Roelantsen vs. Jan Jansen Damen, for 
trespass ; judgment for plaintiff; damages to be assessed by arbi- 
trators. Guardians of the late Cornelis van Vorst's children vs. 
Maryn Adriaensen, Hendrick the tailor, Jacob Stoifelsen, and 
Frederick Lubbertsen, for debt ; Adriaensen and Lubbertsen 
proved that they had paid Stoifelsen ; judgment accordingly,. ... 98 

Aug. 22. Court proceedings. Maryn Adriaensen vs. Jan Andriessen, for 
recovery of stolen pork; case continued (Aug. 23); Andriesseia 
confesses that he took about half pound of pork belonging to 
Maryn Adriaensen ; is released from his irons, and case postponed, 98 

Aug. 23. Notice to all heads of families to meet in fort Amsterdam on Thursday, 

29th inst., to adopt some necessary resolution {nee post, p. 104),.. 98 
Sept. 12. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Laurens Haen, a fugitive from 
justice, on a charge of theft ; the money he stole having been 
found buried in four difi'erent places, and the other stolen articles 
in the possession of divers persons ; sentence, as if he were 
present, th.it he be publicly set up on the scaffold, and there 
whipped with rods, and further fined 150 carolus guilders, with 
costs. Isaac AHerton vs. Anthony Jansen from Salee ; action for 
goods sold and delivered ; judgment for plaintiff; defendant to 
pay before leaving Manhattan island. Fiscal vs. the pilot and 
boatswain of the Angel Gabriel, smuggling ; judgment for plain- 
tiff; defendants to pay the duties on sugar, and fined. Fiscal 
vs. Ulrich Lupoid ; on petition of some respectable Englishmen, 
praying that he may be permitted to remain here, he is allowed 
to do so, in order that the company may the better obtain satis- 
faction. Jan Damen t's. Jacob Stoifelsen; ordered that Maryn 
Adriaensen and Frederick Lubbertsen declare on oath that they 
have no other accounts with Hendrick van Vorst than those 
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Sept. 12. Order. On petition of commissary Olof Stevensen (van Cortland), 

increasing his salary to 30 guilders per month, 100 

Sept. 12. Resolution to construct a redoubt on Staten island, for the protection 

of the inhabitants there, 101 

Sept. 24. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Symonson, late skijiper of the 
yacht Rcael, and his gunner, for having, whilst drunk, discharged 
a shotted cannon after the sentries were posted; remanded 
to prison in irons. Fiscal vs. Pierre Pia and David Clement, 
for lighting ; case continued. Bentje vs. Symon Dircksen Pos, for 
debt ; the matter having been left to defendant's oath, he swore 
that he was not indebted to plaintiif ; judgment for defendant, . . 101 

Sept. 25. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. skipper Symonsen and his gunner, 
sitpra ; defendants ordered to settle with the fiscal. The same vs. 
Pia and Clement, supra; defendants ordered to satisfy the fiscal, 101 

Sept. 30. Ordinance. Establishing an annual fair at New Amsterdam, on the 

15th October for cattle, and on the 1st Nov. for hogs, 101 

Oct. 3. Court proceedings. Borger Jorissen vs. Jacob Roy, gunner, for debt ; 
judgment for plaintiff. The same vs. fiscal Van der Huyghens, for 
damage done to plaintiff's house by the imprudent firing of a 
cannon by skipper Symonsen ; defendant says that plaintiff had 
forgiven the skipper ; he is ordered to prove that assertion. Jan 
Damen vs. Lyntje Adams's wife, Thomas Coninck and Jan Plat- 
neus ; all for slander, 102 

Oct. 24. Court proceedings. William Bredenbent, deputy sheriff, vs. Ilen- 
drick, the tailor, Borger Jorissen et al., for fees for impounding 
their goats, &c. ; judgment for plamtiff; defendants ordered to 
pay him 10 guilders pound money and 10 guilders damages, 102 

Oct. 31. Court proceedings. David Davidsen and Thomas Broen vs. Borger 
Jorissen, Hendrick, the tailor et al.; execution issued and the 
fiscal ordered to seize and sell defendants' goats to satisfy the 
judgment, 1(33 

Nov. 1. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Lambert Cool, assault; evidence in 

the case, 104 

Nov. 1. Articles proposed by the director and council to the heads of fiimilies 
as to the proper means to be adopted to punish the Indian who 
murdered Claes Swits ; with the answer of the Twelve elected men 
and their names (see p. 98, supra), 104 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, I., 4U, 415.] 

Nov. 1 . Minute of the further deliberations of the Twelve men, and resolu- 
tion thereupon, 106 

Nov. 7. Court proceedings. Peter Cock vs. Jan Evertsen Bout, slander; 

defendant offers to prove what he said ; case postponed, 107 

Nov. [14.] Resolution, on receipt of a letter from Jan Claessen van Campen, 
governor of Curasao, to send a supply of provisions to that 
island, 107 

Nov. 14. Court proceedings. Paulus Jansen vs. Maryn Adriaensen et al.; 
referred to arbitration. Fiscal vs. Jan Hobbesen, for stealing 
a sheet from the city tavern ; the prisoner pleads intoxication and 
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afternoon when, if the prisoner continue headstrong, he is to be 
subjected to torture. The same vs. Gerrit Jansen, cooper, for 
stealing timber ; proof ordered, 107, 108 

Nov. 22. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Hobbesen, for theft ; defend- 
ant persisting in denj-ing the charge, is put to the torture, after 
which he confessed his guilt ; sentence, to be taken to the place 
where public justice is executed, and there to be whipped with 
rods ; immediately after which he is to remove himself beyond 
the limits of New Netherland, on pain, if found again in the 
country, to be put in chains and set to work with the company's 
negroes, 108, 109 

Nov. 13. Court proceedings. John Hacs vs. Master Fiscock, for payment of 

£48 stg. for work ; referred to arbitration, 109 

Dec. 6. Court proceedings. Andries Hudde vs. Dirck Corsen Stam, for 
goods belonging to the late Hendrick de Foreest ; case post- 
poned. Johannes la Montague vs. John Merris (? Merrit), for 
damages to p]aintifl''s tobacco, in consequence of the blowing 
down of the tobacco house which defendant had built for him ; 
referred for arbitration to a Dutch and an English carpenter, viz. : 
Gillis Pietersen and John Haes, 110 

Dec. 5. Declaration. Dirck Corsen Stam, that he never said in Holland that 
Johannes la Montague daily filled his pockets with ducatoons and 
jacobuses, 110 

Dec. 13. Court proceedings. Willem Dircksen Schepmoes, skipper, ?'s. Jacob 
Dircksen, boatswain, and Jan Heyn, for neglecting their duty on 
board the ship White Falcon ; defendants dismissed from the 

ship, and fined each 20 guilders, 110 

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Jan. 2. Court proceedings. Isaac de Foreest vs. Isa.ac Abrahamsen, for 
debt ; settled. Borger Jorissen vs. Tonis Nyssen ; action for 
work done ; judgment for plaintiff. Dirck Corsen Stam ads. 
Andries Hudde, husband of the late Hendrick de Foreest's 
widow ; ordered, if Hudde prove his case, that Corsen shall give 
security that he will prove the contrary here, by his books, or in 
Holland to Hudde's attorney. Fiscal vs. Gerrit Gerritsen, for 
stealing rope from the company's yacht; prisoner remanded, in 
chains, to the guard house, and Dirck Holgersen ordered not to 
leave until the case be decided. Cornells Volckersen vs. Aert 
Willemsen, for killing a hog ; referred to arbitration, ill 

Jan. 9. Court proceedings. Philip Gerritsen vs. Tennis Cray and Gurken 
Hessels, on a contract for delivery of firewood ; judgment for 
plaintiff. Jochim Kierstede vs. Peter Pia, slander ; defendant 
declares in court that he has nothing to say of plaintiff but what 
is honorable and good ; defendant ordered to pay costs. Hans 
Rodewick vs. Andries, the boatswain, for a canoe defendant set 
adrift ; case postponed. Dii'ck Corsen (Stam) i<s. Andries Hudde ; 
plaintifl^ demands that as defendant has not proved his case, that 
he be permitted to leave for Virginia ; request granted if defend- 
ant do not comply with the order of court of 2d inst., 112 

Jan. 16. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Tomassen and Philip Geraerdy, 
for selling beer at a higher rate than is fixed by the ordinance ; 
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Jansen vs. the fiscal ; plaintiff demands that defendant prove his 
accusation ; det'ciidant proves that plaintiff h.'is been called a tim- 
ber thief; defendant declares in court, upon oath, that he is 
innocent; judgment for plaintiff. Fiscal vs. Gerrit Gerritsen 
and Dirck PloUegersen, for stealing rope ; Ilolgersen declares on 
oath that he bought the ro])e of Gerritsen in good faith ; ordered, 
that Gerritsen and the other sailor of the yacht Reael appear next 
court day, in order to determine by lot which of them shall be 
punished, or meanwhile to satisfy the fiscal, 113 

Jan. 23. Court proceedings. Gregory Petersen vs. Thomas Coninck, for 
payment of an elk hide ; continued. Hans Steen vs. Hans Skipper, 
slander ; referred to arbitration, 114 

Mar. 13. Court proceedings. Joliannes Winekelman vs. Abraham Pietersen, 
on a complaint of tampering with Jacob Bouwensen, his man 
servant, whom the plaintiff had brought from Holland to superin- 
tend bouwery No. 5 ; Bouwensen ordered to serve out his time 
according to contract. Fiscal vs. Maryu Adriaensen, for drawing 
a knife ; defendant positively denies the charge, 115 

Mar. 20. Court proceedings. Balthazar Lourens vs. Jan Tomassen, to oblige 
defendant to receive a house he purchased ; judgment for plaintiff. 
Fiscal vs. John Celes, for shooting other people's hogs in the 
woods ; defendant to find bail or remain in prison until the fiscal 
completes his proofs ; bail furnished. Andries Hudde vs. Dirck 
Corsen Stam ; plaintiff being in default is ordered to appear within 
12 hours or be nonsuited, 116 

Mar. 27. Court proceedings. Andries Hudde vs. Dirck Corsen Stam ; plain- 
tiff again in default ; judgment for defendant, who is authorized 
to proceed on his vo}'age to Virginia. Fiscal vs. John Celes ; 
defendant acknowledges having shot one hog that was not his ; 
case continued. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Jarisen, late gunner, &c., 
for being insolent to that officer ; defendant condemned to serve 
the company one month; to pay a tine of 10 guilders, with costs, 
Fiscal vs. Philip Geraerdy, a soldier, for having been absent 
from the guard without leave ; sentence, to ride the Wooden 
horse during parade, with a pitcher in one hand and a drawn 
sword in the other. Abraham Rycken vs. Jacques Bentyn, 
slander. Maryn Adriaensen vs. Thomas Hall, respecting the 
delivery of a plantation sold by the plaintiff to the defendant ; 
settled, 116, 117, 118 

April 1. Declaration. David Provoost that Hendrick de Forest's widow 
and Dirck Corsen (Stam), have a lawsuit at Amsterdam, with 
interrogatories on which said Corsen is examined, 118 

April 3. Proclamation forbidding the purchase directly or indirectly of any 
produce grown on soil near Fort Hope, usurped by the English, 
and called Hartford, 119 

April 3. Ordinance. Imposing a duty of ten per cent on all imports from 
Holland, Brazil, Guinea or the West Indies, and an export duty 
according to the tariff laid down in the Freedoms, 120 

April 10. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Abraham Pietersen, for slandering the 
director-general ; judgment demanded conformable to the Impe- 
rial Statutes, fol. 296 ; defendant ordered under arrest. Capt. 
Patrick vs. Joseph Scot, slander ; defendant ordered to prove his 



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.assertion within a month, meanwhile to furnish bail for his 
appearance, and for whatever d.amages maj- be awarded plaintiff. 
Fiscal vs. John Celes, for shooting a hog ; judgment next session. 
Abraliam Ryken vs. Jacques Bentyn, slander; defendant proves 
that pork had been eaten at plaintiff's house, 121, 122 

April 13. Ordinance. Against harboiing strangers from New England and 
Virginia, who " carry their passports under their feet," and 
requiring their names to be reported to the director, 122 

May 15. Resolution. To expel fi-om the South river (Delaware) certain 
Englishmen who had commenced a settlement at the Schuylkill, 
opposite fort Nassau, 123 

May 15. Court proceedings. Andries Roulofsen ?,'s. Govert Loockermans, 
for payment ibr digging a cellar; defendant denies having 
employed plaintiff; judgment for defendant. Catrina Bartram vs. 
Thomas Jacobsen, slander ; defendant declares in court that he 
knows nothing of plaintiff but what is honest and virtuous ; 
plaintiff likewise declares that defendant is a decent young man. 
Fiscal vs. John Celes, for shooting a hog; defendant adjudged 
to pay the owner such sum as arbitrators may decide to be the 
value of the animal, and a like sum to the fiscal, with costs, 124 

May 22. Instructions. To Jan Jansen from Ilpendam, commissary at the 
South river (Delaware), for the expulsion of the English from 
the Schuylkil, 124 

May 22. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Abraham Isaacksen Planck, for 
maliciously tearing down an ordinance posted in fort Amsterdam, 
and slandering the authorities; fined 300 guilders, 125 

June 19. Court proceedings. David Pietersen (deVries) i'.?. Hendrick Jansen, 
tailor, for payment of a note ; defendant pleads offset ; case con- 
tinued. Hcndrick Jansen, tailor, vs. Dirck Cornelissen, slander, 
for calling plaintiff's daughter a w. . .e; defendant to make repa- 
ration in full court, 126 

June 19. Resolution. To employ Ulrich Lupoid in the public service, 126 

June 19. Public declaration. Dirck Cornelissen, that he -had slandered Elsje 
Hendrickx and her bridegroom, and had stated more than was 
true ; wherefore begs their pardon, and declares before God, the 
court, and all the bystanders, that he knows nought of her but 
what is honorable and virtuous, 127 

June 1 9. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Merry Terry, for an assault on Jan 
Evertsen, in taking away his hat ; defendant ordered to return the 
hat, and pay a line of 6 guilders. Fiscal vs. Cornells Volckersen ; 
defendant condemned to pay 9 guilders duty on beavers, and 
recommended henceforth to keep a more orderly house, 127 

June 26. Court proceedings. Jacob Roy vs. Claes de Veringh, action of 
debt; judgment for plaintiff. David Pietersen, from Hoorn, i\<t. 
Hendrick "Jansen, tailor; action of debt; judgment for plaintiff. 
Cornells Melyn vs. Joannes Winckelman ; plaintiff, by virtue of a 
contract entered into with the Lord of Nederhorst, at Amsterdam, 
demands of defendant by what authority he came last winter to 
Stateu island with his people and cattle, and why he left there 
and established another colonic at Achter Col, without consulting 
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Meyndertsen, for whom he, according to orders, established said 
colonie, by virtue of a patent which the directors (of tiie W. I. 
Co.) had granted his master; case postponed. Fiscal vs. Jau 
van Meppelen, slander; case postponed, and defendant recom- 
mended to keep quiet meanwhile, 127, 128 

June 26. Appointment of Andries Hudde as surveyor; and engagement of 

Laurens Andriessen, for one month, as a mower, 129 

July 11. Ordinance. Against drawing a knife and iniflicting a wound therewith, 129 

July 10. Minute of the attendance on the council of Messrs. Whiting and 
Hill, delegates from Hartford, to negotiate terms for the surrender 
of the lands of Fort Hope, on the Connecticut river, 130 

July 9. Conditiones a D. Directore Gen : Senatusq ; novi Belgij D"^' Wey- 

tingh, atq; Hill Delegatis a Nobili Senatu Hartfordlensi, oblatas, 131 
[In Smith's Hist, of New York, Alb. ed., p. 22.] 

July 30. Court proceedings. Richard Brudenell vs. John Celes ; judgment 
for plaintiff and costs. (Aug. 7.) Dirck Corsen Stam vs. Tymen 
Jansen, for repayment of 550 guilders paid twice ; defendant 
demands copy of papers ; case continued. Philip Gerritsen vs. 
Johannes Winckelman, action of debt; case continued, 131 

Aug. 14. Court proceedings. Thomas Seyl vs. Goodman Lengh, action of 
debt; judgment for plaintiff on condition that he secure the 
defendant against others. Thomas Willett vs. Dirck Cornelissen, 
slander ; defendant declares that he can say nothing but what is 
good of the plaintiff; defendant ordered to throw something in 
the box for tlie poor. Tymen Jansen ads. Dirck Corsen (Stam) ; 
judgment for plaintiff, 132 

Aug. 21. Court proceedings. Stephen Harpele vs. Cosyn Gerritsen, action 

for payment of wages ; judgment for plaintiff, 133 

Aug. 28. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Uldrieh Lupoid, for breaking the 
company's seal on his chest, and taking out money ; charge denied 
by defendant, who, with his wife, is ordered to swear, that neither 
of them, nor any one with their knowledge, had committed the 
act. Thomas Smith vs. Jan Pietersen, action for a gun ; ordered 
that it be brought into court and parties then to settle their 
accounts. William Cornelisen Coster vs. skipper Houthuyn, for 
loss of wine by leakage, and for damage of goods ; referred to 
arbitration, 134 

Aug. 28. Resolution. To prevent the great injury done to the Indian trade, 
within Dutch territory, by the English, especially by one George 
Lamberton, on the Red Mountain (New Haven), and to authorize 
the fiscal to constrain him to pay the company's duties, 134 

Sept. 4. Court proceedings. David Pietersen (de Vries) vs. Hendrick Jansen, 
t.ailor ; judgment for plaintiff with costs, and execution against 
defendant's furniture ordered, 135 

Sept. 6. Court proceedings. Robert Pinoyer ws. Thomas Sandersen, assault ; 
defendant justifies and says that the plaintiff forced his door; 
plaintiff' oi-dered under arrest, and the case handed to the fiscal. 
Abraham Grevenraet vs. Dirck Corsen Stam, action on a promis- 
sory note ; defendant says he is to pay in Virginia, and that the 
plaintiff is bound to serve him, which plaintiff denies ; ordered 

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that p.arties give security, the one for the payment, and the 
other that he was not bound at Amsterdam, 135 

Sept. 6. Testimony of Robert Cock, of Middlesex, England, Richard Brude- 
nell, of Bedford, Jolin Smitli, of Oxford, and Rebecca Raetse, 
respecting the whereabouts of one John Brent, cooper, luisband 
of said Rebecca, 136 

Sept. 11. Court proceedings. Cornells Melyn ws. Egbert Woutersen, for loss 
of the services of defendant's daughter, who had engaged to be 
married before her term of service expired ; Elsje Jans, the maiden 
in question, testified that her mother and another woman had 
brought a young man to Staten Island, whom she had never seen 
before, and desired her to marry him ; she declined at first, as she 
did not know him, and had no inclination to marry, but finally 
consented ; she concluded by returning in court the pocket hand- 
kerchief she had received as a marriage jsresent, 137 

Sept. 11. Testimony of Edward Owens as to the whereabouts of John Brent, 
the cooper, and order to take said Owens into custody until some 
satisfactory intelligence be received of Brent, , 138 

Sept. 11. Further testimony of Rebecca Raetse on the preceding subject, and 

evidence of Samuel Chandler and Margaret Fransum thereupon, 139 

Sept. 18. Court proceedings. Dirck Corsen (Stam) vs. Jochem Kierstede, 
respecting a stolen sail which defendant had purchased; judgment 
for plaintilf, on condition that he prove property, 139 

Sept. 18. Order to David Pietersen (de Vries) bo swear to the correctness of 
his book, and that Lady Harvey owes him a balance of 45 guilders, 
or in default to forfeit his claim, 139 

Sept. 25. Attachment issued at the suit of David Pietersen de Vries, for 
£i 14s. stg., due him from the estate of capt. Richard Stevens, 
for linen sold to Lady Harvey, who was at the time the wife of 
said Stevens ; attachment ordered accordingly. Dirck Corsen 
Stam vs. Jochem Kierstede, for a sail alleged to have been stolen ; 
defendant ordered to return or pay for the sail. Robert Bello vs. 
Barent Dircksen, for damages by hogs ; referred to arbitration,. . 140 

Sept. 25. Passport. Maryn Adriaensen, to protect him against those of the 
Red Mountain (New Haven), who threaten reprisals on account 
of the treatment received by Mr. Lamberton, 141 

Oct. 2. Permit. Mr. Throgmorton and associates, to settle within nine 

miles of the Manhattans, 141 

Oct. 9. Court proceedings. Cornells Melyn vs. Egbert Woutersen, husband 
and guardian of Engel Jans, for damages in consequence of the 
abduction of Elsje Jans, his maid servant, from his service at 
Staten island ; case postponed, 141 

Oct. 16. Council minute. Order respecting the fees of Andries Hudde, the 

surveyor, 142 

Oct. 16. Declaration. Elsje Jans, that she sent for Adriaen Pietersen, and 
that on his coming to Staten island she accompanied him to his 
yawl, 142 

Oct. 16. Order imposing a fine of 6 stivers for a first default, 12 stivers for 

a second, and judgment for a third, 143 



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Oct. 17. Court proceedings. Jaimitje Martens, widow of J:in Toiiiasseii, 
deceased, vs. Jan van Meppelen, for breach of promise ; plaintift" 
had permitted defendant to sleep with her, on a promise of mar- 
riage, which she proves, and now applies to the court to oblige 
defendant to keep his engagement ; case postponed, 143 

Oct. 23. Court proceedings. Cornells Melyii vs. Adriaen Petersen, and the 
fiscal vs. the same, for abduction of Mr. Melyn's servant girl ; 
defendant ordered to bring the girl into court and deliver her to 
Cornells Melyn, and receive her again from him on giving security 
for the payment of any damages he (Melyn) may have suflered,. . 144 

Oct. 30. Resolution. To assist arriving settlers, as otherwise the country will 

come to nought, and the people remain in a miserable condition, 144 

Oct. 30. Court proceedings. Maurits Jansen, from Broeckhuysen, vs. Ever- 
ardus Bogardus, guardian of the children of Cornells van Vorst, 
for money advanced to Jan van Vorst in Holland ; case continued. 
Edward Owen vs. Richard Brudenell ; case of outstanding 
accounts. Fiscal vs. Hendrick Jansen, tailor, for slandering the 
director-general ; defendant ordered to be put in irons until the 
fiscal take further information, 144, 145 

Nov. 6. Court proceedings. Laurens Cornelissen vs. Paulus Jansen, on a 
contract to dig land ; judgment for plaintifi". Adriaen van der 
Donck vs. Jannitje Tennis, on a contract to serve Mr. Van Reu- 
selaer ; as defendant is ui the last months of pregnancy, case is 
postponed to the spring, on condition of givmg security for con- 
tract and disbursements, 145 

Nov. 13. Affidavits of Arent van Curler, secretary of Reuselaerswyck, and 
others, as to offensive language alleged to have been used by 
Hendrick Jansen, tailor, in regard to director Kieft, 146, 147 

Nov. 12. Court proceedings. Minute of the amicable settlement of a slander 
suit between Adriaen van der Donck, sherifi" of Reuselaerswyck, 
and Frans Allersen, cooper. Declaration of Hendrick Jansen, 
from'Okleuburgh, a soldier stationed at Achter Col, that he had 
sold powder to Schepmoes, 148 

Nov. 14. Notice, by beat of drum, to Thomas Pop and Roger Jorissen, 
deserters, to make their appearance and defend themselves from 
such charge, 148 

Nov. 18. Commission. Jacques Bentyn, Jochem Pietersen (Kuyter), Hen- 
drick van Dyck, and Gysbert Opdyck, to act as judges, with 
councillor la Montague, at the trial of Hendrick Jansen, tailor, 
for slandering the director-general, 149 

Nov. 19. E\ddence of Jan Damen and Burgher Jorissen in the above case, 149, 150 

Nov. 21. Court proceedings. Hendrick van Dyck vs. William Cornelissen 
Coster, in an action for the recovery of beavers alleged to have 
been stolen ; defendant ordered to produce the beavers in court. 
Fiscal vs. Hendrick Jansen, tailor, for slandering the director- 
general ; defendant allowed copy of the charges, to answer the 
same in writing at the next session of the court, 

Nov. 27. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Schepmoes, for purchasing stolen 
goods ; defendant ordered to make restitution, and, on refusing to 
comply, is ordered under arrest, 151 



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Nov. 27. Sentence of Ilendrick Jansen, tailor, for calling the director-general 
a villain, and saying it was a w...e tbat cast him out as her 
excrements ; that he shall, with uncovered head, declare before 
the director's door, after the ringing of the bell, that he had 
falsely uttered said infamous words, and beg pardon of God and 
the court; in case of refusal, to be banished for six years; in 
addition, to pay 300 guilders line, and costs, 152 

Nov. 28. Order. Hendrick Jansen aforesaid to prepare to sail in the Peacock, 

as he refuses to comply with the terms of the above sentence,. . . 153 

Dec. 4. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Michel Picet and Nicholas Boot, for 
an assault on the wife of one Touchyu ; defendant to pay surgeon's 
fees, and 20 guilders to the woman. Nicholas Boot vs. Slichel 
Picet, tor payment of labor in clearing land ; referred to arbitra- 
tion. George Rapalje vs. Michel Picet, damages for injuring a 
goat ; judgment for plaintiff", 4 guilders, 154 

Dec 4. Order. The fiscal to put in execution the sentence pronounced 

against Hendrick Jansen, 154 

Dec. 11. Appointment. George Baxter as English secretary, 154 

Dec. 14. Court proceedings. Fiscal «s. David Anderson, for an assault with 
intent to commit a rape ; prisoner pleaded guilty ; sentence, to be 

publicly whijjped and then banished, 155 

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Jan. 8. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Snediger, for violation of the 

ordinance respecting weights and measures ; fined, 157 

Jan. 22. Court proceedings. John Brint, cooper, vs. Mr. Heyl ; case referred 

to Mr. Allerton and Thomas Baxter, 157 

Jan. 27. Declaration. Abel Rendenhasen that he made gloves from English 

duffels three years ago, in the bay, 158 

Jan. 27. Deposition. Geertje Nanuincx and Roelant Hackwaert respecting 

some pits of Indian corn at Mareckkawick, .- 158 

Feb. 5. Court proceedings. Adam Hooft ys. Hendrick van Dyck, slander; 
parties ordered to produce their evidence. Marcus Jansen vs. 
Burgert Jorisen, action for reparation of character, having been 
imprisoned on a charge of theft ; defendant denies having so 
accused the plaintiff; court promises plaintiff" a certificate when- 
ever he proves his innocence, 158 

Feb. ."). Sundry depositions in the case of Hooft vs. Van Dyck, supra, 159 

Feb. 19. Court proceedings. John Celes vs. Ralph Cardel, action for 200 lbs. 
tobacco ; judgment for plaintiff'. Hans Nelissen vs. Evert Jansen, 
for restitution of a piece of cloth left with defendant to be made 
into a coat, and which was stolen ; referred to arbitration. Hen- 
drick van Dyck vs. Adam Hooft, slander ; defendant ordered to 
prove the truth of what he alleged, which he offers to do, 160 

Feb. 19. Application of Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland), commissary, for an 

increase of salary ; granted, 160 

Feb. 25. Commission. Maryn Adriaensen to attack a party of Indians behind 
Corlear's Hook, and Serjeant Rodolff to attack another party at 
at Pavonia, behind Jan Eversen (Bout's), 161 



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Feb. 27. Resolution. To enlist a number of planters, " in order to put a bit in 

the mouth of the heathen," 161 

March 4. Resolution. Appointing a day of general fast and prayer, in conse- 
quence of the war with the Indians, 163 

March 25. Proclamation of peace with the Indians of Long island, 163 

March 28. Particulars of two attempts on the life of director Kieft, by Maryn 
Adriaensen, formerly a freebooter and seaman under Compaan 
and his partisans ; imprisonment of Maryn ; application for his 
release ; resolution to send him to Holland, 164 

April 22. Articles of peace between the Dutch and the Indians of Achkinkes- 

hacky, Tappaen, Rechgawawanc, Kichtawauc and Sintsiuck, 166 

April 30. Court proceedings. Cornells Lambertsen Cool vs. Jan Damen, 
action for a piece of land ; proof ordered. Fiscal vs. Dirck Cor- 
nelissen, for removing the sentry's hat in front of the director's 
door, and nailing it to a post ; case put over, 166 

May 6. Court proceedings. Abraham Rycken vs. Michel Pauwelsen, action 
to recover price of land ; judgment for plaintiff. Fiscal vs. Direk 
Cornelissen, nt supra ; ordered that the evidence be reduced to 
writing by the secretary, • 16 ' 

May 21. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Adriaen van der Donck, sheriff of 
Renselaerswyck, for an encroachment on the privileges of this 
country ; defendant, being in default, is ordered to be summoned 
again, 

June 11. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Oule Pouwelsen, for insolence in his 
master's house ; defendant committed to prison, at his master s 
expense, imtil evidence be heard, 168 

June 11. Order. On a petition of George Rapalje, for repossession of the 
laud now cultivated by Tymen Jansen, that he designate his land, 
when justice shall be done him, 168 

June 17. Permission to Hendrick Jansen, tailor, to remain in the country to 
settle his affairs, until the sailing of the Prince Maurice, when he 
must positively take his departure, 169 

June 18. Ordinance. Against selling intoxicating liquors to Indians, 169 

June 18. Re-enactment of the ordinance of the 13th April, 1642, against fugi- 
tives from service, ^ 169 

June 18. Court proceedings. Abraham Rycken vs. Michel Pauwelsen, action 
for payment of a plantation ; plaintiff authorized to re-enter into 
possession imless the purchase-money be paid, with costs. Juriaen 
Heudrlcksen vs. Anthony Jansen, for work done ; defendant denies 
that the work was completed; plaintiff to prove his claim, 170 

June 25. Court proceedings. Isaac Allerton vs. Hendrick Jansen and Peter 

Pia, actions of debt ; judgment for plaintiff, IH 

June 25. Minute of the rendition of two Englishmen, fugitives from service, 
to Mr. Moor, of Virginia, and of their forcible liberation by 
Nicholas Sloper and Mathew Nicola, who are arrested in conse- 
quence, and afterwards admitted to bail on their promise to return 
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July 2. Court proceedings. Various actions of debt. Barent Janseii vs. 
Cornelis Melyn, for breach of contract made witli plaintiff at 
Amsterdam ; defendant makes affidavit that plaintiff had not 
executed his part of the contract; judgment for defendant, 1V2 

July 9. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Adriaen van der Donck, sheriff of 
Renselaerswyck ; defendant being a second time in default, is 
ordered to be summoned again to appear at fort Amsterdam 
within four weeks. Abraham Jacobsen van Steenwyck vs. Anna 
Gerrits, for payment of his wife's share of her father's estate ; 
referred to arbitration. Isaac de Foreest vs. Peter van der Linde, 
for a hogshead of tobacco that is missing; witness relates a con- 
versation in the old church respecting the removal of tobacco 
thence ; case referred, 172, 173 

Aug. 6, 20, 27. Court proceedings. Sundry actions for debt, 173, 174 

Sept. 3. Court proceedings. Gillis de Voocht vs. Teimis Tomassen, for the 
delivery of a house ; plaintiff offers payment in beavers, which is 
most current here, and is convertible into money or other goods ; 
judgment for plaintifl", the beavers to be estimated at their current 
value in coin, 175 

Sept. 8. Court proceedings. Jan Schepmoes, guardian of Maritje Pieters' 
child, vs. Claes Calf; case postponed until defendant can consult 
with the co-heirs of Brant Pelen, 175 

Sept. 10. Resolution. On a requisition for supplies for Curasao, to send to New 
England for a cargo of dry fish ; pork, beef and peas being plenty 
in New Netherland, 175 

Sept. 15. Request of the board of Eight men, that Jan Damen be expelled; 
protest of said Damen ; resolutions of the Eight men to renew 
the war against the Indians, except those of Long island, who are 
to be encouraged to bring in the heads of some of the enemy, to 
enlist as many men as possible, and to meet every Saturday,. . '. . . 176 

Sept. 29. Minute, setting forth the arrival of the ship Fortune from the Canary 
islands with wine, but short of provisions and water, requesting 
permission to sell some of the cargo on payment of duties, which 
the master afterwards refused to pay, and dropped down towards 
Staten island, where he transferred part of his wines to Isaac AUer- 
ton's bark ; ship seized and ordered back into port, but instead of 
returning, Jacob Gerritsen Blenck, the skipper, sailed in the night, 
and was prosecuted ; sentence, Jacob Gerritsen Blenck is declared 
a rebel, a contemner of justice and a defrauder of the company's 
rights ; fined 300 guilders and his ship and cargo confiscated, with 
costs, 176 

Oath taken by the English officers and soldiers, 177 

Oct. 8. Proceedings against Adriaen van der Donck, sheriff" of Renselaers- 
wyck, for ha\'ing arrested, on board Mr. Van Renselaer's bark, 
some goods belonging to one Jan Laurensen, consigned to his 
partner at Fort Orange, on which the duties had been paid in 
Holland, and for having sold the same; not appearing to defend 
himself, is declared cordumax, and a rebel to justice, and con- 
demned to restore the said goods or their value, fined 100 guilders 
and costs, and warned not to repeat his offense, 178 



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Oct. 17. Resolution. To attack Maniaronock, chief of the Wiquaeskec Indians, 
and his tribe ; present, capt. Jolin Onderhil, ensign De Leu, Cor- 
nelis Melyn, Thomas Hall, Isaac AUerton (erased), 179 

Nov. 12. Court proceedings. Actions for debt; Tennis Nysson vs. Peter 
Colet, for injury done to a young animal by defendant's boy ; 
judgment for plaintiff, 15 guilders, payable when the lad should 
have served defendant two months ; should he die before that 
time, proportional damages, 179 

Nov. 16. Rules to be observed by the company's servants and the Burgher 

guard, 180 

Nov. 19. Affidavit. Manuel de Gerrit, the giant, and Big Manuel, that John 
Sells 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), 180 

Nov. 26. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. old John Sells, 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, 180 

Nov. 28. Bail entered by Brian Kelly and John Masten for the appearance 
of Robert Eden at the fort next Monday, to apologize to his lieu- 
tenant, when the troop is paraded, for the fault he had committed, 
and to ask pardon of God, the court and the officer, 181 

Dec. 5. Certificate. Of the director and council that ensign Ilendrick van 
Dyck, on going the rounds on the 5th October last, with some 
musquiteers, had been wounded in the arm by a musket ball, 

which also grazed his breast, 181 

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Jan. 14, 28. Court proceedings. Actions for debt, 182 

Feb. 1. Court proceedings. Fiscal «s. John Haes, theft; prisoner acknow- 
ledges having shot a hog, and stolen a gun from David Pietersen 
(de Vries), also, that he pulled off Lawrence the Norman's shoes, 
when he was wounded by the Indians, and sold them for tliree 
guilders ; prisoner is pardoned in consideration of his having 
served as a soldier in the present campaign, on condition that he 
give security for the damage he committed, and for his future 
good behavior ; should he be again guilty of similar crimes, he 
shall then be hanged without mercy, 183 

Feb. 4. Court proceedings. Jochem Kierstede vs. Sybolt Claesen, action 

for p.ayment of a share in a bark ; judgment for plaintifl:^ 183 

Feb. 25. Manumission of Manuel de Gerrit, the giant, and ten other negroes, 
with their wives, from slavery, on condition that each of the men 
pay the government yearly, during their lives, 30 skepels (22ibu.) 
maize, wheat, peas or beans, and one fat hog valued at 20 guilders, 
and that their children, already in existence or hereafter born, 
shall be slaves, 183 

March 3. Court proceedings. Maritje Livens vs. Jan Snediger, slander ; case 

continued, 184 



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March 10. Court proceedings. Adriaen Willemsen vs. Peter Wyncoop, on 
complaint that the defendant had stated tliat the plaintiff gave 
information that there were prohibited goods on board ; defendant 
says it was the boatswain, who is ordered to appear, and Wyncoop 
is dischai-ged. Sundry actions for debt, 185 

March 17. 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 Lub- 
bert 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, 186 

March 31. Resolution. That a clearing be made on Manhattan island, extend- 
ing from the Great Bouwery to Emanuel's plantation, and that all 
who wish to jjasture their cattle within this clearing, to save them 
from the Indians, appear on Monday next, to build a fence around 
the same, 1 86 

April 16. Minute. Of the ariival at Stamford of Mamarunack, Wapgaurin, 
chiefs of Kichtawanck, Mongochkonnome, Pappennoharrow, of 
Wiquacskeck and Nochpeen, together with the Wappmgs, to 
solicit capt. Underbill to sue in their name for peace, which is 
granted on condition they keep qniet in future, 186 

April 15. 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 Recko whacky, the Bay, and Marechkawick, IBT 

May 10. 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 p.ay Mr. Root's tavern 
bill. Cornells Volkersen vs. Adam Mat (? Mot), for payment of 
rye ; judgment for plaintfl', 187 

May 17. Court proceedings. Elsje Jans, widow of Jan Petersen, ws. William 
Harlo, for breach of promise ; plaintiff produces a shilling which 
she says she received from defend.ant as a pledge of his troth ; 
defendant ordered to prove that plaintiff had acted unbecomingly 
since he was betrothed to her. Jan Schepmoes vs. Claes Calif, 
husband of Brant Pelen's daughter ; plaintiff demands that Aeltje 
Claes, daughter of Maritje Pieters, be provided with a maintenance 
out of the estate of Brant Pelen, agreeably to the marriage arti- 
cles ; defendant denies the jurisdiction of the court, and appeals 
to his competent judges in Mr. Renselaer's colonic ; case referred 
to that court, 188 

May 25. Court proceedings. SybertClacsenws. Aeltje Brackoenje, for payment 
of boards ; plaintiff having transferred the work to baes Juriaen, 
is ordered to pay for the boards. On petition of Philip Gerritsen, 
the fiscal is ordered to obtain satisfaction for him from John 
Underbill, on the return of the latter (see Vol. 2, p. 101), 188 

June 1 . Notice. To all persons interested in a Spanish bark, Frank Creolie, 
of Havana, master, laden with sugar, tobacco and ebony wood, and 
a bark, Croisie of Biscay, master, laden with wine, captured in 
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both which vessels were brought to the Manhattans by the pri- 
vateer La Garce, to appear and show cause wliy said vessels should 
not be condemned as good prizes, 183 

June 6. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Michel ChristolFolsen, on a charge of 
stabbing some of the company's negroes ; prisoner pleads guilty ; 
sentence, twelve months' hard labor in chains, with the company's 
negroes. Simon Pos vs. Adriaen van der Donck ; plaintiff must 
apply tirst to the court of Renselaerswyck, and in case he do not 
obtain justice there, then appeal to this court. Henry Sately vs. 
Adam Mat (?Mot), action of debt; defendant denies having 
received tlie timber for which jjayment is demanded; parties 
referred to John Underbill, Baxter and Mr. Smith, as arbitrat- 
ors, 189, 190 

June 1. Ordinance. Against depositing ashes and other filth, or making 

water, inside fort Amsterdam, 191 

June 16. Court proceedings. Goody Gerritsen ads. Thomas Sandergen, slan- 
der ; settled. Henry Huwit vs. Gerrit Jacobsen, for destroying 
plaintiff's eye with an arrow ; plaintifl' pleads that more persons 
than he were shooting arrows at the time; ordered to prove it,. . 191 

June 30. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Laurens Cornelissen ; case continued. 
Henry Hewit vs. Gerrit Jacobsen ; defendant produces two wit- 
nesses who were discharging arrows, but they denied having 
touched plaintiff, 191 

July 6. Affidavits. Cosyn Laurentsen, Gerrit Wolphertsen, and others, as to 
the circumstances attending the killing of a man near the house 
of Gerrit Wolphertsen, at the Flatt (L. I.), where a garrison is 
now posted, by a gun fired by Thomas Mabs, by order of Serjeant 
Hubbard, 192 

July 7. Sentence, by court martial, of Steven Stevensen and Thomas Mabs, 
for the killing of John Wiudtwodt (? Wentworth), and attempt- 
ing to kill Thomas Cornil ; prisoners, to be shot ; with pardon of 
the above prisoners, such sentence having been pronounced only 
to make an impression on them and others, 192 

July 8. Court proceedings. Peter Wolphertsen, husband of Hester Symons, 
^^?. Thomas Sanderseu, husband of Sara Cornelisen, slander ; de- 
fendant's wife declares she knows nothing against Hester S3TTions, 
and has seen nothing amiss with her, and begs her pardon if she 
hath ever spoken ill of her. Mr. Moor vs. Mr. Spyser, in a case of 
attachment on a bark belonging to Peter Lourensen and Mr. 
Trockmorton ; Lourensen is condemned to deliver the bark to 
Spicer agreeably to the power of attorney, on condition that the 
latter give security for the value of the vessel, in ease Mr. Moor 
hereafter prove that the owner is indebted to him, when the money 
must be returned (see Vol. 2, p. 119). Condemnation of the two 
Spanish prizes captured by the privateer La Garce (see supra, 
p. 188), 193, 194 

July 14. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Laurens Cornelissen, skipper of the 
Maid of Enckhuysen, smuggling; defendant to pay 10 gallons of 
wine to the fiscal and friends. Same vs. same ; adultery with 
Hellegond Joris ; defendant denies the charge and is ordered to 
clear himself on o.ath. Same vs. same, for speaking disrespectfully 

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of the director-general ; defendant ordered to prove his allega- 
gations (see Vol. 2, p. 117, 118), 194, 195 

July 21. Resolution for the distribution of soldiers arrived from Cura9ao, 195 

July 21. Minute of Bastiaen Jansen Crol, and others, adjoined councillors, 
rejecting the objections of Laurens Cornelisseu to director Kieft 
and Mr. La Montague as judges, and ordering him to prove his 
allegations against the director-general, on pain of being punished 
according to the Imperial Statutes, 196 

July 21. Court proceedings. Isaac de Foreest vs. John Detton, slander; 
defendant declares that he knows nothing of the plaintiff and his 
wife but what is good and honorable, 196 

July 28. Sentence of Laurens Cornelissen for calumniating the director-general, 
stating that he had carried a box of pearls for him to Amsterdam ; 
that he beg pardon of the director in open court, and acknowledge 
that he had spoken falsely, otherwise to be banished until he 
prove his assertion ; Laurens Cornelissen persists and appeals to 
Amsterdam, whereupon execution of the sentence is ordered, not- 
withstanding the appeal, and the goods in the hands of the fiscal 
are confiscated. Fiscal vs. Laurens Cornelissen, for adultery with 
Hellegond Joris ; defendant denies the charge upon oath, and it is 
dismissed, 197 

Aug. 2. Summons to Nicolaes Coorn, commander at Beeren island, to appear 

at fort Amsterdam to answer a complaint of Govert Loockerraans, 197 

Aug. 4. Ordinance. Imposing a duty on beavers and an excise on beer, ... 198 

Aug. 4. Commission. William de Key to be receiver of the above duties,. 198 

Aug. 8. Court proceedings. Jan Jansen Schepmoes vs. the heirs of late 
Brant Peters, for share of deceased's estate belonging to the oi-phan 
children of Maritje Peters, according to the marriage articles. 
This case had been referred to the court at Renselaerswyck {supra, 
p. 188), but no decision having been m.ade there, plaintiff insists 
that it be brought again before this court ; defendant says he is 
about to embark for Holland ; parties referred to the court at 
Amsterdam, where the property lies; meanwhile, the money 
claimed shall remain attached in the hands of the late Mr. Rense- 
laer's heirs ; Peter Wolphersen (v.an Couwenhouven) vs. Michiel 
Christoffelsen, Paulus Heyman and Huybert Jansen, for cutting 
his wainscot with their cutlasses ; plead guilty ; sentence, Hey- 
man and Jansen to ride the Wooden horse for three hours ; 
Christoffelsen, being his second offense, is to stand three hours 
under the gallows, with a cutlass in his hand, 199 

Aug. 18. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. the brewers of New Amsterdam, for 
for payment of the excise pursuant to the ordinance {supra, p. 
198) ; defendants ordered to be prosecuted if they persist in their 
contumacy, 199 

Aug. 25. Declaration. Brewers of New Amsterdam, that if they voluntarily 
pay the excise, they will have the Eight men and the commonalty 
about their ears, 200 

Aug. 25. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Philip Gerritsen for payment of the 

excise ; judgment for plaintiff, 200 

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felsen, who are summoned to .appear within twenty-four hours in 
court and prove their innocence, 200 

Sept. 2. Court proceedings. Frederick Lubbersen vs. Laurens Cornelissen ; 
defendant will willingly construct the dyke in front of plaiutiif's 
house and lot, provided the director repair the road in front of 
the secretary's house ; rev. Everardus Bogardus and Dirck Cor- 
nelissen are appointed arbitrators to settle the dispute between 
the parties respecting the delivery of a house sold by defendant 
to plaintiff. On application for the removal of an attachment laid 
on money in Frederick Lubbertsen's hands belonging to Laurens 
Cornelissen, ordered that the same be removed on Cornelissen 
giving security for the delivery of certain beavers in Holland to 
Messrs. De Visser and De Raet, 200, 201 

Sept. 8. Court proceedings. Various actions for debt. Declaration of Cor- 
nells Pietersen and Laurens Andriessen, that they met a negro 
returning last Sunday with a bow and arrow, and were informed 
by a negress that a man had been killed near Thomas Hall's, by 
the Lidians, 202 

Sept. 10. Court proceedings. John Bridges & Co. vs. David Abrahamsen 
Sprlnchaes, for half their sloop which plaintifls sold to defendant ; 
case postponed, 

"ept. 15. Court proceedings. Rev. Everardus Bogardus, for Tryn Jonas, vs. 
Jacob Roy, action for a small piece of ground ; ordered that the 
director and council examine the ground in dispute. Fiscal vs. 
Jan Sytjes, for drawing a knife ; defendant fined, 202 

Sept. 29. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Cornells Pietersen and Laurens An- 
driessen, soldiers, for breach of the peace last Sunday and wounding 
Richard Pinoyer; defendants to pay a fine of 150 guilders, to ride 
the Wooden horse during the parade, and to be conveyed thence to 
prison, or else to go immediately on shipboard and not return on 
shore, on forfeiture of their wages. Michel Jansen vs. Laurens 
Cornelissen, for the recovery of 90 guilders due by plaintiif's 
man-servant, whom the defendant carried from the colonic with- 
out consent ; defendant denies that he knew the man to be a hired 
servant; plaintiff" maintains that the defendant ought to have 
delivered the man over to the fiscal at the Manhattans, and not 
carried him elsewhere ; judgment for plaintiff. William de Key 
vs. Hendrick Kip, slander ; ordered that defendant's wife appear 
next Thursday and acknowledge in court, that wh.at she stated to 
the prejudice of the plaintiff" is false, and not repeat the off"ense 
on pain of severer punishment, 203 

Oct. 6. Court proceedings. William de Key vs. Nicolaes Coorn, for dama- 
ges in firing on Govert Loockerman's vessel when passing Beeren 
island ; defendant pleads the authority of patroon Renselaer, which 
he is ordered to prove (see Vol. 2. p. . ..). Jochem Kierstede 
vs. Isaac Allerton, for the surrender of the indenture of Lewis 
Hulet's servant ; case postponed, 204 

Oct. 8. Court proceedings. Symon Dircksen Pos, appellant, Adviaen van 
der Dock, respondent, in appeal from a judgment of the court of 
Renselaerswyck in a case of slander; judgment of the court 
below confirmed, with costs, and appellant fined 10 guilders 
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ton, for the discharge of James Biev ; ordered, that Louis Hulet 
prove that James Bier is his servant. (See supra, 204.) "William 
Nikey, attorney for Govert Loockei-man, vs. Nicolas Coorn, of 
Kenselaerswyck, for dam.age to the plaintift''s sloop ; judgment for 
plaintiff; damages to be assessed, and judgment to be approved 
by patroon Van Renselaer, meanwhile, defendant not to leave 
New Netherl.ind (see Vol. 2, pp. 100, 117, 129). Symon Dirck- 
son Pos vs. Adriaen van der Donck, in case of attachment ; 
judgment for defendant for .amount of his interest in the above 
decree in appeal, , , 204, 205 

Oct. 20. Court proceedings. Augustyn Heerman vs. Philip Geraerdy, action 
for wine purchased; case postponed (see Vol. 2, p. 131). Andries 
Hudde vs. Juriaen Hendricksen, action to compel defendant to 
complete a job of work he contracted for ; judgment for plaintifi", 206 

Oct. 22. Order. That the ship The Arms of Kenselaerswyck do not sail with- 
out paying the duties on her cargo of beaver, which it is resolved 
to collect here, in consequence of \irgent public necessity, and for 
the preservation of the country, 206 

Oct. 27. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Peter "VVyncoop, supercargo of the 
ship The Arms of Kenselaerswyck, smuggling; on petition of 
Arent van Curler, case referred to the directors of the W. I. Co. 
in Amsterdam, as the vessel is old and le.aky, 206 

Nov. 3. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Symon Volckertsen, theft ; second 
offense ; sentence, to be conveyed to the place of public execution 
and there flogged, as an example and terror to evil doers, and 
then banished, 

Nov. 10. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Anthony Pietersen, as accessory in 
the above theft ; evidence of Jan Schepmoes, and declaration of the 
prisoner in the case, 207 

Nov. 15. Court proceedings. Isaac Allerton vs. Thomas Sandersen, case of 
attachment ; defendant claims that as he has had no settlement 
with the plaintiff, the attachment was invalid ; plaintiff exhibits a 
note of hand of defendant ; the attachment having been sued out 
by defendant's servant, on a claim for wages, judgment is rendered 
for him and plaintiff". In the matter of Anthony Pietersen, as 
accessory to the theft committed by Simon Volkertsen, the prisoner 
is pardoned in consideration of his long services, and warned not 
to repeat the offense, 208 

Nov. 25. 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 
oyer his head, as an example to other evil doers. Hans Kierstede 
vs. Hendrick J.ansen, action for moneys attached; judgment for 
plaintiff"; ordered that the moneys be deposited in court, 208, 209, 210 

Nov. 25. Declaration. Gerrit Hendricksen, a lad, that, thi-owing a piece of 
an earthen pot at a dog, he accidentally struck Jacob Melyn in 
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Dec. ] . Appointment of arbitrators to determine a difference between 

Thomas Hall and Sybout Claeseii, about the building a house,. . . 210 

Dec. 15. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Symon Jansen, skipper of the ship 
St. Peter, smuggling ; plaintiff ordered to serve a copy of his 
demand on plaintiff; (17 Dec.,) defendant answers plaintiff's de- 
mand, and plaintiff replies ; evidence in the case ; (1 9 Dec.,) ship 

and cargo confiscated (see Vol. 2, p. 139), 210, 213 

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Jan. 5. Court proceedings. Isaac Allerton vs. Sj'bout Clasen, action of 
debt ; defendant is willing to pay if plaintiff deliver his ground 
brief. Augustyn Ileerman vs. Isaac Abrahamsen ; defendant 
admits having purchased the wines in company with Geraerdy ; 
case postponed. Catrina Trico vs. Paulus van der Beeck, slander ; 
ordered that written evidence be produced, 214 

Jan. 5. Appointment of George Grace, of Virginia, as attorney of the 
director and council, to take possession of the effects of Jacob 
Gerritsen Brent, 214 

Jan. 12. Court proceedings. Catalyn Trico vs. P.auwels van der Beeck, 
slander ; defendant declares he cannot prove his assertions, and 
that he knows nothing of the plaintiff but what is virtuous 
and good, and, as he struck her, will pay her 2^ guilders (see 
Vol 2, p. 139), 215 

Jan. 12. Sentence of court martial on Barent Jorissen Tourbay; that he shall 
beg pardon of his captain, ensign, and Serjeant, and ride the 
Wooden horse, 215 

Jan. 10. Certificate of the good character of Jan Jansen Schepmoes, signed 

by the director-general, 215 

Feb. 23. Ordinance. Against selling munitions of war to the Indians, 216 

March 9. Minute. Refusing to accede to the petition of captain Jan de Fries 
and ensign Gysbert de Leeuw, for the same allowance for board 
as in Brazil, 216 

March 21. Court proceedings. Abraham Pietersen, miller, vs. Sybout Claesen ; 
defendant and his wife declare that they know nothing of the 
plaintiff but what is good and honorable. Arent Steffeniers vs. 
Jan Snediger, for the recovery of 15 guilders awarded plaintiff by 
arbitrators as reparation for a blow ; judgment for plaintiff. 
George Horns vs. Charles Morgan, for damages ; referred to 
capt.ain Underbill, lieut. Baxter, and capt. de Vries. Director 
Kieft, as attorney for Messrs. de Visser and Raet, vs. Evert Cor- 
nelissen ; plaintiff referred for satisfaction to Laurens Cornelissen, 
defendant's brother, 218 

March 23. Minute. That rev. Mr. Bogardus refused to receive an admonition, 

in writing, sent him by director Kieft, with consent of the council, 218 

March 30. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Tobias Esaiasen and Barent Jorissen 
Tourbay, for having carried off a wounded goat from the strand, 
and eaten it ; sentenced to ride the Wooden horse, 219 

April 6. Sale of the yacht St. Martin to Edward Moor, for 1,300 guilders,. . 219 

April 6. Interrogatories to Cornells Melyn, respecting articles he purchased 

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April 28. Declaration. Of John Wilcock, that he was drunk when he stated 

at the North, that John Dolling owed him 1,500 guilders, 220 

April 28. Court proceedings. Capt. de Vries vs. John Wilcock, slander; 
defendant declares he was drunk at the time and knew not what 
he said, begs the captain's pardon, and confesses that he spoke 
falsely ; is fined 50 guilders. Fiscal vs. Peter van den Berch and 
William de Key ; as the number of the council is small, capt. Jan 
de Fries, ensign Gysbert de Leuw, commissaries Van Cortland and 
Opdyck, are adjoined 2)i'o Mc vice ; William de Key challenges 
the captain, on the ground that he is a friend to the opposite party, 
and an enemy to him; Van den Bergh challenges Opdyck, 220 

May 2. Court proceedings. Adam Brouwer vs. Hendriek Jansen, black- 
smith, on the purchase of a house ; plaintiff demands delivery of 
the deed ; defendant does not object, provided plaintiff promise to 
pay the account delivered ; ordered, that the deed be delivered 
to defendant, with a clause mortgaging the premises for the amount 
of the debt. Gysbert Opdyck vs. Tennis Cray's wife, slander ; 
defendant ordered to prove her words. Gysbert de Leuw vs. 
Johan de Fries, slander; proof ordered. Fiscal vs. Cornelia 
Melyn, for payment of hides confiscated in the ship St. Peter ; 
defendant acknowledges correctness of the account, but declines 
jjayment ; judgment for plaintiff, and execution ordered ; in case 
defendant is not suflicicnt, his securities are to be looked to, 221 

May 8. Minute. That on the fining a salute on the 22d April, in honor of 
the peace concluded with the Indians, Jacob Jacobsen Roy, the 
gunner, was badly wounded in his right arm by the bursting of a 
brass six-pounder, 221 

May 11. 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. Tennis Cray's wife ; defendant, failing to 
prove her assertion, is ordered to hold her tongue, on pain of 
punishment, 222 

May 11. Appointment. Peter Cornelissen to be the company's house car- 
penter, 222 

May 24. Resolution. To employ Witaneywen, sachem of Mochgonnekonck, 
on Long island, with 27 warriors, who offered their services, to 
attack a party of hostile Indians, 222 

May 29. Articles of peace concluded by Wittaneywen abovenamed, and his 
brothers, Rochkouw, the greatest sachem of Cotsjewaminck, 
Mamawichtouw, sachem of Catsjeyick, Weyrinteynich, sachem of 
Mirraehtanhacky, for and on behalf of themselves and the villages 
named Onheywichkingh, Sichteyhacky, Sicketauyhacky, Nisinck- 
queyhacky, at which place the Matinekoncx are living, and 
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our enemies, and brought in a head and the hands of some of 
them, 223 

June 10 Court proceedings. Rev. Francis Douty vs. Willem Gerritsen, an 
EnolLshman, for libel, consisting of a defamatory song agamst 
plamtiff and his daughter ; defendant pleads guilty ; sentence, to 
stand bound to the May-pole in the fort, with two rods around his 
neck and the libel over his head, until the conclusion of the 
English sermon ; and should he ever sing the song again, to be 
flogged and banished, 224 

June 16. Court proceedings. RouloflF Jansen vs. Jan Smeets, for delivery of 
a house ; defendant pleads intoxication, and says he knows nothmg 
of the transaction ; referred to arbitration, 225 

June 20. Declarations. Of the guard stationed outside the fence, on the 
Great Highway, in front of Jan Damen's house, on Manhattan 
island, as to his having challenged certain parties who approached, 
and having wounded one of them, 225 

June 20 Affidavits. Of Pierre Malenfant from Rhemes, Paulus Heyman 
from Leyden, and Tryntje Barents, his wife, that they were 
returning from the bouwery on Manhattan island, and were chal- 
leno-ed by the sentinel as above stated, when some bantering 
words were exchanged, and one of the party told the sentry to kiss 

his ; thereupon a collision took place, and Malenfant received 

a thrust of the soldier's half-pike in his arm and thigh, 226 

June 29. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Peter van den Bergh and William de 
Key ; in consequence of the challenge of some of the judges, the 
clandestine insinuations of some restless people, and the small 
number of the bench, which consists of only two councillors, this 
case is deferred until the arrival of the new director, who is 
hourly expected; meanwhile, defendants are not to leave the 
Manhattans, 226 

July 4 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, 227 

July 15 Court proceedings. Richard Smith vs. John Wilcock ; plaintiff com- 
plains that defendant traded, contrary to contract, at his trading 
house, which defendant denies ; case continued. Symon Pos vs. 
Auoustyn Heerman, for shipping plaintiff's beavers without his 
conlent in the sloop Renselaerswyck ; defendant denies the allega- 
tion ; case continued. Philip Geraerdy and Richard Cloft vs. 
Georo-e Collen, action for a debt due Mr. Moor by defendant, who 
is a fuo-itive (from Virginia) ; defendant pleads payment by ser- 
vice. 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, 227 

July 15 Report. Of an interview between Gerrit Vastrick and Cornells 
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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 Vastriek, ". 227 

July 20. Court proceedings. Jan de Fries vs. Jan Alleman, for sending a 
challenge to plaintiff, who is bedridden ; defendant acknowledges 
the fact ; sentence, to ride the Wooden horse and be cashiered. 
Jacob Reyersen, attorney for Jan van Hardenbergh, action to 
recover money due the late Hendrick Roesen ; defendant takes 
his oath th.at he does not owe anything to the deceased; judgment 
for plaintiff, without costs. Augustyn Heerman vs. Symon Pos, 
action of debt ; defendant maintains he is not liable, as the plaintiff 
brought away his beavers without consent, and they were damaged 
on the voyage down ; case continued. Richard Smith vs. John 
Wilcox ; referred to arbitration, 228 

July 20. Resolution on a petition of Adriaen van der Donck for the restitu- 
tion of beavers seized by the fiscal ; judgment having been pro- 
nounced, there is nothing more to be said here ; whereupon V;m 
der Donck enters protest, in order to proceed hereafter according 
to circumstances, 228 

July 20. Minute. That William de Key and Pieter van den Bergh, with the 
papers in the case of the fiscal against them, have been sent to 
Holland in order to render an account of their conduct to the 
directors there, 229 

July 21. Court proceedings. Simon Dircksen Pos, appellant, Adriaen van 
der Donck, respondent, in appeal from a judgment pronounced by 
the court at Renselaerswyck ; judgment of the lower court affirmed 
with costs. Symon Dircksen Pos vs. Augustyn Heerman, for a 
case of beavers which defeiKh-iut had ordered to be brought 
without plaintiff's consent, and which were damaged ; plaintiff 
ordered to prove that defendant had ordered the removal of the 
beavers. Augustyn Heerman vs. Symon Pos, for payment of 58 
guilders ; defendant acknowledges the debt, which he is ordered 
to pay, on condition that plaintiff give security to abide the issue 
of the preceding suit, 229 

July 21. Minute of council. Governor La Tour having sent seven soldiers, 
the remainder of his force, to New Amsterdam, it is resolved to 
take them into the Dutch service, as the director intends to send 
and exjjlore the mines, and forty discharged soldiers are returning 
to Holland in the hope of a peace, which is not yet concluded, . . 230 

July 27. Court proceedings. Jan de Fries vs. Gysbert de Leuw, slander; 
both parties are ordered not to give offense to each other, on pain 
of being cashiered and loss of their p.ay. Jacob Roy vs. Symon 
Groot, boatswain of the Prince Maurice, for purchase of plaintiff's 
house ; judgment for plaintiff. Richard Smith vs. John Wilcox, 
for violation of contract in having traded at Sloop's bay ; referred 
to Isaac Allerton and Arent Corsen Stam for arbitration. Symon 
Dirckson Pos declares in court that the council of the colonie 
Renselaerswyck is a false council. Adriaen van der Douck's bill 
for loss of time and expenses is taxed at 70 days at 4 guilders 
a day, and 20 guilders for writing done in the oolonie Ren- 
selaerswyck, 230, 231 

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John Wilcox, about a difficulty that arose between De Fries and 
the defendant on the road; affidavits on both sides being sub- 
mitted, defendant exhibited his arm to the court, and says that 
the minister's wife made the scar by striking him with a billet of 
wood, 231 

Aug. 25. Court proceedings. Christiaen Christiansen and Peter Petersen vs. 
Arent Corsen, on a joint note given by plaintiffs and defendant to 
Jacob Blenc, in Virginia, for pork received by them ; judgment 
for plaintiff, , " 231 

Aug. 30. Order. To the court messenger to notify all the inhabitants to 
assemble in the fort when the colors are hoisted and the bell rung, 
to hear the proposals on which a peace is about to be concluded 
with the Indians, and if any one can give a good advice then to 
offer it freely ; the court messenger reports that all the citizens on 
the Manhattans, " from the highest to the lowest," will attend, as 
they had all answered kindly, except one Hendrick Kip, a tailor, 232 

Aug. 30. Articles of peace concluded, in the presence of the Mohawk ambas- 
sador, in fort Amsterdam, in the open air, between the Dutch and 
the Indians, viz. : Oratany, chief of Achkinckeshacky ; Sesekennick 
and William, chiefs of Tappaen and Rechgawawanck ; Pacham, 
Pennekeck, answering for Onany and their neighbors ; Mayauwe- 
tinnemin, for those of Marechkawieck, Nayeck, and their neighbors; 
also Aepje (the little ape), sachem of the Mohegans, for the Wap- 
pings, Wiquaeskecks, Sintsings, and Kichtawangs, 232 

Aug. 31. Procl.amation. Ordering the sixth of September to be observed as 
a day of general thanksgiving throughout New Netherland, on 
account of the peace with the Indians, 233 

Aug. 31. Resolution. To explore a mine in the Raritan country; also, to 
raise some cannon and iron work sunk in the river, at the colonic 
of Achter Col, by the Indians, 234 

Sept. 4. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Jansen from Ilpendam, com- 
missary at Fort Nassau, for neglect of duty ; ordered that defendant 
have copy of the charge, 234 

Sept. 1. Declaration. Of James Bier, that capt. Jan de Vries called Wilcocks 
a dog and puppy, notwithstanding minister Bogardus and his 
wife stood at his door, 235 

Sept. 21. Court proceedings. Peter Cornelissen vs. Thomas Sandersen, defa- 
mation, in calling plaintiff an informer ; defendant acknowledges 
the charge, and pleads provocation, which he is ordered to prove. 
Gerrit Douman allowed to take copy of the account of Jacob 
Naviere, of whom he claims to be heir. Maltys Gerbrantsen vs. 
Cornells Teunissen, slander ; defendant pleads hastiness, and 
ackiiowledges that he knows nothing of the plaintiff but what is 
good and honorable. Cornells Antonissen vs. Claes Jansen Ruyter, 
action for recovery of beavers and corn, delivered to defendant by 
plaintiff on his private account, and not for the patroon ; referred 
to the court of the colonie Renselaerswyck. Francis Weeks, plain- 
tiff, vs. Mr. Spicer, for loss of a gun ; judgment for defendant, 235, 236 

Sept. 28. Court proceedings. John Wilcocx vs. Mr. Clercq, on a charge of 
fitting out a privateer to capture and make prize of plaintiff's 

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(ship) ; ordered to prove the allegation, else Mr. Clercq may pro- 
ceed on his voyage, 236 

Oct. 11. Court proceedings. Thomas Willet and Jeuriaen Blanck ««. Jochiin 
Kierstede, for damages alleged to have been suffered through 
defendant's fault, on a voyage to Rhode island ; referred to arbi- 
tration, 237 

Oct. 12. Court proceedings. Claes Jansen and Elbert Elbertsen (Stoothof) 
vs. William Bredenbent, husband of Cornells Lambertsen Cool's 
widow ; court decides that a will produced by defendant is invalid, 
and that a certain contract made by Aeltje Brackonje, Gerrit 
Wolphertsen (van Couwenhoven) and Claes Jansen, on 5th Janu- 
ary, 1645, is in force; wherefore defendant is to pay the claim 
held against said Aeltje by Wolphertsen and Jansen aforesaid, 
as heirs of Cornells L. Cool. Declaration of Jan Jansen from 
Ilpendam, respecting the disposition of certain goods at the South 
river. Fiscal vs. Jan Jansen van Ilpendam, for fraud ; defendant 
superseded, and ordered to answer the charges against him, 237 

Oct. 12. Appointment. Andries Hudde to be commissary at Fort Nassau, 

on the South river, 237 

Oct. 12. Minute of the receipt of a few specimens of a mineral yielding gold 
and quicksilver. Resolution to send an officer and thirty soldiers 
to explore the mountain and to bring back a quantity of the 
mineral, 238 

Nov. 3. Court proceedings. Actions of debt. (Nov. 7.) Hans Hansen 
vs. Lambert Clomp, for payment for half a sloop ; defendant 
bought the sloop on condition that it be made tight and seaworthy ; 
judgment for plaintiff, on condition that he prove the sloop was 
seaworthy when sold, 289 

Nov. 16. Court proceedings. Hendrick Petersen vs. Jochim Calder, for the 
purchase of a house and land ; parties recommended to settle 
the matter, as there has not been any contract. Lysbet Tysen 
vs. John Forbes, action for rent; defendant acknowledges the 
debt; judgment for plaintiff. John Forbes vs. Albert Jansen, 
action of debt ; judgment for plaintiff, 239 

Nov. 21. Ordinance. Against selling strong liquors to the Indians, 239 

Nov. 24. Court proceedings. Thomas Willett and Juriaen Blanck vs. Jochem 
Kierstede, for profit on merchandise according to settlement of 
account at Rhode Island ; plaintiffs offer to leave the matter to 
defendant's oath, or will swear themselves; defendant leaves it 
to plaintiffs, who testify accordingly ; judgment for plaintiffs,, ... 240 

Dec. 7. Court proceedings. Harry Breser vs. Aert Willemsen, for labor ; 
defendant's wife appears and promises to pay after Christmas. 
Lysbet Tyssen vs. Goodman Karreman, for the purchase of a red 
petticoat with blue lining .and trimmed with cord ; referred to 
Mr. Ochden and lieut. Baxter for arbitration. Thomas Willett vs. 
Cornells Teunissen, for balance on the purchase of a house ; judg- 
ment for plaintiff, 240 

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Jan. 2. Simimons to rev. Everardus Bogardus to appear within 14 days and 
answer a number of charges brought by the director and council 
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Jan. 4. Resolution on the receipt of a writing from rev. ]V[r. Bogardus, which 
is declared absurd and irrelevant, again calling on hiin to answer 
tlie above charges, on pain of being prosecuted as a rebel and 
contumax, 245 

Jan. 18. Resolution, on receipt of a paper sent by dom' Bogardus filled with 

unprofitable subterfuges, that he be again summoned, 245 

Jan. 25. Court proceedings. OloiF Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. rev. Ever- 
ardus Bogardus, slander ; defendant answers in writing. Abraham 
Pietersen, miller, vs. Gysbert Opdyck, commissary, slander, in 
accusing plaintiff of having stolen wheat ; defendant produces 
affidavits in support of the charge ; copies of evidence to be fur- 
nished plaintiff, 245 

Feb. 1. Order. To the fiscal to furnish domine Bogardus with proofs of the 

charges against him, 246 

Feb. 2. Court proceedings. Abraham Pietersen vs. Gysbert Opdyck, slander ; 
suit settled, and tlie miller ordered, in future, wind and weather 
permitting, to grind the company's grain before that of private 
persons, and so to conduct himself that no complaint be brought 
against him ; the commissary is at the same time ordered to weigh 
the grain on sending it to and receiving it from the mill, 246 

Feb. 8. Court proceedings. Hans Hansen vs. Lambert Clomp, for purch.ase 
of the sloop Pernambuco ; referred to arbitration. Fiscal vs. Jan 
Jansen from Ilpendam, fraud; ordered that defendant be sent, 
with his p.apers, &c., to Holland, in the first sailing ship, to defend 
himself before the company, 246 

Feb. 15. Court proceedings. Claes van Elsland, attorney of Wouter van 
Twiller, vs. Sybolt Claesen, husband of Aert Teunissen van Pat- 
ten's widow, action of debt; upon examination of the claim and 
defense, the matter is referred back to Mr. Van Twiller for further 
explanation, 247 

Feb 22. Court proceedings. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. rev. Ever- 
ardus Bogardus, slander ; defendant to prove allegations contained 
in his answer this day to plaintiff's complaint, 247 

March 1. Court proceedings. Thomas Baxter vs. John Wilcocx, slander, in 
accusing plaintiff of stealing wood ; defendant ordered to prove 
his assertion. Teunis Nyssen vs. Jeuriaen Fradel, for payment of 
a debt due by defendant's wife to the estate of the late John Celes ; 
settled, on condition of P>adel giving plaintiff his house and lot 
on the highway, at the Manhattans, and a healthy cow, within a 
year, 247 

March 8. Order. On the answer of rev. Everardus Bogardus, to furnish 
whatever else he has to object against the witnesses, or in his 
defense, with his reasons for denouncing the director and council 
from the pulpit, and not obeying their order, 247 

March 9. Appointment on application of the fiscal, of Philip Geraerdy, Hans 
Kierstede, Jan Stevensen (schoolmaster), and Oloff Stevensen 
(van Cortland), curators of the estate and children of Lyntje 
Martens, late wife of Adam Roelantsen, 248 

March 9. Court proceedings. Robert Coppingh vs. Claes Jansen ; defendant 
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his oath that he signed tlie paper only as a witness ; plaintiff 
ordered to produce sworn certificates from Robert Dunsterre and 
William Durant that defendant did sign as principal, and not aa 
witness. Tennis Nyssen vs. Juriaen Fradel, husband of farmer 
Hendrick's widow, action for recovery of 1,500 guilders; plaintiff 
ordered to produce proof. Oloft" Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. 
rev. Everardus Bogardus, slander ; plaintiff again demands proof 
of the allegations contained in defendant's answer of the 22d ult., 
which plaintiff expressly denies ; ordered accordingly, 249 

March 9. Order. To rev. Mr. Bogardus to answer the papers sent him on the 
8th ult., with his reasons why he slandered the magistracy in 
the pulpit and in his writings, 249 

March 15. Court proceedings. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. rev. Ever- 
ardus Bogardus, slander ; defendant answers plaintiff's denial of 
his allegations, which are again repeated, accusing plaintiff anew 
of having threatened the directors of the company, and enriched 
himself with his masters' property ; plaintiff protests against this 
calumny and defiimation, and declares defendant unworthy of 
being a clergyman ; defendant ordered a second time to prove his 
assertions, 249 

March 15. Order. To the rev. Everardus Bogardus to bring forward his 
objections to the evidence or other points of the suit against him, 
together with his reasons for slandering tlie director and council 
in the pulpit, &c., 250 

March 22. Court proceedings. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. rev. Everar- 
dus Bogardus; defendant submits interrogatories and declarations; 
ordered that the latter be sworn to, 250 

March 22. Resolution. In the suit of the director and council vs. rev. Mr. 
Bogardus ; defendant having excepted to said director, &c., as 
judges, the court proposes to submit the difficulty to the rev. 
Joannes Megapolensis, rev. Mr. Douthey, and two or three church 
members, or to the new director and council, on condition that 
Mr. Bogardus previously agree to abide by their decision, and 
promise not to repeat the offense, either publicly or privately,. . . . 250 

April 12. Order. On the answer of rev. Mr. Bogardus declining to accept 
the above proposition, and appealing to the new director and 
council; it being uncertain when a new director will arrive, a reply 
is to be sent to Mr. Bogardus' last writing, to which he is ordered 
to respond by the 26th inst., 251 

April 12. Court proceedings. John Underbill vs. John Jones, on a contract 
to serve plaintiff until the end of the haying ; case continued. 
John Underbill vs. Serjeant Huybert (Hubbard), for hiring his 
servant man ; plaintiff ordered to prove the charge. George 
Wolsey for Thomas Willett vs. Cornells Teunissen (van Pelt), 
action for balance of the price of a house ; defendant prohibited 
from selling the house until he pay for it. Creupelbos vs. Peter 
Cornelissen, for rent of a piece of land; defendant promises to 
fulfill his agreement. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) vs. rev. 
Everardus Bogardus ; defendant ordered to bring his witnesses 
into court and prove his allegations, 251 

April 19. Court proceedings. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland) ys. rev. Everar- 
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plaintift'. Fiscal vs. Borger Jorissen, for selling beer without 
having paid the excise ; plaintiff ordered to produce proof, 252 

April 26. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Borger Jorissen, for selling beer (as 
above) ; fined 25 guilders. Fiscal vs. Maria de Truy, for selling 
beer to Indians ; plaintiff ordered to pi-ove the fact. Oloff Steven- 
sen (van Cortland) vs. rev. Evei-ardus Bogardus ; defendant 
alleging that he has other matters against the plaintiff, he is 
ordered personally to appear at the next sessions and produce all 
his evidence, on pain of judgment, 252 

May 3. Court proceedings. Cornells Teunissen vs. Cornells IMauritsen, for 
the payment of a house ; decision of arbitrators afhrined, and the 
money to remain in Mr. Wilcox's hands until defendant be paid. 
Jan Damen vs. John Wilcox, on a contract to receive mei'chantable 
beavers at market price, for 100 guilders, loose wampiun ; ordered 
that plaintiff retain his money until Wilcox obtain his beavers, 
when he must pay. William Goulder vs. Thomas (xricly ; defend- 
ant to pay 20 guilders, for having suffered three defaults, 253 

May 3. Interrogatories being produced by rev. Everardus Bogardus, which 
he requires Jacob Wolphertsen and Hendrik Kip to answer, they 
are ordered to answer next Tuesday, yea or nay, 253 

May 8. Court proceedings. Hans Tymensen vs. Jan Snediger, slander, hav- 
ing called plaintiff a branded thief; defendant declares that he 
knows nothing of plaintiff but what is good and honorable, and 
says he did not mean to apply those words to him. Fiscal vs. 
Borger Jorisen, slander ; defendant acknowledges his fault, begs 
the fiscal's pardon, and promises not to repeat the offense, 263 

May 18. Court proceedings. Heudrick Hendricksen vs. Annetje, wife of 
Arent Steffenierse, slander ; defendant declared she knew nothing 
of plaintiff but what was honest and honorable, and was sorry if 
she had said anything else ; she is recommended to keep her 
tongue quiet, and is dismissed, 254 

May 31. Order. To Cornells Melyn to vacate a piece of land north of the 

company's garden, on Manhattan island, to which he has no right, 254 

May 31. Court proceedings. Hillegond Joris vs. Peter Wynkoop, on an 
order to show cause why defendant had arrested plaintiff's hus- 
band in the colonic (Renselaerswyck) ; defendant says for debt ; 
the case having originated in Renselaerswyck, must be determined 
there. Fiscal vs. Borger Jorisen, slander ; case referred. Fiscal 
vs. George Wolsey ; plaintiff demands the confiscation of powder 
which was not duly entered ; defendant says it belongs to Mr. 
Allerton, and requests delay until his master return from New 
England ; granted, 255 

June 1 . Court proceedings. Pater Vaer vs. Jan Wilcox, for purchase of a 
negro wench, of whom he demands possession ; defendant ordered 
to satisfy the Swedish governor and plaintiff. Fiscal vs. Hans 
Tymonsen, gunner of the ship Amandare ; defendant is asked to 
whom he sold the company's powder, and, remaining obstinate, is 
ordei-ed to be imprisoned and then subjected to torture if he do 
not confess, 255 

June T. Court proceedings. Nicolas Coorn, sheriff of Renselaerswyck vs. 
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Gysbert de Leuw vs. Lucas Elbertsen, for stating that plaintiff 
had been cliallenged by Gysbert Coruelissen to fight a duel with 
swords ; defendant denies having said so, and declares he knows 
nothing of plaintiff but what is honest and honorable ; will pay 
costs. Fiscal vs. Borger Jorisen, slander and threatening to have 
a piece of the plaintiff's body before he quit the country ; defend- 
ant to pay a fine of 60 guilders and to remain in prison until it be 
paid; after judgment was pronounced, defeudant used threatening 
language towards the bench, whereupon he was further sentenced 
to be imprisoned in irons for twenty-four hours after the above 
fine is paid. Joris Dircksen vs. John (Haes) the cooper, for 
drawing a knife on plaintiff; ordered that the fiscal take cogni- 
zance of the complaint, 255, 256 

June 8. Court proceedings. Various actions for debt. Peter Wynkoop vs. 
Adriaen van der Donck, action on a note signed by Anthony de 
Hooges ; De Hooges promising payment, judgment is given against 
him. Nicolas Coorn, sheriff of Renselaerswyck, vs. Anthony de 
Hooges, chief clerk ; case referred to the court of Renselaerswyck, 
where it belongs, 257 

July 1 ] . Order. On petition of deacon OlofF Stevensen, requesthig that arbi- 
trators be named to settle the differences between him and rev. 
Everardus Bogardus ; named accordingly, 257 

July 11. Letter. Director and council to rev. Everardus Bogardus, request- 
ing him to permit dominie Megapolensis to preach next Sunday, 257 

July 11. Report of the referees in the case of OlofF Stevensen (van Cortland) 

vs. rev. E. Bogardus ; parties reconciled, 258 

June 12. Ratification, by director and council, of the above report, 268 

June 12. Commission. Jan Evertsen Bout and Huyck Aertsen van Ros- 
sum, to be schepens of Breuckeleu, with power to adjoin two of 
the inhabitants of that place to them, in case business become too 
heavy, 259 

June 12. Ordinance. Providing for the proper authentication of writings to 

be used as evidence, 259 

June 14. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Rem Jansen, chief mate of the ship 
Amandare ; prisoner acknowledges that the late skipper had stolen 
three negro women from said ship, and that he (the prisoner) had 
received three pieces of eight therefrom ; case continued. Isaac 
Allerton vs. The fiscal, for seizure of powder ; plaintiff testifies 
that his servant had taken the powder into his house during his 
absence, without his knowledge ; powder ordered to be restored, 
and the servant (Wolsey) to pay a fine of 25 guilders. Fiscal vs. 
Jan de Vries, for slandering and calumniating the director-general ; 
case continued, 260 

June 17. Court proceedings. Fiscal ws. Rem Dircksen (called Jansen, st<p>-a), 
chief mate of the Amandare, for striking and drawing a knife on 
commissary Van Heusden, aiding in landing negroes surreptitiously 
at Barbadoes, &c. ; sentence, to jump three times from the yard- 
arm, to be whipped by all the crew, and immediately afterwards 
turned out of the ship, with loss of three months' wages. Fiscal 
vs. Hendrick Antonissen, steward of the ship Amandare, for pur- 
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three times from the yard-arm, to be flogged by all the ship's crew, 
his smuggled sugar to be confiscated, and himself to be turned 
out of the ship, 260, 261 

June 24. Court proceedings. Pauwel (van der Beeck's) wife vs. John Light- 
foot's wife, slander ; referred to the fiscal. Jacob Stoftelsen vs. 
Peter Wolphertsen (van Couwenhoven), for hire of a horse ; 
defendant declares upon oath that he is not indebted to the plaiii- 
tift", wherefore the suit is dismissed. Isaac Abraharasen vs. Mr. 
DoUingh, for freight of a sloop ; plaintiff having come to the 
Manhattans, instead of going to Stamford, he is referred for his 
pay to those who employed him. Abigail Cleer vs. William 
Goulder's wife, slander ; the charge being sujiported by incontro- 
vertible evidence, judgment is rendered for plaintiff, with costs, 
and defendant warned to let Abigail alone, 261 

June 25. Court proceedings. Fiscal ws. Jan Creoli, a negro, sodomy ; second 
oflense ; this crime being condemned of God (Gen., c. 19 ; Levit., 
c. 18: 22, 29) as an abomination, the prisoner is sentenced to be 
conveyed to the place of public execution, and there choked to 
death, and then burnt to ashes, 262 

June 25. Sentence. Manuel Congo, a lad ten years old, on whom the above 
abominable crime was committed, to be carried to the place where 
Creoli is to be executed, tied to a stake, and taggots piled around 
him, for justice sake, and to be flogged ; sentence executed, 262 

June 28. Court proceedings. George Homs vs. Teunis Nyssen ; action for 

recovery of child's wages ; judgment for plaintiff, 263 

June 28. Order of court on a derisive and disparaging writing, purporting to 
be a rejoinder to the fiscal's reply, signed by Jan de Fries, and 
addressed " To the Worshipful Court of Justice in fort Amster- 
dam ;" that it be erased, and returned to De Fries, who is summoned 
to answer, 263 

July 5. Court proceedings. Examin.ation of Thomas Gridy, of Devonshire, 
Eng., a prisoner accused of h.aving stolen silver ware and other 
articles, and of having endeavored to entice John Jones and others 
to steal ; prisoner remanded. Declaration of Maria Roberts, that 
John Jones had brought shirts, that had been stolen from Spicer, 
to her house, and that her husband, Thomas Gridy, had received 
them, 263 

July 6. Confession. Of Thomas Gridy, that he had received stolen goods, 
and had solicited others to rob, but denies that he stole silver 
ware ; wherefore, as he continues obstinate in such denial, ordered 
that he be subjected to torture, 263 

July 10. Sentence. Thomas Gridy aforesaid, to be conveyed to the place 
of execution, .and publicly whipped, and then banished the country 
for ever, 264 

July 26. Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Adam Roelantsen, for removing arti- 
cles from his chest before it had been inspected. The same vs. 
The same, slander. Cornells Teunisen vs. John Wilcox ; action 
for the balance of his wages earned in the South river ; judgment 
for plaintiff; amount to be paid as soon as Wilcox shall have been 
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Aug. 2. Judgment. Referring to Holland the case of Jan de Fries, who is 
charged with having associated with the enemies of the govcrn- 
nieiit and calumniators of the chief magistracy, calling the director 
a liar in presence of the council, and attempting to strike him, 
assaulting councillor La Montague, for all which he had been 
already cashiered; afterwards speaking disparagingly of the 
director, and declaring that he spat on any commission issued by 
him, addressing derisive papers to the court, and excepting to the 
judges ; prisoner ordered to sail in the first ship, to justify his 
conduct, ; 265 

Aug. 2. Judgment. Referring to Holland the case of Jan de Fries vs. Gys- 
bert de Leuw, for slander, in having asserted that a negro wench 
in plaintifi''s possession was the property of the company, having 
been previously the slave of Juan Antonio, a Portuguese, at 
Marignan, who had been arrested for treason, and was therefore 
incapable of selling the woman, as the plaintiif pretends, 266 

Aug. 2. Court proceedings. Jan Damen vs. John Dolling, action for payment 
of a balance of a bill of exchange ; ordered that defendant shall 
produce proof from John Evans .and Onckeway. Symon Joosten 
vs. Augustyn Herman, action for money paid defendant on account 
of Pater Vaer ; defendant says that Pater Vaer was not indebted 
to him, which he oflfers to prove ; proof ordered. John Heyn 
(? Haines) and Evert Cornelisseu vs. John Dolling, as security for 
Mr. Whiting, for recovery of an overcharge on beavers ; judgment 
for plaintiif, ^^ith costs, 266 

Aug. 2. Condemnation of the Spanish bark St. Antonio, of Havana, laden 

with sugar and tobacco, as a prize, 267 

Aug. 16. Court proceedings. John Underbill vs. Isaac Allerton ; plaintiff 
alleges that before he came here, defendant had promised him that 
the commonalty would pay him higher wages than those paid by 
the company ; defendant denies having ever made such a promise, 
and demands proof; Underbill promises in court that defend.ant 
shall never be troubled again by himself or heirs on this subject, 267 

Aug. 17. Court proceedings. John Evans, of New Haven, merchant, vs. John 
Wilcox, for delivery of the ship Abigail ; defendant says he is 
prepared to deliver the vessel on receipt of payment ; judgment 
for jjlaintiff"; defendant to obtain security from governor Printz 
for the payment of a note dated 6 April, 1646, in default whereof 
a bill of exchange shall be delivered defendant, 268 

Aug. 23. Court proceedings. Various actions for debt ; (30 Aug.) the same ; 
Thomas Stevensen vs. Elias Perckman, for two-thirds of a ship ; 
at the request of Mr. Wilcox and Mr. Smith, the case is referred 
to arbitration, 269 

Sept. 6. Order. To sue Hendrick Jansen, the smith, for what he owes, and 
for recovery of the company's tools, which he has had a long time 
in his possession, 269 

Sept. 10. Order. To Jan deVries to embark on board the Jaeger for Holland, 270 

Sept. 21. Order to the rev. Everardus Bogardus to deliver to the council a 
bill of exchange drawn by the Swedish governor at the South 
■ river (Delaware), in favor of Jacob Everson Sandelyn, skipper of 
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Sept. 21. Return of the fiscal to the service of the above order on rev. Mr. 

Bogardus, with tlie latter's answer, 271 

Sept. 21. Examination of Laurens Laurensen respecting the sending of the 
above bill by Jacob Sandelyn to rev. Mr. Bogardus ; Laurensen 
admits having delivered a package of letters from Sandelyn to 
Bogardus, to be sent to Holland, amongst which were some from 
the Swedish governor, 2(1 

"JSept. 27. Manumission of Jan Francisco, junr., a slave, in return for his long 

and faithful services, 271 

Oct. 4. Order, on a petition of Arnoldus van Hardenburgh, agent of his 
brother Johan van Hardenbergh, for the restitution of sundry 
bales of duffels which had been sent hither, in the ship St. Peter, 
to Symon Dircksen Pos, and confiscated with said ship,. 272 

Oct. 4. Court proceedings. Haye Jansen vs. Jan Laurensen, for average, 
freight, ifcc. ; referred to Seger Teunissen, Jan Janse Schepmoes, 
and Isaac Allerton, as arbitrators, 273 

Oct. 11. Court proceedings. Jan Evertsen Bout's wife vs. Mary de Truy, 
wife of Cornells Volckertsen, for delivery of boards sold by 
Volekertsen ; defendant admits having disposed of the boards to 
Roeloif Jansen, which her husband had sold plaintiff, but says she 
has boards enough to pay her; judgment for plaintiff, defendant 
being held for his wife's acts, vmless he declare her disqualified 
from trading in his absence, 273 

Oct. 18. Court proceedings. Anthony Jansen vs. Edmund Adley, for dam- 
ages ; ordered that plaintiff prove damages to his cattle and 
bouwery, and case referred to Jan Evertsen Bout and Huyck 
Aertsen, magistrates of Breuckelen, to examine Jansen's stock and 
bouwery, and determine whether Adley acts as an honest tenant ; 
if he do not, he shall cpiit the premises or give security. Teimis 
Nyssen, appellant, vs. Mr. Stickley, respondent ; this was an appeal 
from a judgment of the court of Breuckelen, for recovery of a 
sow and its increase ; appellant declining to support his claim by 
oath, and defendant proving that he had purchased the pig from 
William Wasbandt (? Washburn), judgment of the court below is 
affirmed, 274 

Oct. 24. Letter. Director and council to Cornells Groesen, supercargo of 
the ship St. Jacob, informing him that a quantity of lead was 
secreted on board that ship, and instructing him to pay particular 
attention to the matter on the arrival of the vessel in Virginia,. . 274 

Nov. 2. Court proceedings. John Dolling vs. Michael Taintor, merchant on 
Mr. Whiting's bark, case of attachment ; plaintiff having, as 
security for Mr. Whiting, paid John Haynes and Evert Cornelissen, 
pursuant to judgment of 2d August, defendant is condemned to 
pay plaintiff, with costs, 275 

Nov. 8. Court proceedings. Augustyn Heerman, attorney for Haye Jansen, 
skipi)er of sliip St. Jacob, vs. Martin Arentsen ; action to recover 
passage money and board ; defendant proves that he worked as 
carpenter and seaman during the voyage hither, in return for 
which he was to have his passage; judgment for defendant, 275 

Nov. 15. Court proceedings. Augustyn Heerman vs. Adam Roelantsen, for 
the passage and board of himself and son ; defendant proves that 
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skipper IIa3'e sjave him his ])assage on condition that he worked 
as a seaman, and allowed bis son his board because he said prayers ; 
judgment for defendant, 275 

Nov. 30. Court proceedings. Jan Jacobsen vs. Aeltje Douwens, slander; 
defendant declares she knows nothing of plaintiff's wife but what 
is honorable and virtuous ; court orders that she give no further 
offense to plaintiff's wife, who is also admonished to keep quiet. 
George Batselaer (Batchelor) vs. John Haes ; proof ordered,.. . . 276 

Dec. 1. Appointment. Of Jan Teunissen to be sheriff of Breuckelen, 276 

Dec. 13. Court proceedings. Adriaen van der Donck vs. Philip Jansen, for 
balance of expenses in getting out two masts ; judgment for plain- 
tifi"; amount to be settled hj arbitrators, and plaintift' to give 
security for the return of the money in case Anthony Crol has 
already paid the account. Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland), attor- 
ney for Wouter van Twiller, vs. Claes van Elsland ; plaintiff 
demands that defendant render an account of Mr. Van Twiller's 
property ; ordered accordingly. Fiscal rs. Adam Roelautsen, for 
an attempt at rape ; defendant admits that he had felt the naked 
bosom of Weyutje Teunis, wife of Hark Syboltsen, 277 

Dec. 17. Sentence. Adam Roelantsen aforesaid, to be publicly flogged, and 
then banished ; in consideration of his being burthened with 
four motherless children, and on account of the approaching cold 
winter, the prisoner is reprieved to a future time, when he is to 
quit the country, 277 

Dec. 17. Court proceedings. Jellitje, wife of Gerrit Douman, vs. Elke Jans, 
theft ; plaintiff put her money in the cradle when she and her hus- 
band went to church, leaving Elke in the house ; when they 
returned, the money was gone ; defendant denies having taken the 
money, and is released on her own security; case postponed. 
Fiscal vs. Hendrick Kip's wife, for calling the director and council 
false judges, and the fiscal a forsworn fiscal ; Hendrick Kip states 
that his wife has been so npset, and so out of health, ever since 
Maryn Adriaensen's attempt to murder the director-general, that 
when disturbed in the least, she knows not what she does ; Mrs. 
Kip denies the charge ; parties ordered to produce evidence on 
both sides. John Underhill vs. Jan Hadduwe (? Hathaway), for 
slandering plaintiff's daughter; defendant declares that he knows 
nothing of plaintifFs daughter but what is honorable and virtuous, 
and is ordered to acknowledge, in the presence of Debora, the 
plaintiff's daughter, that he did wrong, and to ask her pardon ; 
defendant begs Mr. Underhill's pardon in court, and is condemned 
to pay costs. Thomas Spicer vs. Thomas Sandersen ; plaintiff 
complains that defendant keeps him out of his land, threatens his 
life, abuses him as a rogue and villain, and shot one of his goats ; 
court decrees that the first time Thomas Spicer, or any of the 
neighbors, is insulted, defendant shall be banished from the Plain ; 
the damages complained of to be assessed by arbitrators. Jonas 
Wood vs. Pietertje, wife of Claes Jansen, action to recover a 
balance due on two cows ; judgment for plaintiff, on condition that 
he give security to repay the money if defendant's husband prove 
that plaintiff had kept the cows 6 to 7 weeks longer than he 
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Dec. 28. Evidence in the case of Elke Jans, accused of having stolen Jellitje 

Douman's money, 279 

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Jan. 10. Appointment. Paul Heyman, to be overseer of the company's 

negroes, 280 

Jan. 10. Minute. Settlement of a slander suit between Jan Teunissen, sheriff, 

.and Jan Evertsen Bout, magistrate of Breuckelen, 280 

Jan. 16. Judgment in the case of Sjmon Dircksen Pos vs. Augustyn Heer- 
man. This was an action to recover damages done to a parcel of 
beaver skins, sent from Fort Orange to New Amsterdam ; defend- 
ant denies having sent the beavers down, and it appears that they 
were so sent to the ])laintiff by two magistrates of Fort Orange, 
after defendant had left that place, defendant is nonsuited, 281 

Jan. 17. Court proceedings. Jan Laurensen (Coster), plaintiff, I's. Adriaen 
van der Donek, for attaching and keeping, when sheriff of Ren- 
selaerswyck, three pieces of duffels, the plaintiff's property ; case 
continued, 282 

Jan. 29. Proclamation. Offering a reward of 100 guilders for the discovery 
of the person or persons who tore down the notices for renting 
the Ferry, and the house and effects of Cornells Melyn, which were 
posted at the usual places, viz. : the fort, the lodge, and the tavern, 282 

Jan. 31. Court proceedings. Elke Jans vs. Gerrit Douman, for damages in 
accusing plaintiff of theft; ordered that defendant's wife shall 
prove that plaintiff had said that Douman himself had stolen the 
money, &c., , 282 

Feb. 7. Court proceedings. The crew of the Amandare vs. John Dolling, 
action of debt ; defendant says the crew did not perform the 
work they had agreed to do ; judgment for plaintiffs. Huyck 
Aertsen vs. William Goulder, for purchase of a house and planta- 
tion, with corn ; ordered that plaintiff prove the sale of the house 
and corn, and that Goulder's wife received the corn ; also, that he 
had asked her, when she lost her husband. Smith, whether she held 
to the bargain, which she took amiss. Richard and William Smith 
vs. rev. Francis Douthy ; plaintiffs demand that the defendant 
declare, in writhig, who are his partners ; ordered accordingly. 
Elcke Janscn I's. Gerrit Doum.an ; defendant proves that plaintiff 
had said the father and mother robbed each other ; case dismissed, 
and plaintiff ordered not to talk any more about it, 283 

Feb. 14. Court proceedings. John Lourensen Appel vs. AdrLaen van der 
Donck, for restitution of duffels, &c., belonging to William Coster ; 
plaintiff makes his complaint in writing, and is ordered to furnish 
defendant with a copy, that he may answer. Thomas Sael vs. 
William Harck, on a contract ; William Lourens and William 
Harck promise to draw all the timber they undertook, provided 
they be discharged from the first contract, and be paid as the work 
progresses, 283 

Feb. 21. Sentence. Hans Reiger .and Dirck Sicken, soldiers, for insolent 
behavior towards citizens on the Heeren Straat, in New Amster- 
dam, and striking their superior officers, to be conveyed to the 
place of execution, and there shot, according to law martial, 284 

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Marcli v. Motion of Mr. Smith for the termination of the suit hetween him 
and Mr. Doutliy ; parties ordered to appear at the ne.xt session, 
when judgment will Ite pronomiced, 284 

March 7. Certificate. Of the director and council that Symon Root h.ad lost 
a piece of his right ear in a broil at the great tavern, on the island 
of Manhattans, 284 

March 11. Order. On application of Arnoldus van Hardenberch, attorney for 
Johan van Hardenberch, for restitution of dufiels seized with the 
ship St. Peter, 285 

March 11. Appointment. Roeloif Janseu Haes to be receiver of the excise, .. . 286 

March 11. Court proceedings. Adam Roelantsen m. Jan Teunissen, sheriff of 
Breukelen, action of debt ; plaintifl' acknowledges the debt, and 
asks time ; judgment for plaintiff, with costs, 285 

March 11. Appointment. Jan Jansen Damen, Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland), 
and Cornells van Tienhoven, to be guardians of the estate and 
children of the late Jan , 286 

May 27. Appointment. Jelmer Tomassen, to be naval commander, in the 

absence of director Stuyvesant, 287 

May 27. Appointment. Paulus Leendertsen (van der Grist) to be super- 
intendent of naval equipments, 287 

May 27. Appointment. Hans Wyer, to be captain of the ship Swol, vice 

Jan Claesen Bol, who returns to Fatherland, ... 287 

May 27. Order. To summon certain persons (not n.amed) before the council, to 

be examined on interrogatories on complaint of ex-director Kieft, 288 

May 27. Resolution. To imprison Jan Evertsen Bout for contempt, in 
refusing to appear and give evidence in the affair of ex-director 
Kieft, 288 

June 6. Order. To the superintendent of naval equipments, to fit out the 
Great Gerrit, the Cat, and the Love, for service against the Span- 
iards, " 288 

June 6. Resolution. To maintain Fort Hope, situate on the extreme bounds 
of New Nethcrland, as, if it be abandoned, it will be occupied by 
the English, who have usurped the soil we purchased and paid for 
there, 288 

June 6. Order. Determining the rations of the men on board the company's 

ships in New Netherland, 289 

May 31. Ordinance. Against the sale of beer or other strong liquors, on 
Sundays, before two o'clock, when there is no sermon, otherwise 
before four o'clock ; and on any day, after the ringing of the bell, 
i. e., nine o'clock, p. m. ; also against drawing a knife or sword, or 
inflicting wounds therewith, " agreeably to the laudable ordinance 
of the most wise and worshipful council of the city of Amsterdam," 289 

June 13. Resolution. To subject Michel Picquet to torture, at seven o'clock 
of the morning of the loth June, as he remains obstinate and 
headstrong, and to notify him thereof, 290 

June 13. Sentence. Cornells Symonsz, alias the Boer, and Gerrit Philipsen, 
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prohibiting seaman going ashore, or remaining there over niglit, 
and otlier misdemeanors : to be chained to a wheel- or hand-barrow, 
and employed at hard labor, for three months, on bread and 
water, 290 

June 14. Queries submitted to the commissioners appointed to investigate the 
dift'erences between the Hon. Mr. Kieft and Jochim Pietersen 
(Kuyter) and Cornelis ]Melyu, respecting the proper action to be 
taken on a petition presented by the latter, praying that the mem- 
bers of the late council be examined on certain interrogatories,. . 291 

June 14. Answer of director Stuyvesant to the above, 292 

June 14. Answers of vice-director Dincklage, fiscal Van Dyck, lieut. Nuton, 

and commander Looper, to the above, 293 

June 14. Answers of commander Tomassen, superintendent Leendertsen, and 

capt. Bol, to the above, 294 

June 14. Minute of council on the above petition of Messrs. Kuyter and 
Melj'n ; that they shall prove that they are authorized to take infor- 
mation about the late (Indian) war ; if not, they shall be obliged 
to return to Holland, to support their accusations there, 294 

June 14. Resolution. To increase the wages of Teunis Andriesen, pilot of 

the ship Love, 295 

Jane 14. Appointment. Adam Roelantsen as provoost, 295 

June 18. Ordinance. Forbidding all persons trading in the interior, and 

ordering them to remain at the usual trading posts, 296 

June 18. Order. On the petition of ex-director Kieft, that Messrs. Kuyter 
and Melyn verify certain points, and produce an authentic copy 
of a letter which they sent by the Blue Cock, on pain of being 
prosecuted for slander, 296 

June 20. Appointment. Gysbert Opdyck, commissary of Fort Hope, vice 

Provoost, 296 

July 1 . Ordinance. Against selling strong drink to the Indians ; against 
committing damages on lands, orchards and gardens, their fences 
or products ; obliging all parties to keep their fences in good 
repair ; to prevent trespasses, and authorizing the construction of 
a public pound, 297 

June 28. Order. To Serjeant Lithschoe, not to allow any goods to be landed, 

except on a permit from the director or secretarj^, 297 

July 3. Permit. To William Tomassen, skipper of the Falconer, to discharge 
his ship, articles of contraband and cases marked with the com- 
pany's mark, excepted, 297 

July 3. Sentence. Jean Seno de St. Germain, a soldier, for carrying off 
wampum and other articles imder seizure, from the house of 
Michel Picquet, who broke jail and ran off, to acknowledge his 
fault, beg pardon of God and the court, and to work six weeks at 
the fort, as soon as he is restored to health, 29S 

July 4. Ordinance. Against exporting furs or other goods, on which the 
duties have not been paid, and directing the jjroper entry of all 
imported merchandises, and paJ^nent of duty thereon, before 
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and accounts, when called on so to' do, and providing that all furs 

be stamped before exportation, 298 

July 4. Sentence. Michel Picquet, of Rouen, for slandering and threat- 
ening ex-director Kieft ; also, for threatening director Stuyvesant, 
breaking jail, and absconding, and refusing to appear and defend 
himself, notwithstanding he was summoned so to do three times, 
by the ringing of the bell : to be banished for ever from the 
province, his property confiscated, and his name posted on the 
gallows, 300 

June 28. Appointment. George Baxter, to be ensign and English secre- 
tary, 301 

June 20. Resolution. To sell the ship Swoll, which is old and decayed, 301 

June 20. Resolution. To send the ship Great Gerrit, with a cargo of salt, to 
Boston ; to take in provisions there, and proceed with them to 
Bonaire, and finally to return to New Netherland with a cargo of 
salt, 301 

June 20. Resolution. To send the ships Love and Cat on a cruise against the 
Spaniards and their adherents within the limits of the W. I. Co.'s 
charter, 302 

June 20. Minute. Of the filing, by Jochim Pietersen (Kuyter), of his answer 
to the complaint of ex-director Kieft, adding that he has other 
proofs respecting the origin of the (Indian) war, which he will 
produce before tlieir High Mightinesses, the States-General, 302 

June 24. Affid.avit. Of John Dolling, that he sold, in 1644, in New Nether- 
land, his own and Isaac Bovee's claim against the W. I. Co. for 
services at Cura9ao, to William Cornelissen Oklemerck, from whom 
he received 18 guns and a keg of powder, 302 

July 4. Ordinance. Imposing an excise duty on wines and spirituous liquors, 

payable by wholesale merchants, retailers, and tavern keepers,. . . 303 

July 4. Ordinance. Designating the anchorage ground in the port of New 
Amsterdam ; foi'bidding the landing or transfer of cargoes before 
■being inspected ; regulating the loading, unloading, and sailing of 
vessels ; and obliging all persons leaving the country to provide 
themselves with a pass from the government office, 304 

July 4. Order. To prosecute Jochim Pietersen (Kuyter) and Cornells Melyn, 

separately, and to place them under arrest, 305 

July 5. Resolution. To postpone, for one year, the collection of the tenths 

due on farms occupied more than ten years, 305 

July 11. Resolution. That certain letters, addressed to Seger Teunissen, 
deceased, be opened and examined by secretary Tienhoven, the 
curators of the estate of the deceased, and Augustyn Heerman, 
and that the latter inventory and sell the goods sent to him per 
the ship Falconer, 305 

July 11. Resolution. Permitting the crew of the Falconer to sell certain 

spirituous liquors they had brought with them, 306 

July 16. Ex.amination of Cornelis Melyn, before the director and council,. . . 306 

July 16. Examination of Jochem Pietersen Kuyter, before the director and 

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July 16. Resolution. Ordering the above persons to prove the statements 

contained in their letter to the W. I. Company, 307 

July 18. Heads of indictment against Jochem Pietersen Kuyter and Cornelis 

Melyn, jointly and severally, 308 

July ] 8. Votes of the several members of the council on the judgment to be 

pronounced against the above persons, 310-212 

July 18. Opinion of director Stuyvesant on the charges brought against 

Messrs. Kuyter and Melyn, 312 

July 18. Marriage license. Of Johannes La Montague and Angeneta Gillis, 

widow of Arent Corsen, 31G 

July 22. Order. To issue execution against the property of Cornelis Melyn, 
unless he pay what he owes the W. I. Company within twenty- 
four hours, 316 

July 22. Declaration. Of Cornelis Melyn, that Hans Jansen and Big Bareut, 
residents of Breuckelen, took away, without his consent, the maize 
belonging to the Indians on Long island (see Vol. 2, p. 160),. . . . 316 

July 22. Election. Of director Stuyvesant, Jacob Wolphertsen (van Couwen- 

hoven), and Jan Jansen Damen, to be church wardens, 316 

July 22. Appointment. Lubbertus van Dincklage, Paulus Leendertsen (van 

der Grist), and secretary Tienhoven, to be city surveyors, 316 

July 22. Appointment. Rev. Johannes Backerius to be minister of New 

Amsterdam, 317 

July 22. Minute. That Messrs. Kuyter and Melyn had nothing further to 

oifer respecting the letter they had serft to the W. I. Company, . . 317 

July 22. Appointment. Hon. Mr. Dincklage, to be president of the ordinary 
court, assisted by some of the company's principal officers, reserv- 
ing to the director-general the right to preside therein on impor- 
tant cases, r 317 

July 22. Opinion of director Stuyvesant on the calumnious letter transmitted 
by Messrs. Kuyter and Melyn to the W. I. Company (see supra, 
p. 312), 318 

July 23. Ordinance. Imposing certain duties on furs exported to Holland, . . 320 

July 23. Declaration. Of John Dolling, from Bristol, respecting the payment 
of duties on goods sold by Mr. Bratton, and certain presents made 
to fiscal Van Dyck, 321 

July 23. Declaration. Of Richard Clef, from Manchester, that Thomas Willet 
had stated, in Isaac AUerton's house, that he paid fiscal Van Dyck 
a beaver not to inspect his vessel, George Wolsey having been the 
hearer thereof, 321 

July 25. Sentence. Cornelis Melyn, on certain charges brought against him 
by ex-director Kieft, seven years' banishment, and 300 carolus 
guilders fine, 321 

July 25. Sentence. Jochem Pietersen Kuyter, on the same, three years' 

banishment, and a fine of 150 guilders, 323 

[In N. T. Col. Doc, I., 213.] 

July 25. Ordinance. For the removal of unsightly nuisances from the street 
side, and against building any houses in the city of New Amster- 



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d.am, without a ])eriiut from the city surveyors ; also, obliging 
proprietors to build on their vacant lots within a certain time,. . . 324 

July 25. Sentence. William Pietersen, mason, for repeated intoxication, 
neglect of work, and attempt to break jail to work with the 
negroes for eight months, and to lose three months' wages, 325 

July 25. Sentence. Jan Albertsen, smith, for intoxication, neglecting his 
work, and aiding Pietersen in an attempt to break jail, to be 
locked to his anvil three months, and to lose three months' wages, 326 

Aug. 11. Court proceedings. Fiscal «s. John Dolling, prisoner ; discharged 
on his own security, to appear at the next sessions ; meanwhile, 
he is ordered not to visit nor trouble Sara Willet, 327 

Aug. 23. Resolution. To send secretary Van Tienhoven, and one or two of 
the village of Heemsteede, who understand the Indian language, 
to the east end of Long island, to inquire into the truth of a report 
brought by some delegates from Heemsteede, that M.ayawetinne- 
min, now called Antinome, the son of chief Mecohgawodt, was 
endeavoring to induce some Indians to make war on the Dutch 
and English, to which plot the chiefs of Catsjajock, and his 
brothers, were accessories ; the English are suspected of having 
started this report, as they have long hankered after the lands of 
the aforesaid Antinomy, 327 

Aug. 26. Propositions submitted by the director-general to the council, for 
providing ways and means for the repair of fort Amsterdam, and 
the allaying the discontents of the Indi.ans, who have not yet 
received the presents promised them at the conclusion of the 
general peace, with the council's answers, 328 

Sept. 20. Propositions of the director-general to the council, respecting a ship 
named the ]?eningo, or Hercules, which arrived at New Haven 
from Medenblick, and is considered to have thereby infringed the 
company's charter ; the sale of the ship Swol ; a pei'mit to Gerrit 
Aertsen to trade at New Haven; the prosecution of Michel 
Picquet, who was pardoned, and afterwards threatened to shoot 
director Stuyvesant between the fort and his bouwery ; and the 
continuance of commissary Hudde at the South river ; with the 
answers of the council, 330 

Sept. 20. Resolution. To continue Andries Hudde commissary at the South 
river, 

Sept. 22. Permit. To the skipper and merchants of the ship St. Beningo, to 

bi'ing said vessel to and dispose of her cargo at New Amsterdam, 333 

Sept. 25. Instructions to the Nine men, . , 334 

Sept. 28. Propositions of director Stuyvesant, setting forth that a Scotchman, 
named Forrester, had visited Flushing and Heemsteede, with a 
commission signed Mary Sterling, accompanied by a pass from the 
Parliament, claiming Long island and all the islands within five 
miles thereof; that he came to New Amsterdam to demand director 
Stuyvesant's commission, and was arrested in the city tavern ; 
inquiring what is to be done with this pretended governor, what 
conclusion has been come to in regard to Picquet, and stating the 
re-appointment of commissary Hudde, who had been forced by 
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Sept. 28. Minute of council. To examine the pretended governor, Forrester, 
and to demand liis commission, in order to ascertain by whose 
authority lie claimed Long island and adjacent islands, 337 

Sept. 28. Ex.amination. Of Andrew Forrester, of Dundee, in the presence of 

Carel van Brugge, Adriaen van der Donck, and Philip Geraerdy, 337 

Sept. 28. Resolution. To send Forrester to Holland in the ship Falconer, to 

vindicate his commission before the States-General, 338 

Sept. 28. Minute. Of the appearance of Andries Hndde before the council, 
demanding proofs of any frauds which he is alleged to have com- 
mitted, , 338 

Sept. 28. Appointment. Hans Wever, to be captain-at-arms to the garrison 

at fort Amsterdam, 338 

Sept. 30. Examin.ation. Of Michel Picquet, on a charge of threatening to 

shoot director Stuyvesant, 339 

Sept. 30. Opinion of director Stuyvesant, that there being four witnesses in 
support of the above charge against Picquet, it is unnecessary to 
subject him to torture, 339 

Sept. 30. Opinion of vice-director Dineklnge, that the prisoner must be con- 
victed on his own confession, whether voluntary or by torture, on 
the principle, nemo inauditus et sine projiria confessione fctcile 
condemnatur. Opinion of Brian Nuton : he may be condemned 
on the above evidence. Of Paulus Leendertscn (van der Grist) : 
that the prisoner must first be brought to the rack (tortured) and 
confess, otherwise he camiot be condemned to death ; he can only 
be banished on the evidence of otliers. Of Adriaen Keyser : that 
the prisoner be tortured, aud, when he confesses, condemned ; in 
case he do not confess, he may then be banished, 339, 340 

Sept. 28. Resolution. Th.at each of the members of the council shall con- 
scientiously declare what punishment the prisoner deserves, and 
votes of the several members of the council accordingly, 341 

Oct. 4. Sentence of Michael Picquet : perpetual banishment, and eighteen 

years' imprisonment at hard labor in the workhouse at Amsterdam, 342 

Oct. 10. Resolution. To seize the ship St. Benlngo, at New Haven, and 

bring her to New Amsterdam, 343 

Oct. 15. Propositions of director Stuyvesant, setting forth that the ship 
St. Beningo had been brought to New Amsterdam from New 
Haven, pursuant to preceding resolution, and demanding whether 
she and her cargo ought to be confiscated, 344 

Oct. 16. Examination. Of Cornelis Claesen Snoy, commander of the ship 
St. Beningo, as to whether he had any more valid commission 
than he has produced ; he answers not, and throws himself on the 

mercy of the board, 345 

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Feb. 21. Condemnation of the ship St. Beningo and cargo, 345 

1647. 

Nov. 6. Minute of council, setting forth that the commissary at Fort Orange 
had absconded, and requesting the members of the council to 
designate a proper person to fill that olfice, and votes of the mem- 
bers of the council accordingly, 347 

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Nov. 6. Appointment. Carel van Brugge to be commissary at Fort Orange, 348 

Nov. 10. Sentence of Andries Trumpeter, for intoxication, disobedience of 
orders, and threatening tlie superintendent of naval equipments : 
to jump three times from the yard-arm, and, while his breech is 
still wet, to receive one hundred lashes from the crew of the St. 
Beningo, 348 

Nov. 11. Propositions of director Stuvesant on the following points: ]. 
Whether the ensign or sergeant are to form part of the court on 
trials for military offenses ? Answer, Yes. 2. What action is to 
be taken on a petition from Flushing, and on the report that the 
inhabitants of that place have never taken the oath of allegiance ? 
Answer, The director to go thither and regulate matters. 3. 
What answer is to be returned to the letters from New Haven, 
and who is to be sent to reclaim the fugitives ? Answer, To leave 
the question of right of soil to the authorities'in Holland, and to 
demand the rendition of the fugitives. 4. What is to be done in 
case of fire, as the houses (in New Amsterdam) are mostly of 
wood, covered with thatch ? 5. What provision is to be made 
for a school, as there is none in New Amsterdam, and the youth 
are running wild ? Answer, Both these points are referred to 
the Nine men. 6. Who is to be sent to New Haven to collect 
debts and bring back the prisoners ? Answer, commissary Keyser, 349 

Nov. 14. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the council to expedite simdry mat- 
ters, and to nominate one of their members to attend a meeting 
of the Nine men, 349 

Nov. 14. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the Nine men, asking their advice 
as to the best mode of procuring means to repair the fort, to com- 
plete the church, to provide a school house and a dwelling for the 
schoolmaster, and to make provision in case of fire, 350 

Nov. 15. Sentence. Jonas Jonassen, a soldier, for robbing hen roosts and 
killing a pig: to ride the Wooden horse three days, from two 
o'clock in the afternoon until the conclusion of the parade, with a 
fifty pound weight tied to each foot, 351 

Nov. 22. Discharge. Of Abraham Willemsen, a sailor, 352 

Nov. 22. Order to every male person, between the ages of 16 and 60 to work 
twelve days annually on fort Amsterdam, or to cormnute at two 
gilders (80c.) a day, 352 

Nov. 30. Notice. In regard to the currency of unstrung, broken and unper- 

forated wampum, 352 

Dec. 5. Proclamation. Ottering refuge and protection to all persons what- 
soever, free or bond, debtors or creditors, servants or slaves, the 
lowest prisoners included, who may come out of the colony of 

New Haven and take up their abode in New Netherland, 353 

1648. 

Jan. 12. Resolution. To call in all the company's effects loaned to indivi- 
duals, 355 

Jan. 12. Resolution. To sell the company's yacht, formerly commanded by 

Seger Tonisen, deceased, 355 

J.an. 12. Resolution. To take the saw mill at Nooten island to pieces if pos- 
sible ; if not, to burn it in order to save the iron, 355 



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Jan. 12. Ordinance. Forbidding brewers to tap or retail beer, and tavern 

keepers to be brewers, 356 

Jan. 17. Order. To John Tonsen and others of Fkishing, to appear befoi-e 
the council and show cause why they refuse to contribute to the 
support of a minister, and oppose the nomination of a slierifl" and 
to the inhabitants to proceed to a nomination for such officer,. . . . 356 

Jan. 23. Ordinance. Against the erection of wooden chimneys in New Am- 
sterdam, between the fort and the Fresh water, and appointing 
tire wardens, 357 

Jan. 23. Appointment. Jan Tepjes from Schelling, to be pilot of the ship 

Beninjo, 357 

J.an. 28. Sentence. Rouloff Cornelissen, a soldier, for wounding the cor- 
poral, to ride the Wooden horse two hours a day for three days, 
with a ten pound weight fastened to each foot, to pay the sur-' 
geon's bill, and to forfeit six months' wages, 358 

Jan. 28. Examination. Of William Gilford, accused of having committed a 

rape on a girl ten years old, 358 

Jan. 29. Ordinance. Further regulating the fur trade, 359 

Jan. 29. Minute. Fixing the salary to be paid to the receiver-general, 359 

Feb. 1. Order of council on an application of the town of Flushing for a 

minister, 360 

Feb. 8. Order. To sell a garden belonging to Harmanus MejTidertsen 
(van de Bogaert), deceased, to indemnify the Indians for damages 
which they suifered through him, 360 

Feb. 11. Resolution. In regard to the aforesaid van de Bogaert, 361 

Feb. 18. Order. For the examination of the person of Maria Barents, whom 

William Gilford is accused with having violated, 361 

Feb. 1 8. Order. On a petition of the Nine men, 361 

Feb. 24. Sentence. William Gilford, for .an attempt at rape on Maria 
Barents, at the house of Isaac Allerton, to be publicly whipped 
and forever banished, 362 

March 3. Sentence. Jonas Jonassen, a soldier, for robbing Indians, to be 
stripped of his arms and afterwards publicly whipped, and then 
chained to a wheelbarrow and put to hard labor, during the plea- 
sure of the director and council, 363 

March 3. Sentence. James H.allet, for leaving the province without a pass, 
enticing Adriaen Dircksen's servant girl to accompany him, and 
committing theft at Greenwich, to be conveyed to the place of 
execution and there witness the infliction of such punishment as 
will there be inflicted; to saw wood for the comp.any during 12 
months, and to be remanded to prison every evening unless he 
give bail not to run away, 363 

March 3. Pardon. Of William Gerritsen (sic), an Englishman, guilty of for- 
nication with Maria Barents, on condition that he saw firewood 
one year for the comp.any (see supra p. 362), 364 

March 5. Appointment. Sinneke Jacobs to be skipper of the yacht Prince 

William, 364 



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Miuoli 9. Order in council enjoining Elizabeth Feaks from alienating any part 
(if lier late husband property ; placing her cliildren under tlie care 
of curators at Greenwich, where she is ])ermitted to reside, on 
condition she quit the bed and board of William Ilallet, her para- 
mour, who is sentenced to be banished for his adultery, 365 

March 10. Ordinance. Against allowing goats and hogs to go at large in New 
Amsterdam, and directing that goats beyond the Fresh water be 
attended by a herdsman, 366, 372 

March 10. Ordinance. For the regulation of trade and navigation, the estab- 
lisliment of a yearly fair, and declaring the East river free to all 
nations, 366 

March 10. Ordinance. Regulating taverns and the sale of strong liquors,. . . . 370 

March 16. Minute. Of the ajtpearanee of the ta^■ern-kecpers of New Amster- 
dam before the coimcil, and of their jiromise to obey the provi- 
sions of the preceding ordinance, 372 

March 30. Order. On the petition of the curators of the late Seger Teunisscn's 
estate, calling on all debtors to pay what they owe, and the credi- 
tors to file their claims, 373 

March 30. Order. For the seizure and examination of letters addressed to Mr. 
Westerhouse, in the hands of .Joseph Brusto (Brewster), of Nctt 
Haven, merchant, recently arrived with his vessel at New Am- 
sterdam, 373 

March 30. Ratification of the decision of the commissioners appointed to mea- 
sure and divide the lands between Mr. Van Twiller, Mr. Dinck- 
lage, Cosyn Gerritsen and the shore road, 373 

April 3. Sentence. William Harck, sheriif of Flushing, for having solem- 
nized a marriage between Thomas Nuton, widower, and Joan, 
daughter of Richard Smith, against her parents' consent, and con- 
trary to law, fined 600 carolus guilders, dismissed from oftice and 
the marriage annulled, , 374 

April 3. Sentence. Thomas Nuton for having married Miss Smith, afore- 
said, fined 300 guilders, and to have the marriage again solem- 
nized after three proclamations, 375 

April 8. Sentence. Thomas Steyls for an assault on sherift' Harck, fined 
50 guilders, and to lieg pardon of God, the court, the director- 
general and the sherift", 376 

April 8. Sentence. Thomas Saal, for obstructing sheriff Harck in the 

execution of his oflice, fined 25 guilders, 376 

A)iril 16. Marriage of Thomas Nuton, of Onckeway, and Joan Smith, 376 

April 16. Proclamation. For a day of general fasting and prayer, 377 

Ajiril 17. Appointment. Mr. Dincklage and Mr. La Montague, to be com- 
missioners to collects moneys due the W. I. Company, 378 

April 18. Sentence. James Hallet, for aiding a prisoner to escape, and 
attempting to seduce another man's wife, to be publicly whipped, 
and afterwards put to hard labor in chains, 379 

April 20. Sentence. Joseph Brusto (Brewster), for violation of the ordi- 
nance designating the anchorage ground of vessels, fined 50 
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April 20. Reference to Messrs. Dincklage and La Montagne, of a complaint 
against David Provoost, for neglecting to enter the cargo of his 
sloop, 380 

April 20. Complaint against Anthony Jansen from Salee, for neglecting to 

fence bis land, and order thereupon, 380 

April 20. Notice. To Cornells Jacobsen Stille, Gerrit Jansen, Cornells Claesen 
Switz, and Leendert Aerden, to fence in and cultivate the bouw- 
erics beyond the Fresh water, on Manhattan island, on pain of 
confiscation, 381 

April 20. Order. To send the ship Swol (late Beninjo) with provisions to 

Cura9ao, 381 

April 27. Appointment. Of sheriif, magistrates, and clerk, for the town of 

Flushing, 382 

April 29. Ordinance. For the better observance of the Sabbath, 382 

May 3. Protest. Of director Stuyvesant against Mr. Van Dincklage, for 
refusing to bear testimony in regard to what occurred in council 
between the fiscal, commissary Keyser, and Mr. Leendertsen (van 
der Grist), 383 

May 11. Order. To commissary Keyser, to bring in his accomits, 384 

May 13. Ordinance. Renewing the law against furnishing strong drink to 

Indians, 384 

May 18. Order. Continuing Hendrick van Dyck in his office of fiscal, on his 

promise of better behavior in future, 385 

May 25. Resolution. To furnish Govert Aertsen with a certificate, to be 
shown to the magistrates of New England, that he is not Govert 
Loockermans, 385 

May 25. Resolution. To furnish guns and build a guard house for the burgher 

company. New Amsterdam, 385 

May 26. Pardon. Of Hans Hansen, for 14 years a respectable resident in 
New Amsterdam, on a charge of having aided in smuggling, on 
condition that he beg pardon of God and the court, 386 

May 28. Minute. Of the arrest of Joost de Backer and Jacob Reynsen, and 
the seizure ot their goods, on a charge of having purchased guns 
and gun locks from the company's smith, 3S6 

May 28. Examinations. Of Joost Teunissen Backer and Jacob Reynsen, on 

the above charge, 387, 388 

May 29. Order. For the arrest of Jacob Jansen Schermerhoorn, ])artner of 
Jacob Repisen, and his brother, and to seize all their books, papers 
and goods, 388 

June 19. Order. To station the ship Love in the bay behind Sandy Hook, to 

overhaul suspected vessels about to arrive, 389 

June 23. Communication. From the director-general to the council, notifying 
them of the despatch of the above vessel, and of the seizure of 
the ship Falconer, addressed to Govert Loockermans & Co., he 
being the person most suspected of smuggling, and asking their 
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June 23. Resolution. To unload the above ship, and to remove her cargo to 

the company's store, 390 

June 23. Order. To the officer of the guard, to fine such citizens as neglect 
to attend the guard, in turn, or behave disorderly, and to levy 
execution ui case the fine be not paid, 390 

June 29. Permit. To the crew of tlie Falconer, to sell such part of the cargo 

as belongs to them, on payment of the duty, 391 

July 2. Notice. To all parties concerned, to show cause, within a month, 
if any they have, why the Spanish bark, Nostra Signora Rosario, 
captured by the Cat, and brought into New Amsterdam, should 
not be declared a good prize, 391 

July 2. Judgment. In the case of the fiscal vs. the crew of the Falconer, for 
having purloined some pieces of eight, and a few pearls, from the 
above prize, which was captured oif the island of Margaritta, . . . 391 

July 20. Resolution. To despatch the above prizes to Curasao for salt, &c., 392 

July 6. Resolution. In the case of Jacob Reynsen, who escaped from prison, 

and was retaken, 392 

July 8. Confession. Of Jacob Reynsen, that he smuggled a quantity of 

lead in the water cask of John Haines' bark, 392 

July 8. Order. To the receiver-general, not to give a permit for the removal 

of any liquor, unless it be paid for, 392 

July 8. Permit. To Laurence, brother of John Haines, to bring merchan- 
dise to New Amsterdam from Virginia, where he resides, on 
payment of the duty, 393 

July 8. Examination. Of Claes Bordingh, in regard to smuggling a num- 
ber of guns, in 164V, at Fort Orange, 393 

July 8. Declaration. Of Abraham Willemsen, that he purchased powder, 

at New Haven, from sailors of the St. Beninjo, 393 

July 8. Resolution. On a petition from the fanners on the island of Man- 
hattan, to remit the tenths for this year, 393 

July 9. Sentence. Jacob Reynsen and Jacob Jansen Schermerhoorn, for 
smuggling, to be banished for five years, and their property con- 
fiscated, 394 

July 9. Sentence. Barent Ennesen, for having sold company's guns and 
gun locks, to be confined one year in the company's forge, and to 
work there during that time, 395 

July 9. Notice. To the public, not to sell any beer or liquor to the Barent 
Ennesen aforesaid, during his confinement, neither to give him 
any credit, nor to employ him in any way, 396 

July 13. Order. For the payment to Peter van der Linde, of a debt due by 

Jacques Bentyn, who has gone to Holland, 396 

July 13. Order to measiu-e goods belonging to Gillis Verbrugge and Johan- 
nes Hardenburgh, in order to ascertain whether they agree with 
the invoices, as certain frauds have been discovered, 396 

July 13. Second examination. Of Claes Bordingh, in regard to smuggling, 397 

July 14. Examination of a Pasquaskeck Indian, as to where he got powder, 397 



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July 15. Resolution. To send the ship Love for a cargo of salt, and the 

commissary to Stamford to purchase provisions, 397 

July 16. Permit. To Gillis Verbrugge, to sell his goods, the measurement 

being found correct, 397 

July ■ 18. Report. On the inspection of the ship Pine Apple, 398 

July 18. Minute. Of the arrest, at his own request, of Isaac Allerton, secu- 
rity for Ralph Ory, and his entering bail, 398 

July 23. Order. To close the tavern of Abraham Pietersen, in New Amster- 
dam, in consequence of a man having been killed there, 398 

July 22. Confession. Of Johannes Roodenborch, charged with having killed 

Gerrit Jansen Clomp, 399 

July 22. Declaration. Of Abraham Pietersen, on the same subject, 400 

July 22. Declarations. Of Johannes La Montague, jun., and Meuwes Jansen, 

on the same, 401 

July 23. Declarations. " Of Peter Petersen Costelyck and Juriaen Hendrick- 

sen, on the same, 402 

Aug. 1. Proposals submitted by director Stuyvesant to the council on the 
subject of smuggling guns ; manslaughter at Fort Orange, &c., 
witli resolutions of the council thereupon, 403 

Aug. 1. Remission of the sentence of banishment pronounced against Reyn- 

sen and Schermerhoorn, 402 

Aug. 1 . Declaration. Of Egbert van Borsum, respecting guns and powder 

purchased by him at New Haven, 404 

Aug. 2. Resolution. To permit some private persons to build stone houses 

within Fort Orange, against the wall, 12 feet high, 404 

Aug. 10. Resolution. To summon Brant van Slechtenhorst, chief officer in 

the colonie Renselaerswyck, to answer certain charges, 404 

Aug. 10. Declaration. Of Abraham Willerasen, that he purchased guns and 

powder in company with Egbert van Borsum, 404 

July 23. Charges. Against Brant van Slechtenhorst, 405 

July 28. Answer. Of Brant van Slechtenhorst to the above charges, 407 

Aug. 10. Order. For the imprisonment of Hendrick (Jansen) the tailor, and 

Albert, the carpenter, 408 

Aug. 10. Order. To the fiscal to proceed with the prosecution of Johannes 

Roodenborch, 408 

Aug. 15. Further order. In the case of Egbert van Borsum, &c., 408 

Aug. 15. Judgment. In the case of the fiscal against Hendi-ick the tailor, 

and Albert the carpenter, for abusing the rounds, 409 

Aug. 15. Resolution. Not to rent the flour mill any longer, but to work it 

on the company's account, 409 

Aug. 15. Resolution. To sell the yacht Love, 409 

Aug. 15. Order. To recall Andries Hudde, that he may explain his 

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Aug. 19. Interrogatories. On which Johannes llodenborch was examined, 

and his answers, 410 

Aug. 19. Sentence. Jan van Leyden, for drawing a knife and resisting justice, 

fined ] 00 guihlers, 411 

Aug. 19. Release. Of Joliannes Roodenborch, on bail, and notice to the 
public, by sound of the bell, to bring in any further evidence 
against him within three court days, 411 

Aug. 19. Re-enactment. Of the ordinance of [Feb. 23], 1645, against selling 

munitions of war to Indians {supra, p. 216), 411 

Aug. 1 9. Permit. To Scotch merchants to return to F.atherland, and order th.at 

those who arrive in future must remain in the country tliree years, 412 

Aug. 19. Resolution. To pay two protested bills of exchange, 412 

Aug. 22. Resolution. To oppose Slechtenhorst's continued encroachments 

on Fort Orange, 412 

Aug. 23. Appointment. Abraham Pietersen, to be miller, 403 

Sept. 4. Sentence. Symon Courtbrandt, a soldier, for wounding the gunner, 

to ride the Wooden horse two hours a d.ay for three days, 413 

Sept. 10. Order. To the curators to sell the goods of Jan of Rotterdam, and 

Peter Colet, 413 

Sept. 10. Resolution. To send a sm.all military force to Fort Orange to 

oppose the encroachments of the colonic of Renselaerswyck, 413 

Sept. 10. Appointment. Matys Gapito, to be deputy storekeeper, 414 

Sept. 9. Propositions. Of the director-general, in regard to a letter from the 
Swedish governor ; Iludde's accounts ; Forts Orange and Hope, 
&c., with the answers of the council, 414 

Sept. 14. Appointment. Of curators over the estate of the late Dirck Corneli- 

sen, on the petition of his widow, 415 

Sept. 28. Ordinance. Obliging all Scotch merchants and petty traders, in 
future, to reside three years in the province, and to build a decent 
dwelling house in New Amsterdam ; otherwise to be excluded 
from right to trade, 416 

Sept. 28. Order. For the inspection of chimneys by the fire wardens, 416 

Sept. 28. Notice. To all persons employing Indians, to pay them for their 

labor, on pain of being fined, 417 

Sept. 28. Summons. To two fugitives, by ringing of the bell, to return and 

defend themselves from the charge of absconding, 417 

Oct. 5. Appointment. Anthony Crol, to be coimnander of the Love, 417 

Oct. 5. Resolution. On petition of the deacons of the church at New 

Amsterdam, to make them a present of 500 guilders, for the jwor, 417 

Oct. 12. Sentence. Jan Teunisen, for slandering Harry Breser, an Eng- 
lishman, and running away, taking with him the company's ferry 
boat, to work 100 days for tlie company, and 50 for the chui-ch, 
and to give bail for the faithful performance of his work, 418 

Oct. 6. Ordinance. Against harboring persons bound to serve the company 

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Oct. 6. Judgment. Of the coui-t martial, acquitting Johannes Roodenborch 

of manslaughter, 419 

Oct. 18. Resolution. To call in and collect the outstanding debts due the 

W. I. company, 419 

Oct. 1 9. Decree. Authorizing the guardians of the orphan children of Claes 

Jansen, baker, deceased, to sell his property, 420 

Oct. 26. Appointment. Peter van der Linde, to be clerk of the church 

(voorleser) vice Stevensen, 420 

Nov. 2. Order. Carel van Brugge, commissary of Fort Orange, to pro- 
ceed with the repairs of that fort, and for that purpose to take 
material wherever he may obtain them (farms and plantations 
excepted), and to demolish all buildings within a cannon shot of 
the fort, 420 

Nov. 9. Resolution. To pay the wages of the crew of the Cat, recently 

lost at Sandy Hook, otherwise Godyn's point, 422 

Nov. 23. Resolution. Discharging JuriaenAndriessen, late skipper of the Cat, 422 

Nov. 30. Order. On the petition of Peter Wolphertsen (van Couwenhoven), 
guardian of the children of the late Claes Jansen, forbidding 
Geertje Nauninx, his widow, to collect any debts, or alienate any 
property, belonging to said estate, without the knowledge of the 
guardian, 422 

Dec. 15. Appointment. Juriaen Andriessen to be skipper of the ship Love, 

vice Anthony Crol, dismissed, 423 

Dec. 15. Notice. Proprietors of lots in New Amsterdam, to erect build- 
ings thereon, 423 

Dec. 31. Attachment. Against the ship Young Prince of Denmark, and her 

cargo, at the suit of the crew, 424 

1649. 

Jan. 2. Resolution. Permitting Cornells Melyn to reside in New Nether- 
land, in obedience to orders from the States-General and the Prince 
of Orange, 425 

Jan. 16. Resolution. Appointing the 1st of February next a day of general 
fasting and prayer and thanksgiving, on the conclusion of the peace 
between Spain and the Netherlands, 425 

Feb. 21. Resolution. To summon the English towns on Long island to send 
delegates to New Amsterdam, to consider of an embassy to 
Fatherland, 425 

March 4. Minute. Of a meeting of the council and burgher officers in the 
fort, on the subject of a journal written by Adriaen van der 
Donck ; his imprisonment ; protest of Mr. Van Dincklage, 426 

March 4. Resolution. To grant the farmers on the island of Manhattan free 

pasturage between Schepmoes' plantation and bouwery No. 1,. . . 426 

March 4. Votes and advice of the council and burghers respecting a journal 

written by Adriaen van der Donck, 426 

March 4. Resolution. To call a general convention, to consist of two deputies 
from each of the colonies in New Netherland, to consider the 
sending of a delegation to Holland ; votes thereupon, 427 

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March 5. Appointment. Commissioners to investigate the case of Adriaen 

van der Donck, 427 

3Iarch 6. Resolution. On petition of A. van der Donck, that he remain 

imprisoned until the above commissioners report, 428 

March 8. Votes of the council, on the director-general asking their opinion 
whether he should read a writing he had drawn up, to a meeting 
of the commonalty, 428 

March 11. Resolution. On the murder of Simon Walingen, at Pavonia, by 

Indians, 428 

March 15. Proposal. Of director Stuyvesant, to compel Mr. van der Donck to 
prove certain statements contained in his journal, or to recall 
them, and not to appear in court, or among the Nine men, until he 
do one or the other ; with the votes of the council on the order, 429, 430 

March 23. Proceedings. In the case of the fiscal vs. Tielman Wilkins, of the 

ship Prince of Denmark, for smuggling, 430 

March 23. Order. Ship carpenters, to repair the Love, their remuneration 

to be settled by referees, 431 

March 24. Judgment. In the case of ship Prince of Denmai'k, for smuggling ; 

ship and cargo confiscated, 431 

March 31. Resolution. To pay the wages of the crew of the above ship,. . . . 433 

April 12. Notice. To the creditors of the above ship, that their accounts will 

not be paid unless certified by Mr. Wilkins, 434 

April 12. Order. Tielman Wilkins, to furnish the captain and crew of the 

above shij) with abstracts of their accounts, 434 

April 21. Minute. Of a contract made by director Stuyvesant with Gerrit 
Vastrick, for the importation of a case of guns, and now approved 
by the council, 434 

April 21. Judgment. In the matter of the fiscal vs. the ship Prince William, 
for importing the above case of guns ; referred to the authorities 
in Holland, 435 

May 3. Resolution. To purchase the ship The Young Prince of Denmark, 

for the company, in partnership with some private persons, 436 

May 3. Resolution. Designating the currency for which the above ship and 

her cargo are to be sold, 436 

April 21. Notice. To the public, that for the encouragement of tobacco cul- 
ture, the duty on New NetherLand tob.acco is reduced to 45 stivers 
per 100, 430 

May 8. Minute of a visit of the director-general to rev. Mr. Backerius, to for- 
bid him to read, or to allow to be read, any political writings in 
the church, 437 

May 8. Ordinance. Renewing the law of 1646, relating to writings to be 

used as evidence (see p. 259, supra), 437 

June 14. Resolution. Refusing a permit to Jacob Loper to trade at tlie 

South river, because he married a daughter of Cornells Melyn,.. . 438 

June 28. Judgment. In the case of Arnoldus van Hardenbergh i'«. Abraham 

Planck, for goods received ; judgment for plaintift", 438 



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June 28. Judgment. In the case of Govert Loockormans I's. Aryana Cuvelje, 438 

July 6. Permit. To rev. Johannes Backerius, minister of New Amster- 
dam, to resign his office and return to Holland, 439 

July 6. Notice. All concerned to show cause, if any they have, against 

the confiscation of certain goods captured off Portobello, 439 

July 7. Deci'ee. Condemning a prize called The Hope of a Better, with her 

cargo, captured in the bay of Campeachy, 439 

July 7. Release of a Spanish bark and cargo, captured in the river Tobasco 

five months after peace was to take effect in the West Indies,. . . . 440 

July 17. Resolution. To appraise a certain part of the cargo of the prize 

The Hope, 440 

July 17. Returns. To an order served on the Nine men, directing them to 

produce a certain petition in council, 441 

July 19. Propositions. Submitted in council by the chiefs of the Indians 
residing in the neighborhood of the Manhattans, on behalf of the 
Minquas and other tribes, 441 

July 1 9. Answer. Of the director-general to the above propositions, 442 

July 19. Order. To enforce the law respecting weights and measm-es, 443 

July 23. Order. On a petition presented to the director and council, calling 

on the parties (not named) to substantiate their charges, 443 

Aug. 2. Resolution. To retain and engage rev. Joannes Megapolensis as 

minister of the church at New Amsterdam, 444 

[Here follow sundry Ordinances, which being repeated in Volume XVI, the titles 
thereof will be found enumerated there.] 



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1652. 

[Jan.] Reasons why Daniel Witthet (Whitehead) is detained a prisoner at 

New Amsterdam, 1 

Jan. 20. Petition. Daniel Wittheat (Whitehead) and Jonas Wood of 

Hempstead, to be released from custody on their own securities, 2 

Jan. 20. Resolution. Granting the prayer of the above petition, 3 

Jan. 24. Resolution. Granting permission to Abraham de La Noy, to retail 
all sorts of wines by the small measure, and to lease him the city 
tavern, 3 

Jan. 27. Proclamation. Annulling certain ordinances enacted by the autho- 
rities of Renselaerwyck prohibiting the cutting and hauling of 
firewood for Fort Orange, and empowering the company's ser- 



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vants and freemen there to cut firewood and timber for building, 

on any unfeiiced and public lands, 4 

Jan. 29. Proclamation. Annulling all grants of land by the authorities of 
the colonie of Kenselaerwyck, within 600 paces, or 250 Rynland 
rods, of Fort Orange, which space is declared to be under the 
jurisdiction of that fortress, 6 

Jan. 29. Order. Jan Janseu St. Obyn, to deliver up a bond of indemnity 
given him by Brant van Slechtenhorst, and to remain meanwhile 
under arrest, 9 

1651. 
Sept. 25. Letter. Brant van Slechtenhorst, to the director-general and council, 
protesting against certain of their proceedings, with an apostil of 

the court of Renselaerswyck, 11 

1652. 
Jan. 29. Certificate. Dlrck van Schelluyne, N. P., that the above letter was 

left by the court messenger, in his hands the 27th January, 11 

Jan. 29. Resolution. Calling on the court of Renselaerswyck to explain 

certain obscurities in their apostil aforesaid, 11 

Jan. 29. Order. On the petition of Jochem Kuyter, for a copy of a ground 
brief of the lands granted him in Jul)', 1639 ; he may take a copy 
of it from the book of patents, if registered ; if not, a new patent 
for the land will be issued to him, in case he be willing to 
improve it, 11 

Jan. 30. Appointment. Jochem Pietersen Kuyper (sic), Paulus Leendertsen 
(van der Grist), and Peter Cornelisen, to be members of the board 
of Nine men, 12 

Feb. 2. Minute. That the above persons have qualified, 12 

Feb. 6. Minute. Of the appearance of Mr. Koo, Mr. Gildersleeve and 
Daniel Wittheat (Whitehead), on behalf of the town of Heemstede, 
and an order to the last to furnish copy of complaint to parties,. . 13 
1649. 

Aug. 25. Resolution. Setting forth the arrival, at New Amsterdam, of the 
galiot, The Bride, whereof Isaac Abrahamsen Wyt, the skipper, 
sailing from Enckhuysen, was killed, which vessel governor Win- 
throp of Boston certifies to have been sold to Robert Scot and 
John Cook of Boston and New Plymouth, merchants, and record- 
ing the sale, providing that the same has been in good faith, and 

that security be given for the purchase-money, 13 

1652. 

Feb. 6. Petition. Fiscal Van Dyck, requesting certain changes in the phrase- 
ology of the above resolution, which is granted, 14 

Feb. Ordinance. Regulating the business of the windmill and the toll to 

be paid for grinding, 15 

Feb. 12. Resolution. Granting the prayer of a petition, presented by the Nine 
men, requesting that no more hogs be shot on the wall (of the fort 
in New Amsterd.am), and that the fort be surrounded by palisades, 1 7 

Feb. 12. Court proceedings. Sergeant Casper vs. Jan Peeck; ordered that 
the plaintifl:' sh.all cause his complaint, which is in English, to be 
translated into Dutch. Thomas Baxter vs. Egbert van Borsum ; 
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water tight or vacate the premises ; ordered tliat the lessee pay 
the rent so long as he occupies the house. Adriaen Keyser, auc- 
tioneer, vs. August yn Heerra.an ; plaintiff demands preference of 
payment out of the estate of Peter Anthony ; ordered that he 
come in with the other creditors, 17, 18 

Feb. 12. Order. On petition of the curators of Peter Anthony's estate, 
appointing the Nine men commissioners to examine the debtors 
of said estate, 18 

Feb. 12. Petition. The deacons of the church, respecting the proceeds of 

some purchased lands ; granted, 18 

Feb. 12. Resolution. Rejecting a petition of the surgeons of New Amster- 
dam, praying for the exclusive right to shave, 18 

Feb. 12. Resolution Ordering Anna Smith, an anabaptist, to appear before 
the Nine men, the director-general and consistory, to answer a 
complaint of rev. Mr. Megapolensis, 19 

Feb. 12. Resolution. Postponing the consideration of a petition of Adriaen 
van Tienhoven, Samuel Megapolensis and Jan de la Montague, for 

leave to erect a pew in the church, 19 

1051. 

Nov. 15. Letter. Director-general to the Nine men, on the condition of 
fort Amsterdam, and necessity for protecting it against hogs, 

horses and cows, that trample it vinder foot, 19 

1652. 

Feb. 20. Court proceedings. Various actions for debt. Peter Segersen vs. 

Jan Vinge, assault; verdict, well deserved the beating he got,. . . 21 

Feb. 26. Court proceedings. Various actions for debt, 22, 23 

March 4. Court proceedings. Actions for debt, 24 

March 5. Ordinance. Prohibituig the erection of buildings within 600 paces, 

or 250 Rynland rods, of Fort Orange, 25 

March 21. Resolution. Authorizing Mr. La Montague, capt. Nuton, and secre- 
tary Van Tienhoven, to communicate a message from the director- 
general to the Nine men, and to investigate, with them, the 
circumstances under which certain defamatory calumnies were 
uttered against said director, 

March 11. Court proceedings. Actions for debt, 29 

March 1 1 . Minute. Of the appearance of William Smith of Heemsteede, and 
Richard Smith, respecting some wampum in the hands of the 
clerk of that town, and order thereupon, 30 

March 11. Minute. Of a complaint, by the magistrates of Flushing, .against 
Mark Menloff, for killing and stealing a hog, and order that the 
prisoner ask pardon and state the circumstances of the case ; 
defendant acknowledges his guilt, but refuses to state whether he 
had any abettors ; committed, and ordered prosecuted, 30 

March 25. Court proceedings. Actions for debt, 30, 31 

March 25. Minute. Of the surrender of the late Jan van Rotterdam's farm to 
the company, by the curators of his estate, they being unable to 
pay a debt due to the company, and of the lease of the premises 
to Jan Jansen Langendyc, on condition he pay the above debt, . . 32 



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March 25. Declaration. Maria de Truy, wife of Jan Peeck, as to what she had 
heard from an Indian in regard to the killing of the hog whereof 
Mark Menloff is accused, 32 

March 25. Sentence. Perpetual banishment pronounced against Mark Menloff 

of Flushing, and his whole family, charged with stealing hogs,. . 34 

March 27. Letter. Director-general to the council, communicating his sus- 
pension of Hendrick van Dyck from the office of schout-fiscal, and 
asking their approval thereof, 36 

March 28. Minute. Approving thereof, 37 

March 28. Minute. Of the appearance of Hendrick van Dyck before the coun- 
cil, where he is charged with having aspersed the director-general, 
which he denies, and is informed of his suspension from office, 
against which he protests, 37, 40 

March 28. Order. To the secretary to furnish Van Dyck with copy of what 
he calls the lampoon, and of the director-general's communication 
to the council, 37 

April 8. Proceedings of the court of the Nine men. Actions of debt, 38 

April 15. Proceedings of the court of the Nine men. Actions of debt. 
Abraham Verplanck vs. Dirrick Tcunissen Noorman ; plaintiff 
demands why defendant burns lime on his land, and does not till 
it as he agreed to, the lime burning impoverishing the soil and 
not improving it, whereby plaintiff is deprived of the benefit that 
was to accrue to him from the cultivation of the ground, viz., the 
fourth part ; judgment for plaintiff, who is authorized to take 
away the fourth part of the lime as his share, 41 

June 17. Letter. Director-general to the council, on a claim now made by 

Indians for payment of certain lands in Flatbush, 43 

June 10. Judgment. Against Jacob van Curler, at the suit of Caspar Steynmits, 45 

[Note. — The preceding records in tliis volume are entirely unnoticed and omitted by 
Mr. Vanderkemp in his translation.] 

Sept. 2. Court proceedings. Actions of debt. Thomas Baxter agst. Sara 

Ebbel. Ariaen Keyser agst. the curators of Jau Damen's estate, 47, 48 

Sept. 2. Order. To the curators of the estate of Jan Damen, deceased, ... . 49 

Sept. 2. License. To Hans Steen, to keep a school, 49 

Sept. 2. Petition. Brant van Slechtenhorst, director of the colonic of Ren- 
selaerswyck, to be released from confinement, and allowed to 
return to the colonic, on bail, 49 

Sept. 2. Resolution. Granting the above request, on his giving security for 

his appear.ance when called on, 60 

Sept. 2. Resolution. Granting one Gabrye a certain privilege (not described) 

for 12 years, subject to the approval of the directors at Amsterdam, 50 

Sept. 4. Ordinance. Reducing the duty on furs, 51 

Aug. 4. Notice. To the largest public creditors, allowing them to offset 
[Sept.] half their claims against any duties they may have to pay, and 

giving them for the balance a debenture payable next year, 52 

Sept. 9. Court proceedings. Allert Anthony vs. Thomas Willet ; ordered 
that William Smith appear and testify in the case. Caspar Stein- 



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luits vs. Henry Bresier, action to recover 12 guilders; defendant 
acknowledges that he passed his word for Mark Meggs for 12 
English shillings; judgment for plaintiff for that amount. Isaac 
Allerton vs. Conielis de Potter, for 350 guilders rent; defendant 
says he agreed for 325 guilders ($130) a year; case continued. 
Cornells de Potter, attorney for his maid servant, vs. Isaac Aller- 
ton and George Woolsey ; plaintitf complains of one Ralph Clark 
who had deceived his maid Willemeyntje, with a promise of mar- 
riage. Jacob Claessen vs. Aeltje Dirrickx; plaintiff demands of 
his wife (the defendant), why she remains away from, and will 
not live with him ; ordered, to prevent all trouble, that the plain- 
tiff remain imprisoned until the ships sail for Fatherland. Wil- 
liam Beekman vs. Ariaen Tienhoven, for payment of 54 beavers; 
defendant offsets an account signed by the late director Kieft; jvidg- 
ment for plaintifi', 53, 54, 55 

Sept. 9. Order. Referring to the fiscal, a petition of Jan Jansen Schepmoes, 

for leave to tap a parcel of wine, 55 

Sept. 9. Order. On a petition of surgeon Herwy for payment of his fees for 

attending soldiers on the voyage from Holland, 56 

Sept. 9. Order. On petition of OlofF Stevensen (van Cortland), respecting 

Wouter van Twiller's lands, 56 

Sept. 9. Order. On a petition of Gabry and Allert Anthony, that the 

fiscal shall post the names of runaways, 56 

Sept. 9. Order. On petition Mr. Van Hattem, that a privilege (not de- 
scribed) be granted him for 12 years, subject to the approval of 
the directors in Holland, and provided it do not prejudice any 
former grant, 56 

Sept. 9. Petition. Brant van Slechtenhorst, director of Renselaerswyek, to 
be released from arrest and to be allowed to return to the colonie, 
or to Holland, as he has been discharged from his office and 
another director appointed, offering at the same time to answer 
the charges against him ; referred to the answer to his petition of 
2d September, 57 

Sept. 16. Court proceedings. Actions for debt. Carel Gabry vs. George 
Woolsey, for paj'inent of cordage sold to governor Printz in the 
South river, by Augustyn Heerman, for which Isaac Allerton is 
security; referred to a judgment rendered 31st October (not 
found). \Mrs. Verlett vs. capt. Geurt Tyssen, action for the deliv- 
ery of 8 negroes which plaintiff purchased and were taken away 
in the night by defendant with some linen ; ordered that the 
money and negroes be delivered up to the court. \ Jacob van 
Curler vs. Brant van Slechtenhorst, for payment of services in 
going to the colonie of Renselaerswyek at defendant's request; 
defendant demands copy of complaint .and proof, also security for 
the judgment in case it be in his favor, all saving the rights of 
the colonie Renselaerswyek; papers ordered to be exchanged. 
Jacob Swart vs. Cornells de Potter, attorney for William de Key, 
action for the sum of 48 beavers for building a saw mill in the 
Virginias ; ordered to produce the contract. Thomas Mabbs vs. 
William Albertsen the boor, action for debt ; judgment for defend- 
ant with compensation for loss of time, 58, 59, 60 



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Sept. 16. Bond. Director Stuyvesant to the merchants of Amsterdam for 
1 2,000 guilders, provided they remit a like smn in specie, viz., 
shillings or double stivers, 61 

Sept. 16. Memorandum. Informing the directors that, in case the treasury 
admitted of the above remittance, Messrs. Gerard Smith, Joost 
and Nicolaes van Beeck, were to act as agents, 62 

Sept. 16. Certificate. The director and council, as to the regularity of a cei-- 
tain contract entered into between Cornells Claesen Swits and 
Ariaenje Cornelys Trommels of Manhattan, 63 

Sept. 16. Certificate. The same, that David Provoost has been admitted a 

notary public, 63 

Sept. 16. Similar certificates to deeds to Kint in 't water, Jacob the iron- 
monger, and Jorisy Kappallje's brother-in-law, 63 

Sept. 28. Court proceedings. The fiscal vs. the freebooter, who accidentally 
killed a soldier named Jocob Bookherst ; ordered that he be sum- 
moned, by ringing of the bell, to appear at the next sessions of 
the court, 64 

Sept. 28. Order. On a letter from the authorities at Fort Orange, respecting 
an indictment against Frans Gabrielsen, for committing violence 
on a little girl aged 7 years, authorizing the court there to pro- 
ceed with the trial according to law, and to put the sentence into 
execution, unless the prisoner appeal ; in that event all the papers 
in the case are to be sent to the director and council for revision, 64 

Sept. 80. Court proceedings. Allert Anthony, attorney for the owners of the 
ship Fortune, vs. Casper Verlett and son ; action for freight, de- 
fendant pleads that his son must be sued separately ; ordered 
accordingly. Geurt Tyssen ads. Judith Verlett and Anna Hackx ; 
ordered that defendant prove she deposited the money according 
to the decision of the court, whereupon capt. Tyssen is condemned 
to deliver the negroes (see supra, p. 58), 65 

Sept. 30. Court proceedings. Francis Rombouts vs. Adriaeu Blommert ; 
plaintiff desires to know why defendant detains him and prevents 
his departure for Fatherland ; defendant ordered to give his reasons 
to his master, and in case of non-agreement, to choose arbitrators, 66 

Sept. 30. Judgment. In the case of Nicholas Stevenson and William Hallet, 
sailors, vs. John Brett; an action for wages; judgment for plain- 
tifis ; the plaintifts are free from their engagement on arriving in 
New Netherland, and cannot be compelled to make another voy- 
age northward in an open yacht in winter, 67 

Sept. 30. Order. On the petition of Paulus Leendertsen (van der Grist), and 
Allert Anthony, assignees of Augustyn Hermans ; the fugitive 
may appear for his defense and the satisfaction of his creditors, 
salvo justii ice jure, 67 

Sept. 30. Ordinance. Against runners trading in the Mohawk or Senecas 

country, 68 

Oct. 1. Order. Permitting Cornells de Potter and Dirck van Schelluyne to 

defend a prisoner, 69 

Oct. 1. Order. Granting Hendrick Gricksen of Lymme, a piece of land 

east of Joris Kappaelle's vallej', 69 



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Oct. 7. Court proceedings. Various actions for debt. Paulus Leendertsen 
^van der Grist) and Allert Anthony, assignees of Augustyn 
(Heerman), vs. Anna Verlett, wife of George Hack (? Hawks), 
for boards, a horse and a negro, sent to Virginia by Heerman 
before he absconded ; defendant denies the debt, except the negro, 
and asks to be freed from attachment ; plaintifls ordered to pro- 
duce proof, meanwhile defendant's tobacco is to be placed in the 
public store, 70, 72 

Oct. 7. Order. Granting Jacob Corlear a piece of land in Midwout, on 

condition that he cultivate it, 73 

Oct. 7. Order. Granting Toussaint Briell certain land, if not already given 

to another, 73 

Oct. 7. Order. Granting Hadriaen Pietersen, who had a difficulty with 

another, a safe conduct, in order that he may defend himself, 73 

Oct. 14. Court proceedings. Various actions for debt. Anna Verlett, wife 
of George Hack, vs. capt. Geurt Tyssen ; action for negroes pur- 
chased by plaintiff, and afterwards sold by defendant to others 
(see p. 58, supra) ; ordered that defend.ant furnish the plaintiff 
with copies of all his papers, and all proofs must be closed by the 
next sessions of the court, when judgment will be rendered,. . 75, 76 

Oct. 15. Order. Hendrick van Dyck, to vacate the company's house which 
he occupies, by the 1st November next, as it is required for the 
rev. Samuel Drisius, who has recently arrived, 78 

Oct. 15. Interlocutory judgment. Assignees of Augustyn Heerman vs. 
Anna, wife of George Hack ; plaintiffs attached a quantity of 
tobacco, brought by defendant from Virginia, and which thej' 
claim to have been sent in payment of a debt (see supra, pp. 70- 
72) ; defendant asserts that the debt has been paid, and the tobac- 
co is her private property, sent to her from Virginia by her hus- 
band ; court order plaintiffs to prove that defendant, or her 
hiisband, is indebted to Aug. Heerman's estate, and how much, 
and that the tobacco was sent in payment ; otherwise the attach- 
ment to be null and void, 79 

Oct. 21. Court proceedings. Various actions for debt, 81, 82 

Oct. 21. Order. On a complaint of Gysbert van der Donck, against a fugi- 
tive servant ; the fiscal to apprehend and deliver the fugitive to 
his master, 83 

Nov. 4. Court proceedings. Samuel Tou vs. Dirck van Schelluyne, action 
for the payment of 510 guilders, according to the award of arbi- 
trators, being an offset for the use of land in Mispachts Kill, 
belonging to the heirs of Richard Beert ; referred back to the 
arbitrators to determine the amount of rent payable for the land, 
and to offset against that the improvements made by plaintiff, 
which they are to appraise, 85 

Nov. 4. Court proceedings. Judith Verleth and Anna Hack vs. capt. Geurt 
Tyssen (see supra, pp. 75, 76) ; case referred to Jochem Pietersen 
Kuyter, Paulus Leendertsen (vander Grist) and fiscal Van Tien- 
hoven as arbitrators, 86 

Nov. 4. Submission. Reyndert Gauckes, to a judgment pronounced by the 

director and council, 87 

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Nov. 11. Court proceedings. Various actions for debt, 88, 89 

Nov. 11. Order. On a petition of Brant van Slechtenhorst ; he must enter 
bail for his appearance before he can be released from arrest, (see 
supra, pp. 50, 57), 90 

Nov. 11. Nomination and appointment. Magistrates for Middelborch, (New- 
town), L. I., 90 

Nov. 11. Order. Arent van Hattem, Jochem Pietersen (Kuyter), Pauhis 
Leendertsen (van der Grist) and Allert Anthony, to assist the 
director and council in deciding the case of The fiscal vs. Hen- 
drick Rendelman, (Marten Cregier substituted for Mr. Vander- 
giist), 91 

Nov. 18. Court proceedings. Thomas Stevenson ws. Harry Bresier ; plaintiff 
rented a farm from defendant, who was to build a house on the 
premises, whilst plaintiff was to build a tobacco house which he 
was to leave on the ground, in return defendant was to furnish 
the nails and half a barrel of beer; plaintifi" sues on the contract; 
the farm having meanwhile been sold to Cornells de Potter, the 
case is taken under deliberation; various actions for debt,. . . . 92, 93 

Nov. 25. Court proceedings. Thomas Stevenson vs. Cornells de Potter, action 
to oblige defendant to repair plaintifl:"'s house which is falling down ; 
defendant agrees to repair it, 94 

Dec. 9. Order. On the petition of Willemeyntie Jansen, spinster ; although 
this case belongs entirely to the clergy of New Amsterdam as 
commissaries of matrimonial matters, petitioner is to communi- 
cate to the director and council authentic translation of the letters 
addressed by Ralph Clark to her or George Woolsey, when further 
action will be taken, (see proceedings of September 9, pp. 53, 54), 95 

Dec. 9. Order. To Cornells van Tienhoven to pay Jan Momie de la Mon- 

tagne his wages, 95 

Dec. 9. Judgment. In the case of Allert Anthony, agent vs. Caspar and 
Nicolas Varlett, for payment of freight; judgment for plaintifl'on 
condition he give security for the legality of the power of attorney 
which he holds, 96 

Dec. 12. Order. To the skipper of the New Love not to ship any tobacco, 
except on a certificate from the inspector that the hogsheads have 

been duly numbered and marked, 96 

1653. 

Jan. 23. Court proceedings. Capt. Thomas Adams vs. Cornelius Houtewall, 
action for non-fulfillment of contract ; plaintiff exhibits the con- 
tract and a judgment of the court at Hartford, delivered 1st 
September, 1652, against defendant; referred to arbitration, 97 

Jan. 23. Commission to the arbitrators in the above case, 97 

Jan. 27. Order. Referring a petition of the tobacco inspectors to the fiscal, 99 

Jan. 27. Appointment. Jacob Kip to be secretary or clerk to the burgo- 
masters and schepens of New Amsterdam, 99 

Feb. 18. Resolution. To publisli the ordinances relative to farm servants, 
brewing and measuring of hard corn, and to postpone the consid- 
eration of a proposal of the burgomasters and schepens to erect 
public scales, 101 



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Feb. 26. Order. Empowering Richard Gibbons, sheriff of Gravesend, to 
prosecute certain cases before the court at tliat place, reserving 
the right of appeal to parties feeling aggrieved, 103 

Feb. 26. Resolution. To build a weigh house in New Amsterdam, and to regu- 
late weights and measures according to the standard of Amsterdam, 1 03 

Feb. 26. Order. That the deacons shall, as orphan masters, have an eye to 
widows and orphans, and apply to the burgomasters and schepens, 
or, if needs be, to the director and council, for the appointment 
of curators, who are to be responsible to the burgomasters, <fec., . . 104 

Feb. 26. Resolution. To send letters to New England and Virginia, to 
assure them of the good dispositions of the authorities here and 
in Holland, with an offer of neighborly correspondence, trade and 
navigation, and other friendly intercourse, 105 

March 13. Resolution. On rumors of war, that certain measures of defense be 

adopted, 106 

March 15. Propositions. Submitted by the burgomasters and schepens to the 

director and council, in regard to the present crisis, 109 

March 14. Resolution. Approving above propositions, 110 

March 17. Further resolution on the above subject, Ill 

March 18. Proceedings in the case of calves lost by Thomas Gredy, and exami- 
nation of John Gray, " 113 

March 18. Discharge. Messrs. Van der Grist and Anthony, as assignees of 

the estate of Augustyn Heerman, 113 

March 18. Order. Thomas Newton, sheriff, to take charge of the cattle belong- 
ing to John Gray, a prisoner, 113 

March 21. Resolution. To oblige the contractors to complete the palisades 
around the fort at New Amsterdam, in order to protect it against 
hogs, 114 

March 21. Resolution. To prohibit the export of wines or strong liquors, in 

future, without paying duty and obtaining a permit, 114 

March 24. Resolution. Appointing the first Wednesday of each month to be 

a fast and prayer day, 115 

March 24. Sentence. Of banishment against John Gray, of Middelburgh (see 

further, infra, pp. 318, 324, 326, 327, 330, and Vol. 6, p. 251),.. . 116 

March 24. Order. Adriaen Keyser to render an account of his office of com- 
missary to Mr. La Montague, 116 

March 26. Ordinance. Imposing a new duty on wines and strong liquors, ... . 118 

March 26. Answer. Of commissary Dyckman to an application for a certain 

lot at Fort Orange, 119 

April 20. Resolution. To fortify the city of New Amsterdam, and to send an 

embassy to Virginia, 1 20 

May 12. Joint resolutions. Of the director and council and the magistrates 

of New Amsterdam, providing for the fortifying of that city, . . . 121 

May 20. Resolution. On a petition of the master of the ship Elbing, pray- 
ing for permission to sail for Fatherland, 125 



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May 28. Resolution. Granting Aiignstyn Heerman liberty and freedom, and 
excusing bira for having broken the company's seal, he having 
settled with his creditors, 127 

May 28. Order. On a report of the magistrates of Fort Orange and Ren- 
selaerswyck, directing the inhabitants of the former place to assist 
in building a redoubt and block house in the colonie, after the 
repairs of Fort Orange have been completed, 128 

May 29. Order. The magistrates of Fort Orange .and Renselaerswyck to 
return the quantity of grain in the possession of each citizen and 
farmer in their districts, and obtain an account where he sends, or 
how he consumes such grain, 128 

Aug. 18. Resolution. Fixing the rate at which wine and brandy are to be 

retailed in New Amsterdam, 131, 132 

Aug. 1 8. Resolution. Authorizing the fiscal to visit the cellars of the tapsters, 

in order to ascertain what liquors they have on hand, 131 

Aug. 21. Order. On a petition of the tavern-keejiers of New Amsterdam, 
praying that the brewers and merchants may be obliged to sell 
their beer, wines, &c., at a lower rate, 132 

Nov. Register. Of what is contained in this volume respecting the city of 

New Amsterdam, from November, 1653, to November, 1654, 133-139 

Nov. 1 9. Ordin.ance. Fixing the rates at which certain imported articles of 
merchandise are to be sold. (About six lines of the beginning 
lost ; a perfect copy in Vol. XVI.), 141 

Nov. 24. Appointment. Councillors La Montague and Werckhoven, to attend 
a convention of delegates from the nearest colonies, to devise 
means to put a stop to the piracies of Thomas Baxter, 142 

Nov. 24. Order. On a petition of Peter le Feber, for leave to sell liquors or 
waters of a peculiar virtue ; allowed to sell them in large or small 
bottles at his own house, 143 

Nov. 25. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, for an 
order tr.insferring to them the excise on wine and beer consumed 
within the city, pursuant to a promise of the director and coun- 
cil (with), 144 

Nov. 11. Minute. Of the appearance of the principal citizens (with their 
names) before the above magistrates, and of their consent to con- 
tribute to. the necessary expenses of the city, •. 145 

Nov. 25. Answer. The director and coimcil to the preceding petition, 146 

Nov. 22. Remonstrance. Merchants of New Amsterdam (with their names) 
against the ordinance of the 19th instant, and demanding that 
the same be suspended, 147 

Nov. 25. Answer. Of director and council to the preceding remonstrance ; 

further explanations called for, 160 

Nov. 28. Resolution. To put up the ship King Solomon for freight hence to 
Fatherl.ind, and if such cannot be found, to send her to Smith's 
island off" cape Charles, near Haccomacco, for a cargo of tobacco, 151 

Nov. 27. Journal of the proceedings of the convention at the city hall, New 

Amsterdam, 26th and 27th November, 152 



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Nov. 29. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, inform- 
ing the director and council that the convention had adjourned to 
the 1 0th December, and requesting that delegates be summoned 
from the respective Dutch towns and villages, 154 

Deo. 3. Remarks. On the petition and appendices submitted to the director 

and coimcil by the burgomasters and schepens, 155 

Dec. 3. Answer. The director, &c., granting the petition of the burgo- 
masters and schepens aforesaid, 157 

Dec. 3. Declaration. Messrs. La Montagne and Werckhoven, that they had 
no knowledge of, nor gave consent to, a separate petition from the 
above convention, and that they did not attend the session of the 
27th, 157 

Dec. 8. Order. To imprison Claes Bordingh, as he refuses to declare where 

he obtained certain articles of contraband found in his possession, 158 

Dec. 9. Further order in the above case, 158 

Oct. 8. Letter. Burgomasters and schepens to the inhabitants of Midwout, 
Dec. 10. requesting them to elect two delegates to a conventionto be held 

at the city hall, 159 

Dec. 11. Appointment. Magistrates for the town of Heemsteede, 159 

Dec. 11. Remonstrance. Of the colonies and villages in this province of 

New Netherland, 160 

[In N. T. Col. Doc, I., 550.] 

Dec. 12. Resolution. Directing the Convention to furnish each member of 

the council with a copy of the above remonstrance, 165 

Dec. 12. Letter. The convention to the director and council, in answer to 
\ the above resolution ; the original of the remonstrance is in the 
hands of the director, &c., wlio can deliver a copy to each of the 
council, if they please ; require an early answer, 166 

Dec. 12. Resolution. Declaring the above convention illegal, protesting 

against it, and ordering the delegates to disperse, 167 

Dec. 12. Remarks, or deduction of the director-general and council, on the 

remonstrance of the Convention, 168 

[In N. T. Col. Doc., I., 553.] 

Dee. 13. Resolution. Appointing Mr. La Montagne to command an expedi- 
tion against privateers who are hovering about Flushing, L. I.,. . 177 

Dec. 13. Petition. The convention, requesting an answer to their remon- 
strance ; protesting, in case of refusal, and. stating their intention 
to apply to the States-General, 179 

Dec. 14. Peremptory order to the several delegates of the convention (by 
name) to disperse, and not to meet again on pain of arbitrary cor- 
rection, 180 

Dec. 14. Remarks. On the last petition of the convention, dated 13th De- 
cember, 181 

Dec. 16. Notice to merchants. That the ship King Solomon will be detain- 
ed until March, and if they have any freight to despatch by her 
then, to apply to the captain in season, 185 



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Dec. 16. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the villages of Breuckelen, Mid- 
wout and Amesfoort, advising them that Baxter and other priva- 
teers are on the alert, and not to jiermit any delegates from their 
towns to attend meetings at New Amsterdam again, particularly 
at this crisis, 186 

Commission. Rev. Samuel Diisius, to be ambassador to Virginia, 187 

Petition. Hendrick van Dyck, late fiscal, for his third of the con- 
fiscated property of Jacob Reyntie, 190 

Answer. Denying the prayer of the above petition, 191 

Remonstrance. Of a committee from the merchants of New Am- 
sterdam, containing explanations called for on the 25th inst., 193 

Dec. 24. Answei'. Of director and council ; orders given to the fiscal to 
use great moderation in executing the ordinance of the 19th No- 
vember last, until ratified by the directors in Holland, 195 

Dec. 27. Answer. Claes Bordingh, regarding the name of the person from 

whom he purchased certain articles of contraband, 196 

Dec. 27. Resolution. Ordering a settlement of the suit between the fiscal 

and said Bordingh, 196 

1654. 

Jan. 19. Ordinance. Forbidding magistrates to publish bans of matrimony 
of persons residing out of their districts, and ordering them to 
cancel those already published, and not to solemnize any such 
marriages, either in public or private, until the parties prove that 
their bans have been published where they live and have resided 
for one year last past, 197 

Jan. 20. Letter. Director and council to the magistrates of Gravesend, with 

copy of the above, 199 

Jan. 27. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, for the 
privilege of naming a double number from which the director, &c., 
is to choose their successors, &c., 201 

Jan. 28. Answer. Directors &c., declining to comply with the prayer of 

the above, 202 

Jan. 28. Ordinance. Imposing duties on duffels, and other Indian goods, 
wine, brandy, beer and salt, in lieu of one per cent on all imports 
in general ; published 2d July, 203 

Feb. 10. Order. The magistrates of Gravesend not to publish bans of matri- 
mony, or solemnize marriages of parties, one of whom is not a 
resident of their district for the last year, unless proof be given 
of the publication of such bans at the residences of both the par- 
ties, such marriages being declared illeg.al, 207 

Feb. 10. Order. The court messenger to demand of George Baxter, formerly 
secretary of English affairs, all originals or minutes of letters, &c., 
passed between the director-general and the governors of New 
England or Virginia, and the protocols or copies of the patents 
of Heemstede, Flushing and Gravesend, 209 

Feb. 10. Letter. Director and council to the magistrates of Gravesend, 

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Feb. 19. Petition. Burgomasters, &c., of New Amsterdam, praying autho- 
rity to impose certain duties for purpose of a municipal revenue, 211 

Feb. 23. Answer. Granting the city the excise on all wine and liquor con- 
sumed therein, 212 

Feb. 19. Petition. Burgomasters, &c., requesting to be informed what 
measures have been adopted by the director and council to sup- 
press robberies by English privateers, 213 

Feb. 23. Answer to the above. Director, &c., resolve to enlist a force of 

forty men as soon as means are provided to pay them, 214 

Feb. 23. Resolution. Appointing commissioners to examine papers in a case 

of appeal, Mathys de Voscli vs. Jan Laurensen Appel, 214 

Feb. 25. Resolution. To provide the Mohawks with a moderate amount of 

powder and lead, lest they apply therefor to the English, 215 

Feb. 25. Order. To the magistrates of Gravesend to release Anthony Jansen 
from Salee, from confinement, and to appear and proceed before 
the director and council according to law, 216 

Feb. 25. Interrogatories. On which Harmen Smeeman is examined on a 

charge of plucking the goose, 217 

Feb. 25. Examinations. Divers farm servants on the same charge, 218 

Feb. 25. Fines. Imposed on several of the above parties, 219 

Feb. 25. Order. Condemning two others to imprisonment for the same offense 

and for threatening the director-general, 220 

Feb. 25. Sentence. Herman Smeeman, ring leader of the above party ; fined, 220 

Feb. 26. Answer. Director, &c., to a remonstrance of the burgomasters 
and schepens, complaining that an interdict had, without their 
knowledge, been issued against plucking the goose on the Bac- 
chanals of Ash Wednesday ; defining the limits of their sphere of 
action as members of the board and as a court of justice, 221 

Feb. 27. Order. Releasing from confinement, at the request of the burgo- 
masters, &c., the two prisoners above mentioned, who had been 
committed for disrespectful conduct towards the director-general, 223 

Feb. 27. Order. The fiscal to communicate to the burgomasters and schepens, 
copy of the answer supra dated 26th inst, and to demand copy of 
a resolution passed by them in the matter of the marriage of Johan- 
nis van Beecq, 224 

Feb. 19. Resolution. Burgomasters and schepens in the matter of the mar- 
riage of Johannis van Beecq and Maria Verleth, 224 

Feb. 27. Notice. Posted by Johannis van Beecq in divers places throughout 
the city of New Amsterdam, setting forth the difficulties opposed 
by director Stuyvesent to his marriage at Gravesend and here, 
protesting against the same and giving his reasons for leaving 
this neighborhood and seeking a safe retreat elsewhere, 225 

Feb. 27. Resolution. Summoning Johannis van Beecq, to appear and ex- 
plain the above notice, who being absent, is ordered to be arrested 
on his return, &c., 227 

Fob. 27. Letter. Director and council to all govei-nors, deputy governors, 
Pert Amsterdam, magistrates and christian neighbors, setting forth that Johan van 



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Beecq and Maria Verleth, assisted by Caspar Verleth and Augus- 
tyu Heerman, had run off to New England to get married, and 
requesting them not to solenmize such marriage but to send back 
the runaways, 227 

Order. Interdicting Nicholaes Terhaer from selling liquor in 
future, 228 

Application. Paulus Heymans for his discharge as overseer of 
negroes, 229 

Order. Application of notary Schelluyne to appear in a case of 
appeal ; admitted on giving security for the costs incurred at the 
court at Gravesend, 229 

Order. In the case of Anthony Jansen van Vaes vs. Magistrates of 
Gravesend ; plaintiff to serve copy of his complaint on defendants, 
who are cited to appear, 230 

Order. Referring the papers in case of appeal, Anthony Jansen van 
Salee vs. Thomas Southart, for examination to councillors Sille and 
La Montague, with power to settle the case if possible, if not, to 
report, 230 

Examination. Thomas Southart, son-in-law of Anthony Jansen 
from Salee, as to his imprisoning said Jansen at Gravesend, with 
the latter's declaration, 231 

Order. On the report of the commissioners in the case of Anthony 
Jansen vs. Southart ; being imable to reconcile parties, the first is 
ordered to proceed before the director and council, meanwhile the 
attachment on Jansen's property is ordered removed, 232 

Order. To confine Jan de Jongh (John Young) on board the ship 
King Solomon, 233 

Order. To deliver a boat and sail to the skipper of the King Solo- 
mon, and appointing Messrs La Montagne, Cregier, Edward Moor 
and Isaac AUerton to take an inventory of the cargo, 233 

Order. That the magistrates and inhabitants of Gravesend shall 
prove by their patent that they are invested with the right of 
nominating and electing their magistrates and continuing them in 
oftice during pleasure, 234 

Notice. That the King Solomon is to be unloaded and afterwards 
to sail direct to Holland, therefore all persons intending to go 
passengers in her are to post their names, and those about to ship 
goods, are to do so without loss of time, as the ship will sail within 
a month from date, 234 

Ordinance. Against harboring robbers and pirates, providing for 
their seizure, and requiring strangers to report and give an 
accoimt of themselves (duplicate in vol. 4, p. 448), 235 

Minute. Proceedings of the magistrates and military authorities 
of Breukelen, Mid wont and Amesfoort ; election of militia officers, 
and arrangements in case of danger, 240 

Approval of the preceding minutes by director and council, 242 

Commission. Secretary Tienhoven and burgomaster Cregier, as 
ambassadors to the governor of New Haven, 242 



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April 9. Order. Jan Evertsen Bout, to prepare to embark for Holland, in 
the first ship, as he declines accepting the appointment of magis- 
trate of Breuckelen, 245 

April 13. Minute. Guaranteeing the canceling of the bonds given by Isaac 
AUerton, sen., Edward More, Robert Coe and John Lawrence, 
as sureties for Jan de Jongh (John Young) on the surrender of 
said de Jongh, a fugitive from justice, 245 

April 13. Judgment in appeal. In the case of Matheus de Vos, appellant, 
vs. Jan Lourensen, respondent ; decision of the court of burgo- 
masters and schepens affirmed, , 246 

April 14. Judgment. Joris Tiebouts, for being insolent to the fiscal ; fined, . . 246 

April 14. Pass. To secretary Tienhoven and burgomaster Cregier, ambassa- 
dors to New Haven, 246 

April 14. Order. On a petition from the authorities of Fort Orange, empower- 
ing them to hold court within certain limits ; lands granted to the 
patroon to remain at his disposal; appointment of magistrates,. . 247 

Apiil 16. Letter. Director and council to John Baptist van Renselaer and * 
Fort Amsterdam, council of Renselaerswyck ; calling on them to take preliminary 

steps to running the boundary line of that colonic, 247 

May 2. Letter. Director and coimcil of Renselaerswyck in answer to the 

above, 248 

April 30. Permit. To Adriaen Jansen from Leyden, to build an inn near the 
palisades of Fort Orange, for the accommodation of strangers and 
travelers, 249 

April 30. Order. In the suit of the fiscal vs. Fran9ois Frans, and his acknow- 
ledgment that he brought a quantity of powder from New Eng- 
land to Heeinstede, 249 

Feb. 1 9. Letter. Burgomasters and schepens to director and council, refer- 
New Amsterdam, j-jng fyy. their dccision the papers in the suit of Peter Cock vs. 

Anna van Vorst, on a promise of marriage, with answer (April 30), 250 

April 80. Answer. To a petition of the magistrates of Fort Orange, defining 
the limits of that fort ; regulating the sale of liquors and the 
excise, and fixing the salary of each magistrate there,.. 250 

May 13. Order. For the sale of a house and sloop belonging to Thomas 

Baxter, 252 

May 13. Appointment. Of commissioners to apportion hay land, or valley, 

between the inhabitants of Midwout, Middelbergh and Mespacht, 252 

May 13. Decree. Confirming an attachment issued against the property of 

Fran9ois Frans, 252 

May 23. Order. To the fiscal to warn certain lewd women, in New Amster- 
dam, to amend their conduct and, in case they do not, to arrest 
them and all persons found in their houses, 253 

May 23. Order. On an application of Philip Geraer and George Rapalje, 

for distribution of prize money,. . 253 

May 30. Proposals. Submitted to the council by the director-general, on 
being informed by Isaac Allerton of the arrival of several men-of- 
war at Boston, designed against New Netherland, 254 

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May 30. Resolution. Of the council, &c., postjioning the consideration of 

these proposals, 256 

June 1. Order. The fiscal to remind the burgomasters and schepens of New 
Amsterdam that si-x months' salary is due to the ministers of the 
gospel, and to request payment, 256 

June 2. Judgment in appeal. Martin Jansen vs. Thomas Spicer ; decision of 

the court of Midwout affirmed, with costs, and 12 guilders fine,. . 257 

June 2. Resolutions. Of the director and council, on the proposals submitted 
by the former on 30th May ; to consult the Dutch towns ; to pass 
the English towns in sileiice ; to repair the fort and enlist men ; to 

impose a land tax and a tax on cattle, &c., 257 

1655. 

Sept. 2. Minute. Modifying part of the above resolutions, 262 

1654. 

June 2. Minute. Of the appearance of William Bredenbent and Anthony 
Jansen Vaes, who are summoned before the council, with their 
neighbors of Gravesend, to produce their patents ; case postponed, 262 

June 2. Order. Albert Lihtwever, not to infringe the rights of Eghbert 
van Borsum, who has rented the ferry, by passing people over the 
river, 263 

June 8. Letter. Director-general to burgomasters and schepens, urging them 
New Amsterdam, iq repair the city fortifications, to pay the ministers' salaries, &c., 263 

June 13. Minute of council. Plans of the English ; renewed preparations for 

defense, 266 

June 13. Proposals. Director and council to the burgomasters and schepens, 
on the subject of the defense of the city of New Amsterdam, with 
answers, 270 

June 13. Order. On a petition of surgeon Jacob Hendricksen Varrevanger, 

for medicines, 272 

June 13. Pledge. Submitted by the director, «fec., to the burgomasters and 
schepens, engaging them to contribute, in proportion to their 
estate and means, towards the public defense, which they declined 
to sign, 273 

June 13. Resolution. To repair the fortifications, and appropriating the tenth 
of all the wares and merchandise to be exported this summer, or 
the value thereof, to defray the expenses ; further providing for 
the repayment of such tenth, 274 

June 14. Order. All sheriifs, burgomasters, schepens, magistrates, &c., to 
engage laborers for the public works, and cause them to appear 
on the day appointed ; wages, 80 cents a day, 277 

June 15. Letter. Burgomasters and schepens to director and council, 
New Amsterdam, approving of the appropriation abovementioned, and recommend- 
ing that the revenue of New Amsterdam be pledged for the repay- 
ment, 279 

June 16. Commission. Carsten Jeroensen to command the yacht Cock ; news 

of peace with England received, 283 

June 16. Appointment. Persons to superintend the workmen at the fortifica- 
tions in New Amsterd.am, 285 



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June 16. Order. On petition of Richard Gildersleeve, guardian of the minor 
children of John Smith ; parties to appear before director and 
council, and render an account of the title, sale, and conveyance 
of the land in question, 286 

June 16. Order. Empowering the fiscal to receive certain moneys from 

Laurens Cornelissen, 287 

June 29. Order. Empowering the owners to remove their tobacco, if they 
please, from the ship (King Solomon), as that vessel is detained 
until more certain intelligence of peace be received, 287 

June 29. Permit. Dirck Bensich to return up the river, and attend to his 

business, 289 

June 29. Order. Granting Thomas Wandel a writ of appeal, 289 

July 1. Ordinance. Regulating the ferry (duplicate in vol. 16), 289 

July 2. Resolution. To summon the magistrates of Gravesend and Middel- 
burgh to give an account of certain secret meetings in their 
villages, and of rumors of a Dutch conspii-acy to murder the 
Engtish, 293 

July 7. Ordinance. Against removing property from the city of New 
Amsterdam on the first alarming reports, and forbidding the 
return to the city, after the panic has subsided, of all such persons 
as may remove (duplicate in vol. 4, p. 453), 296 

July 11. Ordinance. For the punishment of all persons found spreading false 
reports, and depriving those who have removed from the city, of 
their rights and privileges as citizens, imless they return within 
24 hours (duplicate in vol. 4, p. 454), 298 

July 11. Ordinance, For 'the impounding of goats and sheep found injuring 

the fortifications (duplicate m vol. 4, p. 456), 302 

July 21. Taxed bill of costs in the case of De Vos vs. Appel, in appeal, 304 

July 21. Appointment. Jacques Cortelyou to be sheriff of New Amster- 
dam, 305 

July 21. Minute. Mr. Cortelyou declines the appointment, 306 

July 21. Resolution. Not to inquire into past conduct of the burgomasters 
and schepens, but to summon them before the director-general, 
and in the presence of the ministers of the gospel, seriously advise 
them to be more respectful ; then to deliver them the letters 
addressed to them by the authorities in Holland, 306 

July 21. Petition. Of merchants recently arrived from Holland, for permis- 
sion to discharge their goods on paying the old duties, 308 

July 22. Answer to the above. Remitting one-fourth of the present duties, 309 

July 29. Proclamation. Appointing the second Wednesday, being the 12th 
August, a day of general thanksgiving for the peace (duplicate 
in vol. 4, p. 458, dated July 22), 312 

Aug. 2. Order. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam to send in 

a return of the proceeds and expenditure of the city excise, 316 

Aug. 10. Order. Allowing Thomas Hall and Carel van Brugge to act as 

counsel for John Cray (Gray) accused of divers crimes, 318 



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Aug. 10. Ordinance. Regulating the public weigh house and scales, 319 

Aug. 10. Order. On petition of Thomas Wandell, to stay execution until 

Joseph Fowler, a runaway, appear to defend himself, 322 

Aug. 10. Order. Refusing the prayer of a petition of Isaac Allerton, 323 

Aug. 13. Resolution. Director and covmcil to resume the tavern excise of 
the city of New Amsterdam, the proceeds thereof having been 
misapplied by the burgomasters and schepens, and to let out the 
same, 323 

Aug. 15. Examination. Of John Cray (Gray) for abusing the magistrates of 

Middelburgh, &c. (Newtown, L. I.), 324 

Aug. 1 7. Pardon. Of Laurens Hansen, a soldier, 325 

Aug. 15. Confession. Of John Cray (Gray) a prisoner, 326 

Aug. IV. Indictment. Of John Cray (Gray)j 327 

Aug. 17. Sentence. Of John Gray (contains some particulars of value in 
regard to the History of the first settlement of Newtown, L. I. ; 
see further pp. 113, 116, s^pra), 330 

Aug. 20. Ordinance. Regulating the duties of the provost marshal, 334 

Aug. 23. Appointment and qualification of Arent van Vlieringen, as provoost, 337 

Aug. 24. Motion. Of the fiscal, that Cornells Willemsen, a prisoner, charged 
with burglary, be examined ; and, if obstinate, that he be subject- 
ed to torture, 338 

Aug. 24. Resolution. The fiscal to subject the above prisoner to torture, in 

order that he may discover his accomplices, 338 

Aug. 24. Resolution. Postponing the collection of tenths and imposing a tax 

on horned cattle and land, . . . « . . . .• 339 

Aug. 24. Ordinance. Imposing a tax on horned cattle and land, 340 

Aug. 28. Sentence. Of David Wessels, for selling brandy to Indians, 342 

Aug. 28. Proceedings. Against Elias Eramens, a soldier, 342 

Aug. 28. Proceedings. Against Samuel Cromstock, on a charge of adultery, 
committed near Jan Vinje's fence, on the Heere wech. New Am- 
sterdam, 343 

Aug. 28. Ordinance. Against selling strong liquors to Indians (duplicate in 

vol. 4, p. 461 ; also in vol. 16), 343 

Aug. 28. Proceedings. Against Anna Tchuys (? Joyce), for adultery with 

Samuel Cromstock, 345 

Aog. 10. Resolution. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, pro- 
posing a public loan to defray the expense incurred on the forti- 
fications, and asking authority to impose a tax on land within the 
city, 845 

Aug. 31. Letter. Burgomasters and schepens to director and. council ; offer 
New AmBterdam. ^o pay the salaries of a minister, chorister, and other officials ; 
decline to pay the military; ask for a city sheriif; le\-y a tax of 
the 100th penny on real estate, 346 

Sept. 16. Answer. Director and council to the above ; refer it to the directors 

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Sept. 1 . Sentence. Elias Emmens, to be dis.armed, and declared incapable 

of serving the company, with forfeit of six months' pay, 358 

Sept. 1. Order. Dirck van Schelluyne, to defend Cornells Willemsen, 366 

Sept. 2. Examination. Samuel Touw, of Mespaths kill, on a charge of har- 
boring privateers, 360 

Sept. 2. Authority. To the magistrates of Midwout (Flatbush) to levy a 

tax of six guilders on each lot, to defray town charges, 361 

Sept. 2. Sentence. Anna Tchuys (? Joyce) and Samuel Cromstock, for 
adultery, to be placed in the pillory, and fined ; in default of pay- 
ment, to be whipped,. 361, 363 

Sept. 2. Sentence. Cornells Willemsemvan Linde, out the Velue in Gelder- 
land, for burglary committed on the premises of Govert Loocker- 
man, during the public celebrations for peace between England 
and Holland, to be taken to the place of execution, and there hear 
this judgment read, and to be then banished, 365 

Sept. 3. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to Lady Debora Moody, informing her 
New Amsterdam, ^f ^jjg appointment of commissioners to settle the boundaries 
between the town of Gravesend, Anthony Jansen, Coney island, 
and the land formerly in the possession of Robert Penoyer, 367 

Sept. 8. Proceedings against Thomas Hall, on a charge of smuggling a quan- 
tity of malt to Isaac Allertou, 368 

Sept. 8. Complaint. Goodman Harck's wife against Richard Pontum, on sus- 
picion of havmg biu-nt her barn (Flushing), 369 

Sept. 14. Order. Serjeant Juriaen Laecken to return to Holland in the vessel 

in which he arrived, for having abused the provost marshal, 3T0 

Sept. 8. Appointment. Jan Lubbertsen, to be clerk, 371 

Sept. 14. Decree. In the case of Johannes van Beecq, who was married to 
Maria Verleth, at Greenwich, Conn., by an miauthorized former, 
named Goodman Crab ; marriage declared unlawful, and parties 
ordered to live separate, 372 

Oct. 1. Pass. To John Rysingh, Swedish commandant at the Delaware, to 

visit New Amsterdam, 374 

Oct. 9. Examination. Of Francis Gabriel, respecting hogs killed by his 

master, William Mosgrouw (? Mosgrove), 375, 379 

Oct. 9. Indictment. Against Elias Emmens, for insolence in front of the 

director-general's quarters, 375 

Oct. 9. Order. Respecting the salary of Johannes Dyckman, 376 

Oct. 13. Order. On a petition from the court of Midwout and Amersfoort, 
respecting the emploj-ment of rev. Mr. PoLhemus, and the erection 
of a place of worship, 376 

Oct. 13. Indictment. Gerrit Trompetter, for adultery, 378 

Oct. 13. Writ of appeal. Issued to Govert Loockermans, attorney for Jacob 

Visch, 379 

Oct. 16. Order. Respecting the Swedish ship Shark, and her cargo, seized 

at New Amsterdam, in reprisal for the capture of fort Casimer, . . 380 



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Oct. 15. Complaint. Direk van Schelluyne, attorney for Arent van Corler, 
vs. Thomas Spicer, for rent of a brewery ; copy to be served ou 
defendant, 381 

Oct. 20. Resolution. To detain the Swedish ship Shark, and to dispose of 

her cargo, under inventory, 382 

Oct. 22. Inventory. Of the cargo of the Shark, 386 

Oct. 22. Inventory. Of the ship and tackle of the Shark, 388 

Nov. 23. Certificate. Of Thomas Willet and others, respecting the condition 

and value of flour landed from the Shark, 389 

Oct. 24. Appraisal. Of the Shark, . . .' 390 

Oct. 26. Letter. Director and council to (? governor of Connecticut), com- 
plain of encroachments on the territory of New Netherland, at 
Martin Gerritsen's bay, L. I., and at Westchester ; request his 
co-operation in stopping these intrusions, 394 

Oct. 20. Sentence. William Mosgrou (? Mosgrove) for killing hogs ; to be 
banished with his wife and servant out of the province, and pay 
costs and damages, 399 

Oct. 20. Motion. To postpone the case of Van Curler «s. Spicer ; granted, . . 402 

Oct. 20. Judgment. In the case of the fiscal vs. Thomas Hall, for smuggling 
malt purchased from Thomas Willett on account of Thomas Sant- 
foort ; defendant to pay duty and costs, 402 

Oct. 20. Order. In the case of Visch vs. Withart, in appeal ; parties to 

exchange pleadings and exhibits, 403 

Oct. 27. Sentence. Gerrit Tides, servant of director Stuyvesant, for seduc- 
ing Anna Thymens, a servant girl in the director's family; to be 
publicly whipped and pay the girl 300 guilders, ($120), 403 

Oct. 27. Resolution. Granting Andries Harpert an island opposite Fort 

Orange, and a piece of wood land on the east bank, 405 

Oct. yt Protest. Hendrick van Elswyck, against the director and council 

for having seized the Swedish ship Golden Shark, 406 

Oct. 27. Answer to the preceding protest, 410 

Oct. 28. Order. Permitting Richard Brudenell, of Heemstead, to resume 

possession of the land he sold to Robert Clercq, 417 

Oct. 28. Order. In the case of William Becker, accused of having killed 
Richard Colfax, of Middelborgh ; prisoner having proved an alibi, 
is remanded to the magistrates of said town to be discharged or 
further prosecuted, if additional evidence be obtained, saving to 
the prisoner the right of appeal, 418 

Nov. 5. Indictment. Against Andries Matthias for an assault with a knife 

on Hendrick van Elswyck, the Swedish factor, and plea, 420 

Nov. 5. Resolution. Ordering the fiscal to forbid certain Englishmen settling 

at Vreedlandt (Westchester county), 421 

Nov. 5. Examination of Andries Matthias, above mentioned, 422 

Nov. 5. Order. Staying the creditors of Reynier Wisselpenningh's deceased 
wife from suing him for the space of three years, for debts incurred 



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by Simon Root, her first husband, on condition that he do his best 

in the meantime to satisfy said creditors, 422 

Nov. 9. Resolution. To hire Isaac Allerton's house for the purpose of lodg- 
ing the childi'en sent out from the poor house at Amsterdam, .... 424 

Nov. 9. Notice. Peter le Febre not to enter into possession of the above 

house, 421, 432 

Nov. 10. Summons. The sheriff of Gravesend to show cause why he seized 

the trunk of Peter Jansen (duplicate in vol. 4, 462), 425 

Nov. 10. Nomination and appointment of magistrates of Heemsted, 426 

Nov. 10. Letter. Director and councU to the magistrates of Heemsted, 
New Amaterdam. recommendiiig that a nomination for a third magistrate be for- 
warded from that town, 427 

Nov. 13. Judgment. In the case of the fiscal vs. Andries Matthias, 427 

Nov. 13. Resolution. Peter Jacobsen, lieutenant of Guert Tysen, to be sup- 
plied with 200 lbs of powder as he is ready to sail from New 
Amsterdam, 428 

Nov. 14. Sentence. Andries Matthias, for assaulting his factor; to be pub- 
licly whipped and banished for twenty-five years (duplicate in 
vol. 4, p. 463), 429 

Nov. 17. Judgment. For defendant in the case of Peter Jansen vs. The 

Sheriff of Gravesend, ^vith costs, 431 

Nov. 17. Notice. To the sheriff of Gravesend that the director and council 

intend to visit that town oil the 23d instant, 433 

Nov. 18. Ordinance. Obliging the inhabitants of Fort Orange and Beverwyck 

to take out a permit when removing and laying in wines and beer, 433 

Nov. 18. Proposals from the court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck, with the 

answers of the director and council thereto, 434 

Nov. 23. Minute. Resolution respecting the town ofiicers adopted in the 
presence of the director and council at the house of Lady Moody 
at Gravesend, 437 

Nov. 23. Remonstrance. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam 
against being deprived of the revenue arising from the city excise 
(duplicate in vol. 4, p. 464), 438 

Nov. 25. Resolution. To let the city excise to the highest bidder, 439 

Nov. 25. Resolution. To let the excise of the Ferry, Breuckelen, Midwout, 

Amesfort and adjacent places to the highest bidder, 440 

Nov. 25. Further examination of George Stevensen on a charge of killing hogs, 440 

Nov. 26. Agreement. Messrs. Van der Grist, Schutt, Anthony Loocker- 
mans and Steenwyck, partners, with the director and council, for 
the charter of the ship Golden Shark, for a voyage to the West 
Indies, 441 

Nov. 23. Order. For the erection of a new fence for Jan Vinge at the public 

expense, 443 

Nov. 25. Order. Authorizing the inhabitants of Mespacht, to notify Joseph 
Fowler to quit that place, he being a public disturber, and in case 
he refuse, to have him arrested, 444 



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Dec. 8. Motion. Of Mr. La Montague, that the director-general cannot 

issue any instruction without the knowledge of the council, 444 

Dec. 8. Sentence. Jean Seno (Senaut) from St. Germain, for stealing hogs, 

to be publicly whij^ped, branded and banished, 445, 452 

Dec. 8. Sentence. George Stevensen from Bruges, for the same, to be 
stripped to the wiiist and tied to the post at the place where judg- 
ment is publicly executed, and to hear this sentence read to him, 
and to be then banished, with costs, 446, 453. 

Dec. 8. Minute. Proceedings of the council, burgomasters and schepens 
of New Amsterdam, on being informed of the director-general's 
intention to go to Curasao, 449 

Dec. 8. Names of the present burgomasters and schepens of New Amster- 
dam, 451 

Dec. 17. Complaint. Of Mary de Truy, tavern keeper, against the provoost, 455 

Dec. 17. Resolution. Thanking AUard Anthony for services which he ren- 
dered the province in Holland, as agent, and voting him a remu- 
neration therefor, .• 455 

Dec. 17. Appointments and promotions in the burgher companies of New 

Amsterdam, 456 

Dec. 17. Appointment. Messrs. Megapolensis, Snediger and Strycker, to be 

commissioners for building a church and a rectory at Midwout, . . 457 
1653. 
Nov. 7. Notarial copy of a resolution of the states of Holland and Westfries- 
land, dated 14th August, 1653, declaring that an appeal ought 
not to be allowed from judgments pronounced in New Netherland, 458 
[In N. Y. Col. Doc, I., 435.] 
1654. 
Dec. 17. Resolution. Permitting Andries Hudde to act as surveyor, 459 

Dec. 21. Notice. That Tobias Feake entered an appeal for Peter Taelman, 
from a judgment of the court at Flushing in favor of Thomas 
Laurence, 460 

Dec. 22. Commission. Peter Lucassen, to command the ship Abraham's 

Sacrifice, about to sail to Cura9ao, 460 

Dec. 22. Commission. Paiilus Leendertsen van der Grist, to command the 

ship Dolphin, for a voyage to the West Indies, 463 

Dec. 31. Ordinance. Against breaking or stealing clapboards, fences, fire- 
wood or other articles, 466 

Dec. 31. Order. On a remonstrance from the inhabitants adjoining Hell- 
gate, against granting Adriaen Dircksen Coen a certain piece of 
land thereabout, 468 

Dec. 31. Order. On a petition of Andries Hudde, for leave to keep a scliool 

in New Amsterdam; referred to the minister and consistory, . . . 468 

Dec. 31. Order. On a complaint of Allard Anthony, against a soldier for 

abuse, , 469 

Dec. 31. Court proceedings. The farmers of the excise vs. Andries Hudde, 

Willem Pietersen ei cU., plaintiffs default, . , 469 



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Jan. 6. Taxation of bill of the laborers in the public store, against Allard 

Anthony, 1 

Jan. 6. Order. Sheriff of the Breuckelen district to have a hog restored to 

Dirck Volkertsen, 1 

Jan. 19. Order. Rejecting a petition of Joris v.an Vorst, servant of Adriaen 
van der Donck, for leave to enter the company's service, as he and 
his master had quarreled ; petitioner commanded to return to his 
master, 2 

Jan. 19. Order. The farmers on the island of Manhattan to haul the fire- 
wood cut by the soldiers for the public service ; a reasonable price 
to be paid for the work, 2 

Jan. 19. Sentence. Hendrick Jansen Grever, Martin Roseboom, and others, 
who had cut up and burnt a number of the city palisades ; con- 
sidering that the severe cold weather has been the cause of this 
offense, prisoners are let off, and ordered to cut and haul 100 
palisades, in lieu of those they burned, 2 

Jan. 26. Judgment. In the case of the farmers of the city excise vs. William 
Pietersen, tavern-keeper, for refusing to allow them to gauge his 
casks ; defendant ordered to permit the gauging, to make a dona- 
tion to the poor, and to pay costs, 3 

Jan. 26. Judgment. In the case of the same vs. Jan Peecq, for selling liquor 
without paying the proper excise ; to make a donation to the poor, 
and not to sell any liquor in future without a permit, 4 

Jan. 26. Writ of appeal. Granted to Paulus van der Beeck, from a judgment 

pronounced against him by the court of Breuckelen,., 4 

Jan. 26. Order. To communicate to the consistory a petition of William 
Verstius, schoolmaster and chorister, praying for leave to return 
to Holland, 4 

Jan. 27. .Tudgment in appeal. Jacob Visch vs. Johannes Withart, for wages 
claimed by appellant ; decision of the court of burgomasters and 
schepens reversed, and Withart ordered to pay, 6 

Jan. 19 (27). Minute of council. Report of the fiscal, that George Baxter had 
been to Gravesend, and gave out that the English had returned 
victorious from Canada to Boston, and that orders had been sent 
by the Lord Protector to reduce New Netherland ; rivers frozen ; 
roads covered with snow ; commissioners ordered to visit the new 
settlement of Oyster bay, &c., 6 

Jan. 28. Writ of inhibition. In the case of Paulus van der Beecq, appellant, 
vs. Hans Petersen, from a judgment of the court of Breuckelen, 
and summons to the respondent to appear before the council, .... 7 

Feb. 6. Appointment. Dirck van Schelluyne, to be marshal of the superior 

and inferior courts at New Amsterdam, 8 

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Feb. 6. Commission. Dirck van Schelluyne, as marshal, 9 

Feb. 6. Instruction to Dirck van Schelluyne, as marshal, 9 

Feb. 6. Oath of office of Dirck van Schelluyne, as aforesaid, 11 

Jan. 31. Appointment. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, for 

the ensuing year, 11 

Feb. 2. Minute. Of their having been sworn into office, 12 

Feb. 9. Order. In the suit of Peter Cornelissen vs. Joris Dircksen, both 
magistrates of Breuckelen, for slander ; referred to the sheriff and 
remaining magistrates of Breuckelen, assisted by two magistrates 
from Midwout and two from Amersfooi-t, 12 

Feb. 9. Judgment. In the case of the farmers of the excise vs. Caspar 
Steynmits, for smuggling ; liquor to be handed to the fiscal, and 
plaintiffs to be credited for 84 guilders, the fine, 13 

Feb. 9. Judgment in case of appeal. Panlus van der Beecq vs. Hans Peter- 
sen ; decision of the court of Breuckelen I'eversed, and respondent 
ordered to serve out his time according to contract, to pay costs, 
and to be committed until he pay the tine fixed by law, 13 

Feb. 9. Order. On a petition of the rev. Mr. Polhemus, minister of Midwout, 

that he be jsaid 30 guilders in wampum, 14 

Feb. 9. Order. On a petition of the magistrates of Midwout, praying that 
Breuckelen and Amesfoort assist in cutting and hauling the timber 
for a place of worship ; a committee to visit the place after the 
next celebration of the Lord's supper, 15 

Feb. 23. Court proceedings. The farmers of the excise vs. Cornells Schut, 
for having sold liquor without receiving a permit from the pur- 
chaser ; proof ordered, 15 

Feb. 23. Order. On a petition of the farmers of the excise, praying for an 

ordinance to regulate their business ; referred to their instruction, 16 

Feb. 23. Order. On a petition of the farmers of the excise, complaining of 
smuggling, and praying that permits for the delivery of wines, 
&c., be had only at their office ; referred to the courts to punish 
the first ; the second postponed, 16 

Feb. 23. Fees payable on a deed of a house and lot within the city of New 

Amsterdam, executed before burgomasters and schepens, 17 

Feb. 23. Order. To repair the sheet piling of the city hall, 17 

Feb. 23. Order. To appoint a committee of the council to inquire how far 
the citizens thereabout were disposed to assist in repairing the 
sheet piling of the bank of the East river, New Amsterdam, .... 17 

Feb. 22. Minute. Of the delivery to the burgomasters of copies of the ordi- 
nances enacted respecting straw roofs, fire wardens, and city 
surveyors, 18 

March 2. Minute. Of the appearance of the rev. Mi". Megapolensis before the 
council, requesting to be provided with a proper chorister, as the 
present desires his discharge ; the latter is ordered to remain until 
his successor be appointed, 18 

March 2. Report. Rev. Mr. Megapolensis on the endeavors of the people 

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March 2. Order. On the application of the burgomasters for a transfer of the 

city tavern, how called the City Hall, 19 

March 2. Order. Authorizing a lottery for the disposal of a quantity of bibles, 

testaments and otber books, 19 

March 2. Appointment. P. Wolpherts van Couwenhoven, city surveyor, 20 

March 9. Complaint. Cornells Teunissen of Amesfoort that Andries Hudde 

claims his land, 21 

]653. 
Feb. 18. Ordinance. Regulating the inspection of tobacco, 21 

1655. 
March 10. Re-enactment of the aforesaid ordinance, 22 

March 16. Appointment. Commissioners to settle some difficulties in the 
English towns on Long island, and to protest against encroach- 
ments at Oyster bay, 23 

March 23. Resignation. William Verstius, and appointment of Harraen van 
Hoboocken as schoolmaster and clerk of the church of New Am- 
sterdam, 23 

March 23. Certificate. That a certain balance is due to Immetje Comelis, 

matron of the orphan children sent out from Amsterdam, 23 

March 23. Minute. The appearance before the council of a committee of the 
loyal inhabitants of Gravesend, requesting that the election of 
their magistrates be postponed until the return of the director- 
general, 24 

March 23. Protest. Against certain parties who have settled without authority 
at Matinnekonck, or Martin Gerritsen's bay, L. I., and notice to 
them to quit, 25 

April 2. Order. The court messenger to serve the above, 25 

Aj)ril 2. Power of attorney. Fiscal to the court messenger, authorizing 

him to serve the above on Mr. Leverit and others, 26 

April 2. Order. On a petition of Louris Heyn for remission of duties, 26 

April 8. Order. On a petition of the court at Breuckelen, for leave to send 
in a nomination for magistrates ; that they report the names of 
the most respectable persons in their village, 27 

April 8. Order. To send a copy of the same to Midwout and Amesfoort,. . . 27 

April 13. Order. On a petition of Joannes de Decker, for employment; ap- 
pointed notary public, 27 

April 13. Appointment. Peter van der Linde tobacco inspector at New Am- 
sterdam, 28 

April 13. Power of attorney. Allard Anthony to Joannes de Decker, to prose- 
cute his suit in appeal, 28 

April 13. Appointment. Magistrates for Breuckelen, Midwout and Amesfoort, 29 

April 13. Order. Cornells Schut to remove salt from the City Hall, which is 

granted to the common council, 29 

April Proceedings in appeal. Allard Anthony, agent of Jacob Jansen 

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April 13. Appointment. Fire wardens for the city of New Amsterdam, 31 

April 15. Appeal. Thomas Stevenson against a judgment of the court of 
Middelborch (Newtown), L. I., in favor of Thomas Hall, attorney 
for Jan Rooseboom, 31 

April 19. Protest. Against Thomas Pell settling on lands belonging to the 

Dutch, with notice to quit, 31 

April 19. Order. Court messenger to serve the above, 33 

April 21. Appointment. Hellegond Joris to be city midwife, and suspension 

thereof, 33 

April 21. Examination. Francis Allard respecting malt left at his house by 

Hans Breyer, 33 

April 22. Appointment. Magistrates for the town of Flushing, 34 

April 27. Order. Confiscating certain wines and brandies belonging to Lourens 

Heyn, 34 

April 27. Order. Requiring Cornells Martense to prove that the duties h.ave 
been paid on certain liquors seized and deposited in the public 
store, 34 

April 28. Order. On motion of the fiscal to subject Hans Breyer, accused of 

robbery, to torture, in order that he may confess, 35 

April 28. Proceedings in appeal. Stevenson vs. Hall, 36 

May 5i Discharge. William Bowne and Edward Browse, guardians of 

John Ruckman, 36 

May 5. Order. Allowing Harry Brasier, who lefb in the time of the troubles, 
to trade and sell his property in New Amsterdam, but not to be 
domiciliated, 37 

May 5. Petition. David Provoost, clerk to the courts of Breuckelen, Mid- 

wout and Amesfoort, for some allowance for his trouble, 37 

May 5. Order. Establishing a tariflfof fees to be received by said oflieer, . . 38 

May 13. Order. Postponing the consideration of a petition of Gregory 

De.xter for land for himself and a few English families, 38 

May 13. Hue and cry. For the arrest of three thieves who broke out of Fort 

Amsterdam, 39 

May 13. Summons. The above three thieves to make their appearance at 
Fort Amsterdam before the third beating of the drum, on pain 
of having their names affixed to the gallows, 39 

May 13. Indictment. Hans Breyer, a soldier, for burglary, and conclusion 

of the fiscal in the case, 40 

May 14. Examination of Hans Breyer thereupon, 42 

May 14. Votes of the judges in regard to the punishment to be awarded the 

prisoner, 43 

May 14. Sentence. Hans Breyer to be stripped of his .irms in the presence 
of the soldiers in Fort Amsterdam, then to be conveyed to the 
place of public execution and there hung by the neck until he is 
dead, o 44 

May 14. Indictment. Francis Allard, cadet, for receiving stolen goods, ... . 46 



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May 14. Votes of the several judges in the above case, 41 

May 14. Sentence. Francis Allard, of Paris, to be conducted to the place 
where justice is administered, there stripped of his arms, then 
whipped, and banislied for ever out of the country, 48 

May 15. Commutation. Of Hans Brej'er's sentence to perpetual banishment, 

at the urgent solicitation of the public at the place of execution, 49 

June 1. Divorce. Granted to John Hicks, of Flushing, L. I., from his wife. 
Hardwood Long, on the ground of her adultery, with leave to 
Hicks to remarry, 49 

June 3. Minute. Of the application of the deaconry for an order to Abra- 
ham Rycken to reopen a road leading to the Poor's farm, and for 
the grant of an island opposite it, called Huelicken, or Borger 
Jorisen's island ; connnissioners to be sent to examine the road ; 
the island already granted, 50 

June 4. Attachment. Issued against the person and property of Joseph 

Fowler, of Mespath, at the suit of Thomas Waudel, 51 

June 4. Order. On a petition of the tobacco inspectors, praying that all 
tobacco be subject to inspection ; inspection of Virginia tobacco 
optional, 52 

June 4. Order. On a petition of Gysbert Opdyck, praying that an attach- 
ment, which he made on goods of Edward Hicby, be declared 
valid ; must prove that he appealed in time, and that copy of the 
judgment, &o., was refused him, 52 

June 4. Order. On a petition of Jan Hendricksen Steelman, praying a 
patent for a piece of land in Mespath, purchased by him from 
Francis Douthey ; referred to a judgment against Douthey of 18th 
April, 1647 (not found), 53 

June 4. Order. On a petition of Peter Ryverding, clerk of the court at 

Fort Orange, allowing him part of his salary, 53 

June 4. Order. Referring to the city authorities a petition for enlarging the 
city gate at the East river. New Amsterdam, so as to permit the 
passage of a cart, and for repairing the road, 54 

June 15. Order. On a petition of the magistrates of Midwout and Amesfoort, 
setting forth that they had built a house, and fenced a piece of 
land, for their minister, and praying a license to solicit subscrip- 
tions from the public ; postponed, 54' 

June 8. Commission. From the court at Fort Orange, &c., to three of the 

magistrates, to make certain representations to the coxmcil, 55 

June 10. Instructions. To the aforesaid deputies, 56 

June 16. Resolution. To appoint a commissary at Fort Orange, «zce Dyckman, 67 

June 18. Notice. To Lady Moody and the inhabitants of Gravesend, to send 

in a nomination for magistrates, 58 

June 21. Appointment. Jan de Decker to be presiding commissary at Fort 

Orange, <&c., 59 

June 21. Order. On the representation of the delegates from Fort Orange 
and Beverwyck ; allowed to form the excise ; to publish an ordi- 
nance against bosloopers, or runners among the Indians, 60 



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July 14. Minute. That director Stuyvesant submitted a report in council of 
his transactious in Curasao and the Caribbee islands ; report 
ordered deposited in the secretary's office ; minute of the date 
of director Stuyvesant's departure for and return from the West 
Indies, ' 61 

July 19. Minute. Of the attendance on the council of William Bount 
(Bowne), with the sheriff' and two other inhabitants of Graves- 
end, stating his disapproval of previous acts of the authorities of 
that place in regard to the election of magistrates, and pledging 
himself to abide by the patent, 62 

July 19. * Letter. Lady Deborah Moody, and John Tilton, clerk, to director 
Gmvesend. Stuyvesant, with the names of town officers of Gravesend, for his 

approbation, 63 

July 19. Confirmation and qualification of the above town officers, 63 

July 9. Remonstrance. Of the Dutch inhabitants of Gravesend, praying 
that the above town officers may not be confirmed, for reasons set 
forth at length, 64 

July 19. Minute. Of the salary allowed to the sheriff of Gravesend, 66 

July 27. Approval of the ordinance enacted at Fort Orange against runners 

who follow Indians in the woods to secure their furs, 67 

July 27. Order. The fiscal to prosecute sundry tavern keepers at Fort 

Orange, who refused to allow their liquors to be guaged, 67 

July 27. Proceedings against George Baxter and James Hubbard, prisoners, 68 

July 27. Order. On a petition of Abraham de Lucena and others, praying 
for a grant of land for a Jewish burying ground in New Amster- 
dam ; no need of it yet, ■. 68 

July 27. Examination. Peter Jansen, on a charge of committing a severe 

assault on his wife, with her evidence and the order in the case,. . 69 

July 27. Order. Paul Heymans, to prepare to leave with his family for 

Fatherland, 70 

Aug. 6. Ordinance. Imposing a duty of ten per cent ad valorem, on every 

negro exported from New Netherland, 70 

Aug. 6. Order. Sheriff Provoost to inquire of the principal people in his 
district, whether they are satisfied with the rev. Mr. Polhemus, 
and what they intend to contribute towards his support, and to 
report, 71 

Aug. 11. Order. The petition of Paul Heymans, praying for the release of 
his wife from prison ; she is to be confined to her husband's 
house, 71 

Aug. 11. Order. Granting Abraham Martensen Clock, miller, a building lot 

on Manhattan island, 72 

Aug. 11. Order on a petition of Harmen van Hobooken, chorister, in rela- 
tion to his salary, 72 

Aug. 11. Order. Refusing a writ of appeal in the case of Jan Hendricksen 
Steelman vs. Thomas Saul, from a judgment at the court of 
Flushing, dated 5th August, 1654, on the ground that the motion 
is too late, 73 



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Aug. 11. Appointment. Magistrates for Fort Orange and Beverwyck for the 

ensuing year, 73 

Aug. 16. Message. Director Stuyvesant (sick) to the council empowering 
them with capt. De Coninck of the Ballance, to do whaterer 
is necessary to promote tlie present expedition (against the 
Swedes), 74 

Aug. 16. Resolution. To retain, for particular reasons, letters addressed by 
the directors in Holland, to the several courts and colonies in 
New Netherland, except those to the magistrates of the city 
of New Amsterdam and Staten island, 74 

Aug. 16. Proclamation. Appointing Wednesday, 25th inst., a day of fasting 
and prayer, to invoke the blessings of Almighty God on the expe- 
dition against the Swedes, 75 

Aug. 1 9. Call for volunteers for the said expedition, 78 

Aug. 19. Resolution to impress ships in the harbor for the above expedition,. 79 

Aug. 19. Appointment. Foppe Jansen to be commissary to the above expe- 
dition, 79 

Aug. 24. Order. Petition of Edward Scharburch, praying leave to sail with 
some negroes to Virginia, granted, pro\ided he give security 
that he will not enter the S6uth river (Delaware) during the 
voyage (see vol. 3, p. 135), 80 

Aug. 24. Order. Captain Anna Douwes, of the ship Love, to accompany the 

above expedition with his vessel, 80 

Aug. 24. Order. The capt.ains of the several vessels in the harbor of New 
Amsterdam, to furnish two men from each ship, and whatever 
provisions and ammunition they have, also not to sail until the 
return of the present expedition from the South river, 80 

Aug. 24. Warrant. To impress the above seamen, &c., 81 

Aug. 24. Order. Postponing the consideration of a petition of Allard Anthony 

praying return of some confiscated goods, 82 

Aug. 28. Order. To enroll into the militia companies of New Amsterdam, all 
l^ersons who live by sailing sloops up and down the river and 
have no fixed place of residence, 83 

Aug. 28. Appointment. Wessel Gerritsen and Pieter Lourissen to be pilots 

to the above expedition, 83 

Aug. 28. Resolution. Jews to be exempt from military service, on paying a 
commutation fee, as the citizens have a great aversion to serve 
with them, 84 

Aug. 30. Order. Ships New Amsterdam, Brindled Cow, and Beaver, to 

send two men each on board the Ballance man-of-war, 85 

Aug. 30. Charter. Of three sloops, to accompany the expedition against the 

Swedes, 85 

Aug. 31. Charter. Of the French privateer L'esperance, for the above expe- 
dition, 85 

Aug. 31. Order. On the petition of Jannetje Melyn, permitting the removal 
of her husband from the prison to a more comfortable place, on 
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Aug. 31. Note. To Thomas Willet, for 1,500 guilders wampum, payable in 

merchandise or beaver, 87 

Aug. 31. Minute. That the above sum was borrowed by the director-general, 
on his person.al security, for the public serviceand is to be repaid 
by the company, 87 

Aug. 31. Resolution. To adjoin burgomasters Anthony and Cregier to the 

council, during the director's absence, 87 

Sept. 8 (? 28). Letter. Jacobus van Curler and other Dutch settlers, to the 
Gravesend. director and council, stating that they are threatened by the 

Indians, and asking assistance (inclosing), 88 

Sept. 27. * Letter. Thomas Wlieeler (to the English settlers at Gravesend), 

Westchester. advising them of an intended attack by the Indians on the Dutch 

settled in the English towns on Long island and New England, 

whom he advises to remove to their own countrymen for 

safety, 90 

Oct. 8. Affidavit. Joseph Safford and Thomas Read, of Mespachts kill, 
that they had been informed by Joseph Fowler, Goodman Beets, 
Samuel Touw, and his son William, that people from Gravesend 
had been to Westchester, where they learned the unfriendly feel- 
ings of the Indians towards the Dutch, 91. 

Oct. 9. Minute and votes of the council on the action to be taken on the 

above letter, 92, 93 

Oct. 9. Letter. Director and council to the magistrates of Gravesend, 
Fort Amsterdam, requesting them to send two of their number to consult on the 

contents of lieut. Wheeler's letter, 94 

Oct. 12. Minute. Of the attendance of Messrs. Wilkins and Bowne, of 

Gravesend, on the council, 95 

Oct. 11. Ordinance. Against stealing fences, 95 

Oct. 11. Resolution. Forbidding the sailing of the vessels in port until the 
arrival of the Ballance man-of-war, and the departure of any pas- 
sengers able to bear arms, until the present crisis is passed, 96 

Oct. 11. Resolution. Empowering the burgomasters of New Amsterdam to 
collect money, and, if necessary, make an assessment, to defray the 
expenses of the public works of the city, and also, at a proper 
time, to impose a tax on lots, houses, and real estate, for like 
purpose, 97 

Oct. 12. Minute. Of the attendance on the council of Jacob van Curler and 
Jacob Sulliakes, with the magistrates of Gravesend, who are 
assured of being assisted in case of necessity, 99 

Oct. 12. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to capt. Brian Nuton, of Amesfoort, 
New Amsterdam, and serjt. Velthuysen, of Midwout, warning them to be on their 
guard against Indians who have been seen prowling about Hell- 
gate, 99 

Oct. 13. Minute. Of the appearance before the council of Stephen Necker, 
who had been taken prisoner with 5 others, by Indians, and is 
sent to demand a ransom, 100 

Oct. 13. Minute. Of a message brought from the Indians at Paulus Hook, 

to the effect that all the prisoners will be restored in two days,. . 101 



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Oct. 13. Resolution. Not to pay the ransom demanded by the Indians, the 
same being considered excessive ; 73 christians still in the hands 
of the Indians, 101 

Oct. 14. Court proceedings. Samuel Mahee vs. Messrs. Gildersleeve and 
Washburne, action of damages ; plaintiff and Mr. Leveret having 
some misunderstanding, the matter was referred to arbitration ; 
defendants, being two of the arbitrators, took their oaths thattlie 
difficulty -had been disposed of, which it is now alleged was not 
the case, therefore plaintiff claims £200 stg. damage, 102 

Oct. 16. Ordinance. Against persons going into the country, unless in large 

bodies, .' 103 

Oct. 16. Order. Authorizing the burgomasters of New Amsterdam to col- 
lect moneys subscribed for the public works, and, in case of non- 
payment, to levy the same by execution, 104 

Oct. 16. Order. Requiring each farmer in Amesfoort and the Bay to keep 
one man properly armed for duty in that quarter, and to board 
two of the soldiers sent thither for the protection of the 
settlers, 104 

Oct. 16. Letter. Director and council to capt. Post, ordering him to inquire 
New Amsterdam, of Pennekeck, Oratany, and other chiefs, what they propose to do 

about the prisoners in their hands, 105 

Oct. 16. Letter. Magistrates to the director, <fec., informing them that the 
Midwout. settlers had resolved to reside near each other, and requesting that 

said village be laid out, 105 

Oct. 16. Order. Approving a plot of the above proposed village of Midwout 
(Flatbush), except that 5 or G lots are reserved for public build- 
ings, viz., the houses of the sherifi" minister, town clerk, school- 
master, tavern, and court house, 107 

Oct. 18. Ordinance. Forbidding all persons going across the river, or com- 
municating with the Indians, without a pass ; or collecting in 
crowds on the shore, on the departure or arrival of the director's 
boat to negotiate with the Indians, or on the arrival of any Indians 
in town, 107 

Oct. 18. Minute. Of the return of 14 christians (men, women and children) 
by Pennekeck, chief of Achkinkeshacky, and of presents made 
him in consequence, 108 

Oct. 18. Instructions. To capt. Adriaen Post to obtain the release of the 
christians still in the hands of the Indians ; release of a Wappingh, 
and of an Esopus or Waerinnewaugh Indian, 109 

Oct. 19. Resolution. Again refusing permits to passengers to leave for 

Holland, until the ship New Amsterdam is ready to sail, Ill 

Oct. 18. Protest. Against the further detention of the galiot Hope, lately 

impressed for the expedition against the Swedes, 112 

Oct. 19. Answer. To the above protest, 112 

Oct. 18. Petition. The burgomasters, soliciting the appointment of proper 

persons to act as orphan masters in New Amsterdam, 113 

Oct. 19. Appointment. Of orphan masters for New Amsterdam, 115 

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Oct. 20. Order. On the petition of Allard Anthony, praying restitution of 
some property contiscated in 1G50, in the ship New Netherland's 
Fortune ; chiim allowed, but payment postponed, 114 

Oct. 20, Petition. Thomas Willett, to be indemnified for his loss in defend- 
ing a suit in Holland for the recovery of the ship New Netherland's 
Fortune, confiscated and sold by director and council, then called the 
Farewell, and sent to Holland, where she was seized by the original 
owners ; with answer, referring petitioner to the directors at 
Amsterdam, for whose profit the vessel had been confiscated,. ... 115 

Oct. 20. Letter. Jacob van Curler, Anthony Jansen, and other Dutch 
Grayesend. inhabitants, to director Stuyvesant, praying protection against the 

Indians ; twenty men sent to them, 115 

Oct. 21. Minute. Declining to comply with the petition of sundry merchants, 

for leave to sail for Fatherland, 115 

Oct. 21. Protest. Of the skippers of the Bear and Brindled Cow, for deten- 
tion of their ships, and answer, 116 

Oct. 21. Message. Of the Indians, sent by Claes Jansen Ruyter and Peter 

Wolphertsen, with some prisoners, and answer thereto, 116 

Oct. 21. Petition. For the release of Nicolaes Boot's wife, arrested for 
scalding ; granted, her husband giving security for her good 
behavior, 117 

Oct. 26. Petition. Adriaen Blommaert for a writ of appeal from a judgment 
pronounced by the court of New Amsterdam in favor of John la 
Montague, jun., 117 

Oct, 26. Release of the French galiot Sparrowhawk from seizure, 118 

Oct. 26. Protest. J. van der Vin, Cornells Steenwyck, Jeremias van Rense- 
laer, Johaunis de Peyster, and other merchants, against the direc- 
tor and council for not permitting them to proceed on their voyage 
to Holland, 119 

Oct. 26. Answer to the above, imposing a fine of 25 guilders ($10), on each 
of the signers of the protest, and ordering that no one be per- 
mitted to leave the country, unless he have already resided there 
at least 12 months, 120 

Oct. 26. Protest. Director Stuyvesant against certain proceedings of John 

Risingh, late director of New Sweden, 121 

Oct. 28. Return of secretary van Ruyven to the above protest served on Mr. 

Risingh, 124 

Oct. 26. Message. The chiefs of Achkinkeshacky and Mochgeychkonck, 
respecting a ransom for prisoners in their hands, and resolution 
to comply with their demand, 129 

Oct. 31. Order. The fiscal to inspect certain vessels in port, and to provide 

a passage for the Svi'^edes and their baggage, 129 

Oct. 31. Remonstrance. Director-general and council of New Netherland 
to their High INIightinesses, the States General, exposing the bad 
conduct of the barbarous natives towards the Dutch nation during 
our time, 130 

Same. Addressed to the burgomasters and council of the city of 
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Reinonstrauce. Addressed to the directors of the West India com- 
pany, chamber at Amsterdam, 139 

Nov. 1. Order. The skipper of the sliips Bear and Brindled Cow to land 
the hon. Johan Kysingh and factor Elswyck in England or France, 
and the other Swedes at the Helder, I43 

Nov. 2. Certificate. Director Stuyvesant that he had ordered Cornells 

Jacobsen Steeuwyck to pay 800 guilders to Mr. Rysingh, 144 

Nov. 2. Receipt. Johan Rysing for divers bills of exchange advanced to 
him by director Stuyvesant, for payment whereof he assigns cer- 
tain property belonging to the crown of Sweden and the Southern 
(Swedish) Company, i 144 

Nov. 4. Order. The skipper of the ship New Amsterdam to receive two 
seamen who had been in the expedition against the Swedes, with 
the skipper's refusal, I43 

Nov. 5. Ordinance. Against goats running at large south of the fresh water 

in New Amsterdam (renewed), 148 

Nov. 6. Order. The petition of Jacob Barsimson and Aser Levy (Jews), 
for leave to stand guard like other burghers of New Amsterdam, 
or to be relieved from the tax paid by others of their nation ; 
refused and petitioners permitted to go elsewhere if they like,. . . 147 

Nov. . 7. Order. Certain contumacious tavern-keepers at Fort Orange to 

pay the excise on pain of prosecution, 147 

Nov. 10. Appointment. Hon. Johannes la Montague and burgomaster An- 
thony, with the ordinary city surveyors, to proceed with the lay- 
ing out of streets, &c., in New Amsterdam, 148 

Nov. 10. Appointment. Magistrates for the town of Heemstede, , 148 

Nov. 10. Propositions. Submitted by the director-general to the council, 
as to the expediency of declaring war against the Indians, the 
raising of funds for the support of the military, and the redemp- 
tion of the prisoners yet remaining in the hands of the enemy, ... 149 

Nov. 10. Opinion. The director-general on the above, 151 

Nov. 27. Answer. Councillor De Sille to the above, 160 

Nov. Advice. Councillor La Montagne on the above, 162 

Nov. 14. Advice. Fiscal Van Tienhoven on the above, i 165 

Nov. 27. Proposition. Indians of Long island on the part of Tackpaasa, 

requesting a continuance of the peace with their tribe, 170 

Nov. 29. Commission. Johan Paul Jacquet to be vice-director and com- 
mander-in-chief at the South river (Delaware), , 171 

Nov. 29. Ordinance. Increasing the tavern-keepers' excise throughout the 

province, . . .• 1-^3 

Nov. 29. Ordinance. Fixing the price of good New Netherland beer, 175 

Nov. 29. Appointment. Jacob Kip, to be vendue master to the court of 

orphan masters, 175 

Nov. 29. Petition. Abraham de Lucena and other Jews, for leave to trade 
at the South river and Fort Orange, with votes of the several 
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Nov. 29. Order. Permitting the above persons to despatch one or two per- 
sons to the South river to dispose of goods sent there, 177 

Nov. 29. Application. Serjeant Nicholas Langevelthuysen, for the restitution 
of a chest in the possession of Dirck Smith's wife; referred to the 
liscal, 177 

Nov. 30. Order. For the removal of George Baxter from his present cold 
prison to the detention room in the city hall, New Amsterdam, on 
giving security (see vol. 3, p. 139), 178 

Nov. 30. Condition on which the tavern-keepers' excise is to be let for the 

ensuing year, 178 

Nov. 30. Certificate. That Warnaer Wessels farmed said excise, 179 

Nov. 30. Oath. Taken by Israel Bensen Valck, as provost marshal, 179 

Nov. 30. Commission. Israel Bensen Valck, to be provost marshal, 180 

Nov. 30. Discharge. Of several soldiers who have taken up farms and settled 

in the country, 181 

Nov. 30. Order. On a remonstrance of the brewers of New Amsterdam, 
complaining of the price at which they are obliged to sell beer ; 
price advanced, 182 

Nov. 29. Order. On a representation of the tavern-keepers of New Amster- 
dam, fixing the rate at which they are to sell liquors, 183 

Nov. 30. Order. Dirck Smith, provisional commander on the South river, to 

appear before the council, 184 

Dec. 6. Clearance. To Isaac Allerton, for the ship Charles, Greenfield Ler- 
ben, commander, to sail to the Cura9ao islands for salt or horses 
(see vol. 3, p. 130),. 184 

Dec. 6. Instruction. To Jan Paul Jacquet, vice-director at the South river, 185 

Dec. 8. Oath. Taken by vice-director Jacquet, 190 

Dec. 14; Petition. Jacob Kip, attorney of Johannis la Montague, jun., pray- 
ing the dismissal of an appeal lodged by Adriaen Blommert, as 
six weeks have elapsed without giving notice of such appeal to 
the I'espondent, 191 

Dec. 14. Order. Dismissing said appeal, and affirming judgment of the court 

of burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, 193 

Dec. 14. Order. Allard Anthony to satisfy a judgment obtained against him 

by Maria Verplanck's son (Geleyn), or to appeal, 1 93 

Dec. 14. Minute. Of the seizure of tobacco shipped by Jacob Cohen with- 
out a permit, and on which the duties have not been paid, 194 

Deo. 14. Complaint. Fiscal van Tienhoven against the ship New Amster- 
dam, for smuggling, 1 95 

Dec. 1 7. Petition. Salvador Dandradi, a Jewish merchant, setting forth that 
he had purchased a house in New Amsterdam, at public auction, 
and praying a deed thereof, as he is ready to pay the purchase- 
money, 197 

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Dec. 23. Notice of appeal. Peter Dircksen Waterhond, from a judgment 
obtained in the city court of New Amsterdam, by David Ferara, 
a Jew, 198 

Dec. 23. Complaint. Fiscal against Jacob Cohen, for smuggling, praying the 

confiscation of certain tobacco, 198 

Deo. 23. Order. For the sale of said tobacco, on the defendant giving secu- 
rity for such judgment as may be awarded, 199 

Dec. 23. Appointment. Stoffel Michielse to be town crier, or bellman, 20O 

Dec. 23. Discharge. Hans Petersen from prison, on his personal security, . . 200 

Dec. 17. Answer. Peter Dircksen Waterhond, skipper of the ship New 

Amsterdam, to the complaint of the fiscal for smuggling, 201 

Dec. 23. Discharge. Of Mattheus de Vos, a soldier,, 204 

1654. 
Oct. 22. Petition. Brian Nnton to the directors of the W. I. Company at 
Amsterdam, prayinj^ permission to return to New Netherland, 

and to be continued in his office, 205 

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Dec. 23. Order. Referring to arbitration a suit between Allard Anthony 

and Geleyn Verplanck his apprentice, 206 

Dec. 31. Ordinance. Against firing guns on New Year's and May days; 
planting May poles ; beating drums in public, and selling liquors 
on those occasions, 207 

Dec. 31. Letter. Secretary Van Ruyven, to the burgomasters and schepeus 

Fort Amsterdam, of New Amsterdam, with copy of the above ordinance, 207 

1656. 
Jan. 4. Order. For the punishment of a boy and girl (orphans from Amster- 
dam) in the service of Pieter van Couwenhoven, for dishonesty, . . 213 

Jan. 8. Notice of .appeal. From a judgment of the court of Flushing, in a 

case of Pidgeon vs. Taelman, 213 

Jan. 4. Order for the issuing of a writ of appeal ; Peter Dircksen Water- 
hond vs. David Ferera, on depositing 1 2 guilders with the provin- 
cial secretary, 214 

Jan. 4. Writ of appeal in the above case, 215 

Jan. 15. Order on a petition of the clergy against conventicles and unqualified 
preachers, and for a proper person to give lectures in Middelburgh 
(Newtown) L. I., 216 

Jan. 15. Petition. Rev. Messrs. Megapolensis and Drisius above refer.ied 
to ; request a person be appointed to supply the vacancy caused 
by the absence of rev. Mr. Moore,. , 217 

Jan. 15. Further order in the case of Anthony vs. Verplanck, 217 

Jan. 15. Order. On a petition of Teunis Craay, requesting permission to 
convey his house and lot to Salvador Dandrada, a Jew, the same 
having been purchased by him, or that the director and council 
would take the property, by virtue of their right of pre-emption, 
and pay the stipulated price for it ; referred to minute of Dec. 23 
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Order. Grantiug Johannes Provoost an increase of salary, 219 

Petition. [Peter Taelman] of Middelborgh (Newtown), L. I., for a 
writ of appeal from a judgment of the court of Flushing, in favor 
of William Pidgeon ; granted, 219 

Petition. Hon. Nicasius de Sille, for his pay, while acting as captain- 
lieutenant ill Brian Nuton's place, 220 

Jan. 18. Order. Granting the prayer of the above petition, 221 

Jan. 18. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, for the 
privilege of nominating their successors ; (with) order granting the 
prayer of the above petition, 223 

Jan. 18. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens aforesaid, requesting ap- 
proval of the fees imposed by them for sealing weights and mea- 
sures ; granted, 224 

Jan. 18. Order. On the petition of Claes Pietersen, smith, for remuneration 

of services, 225 

Jan. 18. Proceedings. In the case of the farmer of the excise vs. Egbert van 

Borsum, for violation of the excise laws, 226, 244, 277, 280, 286, 304, 305 

Jan. 18. Ordinance. For the formation of villages, and against straw roofs 

and wooden chimneys, 226 

Jan. 18. Ordinance. Establishing an excise on slaughtered cattle, 229 

Jan. 18. Further proceedings in the case of the fiscal vs. Cohen, for smug- 
gling ; a compromise permitted, 230 

Jan. 18. Appointment. Christiaen Barentsen, to be firewarden, 280 

Jan. 18. Reply. Of the fiscal to the answer (on p. 201) of Peter Dircksen 

Waterhond, skipper of the ship New Amsterdam, 231 

Jan. 18. Questions. Submitted by the director-general to the council on ex- 
port duties, conventicles, slaughtering cattle, farming the weigh- 
house, villages, excluding Indians from the settlements, militia 
musters and wampum ; with answers, 236 

Jan. 25. Judgment. Affirming the decision of the court of Flushing, in the 

case of Peter Taelman, appellant, vs. William Pidgeon, respondent, 237 

Jan. 25. Judgment. In the case of Peter Dircksen Waterhond, appellant, vs. 
David Ferrara, respondent; decision of the city court annulled 
and a new trial ordered, 238 

Jan. 24. Petition. Lourens Jansen, for payment of a debt due him by 

George Baxter, 239 

Jan. 24. Order on the above ; petitioner to file his claim with proofs, as Baxter 

has run away, 240 

Jan. 25. Petition. Schout, burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam 

on the subject of their salaries, 242 

Jan. 25. Order to serve plaintiff with copy of rejoinder in the case of the 

fiscal vs. Peter Dircksen Waterhond, 244 

Jan. 25. Appointment. Direk Crynen to be provoost marshal, 244 

Jan. 25. A])pointment. Peter Tonneman to be sheriff and clerk of the dis- 
trict of Breuokelen, 245 



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Jan. 25. Complaint. Magistrates of Middelbui-gh against Peter Taelman, for 
removing tobacco attached by order of the court at Flushing; order 
thereupon, 246 

Jan. 25. Order. Authorizing Jan Teunissen, carpenter, to save the Swedish 

yacht Union, on shore outside Sandy Hook, 246 

Jan. 26. Indictment. John Smith, an Englishman, of Middelborgh, for killing 

hogs, and for obtaining goods under false pretenses, 247 

Jan. 26. Votes of the members of the council and magistrates of Middelborgh 

on the punishment to be awarded in the above case, 239 

Jan. 26. Order of the magistrates of Middelborgh respecting the disposal 
of the estate of John Gray, a fugitive from justice (see vol. 5, 
p. 330), 251 

Jan. 26. Sentence. .John Smith, of Middelborgh, to be whipped, branded 

and banished, 251, 252 

Jan. 26. Paper read by director Stuyvesant to the council, containing 
information furnished to Mr. Wyles, schoolmaster at Onckeway, 
by an Indian in the employ of Van der Donck, on the causes of 
late difficulties with the Indians, with Mr. Ws opinion of the feel- 
ing in New England towards the Dutch, &c., and asking advice 
thereupon, 253 

Jan. 26. Advice of the council thereupon ; to remove the settlers on Staten 
island to New Utrecht, and in case of refusal, to send the soldiers 
back to that island, 256 

Jan. 27. Ordinance. Forbidding the exportation of peltries before entering 

the same, 257 

Jan. 27. Proclamation. Appointing the 1st of March to be observed as a 

day of general fasting and jirayer, 258 

Feb. 1 . Ordinance. Against conventicles, 260 

Feb. 1. Warrant. The fiscal to hold a court on board the B.allance man-of- 
war for the trial of William ^ton, an Englishman, accused of 
theft, 263 

Feb. 1. Petition. The burgomasters, as treasui'ers of the New Amsterdam, 
for power to collect the assessment made for the repair of the 
public works, 263 

Feb. 1. Answer. Referring the petitioners to the resolution of 11th Octo- 
ber last, which gives them the power prayed for, 264 

Jan. 31. Nomination. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam for 

the ensuing year, 265 

Feb. 2. Advice of the director-general and council on the above, 266 

Feb. 2. Appointment. Burgomasters and schepens for the ensuing year,. . . 268 

Feb. 2. Order. The fiscal to deliver uj) two hogs belonging to Thomas 

Hall, which he had seized, 268 

Feb. 2. Petition. Michiel Jatisen for a lot in the city, all his property bar- 
ing been lately destroyed by the Indians, 269 

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Feb. 8. Votes of the director and council, iu the case of AUard Antliony, 
appellant vs. Abraham Planck, guardian of his son Gelyn Ver- 
planck, respondent, 270 

Feb. 8. Judgment in the above case; decision of the court of burgomas- 
ters and schepens reversed, and young Verplanck ordered to serve 
out his time, 276 

Feb. 15. Order. Confirming a judgment of the court of Gravesend in a case 
of slander, Cornelia Johnson vs. Hubert Johnson, unless defend- 
ant prove within 8 days the truth of his assertion, 278 

Feb. 8. Petition. Magistrates of Midvvout and Amesfoort praying authority 
to take up a collection in Breuckelen and adjoining towns for the 
support of their minister ; granted, 278 

Feb. 15. Petition. Surgeon Van-evanger to be allowed expenses incurred in 
the repair of the company's house occupied by him ; referred for 
examination to a committee, 279 

Feb. 15. Proceedings in the case of the fiscal vs. Adrian Blommert, for alter- 
ing marks on brandy in ship N. Amsterdam, 280, 283, 300, 310, 319 

Feb. 15. Petition. Serjt. Luycas Dircksen, for his discharge, and for leave 

to settle at the South river ; granted, 281 

Feb. 15. Petition. Serjt. Jacob Luby, for his discharge, and leave to settle 

at Arnhem, where he has land ; granted, 281 

Feb. 15. Order. On a remonstrance of Michiel Jansen, setting forth that 
Borger Jorisen claimed the lot lately granted him ; that he have 
a lot between the old church and the gracht, in New Amster- 
dam, 282 

Feb. 15. Order. Granting Claes Jansen, baker and two others, lots adjoin- 
ing the preceding, 283 

Feb. 22. Petition. Nicolas Barnard, for leave to take possession of goods on 
board The Flower of Gelder, belonging to one Jacques la Moth ; 
granted, on giving security, 284 

Feb. 22. Order. Granting the Jews of New Amsterdam a burying place 

outside the city, 285 

Feb. 22. Propositions. Submitted to the council by director Stuyvesant, 
m-ging the providing of ways and means for the support of the 
government, balancing the public accounts, and the concentration 
of the settlers in villages, .>. 286 

Feb. 22. Answer. Councillor De Sille thereto, 290 

Feb. 22. Advice. Councillor La Montague thereupon, 291 

Feb. 25. Advice. Fiscal Van Tienhoven thereupon, 294 

Feb. 22. Approval. By the director and council, of the plot, or plan, of the 

village of Midwout, and order to build accordingly, 296 

Feb. 22. Report of the committee on the repairs done to the company's 
house by surgeon Varrevanger, and order to the bookkeeper to 
allow said account, 297 

Feb. 22. Petition. Bartel Maneken, a soldier, for his discharge ; granted,.. 298 



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Feb. 25. Petition. Magistrates of Breuckelen, praying that the rev. Mr. 
Polhemus preacli alternately there and at Midwout; granted, 
weather permitting, 299 

Feb. 25. Petition. Burgomasters, to be relieved of the duties of orphan 
masters of New Amsterdam, and to have persons appointed to till 
that office ; appointment, 300 

Feb. 25. Minutes of council. Respecting the lately made survey of the city 

of New Amsterdam, 300 

Feb. 25. Advice. Director-general and councillor De Sille thereupon, 301 

Feb. 25. Advice. Fiscal Van Tieuhoven thereupon, 302 

Feb. 25. Confirmation and approval of the survey and plot map of New 

Amsterdam, according to wliich the streets are staked out, 302 

Feb. 25. Order. Granting Bartel Manneken leave to sail in the ship New 

Amsterdam for Holland, 303 

Feb. 25. Indictment. Thomas Gridy, of Gravesend, for driving off George 

Baxter's cattle, then under seizure, 306 

Feb. 25. Sentence. Of the above Gridy, " aged 70 years," to be banished 

the province for 12 years, with costs, 307 

Feb. 25. Appointment. Jan Peecq, to be broker to the merchants of New 

Amsterdam, " as he speaks Dutch and English," 308 

Feb. 25. Petition. Martin Cregier, for leave to build on his lot, 308 

Feb. 29. Order thereupon. Declaring it inadvisable to permit buildings to be 

erected so near the fort, in New Amsterdam, 309 

Feb. 29. Order on a petition of Gelyn Verplanck ; he is allowed to remove 
his things from Mr. Anthony's, on giving security to render an 
« account of his cash, 309 

Feb. 29. Order. Adriaen Keyser to pay Adriaen Dircksen Coen's account 

against the privateer La Garce, 309 

Feb. 29. Order. Lieutenant Stillwell, to appear before the director and 
council respecting a cow sold by him to Rutger Jansen of Mid- 
wout, 310 

Feb. 29. Petition. Inhabitants of Metspadts Kil, requesting that the sur- 
veyor be authorized to lay out the village of Arnhem, 310 

Feb. 29. Order. Granting the prayer thereof, 311 

Feb. 29. Proceedings. In the case of Jacob Schellinger vs. Adriaen Post, 

agent of baron van der Capelle, for payment of a note ; continued, 311 

Feb. 29. Appointment. Nicasius de Sille and Govert Loockermans, to be 

kerck masters, 312 

Feb. 29. Discharge. Evert Dircksen van der As, a soldier, 312 

Feb. 29. Proceedings. In the slander case of Eldert Bruinsen, a soldier, vs. 

Nicolaes Lange, Serjeant, 312 

Feb. 29. Judgment. For plaintiifs in case of Jan Rutgersen vs. Andries 

Louvensen ; action of debt, 313 



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Projjosals. Submitted to the council by director Stuyvesant, on tlie 
subject of ways and means ; the public accounts ; establishment of 
villages and the state of affairs with the Indians (see p. 286),. . . . 313 

Petition. Burgomasters, &c., requesting that an ordinance be issued 
regulating intercourse with the Indians, and that a guard patrol 
the streets during divine service, 315 

Order. On the above, 316 

Commission. Captain de Coninek to capture the leading inhabi- 
tants of Westchester, and to expel English intruders therefrom,. . 318 
[In Bolton's Hnt. Westchester County, II, 157.] 

Instructions. To captain de Coninek for the above expedition, 318 

Petition. Of divers soldiers, for their discharge, 320 

Petition. Abraham de Lucena, Jacob Cohen Henricque, Salvador 
Dandrada, Joseph Dacosta, David Frera, Jews, setting forth 
that they and others, their co-religionists, are assessed the same 
as other citizens, and praying that they may possess the same 
rights in matters of trade and in acqmring real estate, according 
to a grant made them 15th F'ebruary, 1655, 321 

March 14. Answer to the above. Director and council await further instruc- 
tions from Holland, 322 

March 14. Order. Respecting the prisoners captured at Westchester, 323 

[In Bolton's Hist. Westchester Co., II, 158.] 

March 14. Proceedings in a case of appeal; Joost van Beecq vs. Maria Var- 

leth, widow of the late Jan van Beecq, 323, 324, 346, 350 

Judgment affirmed in the above case, 372 

March 14. Petition. Allard Anthony, for payment of a bill of salt beef furnish- 
ed by him, 324 

March 14. Order to the commissary to settle the above, 325 

March 14. Petition. Peter Rudolphus, for payment of an account; referred 
to the bookkeeper to be audited, .ind to the receiver-general for 
jjayment, 325 

March 14. Petition. Abraham Verplanck, for a lot in lieu of one he had near 
the fort, and which has been .appropriated for a square in New 
Amsterdam ; granted, , 326 

March 14. Proceedings in the case of Warnaer Wessels vs. Solomon Lachair, 
who is called on to say where he got a flask of Hosa soils he lately 
drank with some friends, 327, 344 

March 14. Order. On a petition of Jacob Stoffelsen, for payment of an account 
against the privateer La Garce; nothing can be done until the 
prize is condemned, 327 

March 14. Order. The fiscal to sell a negro man and woman, the one being 

lazy and the other a thief, 327 

March 14. Order. On a petition of Tennis Cray (about returning to Father- 
land), who sold a house to a Jew, but the sale having been can- 
celed, as Jews are not allowed to hold real estate, was obliged to 
sell it again at a less sum than he could have obtained at first, and 
now pr.iys indemnity ; to receive one-half the diSerence, 328 



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March 15. Order. Captain De Coninck to charter the ship Ballance, 329 

March 15. Application. The fiscal, recapitulating Pell's intrusion at West- 
chester, the arre.st of some of the settlers, and requesting that 
notice to quit be served on the remaining intruders, 329 

[In Boltoa's Hist, of Westchester Co., II, 159.] 

March 15. Order. To liberate the prisoners abovementioned, on taking an o.ath 
and signing an engagement to quit the above premises within si.Y 
weeks, 330 

March 16. Order on a petition from the magistrates of Midwout, directing 
that the Sunday morning sermon shall be preached at that place, 
and the evening sermon, on alternate Sundays, at Breuckelen and 
Amesfoort, 331 

March 15. Notice. All parties interested to hand their claims against the 

government to the company's bookkeeper, 333 

March 15. Judgment. In the case of David Ferreraws. Peter Dircksen Water- 

hond, annullmg the attachment issued against the plaintiff, 333 

March 16. Petition. The skipper of the ship Flower of Gelder, praying to be 
allowed to proceed with the loading of his ship, and order to do 
so, provided he do not interfere with nor sail before the company's 
ship Ballance, 334 

March 16. Commission. Thomas Wheeler, to be chief magistrate of West- 
chester (Vreedland), 335 

March 16. * Petition. Thomas Wheeler and 15 other settlers of Westchester, 
submitting themselves to the government of New Netherland, 
and asking certain privileges, 335 

March 16. Grant. The above petitioners to reside at Vrcedl.and, on taking the 
oath of allegiance, and to have the same privileges as Breuckelen, 
Midwout, and Amesfoort, 336 

March 10. * Petition. Robert Jackson, Daniel Denton, and eleven others, of 
Ileemstead, for a grant of a certain tract of land purchased by 
them from the Indians, " called Conorasset, lying from a river 
which divides it from Conarisee to the bounds of Heemstead" 
(Jamaica, L. I.), 336 

March 21. Grant. Of the above petition, on such freedoms and exemptions as 
the inhabitants of New Netherland generally possess to their 
lands, and election of magistrates on the footing and order in use 
in Middelburgh, Breuckelen, Midwout, and Amesfoort, 337 

March 25. Order. For the discharge of capt. Richard Panton, and 4 other 
Englishmen of Vreedland (Westchester), on condition that they 
leave the province, or give security for their good behavior, 338 

March 25. Appointment. Sheriff and magistrates of Flushing, 338 

March 24. *Noniination and appointment. Sheriffand magistrates of Gravesend, 339 

March 25. Permit. Captain Jacob to sail for the South river (Delaware), on 

condition that he clear his cargo, 339 

March 25. Permit. Joseph d'Acosta to send goods to the South river, 340 

^arch 28. Nomination and appointment. Magistrates for Midwout and Ames- 
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March 28. Appointment. Magistrates for Breuckelen, 341 

March 13. * Letter. Robert Bassitt and others, to director and council, with 
weatehesur. nomination of a list of persons from which they request magis- 
trates to be appointed (with), 341 

* Propositions that the inhabitans of freed land desiere to haue ratti- 
tied and confirmed, 342 

March 28. Appointment. Magistrates for Vreedland (Westchester), 343 

March 20. Petition. Magistrates of Breuckelen, for an order obliging proprie- 
tors of vacant lots to build thereon, 344 

March 28. Order. Accordingly, obliging .all to build within six months, 345 

March 28. Minute. Of an application from the magistrates of Midwout for 

assistance to pay their minister, who threatens to leave them, .... 345 

March 28. Answer to the above. Recommended to make a contract with theii- 
minister, and to take care that they pay what they promise him ; 
the director and council cannot give them any assistance, 346 

March 28. Order on an application of Nicolaes Verleth for leave to remove the 
frame of a house from Hoboken to New Amsterdam ; existing diffi- 
culties with the Indians render a compliance at present inexpe- 
dient, 347 

March 29. Minute. Receipt of intelligence by Isaac Allerton's ketch, that a 
Swedish ship called the Mercury had arrived at the South river, 
(Delaware), and order thereupon not to allow the Swedes to land, 
but to request the commander to proceed with his vessel to the 
Manhattans, 347 

March 29. Order. Vice-director at the South river to arrest Swen Scheute 
and Jacob Swenske and send them to the Manliattans, also to call 
on the Swedes at the aforesaid river to take the oath of allegiance 
and to send away such as had not .already taken, or should now 
refuse to take it, 348 

March 30, Pass to the ship Mercury to come to New Amsterdam for supplies, 

and to proceed thence to Europe, 349 

Appointment. Magistrates for Middelborch (Newtown, L. I.),. . . . 350 

Ordinance. Imposing certain duties on furs and liquors exported to 
other places than Holland, 351 

Resolution to offer for sale the house and lot called The Old Church, 
situated on the East river. New Amsterdam, 351 

Resolution to farm to the highest bidder the revenue to the weigh 
house. New Amsterdam, 352 

Resolution to dispatch the Shark to Holland with the tobacco in store, 352 

Order. Referring to arbitr.ation a suit between Janneke Melyn vs. 
Adriaen Post, for cattle claimed by plaintiff, 352 

April 4. Petition. Sara Joresey, first born christian daughter in New Neth- 
erland, widow of the late Hans Hansen, for a piece of valley 
adjoining her farm in the Wa.ale bocht, and exemption to her and 
her heirs from the payment of tenths and taxes ; order granting 
her the usufruct, with others of tlie valley, and rejecting the rest 
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April 4. Petition. Matthens de Vos to be appointed a notary ; granted,.. . . 354 
April 4. Order. Referring to the fiscal the petition of Hans Jongh, tanner, 

for a supply of oil, 354 

April 4. Oi'der. Referring to commissioners a request of the town of Mid- 
delborgh, that certain hay valleys be divided between it and the 
village of Arnhem, 355 

April 4. Indictment. Sander Toursen and his wife, for selling brandy to 

Indians of Mochgeyckkonck, 355 

April 4. Sentence. The above parties to be banished and sent to HolKand in 

the Ballance, 35G 

April 10. Order. Allowing the village of Gravesend two cannon and ammu- 
nition for its defense, as it is now surrounded by jsallisades, 353 

April 10. Order. Appointing commissioners to settle accounts between John 

Gr.T,y, of Sliddelborgh, and his creditors, 357 

April 1 1 . Petition. Hendrick Huyghen, on behalf of a number of Swedes 
recently arrived at the South river, for leave to settle and trade 
there, 358 

April 11. Answer. Peremptorily ordering said Huyghen to depart with the 

ship Mercury and passengers from the South river, 360 

April 12. Order for a contribution in cloth from each of the merchants for the 

ransom of the poor prisoners in the hands of the Indians 361 

April 12. Minute. Appearance of Mr. Huyglien before the council, and of 
his consent to the Mercury and her passengers coming to New 
Amsterdam, 361 

April 12. Order. Referring to arbitrators a difference in accounts between 

Cornells Schut and Maria Verleth, 362 

April 12. Appointment. Magistrates for Fort Orange and the village of 

Beverwyck, 362 

April 12. Dedimus potestatem to fiscal Van Tienhoven and secretary Van Ruy- 

ven, to swear in the sheriff of Flushing, and to let the excise there, 363 

April 12. Complaint. Joost Van Beecq I's. Maria Verleth, for slander, 363 

April 12. Summons. To Maria Verleth, to appear and answer the above com- 
plaint, 364, 368 

April 12. Order. Anthony Jansen from Salee to serve the magistrates of 
Gravesend with a copy of his complaint against them, and enjoin- 
ing said magistrates from proceeding any further with the fencing 
and inclosing of petitioner's land, 364 

April 25. Petition. Adriaen Post's wife, for a postponement of the suit be- 
tween her husband, who is sick, and Jacob Schellinger, and that 
the soldiers may be allowed to remain for the present on Staten 
island, 365 

April 25. Order. To the soldiers who accompanied Mdme. Post from Staten 

island, to return thither with her, 365 

April 25. Return of service of Claes van Elsland, the court messenger, to the 
above order ; the soldiers declared that they would not accompany 
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April 25. Discharge. Of Marcus Barentse from the company's service, 366 

April 25. Discharge. Of Paulus Heymans from the public service, 366 

April 25. Order on the petition of Lambert Lott, a discharged soldier, grant- 
ing him a passage to Holland in the ship Ballance, 367 

April 25. Appointment. William Bogardus, to be clerk in the secretary's 

office, 368 

April 27. Order. Cornells van Brugge to rectify errors in Harmen Jacobsen's 

account, 368 

April 27. Petition. Dirck van Schellnyne, for and on behalf of Mdme. Post, 
setting forth her husband's illness, .and praying that an armed 
force be sent to Staten island for the protection of the rights of 
baron van der Capelle tho Ryssel, patroon of that place, and that 
another person be sent thither to take care of the property, &c., 368 

April 27. Answer to the above. Nothing on the island worth preserving but 
the cattle ; recommends the removal of these to Long island ; popu- 
lation only 6 or 7 persons ; 'twould be folly to send a garrison for 
their protection ; an armed force therefore refused ; approve of Van 
Schellnyne as Mr. Van der Capelle's agent, 368 

April 27. Ordinance. Against smuggling, .and imposing certain duties on 

exported furs and liquors, .... 391 

April 27. Ordinance. Obliging all articles over 25 lbs. to be weighed at the 

weigh house, 373 

April 27. Ordinance. Regulating the weigh house, 374 

April 27. Order. Ensign Smith to proceed, with 12 or 16 soldiers, overland 

to the South river, and to report on state of aifairs there, 378 

April 29. Petition. Dirck van Schellnyne, agent of baron Van der Capelle, 
patroon of Staten island, asking permission to engage some free- 
men to settle there, on condition of swearing allegiance to said 
patroon, &c., 379 

April 29. Answer thereupon. Declaring said oaths inexpedient, 380 

April 29. Order. That the excise shall be paid in stringed wampum, in bun- 
dles containing at least 25 or 30 guilders, 381 

■ Index of entries in this volume relating to the burgomasters and 

schepens of New Amsterdam 382 

Register of the princii^al resolutions in this volume, 385 

Register of ordinances and placards in this volume, 389 

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[The papers and documents in this volume consist of original entries and letters between the dates 
2d March, 1655, and 19th September, 1656, duplicates of which were afterwards engrossed, and now 
form portions of vols. 6 and 8. As the titles of those original papers are given in the calendar of these 
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May 1. Opinions. Director and council, on receipt of intelligence from the 
South river that the Swedish ship Mercury had ran past fort 
Casimir, and landed goods near Matiunekonck, 1 

May 3. Bond. Hendrick Huygen, that he will demean himself peaceably and 

quietly at the South river, and submit to Dutch laws whilst there, 4 

May 3. Commission. Hon. Nicasius de Sille aud Cornells Tienhoven to pro- 
ceed to the South river and investigate affairs there, 5 

May 2. Petition. Maria Varlet, widow of the late Johannis van Beecq, 
praying the annulment of a certain judgment obtained by Joost 
van Beecq against her, failing which, she protests, &c., 8 

May 3. Order. For the arrest and imprisonment of Maria Verlett for con- 
tempt, in not answering complaint of Joost van Beecq (see vol. 6, 
pp. 363, 364), 10 

May 16. Petition. Nicolas Boot & Co., for a clearance for the ship King 

David ; granted, 10 

May 18. Ordinance. Notifymg in what specie certain duties are to be paid, 11 

May 29. Ordinance. Forbidding the lodging of Indians, at night, between 

the fort and the Fresh water, New Amsterdam, 12 

June 2. Notice. All persons to settle their accounts with the company 
within 15 days, aud not to pay or give credit to any one on the 
company's account except on proper authority, 12 

June 2. Two declarations. Respecting the wounding of capt.-lieut. Brian 
Nuton, in New Amsterdam, by a sentinel, near the water port of 
the fort, 13 

June 3. Ordinance. Against making advances to soldiers on their clothes 

or accoutrements, or purchasing such articles, 14 

May 26. Ordinance of the court of Midwout and Amesfoort, obliging the pro- 
prietors of houses and lots in Midwout to furnish palisades for 
the defence of that village, 15 

June 3. Ratification of said ordinance by the director and council, 16 

Jime Petition. Burgomasters and schepens, praying that a separate 

sheriff be appointed for the city of New Amsterdam, 17 

June 7. Answer. Director and council decline to separate the office of city 

sheriff from that of fiscal, 18 

June 7. Petition. Merchants of New Amsterdam, praying that the duty on 

exported wine and beer be abolished, 18 

June 7. Ordinance. To amend the ordinance imposing an excise on exported 

liquors, - 20 

June 7. Order. Dismissing Cornells and Adriaen van Tienhoven from their 

several ofiices, 21 



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June 10. Minute. Certifying the freight Peter Ruclolphus is to pay on each 

hogshead (of tobacco), 22 

June 10. Agreement. Between the director, &c., and Peter Rudolphus, 
whereby the latter is to deduct the amount of certain accounts 
from his bill of freight, 23 

June 19. Petition. Augustyn Heerman and others, praying that they may be 
paid their share of a certain prize captured in 1650, by the priva- 
teer La Garce, 23 

June 19. Answer. The vessel having been captured long after the conclusion 

of the peace, was not declared a prize, 24 

May 31. Protest. Johannes de Decker, commissary of Fort Orange, against 
Jan B.aptist van Renselaer, director of Renselaerswyck, and cer- 
tain tavern-keepers, for refusing to submit to his authority and 
the orders of the director and council, 25 

June 19. Answer. Mr. Van Renselaer to the above protest; will enter secu- 
rity for the payment of the excise claimed from the above 
tavern-keepers, 28 

June 19. Minute. Of the appearance of divers farmers and proprietors of 
plantations on the island of Manhattan, before the council, who 
are notified to pay their tenths this summer, and to leave the same 
on the field ; they excuse themselves on various pretexts, 29 

June 19. Appointment. Dirck Houthuysen to be smith to the company, 29 

June 20. Proceedings in the suit between Adriaen Post and Jacob Schellinger, 30, 54 

Jime 20. Summons. Hendrick the Swede, of Flushing, L. I., personally to 
appear before the director and council, to auswer such complaint 
as may be made against him, 30 

June 20. Resolution. Director and council to repair to Gravesend on the 
morrow, to decide the differences respecting the boundaries of 
that town, 31 

June 24. Judgment for plaintiffs, in the above case of Anthony Jansen and 
Robert Pinoyer et. al. vs. the town of Gravesend, for trespass ; this 
decision recajaitulates the bounds of the town, 31 

June 26. Appointment. Nicasius de Sille, to be sheriff of New Amsterdam, 32 

June 27. Ordinance. For the payment of tenths, 34 

June 27. Ordinance. For the better collection of duties on exports, 34 

June 20. Remonstrance. Jan Baptist van Renselaer, director of the colonie 
of Renselaerswyck, against imposing an excise and collecting 

tenths in said colonie (with), 36 

1633. 

Dec. 19. Extract from the register of resolutions of Assembly the XIX. of 

the W. I. Company, 40 

Nov. 24. Extract from the register of resolutions of the directors of the W. I. 

Company, 42 

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pointed to investigate certain diflerences between thi; 'SV. I. 
Company and the patroons of New Netherlaiid, 42 

[Duplicate addressed to patroon Pauw is translated in N. T. Col. Doc, I., 70.] 

June 1. Discharge. Kiliaeii van Renselaer from appearing on the above day, 

and summons to attend on 14th inst., 44 

lft56. 

June 27. Answer. Director and council to the remonstrance of Jan Baptist 

van Renselaer, 45 

May 28. Petition. Frederick Barentsen, baker at fort Casimir, for an increase 

of pay ; granted, 50 

June 27. Petition. Isaac de Foreest, weighmaster, for leave to sell a hogs- 
head of tobacco retained for his fees ; granted, 51 

June 27. Petition. Cornells van Tienhoven, for repayment of advances made 

by him to the treasury, or for 1,000 guilders on account, 52 

June 27. Answer. Whenever petitioner furnishes particulars of his account 

and advances, action will be taken on his petition, 53 

July 1. Resolution. To give private notice to J.an Dircksen and his wife to 
quit the country in the first sailing ship, they being suspected of 
furnishing liquor to the Indians, 54 

Aug. 3. Resolution. Not to execute the preceding resolution at present, but 

to hold it in suspension, 56 

July 1. Ordinance. Renewing previous ordinances for the formation of vil- 
l.ages, against admitting armed Indians into cities, villages, or 
hoivses, &c., 56 

July 6. Instruction. Commissioners of the tenths to notify the farmers on 

Long island to commute, or to leave the tenths on the field, 57 

July 11. Order. Sheriff Tonneman to attach the lands and crops of certain 
farmers in Amesfoort, who refuse to pay their tenths, and to sum- 
mon them before the coimcil, 60 

July 11. Petition. Hendrick Huygen, requesting to be informed what amount 
of duty he has to pay on the cargo of the ship Mercury, with 
answer, 60 

July 11. Order on a petition of Cornells van Tienhoven praying to be allowed 
back house rent and expenses incurred by him on a mission to 
Rhode island, , , 61 

July 11. Order on a petition of Anthony Jansen van Vaes, complaining that 
the town of Graveseud drive his cattle off his own land ; his 
bounds to be determined, 62 

July 11. Order on a petition of .Jacob Steendam for a piece of meadow at 

Aeruhem ; allowed to mow the common meadow land, 63 

July 13. Order. The fiscal to arrest and prosecute Elbert Elbertsen and others 

who refuse to pay the tenths, 63 

July 13. Complaint. The fiscal against Elbert Elbertsen and others for 

refusing to pay the tenths, 64 

July Answer. Elbert Elbertsen and others, prisoners, to the above com- 
plaint, 66 

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July 15. Conclusion of the fiscal in the above case, demanding that the 

defendants be fined, 68 

July 15. Bond. Elbert Elbertsen and others to reappear when called on, .. . 68 

July 17. Application of the fiscal for the confinement of two tavernkeepers 
from Fort Orange, until he prepare his complaint against them ; 
granted, 69 

July 20. Judgment in the case of Jacob Schellinger vs. Adriaen Post, for 
recovery of a note signed by Cornells Melyn and others claiming 
to be agents of baron Van der Capelle, 70 

July 16. Report. Johan de Deckere, commissary at Fort Orange, on the 
answer of the court of Renselaerswyck, refusing to publish the pla- 
card concerning the tenths, 72 

July Return. Johan de Deckere (aforesaid) to the order to summons 
Marcelis Jansen, farmer of the excise at Fort Orange, to account 
for said excise, 73 

July 19. Report of commissioners on the bounds between the town of Graves- 
end and the lands of Anthony Jansen van Salee, 73 

July 20. Order thereupon. Requiring Anthony Jansen from Salee, to run 

and mark the courses of his bounds, 75 

July 20. Order. Referring to the court of New Amsterdam an action ; 

Petrus Stuyvesant vs. Janneke Heermans, for slander, 76 

July 21. Complaint. The fiscal against Peter de Graefi", captain of a French 
privateer of Guadaloupe, who has arrived in port with a Spanish 
prize, demanding that said captain give security before he leave, 
to answer all claims that may be made against said prize, 7C 

July 21. Consent of Peter de Graeff to give the required security, 77 

July 24. Judgment in the above case. The prize to remain attached for a 
year and a day in the hands of Jean Perin, purchaser, to allow 
capt. De Graeff to prove the legality of his commission and the 
lawfulness of the prize, 78 

July 24. Commitment. Jan Peecq, tavernkeeper, and order for his prosecu- 
tion, 80 

July 24. Order. Referring to the fiscal a complaint against the captain at arms, 80 

July 24. Resolution. To grant Jan Catjou, a soldier, a tract of escheated 

land for a farm, 81 

July 24. Judgment for plaintiff in the case of Cornells van Ruyven, vendue 
master vs. Nicholas Verleth, for the recovery of the price of two 
mares, 81 

July 24. Petition. David Ferera, for a writ of appeal from a judgment pro- 
nounced by the city court ; granted, 82 

July 25. Answer. Marcelis Jansen, late farmer of the excise at Fort Orange 
(see supra, p. 73), claiming indemnity for the losses he suffered, 
by reason of the non-enforcement of the excise ordinance there, . . 84 

July 25. Indictment. Michel Tadens, an inhabitant oi Pearl street, New 

Amsterdam, for furnishing liquor to Indians, 85 

July 25. Plea and answer to the above indictment, 87 



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July 25. Action. Rose Joele vs. Frangois Soleil, for breach of promise; the 
bans had been published and parlies then cohabited, but before 
any marriage ceremony had been performed ; defendant refuses to 
fulfill his promise, on the ground of uncongeniality of temper ; 
that plaintiff has a bad breath, and is capable of killing any maa 
living with her, " as she has a white lung ;" he would rather join 
the Indians than marry her, 87 

July 26. Petition. David Ferara, a Jew, setting forth that it was not his 
intention to appeal from the judgment of the city court (see supra, 
p. 82), but only to ask for a remission or mitigation of the fine; 
prays to be released from prison, 90 

July 26. Motion. Of the fiscal for a writ of execution against Ferara, with 

costs, 91 

July 26. Evidence. Of Dirck van Schelluyne, city marshal, in the case, 91 

July 26. Answer to Ferara's petition : to be released from prison ; the appeal 

to be prosecuted or the case to be submitted to arbitration, 92 

July 28. Complaint. Of the fiscal against Adriaen Jansen from Leyden, a^rns 
Appel, tavernkeeper of Renselaerswyck, for refusing to pay the 
excise, 94 

July 28. Same. Against Peter Adriaensen, for the same offense, 96 

July 31. Answer. Of Adriaen Jansen Appel to the above complaint, 98 

July 31. Answer. Of Peter Adriaensen to the above complaint, 100 

July 31. Order. To discharge Dirck Michielsen, a Fin, and Cornelis Marten- 
sen, a Swede, from confinement on a charge of giving beer to 
Indians, on the ground of their ignorance of the law, 101 

July 31. Minute. Arraignment of Francois Soleil, and his consent to marry 

Rose Jeele, whereupon he is released from imprisonment, 102 

July 31. Answer and plea of Michel Tadens to the complaint of the fiscal 

against him, for giving liquor to Indians, 102 

July 31. Examination m council of ensign Dirck Smith, on a charge of 
having sold a gun to an Indian, " when the last strange Indians, 
called Sinneketis, were here," 104 

July 31. Order. For the commitment of said Smith, . 105 

July 31. Reply. Of the fiscal to the answer of Michel Tadens, SM/)?*a, 105 

July 31. Evidence. Of the Indian to whom Michel Tadens sold the brandy, 

and said Tadens' plea in abatement, 106 

Aug. 1. Complaint of bookkeeper Van Brugge, that he cannot close his 

accounts for want of the receiver's books, 106 

Aug. 1. Letter. Director and council to Cornelis van Tienhoven, ordering 
Fort Amsterdam, him to fumish Said books, 107 

Aug. 1 . Petition. Johannes Pietersen van Brugge, requesting to be credited 
for money advanced by him to the city of New Amsterdam, in 
the time of the English troubles, 107 

Aug. 1. Answer to the above. Referred to the burgomasters and schepens, 108 

Aug. 1. Reply. Of the fiscal to the answer of Adriaen Appel (sMjsra, p. 98), 109 



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Aug. 1. Petition. Michiel Tadens, for mitigation of the penality to which 

he is become subject for selling liquor to Indians, 110 

Aug. Petition. Michiel Tadens, that his sentence of banishment may 

be commuted to a fine, Ill 

Aug. 3. Sentence. Michiel Tadens, to be fined 500 guilders ; imprisoned 

until paid, and to be afterwards banished the province, 113 

Aug. 3. Rejoinder. Peter Adriensen and Adrien Appel, to the reply of 

the fiscal {supra p. 109), 115 

Aug. 3. Letter. Director and council to Carel van Bragge, requesting to be 
Fort Amaierdam. informed when the public accounts will be closed, 116 

Aug. 3. Message. From Anthony Jansen from Salee, informing the director 
and council that an armed party from Gravesend had driven ofi" 
and impounded 24 head of his cattle which had been pasturing at 
the point east of his house, 117 

Aug. 3, Order. To the magistrates of Gravesend, to restore the above cat^ 
tie and to sue Jansen for trespass if they think they have any 
ground of action, 118 

Aug. 3. Order. The widow of David Provoost, late sheriff and secretary 
of the district of Breuckelen, to deliver to sherifl' Tonneman the 
oflicial records of said district in her possession, 119 

Aug. 5. Interrogatories to, and answers of Peter Adriaensen and Adriaen 

Jansen Appel, tavernkeepers of Fort Orange, 120, 124 

Aug. 7. Judgment against Peter Adriaensen aforesaid, to pay the excise due 

by him, to be banished for three years, or pay a fine of £200 Flemish, 126 

Aug. 7. Election. Peter Adriaensen to pay the excise and the above fine, . . 130 

Aug. 7. Judgment against Adriaen Jansen Appel aforesaid, to pay the excise 
due by him, to be banished for two years, or pay a fine of 800 
guilders, 130 

Aug. 7. Election. Adriaen Jansen Appel to pay the excise and fine, 133 

Aug. 7. Petition. Ludovicus Cobes, to be appointed court messenger at 

Fort Orange ; granted, 134 

Aug. 11. Ordinance. Renewing and amending the ordinance against import- 
ing and selling articles contraband of war, 135 

Aug. 18. Summons. Magistrates of Gravesend, and Anthony Jansen from 
Salee and his servant, to appear before the council, in the suit to 
which they are parties, and order to attach hay cut by the town 
of Gravesend on land claimed Isy Jansen, 140 

Aug. 21. Proceedings in the case of the town of Gravesend vs. Anthony Jan- 
sen from Salee, for trespass, 141 

Aug. 21. Judgment in the above case, for defendant, 143, 156 

Aug. 22. Compliance of the magistrates of the town of Gravesend with the 

above judgment, 145 

Aug. 14. Letter. Magistrates to director Stuyvesant, requesting him to repair 
Beverwyck. to that place in order to put a stop to disorders arising from the 
sale of beer, &c., to Indians, and asking for a new commissary at 
Fort Orange, 147 



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Aug. 22. Minute. Offer of councillor De la Montagne to go to Fort Orange 

as commissary, 14S 

Aug. 22. Resolution. Appointing Mr. De la Montagne accordingly, 149 

Aug. 22. Application. Peter Tarragon for a lot of land, 149 

Aug. 23. Order. Jacques Corteljon to survey the lands of Anthony Jansen 
Tan Salee, Robert Pennoyer, and William Bredenbent, adjoining 
Gravesend, 150 

Aug. 24. Ordinance. Explaining the ordinance regulating the anchorage 

ground before Xew Amsterdam, 151 

Aug. 24. Order. To summon certain parties of Gravesend to answer a com- 
plaint lodged against them, 152 

Aug. 25. Award. P. L. van der Grist and Thomas TTiUett, arbitrators on a 
claim of Richard Lord, of Hartford, merchant, i-s. director Stuy- 
vesant, for £200 stg., damages for non-performance of a con- 
tract, 152 

Aug. 3. Petition. Armgard Prints for a grant of certain lands at Printsdorp 

and Tinnakunck ; granted, 154 

Aug. 30. E\-idence in the case of the fiscal vs. ensign Smith, for selling a gtm 

(see supra, p. 104), 158 

Aug. 24. Petition. Jan Juriaens (Becker), clerk at fort Casimir, praying for 

a salary ; granted, 162 

Sept. 6. Ordinance. Regulating the fees on removal of tobacco and other 

goods to and from the public store, 163 

Sept. 6. ^'etition. Juan Gallardo Ferrara, praying for the restoration of his 

negro slaves, and order thereupon, 166 

[In X. T. CoL Doc., U, 26.] 

Sept. 6. Minute. Of the appearance of the captains of the ships Otter and 

Dove before the council, in relation to anchorage money, 168 

Sept. 6. Resolution. Of director and councD, on receipt of letters from the 
States-General, the burgomasters of Amsterdam, and an extract 
from a memorial of the Spanish ambassador, relative to the case 
of the aforesaid Juan Gallardo vs. captain Sebastiaen Raeff and 

his lieutenant, Jan van Campen, 168 

[In N. T. Col. Doc, 11, 27.] 

Sept. 12. Complaint. Fiscal against ensign Dirck Smith for selling a grm to 

Indians, 172 

Sept. 12. Answer. Ensign Smith to the above complaint, ITS 

Sept. 12. Examination of ensign Smith, 176 

Sept, 13. Sentence. Dirck Smith, to be dismissed the service, and to quit the 

country, 180 

Sept. 13. Ordinance. Establishing a weekly market day in Xew Amsterdam, 182 

Sept. 13. Complaint. Fisc.il against Xicolas Lange Velthuysen, for selling 

liquor to Indians, «fcc., 183 

Sept. 13. Order. The aforesaid Lange Velthuysen to prepare to quit the 

country in the first sailing ship, 184 



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Sept. 14. Order. For the seizure of hay mowed by Anthony Jansen from 

Salee, contrary to previous injunction, 185 

Sept. 14. Pardon of two soldiers who had been absent, and now return to 

their duty, 186 

Sept. 1 9. Pardon. Nicholas Lange Velthuysen, 187 

Sept. 11. Petition. Burgomasters, &c., of the city of New Amsterdam, for 

leave to impose certain taxes, 187 

Sept. 20. Answer of director and council thereto, 190 

Sept. 20. Petition. Jan Snedeker for compensation for the loss of certain 
lots, in consequence of the formation of the village of Midwout, 
with order granting his request, 192 

Sept. 20. Grant. To Mdme. Beyart, of a lot in New Amsterdam to build a 

house on, 193 

Sept. 20. Resolution. To pay Mr. Pergens for a clock he sent out at the 

request of the government, 193 

Sept. 20. Ordinance. For the regulation of the officers and soldiers of the 

director-general's company, 1 94 

Sept. 20. Petition. M.agteld Megapolensis for a writ of appeal from a judg- 
ment pronounced by the court of Fort Orange, in favor of Jacob 
d'Hinse ; granted, 198 

Sept. 21. Petition. Cornells Martense for restitution of wine seized, in 1655, 

by Cornells Tienhoven, with order thereupon, .- 199 

Sept. 22. Case in appeal. Megapolensis vs. surgeon d'Hinse ; judg'^-ent of 

the Fort Orange court reversed, 200 

Sept. Commission. Johannes la Montague and Thomas Willett to inquire 

into some differences between the inhabitants of Middelburgh, L. I., 202 

Sept. Report of the above commissioners, 203 

Sept. 22. Confirmation of said report, 207 

Sept. 26. Petition. Allard Anthony, attorney for Jacob Jansen Huys, for a 
writ of appeal against a judgment of the court of New Amster- 
dam ; granted, 209 

Sept. 26. Petition. Walewyii van der Veen, praying director and council to 
enforce a certain order of the city court, and oblige Allard Anthony 
to render him an accoimt, 210 

Sept. 26. Order in the case of Martense vs. Van Tienhoven, appointing Messrs. 

De Sille and Van Ruyven to examine and report thereui^on, 212 

Sept, 26. Minute. Of the appearance of the schepens of Breuckelen, Midwout 
and Amesfoort, before the council, praying that measures be 
adopted to pacify the Indians in their neighborhood, 215 

Sept. 26. Order. Cornells van Tienhoven to render an accoimt of certain 

goods formerly shipped to New Amsterdam, 215 

Sept. 26. Petition. Jan Jansen Bestevaer for satisfaction of a claim against 

Edmund Scharburgh, 216 

Sept. 27. Order. Empowering said Bestevaer to sell certain goods left in his 

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Sept. 27. Ordinance. Setting forth what sort of goods are to be received in 

payment of export duties, 219 

Sept. 27. Resolution of the council. Declaring that it is necessary that the 

director-general should go to Fort Orange, 221 

Sept. 27. Appointment. William Bogardus to be comptroller of the windmill, 223 

Sept. 27. Order. Respecting the payment of certain debts due by Adriaen 

van Tienhoven, 224 

Sept. 27. Judgment. In the case of the farmer of the excise vs. Daniel 

Litschoe, for receiving liquors without a permit, 225 

Sept. 27. Order. On a complaint of the fiscal vs. William Brouwer, shoe- 
maker ; defendant to pay duty on Russia leather, &c., imported 
by him, and to make a pair of shoes for the fiscal, 236 

Sept. 28. Commission. Johannes La Montagne to be vice-director at Fort 

Orange, 227 

Sept. 20. Minute. Appearance before the council, of twelve Indians of Marse- 
pinck, with certain articles stolen by Indians of Matinecogh, 
belonging to the tribe of iSicketaioaffh, from Long island, 230 

Oct. 5. Answer. Cornelis van Tienhoven to the order of the 26th Septem- 
ber last, 231 

Oct. 5. Reply. Of the fiscal to Van Tienhoven's answer, 232 

Oct. 5. Examination of Andries Laurensen, a soldier, sent prisoner from fort 

Casimer on a charge of having sold his gun, 232 

Oct. 5. Petition. Jacques Corteljou for leave and assistance to remove 

some hay belonging to him, 235 

Oct. 5. Petition. Peter Symonsen of Gravesend, complaining that Anthony 

Jansen prevents him removing some reed he has cut, 237 

Oct. 17. Order. To seize the said reed, and notice to Anthony Jansen not • 

to leave the Manhattans, 238 

Oct. 18. Petition. Solomon La Chair for a writ of appeal from a judgment 

of the city court ; granted, 239 

Oct. 24. Petition. Lutherans of New Amsterdam, asking that they may not 
be prevented continuing their religious exercises, as they expect a 
regular clergyman next spring, 240 

Oct. 24. Order. To transmit the above petition to the directors of the W. 
I. Company at Amsterdam ; meanwhile the laws will be enforced 
against conventicles and public meetings of any but those belong- 
ing to the Reformed Dutch chm'ch, 241 

Oct. Petition. Harmen Jacobs, requesting to be informed whether Mr. 
Van Renselaer is exempt from paying the excise to the farmer at 
Fort Orange, 242 

Oct. 24. Order. Referring the above to the court at Fort Orange ; mean- 
while it is the opinion that Mr. Van Renselaer and his tenants are 
exempt, 243 

Oct. 10. Petition. The bakers of Beverwyck, praying that private persons 

be not allowed to bake bread for sale, 243 



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Oct. 24. Order. That none but the above petitioners be allowed to bake 

bread for sale at Beverwyck, 245 

Oct. 24. Bill of Cornells Clock, for bleeding, purging, &c., divers sick soldiers 

on board the Gilded Otter, with request for p.ayment, 245 

Oct. 24. Order. Referring the above to the directors in Holland, 246 

Oct. 24. Petition. Hendrick Barentsen Smith, cadet, for his discharge ; 

granted, 246 

Oct. 24. Orders. Increasing the pay of Gert Abel and Jan Andriessen, sol- 
diers, , 247 

Sept. 26. Ordinance. Renewing the ordinances for the due observance of the 
Oct. 26. S.abbath ; against furnishing liquor to Indians, or exporting wine, 
beer, or other liquors, without a permit ; establishing an assize of 
bread and regulating the trade of baking, 248 

Oct. 24. Petition. George Woolsey, residing in the house of Isaac Aller- 

ton, for leave to keep tavern for one year, (bis) 253 

Oct. 26. Order. Granting the prayer of the above petition, 254 

Oct. 26. Order. Releasing Adam Oncklebagh from confinement, on condi- 
tion that he tend the mason for a fortnight, 254 

Oct. 26. Order. Permitting Peter Laurens to carry his own goods to the 
South river, on condition of conveying some soldiers thither and 
bringing back a cargo of stone, 254 

Oct. 26. Order. To Evertje Dirckx, a Swede, to remove to Long island or 

the South river, she being a bad character 255 

Oct. 31. Proceedings in a suit. John Hicks vs. Hendrick Jansen, for pay- 
ment of land purchased from Mr. Carman ; case postponed on con- 
dition that defendant deposit the amount demanded, in the secre- 
tary's office, 255 

Oct. 31. Order. For a writ of appeal in favor of Walewyn van der Veen vs. 

Peter Wolpherts van Couwenhoven, 256 

Oct. 31. Order. Lambert Huybertsen Mol and John Hudson, ship carpenters, 
to examine and report on the condition of the yacht William & 
George of Virginia, 

Oct. 31. Resolution. Director and coimcil adhering to their previous reso- 
lution of September 6, on the claim of Juan Gallardo Ferara for 
the restitution of certain negroes, 258 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, 11, 32.] 

Oct. 31. Petition. Pelgrom Clock to be admitted a notary; granted, 260 

Oct. 31. Petition. Dirck Smith for a pardon, 262 

Oct. 31. Order. Restoring said Smith to his former place of ensign, 263 

Oct. 31. Judgment in the case of Solomon la Chair, appellant, vs. Jan Lau- 
rens, respondent; decision of the city court affirmed with costs,. . 264 

Nov. 7. Petition. Michiel Tadens for pardon and leave to reside on Long 

island ; granted, on paying 25 beavers to the church, 265 

Nov. 7. Order to seize and seal all the books and papers belonging to Corne- 
lls van Tienhoven, late fiscal, he having absconded, 267 



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Nov. 7. Order to credit Jacob Backer with duties payable on certain tobacco 

and hides shipped by Margaret Stuyvesant, his wife, to Holland,. 268 

Nov. 7. Another order to credit said Backer with du ics payable on other 

merchandise shipped by him, 269 

Nov. 7. Judgment in the case of Walewyn van der Ve^n, appellant, vs. Peter 
Wolpherts van Couwenhoven, respondent, for payment of a bal- 
lance due on a note ; respondent condemned to pay, as the court 
rules that his declaratory oath that the debt has been paid, is inad- 
missible in case of a note of hand, 270 

Nov. 8. Order to restore Cornelis Martense certain wine formerly seized, as 

the duty thereon had been already paid, 272 

Not. 8. Sentence. William n.ilk't, sheriiF of Flushing, for allowing (Baptist) 
conventicles in his house, contrary to law ; to be removed from 
office ; to pay a tine of £50 Plemish, and to be banished, with 
costs, and to remain in prison until the same be paid (see post, vol. 
14, p. 26), 273 

Nov. 8. Sentence. William Wickendam, for officiating as a gospel minister 
at Flushing, without authority; fined £100 Flemish and b.inished, 
meanwhile to be imprisoned until the same be paid, with costs,. . 274 

Nov. 11. Order. Remitting the fine imposed on the above minister, as noth- 
ing can be got from him, 276 

Nov. 10. Petition. Peter Lucassen for payment of his account, 277 

Nov. 10. Memorandum. Particulars of said account and order for papnent, . . 278 

Nov. 23. Memorial. The sheriff, burgomasters, &c., of New Amsterdam, 

asking for explanation in regard to the citizens excise, 279 

Nov. 25. Ordinance. Further regulating the excise, 281 

Nov. 6. Ordinance of the city of New Amsterdam regulating the citizens 

excise, 285 

Nov. C. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens praying the ratification of the 

above ordinance, 287 

Dec. 5. Ratification of the above ordinance by the director and council,.. . . 288 

Dea. 1. Complaint. The fiscal against Jiicob Stevensen Kuyper and his wife, 

for selling liquor to the Indians, 289 

Dec. 5. Sentence. Banishing said parties to Long island, 290 

Deo. 6. Petition. Peter Wolphertsen van Couwenhoven, praying an injunc- 
tion against the execution of a judgment obtained by certain 
parties against Jacob van Couwenhoven, until his father VVolphert 
Gerritsen van Couwenhoven shall account for his and his deceased 
brother Gerrit's shares of their mother's estate, 291 

Dec. 6. Order. Referring the petitioner to the burgomasters and schepens 

of New Amsterdam, meanwhile execution to be stayed, 293 

Nov. 6. Appointment. Mattheus de Vos to be city marshal, 294 

Dec. 7. Confirmation of the above appointment by the director and council, 295 

Dec. 14. Letter. Rev. Mr. Polheymus to the director-general; his house is 
MidvTout. not yet inclosed ; himself, wife and children sleep in the cold on 

the floor, 296 

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Dec. 21. Letter. Director-general to the magistrates of Midwout, ordering 

New Amsterdam, that the minister's residence be immediately inclosed, 298 

Dec. 20. Petition. Sheriff, burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, 
praying that the criminal jurisdiction of their court extend 
to all cases not capital, 299 

Dec. 21. Ordinance. Empowering said court to take cognizance of criminal 
offenses punishable by branding and whipping ; saving the prison- 
er's right to appeal, 300 

Nov. 18. Application. Of the fiscal for leave to remove the books and papers 
of Cornells van Tienhoveu from his Late residence, his hat and cane 
having been found floating in the water, 302 

Dec. 21. Application. Of the fiscal for leave to seize all the real and personal 
estate of Cornells van Tienhoven, and to put keepers in his house, 
as his wife is nightly removing baskets of goods from the premises, 303 

Dec. 21. Order. The fiscal to take an inventory of said Van Tienhoven's 
personal effects, and forbidding all transfers of his real estate until 
his accounts are audited, 804 

Dec. 21. Petition. Govert Loockermans, for a lot of ground in front of 

his house, across the Here wegh. New Amsterdam, 305 

Dec. 21. Order. Granting the above lot upon certain conditions, 30C 

Dec. 21. Petition. Isaac de Foreest, for leave to conclude a contract with 
Jacob van Couwenhoven, for .all the strong beer he will brew for 
a year ; granted, 307 

Dec. 21. *A23pointment of magistrates for Heemstead, 308 

Dec. 21. Petition. Rev. Mr. Polhemus, praying an advance on account of 
his salary, to enable him to pay for land he purchased from Cor- 
nells Aersen ; granted, 308 

Nov. 22. Petition. Abraham Martense Clock, for the grant of a piece of 

land in front of his house, across the Heere wegh. New Amsterdam, 310 

Dec. 21. Order thereupon, 311 

Nov, 26. *Petition. William Hallet, for remission of the sentence of ban- 
ishment pronounced against him, 312 

Dec. 21. Order. Granting prayer of the above petition on paying the fine 

and costs, 312 

Dec. 21. Petition. Jacob Stoffelsen, to hire the company's farm at Hasi- 

mus ; land granted him rent free for one year, 313 

Dec. 14. Petition. John Hicks, for the enforcement of an order issued to 

Hendrik Jansen {supra, p. 255), 315 

Dec. 21. Peremptory order to Hendrick Jansen to deposit certain moneys, 

on pain of execution (see supra, p. 255), 316 

Dec. 27. Petition. Rachel de Vinge, wife of Cornells van Tienhoven, 
praying revocation of the order to take an inventory of his per- 
sonal property, 316 

Dec. 27. Order. Staying such inventory, but continuing the attachment on 

the real estate, 318 

Nov. 11. Account. Of Mathys Capito, for copying, &c., 319 



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Dec. 27. Order. For payment of the same, 319 

Dec. 27. Order. To the magistrates of Gravesend, to sell all the property 

there belonging to George Baxter, 320 

Dec. 27. Order. To Paulus van der Beecq, not to grant permits for wines 

or other liquors exported to Long island, 321 

Dec. 27. Order. Increasing the remuneration of Matthys Capito, 322 

Calendar of transactions between the director and council and 
burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, for 1655, 323 

Calendar of the'principal resolutions, 324 

Calendar of ordinances and placards, 327 

Calendar of judgments, 329 

[Documents from page 331 to page 380, are duplicates of those in this volume 
already catalogued, pp. 207-210, and pp. 265-322.] 
1657. 

Jan. 3. Appointment. Peter Tonneman to be member of the council, 381 

Jan. 3. Oath of office of councillor Tonneman, 381 

Jan. 3. Ordinance. Regulating the currency, 383 ; suspended, 395 

Jan. 3. Order. Rejecting Ilendrick Wagerman's petition for additional 

compensation for guns sold, 387 

Jan. 3. Pardon. Of Hendrick Sweers, a soldier, for accidentally wounding 

captain Nuton, 388 

Jan. 3. Resolution. To furnish Oostdorp with arms and ammunition, 390 

Jan. 9. Petition. Abr.iham Martense Clock to be allowed peaceable pos- 

ses'sion of a lot granted him in the city of New Amsterdam, 391 

Jan. 9. Order thereupon, 393 

Jan. 16. Petition. Peter van Couwenhoven and Govert Loockermans, guar- 
dians of the motherless children of Jacob van Couwenhoven, for 
the appointment of guardians and trustees of said children, with 
power to take an inventory, 396 

Jan. 16. Order. Appointing guardians and trustees aforesaid, 399 

Jan. 13. Petition. Magistrates of Amersfoort, praying confirmation of an 

assessment (therein contained) for the payment of the minister,. . 400 

Jan. 16. Order. Approving and authorizing the collection of the same, 402 

Jan. 13. Petition. Magistrates of Midwout, for power to make an assessment 
for the payment of the minister, to farm the citizens' and butchers' 
excise, &c., 403 

J.in. 16. Order. Granting the prayer of the above petition, 405 

Jan. Petition. Magistrates of Breuckelen, complaining that an assess- 
ment of 300 guilders ($120) for the minister is too heavy for so 
poor a congregation, and objecting to rev. Mr. Polheraus as their 
clergyman, 406 

Jan. 16. Order. Sheriff Tonneman to advise those of Breuckelen to fulfill 

their engagement towards Mr. Polhemus, 410 



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Jan. 16. Ordinance. For the fencing of lands, and permitting firewood and 

other timber to be cut gratis on uninclosed lots, 411 

Jan. 23. Order. Sheriff, burgomasters and schepens, of New Amsterdam, to 
summon John Adams to answer a complaint of Mrs. William 
Beeckman, 414 

Jan. 23. Petition. John George Baldingh (Baldwin) for a divorce from his 

wife, on the ground of adultery, 415 

Jan. 2. * Testimony. Joseph Fowler and Hannah Bradish to the above fact, 417 

Jan. 8. * Confessions of Abigail Balden and Enam Benoni to the above 

adultery, 419 

J.an. 16. * Judgment of the court of Gravesend in the above case, 419 

Jan. 23. Decree of divorce granted to JtAn George Baldin aforesaid, 421 

Jan. 23. Petition. Jacques Corteljou to be surveyor-general, 422 

Jan. 23. Appointment. Jacques Corteljou to be surveyor-general, 422 

Jan. 23. Salary and fees of Jacques Corteljou, 423 

Oath of office of Jacques Corteljou, 423 

Jan. 23. Petition. Jacques Corteljou, agent of the heirs of Cornells van 
Werckhoven, for leave to found and erect a village on Long island, 
at the bay of the North river (New Utrecht), 424 

Jan. 23. Grant of the pi'ayer of the above petition, provided the plot of the 

proposed village be first submitted to the director and council,.. . 425 

Jan. 23. Ordinance. Against unlicensed taverns, 425 

Jan. 22. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, for the 
establishment of burgher right, or citizenship, and that none be 
allowed to keep store except resident freemen, 427 

Jan. 23. Opinion of the director-general thereupon, 429 

Jan. 24. Opinion of councillor De Sille thereupon, 434 

Jan. 29. Resolution. To issue an ordinance on the subject, 435 

Jan. 30. Ordinance. Establishing great and small citizenship in New Amster- 
dam, 436 

Jan. 30. Judgment in appeal. Allard Anthony, attorney of Jacob Jansen 

Huys, vs. Jacob Barsimson ; decision of the city court reversed, 439 

Feb. 2. Appointment. Magistrates for the city of New Amsterdam, 441 

Feb. 2. Ordinance. Declaring who are entitled to great and small citizen- 
ship, 442 

Jan. 31. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, on 

which the preceding ordinance was issued, 446 

Feb. 2. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens aforesaid for the privilege of 

appointing city officers, with answer refusing the same, 448 

Feb. 6. Appointment. Anthony Lodewycksen Baeck to be city jailer, 449 

Feb. 5. Nomination of measurers of grain and lime, 450 

Feb. 6. Appointment. Grain and lime measurers for city of New Amsterdam, 451 



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Feb. 6. Form of cei'tificate of great citizenship, 452 

Feb. 6. Form of certificate of small citizenship, 453 

Feb. 6. Order. To examine the papers of Cornells van Tienhoven, and to 
deliver such as are private to his wife, who is also empowered 
to sell some lots in the Smith's valley, 453 

(No date.) Letter. Magistrates to the director and council ; will pay rev. Mr. 
Breuckeien. Polhcmus Until 7th April next, but not afterwards, 456 

Feb. 6. Testimony. Of Anthony Lord and Avife and other inhabitants of 

Gravesend, respecting calves claimed by Charles Morgan, 457 

Feb. 6. Proclamation. Appointing the first Wednesday in March a day of 

general thanksgiving and prayer, 458 

Feb. 12. Nominations for the vacant offices of orphan master, city surveyor 

and fire warden in New Amsterdam, 461 

Feb. 13. Appointment to the said offices, 462 

Feb. 7. Ordinance of the magistrates of Breuckeien imposing an assessment 

to pay the rev. Mr. Polhemus (with) 463 

Names of the inhabitants of Breuckeien, The Ferry, Walebocht and 
Gouwanes, and the amounts they are respectively assessed 464 

Feb. 1 3. Approval and confirmation of the preceding ordinance, 466 

Feb. 13. Order. Granting Hendrick Jansen van Iveren further time to com- 
ply with the peremptory order of the 21st of December last, 467 

Feb. 13. Petition. Guardians and trustees of Jacob van Couwenhoven's 
motherless children, praying that the fiscal may be ordered to 
assist them in the performance of their duty, as they cannot effect 
anything with said Couwenhoven, 467 

Feb. 13. Order. Sheriff de Sille to assist those guardians, 469 

March 6. Order. That the retiring burgomaster shall in future act as treasurer 

of the city New Amsterdam, 469 

March 6. Appointment. Peter Tonneman to be kerck master of the church at 

New Amsterdam vice de Sille, 470 

March 13. Proceedings in the case of Cornells Schut vs. Maria Verlett, widow 

of Jan van Beeck, 471, 478, 485, 566 

March 13. Order. To increase the number of laborers at the public store and 

weighhouse to nine, 471 

March 13. Appointment of searcher and inspector of imports and exports pro- 
mised to Warnaer Wessels, 473 

March 13. Appointment. Councillor Tonneman, Carel van Brugge and Mat^ 
thys Capito, commissioners to investigate the accounts of Cornelis 
van Tienhoven, 474 

March 20. Order. Granting the prayer of a petition of AdriaengeWalich, wife 
of Dirck Teunissen Noorman of Midwout, that there be a medical 
examination of her daughter, who she alleges is falsely accused of 
having committed adultery with her stepfather ; granted, provided 
Teunisen and the girl appear personally before the council, 477 



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March 20. Order. For the arrest of Jacob van Couwenhovens, until he account 

for the estate of his late wife, 479 

March 17. Petition. Solomon Lachaire, farmer of the excise on slaughtered 

cattle, for a writ of appeal against a judgment of the city court,. . 480 

March 20. Order. That a writ issue accordingly, 431 

March 20. Nomination. Of persons recommended by the burgomasters and 

schepens to be public laborers (imperfect), 482 

March 26. Permit. Peter Meyer to use the pleasure boat of the late gov. 

Printz as a despatch boat, 483 

March 27. Appointment. Magistrates of Breuckelen, 483 

Memorandum of the names of those nominated for magistrates of 
Breuckelen, 484 

March 27. Appointment. Magistrates for Midwout and Amesfoort, 484 

March 27. Minute. Refusing to appoint Solomon Lachaire notary public, 485 

March 27. Arrest of judgment pronounced by the court of New Amsterdam, 

against John Adams for slander of Mrs. Beeckman, 485 

March 27. Appointment. Magistrates and sheriff of Gravesend, 487 

March 27. Minute. The sheriff of Gravesend has taken the oath of office,. . . 487 

March 27. Petition. Robert Brudenell, of Heemstead, for leave to sell his 
land, and order to him to pay 200 guilders to the receiver-general 
(see vol. 5, p. 417), 488 

March 27. Order in the case of Jacob Wolphertsen van Couwenhoven's minor 
children by his first wife ; to satisfy the guardians either by a 
deposit of, or security for the amount of the mother's estate, 
and to render an account thereof within 3 months on pain of 
execution, 489 

March 27. Agreement of the guardians to the above arrangement, 400 

March 27. Order. Cornelis van Ruyven to assist the commissioners appointed 

to investigate Cornelis van Tienhoven's accounts, 491 

March 27. Appointment. Matthys Capito to be assistant to bookkeeper Van 

Brugge, 492 

March 27. Petition. Johanna de Laet, widow of Johan de Hulter, for letters 
patent for lands purchased by her deceased husband from the 
Indians, 493 

March 27. Order thereupon. Petitioner to produce and record the Indian 

deed and then a patent will be issued, 493 

March 30. Ordinance. To prevent frauds in the inspection of tobacco, 494 

March 30. Opinions of the principal merchants of New Amsterdam on the 

preceding ordinance, 497 

April 4. Petition. Rev. Mr. Megapolensis asking for a stated sum for house 

rent and firewood, 502 

April 7. Order. Allowing him 300 guilders ($120) a year therefor, 503 

April 7. Petition. Cornelis van Ruyven requesting to know what per cent- 
age is to be allowed him as receiver, 503 



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April 7. Order thereupon. Allowance 4 per cent of receipts and disburse- 
ments, 505 

March 29. Petition. Nicolas Verleth to be appointed commissary of imports 

and exports, 505 

April 7. Appointment of Nicholas Verleth to said office, 596 

April 7. Oath of office taken by Nicholas Verleth, 507 

April 7. Oath of office of Warnaer Wessels as inspector and searcher of 

customs, 508 

April 12. Motion of the fiscal for the confiscation of gunpowder and other arti- 
cles brought by lieut. Alexander d'Hinoyossa 509 

April 12. Order denying said motion, 510 

April 12. Nomination of magistrates for Fort Orange, 511 

April 12. Deed. To the burgomasters of the city of Amsterdam, of Fort 
Casimir, now called New Amstel ; of all the lands thereunto be- 
longing (on the Delaware river), according to the Indian deed 
dated 19 July, 1651, from the west side of Christina creek (in 
Indian Suppeckotigh), to the mouth of the bay or river, called 
Boomties Hook, or Canaresse, and inland to the bounds of the 
Minquaas country, 513 

April 16. Order. Granting the request of Gerrit van Sweringen, supercargo 
of the ship Prince Maurice, to be dischai-ged from the company's 
service, 515 

April 17. Petition. Rev. Mr. Polhemus complaining of the non-payment of 

his salary, and praying assistance, 515 

April 17. Order to pay him 60 guilders ($24), 516 

April 17. Petition. Isaac Tym, alias Pieriere, for a house and lot on the South 

river ; declined, 516 

April 17. Petition. Catrina Roelofi's, widow of Lucas Rodenborch, for per- 
mission to raise money on account of the salary due her husband 
as vice director of Cura9ao ; granted, 518 

April 17. Petition. Tryntie Cornells, accused of adultery, for examination 
and to be confronted with her accusers ; ordered accordingly (see 
supra, p. 477), 518 

April 17. Proceedings in the case of Solomon Lachair, appellant, vs. John 

Lauwrence, respondent, 519, 543, 548 

April 17. Discharge of Harmen Hendricksen, a soldier, 520 

April 17. Permission to Jan Oosthoflf", a soldier, to return to Holland, to be 

cured of a rupture, 520 

April 17. Petition. William Bogardus, clerk in secretary's office, for an 

increase of salary ; granted, 521 

April 17. Petition. Widow Morris, of Gravesend, complaining that the negro 

at the Ferry had stolen articles she had left in his charge, 522 

April 1 7. Warrant for the negro's arrest, 523 

April 17. Notice. That duties on peltries, <&c., exported to other places than 

Holland, shall be paid to Warnaer Wessels, 522 



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April 11. Ordei". Appointing Thursday in each week a market day in 

Breuckelen, 523 

April 17. Proceedings in the case of Thomas Stevenson vs. Elias Beely, 524 

March 20. Complaint. Jan Schaggen against Jan Paul Jacquet, 524 

April 21. Certificate. Director and council that they had granted a plantation, 

on the South river, to Jan Schagen, 526 

April 6. Protest. Isaac Allerton, sen., against Jan Paul Jacquet, commander 

on the South river, 527 

April 20. Removal of Jan Paul Jacquet from his aforesaid oflBce, 529 

April 21. Petition. Salvador d'Andrada and other Jews, complaining that 
the burgomasters of New Amsterdam had refused to admit them 
to the right of citizenship, with order to the said burgomasters to 
admit the petitioners to such privilege, 531 

April 24. Examination of Tryntje Cornells and Ariaentje Walings, her mother 

(see pp. 477, 518), 532 

April 24. Order. Referring the above case to the fiscal and magistrates of 

Midwout, 533 

April 24. Discharge of John Adams, steward, 533 

April 24. Discharge of serjeant Hans Hopman, 533 

April 24. Petition. Jau Jacobsen for a commission to trade, with his ship St. 
John, along the coast and elsewhere ; granted, if he prove that he 
is a burgher, 534 

April 21. Petition. Nicholas Varlett, storekeeper, for permission to receive 

merchants' goods on storage in the public store ; granted, 535 

April 19. Petition. Nicholas Varlet, requesting that he may be released fi-om 
the obligation to pay for the company's scow, the same having 
been lost last January, in the river, in a gale, 536 

April 24. Order. Releasing him from half the cost, 537 

April 24. Pardon of Martin Claesen, a deserter, 538 

April 24. Proceedings in the case of widow Morris vs. Egbert van Borsum's 

negro, accused of theft (see p. 522), 539 

April 24. Resolution. That ensign Dirck Smith accompany captain Martin 
Cregier and party, as a guide, on their overland journey from the 
Manhattans to the Delaware river, 540 

April 25. InstructiontoensignSmithaforesaid; fortChristinacalledfortAltona, 541 

May 1. Permit to serjeant Gysbert Bry to return to Holland, 544 

May 1. Petition. Thomas Willett for leave to pay a gross amount as duty 

on a cargo of provisions he has imported into New Amsterdam, 544 

May 1. Resolution. Authorizing the fiscal to compound with Mr. Willett 
for the duties, " as 'tis better to have half an egg than an empty 
shell," 540 

May 1. Attachment. Issued against the goods of John Partridge, 547 

May 1. Order. Fiscal to prosecute the widow Morris, for having falsely 

accused Van Borsum's negro of theft (see p. 539), 547 



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May 1. Order. For the passage to Holland of Jan Oosthof, a discharged 

soldier, 548 

May 1. Minute. That Thomas Willett became security for Mr. Cowen in 

his suit with Mr. Nouwel, 549 

May 1. Order. John Ad.ams to defend himself in the suit for slandering 

Mrs. Beeckman, or to satisfy the judgment, 549 

May 1. Petition. Some of the crew of the ship Prince Maurice, that freight 
belonging to them may be free from an attachment, with order to 
the fiscal to investigate, 550 

April 20. Proceedings and judgment in the city court, in the case of William 

Brouwer, attorney for Jan le Febre vs. Adriaen Vincent, 553 

April 30. Receipt. William Brouwer for amount of said judgment, 555 

May 3. Agreement. Between the fiscal and Thomas Willett, for duties pay- 
able by him until June, 1658, 557 

May 8. Amnesty. Granted to deserters who will return within two months, 560 

May 8. Order. Mattheus de Vos and Peter Rudolfus to report on the 

wages paid in Amsterdam to public porters, 561 

May 8. Order on a petition of Jacob van Couwenhoven against the city 

survey ; he must submit to it, 562 

May 8. Order. Denying the request of Jan la Montague, farmer of the tav- 

ernkeeper's excise, for certain allowances, 562 

May 8. Order. The marshal to put in execution the report of councillor 
Tonneman against those in Breuckelen who refuse to pay rev. Mr. 
Polhemus, , 563 

March 13. Complaint. The fiscal against Adriaen van Tienhoven, 564 

May 8. Order to confiscate the wages of said Van Tienhoven, 505 

May 8. Minute of the delivery by vice-director La Mont.igne, of an account 

of the goods he received at Fort Orange, and their distribution, . . 565 

May 8. Judgment in the case of Jan Jacobsen, attorney of Maria Varleth 
vs. Jacob Calfl" and others, attorneys of Cornells Schut, in an action 
for rent of a farm in Gravesend, which defendants had sold to one 
Jan Tomassen, a lessee of plaintiff's husband ; judgment for 
plaintiff. , 566 

May. 8. Judgment in the case of Thomas Stevenson vs. Ellas Bailey, con- 
stable of Middelborgh, for the value of an ox seized by defendant 
on an execution and afterwards killed by him, notwitlistanding 
plaintiff offered satisfaction ; defendant to replace the ox and pay 
100 guilders damages, 568 

May 8. Action. WarnaerWessels ws. Simon Joosten, for recovery of excise; 

judgment for plaintiff, 570 

May Order. For the passage to Holland of Hans Ilopman, a discharged 

soldier, 5'71 

May 8. Examination of a negro and Jochem Wessels Backer, of Fort 

Orange, on a charge of stealing powder, 571 

May Petition of Jochem Wessels to be discharged on bail, 572 

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May 11. Order for the release of said Wessels on bail, 573 

May 11. Further examination of Peter Petersen, the company's negro, 574 

May 15. Petition. Jochem (Wesselse) Backer for leave to return to Fort 

Orange ; refused, 575 

May 15. Proceedings against Jochem de Backer, 576 

May 15. Order. Permitting Jan Evertsen Bout to rent his farm at Midwout 
to another person, in case Dirck Theunissen the Norman's wife 
be not able to hire it, 577 

May 15. Order on the petition'" of Jan Flaman for payment of an anchor 

and rope, 577 

May 15. Order on a petition of J.an la Montague, jnn., farmer of the excise; 
he cannot gauge or claim excise on liquors laid in before he farmed 
the excise, •. 578 

May 15. Order. To receive certain duties on tobacco in Wampum, at 10 

guilders for one beaver, 5S0 

May 15. Order. Declaring West India sugar free of import duty, "for the 

encouragement of that trade," 580 

May 15. Order. To Paulus van der Beecq, to deliver good stringed wampum 

to the burgomasters in j)aymeut of the excise rent, 581 

May 15. Order. In regard to persons at Fort Orange accused by Pietersen, 

the negro, 582 

May 19. Petition. Jochem Backer for leave to return to Fort Orange; 

granted on giving satisfactory bail, 583 

May 19. Complaint. The fiscal against Jan Paul Jacquet, 584 

May 19. Order. Fiscal to confine Jacquet to the commissary's office until he 
make up his accounts, meanwhile to take information as to the 
complaints against him, 585 

May 24. Petition. Jean Paul Jacquet for copy of the fiscal's complaint 

against him ; ordered, 586 

June 3. Resolution. To permit a French privateer to come into the port of 

New Amsterdam, with his prize, to revictual (with), 589 

June 3. Permit. C.apt. Augustin Beaulieu, of the frigate St. Pierre, to come 

with his prize into port, with a copy in French, dated 27th May, 589 

June 5. Order. Secretary van Ruyven to go on board the above j)rivateer, 

and examine his commission, 589 

June 12. Petition. Dirck Theunissen (the Norman) and his daughtei', to be 

admitted to bail, and order thereupon, 589 

June 10. Orders to the fiscal in regard to the seizure and unloading of a ship 

(name not given), 591, 593 

June 12. Order. For the issue of a writ of appeal to Isaac Mesa, a Jew, 
from a judgment pronounced against liim by the vice-director at 
the South river, 595 

June 12. Order. Increasing the salary of Resolved Waldron, 595 

June 12. Resign.ation by Jacob Kip of his office of clerk of New Amsterdam and 

request that another be appointed in his stead, with order thereupon, 596 



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June 12. Appointment. Magistrates for the town of Middelborgh, L. I., 598 

June 12. Permit to the Swedes on the South river to form a village at Upland, 
Passajonck, Finland, Kinghsessingh, at Verdrietige hoeek, or such 
other place as they think proper, 599 

June 12. Ordinance. Kenewing former ordinances against the profanation of 
tlie Sabbath and smuggling ; designating the anchoi-age ground ; 
against furious driving, and against drivers sitting on their 
wagons, carts, ifec, 601 

June 12. Notice. Not to remove the crops from the field until last year's 

tenths have been paid, 607 

June 12. Order. Hendrick Ysbrants, journeyman tailor, to pay duty on 

sundry articles in his possession, 607 

June 12. Order. Confiscating flints found in Gysbert Jansen's possession... . 608 

June 13. Appointment. Tymotheus Gabry to be clerk of the common coun- 
cil. New Amsterdam, 609 

June 13. Order. Continuing Jacob Kip in his office until he have finished 

transcribing the records thereof, 610 

June 13. Order. Fiscal to deliver copy of his complaint to Jean Paul 

Jacquet, '. 610, 613 

June 15. Min'ute. Of the discovery of unmarked cases of gun barrels and 

of linen, 611 

June 15. Proceedmgs against Goosen Gerritsen (van Schaick), for smug- 
gling, 612 -^ 

June 14. Petition. Abbe Claesen for j^ayment of an account due by the 

Swedish Company, 613 

Certificate of Hendrick Huyghen thereto, 614 

June 15. Order. For the payment of the above claim, 614 

June 18. Proceedings in the case of Jean Paul Jacquet, 615, 620 

June 18. Petition. Goose Gerritsen for the release of goods belonging to 

him, now under seizure, 617 "^ 

June 18. Order. Releasing a portion thereof, 619 

June 18. Order. To make up the accounts of Jean Paul Jacquet, 621 

June 19. Promotion. Andries Rees to the rank of cadet, 622 

June 19. Imperfect minute of proceedings in the case of Augustin Beaulieu, 

commander of the privateer St. Pierre, 622 

Dec. 27. * Remonstrance of the magistrates and inhabitants of Flushing, L. I. 

(with names), against the law against Quakers, 625 

1658. 

Jan. 1. Minute. Arrest of Tobias Feake, sheriff of Flushing, on the 29th 

December, 1657, for presenting the above remonstrance, 629 

Jan. 1. Minute. Arrest of the magistrates who had signed the above 

remonstrance, 629 

Jan. 3. Examination. Edward Hart, town clerk of Flushing, regarding the 

authorship, &c., of the above remonstrance, 630 



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Jan. 3. Order. For the imprisonment of said Hart, 6.33 

Jan. 7. Petition. Balthazar Beyard for an increase of salary ; granted, . . bis632 

Jan. 7. Petition. Nicolas Bayardt for an increase of salary ; granted,... bis632 

Jan. 8. Petition. Jan Colthoff, soldier, for increase of pay ; granted,... bis633 

Jan. 8. Resolution. To summon Henry Townsen, of Rustdorp, (Jamaica), 

L. I., to answer a charge of harboring Quakers, bis633 

Jan. 8. Order. To furnish the sheriff of Gravesend with copy of John Til- 
ton's answer to a charge of entertaining a Quakeress, 634 

Jan. 8. Order. Authorizing a resurvey of some valleys on Mepachtes Kil, 

near Middelburgh, L. I., 634 

Jan. 8. Order. To summon William Beeekman, Thomas Hall and others, 

to produce their titles to tjie valleys they mow, 634 

Jan. 8. Order. Allowing Messrs. Noble and Farrington, magistrates of 

Flushing, their liberty at Manhattans on their personal security,.. 634 

Jan. 10. Sentence. John Tilton for h.arboring some of "the abominable sect 

of Quakers ;" fined £12 Flemish and costs, 635 

Jan. 10. Examination. John Townsen on a charge of favoring Quakers; 

ordered to give bail, 036 

Jan. 10. Discharge. Messrs Noble and Farrington on payment of costs,. .. . 636 

Jan. 9.* Letters. Messrs. Noble and Farrington to the director and council, 
New Amsterdam, pleading ignorance of the law against Quakers, 637 

Jan. 10.* Petition. Messrs Noble and Farrington, praying pardon, 639 

Jan. 15. Proceedings. In the case of the farmer of the excise vs. Jacob 

Cohen, 641, 655, 725, 732, 747 

Jan. 15. Order. Increasing the pay of Joris Esaiassen, 641 

Jan. 15. Order. Increasing the pay of two other soldiers, 642 

Jan. 15. Sentence. Fining Henry Townsen 300 guilders ($120), for harbor- 
ing Quakers, 642 

Jan. 15. Taxed bill of costs in re Maria Verleth vs. Jacob Calff and others, 644 

Jan. 15. Ordinance. Imposing a tax on vacant lots in the city of New Am- 
sterdam, 645 

Jan. 15. Notice. To return all wheelbaiTows belonging to the company, .. . 647 

Jan. 15. Ordinance. For the speedy solemnization of marriages, and against 

cohabiting before marriage, 647 

Jan. 22. Petition. Farmers of Pavonia, Gemoenepa, and adjoining places, 

for an exemption from tenths, 649 

Jan. 22. Order. Granting said exemption for six years, provided the parties 

form a village, 650 

Jan. 22. Petition. Jacob Hendricksen Varrevanger, guardian of the orphan 
children of Jacob Loper and Cornelia Melyn, for indemnity for 
property on the new gracht, taken up by the burgomasters of 
New Amsterdam, 650 

Jan. 22. Order. Referring the above to arbitration, 651 



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Jan. 22. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens regarding the payment of 

their salaries, 652 

Jan. 22. Ordev. To communiQate to Peter Cock, a complaint lodged .against 
liim by William Bredenbent, for receiving stolen goods, and deci- 
sion in the case, 053, 725 

Jan. 22. Petition. Egbert van Borsum, ferryman, for payment of a debt con- 
tracted by Cornelis van Tienhoven, and order thereupon, 654 

Jan. 22. Order. On a remonstrance of Cornelis v.in Rnyven, against the 

loose manner of keeping the public accounts, 655 

Jan. 22. Ordinance. For the better keeping of the public accounts, 656 

Jan. 22. Order. On a bill of costs made out by Mattheus de Vos against 

Nicolas de Meyer, 659 

Jan. 22. Order. Suspending the court at Flushing until further orders, 60O 

J.in. 22. Resolntion. That the director and council visit the English towns 

on Long island, 660 

Jan. 20. *Letter. \Villian\ Lawrence to the dii-ector-general, requesting his 
FiashinB. Orders in regard to holding the court at Flushing, 661 

Jan. 16. *Letter. John James, town clerk, on behalf of the people, praying 
Hempstead. rcdress of grievances, &c., 663 

Jan. 22. Order. Referring back the accounts of the city of New Amsterdam 
to the burgomasters and schepens for correction, the same being 
unsatisfactory, 665 

Jan. 23. Order. Fixing salary of Martin Cregier, jun., 669 

Jan. 23. Order. On a petition of Matthys Capito for an increase of pay, .. . 669 

Jan. 23. Order. To notify Warnaer Wessels, farmer of the excise, that he 

cannot, as such, hold any office under the company, 670 

Jan. 23. Pardon. Of Edward Hart, town clerk of Flushing, 670 

Jan. 23. *Letter. Edward Heart to director and council, for release from 

imprisonment and pardon, 671 

Jan. 23. Order. Permitting Jacob Cohen to rectify certain liquors in his 

possession, 673 

Jan. 22. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam to be 

allowed the revenue of the weigh-house, 675 

Jan. 25. Answer to the above petition, enumerating the present sources of 
the city revenue and granting further one-fourth of that of the 
weigh-house, subject to the approval of the authorities in Holland, 667 

Jan. 25. Ordinance. Regulating and establishing fees, 681 

Oath to be taken by persons aifected by the preceding ordinance,. . 685 

Jan. 28. Letter. Director and council to burgomasters and schepens of New 
New Amsterdam. Amsterdam, with the above ordinance and the names of six per- 
sons admitted to the privileges of great citizenship, 687 

Jan. 28. Sentence. Tobias Feake, sheriff of Flushing, for having written the 
remonstrance of 27 th December last ; to be deprived of his oflice 
and banished, unless he pay a fine of 200 guilders (880), 689 



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J n. 29. Grant to Frederick Philipsen, carjjenter, of a lot in New Amster- 
dam, 691 

Jan. 29. Judgment for plaintiff', in case Jan la Montagne jun., farmer of the 

excise, vs. Peter van Bree, 692 

Jan. 24. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amstei'dam, in regard 

to their salaries, with answer, 693 

Jan. 29. Petition. Magistrates of Midwout as to the disposition to be 

made of the four church lots, 695 

Jan. 29. Answer. One lot (25 raorgens) to be appropriated for the repair of 
the church ; one for the support of a scliool and church service ; two 
(50 morgens) for a pastor's residence and support, 696 

Jan. 29. Proclamation. Appointing "Wednesday, 13th of March, to be a day 

of general tasting, jjr.ayer and thanksgiving, 699 

Jan. 29. * The above proclamation in English, 703 

Jan. 29. Minute. Consent of Direk Volckertsen, city carpenter, to pay the 

fine for wounding a man, 705 

Jan. 29. Order. Remitting rev. Mr. Polhemus a debt of 940 guilders due the 
company, as he has not hitherto received .anything for his minis- 
terial services in Breuckelen and adjoining towns, 705 

Jan. 30. Indian deed for a tract of land on the west side of the North river, 
beginning at the great rock above Wiefiaecken, thence in a straight 
line inland to alsove the island Sickakes, and thence along the 
Jvil vcm Col unto Constable's hook, from the said hook back to 
the place of beginning, with all the islands, kills, creeks and val- 
leys included therein, 707 

[Tliis tract includes Weehawken, Hoboken, Jersey city and Bergen Neck, op- 
posite New York. Tiie price paid was 80 fathoms of wampum, 20 fathoms of 
cloth, 12 kettles, 6 guns, 2 blankets, 1 double kettle and half barrel of beer.] 

Jan. 30. Nomination. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam for 

the ensuing year, 711 

Jan. 31. Veto of the above nomination, as it was not made in the presence 

of the sheriff; 712 

Jan. 31. Another noinination of burgomasters and schepens for the ensuing 

year, 715 

Feb. 1. Report. Councillor Tonneman, of what occurred at the above 

nomination, 717 

Feb. 1. Order. Of the directo.r and council, calling on the burgomasters 
and schepens to explain why they had not nominated any of the 
company's servants, 719 

Feb. 1. Answer. Burgomasters and schepens explaining why they had not 

nominated any of the company's servants, 721 

Feb. 2. Appointment. Burgomasters and schei^ens for the city" of New 

Amsterdam for the ensuing yeai% 723 

Feb. 5. Orders. Increasing the pay of Thomas Robberson and Hendrick 

Hendricksen, soldiers, 726 

Feb. 5. Proceedings. For the recovery of two notes of hand ; one signed 
by Nathaniel Hazard, and the other by rev. John Moore, " who died 



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last September," both signatures proved to be forgeries. [Francis 
Doughty married Mr. Moore's widow], 12^ 

Feb, 5. Order. Ou application of Jacob Eldersen, a runaway apprentice, for 

pardon, V29 

Feb. 5. Order. On the petition of one Nieuwenhofi", complaining of some 

persons at Westchester who sold him measled hogs, 729 

Feb. 5. Proceedings in suits of Jan la Montagne, jun., farmer of the excise, 

vs. Randal He wit and others, 730 

Feb. 5. Minute. That Joannes Nevius, Dirck van Schelluyne, Mattheus de 
Vos and Pelgrom Clock, had taken the oath prescribed by the 
ordinance regul.ating fees, 731 

Feb. 12. Order. Increasing the pay of Abel Dircksen, a soldier, 732 

Feb. 12. Order. Respecting the excise payable by the farmers beyond the 

Fresh water, on Manhattan island, „ 733 

Feb. 14. Opinion of the surgeons of New Amsterdam, as to the necessity of 
a post mortem examination of the body of Bruyn Barentsen who 
had been wounded six months before, 734 

Feb. 14. Order. To summon a runaway by the ringing of the bell, 735 

Feb. 19. Order. For the discharge of Abraham Pietersen, a soldier, 736 

Feb. 19. Order. To Jacob van Cm'ler, to desist from keeping a school, 736 

Feb. 19. Order. For an appeal from a judgment of the court of New Am- 
sterdam, on application of the sheriff, who feels dissatisfied at his 
share of a tine ; with writ, 737 

Feb. 19. Minute. Of the appearance of burgomaster Van Cortland and ex- 
treasurer Anthony, before the council, to explain certain items in 
the city accounts, 738 

Feb. 26. Order. On an application of Hendrick Jansen, smith, for restitu- 
tion of moneys paid John Hicks for land, 739 

Feb. 26. Order. To credit Egbert van Borsum, ferryman, with the amount 
of his bill for wine and liquor furnished the director and council 
and other public officers, 739 

Feb. 26. Order. On application of Jacob van Couwenhoven, for a writ of 
relief from a judgment obtained against him, and subsequent pro- 
ceedings, 74], 756, 762, 772, 783, 805, 811 

Feb. 26. Appointment. Orphan master and church warden in New Am- 
sterdam for the ensuing year, 742 

Feb. 26. Order. Refusing permission to the farmers and their men in the 

vicinity of New Amsterdam, to " pull the goose," 742 

Feb. 26. Answer of ex-treasurer Anthony, to objections made to certain 

items in the city accounts, by the director and council, 743 

Feb. 26. Order. On a petition of Warnaer Wessels, farmer of the excise, to 

be credited with certain sums, 749 

Feb. 26. Contract with Hendrick Willemsen, to bake for the government, . . 750 

March 4. Privileges. To be granted to such as will settle a new village 
(Haerlem) on the island of Manhattan on and about the late 
Jochem Pietersen (Kuyter's) land, 751 



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March 5. Order. To summon certain parties in arrears for jailer's fees, 756 

Feb. 12. Petition. A iigustyn Heerman, for reference to arbitration of a claim 

of Charles Gabry against him, 757 

March 5. Order thereupon, 7G1 

March 5. Order. Warnaer Wessels to pay the rent due on the excise farmed 

to him, 762 

March 5. Order. Receiver-general to credit Warnaer Wessels with 125 

guilders, 763 

March 5. Order. Receiver-general to pay certain outstanding claims against 

the government, 764 

1657. 
Nov. 24. Letter. Jacob Jansen Huys' wife to director Stuyvesant, consigning 
Amsterdam. certain articles to him in case of her husband's absence, 766 

1658. 
March 7. Order in council on the above letter, 767 

March 11. Notice. Burghers of New Amsterdam to lodge as many married 

soldiers as they conveniently can, at a certain rate, 768 

1657. 
Dec. 20. Commission. Johan de Deckere as superintendent of finances,. . . . 769 

1658. 

March 19. Minute. Of the filing of a copy of said commission, 770 

March 19. Discharge. Dirck Cryuen from the public service, 771 

March 19. Application. Hans Vos for the discharge of his wife's son from 
Jacob van Curler's employ, as his time is expired ; ordered to 
apply to the city magistrates, 771 

March 19. Resolution to rent the Ferry at New Amsterdam to the highest 

bidder, 771 

March 19. Minute. Refusing to appoint Jan Lubbertsen a clerk in the public 

ofiice, 772 

March 19. Minute. That Jacques Corteljou laid before the council the survey 
of the land near Middelborgh, L. I., in dispute between John 
Hicks and Hendrick Jansen, and order thereupon, 772 

March 19. Order. That all freight allowed to sailors shall be sent to the public 

store for examination, 773 

March 19. Order. Refusing the request of burgomasters and schepens for leave 

to Jacob van Corler to keep school, 773 

March 19. Order. On a petition of Johannes Nevius, clerk of New Amster- 
dam, I'especting the payment of his salary and fees, 774 

March 19. Resolution to farm the windmill in New Amsterdam, 774 

March 19. Order. That walnut timber imported from Holland shall pay duty, 775 

March 19. Order. Dirck Teunissen to pay jailor's fees, 775 

March 19. Minute. Application for an increase of wages by Bartholameus 
van Schel and other masons sent from Holland to complete the 
stone wall around fort Amsterdam, 776, 788 ; granted, 789 



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March 19. Resolution to funii.sh Allarcl Anthony -with an extiart of a lutter 

received from the directors in Holland, 'j'lQ 

March 19. Appointment. Magistrates for Midfl'out and Amesfoort, V77 

March 19. Order. To allow Gysbert Opdj-ek a certain sum for his services as 

commissioner of the tenths, 7 V8 

March 19. Ordinance. Requiring shippers of tobacco to return the weight of 

each particular hogshead, 778 

March 26. Order. John Mastine, constable of Flushing, to execute a judgment 

obtained by Nicholas Blashford against Thomas Stiles, 780 

March 26. Order. Refusing Jacob van Covler permission to keep a school in 
New Amsterdam for the instruction of children in reading and 
writing, 780 

March 26. Petition. Philip Pietersen Schuyler, that he may be credited witli 
tlie amount of an account agjiinst the company, assigned to him 
by Jan Bembo, a soldier ; granted, 781 

March 26. Order. Commissary Varleth to collect the duties on exported 

liquors, and return the names of delinquents to the fiscal, 782 

March 26. Appointment. Magistrates for Fort Orange, 782 

March 26. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens for leave to appoint persons 
to settle the estates of the late Joehem Pietersen (Kuyter) and 
Peter Anthony, whose properties lie without the city ; granted, . . 785 

March 26. Order. Permitting Helena de Brce to return to the city of New 
Amsterdam to arrange her private affairs, before sailing for Hol- 
land, ". 787 

March 26. Appointment. Richard Bridnell to be deputy collector of excise at 

Heemstcde, 78 : 

March 26. Summons. Lodcwyek , .Jan Martyn, Nicholas the Frenclinian, 

Abr.iliam Jansen, alias the Midatto, and Gerrit the wheelwright, 
of Breuekelen, to appear before the council, and answer a com- 
plaint of sherift" Tonnem.an, for abusing him whilst collecting rev. 
Mr. Polhcmus' salary (see ^w«?, 804), 789 

March 26. Appointment. Magistrates for Breuekelen, 790 

March 26. Ordinance. For the better government of the town of Flushing, 

L. I., 791 

March 26. Answer of the director and council to the frivolous and absurd 
demands of Jan Gallardo (see siqva, pp. 166, 168, 258 of this 
vol.), 795 

April 2. Petition. Adrlaen Hogeman for writ of benefit of inventory in set- 
tling the estate of the late councillor Van Dincklage; granted,. . 799 

April 2. Permit. Abraham Pietersen to erect a water mill on the Fresh 

water, New Amsterdam, 800 

April 2. Order. Bitrgomasters and schepens to pay Cornells Steenwyck's 
account of disbursements in fortifying the city of New Amsterdam 
in the English war, 800 

April 2. Order. The fiscal to give up some trifling articles belonging to Jan 

Jeuriaense of Fort Orange, 801 

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April 2. JiKlgtnent in the case of The heirs of Joh.inna Wheeler vs. The 
lieirs of Henry Feaks, husband of said Wlieoler ; annuls the will 
of Fe.aks, and directs that the property of both the deceased per- 
sons be inventoried and appraised, and after paying their debts, be 
equally divided among their surviving children, 801 

April 2. Order. On a petition of James Scrtel for jjayment of his account, . . 803 

April 2. Judgment. Against Nicolas the Frenchman and Abraham Jansen, 
of Breuckelen, who refused to contribute to the support of the rev. 
Mr. Polhemus, on frivolous grounds, viz., one, that he is a Catho- 
lic; the other, that he does not understand Dutch; fined each 12 
guilders, {|i4.80), 804 

April 2. Resolution. To summon the principal merchants of New Amster- 
dam before the council, for consultation on proposed changes in 
the customs, 807 

April 2. Order. Confining commissary Van Brugge and his clerk to their 

office until they balance the books of accounts, 810 

April 2. Order. For the translation of a paper in the Sj)anish language pre- 
sented by Jan Gallardo, and leave to him to return to Holland,. . 810 

April 4. Pardon of Martin Claesen, carpenter, 811 

April 4. Writ of appeal from a judgment of the city court ; Cornells Steen- 
wyck and Peter Jacobs Buys, attorneys of Walewyn van der Veen, 
vs. Nicholas Meyer, and proceedings thereon, 811, 819 

April 9. Ordinance. Against importing munitions of war, unseasonable load- 
ing and unloading of vessels, and traveling without a pass 
(renewed), 814 

April 9. Pro]iosals. Submitted by the director general to the council on the 

subject of some printed placards received from Holland, 815 

April 9. Fine. Imposed on Gerrit, the wheelwright of Breuckelen, for refus- 
ing to contribute to the support of rev. Mr. Polhemus, 818 

April 9. Letter. Cornells Steenwyck and the princi]ial merchants to the 
New Amsterdam, director and council, expressive of their willingness to leave the 

arrangement of the duties entirely to them, 821 

April 10. Petition. Johannes Provoost for an increase of salary; granted,. . . 822 

April 11. Ordinance. Against cutting sods or digging oyster shells on Man- 
hattan island within certain limits, 823 

April 12. Order. Confiscating four pieces of linen, 825 

April 12. Sentence. Jan Martyn, from Ilcrfleur, for attempting to hire the 
public bellman to go around and defome councillor Touneman ; to 
beg pardon with uncovered head and on bended knees, of God and 
the court, and pay 25 guilders ($10) and costs (see p. 789), 825 

April 12. Sentence. Severyn Lourens, lance corporal, for theft ; to be stripped 

of his arms and publicly flogged and branded, 826 

April 12. Order. Increasing the p.iy of corporal Zachariah Sickels, 828 

April 12. Sentence. Peter Ilendricksen, a deserter; to be stript of his arms, 
to have his head shaved, then to be flogged and have each of his 
ears bored, and to work two years with the company's negroes,. . 829 



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April 15. Sentence. Nicholas Albei'tsen, for deserting liis ship and betrothed 
bride after publication of the banns; to have his head shaved, 
tlicn to be Hogged and have his ears bored, and to work two years 
with the negroes, 831 

April 16. Sentence. Lance corporal Simon Wouterscn for permitting corporal 
Severyn LowrOns to escape from prison ; to be reduced to the 
ranks with loss of 6 months' pay, 832 

April 16. Order. Extending the time for covering William Pieterseu de 
Groot's house in New Amsterdam with tiles, until he received 
them from Holland or Fort Orange, 833 

April 16. Order. Suspending for two months the ordinance against thatched 

roofs in New Amsterdam, 833 

April 16. Order. For a writ of appeal from a judgment of the city court in 
favor of Peter van der Linde against Claes Teunissen, and proceed- 
ings thereon, 834, 847, 891, 911 

April 16. Order on a petition of Govert Loockermans for the pay of his 

brother Peter, boatswain in the company's service, 835 

April 16. Order on application fo)' i^ayment of a balance due corporal Areut 

van den Berch, 836 

April 16. Appointment. Peter Schaefl'banek, to be messenger to the court of 

director and council, 836 

April 16. Petition. Jacob Jansen Huys, for the release of certain articles 

sent him by his wife, 837 ; refused (see siqjra, p. 766), 838 

April 16. Resolulion. Continuing the duties on liquors exported to New 

England and Virginia (see vol. 6, 351), 839 

April 16. Ordinance. Imjtosing a duty of 10 per cent on all imports, except 

provisions, malt, tobacco and sugar, which are free, 843 

April 16. Order. To the burgomasters to provide against hogs running at 

large, and privies discharging in the streets of New Amsterdam, 844 

Ajjril 16. Order. Granting Jan Gallardo de Ferrara, a free passage to Hol- 
land, 844 

April 10. Order. Rev. Johannes Ernestus Gutwater, a Lutheran minister, to 

quit the province and return to Holland, 845 

April 20. Order. To pay money due to Peter Loockermans, 847 

April 20. Order. \n regard to some imported lead, 848 

April 20. Minute. Council approving the departui-e of the director-general 

to the South river, 849 

April 20. Proceedings against Dirck Claesscn, skipper of the sloop Union, 

for disobedience of orders ; dismissed and fined, 851 

April 23. Ordinance. Continuing the ordinance of 27th April, 1656, and fur- 
ther regul.ating the duties payable on imported and exported 
goods, 852 

April 23. Oath of office of Nicolas Verleth, collector, 854 

April 23. Ordinance. Regulating the duties and fees of court messengers,.. . 857 



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May 15. Putition. Thomas Willett, that he may be allowed to commute for 

the duties payable by him, 863 

Opinions of the several members of the council thereupon, 864 

May 15. Order. Admitting Mr. Willett to trade, on condition that he give 

in as nearly as possible an account of his.cargoes, 865 

May 15. Report. Director Stuyvesant on the affairs at the South river, .... 867 

May 8. Petition. The Swedish sheriff aiid magistrates at Tinnicnm for cer- 
tain privileges, and order thereupon, 869 

Oath taken by the Swedes on the South river, 871 

Aj)ril 30. Petition. Joost Adriensen tt Co., for le.ave to build a s.aw and grist 

mill at Turtle falls on the South river, '. 872 

May 6. Order. Granting the pr.ayer thereof, 872 

May 15. Propositions submitted to the council by Johan de Deckere, receiver- 
general, 873 

May 15. Order thereupon (see under 25th May), 876 

May 20. Order. Fixing the pay of two sailors for a voyage to Cura9ao, ... . 878 

May 25. Resolution. To enclose the city of New Amsterdam by a double 

row of palisades, with two or three openings or gates 879 

May 25. Notice. To all persons h.aving public property in their possession, 

to send in a return thereof, 880 

May 25. Petition. Jan Theunissen Cuelenburgh, for the pardon of a runa- 
way sailor ; granted, 881 

May 25. Order. Commissary van Brugge not to enter any accounts in his 

books until thej^ are audited, 882 

May 25. Commission. Cornells van Ruyven to adopt proper measures for 

the arrangement of the public accounts, 883 

May 25. Order. Receiver-general not to pay any money except on the order 

of the director-general, 884 

May 25. Appointment. Resolved Waldron, to be provost and deputy sheriff, 

and his oath of office, 885 

May 28. Resolution. That the director-general proceed to the Esopus, 887 

May 28. Order. To increase the pay of George Hanoi, cadet, 888 

May 28. Order. On the petition of Michel Barckhuysen, cadet, not to be 

employed in any mean office, 888 

May 28. Order. Pardoning Severyn Lourens, who broke jail before the sen- 
tence of the 12tli April was executed, and permitting him to live 
on Long island, 888 

May 28. Petition. Paulus Sehreek, praying that an attachment which he sued 
out against the wages of Jean Paul Jaequet may be declared 
valid ; granted, ... 889 

May 28. Resolution. To induce Egbert v.an Borsum to renew his lease of 
the Ferry (to Breuckelen), and to procure a scow for the convey- 
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May 28. Order. Allowing Paulus Leendertsen van der Grist time to advise 

Charles Gabry of certain law proceedings, 892 

May 28. Petition. Hendrick Pyken, skipper of the ship Spliera Muiidi, for 

leave to purchase tobacco and beaver ; granted, 893 

June 14. Letter. Secretary-van lluyven to Jacques Corteljou, directing him 
New Amsteidam. to Send back a negro belonging to the company in his service,. . . 894 

July 1. Order. For a writ of appeal in favor of Samuel Mahu, of Boston, 
vs. Nicholas Booth, from a judgment of the city court, and pro- 
ceedings thereon, 895, 906, 926 ; judgment coutirnied, 929 

May 31. Petition. Adriaen Post, agent of Mr. Van de Capelle, for an order 

to all his colonists to return to Statcn island, with answer thereto, 895 

July 2. Petition. Jean Peri for remission of the duties on a cargo of sugar 
and tobacco for Canada ; granted, as this is the first voyage to 
that country from New Amsterdam, 897 

July 2. Proceedings in the case of Ralph Cardel vs. Mathys Capito, to 

recover the price of a jilantation ; judgment for plaintiff, 898 

July 2. Ordinance. For the p.ayment of tenths, 899 

July 2. Permit. To Jacques Corteljou to retain one of the company's negroes 

a few months, 900 

July 2. Order. Fiscal to prosecute Simon Sevron for abusing Jan Montague, 

juu., the farmer of the excise on Long island, 900 

July 2. Order. Marten Claessen to pay a debt due by him to Dirck Cryiien, 

late provost, 900 

July 2. Order. That a summons be issued against Nicholas Booth, at the 
suit of Matheus de Vos and wife, for damages, and subsequent 
proceedings, 901, 931, 945, 900, 962, 994, 1005, 1006 

July 2. Discharge of Jan Hibon, cadet, 901 

July 2. Order for a writ of appeal. Jacob Vis vs. Frederick Lubberts, .... 902 

July 2. Same. Willi.am Doeckles rs. Jan Hondricksen (van Gunst), 902 

July 2. Agreement of the town of Gravesend for the tenths, 902 

July 2. Letter. Director and council to the vice-director at Fort Orange, 
New Amsteidam. instructing him to proceed to the collection of the tenths in Ren- 

selaerswyck, 903 

July 2. Instructions to Mr. La Mont.agne, respecting the .amount he is to 

exact for the above tenths, 904 

July 2. Commission. Ex-burgomasters and presiding schepen of New 
Amsterdam, to decide the matter in dispute between the director- 
general and council and Jan Gallardo de Ferrara, 904 

July 4. Appointment. Sheriff and magistrates for Gravesend, 905 

July 9. Order on a petition of Isaac Allerton, sen., to be credited with cer- 
tain goods ; refused, 906 

July 9. Petition. Cornells Harmensen Prins for an increase of pay ; granted, 906 

July 9. Judgment. Reversing decision of the court of New Amsterdam in 

the case of Ilendricksen vs. Doeckles, 907 



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July 9. Judgment. Reversing decision of the court of New Amsterdam in 

the case of Lubbertsen vs. Vis, 908 

July 9. Resolution. To enforce the order of the iVth July, 1G57, against 

overdrafts on the treasury, 90S 

July 9. Order in a suit of Thomas Stevenson vs. Elias Bailey, constable 
of Middelborgh, L. I., for payment of a debt due by the town ; 
Ijlaiutifl" to apply to the town magistrates for payment, 909 

July 9. Judgment in the case of Thomas Steyenson vs. John Gray and 
Samuel Sales, of Middelburgh, L. I., for trespass in cutting down 
his fence ; defendants claim that it was across the public road; 
plaintiff ordered to leave the road as laid out by Messrs. La Mon- 
tague and Willett, and both parties to pay £1 Flemish, 910 

July 11. Sentence. Hendrick Hendrickscn, drummer, for assault and breach 

of the j)eace ; to lose six months' wages, 915 

July 11. Sentence. Andrew Vrydach, mason, for being intoxicated and fight- 
ing during divine service ; to lose si.x months' wages, and to stand 
sentinel for a like period, 917 

July 11. ApiJointment. Hendrick van der Walle, clerk in the secretary's 

office, 918 

July 11. Sentence. Ralph Turner from Lancashire, a soldier, for fighting on 
the Sabbath ; to stand sentry for six hours a day, on six conse- 
cutive days, with two muskets on his shoulders, 919 

July 11. Certificate. That Harmen Jacobsen, alias Bamboes, was shot by 
an Indian, off the Esopus, and brought to New Amsterdam for 
interment, 919 

July 11. Sentence. Jan Warnarts and Gerrit Abel, soldiers, for fighting a 

duel ; loss of three months' wages, 920 

July 13. Votes of the members of the council as to the punishment to be in- 
flicted on Claes Michielsen, a runaway sailor, 921 

July 13. Sentence of said Michielsen ; his hair to be clipped ; to be then 
publicly flogged and his ears pierced with a red hot iron, and 
afterwards to work one year with the negroes, 922 

July 15. Petition. Hendrick van der "Walle, for permission to pay tlie duties 

on certain articles ; granted, 923 

July 16. Discharge. Of Hendrick Loeft, a soldier, 924 

July 16. Case in appeal. Frederick Lubbertsen vs. Jacob Vis, for recovery 
of the amount of a note indorsed by defendant ; judgment for 
defendant, as plaintiff must first sue Jacob van Couwenhoven, the 
drawer, 925 

July 16. Order. Commissary Van Brugge to correct an error in the account 

of Adriaen Keyser, 926 

July 16. Order. Referring to the directors in Holland a petition of Francis 
Brown, for payment of his tobacco which was sold in Ireland in 
1645, on the company's account, 926 

July 2. Petition. Fiscal for leave to sell some smuggled tobacco belonging 

to Abraham Frost and N. Taclman ; granted, 927 



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July 15. Appointment of officers iu the city military companies under tlie 

orange flag and under the blue flag, 928 

July 16. Order. To the receiver to pay an account to Jacob I'Oragne, surgeon, 928 

July 23. Order. Fiscal to inquire respecting certain beavers and other 
goods removed hy John Laurens, an English merchant, from the 
house of Cornells Stecnwyck, 928 

July 23. Judgment. Against Jacob Jansen Huys, for debt due the company, 930 

July 30. Proceedings in the case of the fiscal vs. John Laurence, merchant, 

aforesaid, 031, 942 

July 29. Petition. Tielmau van Vleck to be admitted a notary; granted,. . . 932 

July 30. Petition. Johan de Deckers for payment of certain expenses incur- 
red by him when commissary at Fort Orange ; granted, 933 

July 8. Petition. Councillor Tonneman, for some allowance as sheriff and 

secretary of the district of Breuckelen, 934 

July 30. Order thereupon, allowing him 200 guilders ($80) a year, 935 

July 30. Appointment. William Beekman to be commissary at the South 

river (Delaware), 936 

July 30. Order. To pay Rachel Vigne a certain sum due her husband Cor- 
nells van Tienhoven ; Mr. de Deckere dissents, 936 

July 30. Appointment. Magistrates for Middelborgh, L. L, 937 

July 30. Judgment for plaintifl' in the case of the farmer of the excise vs. 

Caspar Steynmits, 938 

Aug. 13. License. Jan Lubberts to keep a school in New Amsterdam, to 

teach reading, writing and cyphering, 939 

Aug. 13. Order. Fiscal to deliver certain window lead to Claes BordLng 

and Peter Jacobseu Marius, 939 

Aug. 13. Order. On a petition of Jacob Schellinx, to be liberated from arrest, 939 

Aug. 13. Resolution. Allowing rev. Mr. Drisius 300 guilders ($120) annu- 
ally for board, 940 

Aug. 13. Warrant. Fiscal to arrest one Michel Bennighhuysen, a runaway 

from the Delaware, and send him thither iu irons, 941 

Aug. 13. Order on a petition of Anthony Jansen from Salee, for a part of 
the valley granted to the town of New LUrecht, he having pur- 
chased it from the Indians ; referred to the inhabitants of that 
town with instructions, 941 

Aug. 13. Order. In the ease of Hans Vos, sent from Fort Orange charged \/ 

with having sold brandy to Indians, 942 

Aug. 13. Judgment. Against John Lawrence for smuggling; fined 300 

guilders with costs, 942 

Aug. 13. Order. That the sessions of the burgomasters and schepens of New 

Amsterdam be held for the future on Tuesdays, 943 

Aug. 13. Appointment. Nicolaes Alberts as sheriff's officer, 944 

Aug. 15. Appointment. Gerrit Tides to command the company's yacht,. . . . 945 

Aug. 15. Order. Fixing the salary of Martin Cregier, jun., 945 



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Aug. 19. Judgment. Against Jacob v.an Couwcuhoven for tliG price of a 

horse purchased from Fredricli Lubberts, 946 

Aug. 19. Order to communicate an e.xtract of a letter from the directors in 
Hohand, dated 20th May last, respecting the pretended Lutheran 
minister, and other Lutherans here, to the clergy of New Amster- 
dam for their answer (see ^jost, vol. 12 : 80), 94:7 

Aug. 19.' Proposal of the director-general to enclose the city at the river side 

by palisades, and to complete the stone wall of the fort, 947 

Opinion of councillors De Sille and Tonncman thereupon, 948 

Aug. 22. Judgment. Confirming the sale of a piece of land in Midwput, L. I., 

by Jan Hendricksen van Gunst to William Douckles, 949 

Aug. 22. Petition. Joannes Pietersen van Brugli, for payment of a b.alance 
due Lucas Rodenburgh, late vice-director of ('ura9ao, with order 
thereupon, 950 

Aug. 22. Order. Ratifying an attachment sued out by Samuel Aelly on the 

plantation of Richard Bulck, 951 

Aug. 22. Similar order against Richard Bulck's grain at the suit of Peter 

Jansen Winckel, 952 

Aug. 22. Conditions on which Wolphert Gerritsen (van Couwenhoven) 
obtained confirmation of a certain deed of land (location not 
desigu.ated), 952 

Aug. 26. Remarks. Councillor De Deckere on the proposal submitted by the 

director-general of the 19tb instant, 955 

Aug. 30. Order. Surveyor Corteljou to prepare a map of the lots within 

the city of New Amsterdam, 959 

Aug. 30. Complaint. Thomas Stevenson against the magistrates of Middel- 
borgli, L. I., for opening a new road through his land, and order 
therexipon, 900 

Aug. 30. Order. Refusing Geertje, widow of Rycr Stoffelsen, permission 
to build a house right against the wall outside the city gate (New 
Amsterd.am), 901 

Sept. 3. Order. Fiscal to search a vessel in the harbor of New Am- 
sterdam, 901 

Sept. 5. Order. Ilendrick Sweerincx to execute a contract he entered 

into with the baron Van der Capelle, 902 

Sept. 5. Order. Denying a motion of the fiscal for the confiscation of a par- 
cel of beaver belonging to Gelyn Verplanck, 903 

Sept. 5. Order. Condemning Harmen Martensen to pay a quarter's rent of 

a house he had hired and left, 904 

Sept. 5. Petition. Notaries of New Amsterdam for modification of the 

fee ordinance ; granted, their fees to be paid in beaver, 965 

Sept. 11. Order. Confiscating a quantity of smuggled beaver found on board 

the ship Draadvat, 967 

Sept. 11. Petition. Peter van Alen, tailor, of Fort Orange, praying the release 
of a parcel of beaver belonging to him found ou board the above 
vessel and confiscated ; refused, 988 



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1C58. 

Sept. 11. Order. Confiscating .1 quantity of furs found on board the above 

vessel said to belong to Direk Jansen Croon, 969 

Sept. 13. Petition. Skipper and sailors of the Gilded Beaver for permission 
to export a lot of beaver, being portion of the freight allowed 
them; granted, g^l 

Sept. 13. Petition. Sailors of the ship Draadvat for the release from 
confiscation of the furs belonging to them, lately condemned ; 
refused, 973 

Sept. 13. Petition. Dirck Jansen Croon, for the release of certain furs which 

he had entered ; granted, 978 

Sept. 17. Order of distribution in the matter of the smuggled furs seized on 

board the Draadvat, 980 

Sept. 11. Petition. Merchants of New Amsterdam, for permission to trade 
with foreign countries within the limits of the W. I. Company's 
charter, 981 

Sept. 17. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, in sup- 
port of the merchants' request, 986 

Sept. 17. Order. Referring said petitions to the directors at Amsterdam, . . 987 

Sept. 17. Petition. Johannes de Peyster, for permission to ship back certain 

damaged goods to Holland ; granted, 988 

Sept. 23. Minute. Of a claim presented by comptroller De Deckere against 
captain Beaulieu, with petition of the latter and order in the 
case, 989 

Sept. 23. Order. To send three Quakers across the river to Gemoenepae, 

whence they came, 99I 

Oct. 2. Petition. Nicolas Gregorius Ilillebrantsen of Fort Orange, to be 
allowed to defend himself from an accusation of sodomy ; referred 
to the local court, 992 

Oct. 2. Taxed bill of costs of Matheus de Vos, 993 

Oct. 3. Proclamation. For a general day of fasting and prayer, 995 

Oct. 3. Order. On a petition of Jacob Steendam for payment of a debt due 

by Jacob Dyckman, 999 

Oct. 3. Order. Refusing to pay a bill of costs of the fiscal for prosecuting 

Jean Paul Jacquet, 999 

Oct. 3. Order. Allowing Mathys Capito house rent, 1000 

Oct. 3. Order for a writ of appeal ; Anthony Moore vs. Mattheus de Vos, 1000 

Oct. 3. Order. Allowing firewood to the members and secretary of the 

council, 1000 

Sept. 19. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam for 
the further depreciation of wampum currency, and order there- 
upon, 1001 

Oct. 9. Minute of director Stuyvesant's departure for the Esopus, 1002 

Oct. 9. Petition. Hans Vos, for the discharge of himself and wife from 

prison ; granted, IO03 

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Oct. 1 7. Order. On .a petition of Thomas Willett, for the termination of 

the suit respecting the ship Farewell, 1005 

Oct. 24. Order. To credit Thomas Willett with a certain sum advanced in 

1651 to Coruelis van Tienhoven, , 1007 

Oct. 28. Commission. William Beeckman to be vice-director at the South 

river (Delaware), 1008 

Oct. 28. Oath of office of vice-director Beeckman, 1 009 

Oct. 28. Instructions to vice-director Beeckman, 1011 

Oct. 28. Order. Permitting William Beeckman to lease house and land be- 
longing to one Commegys on which he has a mortgage, »■ 1015 

Oct. 28. Order. Burgomasters and schepens to recognize Resolved Waldron 

as deputy sheriff, 1015 

Oct. 28. Order. On a petition of rev. Gideon Schaats for an increase of his 

salary, 1015 

Oct. 28. Petition. Isaac Allerton, jun. (on behalf of his father), and of John 
Laurensz, praying the canceling of a certain bond which they 
g.ave as security for John Young; granted (see vol. 5, p. 233, 

245), 1016 

1654. 

March 31. * Specification of the contents of a leather bag which John Young 

left behind him when he made his escape from arrest, 101 7 

* Charges incurred by John Young, during his detention at skip- 
per Lowes, 1018 

1658. 
Nov. 7. Order. Magistrates of Flushing and Eastdorp, to arrest Hans 

Pietersen, 1019 

Nov. 7. Petition. Rev. Samuel Drisius, for firewood and allowance of 

house rent ; house rent allowed, 1020 

Nov. 7. Remonstrance. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam 

to the director and council on the value of wampum, 1021 

Nov. 11. Ordinance. Fixing the price at which bread, beer and wine shall 

be sold throughout the province, 1023 

Nov. 11. Order. Rev. Johannes Ernestus Gutwasser, Lutheran minister, to 

remain in New Amsterdam until otherwise directed, 1026 

Nov. 1 1 . Arguments and reasons submitted by councillor De Deckere, on the 

subject of the value of wampum, 1027 

Nov. 9. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam for 

leave to erect a pier, 1035 

Nov. 11. Order. Permitting the burgomasters, &c., to construct the desired 

jjier, and to collect wharfage, 1036 

Nov. 14. Order. Widow of William Harck to render an account to Robert 
Terry, John Thouson, William Palmer, and John Coo, of certain 
cattle belonging to Thomas Farrington, a minor, 1037 

Nov. 18. Order. Postponing the granting of the request of Joseph Waldron 

to be appointed deputy sherilf at Fort Orange, 1038 



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Nov. 18. Order. That Augustyn Heerman be admitted a common creditor 

for his claim against L.aurens Duyts, 1038 

Nov. 18. Order. For the examination of Geesje (Jansen), accused of having 

liad illicit intercourse with Laurens Duyts (aee post, p. 1055),.. . 1038 

Nov. 18. Petition. Jacob llendrix, surgeon, to be allowed to engage Peter 

Jansen van den Berch as assistant ; granted, 1039 

Nov. 21. Order. For the payment of Resolved Waldron's costs against 

Hans Vos and wife, 1041 

Nov. 21. Order. Referring a claim of Jan Hendricksen van Gunst against 

William Doeckles to the burgomasters and schepens, 1041 

Nov. 21. Appointment. Orphan masters of New Amsterdam, 1042 

Nov. 21. Petition. Surgeon Hendricks for le.ave to take back a yoke of oxen 

he sold to Laurens Duyts ; he is to come in as a common creditor, 1042 

Nov. 21. Order. To pay Resolved Waldron's account, 1043 

Nov. 25. Order. To assist Jacob Stoffelsen's wife in building a house on the 

company's bouwery, 1044 

Nov. 27. Ordinance. For the immediate improvement of Haerlem, 1044 

Nov. 28. Order. On a petition of Matheus de Vos, for an attachment against 

all the property belonging to Laurens Duyts on Hog isLand, 1045 

Nov. 28. Ordinance. Obliging boarding house keepers to pay excise in cer- 
tain cases, 1046 

Nov. 28. Order. Respecting the farming of the excise, 1046 

Nov. 28. Order. Jacques Corteljou's negro to work with the other negroes, 1046 

Nov. 28. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens for the establishment of two 

cattle fairs annually in New Amsterdam ; granted, 1047 

Nov. 25. Sentence of whipping and banishment pronounced against Ytie 

Jansen, for living in adultery with Jan Parcel, alias Botcher,. . . 1049 

Nov. 25. Sentence. Laurens Duyts, of Holstein, for selling his wife, Ttie 
Jansen, and forcing her to live in adultery with another man, and 
for living himself also in adultery, to have a rope tied around 
his neck, and then to be severely flogged, to have his right ear 
cut ofl', and to be banished for 50 years, '. 1051 

Nov. 25. Sentence. John Parcell, alias Botcher, of Huntingdonshire, Eng., 
for living in adultery with Ytie Jans, to be placed at the whip- 
ping post with two rods in his arm, to be banished for 20 years, 
and pay a fine of 100 guilders ($40), with costs, 1053 

Nov. 25. Sentence. Geesje Jjmsen, for living in adultery with Laurens 
Duyts, to be conducted to the whipping post, and fastened 
thereto, the upper part of her body being stripped naked, and • 
two rods placed in her hand, to be afterwards conducted, in that 
wise, outside the city g.ates, and banished the province for the 
term of 30 years, with costs, 1055 

Nov. 30. Sentence. Iva Dircksen, for adultery, to be conducted to the 
place where justice is executed, and there to witness the punish- 
ments inflicted this day, and then to be banished for the teim of 
50 years, 1057 



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Deo. 9. Appointment. Mngistrates for lleemsteede, 1057 

Dec. 12. Order. To pay an account due the estate of Peter Cornelissen, 

millwright, 1058 

Dec. 12. Order. Referring to the orphan masters a petition of Jannetje 
Jansen, executrix of the estate of her late husband, Christiaen 
Barcntsen, who died at the South river (Delaware), 1059 

Dec. 12. Order. On the petition of Johannes Verveelen, for the recovery 

of a debt due by a deceased soldier, 1059 

Dec. 12. Petition. John Parcel and Ytie Janse, "two sorrowful sinners," for 

pardon, and leave to marry, 1060 

Dec. 12. Order thereupon. May remain three months to settle their afiairs 

but must separate from each other at once, 1061 

Dec. 12. Petition. Surgeon Hendricksen praying that an hospital may be 

established for sick soldiers and negroes, 1062 

Dec. 12. Order. Surgeon Hendricksen (Varrevanger) to look out for a 

proper place and a steward, and to report, 1063 

Dec. 12. Minute. Presentation of a petition for the pardon of Iva Dircksen, 1063 

Sept. 15. *Letter. Gov. Endecott and the commissioners of the United Colo- 
Boaton. nies of New England to the director and council in lavor of John 

Lawrence, 1064 

[In Hazard's State Papers, II., 368.] 

Sept. 15. Translation into Dutch of the above letter, 1065 

Dec. 12. Order. Arrest of the judgment pronounced against John Lawrence 

on the 13th of August last (see supra, pp. 928, 931, 942), 1068 

Dec. 19. Opinions of the members of the council on the appeal of Anthony 

Claessen Moore vs. Paulus Leendertsen van der Grist, 1069 

Dec. 19. Judgment in the above case, 1071 

Dec. 19. Petition. Joseph Waldron for an allowance for house rent; granted, 1072 

Dec. 19. Summons. Thomas Foster, Symon Seren, Ariaen Forman, John 
Hicks, John Smith, John Ileerman, Aeltie Cornelissen, James 
PainA, Thomas Yrland, William Yets and Jeremy Wood, of 
Hempstead, to answer the complaint of the larmer of the excise, 1073 

* S.ame in English, 1074 

Dec. 23. * Letter. Director and council to those of Hempstead, recommend- 
New Amsterdam, iug them to Settle for their excise (settled), 1075 

Dec. 23. Appointment. Fire wardens for New Amsterdam, 1076 

Dec. 23. Appointment. Matron to the hospital at New Amsterdam, 1076 

Dec. 24. Petition. Augnstyn Heerman, "the first beginner of the Virginia 
tobacco trade," for permission to make a voyage to the Dutch 
and French islands in the West Indies, and for letters of recom- 
mendation to the governors, 1077 

Dec. 26. Order. Granting the above reqnest, 1078 

Register. Tr.ansactions between the director and council and the 
burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam in 1658, 1081 



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Register of the principal resolutions in 1658, 1085 

Register of ordinances and placards, 1088 

Register of sentences and judgments, 1090 



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1660, 
Jan. 15. Order. For the arrest of Peter Cornelisz van der Veen for con- 
tempt of court, in refusing to appear before the council when 
summoned, 1 

Jan. 15. Order. For the discharge of said Van der Veen, he having purged 

himself of his contempt, 2 

Jan. 15. Abstract. Exhibits in the suit between Jacob Jansen Huys, appell- 
ant, and Allard Anthony, respondent, and decision of director 
Stuyvesaiit thereon, 3 

Jan. 15. Minute. That the council concur in said decision, 10 

Jan. 15. Memorandum. Commission allowed for collecting debts in New 

Netherland, 10 

Jan. 15. Further proceedings in the above suit, with respondent's counter 

demand, 11 

Jan. 15. Judgment in the above case, 14 

Jan. 15. Judgment in the case of Jacob Vis, appellant vs. Andries de Ilaes, 

respondent, IV, 35 

Jan. 16. Petition. Ownei's of the yacht Sea Bear, for two brass guns, and 

ammunition, as there are pirates in New England ; granted, 20 

Jan. 16. Petition. Jan Zeelen for a lot of land in New Utrecht; granted if 

vacant, 21 

Jan. 16. Orders. For the increase of the salaries of Marten Cregier, jun., 

and Mathys Capito, 22, 23 

Jan. 16. Order. For the increase of the pay of Walraven Jansen de Vos,. . . 24 

Jan. 16. Order. For the increase of the pay of Bart. Aertsen, a soldier, ... , 25 

Jan. 16. Petition. Laurens de Sille to be appointed supercai'go, 26 

Jan. 17. Order. Referring a judgment back to the city court for correction, 27 

Jan. 21. Resolution. Director and council assume part of the debt of the 

city of New Amsterdam, 28 

Jan. 15. Indictment. Hendrlck Jansen Claerbout, in the city court, for theft 

and abusing the public officers, 29 

Jan. 15. Minute. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam state want 

of jurisdiction in the above case, and ask power, 33 



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Jan. 21. Commission to said court to try and sentence the above Claerbout, 
but if he be found guilty of felony, the sentence must be approved 
by director and council, 

Jan. 23. Order. Increasing the wages of Jan Christiaen Andriessen, a 

soldier, 36 

Jan. 23. Judgment. Against Peter Pia for excise on beer laid in for his 

daughter's wedding, 36 

Jan. 23. Commission. Empowering the court of New Amsterdam to pass 
sentence of banishment on Claerbout, and to erect a half-gallows 
in front of the city hall, 37 

Jan. 23. Order. Referring Allard Anthony back to the city court for ex- 
planation of a judgment against him, 37 

Jan. 23. Appointment. Magistrates for Westchester (Oostdorp), 38 

1659. 
Dec. 20. Petition. Minister and kerck master of Midwout for materials to 

paint their church; referred to the directors in Holland, 39 

1660. 
Jan. 28. Order. Authorities at Fort Orange and Rensselaerswyck to be on 

their guard against a surprise from the Indians, 40 

1659. 

Nov. 5. Petition. Citizens of New Amsterdam (named), asking to be ia- 
vested with the right of citizenship in all places in New Nether- 
land ; that the price of citizenship be fixed at 1000 guilders ($400), 
and that the privileges granted them in regard to foreign trade 
may be published, &c., 41 

Nov. 6. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens recommending that the prayer 

of the above petition be granted, , 43 

1660. 
Jan. 31. Answer of director and council to the above petition, 45 

Feb. 1. Nomination. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, 47 

Feb. 2. Appointment. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam for 

the ensuing year, 48 

(No date.) * Petition. Messrs. Hazard, More, Jackson, Betts, Coe and others, 
for a tract of land, and leave to settle a town " beyond the hills 
by the South sea" (L. I.), 49 

Feb. 4. * Order. Gr.anting the prayer of the above petition, 49 

Feb. 7. Nomination. For orphan master, New Amsterdam, 51 

Feb. 9. Appointment of said orphan master, 52 

Feb. 9. Ordinance. For the establishment of villages, 53 

Feb. 9. Proposals of director Stuyvesant respecting the hostile measures to 

be adopted against the Esopus Indians, 55 

Feb. 12. Answer. Councillor de Sille to the above proposals, 63 

Feb. 12. Answer. Secretary van Ruyven to the above proposals, 67 

Feb. 12. Resolution. To declare war against the Esopus Indians, to be com- 
menced in the fall, meanwhile to enlist men, 76 



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Feb. 23. Stay of proceedings in New Amstel against Machiel Paulus van der 
Voort, until tlie matter be decided on appeal by the director and 
council, 77 

Feb. 23. Commission. Councillor de Sille to adopt measures for the survey and 

inclosure by palisades of the villages of Breuckelen and New Utrecht, 78 

Feb. 23. Petition. Nicasius de Sille, on behalf of the town of New Utrecht, 
complaining of the refusal of some of the inhabitants to obey the 
orders of the local authorities, and praying the ratification of the 

following ordinance, 78 

Ordinance. For the enclosing the village, and for the better govern- 
ment of the town of New Utrecht, 79 

Feb. 23. Commission. Fiscal de Sille or his deputy, to act as sheriff of New 

Utrecht, 82 

Feb. 20. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, praying 
that parties applying for revision of any judgment of the court 
may be obliged to deposit a certain sum, 83 

Feb. 23. Order. Granting the above request, 84 

Feb. 23. Petition. Nicholas Varlet for an allowance for house rent ; granted, 85 

Feb. 23. Petition. Nicholas Bayaert, English clerk, for an increase of salary, 86 

Jan. 8. Petition. Cornells van Gesel and others, for letters of benefit of 

inventory for the estate of Jacob Alrichs, deceased; granted,.. . . 88 

Feb. 25. Mandamus of benefit of inventory granted to Cornells van Gesel 

and others, heirs of Jacob Alrichs deceased, 89 

Feb. 25. Petition. Nicholas Varlet for the use of the company's yacht for a 

voyage to Virginia, 93 

Feb. 25. Resolution to hire tlie company's yacht to Mr. Varlet, and to send 

an officer in it to enlist soldiers in Virginia, 94 

Feb. 23. Proclamation. Fixing the 24th March as a day of general fasting 

and prayer, 95 

Feb. 26. Ordinance. For the better preservation of the palisades around the 

villages of Midwout and Amesfoort, 99 

Feb. 27. Commission. Nicholas Varlet and Brian Newton, as ambassadors 
to Virginia, to condole the death of gov. Mathews, to propose a 
league, offensive and defensive, against the Indians, to conclude 
a commercial treaty, and to request permission to enlist men,. ... 101 

March 1. Instructions to Messrs. Varlet and Newton, 103 

March 1. Commission. Appointing William Beeckman, Alexander d'Hinoyossa, 
Paulus Leendei^tsen van der Grist, Gerrit van Sweringen, Jacobus 
Backer, and Jan Crato, to try and punish certain persons accused 
of murdering an Indian on the South river, 107 

March 1. Instructions to fiscal de Sille, sent to the South river, to inquire into 

and prosecute those who committed the above murder, 109 

March 1. Appointment. Claes Jansen Ruyter to be Indian interpreter, 112 

March 1. Proclamation. Protecting, for three or four years, against all prose- 
cutions for debt, such fugitives as will return from Virginia and 
Maryland, 113 



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March 1. Instructions to Serjeant Andries Laurens, sent to the South river, to 

engage some Swedes and F'ins to enlist in the company's service, 115 

March 1. Petition. Tielman van Vleeck, on behalf of several persons, for per- 
mission to settle on the maize land behind Gemoenepaen, on the 
west side of the North river ; refused, 117 

March 6. Treaty of peace renewed with the chiefs of Marsepingh and Rechka- 
wick, Hackinkasacky, the Highlands, Najeck, Staten island, 
Ruinachenanck alias Haverstraw, and Wiechquaeskeck, 118 

Blarch 10. Petition. Louwerens Pietersen, the Norman, for the appointment 
of guardians and curators over his minor child ; ajjpointed accord- 
ingly, 123 

March 10. Appointment. Curators of the estate of Eldert Engelbert and some 

murdered Swedes, 124 

March 10. Appointment. Auditors of the accounts of vice-director La Mon- 

tagne, 124 

March 15. Minute. Of the interview of Goethels, chief warrior of Wappingh, 
sent by the Esopus Indians to the director and council, to con- 
clude a peace, 125 

March 15. Petition. Nicholas Veldhuysen, j^raying that he may be protected 

against his creditors for the term of six months ; granted, 127 

March 15. Commission. Providing for the administration of public affairs 

during the director-general's absence at the Esopus, 129 

March 1 8. Letter. Director Stuy vesant to secretary van Ruyven ; Esopus 
In the yacht the Indians attacked and defeated ; the out settlements to be put on 

Haen, at the .i • t ■,«-. 

Esopus. their gu.ard, 131 

March 22. Letter. Secretary Van Ruyven to the out settlements ; warns them 
New Amsterdam, against Surprise, 132 

March 23. Appointment. Military officers for Haerlem, and notice thereof, .. . 133 

March 23. Proceedings. Against some night brawlers in New Amsterdam,. . . 134 

April 3. * Letter. Director Stuy^'esant to the magistrates of Heemsteade, 
New Amsterdam, summoning them before the coimcil, to answer a complaint of 

trespass made by the chief of Marsepeack, 136 

March 25. Proclamation of war with the Esopus Indians; dated Fort Orange, 137 

April 12. Order. Those living scattei-ed throughout the country, to form 

hamlets and villages, 138 

April 12. Order. Orphan masters to appoint guardians over Peter Jansen de 

Witt's minor children, 138 

April 12. Petition. Jan Gerritsen van Marcken for a writ of appeal against a 

judgment of the court at New Amstel ; granted, 189 

April 12. Order on a petition of Mensje Andries, wife of Anthony Bryant at 

the South river, for relief against injustice, 141 

April 12. Letter. Director Stuyvesant, to the vice-director at New Amstel, 
New Amsterdam, recommending the cas^^ of the above Bryant to his favor, 142 

April 12. Petition. Tielman van Vleeck and a number of others, for permis- 
sion to settle a village and some bouweries on the maize land 
behind Gemoenepaen, 143 



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April 12. Answer. Declining to comply with the preceding request, 146 

April 12. Order on a petition of Thomas Wandel for leave to reside on his 

bouwery, 147 

April 12. Appointment. Magisti'ates for Fort Orange, 147 

April 12. Order on a complaint of Andries de Haes, that Jacob Vis does 
not pay any attention to a judgment of the director and council ; 
to summon him before the council, 148 

April 12. Writ of certiorari to the magistrates of Rustdorp, to remove to the 
council the proceedings in the case of Nathaniel Denton and Mrs. 
Richard Everit vs. Mary, minor child of Thomas Tany Kraft,. ... 148 

April 12. Petition. Inhabitants of Gravesend for a clergyman ; arrangements 

will be made to supply one, 149 

April 12. Petition. Solomon Hansen, for permission for his wife to proceed 

to Holland ; granted, 151 

April 1. Indictment. Jan Juriaens Becker, for selling liquor to Indians,. .. . 153 

April 12. Answer of Jan Juriaens Becker thereto, 1 55 

April 9. Testimony of divers persons that brandy is sold openly throughout 

the South river to Indians, 159 

1659. 
Nov. 12. * Letter. Secretary Rawson, for the general court of Massachusetts, 
Boston. claiming that part of Hudson's river north of 42 deg. 20 min.,. . . 161 

Dutch translation of the preceding letter, 163 

1660. 

April 20. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the general court of Massachusetts, 
New Amsterdam, vindicating the Dutch title to New Netherland, and the Hudson 

river, 167 

April 26. Petition. Mary Laurens of Middelburch, L. I., for a writ of appeal 
from a judgment against her in that «ourt ; granted (see joos<, p. 
247), 175 

April 26. Petition. Fiscal de Sille praying the confiscation of certain smug- 
gled goods, 176 

April 26. Order to communicate the above to Harmen Vedder, 177 

April 26. Order. Referring the suit between Andries de Haes and Jacob Vis 

to arbitration, 177 

April 26. Commission. Olof Stevensen van Cortland to act as presiding bur- 
gomaster in the absence of both the burgomasters from town,.. . . 178 

April 26. Order on a petition of Nicolas Stillwel, farmer, praying permis- 
sion to remain on his farm between Gravesend and New Utrecht, 
inasmuch as with his three sons and four servants he is able to 
defend himself, 178 

April 26. Order on a petition of Joris Rapailje, praying to be allowed to 
leave his house standing on his farm for the present ; must com- 
ply with the ordinance, 178 

April 26. Petition. Tielman van Vleeck, .attorney of Peter van Werckhoven 
and Daniel Gabrie, guardians of Dirck van Werckhoven, vs. Jacques 
Corteljou; that defendant exchange papers in this case, 179 

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April 26. Order. Petitioner to sei\e copy on defendfint and summon him to 

appear, 1 80 

April 26. Sentence. Jan Juriaens Becker for selling liquor to Indians ; fined 
500 guilders, to be degraded from his office of clerk to the church, 
to remove from the South river and' pay costs of suit, 181 

May 3. Appointment. Magistrates for Breuckelen, 182 

May 3. Petition. Peter Jacobsen Marius, attorney of Gerrit Bancker and 
Herman Vedder, praying release of goods seized by the fiscal 
{supra, p. 176); granted, 183 

May 3. Appointment. Magistrates for Midwout and Amesfoort, 185 

May 3. Petition. Jacques Cousseau, attorney of the widow of Mathys 
Gangerheyden, to be put in possession of all property belonging 
to the estate of deceased ; granted, 186 

May 3. Order on a petition of Walewyn van der Veen, attorney of Isaac 
de Sterre, for an attachment against tlie aforesaid Gangerheyden's 
property ; to file his claim with Mr. Cousseau, 189 

May 3. Petition. Jan Juriaens Becker for pardon, 190 

April 8. Declaration. Henrick d'Raat and Jan Broersen that brandy has 

been sold openly to the Indians on the South river, 191 

May 3. Order. Remitting the fine imposed on Becker, 192 

May 3. Petition. Cornells Steenwyck and others, merchants of New Am- 
sterdam, for leave to trade for slaves along the west coast of 
Africa, from Cape Verde to Cape Lopez de Gonsalvo, tfec, 193 

May 3. Order. Referring the petitioners to the directors in Holland,.. . . bis\9'i 

May 3. Petition. Thomas Hall and others, farmers and proprietors north 
of and adjoining tlie Fresh water on the island of Manliattan, 
praying that their houses may be allowed to stand, and that other 
interested parties ij^ay build near them so as to form a village, . . Msl 95 

May 3. Order. Permitting the houses of Wol))hert Webber and Thomas 
Hall to remain, and allowing a village or hamlet to be formed 
near the bouwery of Augustyn Heerman, or that of the director- 
general, on Manhattan island, 196 

May 3. Commission. Jacques Cortelyou, Albert Cornelissen (Wantenaer) 
and Jan Evertse Bout, to examine the vicinity of Breuckelen, and 
report how many new plantations can be laid out there, and pre- 
pare a majj of the same, 197 

May 6 Contract. Between the director-general and council, and Nicholas 
Varlet, fanner of the duties on imports and exports from and to 
New England and Virginia, 199 

May 11. Petition. Auke Jansen, carpenter, praying the appointment of arbi- 
trators to appraise his work, and settle his accounts for building 
the church at Midwout, 202 

May 11. Appointment. Abraham Martensen Clock and Fredrick Philipsen, 
carpenters, to report what extra work has been done on said 
church, 203 

May 11. Order. Peter Cornelissen van der Veen to render an account to 

Allard Anthony of goods sold for him 204 



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Petition. Consistory of the church at Beverwyck, ri'ijuesting that 
their chorister be allowed a salary, 206 

May 11. Order. Allowing said chorister 100 thalers a year, 207 

May 11. Order. Allowing Hellegond Joris, midwife, a salary of 100 guilders 

(i-10) a year for attending the poor, 207 

May 11. Minute. Delivery of vice-director Montagne's accounts to receiver 

Van Ruyven for examination, 208 

May 11. Report. Mr. Van Ruyven on said accounts, 209 

Sept. 4. Answer. Mr. La Montagne to the aforesaid audit, 221 

May 13. Judgment. On an appeal from a decision by the court of Middel- 
borgh, L. I., Mary Larisoii vs. Thomas Hunt ; appellant was fin^d 
for having taken a vest from Nathan Whitmans, the tailor, with 
his consent, on which there was an attachment; judgment of the 
court below annulled on the ground that the action ought to have 
been against the tailor (see sup)-a, p, 175), 247 

May 13. Judgment in the case between Andries de Haes and Jacob Vis,. . . . 248 

May 7. Report of arbitrators in the above case, 249 

May 13. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant (to the magistrates of Heemstead), 
New Amsterdam, enjoining them not to proceed further against certain Indians until 

both sides appear and are heard before the council, 250 

May 13. Order. That the indentures of Hendrick Harmsen, an orphan from 
Amsterdam, bound to Jan Quisthout, be canceled, and that he be 
bound to another person, 251 

May 13. Order. To advance the widow Loomans 50 guilders, to enable her 
to abandon her house and remove into a village, according to the 
ordinance, 251 

May 18. Conference between the director and council and the chiefs of 
Hackinckesacky, N.ojack, Wieckquaeskeck, Haverstraw, and the 
Wappings ; pieace concluded with the Wappings, 252 

May 18. Appointment. Commissioners to examine and report on the case of 

Jan Gerritsen van Marcken, appellant, vs. the court at New Amstel, 255 

May 18. Notice to farmers living isolated, to pull down their houses, and 

settle into villages, 256 

May 24. Conference between the director and council and three Mohican 
chiefs, who solicit that peace be made with the Esopus Indians ; 
declined, 257 

May 24. Order. Allowing Paulus Heymans and Serjeant Luby a certain sum 

for rent, , 260 

May 25. Ordinance. Excluding all persons from trading to Fort Orange or 
other parts of New Netherland, who have not obtained their 
burgher right, 261 

May 25. Petition. Cornells van Gesel, complaining that Alexander d'Hino- 
yossa has seized all the property, at the South river, of the late 
Jacob Alrichs, and praying a mandamus obliging said D'Hinoyossa 
to prosecute any claim he may have against said estate, before the 
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May 25. Order. Vice-director D'Hinoyossa to permit Van Gesel to enjoy 

the benefit of the letters already granted him (see p. 88, ««/»»•«), 263 

May 25. Resolution. To transport to Curasao all but two or three of the 

Lately captured Esopus Indians, 264 

May 25. Peremptory order to Thomas Hunt to comply with the judgment 
pronounced on the 13th May last, in favor of Mary Larison (supra, 
p. 247), 266 

May 25. Minute. Appearance before the council, of the magistrates of Heem- 
steede and the Indian chief, Meantinnemin, on a question as to title 
to certain lands, and an order that the Indians be allowed, this year, 
to harvest their planted maize, 266 

May 27. Petition. Andries de Haes, that execution may be issued against 
the goods of Jacob Vis ; ordered tiiat execution issue after due 
notice, 267 

May 27. Petition. Cornells van Gesel, tRat persons be appointed to inventory 
and appraise the estate of the late Jacob Alrichs, and that parties 
having claims against it may prosecute them before the director 
and council, 268 

May 31. Appointment. Appraisers of the above estate, 269 

May 31. Petition. Cornells Gesel, that the personal property of the late 

Jacob Alrichs be brought to and sold at the Manhattans ; granted, 269 

May 13. Report of the referees in the case of Peter Rudolphus, appellant, vs. 

Balthazar de Heart, respondent, 272 

May 31. Judgment. Confirming the decision of the city court in the above 

case, 273 

Feb. 20. Sentence pronounced by William Beeckman, vice-director at Altona, 
against Evert Jansen, for an assault with his sword on Gerrit 
Hermans ; to pay the surgeon's bill and to be set to hard labor 
for six weeks at the fort, 274 

May 31. Minute. Approval and recording of said sentence at New Amster- 
dam, 274 

1659. 
Oct. 30. Resolution of the chamber at Amsterd.am for the safe transmission 

of letters from New Netherland and Cura9ao to Holland, 276 

1660. 
Jime 2. Ordinance. For affixing a box in the secretary's ofiice at New Am- 
sterdam, for the receipt of letters to be transmitted to Holland,. . 276 

Jime 3. Conference between the director and council and the chiefs of 
Hackinckesack and Haverstraw ; an armistice granted the Esopus 
Indians, 278 

June 3. Commission. Claes Jansen Ruyter to accompany the above chiefs 

to the Esopus to receive proposals of the Esopus Indians, 280 

June 3. Instructions to Claes Jansen Ruyter, ... 283 

June 5. Petition. Andries Hudde praying for some appointment at the South 

river, 284 

June 5. Appointment. Andries Hudde to be clerk at Altona on the Dela- 
ware, 285 



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June 3. Bond. Panlus Leendertsen van der Grist and Johannes van der 
Meulen as securities for Cornelis van Gesel, administrators of the 
estate of the Lite Jacob Alriclis, 286 

June 5. Order. For the delivery to Cornells van Gesel of all property real 

and personal belonging to the late Jacob Alrichs, 288 

June 7. Order. In the case of The guardian of the late Jacob Loper's 
minor children vs. Cornelis Melyn ; defendant ordered to deposit 
in court the moneys claimed with the interest, 290 

June 7. Appointment. Burgomasters of New Amsterdam to assist the 
director-general in deciding certain cases in appeal before the coun- 
cil, wherein the fiscal is a party, 291 

June 7. Judgment in the case of Jan Gerrits van Marcken vs. Gerrit van 
Sweringen, sheriff of New Amstel ; this was an appeal from a 
decision of the court at the latter place, which is now set aside on the 
ground that the judges acted as prosecutors, witnesses and judges, 293 

June 7. Order. That the clerk of the inferior court .at New Amsterdam do 
not record any judgment, order or important minute before it is 
examined and signed by the president of the board, 293 

June 7. Order. Jacques Corteljou to survey, and make a map of the lots 

within the city of New Amsterdam, 294 

June 17. Record. Plea of guilty entered against Jan Quisthout van der 

Linde, a soldier, accused of sodomy, 294 

May 21. Indictment of said Quisthout, a native of Brussels, 295 

June 17. Sentence. Jan Quisthout van der Einde to be taken to the place of 
execution and there stripped of his aims, his sword to be broken 
at his feet, and he to be then tied in a sack and cast into the river 
and drowned until dead (see supra, p. 251), 296 

June 17. Sentence. Hendrick Harmensen, the boy on whom Quisthout com- 
mitted by force the above crime, to be privately whipped, and 
sent to some other place by the first opportunity, 298 

June 21. Minute. Arrival of Sir Henry Moody, baronet, ambassador from 
Virginia, and order thereupon ; minute of his appearance before 
the director and council, 299 

May 18. * Letter. Sir William Berckeley, governor, and Theodore Blande, 
Jamei Oily. Speaker of the assembly, of Virginia, to the director .and council, 
empowering Sir Henry Moody to receive their signatures to a cer- 
tain treaty of commerce concluded with them by the agents from 
New Netherland (see post, p. 400), 300 

May 17. * Letter of credence from governor Berckeley, in favor of Sir Henry 
James Towne. Moody aforesaid, with request to advance a certain sum to him,. . 301 

June 21. Resolution. To advance 1,000 to 1,200 guilders to Sir Henry 

Moody, and memorandum of deliberations on the proposed treaty, 301 

June 12. Letter. Ensign Dirck Smith to the director and council, with par- 
Esopui. ticulars of a conference held with the Indians, bisSOl 

June 12. Original of the above letter, 302 

June 21. Resolution. That the director proceed to Esopus to conclude a 

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June 21. Petition. Nicholas Varlet and Jacob Backt-T for a permit for their 

sliip to go to Ciira9ao ; granted, 304 

June 21. Order. Permitting Joseph d'Acosta to proceed to the recovery of 

a judgment against Jan Adriaensen Duyvelant, 305 

June 23. Petition. Allard Anthony for the payment of moneys in the hands 
of Cornells van Ruyven, to satisfy a judgment obtained against 
Anthony Claessen Moore, 306 

June 23. Order thereupon. Petitioner must prove his right to be a preferred 

creditor, 307 

June 23. Petition. Hendrlck Tieboel for leave to return to Holland ; granted, 308 

June 29. Petition. Jan Harmensen, baker, of Fort Orange, for a writ of 
appeal from a judgment pronounced there against him for illicit 
trading with the Mohawks, 310 

June 29. Order. Court of Fort Orange to furnish copy of the judgment 

complained of, 311 

June 29. Petition. Dirck Jansen and Lourens Lourensen, for payment of their 
sloop, which was hired at Esopus, and was ten days in the public 
service, 312 

Order. That they must prove that they had been engaged by the 
commanding officer at the Esopus, 313 

June 29. Petition. Govert Loockennans for payment of a claim against the 

estate of Matthys Ganderhuysen ; referred to Jacques Cousseau, 314 

June 29, Advertisement that the .ship Oak Tree is up for Amsterdam ; for 
freight or passage, apply to the skipper, or burgomaster Van der 
Grist ; " Let one make it known to the other," 316 

June 29. Order. For the transportation of Esopus Indians (prisoners) to 

Curasao, and agreement for their passage, 317 

July 2. Ordinance. Renewing the ordinance against trading up the North 

or South river, without a permit, 318 

July 5. Appointment. Martin Cregier and Oloif Stevensen van Cortland, to 

accompany the director-general to Esopus, 319 

July 5. Appointment. Magistrates for Middelbourgh, L. I., 320 

July 5. Certificate. That burger Jorissen hath deposited certain money in 

court, and that it has been paid to Alexander Partridge's son,. . . 320 

July 5. Minute. Application of the magistrates of Amesfoort, that govern- 
ment resume possession of a parcel of land in that town, recently 
sold by Jacob Steendam to Albert Albertsen, with resolution of 
director and council to do so for the company, as patroons of the 
province, and to pay Steendam the price stipulated to be paid by 
Albertsen, 321 

June 17. Deed. From Jacob Steendam to Albert Albertsen, of the above 

land, 322 

July 5. Contract. Cornells van Gesel to supply a certain quantity of clap- 
boards at the Sonth river, and of the director-general to ship the 
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Nov. 8. Commission (French). Burgomasters and regents of the city of 

Amsterdam to Take Jans, master of the ship St. Catarina, . ..... 326 

Same in Dutch, 327 

1660. 

July 11. Minute of the arrival of said ship at New Amsterdam, 327 

July 14. Commission. Peter Laurensen to go on a fishing voyage along the 

coast, 328 

July 20. Petition. Take Jans to sell the remnant of his cargo ; granted, 329 

Aug. 5. Minute. Return of the director-general and burgomasters Cregier 

and Stevensen (van Cortland) from the Esopus, 331 

Aug. 5. Petition. Peter Tonneman to be re-.appointed sheriff of Breuckelen 
district and to be appointed sheriff of New Amsterdam, and that 
all the ordinances be renewed and published, », 332 

Aug. 5. Answer. Refusing the first part of said petition, 333 

Aug. 5. Minute. Mr. Tonneman sworn sheriff' of New Amsterdam, 334 

Aug. 5. Order on a petition of Boudewyn van Nieulant; he must prose- 
cute his action first in the city court, 334, 357 

Aug. 5. Order on a petition of Jacob Jansen and Laurens Andriesen 
Draeyer for leave to attach the property of the late Jacob Alricks ; 
referred to executor, 535 

Aug. 5. Order on a petition of Magdalen and Catherine Hendricx, for leave 
to return to Holland ; granted on giving security to pay any debts 
they owe, 335 

Aug. 5. Journal of the director-general on the voyage to the Esopus ; peace 

concluded, 336 

July 19. Notification. Director-general to those of the oolonie Renselaers- 
rort Orange. wyck, that the company in Amsterdam claim the appointment of 

a sheriff in that colonic, 346 

July 27. Answer. Jeremias van Reiiselaer and Arent van Curler to the 
Renseiaerswyck. above notification, requesting that the matter be referred to the 

j)rincij)als in Holland, 348 

July 21. Ordinance. Against runners purchasing furs of Indians in the 
Fort Orange. woods, and against selling liquor to Indians, 349 

July 26. Conference. Between the director-general and the Senecas held at 

Fort Orange, 351 

Aug. 9. Letter (circular). Director Stuyvesant to the clergy, notifying them 
Fort Orange. that they are not to publish any banns of marriage, unless the 
parties have lived at least a year and a half to two years in their 
district, 356 

Aug. 12. Leave to Abraham Verplanck and Augustyn Heermans to withdraw 
their appeal from a judgment of the city court in favor of Rachel 
van Tienhoven, 358 

Aug. 12. Attachment. Granted against money belonging to the estate of 

Jacob Alrichs, 358 

Aug. 12. Order. Confirming an attachment issued by the court of New 

Amsterdam, 359 



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Aug. 12. Petition. Jean de Baralle, praying an order to Alexander d'Hino- 

yossa to deliver him a copy of his late father's will ; granted,. . . . 360 

Aug. 12. Order on a petition of Thomas Willett and others, for reimburse- 
ment of the purchase-money of the ship Farewell, which had been 
sold them by tlie director and council and afterwards reclaimed in 
Holland ; to furnish copy of warranty, 301 

Aug. 6. Petition. Jacob Steendam requesting to know where he is to ob- 
tain the buckwheat for the land at Amesfoort, of which the com- 
pany has resumed possession for that town, 3C2 

Aug. 12. Order. Th.at said Steendam receive payment from Elbert Elbert- 

sen and Peter Cornelisen, 3G2 

Aug. 12. Petition. Cornells van Gesel setting forth the particulars of Alrieh's 
death and the indecent behavior of d'Hinoyossa and Sweringen 
immediately afterwards, and praying i-estitution of the deceased's 
books and papers ; granted, 363 

Aug. 12. Order. Certain parties at the South river to declare what they 

know of a certain case, 369 

Aug. 12. Motion. On behalf of Laurens Andriessen vs. Cornelia van Gesel, 
executor, for an attachment against the property of late Mr. 
Alrichs ; refused, 371 

Aug. 16. Ordinance. Erecting a court of justice in Haerlem, 371 

Aug. 16. Petition. Coi-nelis van Gesel, for the appointment of curators to the 

estate of the late Mr. Alrichs ; granted, 373 

Aug. 16. Permit. Certain persons (not named) to commence a settlement 

behind Gemoenepa, 374 

Aug. 16. Resolution. To send the yacht the Sea bear on a cruise through 
Hellgate, to return through the Narrows, in search of a Swedish 
privateer, 376 

Aug. 19. Order. AUard Anthony to comply with a judgment previously 

issued, 377 

Aug. 19. Petition. Jan Juriaense Becker for leave to keep a school ; granted, 377 

Aug. 19. Order. Permitting Mattheus de Vos to examine Nicholas Boot on 

interrogatories ; granted, 379 

Aug. 19. Order. Referring a disputed bill of costs to arbitration, 380 

Aug. 19. Judgment. Against Albert Albertsen, alias Ribbon Weaver, for 

not removing into a village agreeably to the ordinance, 380 

Aug. 20. Instructions. Dirck Smith and Pietersen Lourensen sent in search 

of Swedish jjrivateers, 381 

Aug. 80. Minute. Appearance before the council of the magistrates of 
Breuckelen, who remonstrate that it would be impossible for the 
inhabitants of that place to contribute more than 300 guilders 
($120) and a house, annually to the suppoit of the rev. Mr. 
Selyns, 384 

Aug. 30. Offer of director Stuyvesant to pay 250 guilders annually to the rev. 
Mr. Selyns, provided he preach the Sunday evening sermon at the 
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Aug. 30. Commission. Rev. Ilenricus Selyns to be minister of Bieiu-kelen 

and the Bouwery, 386 

Aug. 30. Judgment. Obliging John Askc to complete some dams in the 

town of Graveseiid according to his contract, 387 

Sept. 2. Petition. Rev. Hermanns Blom and rev. Henricus Selyns, that they 
may be allowed expenses incurred for board and lodging whilst 
detained at New Amsterdam ; granted, 388 

Sept. 2. Petition. Laurens de Sille, for an increase of salary ; granted, 390 

Sept. 2. Order. Jacques Corteljou to render a correct account of his admin- 
istration of the att'airs of Cornells van Werckhoven, 391 

Sept. 2. Petition for the foreclosure of a mortgage on the farm of Peter le 
Feber at the Waelo Bocht, and for permission to sell the house 
thereon ; granted, 392 

Sept. 2. Taxation of a bill of costs for "Walewyn van der Veen, notary, 393 

Sept. 2. Declaration of Allard Anthony respecting the quality of tobacco and 

beavers shipped to Holland, 394 

Sept. 2. Taxation of a bill of costs, 395 

Sept. 2. Appointment. Mattheus Capito to make up the accounts of the 

estate of the late Jacob Alrichs, 395 

Sept. 2. Conference between the director and council and Tapousagh, chief 
of the Long island Indians, who asks aid against Ninnegret, chief 
of the Narrycanse tribe, wlio is waging war against the Indians 
on East end of Long island, 397 

(No date.) * Articles of Amitie & Commerce agreed & concluded on, Be- 
tweene the Right Ilonnourable the graund Assembly of Virginia & 
Mr. Nicolaes Varleth, capl". Leiftennant Brian Nuton, Agents for 
the Right Ilonnourable Peter Stuyvesant, gnvernour-generall of 
the N. Netherlands, Cnragao, Bonairo, Aruba, & Counsell of 
staet there established (see supra, p. 300), 400 

Aug. 20. * Letter. Sir William Bcrckly to Peter Stevenson, Governour & 
Virsinia. Generall of the New Netherlands, declining to comply with his 
request concerning his titles and claims to laud in this northern 
part of America, 402 

Sept. 2. Reference to a letter received from governor Bercklej% dated 25th 
February, 166f, respecting negotiations for a free trade with 
Virginia, 403 

Sept. 9. Petition. Tielman van Vleck, attorney of the heirs of Cornells van 
Tienhoven, for a stay of proceedings until he hear from Holland ; 
granted, 404 

Sept. 9. Petition. Jan Ryndersen Spits, gunner, for an increase of pay; 

granted, 407 

Sept. 9. Petition. Walewyn van der Veen, attorney of Jacob Jansen Huys, 
respondent, in a case of appeal, for payment of costs ; denied, and 
ordered to pay the costs in the suit, 408 

Sept. 9. Interlocutory judgment in the case of Mattheus de Vos and Nicholas 
Booth, on a judgment of the quarter sessions of James City, Va. ; 
further proof ordered, ^ 412 

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Sept. 9. Judgment ag.ainst Nicholas de Meyer, for an a.ssault committed on 

an Indi.in ; fined, 413 

Sept. 20. Judgment. Confiscating certain beavers, the property of Tennis 

1 ieterse Tempel, 414 

Sept. 20. Resolution to charter to Frederick Phillipse, late the director's car- 
penter, the company's sloop for a voyage to Virginia, 416 

Sept. 23. Petition. Johannes Provoost, assistant at Fort Orange, for payment 
of expenses incurred in voyages up and down the river on public 
bi siness, 417 

Sept. 23. Petition. Adriacn Jansen from Leyden, to be continued another 

year as farmer of the excise at Fort Orange ; granted, 418 

Sept. 23. Order. On a petition of the wife of Thomas Iluggens, for payment 

c f a horse killed in the public service in the late Esopus war, .... 420 

Sept. 30. Petition. Reyndert J.insen Iloorn, for payment of a bill of exchange 
received from the late Jacob Alrichs, and returned protested ; 
referred to the drawers, 421 

Sept. 30. Petition. Pieter Ilendricksen, for an increase of liis wages as turn- 
key ; granted, 423 

Sept. 30. Petition. Joannes Nevius, city clerk, for an allowance for rent and 

fu„>l ; declined, 424 

Sept. 30. Petition. Surgeon Gysbert van Iinborch, for payment of his bill for 
attending a soldier Avounded in the late Esopus war; payment 
ordered, 424 

Sept. 18. Petition. Hendrick Andriessen, for permission to remove his house 

at Fort Orange to another site ; granted, 426 

Sept. 30. Order to .allow Thomas Willet 3 or 4 negroes, on account of pro- 
visions furnished last year, with permission to remove them 
wherever he likes, 427 

Sept. 30. Application of rev. Joannes Theodorus Polhemus, minister, and Jan 
Snedeker, elder, of the church at Midwout (Flatbush), for one or 
two windows, as the building is nearly completed, 428 

Oct. 11. Petition. William Beeckman, of fort Altona, that his son Hendrick 
may be allowed cadet's pay, to relieve somewhat the petitioner's 
expenses, 429 

Oct. 8. Petitions and papers in a suit between Cornelis van Gezel and Alex- 
ander d'Hinoyossa, respecting the estate of the la(e Jacob Alricks, 
430, 452, 455, 457, 467, 469, 540, 567, 587, 588, 589, 594, 701, 703, 825 

Sept. 10. Letter. Vice-director La Montague and magistrates, to director 
FortOranKe. Stuyvesant, representing frauds in the manufacture of beer barrels, 

and requesting that measures be adopted to prevent the same ; 

order accordingly, • 432 

Oct. 25. Order. Referring to arbitration a suit between Francis Swyn and 

Thomas Wandel, 434 

Oct. 28. Petition. Peter Tonneman, sheriif of New Amsterdam, for increase 

of salary ; order respecting his fees, 435 

Nov. 4. Petition. 'William Teller praying for reimbursement of expenses 

incurred on public account in ] 655, 438 



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Nov. 4. Petition. Jacob Ilendi-icksen Varvanger, surgeon, on the subject 

of his pay, ." ". . . 440 

Nov. 4. Petition. Minister and elder of tlie church at Midwout (Flatljusli) ; 
cost of church and amount of debt ; pray a gratuity to pay 
deficienc}', ' 4 42 

Order. For an aid to said cluirch, 444 

Nov. 4. Petition. Jacob Sam, booklvceper, requesting to be relieved of cer- 
tain duties not belonging to his office, 444 

Nov. 8. Indictment. Ilendrick ISIuller for larceny and running away, 448 

Nov. 9. Sentence of said Muller; three years' hard labor at the wheel- 
barrow, 450 

Nov. 27. Report. Director Stuyvesant's visit to Esopus and Fort Orange,. . 451 

Dec. * Nomination. Magistrr.tcs for tlie town of Hempstead for the ensu- 
ing year, 454 

Dec. 15. * Appointment. John Hicks and Robert Ashman as magistrates of 

tliat town, 454 

Dec. 23. Petition. Solomon Lachair, farmer of the excise on Long island, 
complaining of Henry Pavison of Hempstead for smuggling; 
summons ordered, 469 

Dec. 23. Petition. Rachel van Tienhoven praying that the accounts of Iier 

late husband may be made up, 462 

Dec. 23. Order respecting the accounts of Johan de Decker and Brian 

Nuton, 4G3 

Dec. 23. Order resjiecting the pay of public officers and the currency, 4G4 

Dec. 30. Minute. That the above order does not include the allowances for 

board to the director-general and minister, 406 

Dec. 30. Order. Confiscation and sale of certain skins and peltries on the 

ground of smuggling, 476 

Register. Transactions in the year 1660, between the director-gen- 
eral and council and the burgomasters and schepens of New Am- 
sterdam, 478 

Register. Principal resolutions of 1660, 480 

Register. Ordinances and placards, 1000, 484 

1661. 

Jan. 8. Minute. That Henry Townsend has entertained Quakers at Jamaica, 

L. I., &c., 486 

Jan. 8. * Letter. Director Stuj-^-esant to the magistrates of Jamaica; rev. 
New Amsterdam. S. Drisius sent to officiate there ; a deputy sheriff sent to inquire 

into the holding of conventicles by Quakers and others, 486 

Jan. 9. Minute of a search for Quakers ; arrest of a Quaker's cloak .and of 

Sam Spiccr at Gravesend, L. I., 487 

* Names of those who attended the preaching of George Wilson, the 
Quaker, 487 

Jan. 11. * Appointment. Magistrates for Oostdorp (Westchester), 488 



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Jan. 13. Petition. Town of Mid wont (Flntbnsli) for a gnnt of a valley 
adjoining their village, between the Fresli water kill and the Cana- 
risc, extending S. S. E. from the sea to the woods ; granted, 489 

Jan. 13. Qneries. Snbmittcd by Jacob Sam, bookkeeper, with answers 

thereto, 492 

Jan. 13. Petition. Shipwrecked seamen for their wages; granted, 494 

Jan. 13. Petition. Solomon la Cliair to be admitted a notary jjublic ; peti- 
tioner to be first examined as to his fitness, 495 

Jan, 13. Indictment. Henry Townsend and Sam Spicer for attending Qu.a- 

ker meetings, 490 

Jan. 18. * Petition. Inhabitants of Middelburgh (Newtown), L. I., that 
Richard Mills, their schoolmaster and " souls helpe on the Lord's 

day," be allowed the use of the minister's house and glebe, 498 

[111 Eiker's Hist, of Newtown, 49.] 

Feb. 1 8. * Order. Francis Doughty to deliver ujj said premises to the school- 
master, 499 

[la Riker's Newtown, 50.] 

Jan. 20. Appointment and oath of office of Solomon Lachaire as notary public, 500 

Jan. 20. Petition. Guardians of Laurens Peterson's children for instruc- 
tions in regard to the division of the estate, 502 

Jan. 20. Indictment of Henry Townsend, of J.amaica, a Quaker, 503 

Jan. 20. Sentence of said Henry Townsend ; fined £25, 505 

Jan. 20. Trial and sentence of Samuel Spicer, a Quaker; fined £12, 506 

Jan. 20. Order banishing John Tilton of Gravesend, and John Townsend of 

Jamaica, Quakers, from the province, 509 

Jan. 20. Order to Jacob Sam, bookkeeper, and Carel van Brugge, commissary 

of provisions, 510 

Jan. 20. Order, on a complaint of Samuel Edsal that the negro he pur- 
chased is out of his mind; to send him to Virginia and import 
another, 511 

Jan. 20. Order. Refusing Borger Jorissen and Peter Jansen Noorman, per- 
mission to keep their houses and barns on their bouweries ; must 
remove to the village, 511 

Jan. 20. Appointment. Evert Duyckingh to be firewarden in New Amster- 
dam, 512 

Jan. 20. Notice. Public officers not to trouble the receiver-general for money, 

unless they have just claims, 512 

Jan. 24. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the town of Jamaica, L. I., notify- 
New Amsterdam, ing the appointment of new magistrates, and the quartering of 
soldiers on the inhabitants, on account of the entertainment 
of Quakers there, 513 

Jan. 25. Order. For keeping account of tlie qu.antity of flour delivered to 

the public baker and of the return of bread therefrom, 514 

Jan. 31. Petition. Schout, burgomasters .and schepens of New Amsterdam, 

for an enlargement of the burgher right, 515 



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Jan. 31. Order thereupon. Persons absent from the city, and not keeping 

fire and light during four months, to forfeit privilege of freemen, 517 

FeT). 1. Order. Determining the rank and privilege of the sheriff of New 

Amsterdam in the common council, 517 

Feb. 1. Nomination. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam for 

the ensuing year, 518 

Feb. 2. Appointment of the above officers, 519 

Feb. 10. Petition. Michael Jansen and others, that a proper road may be 

laid out in front of their lots on the strand, in New Amsterdam, 520 

Feb. 10. Order on a petition from Gemoeuepa, for the palisading of that 

newly begun village, 521 

1660. 

March 1. Petition. Aevt Anth. Meddagh, Tonis Gysberts Bogaert, Joresy 
Rapalje, Jean Le Cler, Jacob Kip, and others, for permission to 
plant a village on the river side opposite the Manhatans, in sight 
of fort Amsterdam, between the lauds of said Bogaert and Kip, . . 522 
1661. 

Feb. 10. Order. The aforesaid persons to remove from their farms to the 

above village (Brooklyn), 523 

Feb. 10. Order on an application of the magistrates of Rustdorp (Jamaica), 

to be relieved of the soldiers quartered there, 524 

Feb. 11. * Letter. Magistrates of Rustdorp to director Stuy\-esant transmit- 
jamaica, L. I. ting the following, 524 

Feb. I. * Pledge. Signed by the magistrates and part of the inhabitants of 

Rustdorp, to denounce Quakers and their meetings, 525 

Feb. 15. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the magistrates of Rustdorp ; re- 
New Amsterdam, lievcs the signers of the preceding paper of the soldiers whom 
he orders to be quartered on the recusants ; John Townsend 
banished, 527 

Feb. 17. Order. Summoning those who neglect to repair their fences at Cor- 
ker's Hook, 528 

Feb. 17. Proceedings against Mrs. Micah Spicer, for entertaining George 

Wilson, a Quaker, 528, 530, 541 

Feb. 24. Petition. Tennis G. Bogaert and others, for leave to build a block 

house on Joris Rapalje's land (Brooklyn), 530 

Feb. 24. Order in a suit between Mettje Wessels and Govert Loockermans, 531 

Feb. 24. Order on a complaint presented by the magistrates of New Utrecht 

against Jacques Corteljau, 532 

Feb. 23. * Letter. 'Squire Hickes to director Stuyvesant; requests the 
Herausteed. appointment of a magistrate in place of Mr. Ashman, who cannot 

read or write, 633 

Feb. 25. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the town of Hempstead ; recom- 
New Amsterdam, mcnds the election of Richard Gildersleeve to be magistrate of 

that town, vice Ashman ; no minister there, 535 

March 3. Petition. John Townsend, Richard Bridnel, Samuel Dean, and 
Richard Harcker, of Rustdorp, requesting to be relieved of 



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soldiers quavtored on them Lecause they will not inform against 
Quakers; will be relieved when they sign the pledge (p. 525),. . . 537 

March 3. Petition of the miller to use the water of the Kolck (New Amster- 
dam) to drive his mill, and order thereupon, 538 

March 3. Appointment. Hans Vos to be deputy sheriff, 538 

Feb. 25. Nominations. Churchwarden, orphan master, and firewarden, of 

the city of New Amsterdam, 543 

March 3. Appointments to the above offices, 544 

March S. Petition. Warnaer Wessels to be credited with certain items ; 

allowed, 545 

March 3. Petition. Inhabitants of the AVaelebocht (Brooklyn) for leave to 

erect a block house ; refused, 547 

March 10. Order that no person be assessed for the city rattle watch, except 

such as are subject to serve in the burgher watch, 551 

March 10. Order. Burgomasters of New Amsterdam to render an annual 

account of the city's receipts and income, 551 

March 10. Resolution to grant Andries Ilerpcrts a small island in Hudson's 

river, saving the rights of the colonic of Rensselaerswyck, 552 

Feb. 8. Indian deed to Andries Herpertsen and Rutgcr Jacobsen of Bevor- 
wyck, of an island nearly opposite Bethlehem, called Pachonakeliek 
by the Indians, and Long, or Mahikanders island, by the Dutch, 553 

List of articles given in payment for the above island, 554 

March 10. Petition. Laurens Pietersen, consenting to the payment of her por- 
tion of the estate to his daugliter Engeltic, recently married to Jan 
van Cleef, 555 

March 12. Visit of rev. Samuel Drisius to Hempstead; baptizes 41 children 

and one aged woman, 556 

March 21. Petition. Emanuel Petersen .and Dorothy AngoLa, his wife, both 
free negroes, praying a certificate of freedom for a lad named 
Anthony Angola, whom they had adopted when an infant, and 
since educated and reared ; granted, 557 

March 21. Resolution. Discharging the Swedish sheriff at the Delaware, and 

conferring his powers on commissary Beeckraan, 560 

March 21. Order. Relieving Peter Rambo from the office of magistrate over 

the Swedes at the Delaware, 560 

March 21. Permission to serje.ant Jacob van der Veer to return to New Amster- 
dam from the Delaware, 561 

March 21. Appointment. Magistrates for Breuckelen, 561 

March 28. Petition. Peter Terragon and five or si.x Frenchmen (of Busliwick) 

for leave to reside on their farms ; refused, 562 

March 28. Petition. Elias Rants for an increase of pay ; granted, 563 

March 28. Commission. Dirck Looten to be commissary of provisions, 564 

March 28. Dismissal of commissary Carel van Brugge, 565 

March 28. Order for the payment of "William Teller's account, 566 



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March 31. P(.'titlon. Volckcrt Jansen and others for a grant of Aupjcs island, 

near Fort Or.aiige, 508 

March 31. * Appointment. I\Iagistrates for the town of Gravesend, 569 

March 31. Letter.s patent. Establisliing a court of justice at Bushwick, 570 

May 1. Lease, to Jacob Stofl'elsen, of the company's bouwery at Ahasimus, 572 

March 31. Letters patent. Establishing independent courts of justice at Mid- 

wout and Amersfoort, L. I., 573 

April 7. Petition. John Carman, Caleb Cai'man and Benjamin Coe, husband 
of Abigail Carman, praying that John Hicks, who married their 
mother, may be obliged to render an account of the estate ; copy 
to be furnished Mr. Hicks, 574 

April 7. Petition. Thomas Wandel for a grant of a salt meadow at Mespath 
Kill, which he claims by a previous grant ; ordered to exhibit his 
title, 575 

April 7. Order. Refusing the petition of Anthony Jansen van Faes, Wil- 
liam Jansen van Borckeloo, and Jan Emaus for a grant of Gys- 
berts island, south of Gravesend, 576 

March 29. Petition. Minister and elder of the church at Midwout for aid to 

pay off a debt ; the company will p.ay half, 577 

April 7. Pass. Abraham Staats, skipper, bearer of despatches to gov. Endi- 

cott, 578 

April 7. Proposals of some Mohawk chiefs, on their return from the South 
river, where they had been to make a peace between the Minquaas 
and Sinnecusse Indians, 579 

April 11. Appointment. Magistrates for Fort Orange, 580 

April 11. Letter of administration to Hendrick Kip, jun., and Abraham van 

Nas, for the estate of Elmerhuysen Cleyn, 581 

April 1 1 . Ordinance. Establishing the fees to be paid at the public weigh 

scales, 582 

April 20. * Order. Richard Mills to deliver to Mr. Doughty, trees, &c., 
planted and left on the lot of the deceased minister Mr. Moor 
(Newtown, L. I.), 586 

April 25. Petition. Anna Dircks, widow of Peter Kock, to build a house on 
the south corner of her lot in New Amsterdam ; refused, being 
too near the fort, 59O 

March 21. Ordinance. Director and council of Renselaerswyck, forbidding 

trade in the woods with Indians, 59I 

April 25. Approval of said ordinance by the director-general and council of 

New Netherland, 593 

April 25. Order. Allowing Marcus Jansen van der Bos certain pay whilst he 

acted as drummer at the Esojjus, 595 

May 2. Allotment and distribution of lots in the Esopus, 596 

May 2. Notice. Proprietors of the above lots in the hamlet, now named 
Wiltwyck, to have them surveyed prej^aratory to taking out 
patents, 597 



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May 2. Appointment. Magistrates for Wiltwyck and their oath ; minister's 

house ordered built, 598 

May 9. Petition. Egbert Sanderson and Jan Tennissen from Leerdam, 
inhabitants of Midwout and Amesfoort, L. I., for leave to erect a 
saw mill on a stream at Gemoenepae; granted, 599 

May 9. Petition. Ilobert Coo, of Rustdorp, praying that an attachment on 
cattle belonging to his brother-in law, Richard Crabbe, m.ay be 
declared valid ; granted, 600 

May 16. Commission. Abraham van Nas to be notary public, 602 

May 16. Resignation. Martin Cregier, jmi., of his office as clerk, 603 

May 16. Proceedings of the fiscal for confiscation of smuggled goods,. . .604, 614 

May 16. Petition. Jacob Jansen van Campen for leave to remain at large 

imtil his trial for wounding John de Witt, the miller; granted,. . 600 

May 16. Instruction for the court of justice at Wiltwyck, 607 

' [In O'Callaglian's Ilistory of New NeUierlaud II, 432.] 

May 23. Order. For the continued exclusion of Margaret, wife of Randel 

Huwit, from the city of New Amsterdam, 614 

May 23. Discharge. Bartholomew van Schel and other masons from the 

public service, 617 

May 23. Order to the magistrates of Middelburgh to deliver up certain 
clothes belonging to the rev. Mr. Moore, deceased, to be sold by 
public auction to pay his debts, 618 

May 16. Petition. Roelof Swartwout to be appointed sheriff of Wiltwyck, 

at the Esopus, 619 

May 23. Commission. Roelof Swartwout to be sheriff of Wiltwyck, 621 

Jime 27. Oath of office taken by said Swartwout, 622 

May 23. Minute. Cornells Melyn's refusal to surrender the soil of Statcn 

island to the W. I. Company, 622 

List of j)apers relating to Staten island delivered up by Cornells 
Melyn, 625 

May 6. * Letter. Governor Endecott to director Stuyvcsant ; requests the 
Boston. surrender of Edward Whalley and William Goffe, if within his 

jurisdiction, 627 

March 5. * Royal order to the governor of Massachusetts, for the arrest of 

colonels Whalley ancl Gofte, 629 

May 28. Letter. Director Stuyvcsant to gov. Endecott ; the above parties 
New Amsterdam, are not withiu liis jurisdiction, 631 

May 30. Petition. Magistrates of Bushwyck for the grant of certain salt 

meadows ; granted, 635 

May 30. Minute. Refusing Peter Terragon, Jacob Bogyn and others, per- 
mission to reside at New Arnhem, 637 

June 2. Notice. P.aulus van der Beecq has farmed the tavernkeepers' excise 

on Long island, 637 



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Feb. 15. *Lottcr. Jnlin Sticklin to , rcquciiting liiin to find out 

uuntinston. wlietlier the place called Aehter Cul be open to settlement, and 

whether the Dutch governor would grant it to a company, etc.,. . 639 

April 20. ''Letter. John Stickhind to (Brian Nuton) ; same purport as the 
iiuniinsion. preceding, C41 

June 2. Minute. Permitting the above parties to come and examine the 

land, " 643 

Juno 13. Petition. Town of Amesfoort, for a survey of the valleys claimed 

by Midwout ; granted, and ordered accordingly, 644 

June 13. Order to summon .Jan .J.ansen Verryn, of GraVesend, to answer a 

claim of Timotheus Gabry, and proceedings thereuj)on, 646, 651 

June 13. Petition. M.agistrates of Breuukelen for a grant to that town of cer- 
tain valleys situate at the Red Hook, the Wa.?.Ieboeht, and bevond 
the third kill, " 647 

Order to survey the above, 648 

Juno 13. Order for the survey of a tract of land at Cavuiressc, petitioned for 

by Paulus Jansen van der Veer and others, 648 

June 13. Petition. Johan de Declcer, for an appeal from a judgment pro- 
nounced against him by the court of burgomasters and schepens 
of New Amsterdam, lie as a member of the executive council not 
being amenable to a court of inferior jurisdiction, 649 

June 16. Petition. Maritje Roeloffs, wife of AVouter Claessen Sch.aep, of the 
Delaware river, ])r.aying for an order to Mi-. d'Hinoyossa, director 
at that place, to furnish petitioner with a debit and credit state- 
ment of her account, etc., 652 

June 17. Letter. Director and council of New Netherland to Alexander d' 
Nen- Amsterdam. Ilinoyossa, enclosing the above with request, etc., 654 

June 16. Petition. William van Vredenbnrgh and Cornelis Andriessen Iloog- 
land, discharged soldiei's, for a remission of the prices of their 
passage money to this country ; granted, 655 

Juno 16. Order in favor of some seamen against Edwa'rd Prescott for pay- 
ment of their wages, 656 

June 16. Petition. Thomas Wandel, of Mespath kill, with proofs of his title 

to a certain salt meadow near Smith's island, 657 

June 17. Order. Magistrates of Bush wick not to dispose of the above mea- 
dow until further authorized, 659 

June 16. Caveat. Town of Blidwout, against taking any action on the survey 

of its valley until the town be heard ; ordered accordingly, 660 

June 16. Report. Claes Jansen Ruyter, of the resuit of his visit to the 

Esopus Indians, 660 

June 23. Compl.aint of the fiscal that the merchants make false entries of their 

goods, and requesting that provision be made therefor, 661 

June 23. Ordinance. Against false entries at the custom house, 661 

June 18. Letter. Arent van Curler to director Stuyvesant, requesting autho- 
nenseiaerswyck. rity to purchase and settle a groat flatt back of Fort Orange 

(Schenectady) 663 

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Juno 23. IMinute. Granting permission to purchnse the above land, CC4 

June 23. Order to survey a valley at Canarisse, L. I., and others in dispute 

between Mid wont and Amesfoort, 667 

June 23. Petition. Diruk Looten, commissary, for an increase of pay; 

granted, G68 

June 23. Order for the better entering of goods, 009 

June 11. Petition. Deacons of tlie cliurch at New Amsterdam, requesting 
that each of the adjacent villages make weekly collections for their 
own poor (see ]iage 863, post), C71 

June 27. Order. Fiscal and his deputy to be acknowledged and respected 

in their respective offices by the city tavernkcepers, G74 

June 27. Order. F'ining Ilcndrick Assueros, tavernkecper, New Amsterdam, 
for having sold liquor to sundry persons, and permitted them to 
play at ninepins during divine service, 074 

July 4. Petition. Augustine Herman for payment of his claim to certain 
goods t.aken in the prize Tobasko ; rejected, said prize having been 
captured long after the publication of the peace, 075 

July 4. Petition. Johan la Montague, jun., and other proprietors of Vreden- 
dal, or Montague land, near Harlem, for leave to settle a liamlet 
of some families on the point of the flatland, near where the water 
mill is about to be erected ; refused, 077 

July 4. Petition. Magistrates of Breuckelen for aid to pay their court mes- 
senger, who acts also as chorister, schoolmaster, sexton and bell 
ringer ; granted,. . . , 078 

July 4. Order. Obliging Cornells de Potter's widow to deliver to William 

Wilkins two stones, whidi he purchased for millstones, 679 

July 4. Order. Banishing sundry lewd women from the province, 681 

July 4. Order. Taxing a bill of costs, 682 

June 30. Complaint against John Pien, an Englishman, for an assault with 

intent to kill Thomas Willett, 083 

June 25. Deposition. Thomas Willett against said Peyn, 085 

July 4. Order. Banishing said Stephen Champion {sic) from the province, 

for the above assault, 686 

July C. Notice. Warnaer Wessels and Paulus van der Beecq are authorized 
to collect the tenths of all produce of farms in Breuckelen, Gou- 
wanes and the Waalebocht, 687 

July 14. Petition. Burgomasters, &c., of New Amsterdam, for a modifica- 
tion of the tax on chimneys; tax fixed at one guilder (40 cents) 
per chimney, 088 

July 25. Answer of Johan de Decker to the plea of Hendrick Jansen Spiers, 089 

Aug. 1. Judgment against Cornells van Gezel for certain fees due to Timo- 

theus Gabry, auctioneer, 692 

Aug. 1. Judgment, in favor of Paulus van der Beecq, against Solomon la 
Chair, for certam excise moneys collected by him on Long 
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Aug. 1. Petition. Nicholas Verlett, collector of export duties, for aiil in 

defraying the expense of a revenue cutter, C95 

Aug. 1. Seizure of furs on board one Humphreys' sloop, near Tallnian's 

island ; confiscated for the use of tlie revenue cutter, .... 605 

Aug, 1. Petition. Cornelis van Gezel for leave to niortgajie liis iirojierty at 
Delaware river, as security for the judgment obtained against "him 
by Gabry (see p. 692), T GOV 

Specification of the above property so mortgaged, 690 

Aug. 2. Mortgage. Cornelis van Gezel to Timotheus Gabry, of the above 

specified property, 699 

Aug. 4. Appointment. Tielman van Vleeck to be sheriff of the new village 

on the maize land (Bergen, N. J.), 705 

Aug. 1. Complaint. Fiscal against David Jochemsen, for smuggling, 705 

Aug. 1. Answer of David Jochemsen to the above, 707 

Aug. 4. Order that defendant prove he hath already paid the duties, 708 

Aug. 4. Invoice of said goods, with bond for payment of duties, if not 

already paid, and discharge thereof, 709 

Aug. 4. Complaint against Storm Albertsen for smuggling, and his answer, 711 

Aug. 4. Judgment. Confiscating the goods in question, 713 

Aug. 1. Complaint ag.ainst Jan Evertsen, shoemaker, for smuggling shoes, . . 716 

Aug. Answer of Jan Evertsen to the above, 717 

Aug. 4. Bond. Coenraet Ten Eyck to prove that the duties have been paid 

in Holland ; goods released, 720 

Aug. 4. Complaint against Gerrit Ryersen for smuggling ; his answer, and 

judgment releasing the goods, under bond, 721 

Aug. 15. Proceedings against Fytje Gommers, wife of David Wessels, for 

robbing Indians, 723, 729, 730 

Aug. 18. Sundry suits brought by the farmer of the excise, 723 

Aug. 18. Proceedings against Peter Lucassen van der Goes, for smuggling 

gunpowder and arms, 725, 727, 744, 747, 813,^815, 817 

Aug. 18. Proceedings. Appeal in the suit of Tiieunis Jansen against Michiel 

Tadens, both of Breuckelen, 731, 740 

Aug. 22. Petition. Peter Billou, Walrave Luten, Claude le Maitre, Harmen 
Bartels, Jacob Salomons, Jan Claessen, Andries lemans, Thys Bar- 
entsen, Ilyck Ilendrix, Gerrit Mann.aat, Myndert Coerten, Gerrit 
Cornelis, Tennis Cornelis, recently arrived immigrants, for land on 
Staten island, 735 

Aug. 25. Remonstrance. Michael Jansen Muyden, soapboiler, against an 
order of the burgomasters of New jVmsterdam, rerpiiring him to 
take out new letters of great burgher right, because he had been 
to Holland since he had first purchased his citizenship, 736 

Aug. 25. Suit. Curators of the estate of Cornelis Ilerperts Jaeger, to recover 

a pipe of brandy from the custom house, 738, 774, 785 



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Aug. 25. Petition. Gysbert op Dyck for leave to sell Gysbcrts island, near 

Coney island, to the town of Gravesend, 739 

Aug. 25. Suit. Frans Jansen against Govert Loockermans, about a lot of 

land at Flattlands, . .". T40 

Aug. 25. Proceedings against John Appelgadt for smuggling, 741 ; discon- • 

tinned, 703 

Aug. 25. Proceedings in a suit of Johan de Decker against Margriet Harden- 

broeek, 743, 753 

Aug. 29. * Orders and resolutions of the town of Jamaica, L. I., dated Novem- 
ber 25, 1050; July 1, 1057; January 29, 1658; March 25, 1059 
and February 18, 1060, 749 

Aug. 18. Remonstrance. Fredrick Gysberscn van den Bergh, of New Am- 
sterdam, against being obliged to take out new letters of burgher 
right, because he had been absent in Holland on business, 755 

Sept. 1. Petition. Brian Nuton for leave to resign his commission of cap- 
tain-lieutenant, and to return to Holland, 758 

Sept. 2. Resolution to ofter at public s.ile on public account forty negroes, 
yoimg and old, male and female, recently received from Curasao; 
payment to be made in beavers or in beef, pork, wheat or peas,. . 760 

Sept. 5. Commission. Tielman v.in Vleeck to be sheriif of Bergen (N. J.),.. 703 

Sept. 5. Ordinance. Erecting a court of justice in Bergen (N. J.), 705 

Oath. To be taken by the magistrates of the above place, 772 

Sept. 8. Petition. Jan Adriaense van Duyvelant for an increase of salary ; 

granted, 774 

Sept. 6. Proceedings against Cornells Melyn for smuggling, 775, 780, 789, 808, 880 

Sept. 8. Appointment. Peter van Ruyven to be clerk, 777 

Sept. 8. Petition. Bartholomew v.an Schel, mason, for an increase of wMges ; 

granted, 778 

Sept. 8. Charges against Gerrit Pelser, cadet, tried before a court martial for 

drunkenness and assault, 779 

> Sept. 8. Sentence of said Pelser ; to ride the Wooden horse for one hour a 
day for three daj'S, and two months' hard labor with tlie company's 
negroes, 780 

Sept. 15. Proceedings against Albert Albertson for continuing to reside on his 

farm at a distance from New Utrecht ; ordered to remove, 781 

Sept. 9. Report of arbitr.ators in the case of difference between Ilendriek 
Jansen Spiering and .Johan de Decker, about the repairs of a 
house in New Amsterdam, 783 

Sept. 15. Notice. To the inhabitants of Harlem, Bergen, Breuckelen and the 
Dutch villages on Long island, to have their lands surveyed and 
to take out patents therefor, 788 

Sept. 22. Suit to recover a year's wages for a son of Hugh Barent Cleyn, who 
h.ad been bound for that time to a farmer named Langestraet, 
but who had gone away or had been discharged at the end 
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Sept. 22. Propos.ils to fortify the city of New Amstevflnm and to strengthen 
the fort, submitted to tlie council by the dlrector-rjeneral on receij)! 
of intelligence that the English were designing to send a force to 
reduce New Netherland, which is claimetl as the property of the 
crown of England ; details of the j^roposed works, 791 

Sept. 22. Advice of councillor de Sille thereupon, , 794 

Sept. 22. Answer. Councillor de Decker to the above, 795 

Sept. 22. Motion of councillor de Decker, that the burgomasters of New Am- 
sterdam show cause why they assume the right to issue attach- 
ments without consent of superior authority, 799 

Sept. 15. Complaint. Against Jan Tomassen (van Dyck) of New Utrecht, 
for violently grasping a girl named Clara Gerrits by the throat, 
and assaulting one Jan van Clecf who would prevent him, 801 

Sept. 22. Petition. Jan Tomassen for i)ardon, 803 

Sept. 22. Sentence. Fining Jan Tomassen (van Dyck), magistrate of New 

Utrecht, 300 guilders ($120) for the above assaults, 805 

Sept. 22. Action of damages by Jan van Cleef against said Tomassen ; refer- 
red to arbitration, 806 

Sept. 29. Minute. Approving the payment of an account to Cornells van 

Gezel out of the estate of Jacob Alrichs, 807 

1660. 

Oct. 28. * Report of arbitrators in a suit between Francis Swaine and Thomas 

Wandel, both of Middelburgh (Newtown), L. I., 809 

1661. 

Sept. 29. Confirmation of the above report, 809 

Sept. 29. Judgment for plaintiff for 150 pieces of eight, being the price of a 
negro woman imjiorted by Dirck Jansen van Oldenburgh to the 
order of Cornells Pluvier, 811 

Sept. 29. Order, at the suit of Augustine Heerman, to the magistrates of 
Amsterdam, to summon Charles Gabry to appear personally, or 
by attorney, at New Amsterdam, to hear a judgment pronounced 
against him on an arbitration in favor of said Heerman, 812 

Oct. 3. Judgment in the case of Tiraotheus Gabry vs. Cornells van Gezol, in 

action of debt, 813 

Oct. 3. Declaration. Johan de Decker, curator of the estate of Jacob 
Alrichs, deceased, vs. Cornells van Gezel, in action of debt; judg- 
ment for plaintiff", 819 

Oct. 3. Declaration of the same against Timotheus Gabry, auctioneer, for 

proceeds of certain sales, 823 

1658. 

Aug. 22. * Petition. William Newman, attorney of Richard Lawes, magis- 
trate of Stamford, for jiaynient of certain moneys advanced on 

director Stuyvesant's order ; payment ordered, 827 

1601. 

Oct. 4. Order for the examination of the cargoes of the outward bound ships 

St. John Baptist and Beaver, 829 

Oct. 6. Petition. Peter Reyersen van der Beets, captain of the ship Gilded 
Beaver, praying leave to reship that part of his cargo already 



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unloadeil, and tljat he may be allowed to iiroceed on his 
voyage, 831 

Oct. C. Report of Johan de Decker, one of the commissioners appointed to 
examine and apjiraise the peltries on board the above ships, of 
impediments to the discharge of said duties, with order thereupon, 833 

Oct. 6. Suit. Frans Jansen, carpenter, against Wolphert Gerritsen van • 

Couwenhoven for lands in Amersfoort (Flattlands), L. I., 834, 858, 872 

Oct. 13. Order. Authorizing burgomasters of New Amsterdam, to adopt 
measures to prevent the monopoly by retailers of Indian corn, 
lish and venison brought to market, 835 

Oct. 13. Order. Empowering burgomasters of the city of New Amsterdam 
to make regulations for the assize of bread; appointment of 
inspectors, 836 

Oct. 13. Proceedings against Cornelis van der Maes and Peter Riverding 

for smuggling, 837 

Oct. 13. Petition. Burgomasters of city of New Amsterdam praying that 
sloops owned in the provmce be obliged to bring two or three 
cargoes of stone yearly to the city for tlie redoubts proposed 
to be constructed, in lieu of paying wharfage, 839 

Oct. 13. Order. Empowering burgomasters to agree with the captains of 

such sloops cither to bring stone or pay wharihge, 840 

Oct. 13. Petition. Joannes Withart for the release of a quantity of furs 

shipped in a mistake on board the Beaver, 843 

Oct. 12. Affidavit in support of the above petition, 845 

Oct. 13. Proceedings against and confiscation of said furs, 849 

Oct. 13. Answer of Jeronimus Ebbing to the complaint of the fisc.il for an 

attempt to export furs without entering the same, 851 

Oct. 14. Judgment. Confiscating said furs, 853 

Oct. 17. Order for an appeal, at the suit of Gulyan Verplanck against Govert 

Loockerraans, 854 

Oct. 17. Petition. Paulus Schreck, son-in-law of Caspar Verlett, praying a 
deed for a liouse and lot on the Fresh water, Manh.attan island, 
sold to him by his said father-in-law, 857 

Oct. 20. Proceedings in a suit between Symon Ilarmensen Cort, plaintift', 
against Jan Andriessen de Graeif and Cornelis Pietersen Hooge- 
boom, defendants, 858, 912 

Oct. 20. Proceedings in a suit between Warnaer Wessels, plaintiff, against 

Abraham Pietersen Corbyn, defendant, 858 

Oct. 20. Complaint. Jacob Kip against John de Sweet, of Flushing, for 

recovery of a canoe, 859 

Oct. 20. Order. Allowing Nicholas Verlett compensation for supplies used 

on board the revenue cutter, 860 

Oct. 22. Ordinance. Prohibiting ofl:setting of goods delivered to persons 

in public employment against the payment of duties, 861 

Oct. 22. Ordinance. Making provision for the poor in the several towns of 

the province, 863 



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Oct. 27. Petition. Walewyii van der Veen for ailniission as nolni-y public ; 

ordered to be examined, 8GG 

Oct. 27. Order for the proper execution of personal arrests, 863 

Oct. 27. Appointment. Ilarnian van Iloboockcn to be cadet and school- 
master at the Bouwery, 869 

Nov. 3. Appointment. Magistrates for Harlem for the ensuing year, 870 

Xov. 3. Order to sell property in Buslnvick, belonging to two runaway 

Frenchmen, 871 

Nov. 5. List of peltries confiscated by the government, 873 

Nov. 3. Suit. Govert Loockermans, j)laintift', against Gelyn Vcrplanck, clerk 
to Peter Cornelissen van der Veen, deceased, to render an account 
of sundries belonging to said estate; pleads that, as clerk, he is 
not bound to account, having already accounted to deceased whilst 
in his employ; judgment for defendant, 877 

Nov. 7. Conditions of sale of a lot of negroes in New Amsterdam, , 882 

Nov. 12. Ordinance. Imposing a land tax at Esopus, to defray the cost of 

building a minister's house there, 883 

Nov. 15. Ordinance. Imposing an excise duty, for one year, at Esopus, 885, 891 

Nov. 18. Ordinance. For the better observance of the Sabbath, &c., at 

Esopus, 887 

Nov. 22. Ordinance. For the construction of a new road at the Esojjus, . . . . 892 

Nov. 24. Ordinance. For the more speedy collection of the arrears due for 

the house and salary of the minister at the Esopus, 893 

Nov. 8. * Letter. Mathew Gilberte to the director-general, informing him 
wiiforii. that Benjamin Fenn and others were appointed a committee on 
the part of a company in New England, who are desirous to settle 
(at Achter Cull) ; with a translation in Dutch, 897 

Nov. 8. * Propositions agreed upon and presented to the director-general by 

the above committee ; with Dutch translation, 899 

Nov. 28. Answer. Director and council to the above proposals, with trans- 
lation in English, 907 

Dec. 8. Judgment. Against Ilavmen Bartels, tavernkeeper at Midwout 

(Flatbush), for excise, 913 

Nov. 7. Petition. Burgomasters of New Amsterdam for a gift of four 

able bodied negroes for the use of the city, 915 

Dec. 8. Advice of the several members of the council thereupon, and resolu- 
tion to give the city three negroes, 917 

Dec. 8. Petition. Nicolaes Varlet for leave to go to Virginia on his private 

business ; granted, 919 

Dec. 22. Order on a petition of William Jansen, ferryman between Bergen 

and the Manhattans, for the establishment of rates of ferriage,. . . 921 

Dec. 22. Petition. Inhabitants of Bergen for additional land ; granted,.... 923 

Dec. 22. Minute. Confirming the farming of the revenue on slaughtered ani- 
mals, 924 



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Dec. 22. Order. Burgomasters to pay the salary of the sheriff of New 

Amsterdam, 925 

1659. 

July 5. Settlement of accounts between Nicolas Varlet and Augustine Ileer- 

man, 927 

1661. 
Dec. 22. Orders for appeals, 929 

Dec. 22. Ordinance. Erecting a court of justice at New Utrecht, 930 

Dec. 22. Petition. Jeronimus Ebbingli for remission of a fine ; granted, ... . 933 

Dec. 22. Petition. Joannes Withart for remission of a fine ; granted, 935 

June 23. Minute. Ordering payment of Thomas Willett's claim, with sundry 

papers in support thereof, , 937 

Registers of the minutes of council for 1661, 951 



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1062. PACE. 

Jan, 1, Warrant for the arrest of John Ivoncklingh and others of Southold, 
on a charge of disturbing Mark Mix in the possession of his land 
at Martin Gerritsen's bay, alias Mattinekonck or Hog island, .... 1 

Jan. 5. Petition. Isaac Bedloo for an attachment of property at Mespath 

kill, belonging to Richard Pantom, 3 

Jan. 5. Judgment for plaintiff in the suit of Dirck Jansen, of Oldenburgh, 
against Thomas Chambers, for expenses incurred in carrying des- 
patches from the Esopus to New Amsterdam, in the time of the 
Indian war, 4 

Jan. 12. Petition. Jacobus Vis for an appeal from judgments of the court 

at New Amsterdam, and judgment in ajipeal, 6, 24 

June 12. Judgment for defendant in the case of Dirck de Wolff, against the 
town of Gravesend, for possession of Coney island, under title 
from Gysbert op Dyck, whose patent is now declared null, having 
never been signed by the director-general and having been recorded 
by mistake, 1 

Jan. 1 2. Judgment for plaintiff in a suit of Simon Hai-mensen Coert against 
Andries de Graeff and Cornells Iloogeboom, for balance of 
account, 10 

Jan. 12. Judgment in the case of Adrian Blommert, appellant, against Michel 

Jansen, respondent, 11 

Jan. 12. Suit. Warnaer Wessels, farmer of the tavernkeepers' excise, against 

simdry parties, 13, 49 



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Jan. 12. Judgment for defendant in a suit of Roelofl' Janscn, collector of 
excise at Flushing, against Samuel Edsal for having brought 
liquors from the Manhattans without a permit, 14 

Jan. 12. Warrant. Warnaer Wessels, farmer of the excise, to collect arrears 

of duties by execution, 16 

Jan. 19. Petition. Burgomasters and schepeus of New Amsterdam, for 
approval of the fees to be paid by vessels unloading at the city 
wharf, and by sloops wintering in the recently constructed basin ; 
approved, 17 

Jan 19. Petition. Frederick Hendricksen, cooper, for an increase of pay; 

granted, 19 

Jan. 19. Minute of Walewyn van der Veen having been sworn as notarv,. . . 19 

Jan. 19. Judgment in a case of Cornelis van Langevelt, appellant, against 

Janneke Heermans, respondent, 20 

1061. 
Dec. 24. Petition. John Riclibell for a patent for Maramarinick (Westchester 

county), 22 

1662. 
Jan. 19. Minute. Requiring further explanation of the above petition, 23 

Jan. 26. Proclamation. Appointing the 15th March as a general day of 

thanksgiving, fasting and prayer, with coj^y in English, 27, 31 

Jan. 28. Circular accompanying the above, 30 33 

Jan. 26. Petition. Peter Wessels, a soldier, for .an increase of pay, in con- 
sideration of his services, " 35 

Feb. 2. Petition. Burgomasters, cfcc , of New Amsterdam, for instructions 
how to act on an application made by JMichael Tadens for relief 
from a mortgage, 37 

Feb. 2. Petition. Burgomasters, &c., of New Amsterdam, for a lot in 
Brewers street for a school house, and a lot without the city gate 
for a burying ground, 39 

Feb. 2. Minute in answer to the above, 40 

Feb. 2. Renewal of the lease to Jacob Stoffelsen, for the company's form 

now in his occupation, 40 

Feb. 1. Nomination. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam for 

the ensuing year, 41 

Feb. 2. Appointment of the above officers, 42 

Feb. 4. * Nomination. Magistates for the town of Hempstead for the 

ensuing year, 43 

Feb. 6. Appointment of the above officers, 44 

Feb. 6. Minute. Granting John Riclibell 50 to 60 morgens of land at 

Mamaroneck, 45 

Feb. 9. Judgment for plaintiff, in the case of Thomas Morrel against Albert 

Albertsen, for the recovery of the price of horses sold, 46 

Feb. 9. Order on a petition of Robert Hobbs, remonstrating against a jud"-- 
ment of the court at Flushing obliging him to p.ay William Ilallct 

for a house and land before he obtained a deed, 47 

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1662. PACE. 

Feb. 9. Order on a petition of Anthony Jansen from Salee, praying that he 
be released from a sale to Nicholas Stillwel of some of his land 
near Gravesend, on the groimd that it was sold too cheap, 48 

Feb. 9. Order on a petition of Sigismund Lucas, praying to be released from 
the sale of his house and land, at Harlem, the same having been 
sold too cheap, 49 

Jan. 28. Ordinance. Of the town of Bergen for the construction of a public 

well, with ratification thereof, 50 

Feb. 11. * Nomination. Magistrates for East town (Westchester) for the 

ensuing year, 51 

Feb. 1 5. Appointment of the above, 52 

Feb. 16. Judgment in the case of Sigismund Lucas, confirming the decision 
of the court of Harlem, obliging liim to perfect the sale of his 
house and lands to Nicolaes de Meyer (see p. 49), 53 

Feb. 16. Judgment for plaintiff in the case of Johannes de Wit against 

Jacob Leendertsen van de Grist, in an action for debt, 55 

Feb. 16. Minute of a grant to Allard Anthony and Paulus Leenderts van der 
Grist, of a tract of land on Manhattan island, formerly in the 
possession of Jan Cornelissen from Rotterdam, 56 

March 2. Judgment for plaintiff in a suit of Frans Jansen against Wolphert 
Gerritsen van Couwenhoven, for possession of certain land in 
Amesfoort, L. L, 58 

March 2. Further order, modifying the grant on Manhattan island to Messrs. 

Ajithony and Van der Grist {supra, p. 56), 59 

March 2. Order on a dis]3ute between Timothy Gabry, auctioneer, and Joliannes 
Nevius, clerk of New Amsterdam, in regard to their conflicting 
claims to fees from sales, 60 

March 2. Orders for the arrest of Solomon Lachair and "Warnaer Wessels, 

farmers of the excise, who are in arrears, 61 

March 2. Proceedings in tlie case of Anthony Jansen from Salee against 

Nicolas Stilwel {siq^ra, p. 48), 62 

March 2. Petition. Warnaer Wessels to be relieved from imprisonment 
(.SM^j/'ffl, p. 61) ; granted, through the intercession of several ladies, 
as the petitioner's wife is actually in labor, 63 

March 4. Appointment. Magistrates for Rustdorp (Jamaica), L. I., 65 

March 9. Petition. Paulus van der Beeck and Gerrit Hendrix, bondsmen 
of Warnaer Wessels, praying that steps be taken to secure them 
against loss as such bail ; Wessels' property ordered to be inven- 
toried, 66 

March 9. Petition. Gerrit Tan Tright, praying copy of a petition against 
Alexander d'Hinoyossa, director at the Delaware, complaining 
of his proceedings against the estate of Elmerhuysen Cleyn ; 
granted, 68 

March 9. Sundry complaints against Warnaer Wessels for alleged seizure of 

liquors, 69 

March 9. Petition. Jan Adriansen van Duyvelant, clerk in secretary's oflice, 

for an increased allowance for house rent ; granted, 71 



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March 9. Minute of a petition of tlie town of Harlem, praying that the set- 
tlers be exempted from the payment of gl. 8 per morgen for their 
land ; rejected, 72 

March 9. Minute granting Wesscls Evcrtscu an appeal from a decision of the 

court of New Amsterdam, 72 

March 11. *Answer of the director and council to the proposals of JMcssrs. 
Fenn and others, of New Haven colony, stating the conditions 
on which they may settle a town at Aehter Cull (N. J.). (See 
vol. 9, p. 897, 890, 907), 73 

March 13. *Letter. Director and council to the above, transmitting the condi- 
New Amsteidam. tions and oifcring to use their influence with their superiors to 

render the terms more satisfactory, if necessary, 77 

March 16. Appointment. Orphan master in New Amsterdam for the ensuing 

year, " 79 

March 16. Order to deliver the records of the town of Rustdorp, L. I., to Mr. 

Coe, magistrate, and the oldest inhabitant there, 79 

March 16. Permit. Reyndert Jansen Ilooru to come and reside at New 
Amsterdam for four months free from arrest, in order to settle 
with his creditors, 80 

March 16. Judgment. Refusing Michiel Tadens relief from a mortgage 

alleged to have been fraudulently obtained from him ; with costs, 81 

March 16. Judgment against Dirck de Vin for the use of a horse he had pui-- 

chased from Dirck Teunisscn, and returned, 83 

March 16. Sundry actions for debt, 83 

March 23. Appointment. Magistrates for Brooklyn, Midwout and Aniesfoort, 

L. I., 84 

March 23. Petition. Gerrit Hendricks, for a renewal of his lease of the reve- 
nue of the weigh house for another year ; granted, 85 

March 23. Judgment for plaintiff's in the case of Thomas Hall and others, 
against Wolphert Webber ; parties being owners in common of 
a tract of land, plaintiff's complained that defendant jnit more 
stock on it than he was entitled to ; defendant ordered to fence 
his share, 87 

March 18. Petition. Jan Joris R.apailje, Teunis Gysbert Bogaert, Cornelis 
Jacobsen, Michiel Hansen, and others of the Waalebocht, for a 
grant of a tract of woodland in the rear of Rapailje's property ; 
granted, 88 

March 30. Appointment. Magistrates for Bushwick, 89 

March 30. Appointment. Church wardens for New Amsterdam, 89 

March 30. Petition. Orphan masters for a settlement of the accounts of 

Rachel van Tieuhoven, 90 

March 30. Order on the above petition, 91 

March 30. Warrant. Empowering Oratan, chief of Hackingkeshacky, and Mat- 
tano, another chief, to seize any brandy found in their country, 
and all persons peddling the same, and to conduct them to New 
Amsterdam, 95 



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March SO. Order to the marshal to put in execution a judgment obtained by 
Simon Harmense Coert against Andries de Graefl' and Cornelis 
Hoogeboom, 96 

March 24. Petition. Inhabitants of Bushwick for tlie laying out of a new 

road from that Tillage to the water side, 97 

March 30. Order on the above petition, and respecting New Arnhem, 99 

April 6. Order. Referring to arbitration a claim of Cornelis Tysen and 
Joost Coockuyt against Symon Peterson, for non-performance of 
a contract, 100 

April . Petition. Town of Amesfoort, complaining of those of Midwout, 
and praying that a boundary line may be run between the two 
towns, . . . ; 101 

April 6. Summons to the town of Midwout to appear before the council and 

answer the above, 1 0.3 

April 6. Petition. Arent van Curler, for a survey of the great flatt behind 
Fort Orange (Schenectady), purchased by him (see vol. 9, 663, 
664), with order thereupon, 105 

Nomination. Magistrates for Fort Orange for the ensuing year, . . 107 

April 6. Appointment. Magistrates for Fort Orange, 108 

April 6. Order for an execution against the goods of Wolphert Gerritsen 

van Couwenhoven, at the suit of Frans Jansen van Hoochten,. . . 109 

April 6. Order for an appeal from a judgment of the Court of Wiltwyck, 

obtained against Jeronimus Ebbingh by Cornelis Slecht, 109 

April 6. Notice. That the duties on goods exported to the North and Vir- 
ginia will be sold to the highest bidder, 110 

April 6. Com])laint against George Huwel, Dr. Clarke, John Too, and Daniel 
East, of Mespath Kill, L. I., for having had recourse to turning 
the bible, in order to discover who had stolen tobacco from Wil- 
liam Britton, Ill, 123 

April 6. Petition. Philip Pietersen Schuyler and others, for leave to plant 

a village at the Great Esopus ; granted, 113 

April 12. *Letter. Director-general to the magistrates of Hempstead ; sends 
New Amsterdam, the sworn measurer to measure the grain, 116 

April 12. *Letter. Town of Flushing (L. I.) to the director-general, inform- 
FiushiDg. ing him that the Indians demand payment for the land, and asking 

advice, 117 

April 13. Minute of the hearing of the deputies from the towns of Amesfoort 
and Midwout, L. I., respecting theii' bounds ; surveyor ordered to 
examine the matter and report, 119 

April 13. Minute of the director-general's visit to, and return from the Esopus, 120 

April. Judgment in the case of Jeronimus Ebbingh, appellant, against 
Cornelis Barentsen Slecht, resjiondent, for rent of a farm at 
Esopus, ■ 121 

May 4. Appointment. Sheriff and magistrates for Gravesend, L. I., 123 

May 4. Minute increasing the fees of the court messengers, 124 



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May 4. Order for an appeal from a judgment of the court of Flushing, 

pronounced against Tobias Feake, in favor of William Ilallett, . . . 124 

Jlay 4. Complaint against Jacob van Couwenhoven for an attempt to convey 
spirituous liquors to the Neversinke, " a place where no christian.s 
are residing, but only wild barbarians," 125, 134, 138 

May 6. * License. John Rissebel and associates to enter upon and possess 

a parcel of land, called Mammarineckes, , 127 

May 11. Order on complaint against certain imported goods not entered on 

the ship's manifest ; to be appraised, &c., 129 

Invoice of the above goods, 131 

May 1 1 . Petition. Frederick Lubberts and others, for leave to settle a hamlet 

on land heretofore occupied by Michel Tadens ; granted, 133 

May 11. Prosecution. Severyn Lawrens and Jan Jansen Langestraet, for 

selling liquor during divine service, 135 

May 25. Minute. Permitting Peter Jansen Trimbol to form a hamlet of a 
few families on the south side of the Norman's kill, near Bushwick, 
L. I., 136 

May 25. Petition. Magistrates of Breuckelen requesting that the rev. Mr. 
Selyns reside there, as they have already built a residence for 
him ; referred to Mr. Selyns, 137 

May 25. Minute. Granting au appeal to Jeronimus Ebbingh from a judg- 
ment of the com-t at Fort Orange, 139 

May 16. *Letter. Magistrates to director and council, stating that some per- 
Hempstead. SOUS in that town refuse to pay a rate for the support of the rev. 

Mr. Fordham, the minister, and asking advice, 140 

May 25. * Warrant to levy by execution the above rate on the recusants,.. . . 141 

May 25. Minute. Stating what amount should be debited to the director-gen- 
eral for horses sent by him to Virginia in 1655, 142 

May 25. Minute. Respecting the paymetit of a debt due the W. I. Company 

by Peter Montfoort, deceased, 143 

May 25. Minute. Ordering the survey of land at the Fresh water, called the 
Calckhook, on Manhattan island, in dispute between Abraham 
Verplanck, Jan Vinge and Jacob Kip, 143 

May 30. Further answer to the proposals of Robert Treat, Philip Graves and 
John Gregory, of New Haven, for the settlement and government 
of a town at Achter Cvdl (N. J.) (see p. 73), 145 

* English translation of the above, 147 

June 15. Order For the survey and division of the valley lying between the 
3d and 4th kills, in certain proportions, between the towns of 
Breuckelen, Middelburgh and Mespath, 149 

June 15. Order. To summon the magistrates of Gravesend, L. I., to answer 

the claim of Abel de Wolff, 150 

June 15. Petition. Egbert van Borsum, late ferrymaster, for compensation 
for ferrying over several persons on the public service ; 50 guil- 
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Juno 15. Minute Rejecting the prayer of a petition of Juriaen Teunissen to 

kcejj a tavern at the north side of the mouth of the Esopus kill, . . 153 

June 22. Minute. Referring to the burgomasters a petition of Anna Bogar- 
dus, for leave to exchange her lot at the end of Pearl street, New 
Amsterdam, next to a lot belonging to Jacob Steendara, for 
another one, 154 

June 22. Order to the town of Gravesend not to molest Mr. De Wolff's work- 
men employed in making salt (on Coney island), 155 

June 22. Minute. Authorizing Frans Jansen van Iloochten to arrest the 
heir of Wolphert Gerritsen (van Couweuhoven), deceased, until 
he allow him peaceable possession of certain land according to 
a previous judgment (see p. 58), 155 

June 22. Action of sl.inder brought by Jacob Eldersen against William 
Britton, George Juwel, J.ames Clerk and John Too, of Newtown, 
for alleging that he had stolen said Britton's tobacco (see p. Ill), 150 

June 22. Comj)l.aint. Fiscal against Stoffel Jansen Abel for smuggling, ... . 156 

June 22. Sentence. George Juwel, James Clarck, William Britton and John 

Too, for turning a bible (see p. Ill), 157 

June 22. Suit. Harmen Jansen van Berckelo against the captain of the ship 
Faith, for the recovery of his chest, wliich lie brought with him, 
and which is detained by defendant for freight; judgment for 
defendant, 158 

June 22. Complaint. Fiscal against Jan Withart for having removed a case 
from the public store without permission; fined 10 guilders to be 
l^aid to the church, 159 

June 24. Petition. Jacob Sam, storekeeper, for an allowance to cover losses 

in the receipt and delivery of imported goods ; granted, 181 

June 29. Minute. Increasing the pay of Cornelis Andriessen Hoogland, a 

soldier, 163 

June 29. Minute. Directing the Fiscal to imprison Jacob Wolphertsen (van 

Couwenhoven), at the suit of Frans Jansen van Iloogbten, 163 

June 29. Petition. Christiaen Niessen, sergeant at the Esopus, for an increase 

of pay ; granted, 164 

June 29. Petition. Sergeants Grim and Munnich for an addition.al sergeant, 165 

July 3. * Order. Inliabitants of the town of Middelborow, L. I., not to 

remove their crops until they have compounded for the tenths,. . . 166 
[In Biker's Hist, of Newtown, L. I., 52.] 

July 6. Order. Granting Richard Smitli an appeal from a judgment of the 

court of Middleborgh in favor of John Coo, 167 

July C. Minute. Declaring that persons complaining of trespass of cattle 
on their land, are bound to accompany the officer, and to point out 
such cattle to him, 167 

July 8. * Letter to the authorities in New England to assist deputy sheriff 
New Amsteidam. Waldron in arresting three fugitives from service, one of whom is 

a tall black fellow, a carpenter, 168 

July 10. Agreement. Town of Middelburgh, L. I., respecting the tenths 

payable by the inhabitants of that place, 169 



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July 11. Complaint. Fiscal against Gerrit van Sweringcii, shciili" of New 

Amstel, for manslaughter, and demanding his arrest, 171 

July 11. Appointment. Arbitrators in a suit of Timotheus Gabry against 

Jan Jausen van Ryn, 1 7.3 

July 11. Petition. Anna Juriaensen, wife of Andries Ilerpertsen, gunner 
at Fort Orange, praying that her husband may not be prosecuted 
for having killed one Seger Cornelissen in self-defense ; refused,. . 174 

July 24. Complaint against William Bentfield, for having exported liquor 

from Flushing, L. I., to New England, without paying duty, 177, 183 

July 24. Minute of the receipt of letters from John Endicott, governor of 
Massachusetts, and Thomas Bredon, governor of Nova Scotia, 
complaining of an attack made by the Mohawks on one of their 
trading posts in that quarter, and asking redress, 178 

(No date.) Petition. Elias Rauts, a soldier at the Delaware, for pardon, 179 

July 24. Judgment. Confiscating certain goods belonging to Stoffel Jansen 

Abel, the same not being in the manifest, 180 

July 24. Order. Confiscating a quantity of smuggled lead, 181, 182 

Aug. 15. Minute of director Stuyresant's visit to Fort Orcnge 184 

1660. 
July 21. Ordinance. Regulating the Indian trade, 185 

1662. 
Aug. 5. Ordinance. Renewing and enforcing the preceding, 186 

Aug. 5. * A True Relation of the Maquaes coming to Penobscott ffort, and 

Avhat they did ; by Thomas Gardner, Comander of the same,. ... 189 

Aug. 1. * Propositions made unto the Maques, by Thomas Gardner and 
Nathaniel Walker, with the answers to the same, at Fort prange 
or fort Urrmah, 191 

Aug. 12. Ordinance. Further regulating the Indian trade, 195 

Aug. 24. Petition. Magistrates of New Utrecht, complaining of Nicholas 
Stillwell, and asking for the survey of certain valleys claimed to 
belong to that town and Nayack, 197 

Aug. 24. Information lodged by the magistrates of Flushing against John 
Bound (Bowne), for holding meetings, every Sunday, of " that 
abominable sect called Quakers, of which the majority of the 
inhabitants are followers," 199 

Aug. 24. Suit brought by Severyn Laurens against Augustine Heermans, to 
oblige the latter to receive wamjnun in payment of the rent of a 
farm he had leased to the plaintift", which rent was to be paid in 
" merchantaljle pay ;" grain only was held to be merchantable pay ; 
judgment for defendant accordingly, 200 

Aug. 25. Petition. Johanuis La Montague for payment of a mare of his, sold 

by director Kieft, 201 

1647. 
July 31. Note. William Kieft, in favor of Mr. La Montague, for 200 guilders, 

for the above mare, 203 



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COUNCIL MINUTES. 
1662. TAGE. 

Aug. 24. JiulgiiK nt in appeal, reversing a decision of tlie court of iMiddel- 

burgh, in the case of Richard Smith, appellant, against John Coo, 204 

Aug. 28. Notice. Shippers of furs to send in a return of what they have 

shipped in the vessels about to sail, 205 

Aug. 30. Notice. Shippers to send their furs, within 24 hours, aboard the 

vessels about to sail, 206 

Sept. 6. Warrant to the farmers of certain export duties to search sailing 

vessels, 207 

Sept. 9. * Notice. Magistrates of English towns in New Netherland to 
assist Resolved Waldron in arresting all persons who attend 
unlawful or prohibited meetings, 208 

Sept. 12. Petition. Town of Amersfoort, for leave to take up a collection in 

aid of a meeting house which is building there ; granted, 209 

Sept. 14. Minute. Referring to the burgomasters a petition of Abraham Ver- 

planck for leave to exchange a lot in New Amsterdam, 210 

Sept. 14. Clearance of the yacht The Stuyvesants' Arms for Holland, 211 

Sept. 14. Bond. Cornelis Steenwyck that the master of the above vessel will 

observe the conditions of his clearance, 212 

Sept. 14. Sentence. John Bowne, of Flushing, L. I., for lodging Quakers, 

and assisting at their meetings, fined £25 and costs, 213 

Sept. 21. Petition. Joliaunis van Gelder for license to teach school in New 

Amsterdam ; granted, 215 

Sept. 21. Order to place 300 guilders, salary of the minister at Breuckelen, to 

the credit of rev. Mr. Selyns, and not to that of rev. Mr. Polhemus, 216 

Sept. 21. Ordinance. Against conventicles,. . , , , 217 

* The above ordinance in English, 221 

Sept. 21. Case in appeal. Augustine Heermans against Charles Gabrie, 223, 227 

Sept. 28. Order. Town of Westchester not to prevent persons pasturing 

their cattle or cutting firewood in the common woods, 228 

Sept. 1 9. Complaint against John Tilton, a prisoner, for attending meetings of 

Quakers, and harboring persons of that denomination, 230 

Sept. 19. Complaint against IMary Tilton, a prisoner, for attending meetings 

of " that abominable sect called Quakers," &c., 231 

Oct. 5. Sentence. John and Mary Tilton, both of Gravesend aforesaid, to 

be banished the province, with an order in English, 232 

Oct. 5. Sentence of banishment against Michal Spicer and Samuel, her son, 
for harboring Quakers, and distributing seditious and seducing 
pamphlets, to propagate their heresy, 233 

Oct. 12. Petition. Nicolas Boot, skipper, for a stay of execution against 
him for having taken in his vessel to Virginia one Boudewyn van 
Nieuland and his bride, without a pass, 234 

Oct. 16. Appointment. Magistrates for the town of Bergen, 236 

Oct. 16. Ordinance. Ag.ainst burning straw, or other refuse combustibles, in 

the village of Wiltwyck, 237 



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COUNCIL MINUTES. 
1662. -= PAGE. 

Oct. 16. Order. Imposing a fine of 50 guilders on Nicolas Booth for convey- 
ing passengers to Virginia without a pass, 238 

Oct. 11. Petition. Magistrates of Wiltwyck for a supply of powder; 

granted, 239 

Oct. 16. Judgment against Jan de Wit, miller, for picking his mill stones on 

Sunday ; lined six guilders, 241 

Oct. 19. Judgment declaring valid an attachment of Thomas Waiidel's crop 

on the field, by his landlord, for I'ent, 242 

KTov. 2. Suit against Thomas Appelgate for exporting liquors without pay- 
ing the duty ; discharged on paying costs, 244 

Nov. 2. Contract. Jan de Wit and Dionys Ilartoghvelt, to build a new 

windmill on Manhattan island, 245 

Nov. 22. Memorandum. Jan Theunissen, from Leerdam, becomes a party to 

the above, instead of Ilartoghvelt, 246 

Nov. 2. Suit against Thomas Appelgate for landing goods without entering 

the same ; excused on acsount of ill health, 245 

Nov. 2. Claim. Adrian Jansen, from Leyden, late resident at Fort Orange, 
to the freedom of the city of New Amsterdam without purchase, 
on the ground that he had been a resident of the province before 
the law was. passed ; rejected, 247 

Nor. 2. Complaint .against Paulus Turck for playing nine pins on Sunday ; 

fined one rixdoUar, 248 

Nov. 8. *Letter. William Lawrence, to the director-gener.al, enclosing copy 
Flushing, L. I. of a letter received by the magistrates of the town from John 

Young, 249 

Nov. 10. *Letter. Director Stu3'vesant to William Lawrence, requesting him 
New AnHterdam. to transmit the Original of John Young's letter, 251 

Nov. 10. *Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the towns of Gravcsend, Middle- 
New Amatei-iiam. burgh and Rustdorpe, requiring them to transmit him the origi- 
nal of a certain seditious letter sent them by John Young, 251 

Nov. 11. *Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the town of Hempstead, ordering 
New Amsterdam, the magistrates of that place to appear and render him an account 

of the sayings and doings of John Young there, 252 

Nov. 11. Minute of the transmission by the above towns of the letter 
addressed to them by John Young, and of the attendance of the 
Hempstead magistrates, 252 

Oct. 27. *Letter. John Youngs to William Lawrence, of Flushing, inform- 
Hempstead. ing them that Long Isl.and is annexed to Connecticut, and requir- 
ing all the inhabitants to forbear taking an oath of fidelity to any 
other state, 253 

Oct. 27. *Letter. John Youngs to John Coe, of Rustdorp, to the same pur- 
Hempstead. port as the above, 257 

Oct. 27. *Letter. John Youngs to John Hicks, of Hempstead, to the same 

Hempstead. effect, 261 

Dec. 13. *Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the governor, itc, of Connecticut, 
New Amsterdam, complaining of the proceedings of John Youngs, &c. [is mis- 
dated, 1663], 263 

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COUNCIL MINnTES. 
1662. PAGE. 

. Nov. 16. Appointment. Magistrates for Haerlem, 271 

Oct. 26. Petition. Peter Tonneman, sheriff of New Amsterdam, to be 

allowed to compound with persons accused of assaults, &c., 212 

Nov. 16. Minute granting the prayer of the above petition, on condition that 
the sherift" pay over every month to the church the share of the 
fines it is entitled to, 273 

Nov. 16. Order. John Tilton, jun'r., to deliver up a boat he had secured, . . 274 

Nov. 16. Notice. Preferred creditors of Anthony Claessen Moore to bring 

forward their claims, 274 

Nov. 27. Ordinance. Against selling grain by unstamped measures, 275 

Nov. 27. Ordinance. Against receiving soldiers' clotliing, &c., in pawn, ... . 275 

Nov. 27. Ordinance. Against making openings in the palisades at Wiltwyck, 276 

(No date.) Petition. Magistrates of Bergen, requesting to be provided with a 

clergyman, 277 

List of those at Bergen who subscribed for a clergyman 279, 281 

Oct. 25. Petition. Alexander d'Hinoyossa, for an appeal from a judgment 

of the city court of New Amsterdam ; granted, 283 

Dec. 7. Petition. Allard Anthony, agent of Daniel du Pire, to be admitted 

as a preferred creditor of Anthony Claessen Moore ; granted, 288, 290 

Dec. 14. Petition. Oloff Stevensen van Cortlant, Hans Kierstede and Hen- 
drick van de Water, creditors of Gilles van Brugge, of Amster- 
dam, a bankrupt, for power to take possession of any property in 
New Netherland belonging to said bankrupt, &c. ; granted, .... 287 

Dec. 14. Summons. Jan Jansen ver Ryn, to answer a plea of debt brought 

by Timotheus Gabry, 289 

Dec. 14. Minute granting Paulus van der Beecq a vacant lot, if such there 

be, near the Ferry, 289 

Dec. 14. Judgment at the suit of Johan de Decker, church warden, against 
Gerrit Hendricks, as security for a debt due by Aris Otte to the 
church at New Amsterdam, 290 

Dec. 14. Resolution to banish John Bowne, quaker, for obstinately refusing 

to pay a fine imposed on him for entertaining Quakers, 291 

Dec. 14. Order to attach certain moneys belonging to Nicolaus Marichal, an 

absconding debtor, in the hands of the church wardens, 291 

Dec. 28. Petition. Jacob Sam to be reappointed bookkeeper, &c., with 

allowance for fuel, &c. ; granted, 292 

Dec. 28. Petition. Curators of the estate of Gillis van Brugge, a bankrupt, 
praying that Johannes de Peyster be obliged to deliver up a cer- 
tain mortgage in his possession, 293 

(No date.) Petition. Inhabitants of Bergen and Gemoenepa against fencing in 

certain lands, and order that the parties appear before the council, 295 

'Dec. 28. Petition. Three negro women, slaves, to be manumitted ; granted, 
on condition that one of the three shall come weekly to do the 
director-general's housework, 296 



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1662. PAGE. 

Dec. 28. Appointment. Bouclewyn Maenhout to be schoolma.stcr and reader 

(voorleser) iii Busliwick, 297 

Dec. 28. Order for the paynicnt of the creditors of two Frenchmen, who 

absconded from Bushwyck, 298 

Dec. 28. Order. Hendrick Barents Smith, to remove his residence from liis 

form to the vilhige of Bushwick, 298 

Dec. 28. Ordinance. Regulating the vahie of wampum cui-rency, 299 

Dec. 28. Summons to the sheriff and magistrates of Bergen to answer the 

complaint of William Jaiiscn, Icrryman of that place, 300 

Dec. 28. Appointment. Jan Tiljcs to be magistrate of Bushwick, 300 

Dec. 28. Petition. Marritje Abrahams and Abraham Pietersen, for letters of 
inventory to the estate of Thomas Jansen Mingal, deceased ; 
granted, 301 

Dec. 28. Judgment for defendant in the suit of Timotheus Gabry .against 
Jan Jansen Verryn, for the payment of a mortgage ; offset 
allowed, 302 

Register. Transactions in 1C62, between the director and council, 
and the burgomasters, <fcc., of New Amsterdam, 303 

Register of the principal resolutions 1662, 305 

Register of ordinances, 309 

Register of judgments, 311 

Appointment of magistrates, &c., 313 



VOLUME X. PART n. 



COUNCIL MINUTES. 



1663. 
Jan. 4. Petition. Minister and churchwarden of Midwout, requesting as 
the church is completed and the debts paid, that new church 
wardens be appointed ; ordered accordingly, 2 

Jan. 4. Order referring to the magistrates of Midwout, a petition of rev. 
Mr. Polhemus for an indemnity for loss in his salary owing to the 
depreciation of wampum currency, 3 

Jan. 4. Order. Johannes do Peyster to deliver up a certain mortgage to 
the trustees of the bankrupt estate of Gilles van Brugge (see vol. 
10, pt. 1, pp. 287, 293), 3 

Jan. 4. Appointment. Magistrates for New Utrecht, L. I., 3 

Jan. 4. Order for the survey of a certain tract of land in dispute at Bergen 

(see vol. 10, pt. 1, p. 295), 4 



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COUKOIL MINUTES. 
1663. . PAGE. 

Jan. 4. Order in the case of the ferryman of Bergen against the sheriff, &c., 
of that place ; the former to be protected in liis rights (see vol. 
10, pt. 1, p. 300), 4 

Jan. 4. Petition. Anna Catharina Ram, wife of Cornelis van Gezel, remon- 
strating against an order for the surrender of the books and 
papers belonging to the estate of the late director Alrichs, 
and praying time until the return of her husband from Hol- 
land, 6 

Jan. 3. Complaint against William Welsted for theft, 9 

Jan. 4. Sentence. William Welsted, of Bristol, England, a sailor, for steal- 
ing sundry articles from on board ship; to be fastened to a stake 
at the place of public execution, with a kedge anchor above his 
he.id, and to be there severely flogged, and afterwards impri- 
soned until restitution be made, with costs, 10 

Jan. 3. Complaint against John Bats as accessory to the above theft, 11 

Jan. 4. Sentence. John Bats, same as the preceding, 12 

Jan. 8. Order for the immediate transportation to Holland of John Bowne, 

a Quaker, unless he pay the fine imposed on him, 14 

Jan. 18. *Nomination. Magistrates for the town of Hempstead, 15 

Jan. 20. Appointment. Magistrates for the above town, 15 

Feb. 1. Nomination. Burgomaster and schepens for tJie city of New 

Amsterdam, 17 

Feb. 2. Appointment of the above magistrates for the ensuing year, 18 

Feb. 2. Ordinance. Against advancing money out of the treasury to persons 

in the public service, 19 

Feb. 5. Complaint. Johannes la Montague, sheriff of New Haerlem, against 
divers persons for riot, in planting a May pole decorated with 
rags, before the door of a newly married couple, and assembling 
around the house " horning," &c., 21 

Feb. 8. Order in the case of Leendert Arentsen, who brings certain offsets 
against part of a debt due by him, and offers to pay the balance in 
wampum, 23 

Feb. 8. Appointment. Churchwardens for Midwout, 23 

Feb. 8. Petition. Magistrates of Bushwick, complaining of one Jean Mal- 

jaert, and praying that the limits of their village be extended, ... 24 

Feb. 15. Notice. Paulus van der Beecq, ferrymaster, that complaints have 
been made against him for neglect of his duty, and warning him 
to conduct himself more satisfactorily, 25 

Feb. 28. Petition. Jean Lechuier and Alexander Cochiveer for a plantation 

to each in Bushwyck, 26 

March 1. Proclamation fixing the 4th of April as a day of general fasting and 

prayer, 21 

*English translation of the above, 31 

March 1. Petition. Nicholas Beyart, clerk in the secretary's office, for an 

increase of salary ; allowed 14 guilders ($5.60) a month, 36 



Vol. X.] DUTCH MANUSCRIPTS. 245 

COUNCIL MINUTES. 
1663. PAGE. 

March 1. Petition. Sundry persons (named) residing in and near Brooklyn, 
praying a grant of land in the neighborhood for the purpose of 
establishing a new village, 37 

March 1. Caveat by the magistrates of Midwout against granting the above, 39 

March 1. Petition. William Williamsen Bennet, Thomas Verdon, Adam 
Brouwer .and Adriaen Willemsen, coheirs of Thomas Vardon, 
praying that Paulus van der Beecq, husband of said Vardon's 
widow, may be obliged to account for their paternal estate, 41 

M.arch 8. Appointment. Orphan masters for Kew Amsterdam,' 43 

March 19. Judgment against Cornelis Steenwyck for the value of a kedgc 

anchor, 44 

March 19. Order. Jacques Cortelyou to attend for the purpose of making 

certain surveys, 45 

March 1 9. Order. For confinement of Carel van Brugge to his house, until he 

complete his accounts, 45 

March 19. Minute. Granting Samuel Edsall further time to settle a debt owing 

to the government, 46 

March 19. Petition. Inhabitants of Haerlem for leave to pay for their lands in 

wampum, 47 

March 19. Order on the above, commuting the price of the lands into the pay- 
ment of tenths, 48 

March 19. Petition. Nicolas Dupuy, Gideon Merlet, Arnout du Toict, Jacques 
Cossart, Louis Lacquerman, Jacob Kolver and Jean le Canceleer, 
immigrants, praying for grants of land and seed grain, with pro- 
visions for si-x; months, , 49 

March 1 9. Order on the above, 60 

March 19. Appointment. Magistrates for Breuckelen, Midwout and Amesfoort, 51 

March 20. Appointment. Magistrates for Rustdorp, L. I., 52 

March 20. Minute. Director Stuyvesant's visit to the Esopus, 52 

March 30. Ordinance. For the taking up lands at Wiltwyck, 53 

April 5. Appointment. Magistrates for Bushwyck, 55 

April 5. Appointment. Magistrates for Wiltwyck, 55 

April 5. Appointment. Magistrates for Fort Orange, 56 

April 5. Order in the case between the town of Bushwyck and Jan 

Maliart, 67 

April 5. Order on a petition of the curators of the estate of Andries Herpert- 
sen, in regard to the sale of half an island to Jeremias van Rense- 
laer, 68 

April 5. Resolution to reduce the military force and number of civil servants 

in the province, 69 

April 5. Petition. Proprietors for leave to inclose their lands near the village 

of Bushwyck, within one common fence, 61 

April 7. Caveat against granting the prayer of the above petition, on the 

groimd that it will close some public roads, 63 



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1663. . PAGE 

AjH-il 10. Order on above petitions from Bushwyck, and providing for roads, 

&c., 65 

April 12. Order. Referring to the magistrate of Amesfoort, a petition of pro- 
prietors of lands at Canarisse for leave to establish a hamlet there, 66 

March 31. Petition. Cornells Barentscn Slecht for a grant of certain lands at 

the Esopus, 67 

April 19. Order on the above petition, 68 

April 19. Minute. Farming of the weighhouse to Gerrit Hendricksen, with 

alterations in the conditions, 69 

April 19. Account. Rutger Joosten against the town of New Utrecht; 

api^roved and ordered paid, 10 

April 19. Petition. Mayken, an old and sickly black woman, to be granted 
her freedom, she having served as a slave since the year 1628; 
gr.anted 71 

April 19. Suit. Town of New Utrecht against James Hubbai"d for trespass, . 12 

April 19. Minute. Permitting Abraham Jansen to erect a water mill in New 

Amsterdam, 73 

April 23. Appointment. Magistrate for Haerlem, 74 

April 19. Petition. Burgomasters, &c., of New Amsterdam for the removal 

of the duties on exported liquors, &c., 75 

April 19. Order. Removing the export duty on beer manufactured in New 

Netherland, 77 

April 26. Ordinance. For the better and more effectual settlement of granted 

lands, 79 

May 7. Order. The fiscal to take an inventory of all property belonging to 

John Tilton, of Gravesend, now a prisoner, 80 

May 9. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the magistrates of Eastdorp 
New Amsterdam. ( Westchester), enquiring why they had not sent in a nomination of 

new magistrates, 80 

[In Bolton's Hist. Westchester Co., II, 164.] 

May 10. Minute. Rejecting an application of John Culpeper for an appeal 
from a judgment of the court at New Am.sterdam, obtained against 
him by Hatton Atkins, 81 

May 10. Petition. Jan Adriaensen van Duyvelant, for an allowance in con- 
sequence of the depreciation of the currency ; granted, 83 

May 10. Warrant. Sheriff liegeman to put Adriaen, William and Marietje 
Willemsen Beiinit in possession of a portion of their late father's 
lands, pending their suit against Paulus van der Beecq, their step- 
father (see p. 41), 85 

April 7. Petition. Overseers of the new village at the Esopus, praying that 
measures may be adopted to pacify the Indians, and that a mili- 
tary force be sent to protect the people against them, 87 

April 23. Petition. Proprietors of lands in the new town at the Esopus, 
residing at Beverwyck, to the same purport as the preceding, and 
for free passage to the new village through Wiltwyck, which the 
latter now refuse, 89 



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COUNCIL MINUTES. 
1663. PAGE. 

May 10. Minute. Directing that a present be sent to the Esopus Indians,.. 92 

May 12. Minute. Appearance before the council of William Betts and 
Edward Waters, two of the magistrates of Eastdorp, called in 
English Westchester, explaining the reasons why new magistrates 
had not been named for that town, 98 

May 12. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the inhabitants of Westchester, 
New Amsterdam. Ordering them to send in a nomination of new magistrates, 95 

[In Bolton's Hist. Westchestor Co., II, 166.] 
1662. 

Oct. 13. * Letter. John Mason, deputy-governor of Connecticut, to the 
uartford. people of Westchcster, ordering thera to send deputies to Hartford, 97 

[In Bolton's Hist. Westchescer Co., II, 162.J 

Oct. 25. * Commission. Messrs. Gold, Sherman and Campfield to hold courts 

at Fairfield, with jurisdiction over Westchester, t&c, 99 

[In Col. Rec. of Conn., 1636-1665, p. 388.] 

Oct. 9. * Resolution of the general assembly at Hartford, declaring West- 
chester annexed to Connecticut, 101 

[In Conn. Col. Rec, 1636-1665, p. 387.] 
1663. 

April 30. * Letter. Richard Mills to the director-general, informing him why 
■Westchester. the town of Wcstcliester had not iioniiiiated persons for magis- 
trates last year, 103 

[In Bolton's Hist. "Westchester Co., II, 164.] 

May 1 7. Ordinance. Prohibiting the bringing Quakers or other strollers into 

the province of New Netherland, 105 

May IV. Warrant. Sheriff to remove John and Mary Tilton out of the pro- 
vince, 107 

May 17. Petition. William Beeckman, commissary at Altoua, for a grant of 

land there, 108 

May 17. Resignation. L.aurens Sillc, clerk in the secretary's office, 109 

May 21. Minute. Referring John Culpeper to the court of New Amsterdam 

in a matter of difference with John Atkins, Ill 

May 24. Petition. John Culpeper for an appeal from a decision of the city 

court ; granted, 112 

May 24. Minute that Anthony Jansen from Salee had inquired whether he 

was indebted to the company for his land near Gravesend, 113 

May 24. Ordinance. Authorizing the visiting and examination of vessels in 

certain cases, 114 

May 24. * Appointment. Magistrates for Westchester, 115 

May 25. Minute. Discharging John Culpeper from arrest, .and requiring his 
adversary to give security for any judgment ag.ainst him in appeal 
(seep. 112), 116 

May 26. Petition. Thomas Lambertsen, George Probatskin, Wynant Pieter- 
sen and others, for leave to form a hamlet in the rear of the 
Walebocht ; granted, 117 

May 26. Judgment in the case of Cnlpeper against Atkins, 119 



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COUNCIL MINUTES. 
1603. . PAGE. 

May 20. Action. William M.iersclialk .igainst Grietje, wife of Cornclis Steen- 
wyck, for slander, in stating that he wanted to seduce her; referred 
to the city court, 120 

June 4. Petition. Cornclis van Gezel for the appointment of commissioners 

to take evidence at the Delaware ; granted, 121 

June 7. Petition. Femmetje Jansen, widow of Theunis Nyssen, for removal 

of an attachment on her property, 123 

June 4. Petition. Town of Amersfoort for an aid to complete their church ; 

granted, 124 

June 8. Resolution to rent a house to Mdme. Judith Verleth, 126 

June 11. Petition. Christopher Davids for permission to re-enter on land at 
the Esopus, from which he had been driven by the Indians during 
the war, 127 

June 12. Circular to the towns around New Amsterdam, notifying them of 

a massacre of whites at Esopus by the Indians, 129 

June 17. Resolution to make war against the Esopus Indians, and to employ 

the Mohawks in recovering the christians in their hands, 131 

Jime 18. Appointment. Commissioners to fortify Communipa, 133 

June 18. Ordinance. For the better regulating the Indian trade, 135 

(No date.) Petition. Settlers of Schenectada, for permission to cultivate that 

flatt, and praying that their lands be surveyed, &c., 137 

June 18. Order on the above petition, 138 

May 10. *Petitions. Richard Mills to be released from jn-isou, 141, 143 

[In Bolton's Hist. Westchester Co., 11, 1G7, 1G8.] 

June 18. Order releasing said Mills, 143 

June 19. Instructions for Johan d' Deckere, councillor, sent to Fort Orange 

on public aifairs, 145 

June 21. Petition. Magistrates of Bergen, requesting the appointment of 

Caspar Steinmets to be commander of the militia there ; appointed, 149 

June 21. Ordin.ance. For the better j)i"otection of jjersons frequenting the 

public roads, 151 

June 23. Minute of a vi.sit of the director-general to Hempstead, and of the 
arrangement of some difficulties between the settlers and Indians 
there, 152 

June 25. Proclamation calling for volunteers for the war against the Esopus 

Indians, 153 

June 25. *The above proclamation in English, 155 

June 25. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the magistrates of Middelburgh 
New Amsterdam, and Flushing, with the above proclamation, 157 

June 25. Appointment of Martin Cregier to be captain-lieutenant of the 

forees, t. 158 

Jime 26. Proclamation appointing the 4tli of July, and the first Wednesday 
of each succeeding month, to be a day of fasting and prayer 
throughout the province, 159 



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COUNCIL MINUTES. 
1663. PAGE. 

List of towns to which the above proclamation was transmitted,. . . 162 

June 27. Proposals communicated to Oratanim, Sachem of llackinkesacky, 

and Mattanou, Sachem of Nayack, and their answers, 163 

June 27. Notice. That the Esopus Indians are on a war expedition, and 

warning all person.s to be on their guard, 107 

June 30. Appointment. Military officers for Bergen and Gemoenepa, 168 

June 30. Commission. Martin Cregier to be commander-in-chief of the 

forces in the absence of the director-general, . . 169 

Oath of Martin Cregier, captain ; Peter Wolfertsen (van Couwen- 
hoven), lieutenant, and Nicolas Stillwell, ensign, in the Esopus 
expedition, 170 

June 30. Instructions for Captain Cregier, 171 

July 1. Appointment. Peter Wolphertsen van Couwenlioven to be lien- 
tenant, 175 

July 1. Apjjointment. Nicolas Stillwell to be ensign, 176 

July 2. Circular to the several towns, urging upon them to be watchful, and 
Foit Amstei-dam. On their defense at the present conjuncture, and to send delegates 

to a meeting to be holden at New Amsterdam on the 6th inst., . . 177 

July 2. Letter. Director and council to the burgomasters, &c., of New 

Amsterdam, to the same effect, 179 

July 3. Report. Lieutenant van Couwenhoven and others, of their ill suc- 
cess in raising vohmteers in the English towns on Long island,. . 181 

July 3. Declaration. Christaen Jacobsen Wolff, that ■ Witlock and 

James Grover, of Gravesend, had been to the several English 
towns on Long island to dissuade the people from volunteering,. . 181 

July 5. Contract with Jacob Jansen Flodder for the hire of his sloop to the 

government, 183 

July 5. Inventory of articles on board the above sloop, 185 

July 3. Nomination. Burgomaster and schepen for New Amsterdam, in 

place of Messrs. Cregier & Couwenhoven, 187 

July 5. Appointment of the above officers, 188 

July 6. Proceedings of the delegates from New Amsterdam and the several 

towns thereabouts, called by circular of the 2d inst., 189 

July 4. Letter. Milit.ary officers to the director and coimcil, testifying their 
Bergen. willingness to comply with his requisition, and transmitting names 

of volunteers, 191 

July 10. Letter. Delegates from Amesfoort, Gravesend, Midwout and 
Aniesfoort. Utrecht, to the director and council, stating the readiness of the 
people to defend their neighbors on Long island, but refusing to 
cross the river to New Amsterdam, 193 

July 10. Letter. Town of Brooklyn to the same effect, 195 

July 6. Commission. Nicolas Stillwell to be lieutenant of an English troop, 197 

July 6. Commission. Peter Wolphertsen van Couwenhoven to be lieutenant 

of a troop of Indians and volunteers, 1 99 

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July 6. Call for volunteers for the defbnse of New Amsterdam, 201 

July 9. Order for a writ of appeal in favor of Peter Tonneman from a judg- 
ment of the court of New Amsterdam, 202 

July 10. Proposals made to the Sachems of Nayack, Wieckquaeskeck, and 

Kicktawangli, alias Sleepy hollow, with their answers, 203 

(No date.) Petition. Thomas Terrey for permission to enter upon land at 
Hempstead harbor already granted him, and complaining that he 
is prevented so doing by some of the magistrates of that jilace, . . 209 
1661. 
July 4. *Deed. Town of Hempstead to Thomas Terry and Samuel Bering, 

for the above land, 211 

1663. 
June 23. * Memorandum as to the number of families to be settled by Mr. 

Terrey at Matinicock, " . . . . 212 

July 12. * Judgment. Director and council in favor of Mr. Terrey's title to 

the above lands, , 213 

July 12. Ordinance. For the arrest of hostile Indians, 215 

July 12. Petition. Anna, widow of Peter Kock, praying that an inventory 
be taken of the property of John de Smet, of Westchester, 
deceased ; granted, 217 

July 19. Ordinance. Against removing crops from the field before the tithes 

are paid, 220 

July 16. * Letter. Edward Fisher, town clerk, to the director-general, 
FiusiiiDg. informing him that Mr. Cornell was authorized to commute for 

the tenths, with agreement therefor, 219 

1665. 
Aug. 19. Minute. Canceling of the above agreement, by order of gov. Nicols, 219 

16C3. 
(No date.) Petition. Magistrates of New Utrecht, Gravesend and Amesfoort, 

praying that measures be taken to regulate the sale of liquors,. . . 221 

July 19. Ordinance. Empowering inferior courts to make laws for the pre- 
vention of the sale of spirituous liquors to Indians, 223 

July 19. Judgment in the case of Timothy Gabry against Jan Jansen Verryn, 225 

July 19. Agreement. Town of Middelburgh for the tenths, 227 

July 20. Minute. Acceptance of an ofler by the Indians of the East, and of 

Long island, to march against those of Esopus, 228 

July 20. Proposal of the chief of the Ilaekengsaek Indians to sell a portion 
of their land behind the Kill van Kol ; eifort of the Esopus Indians 
to engage the Minisincks on their side, 228 

July 20. Minute. Increase of pay to Dirck I^ooten, commissary, 230 

June 29. * Letter, llobert Treat to director Stuyvesant, in regard to the pro- 
Miiford. posed English settlement behind the Kill van Kol, and asking 

further information, 231 

July 20. * Concessions to be granted to those interested in the above proposed 

settlement, 233 

July 20. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to Mr. Treat, inclosing the above, . . 237 



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July 23. Petition. Jan Adi-iacnsen van Duyvelant to be contimieil in onit:c 

as bookkeeper ; granted, 239 

July 23. Suit. Cornells van Gozel against Evert Peters, for the recovery of 
a certain sum of money intrusted to him to be paid in Holland ; 
on defendant taking his oath that the money was p.aid, the suit is 
dismissed, 241 

July 23. Petition. Joannes "VVithart, of Fort Orange, for the return of a 
quantity of musket balls seized by the government ; refused, they 
being contraband, 243 

July 24. Proclamation. Inviting absent debtors to return to the province, 

and promising a stay of proceedings, for two years, against them, 245 

July 26. Minute. Attendance of the chief of the Wiekquaeskeck Indians, to 
notify the council that his people had fled to Ilaerlem, on a report 
that the Esopus Indians w-ere about to attack them ; release of 
Miss La Montague by a party of Mohawks, 247 

July 28. Agreement. Town of Hempstead for the tenths, 249 

July 30. Insti-uctions to Cornells van Ruyven, sent to the Esopus, 251 

Aug. 9. Instructions for lieutenant Van Couwenhoven, sent to renew peace 
with the Wappingers, and to endeavor to procure the release of 
the christian prisoners, 255 

July 30. Petition. iEgidius Luyck, rector of the Greek and Latin school in 
New Amsterdam, for a salary ; referred to the directors in Hol- 
^■M\d, 257 

Aug. 9. Recommendation. Director Stuyvesant that Mr. Luyck be allowed 

the same salary as the late Latin schoolmaster, 259 

Aug. 13. Order to unload the ship Roseboom on suspicion of Laving snuio-- 

gled furs on board, 260 

Aug. 15. Proposals oifered by the Minesinck Indians on renewing peace with 

the Dutch, 261 

Aug. 15. Answer to the above proposals, 262 

Aug. 11. Petition. Nicolas Bayard for an increase of salary ; granted, 265 

Aug. 16. Appointment. William Cornells to be supercargo of the ship Eagle, 267 

Aug. 16. Appointment. Paulus Leenderts van der Grist and Nicolas Varleth 
to examine the books and accounts belonging to the estate of Cor- 
nelis van Tienhoven, 268 

Aug. 16. Petition, ^gidius Luyck to be confirmed in the rectorship of the 
Latin school with a salary, or for leave to return to Fatherland to 
solicit it, 269 

Aug. 16. Petition. Burgomasters of New Amsterdam pr.aying th.at a salary 

be allowed to Mr. Luyck, " 271 

Aug. 16. Minute. Authorizing the burgomasters to eng.age Mr. Luyck at a 

salary on the city's account, of which the government will pay half, 273 

Aug. 16. Minute. Engagement of Mr. Luyck at a salary of 1,000 guilders 

'* ' a year in wajnpum, 273 



Aug. 16. Petition. Janneken Barents, widow of Jan van der Linden, pray- 
ing for a writ empowering her to surrender all claim to her late 



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husband's estate in favor of liis creditors, and to be thereupon dis- 
charged from such liabilities, 275 

Aug. 22. Petition. Goosen Gerrits to be indemnified for the loss of two 
horses sold by the military at the Esopus ; ordered to summon 
those he complains of, 277 

Aug. 30. Judgment against Mettle Wessels for excise duty on a hogshead of 

wine, which had been abstracted and water substituted, 279 

Aug. 30. Minute. Information furnished of an intended massacre of the whites 

on the North river, 280 

Aug. 30. Information furnished by Oratara, chief of the Hackingsacks, respect- 
ing the Esopus Indians, 280 

Aug. 30. Order. Surveyor to lay out a valley near Bergen, 281 

Sept. 6. Suit. Ilendriek Willemsen, baker, against Ilcndrick Jansen, smith, 
for damages from water running into his lot from plaintift''s 
premises, 282 

Sept. 6. Petition. Fiscal that proceedings be instituted for the confiscatiou 
of a package of beaver found concealed on one of the islands 
called The Two Brothers, 283 

Sept. 6. Notice posted in the village of Flushing to all parties concerned, to 

appear and establish their right to said furs, 284 ; part 3, 49 

Sept. 6. Order. Porters of New Amsterdam not to carry any beer or wine 

from any house without a permit from the farmer of the excise,. . 285 

Sept. 6. Waiver of the creditors of Jannetje Barents of their claims against 

her (see p. 275), 288 

Sept. 6. Resolution. That the director-general shall proceed to Boston, in 
order to come to some agreeinent, if possible, with the commis- 
sioners of the United Colonies respecting the boundary, 287 

Sept. 7. Nomination. Orphan master in the jjlace of Johannis van Brugh, . 291 

Sept. 10. Appointment. Govert Loockermans in place of the above, 292 

Sept. 15. Letter. Council of New Netherland to the burgomasters of New 
New Amsterdam. Amsterdam with the following, 292 

Sept. 10. Ordinance. For the better observance of the Sabbath, 293 

Sept. 10. Judgment. Against Jacob St offels, Ide van Vorst and other farmers, 

for working on Sunday ; fined 6 guilders each, 294 

Sept. 10. Information brought by a Hackingsack Indian of the defeat of the 
Esopus Indians, and of the recapture of the christian prisoners; 
promised a new coat "if the news be true." 294 

Sept. 10. Petition. Christina Stoentgens, widow of Gabriel de Haes, for a 
writ empowering her to surrender all the deceased's estate for the 
benefit of his creditors, and praying that a curator be appointed,. 295 

Sept. 10. Letter. Director and council to the burgomasters and schcpens of 
New Amsterdam. Ncw Amsterdam, transmitting the above petition and asking their 

advice, 297 

Sept. 10. Minute. Taxing the costs in the case of Frans Jansen v.an Iloch- 

ten against the heirs of Wolphert Gerritsen (van Couwenhoven), 298 



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Sept. 20. Proposals of the chief of the Menissing Indians and the answer 

thereto, 299 

Sept. 21. Answer of the burgomasters, <fec., of New Amsterdam, in the mat- 
ter of tlie application of Christina Stecntgens (see p. 295), 301 

Sept. 24. Letter. Nicolas Stillwell to secretary v.an Ruyven, informing him 
Gravesend. that three persons had summoned the town of Gravesend to come 
under the government of Hartford, and that he had arrested one 
of them, and asking aid, &c., 303 

Sept. 24. Letter. Secretary van Ruj-ven to the magistrates of Gravesend, in- 
New Amstcidam. forming them tliat a military force is sent thither for the arrest of 

the above persons, 305 

Sept. 25. Minute. Return of the above force with James Christie, a prisoner, 306 

Sept. 26. Report. Nicolas Stillwell of an attempt made by a number of per- 
sons to seize him at Gravesend, and of his escape, 307 

Sept. 26. Examin.ation of the aforesaid James Christie, 309 

Aug. 23. * Letter. John Talcott and John Allyne to captain Cooe of Middel- 

iiaitfoid. burgh, acknowledging receipt of his ; promise assistance ; the 

governor of Connecticut and Mr. T.alcott going to the meeting of 

the commissioners, where they will meet " Stevenson who is 

bound for Boston," 311 

Sept. 26. Resolution to transmit to director Stuyvesant copies of all the papers 

relative to the late transactions at Gravesend, 312 

Sept. 26. Letter. The council to director Stuyvesant pursuant to the above 

New Amsteidam. resolution, 313 

Sept. 14. * Letter. John Coo .and Richard Panton to fiscal de Sille, demanding 
widdeibuigh. the liberation of James Christy and threatening retaliation if refused, 315 

Sept. 14. Translation of the above into Dutch, 317 

Sept. 26. Letter. Council of New Netherland to the towns of Flushing, Mid- 
New Amsterdam, delburgh, Rustdorp, Gravesend and Hempstead, warning them 
against the agents of Connecticut, and requesting that all such 
persons be arrested and sent to New Amsterdam, 319 

Sept. 26. * Translation of the above in English, 321 

Sept. 26. * Letter. Town of Gravesend to the council ; com|)lain of sheriff 
Gravesend. StillwcU's latc couduct, and decLare they will not obey him, 323 

Sept. 2 7. Letter. Council to the town of Gravesend in answer to the above; 
New Amsterdam, they will protcct and maintain sheriff Stillwell, 325 

Oct. 4. Petition. Adriaen liegeman, complaining of Rem J.ansen, smith of 
the Waalebocht, for carrying off his ploughshare, and demanding 
redress, 327 

Oct. 4. Order. Rem Jansen to replace the ploughshare in the spot where 

he found it, and if he have any cLaim, to prosecute it at law, 329 

Oct. 9. Resolution. Appointing commissioners to proceed to Middelburgh 
to inquire by what authority certain persons have attempted to 
reduce that and neighboring villages under the English, 331 

Oct. 9. Petition. Tavernkeepers of New Amsterdam for leave to charge 

16 stivers for 2 quarts of beer ; granted, 333 



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Oct. ]1. Resolution. To r.aise 4,000 guilders, Holland cui-rency, for public 

purposes, ou the security oi' 4 brass cauuou in fort Amsterdam, . . 335 

Oct. 13. Contract. Cornells Steenwyck to advance 12,000 guilders in wam- 
pum on the above bill of exchange and security, 330 

Oot. 13. Deposition of the pilot and assistant commissary of the Dutch ship 
The Arms of Amsterdam, respecting the seizure of that ship and 
her cargo of slaves in the West Indies, by a Portuguese vessel, 
and her being carried into Virginia, 338 

Oct. 13. Commission. Cornells van Ruyven, Olof Stevensen van Cortland 
and John Laurence, to proceed to Hartford and endeavor to pro- 
cure a settlement of the boundary with Connecticut, 341 

Oct. 15. Minute. Proceedings of the council on receipt of intelligence that 
the River Indians were about to make a descent on the Dutch 
settlements at Hoboken, Ahasimus and the Manhattans, 333 

Oct. 16. Instruction. Peter Wolfertseu van Couwenhoven to ascertain and 
prevent the movements of the Esopus and Wapping or Highland 
Indians, 345 

Oct. 16. Instructions to Mr. Verbraack and serjeant Harmen Martens van 

den Bosch, sent with lieutenant Couwenhoven, 347 

Oct. 22. Petition. Christina Steentgcns, widow of Gabriel d'Haes, for the 

appointment of curators over his estate ; appointed, 349 

Oct. 20. Petition. Sehout, burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, 
praying that a meeting of delegates from the several towns be 
convoked to consider the state of the country, 351 

Oct. 27. Resolution to call a meeting of the magistrates of the neighboring 

towns to deliberate on the above subject, 353 

Oct. 2V. Ordinance. Regulating the sale of beer and wine, 354 

Oct. 29. Circular to the towns in the vicinity of New Amsterdam, to send 
delegates to that city on 1st November, to consider the state of 
public affiiirs, 355 

Nov. 1. Address. Delegates to the director and council, recommending the 
appointment of agents, in Holland, to procure a settlement of the 
boundary question, and free trade with the English colonies, 357 

Nov. 1. Proposals to be submitted by the delegates from New Amsterdam 

to the delegates of the other towns in the above convention, 359 

Nov. 2. Proposals of the delegates of New Amsterdam to the above con- 
vention, 361 

Nov. 3. Resolutions passed by the above convention, 365 

Nov. 2. Remonstrance of the convention to the directors of the West India 

Company at Amsterdam, 369 

[In O'Callaghan's Hist, of New Netherland, II, 491 ; and in N. Y. Col. Doc, II, 411.] 

Nov. 6. Decliiration. Jan van Cleef, of New Utrecht, respecting the gather- 
ing of an English force at Jamaica, L. I., 377 

Nov. 6. Letter. Secretary Van Ruyven to the magistrates of New Utrecht, 
New Amsterd.™. advising tliem to refer the English, should they visit their town, 

to the director and council, 378 



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Nov. 6. Letter. Director and council to the town of Gravcscnd, exhorting 
New Amsteidam. the inhabitants of that place to continued loyalty, 879 

Nov. 15. Resolution to send the following answer to the proposals recently 

received from Hartford, 381 

Nov. 5. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the governor and council of Con- 
New Amsteidam. nccticut, agreeing that Westchester sliall be under that government 
for the present, i)rovided that neither party exercise any authority 
over the English towns on Long island, previously under the 
Dutch, .and agreeing to the arrangement entered into at the late 
meeting at Hartford, 383 

Nov. 15. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the governor and council of Con- 
New Amsterdam, necticut, complaining of John Coe and Anthony Waters, who have 
deposed all the old magistrates in the English towns in L. I. under 
the Dutch, and demanding that such proceedings be stopped,. . . . 387 

Nov. 15. Ordinance. For the better security and settlement of Bergen, 389 

Nov. 15. Nomination. Military officers for Midwout, 390 

Nov. 15. Minute. Permission to the Indians of Wickquaeskeck to fish near 
Haerlem, and of the delivery to them of 16 impressions of the 
W. I. Company's seal on tickets for their protection, 390 

Nov. 17. Appointment. Magistrates for Haerlem, 391 

Nov. 21. Instructions. Lieutenant Van Couwenhoven, serjt. Peter Ebel, and 
Harmen Douwesen, all three well versed in the Indian language, 
to ascertain the disposition of the Wappinger and Esopus Indians 
towards a peace, 393 

Nov. 29. Petition. Frans Jansen van Hoochten, praying that Elbert Elbert- 
sen and Coert Stevensen, of Amesfoort, pay him proceeds of the 
sale of Wolfert Gerritseu van Couwenhoven's property, 397 

Nov. 26. Petition. Hendrick Jansen, smith, praying an order to the magis- 
trates of Newtown to put him in possession of property belono-ing 
to Jan de Smit, who died in his debt ; referred to the court at 
Newtown, 399 

Nov. 29. Order for the sale of the personal effects of cadet Peter Jansen of 

Gluckstadt, who was kUled in the Esopus war, 401 

Nov. 29. Judgment for plaintiff in a suit between Timothy Gabry, vendue 
master, plaintiff, against the city clerk and city marsh.al, defendants, 
to enjoin them from selling certain class of property by public 
auction ; in this case it was held that all sales of property sur- 
rendered for the benefit of creditors should be by the provincial 
secretary, or his deputy, 402 

Nov. 29. Ordinance. For the better preservation of cattle and implements on 

leased farms, 403 

Nov. 29. Petition. Cornells Jansen of Midwout, for pardon, he having acci- 
dentally killed Jan Damen's son, aged 8 years, 405 

Nov. 19. Declaration. Gerrit Cornells of Midwout, in support of the above 

petition, 407 

Nov. 24. Declaration. Lammertje, wife of Jan Strycker, in corroboration of 

the above, 408 



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Nov. 25. Declaration. Baltus Barents to the same effect, 409 

Nov. 25. Declaration. Jan Strycker to the same purport, 410 

Nov. 20. Declaration. Jan Cornelis Buys of Midwout, father of the deceased 

boy, forgiving Cornelis Jansen for the above accident, 411 

Nov. 20. Declaration. Jan Aertsen van der Bilt, Tys Lubbcrtsen, Gerrit 
Lubbertsen, relatives of Jan Cornelis Buys, forgiving Cornelis 
Jansen for the accidental killing of the above lad, 412 

Nov. 29. Order on the .above petition, allowing Cornelis Jansen freedom from 
arrest for three months, to establish his innocence (see post^ vol. 
10, part 3, p. 12), 413 

Dec. 6. Petition. Domingo Angola, free negro, praying the manumission of 
Christina, a baptized orphan daughter of Manuel Trumpeter and 
Authonya, his wife, both deceased negroes, 416 

Dec. 6. Order on the above petition; the girl to be emancipated on furnish- 
ing the company with another negro in her place, or on paying 

the sum of 300 guilders (|120), 417 

1664. 

Sept. 16. Note. Govert Loockermans for 300 guilders, for the freedom of 

the above negro woman, with receipt of payment, 417 

1663. 

Dec. 6. Instructions to Martin Cregier and Govert Loockermans for the pur- 
chase of the Newesings country, viz., from Barnegatt to the 
Raritan, 418 

Dec. 6. Motion of the fiscal that Frans Jansen from Amsterdam, a prisoner, 
who refuses to answer certain interrogatories, be subjected to 
torture ; denied, on the ground that the prisoner had already been 
once tortured, and twice whij^ped, without eliciting any additional 
information from him, 420 

Dec. 8. Complaint against Frederick Philipse, Nicolas Myer and others, for 
driving w.agons, loaded with grain, from Wiltwyck to the Ron- 
duyt, without a convoy, 421 

Not. 17. Petition. Cornelis B.arents Slecht for a lot near the mill gate at 

Wiltwyck, sufficiently large for a brewery and bakery ; granted, 423 

Dec. 7. Complaint. Fiscal against Joost Goderus, for stealing firewood, 
" which is a very prevalent practice among the poor in New 
Amsterdam ;" prisoner pleads guilty, and asks pardon, 425 

Dec. 7. Complaint against Frans Jansen from Amsterdam (supi-a, p. 420), 

for theft, and attempting to break jail, 427 

Dec. 8. Certificate that certain of the company's negroes have, been allowed 

half liberty, 429 

Dec. 10. Notice. Offering a reward for the recovery of the company's scow, 430 

Dec. 10. Minute. Information communicated by Oratamy, chief of the 
Hackingsacks, that the Wappinger and Esopus Indians are on 
their way to conclude a peace, 430 

Dec. 12. Journal of a voyage to the Newesings, by capt. Martin Cregier and 

others, 431 



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Dec. 12. Contract. Newesing Indians to sell to the director and council of 

New Netherland all their lances not already sold to the Dutch,. . 435 

Dec. 10. Sentence. Frans Jansen from Amsterdam and Joost God^-us, for 
theft ; J.ansen to be severely flogged, in public, and then banished ; 
Goderus to witness the above punishment, and dismissed from his 
ofhcc of porter to the weigh house, 437 

Dec. 13. Fine. Imposed on Michiel Tadens for selling liquor on Swiday, . . . 438 

Dec. 17. Petition. Schout and magistrates of Bergen, praying that Engelbert 
Steenhuyscn shall perform his contract as schoolmaster, «fcc. ; 
ordered accordingly, 439 

Dec. 17. * Award of damages to Thomas Landun and Abraham Smith (of 

Hempstead, L. I.), and order for payment, 441 

Dec. 17. Appointment. Magistrates for Bergen, 443 

Dec. 22. Deed. Transferring to the burgomasters of Amsterdam, iu Holland, 
all the country on the South river, or Delaware, extending from 
tlie sea upwards to the head of that river, &c., 443 

Dec. 26. Minute. Price demanded by the Newesing Indians for their unsold 

lands, 4,000 guilders (11,600), 445 

Dec. 28. Conference with the chiefs of Haekingkeshacky and Nyacks, respect- 
ing a continuance of the armistice with the Esopus Indians,. .... 447 

Dec. 29. Proposals of the above chiefs for an armistice with the Esopus 

Indians for two months, 448 

Dec. 29. Minute. Considerations which dispose the director and council to 

consent to the above armistice, 449 

Dec. 29. Proclamation of the above armistice, and pass to two Indians, 450 

Dec. 30. Prosecution of Maria de Truyx, wife of Jan Peecq, for selling brandy 

to Indians, 452 

Dec. 30. Ordinance. For the more effectual prevention of the sale of liquors 

to Indians, 451 

Dec. 31. Ordinance. To prevent the purchase of stolen goods from Indians, 452 

Dec. 31. Petition. Cornells van Ruyven to be allowed a ditt'ercnce between 
wampum and beaver in a certain transaction with the government ; 
allowed, 454 

Register of transactions between the director-general and the city 
niagistr.ates, 456 

Register of the principal resolutions, 458 

Register of placards and ordinances, 464 

Register of sentences, 460 

Register of the election of magistrates, 468 

Register of the transactions with the English, within and ■ft'ithont 
the province, recorded in this volume, 472 



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Jan. 3. Order for a se.ircli .after .a negro wencli belonging to Martin Cregier, 

susjiected of liaving set fire to his house, 1 

Jan, 3. Complaint. Fiscal ag.ainst Maria Truix, wife of Jan Peeck, for 

selling liquor to Indians, 1 

Jan. 3. Sentence. Maria de Truix, fined 500 guilders and costs, and to be 

banished from the island of Manhattan, 2 

i 

Jan. 3. Ordinance. For the appointment of fence viewers and erection of 

pounds in the several towns .and vill.ages throughout the province, 5 

Jan, 7. Minute. Attendance of Tapausagh, chief of the Long isLand Indians, 
and Rompsicka, on the council, to inform them th.at tliey had been 
summoned to Flushing, and there required to sell all their land to 
the English, ifec. ; they were told, in answer, th.at they had already, 
on 15th Janu.ary, 1635, sold and transferred all their land to the 

Dutch, and not to venture to sell it again, 7 

1663. 

Dec. 25. Petition. IMaglstrates of Ilaerlem praying the .appointment of Jan 
la Montague, jun., to be clerk of the church and schoolmaster there, 
1664. 

Jan. 10. Appointment. Johannls la Montague to the offices aforesaid, 11 

Jan. 10. Appointment. Magistrates of New Utrecht, 13 

Jan. 10. Petition. Cornells Jansen from Alckmaer, now of Midwout, pray- 
ing a pardon for the accidental manslaughter he committed, 13 

Jan. 10. Order. Fiscal to inquire into and report on the facts in the above 

case (see vol. 10, pt. 2, p. 405 et. seq.), 15 

Jan. 10. Complaint. Rycke Ley decker, magistrate of Bush wick, against 
William Traphagen for insulting him and calling him a false judge ; 
prosecution ordered, 16 

Jan. 10. Order. Appointing curators to the estate of Claes Theunissen, who 

died suddenly near the director-general's bouwery, 16 

Jan. 10. Petition. Peter Jacobsen Marius, attorney of StofFel Jansen Abel, 
of Bushwick, to be .allowed to pay duty on cert.ain goods accident- 
ally omitted in the manifest of the ship The Faith, 17 

1663. 
Nov. 20. Certificate. Commissary Liefrinck that he accidentally omitted the 

entry of said goods in the manifest, 19 

1664. 
Jan. 10. Order. Admitting said goods to entry, 20 

Jan. 10. Order. Increasing the pay of Jan Gervoe, a soldier, 20 

Jan. 21. Petition. J.acob StoflTelsen's Avife for 8 or 10 morgen of wood Land 
behind the company's bouwery at Ahasemus ; granted if not preju- 
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Jan. 28. Order. Court messenger to summon Tielman van VIeck to answer 

a demand of Nicolas dc Mcjer, 22 

Jan. 24. Petition. Maria Peeck, "one of the oldest inhabitants of the city 
of New Amsterdam," for a remission of the sentence pronounced 
against her, and for leave to remove to Fort Orange (see p. 2),.. . 23 

Jan. 28. Order. That tlie above petitioner be allowed to remove to Long 

island, with remission of the fine for the present, 24 

Jan. 28. Ordinance. Ea-ecting a court of justice on Staten island, 25 

Jan. 28. Audit. Account of Nicolas Varleth and Jacobus Backer, for ex- 
penses incurred by councillor de Decker's mission to Virginia,. . . 2G 

Jan. 28. Order. Postponing the consideration of a petition of Abraham Jan- 
sen for leave to erect a mill at Bushwick, until tlie magistrates of 
that town be consulted, 27 

Jan. 28. Order for the construction of a redoubt at Newesings and garrison- 
ing the same, as the people of Gravesend threaten to settle 
there, 28 

Feb. 1. Nomination. Burgomasters and schepens for the city of New Am- 
sterdam, 29 

Feb. 2. Appointment of the above magistrates, 30 

Feb. 4. Examination. Lysbet Antonissen, a negro woman, native of New 

Netherland, for setting fire to Martin Cregier's house (see p. 1),. . 31 

Feb. 7. Advice. Director-general and council on the petition of the rev. Mr. 

Selyns, for the payment of his salary in beavers, 33 

Feb. 7. Petition. Rev. Henricus Selyns referred to above, ... 35 

Feb. 7. Petition. Ari.aentje Cornelissen, widow of Cornelis Claessen Swits, 
• and now married to Albert Lccnderts, praying that as her farm 
had been cut up into lots and distributed among the settlers in 
Harlem, she may be released from a debt due the company by her 
late husband, who had been murdered by the Indians in 1655; 
granted, 37 

Fob. 1. Letter. Magistrates to the director and council, stating that the 
Dushwick. inhabitants of Bushwick had no objection to Abraham Jansen 

erecting a mill on Mespath's kill, , 41 

Feb. 7. Order. Permitting Abraham Jansen to erect the above mill, 42 

Feb. 5. Complaint. Fiscal against Lysbeth Anthonissen, a negro wench, for 

having set fire to capt. Cregier's house, 43 

Feb. 8. Confession of guilt by said negress, 44 

Feb. 9. Sentence of Lysbeth Anthonissen ; th.at she be conveyed to the place 
of public execution, there chained to the stake, strangled and then 
burnt (see p. 31), 45 

Feb. 9. Order. Revoking the above sentence, and directing that the woman 
be conveyed to the place of execution ,as above, that all the prejja- 
rations for strangling and burning her be made, and then that she 
be pardoned and returned to her master, 46 

Feb. 14. Order. Again summoning Tielman van Vleeck at tlie suit of Nicolas 

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Sept. 20. Libel njiainst a pavccl of beavers found secreted on one of the islands 

called tiie Two Brothers, 51 

1664. 
Feb. 14. Judgment. Confiscating the above furs (see vol. 10, pt. 2, p. 284),. 52 

Feb. 14. Petition. Magistrates of Brenckelcn, Midwout, Amesfoort and New 
Utrecht, praying that all acknowledgments of deeds and mort- 
gages, and all legal writings, relating to real estate, be made before 
their secretary and two of the magistrates of the town in which 
the property is situate, according to the practice in Fatherland,. . 53 

Feb. 14. Ordin.ance. Providing for the registry of deeds and mortgages in the 

towns of Breuckelen, Midwout, Amesfoort, and New Utrecht,. . . 55 

Feb. 14. Letter. Director and council to the magistrates of the above towns. 
New Amsteidam. inclosing copy of the preceding ordinance, and a seal to be used 
on deeds, etc. ; no deeds to be signed unless original patent be 
exhibited, 56 

(No date.) Petition. Roelofl' Swartwout to be restored to his office of sheriff 

of Wiltwyck, 57 

Feb. 14. Order. Granting pi-ayer of the above petition, 59 

Feb. 14. Petition. Joannes Withart for a mandamus to compel the clerk of 
Fort Orange to issue a deed of certain property there to him ; 
referred for an answer to the court of Fort Orange, 61 

Feb. 16. Complaint of an Indian from Tappaan against Jacob Wolfertsen van 
Couwenhoven, for not giving up his gun, pawned for liquor, on 
his desire to redeem it, 65 

Feb. 16. Declar.ation of a Ilackingsack Indian, as to the intention of the 

Nevesinck chief to sell his lands to the English of Gravesend,. . . 65 

Feb. 16. Resolution to despatch a military force to the Newesincx, 66 

Feb. 21. Minute that Samuel Edsal had sent four men to his farm, at Bergen, 67 

Feb. 21. Order. Paulus Leendertsen and Allard Anthony, co-patroons of the 
new settlement of Noortwyck, on the North river, to act as 
guardians of the orphan child of Theunis Bastiaensen, of that 
place, farmer, deceased, 68 

Feb. 21. Minute. Search of a trunk, belonging to the supercargo of the ship 

St. Peter, for letters, 69 

Feb. 21. Petition. Magistrates of Breuckelen, Midwout, Amesfoort and 
New Utrecht, praying that a meeting be called of dcjjuties from 
the Dutch villages on Long island, for the purpose of sending 
delegates to Holland to represent the state of the province to the 
authorities there, 71 

Feb. 21. Order. Authorizing the above meeting to be held at Midwout,. . . 72 

Feb. 21. Petition. Commissioners appointed to erect block houses at Bergen, 
for confirmation of certain orders made by them, and complaining 
of Frederick I'hilipsen, 73 

Feb. 21. Order. Approving of said regulations, 74 

Feb. 21. Declaration. Peter, William and John van Couwenhoven, Roeloff 
Martense, husb.and of Neeltje van Couwenhoven, and Koert 
Stevensen, husband of Marretje van Couwenhoven, plaintiflis, 



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against Jacob van Couwenhoven, all heirs of tlic late Wolphcrt 
Gerritsen van Couwenhoven, 16 

Feb. 21. Order for the payment of arrears clue to Peter Paulusen van der 

Welster, a soldier, 79 

Feb. 21. Sentence. William Traphagcn, for insulting one of the magistr.ates 
of Bushwick, to appear, with uncovered head, before the court of 
Bushwick, and, in the presence of the fiscal, to beg pardon of God, 
justice, and the injured person, and to pay 13 guilders to the over- 
seers of the poor there, with costs, 

Feb. 21. Petition. Burgomasters of Kew Amsterdam, setting forth the 
necessity of fortifying that city, and proposing to raise ;i loan for 
that purpose, provided tliey receive a grant of the tavern excise, 81 

Feb. 21. Order. Granting the above excise for the purposes set forth in the 

petition, 84 

Feb. 23. Proposals of Orat.amy and other Hackingsack and Staten island 

Indians, and answer, 88 

March 6. Proposals of Hackingsack, Staten island and Minissink Indians, with 

answers, 89 

March 6. Letter. Burgomasters to the director and council, praying a written 
New Amsterdam, transfer of the tavern excise, and informing them that 30,000 

guilders had been subscribed to the loan for the city fortifications, 91 

March 6. Deed. Granting to the city of New Amsterdam the proceeds of the 

tavern excise, until the above debt, and interest thereon, be paid, 92 

March 10. Certificate of the removal of five or six Englishmen who attempted, 
in 1G40, to make a settlement at Schouts b.ay, on Long island, on 
lands purchased by the Dutch from the Indians, in 1632 (see vol. 4, 
p. 62-69), 93 

March 10. Appointment. Church wardens for New Amsterdam, 94 

March 17. Petition. Juriaen Hanel for an appeal from a judgment of the 

court of Bergen, 95 

March 1 7. Order on a petition of Hendrick Jansen Stuyvesant, respecting duties 
payable on a cargo of s.alt brought in his ship The White Horse- 
man, from the bay of Campeachy, 95 

March 17. Order. Granting William Bogardus the use of one of the com- 
pany's houses for a residence, 96 

March 17. Order. Granting Claes Areutse, court messenger of Bergen, a piece 

of land outside that village, 97 

March 17. Judgment against Manuel S.anderscn, negro, fining him six guilders 
and costs, because his son had been found shooting pigeons in the 
woods on M.anhattan island, on Sunday, contrary to law, 98 

March 17. Judgment. Fining Tiebout Wcssels for the same oflense, 99 

March 17. Order on a petition of the rev. Henricus Selyns, in regard to the 

currency in which his salary ought to be paid (see p. 33, 35),. . . . 100 

March 17. Commission. Balthazar Bayard to be clerk of the court at Bergen, 101 

March 1 7. Ordinance. For the better and more careful instruction of youth in 

the principles of the christian religion, 101 



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March 18. Petition. Cornelis Steenwyck and Jacques Cousseau, praying an 
exemption from the heavy duty imposed on a cargo of salt sold to 
them by Hendrick Janseu Stuyvesaut, skipper of the White Horse, 103 

March 18. Order. Rejecting the prayer of the above petition, 104 

March 18. Petition. Burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, praying 
for the convocation of delegates from all the Dutch towns ; 
granted, 107 

March 18. Petition. Burgomasters of New Amsterdam, praying that Francis 
Boon, substitute church warden, be ordered to deliver up the 
church to the present church wardens, in order to the speedy 
repair of that building; granted and ordered accordingly, 109 

March 18. Appointment. Jacob Strycker to be orphan master for the city of 

New Amsterdam, Ill 

March 18. Petition. Cornelis van Ruyvcn, secretary, &c., praying that some 
persons be appointed to take charge of the books and accounts of 
his office, in case he be sent to Holland on public business, Ill 

March 20. Order. That Burger Joris proceed no further in fencing the land 

claimed by Govert Loockermans, until the same be surveyed,. ... 113 

March 20. Order on the petition of Hendrick J.ansen Stuyvesant, reducing 
the duty on his cargo of salt, with the reasons that induced the 
council to make said reduction, 113 

March 20. Judgment for plaintiff in an action of debt ; Nicolas Meyer against 

Tielman van VIeeck, defendant, 114 

March 20. Complaint of the fiscal against Jan de Nosper, for resisting the 
officer who attempted to arrest him, whilst shooting pigeons last 
Sunday, 115 

March 20. Commitment of Jan Boeckholt (de Nosper) on the above charge,. . 116 

March 29. Petition. Sheriff' Tonneman to be allowed to occupy one of the 

company's houses as a residence ; granted, 117 

March 18. Resolution of the burgomasters and schepens of New Amsterdam, 
declining to publish the ordinance for the better observance of 
the Sabbath, on account of its severity and of its being contrary 
to the freedoms of Holland (see vol. 10, pt. 2, p. 293), 119 

March 20. Report, by Peter W. van Couwenhoven, of information communi- 
cated to him respecting intrigues of the English with the Esopus 
and Wappinger Indians against the Dutch, 121, 123 

March 20. Resolution to despatch lieutenant Couwenhoven to the Wappingers 

to inquire into the truth of the above statement, 122 

March 20. Appointment. Magistrates for Breuckelen, Midwout and Amesfoort, 125 

March 24. Resolution to appropriate a quantity of shot belonging to John 

Withart for the public service, on paying for the same, 126 

March 24. Judgment. Confirming the decision of the court of Bergen, in the 
case of Juriaen Hanel, appellant, against Christian Petersen, 
respondent, with affidavits in the case, 127 

March 24. Resolution to credit the account of Leendert Arentsen, deceased, 

with a quantity of peas and rye, 128 



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March 24. Petition. Jan Bockholt, lierdsman, praying forgiveness for having 
violated the Sabbatli, by sliooting pigeons on that day; pleading 
ignorance of the law (see p. 115, 116), 129 

March 24. Sentence on the above ; to pay a fine of 12 guilders and costs, 130 

March 24. Order on a petition of rev. Mr. Selyns, allowing him to receive pay- 
ment of his salary in beavers at 1 guilders each, and in wampum 
at 3 for 1, 131 

March 24. Proposals of the chiefs of the Kichtawans, Wappingers, Wighquaes- 

kecks, Hackingsacks and Newesinghs, with the answers, 133 

March 24. Discontinuance of the suit between Govcrt Loockerraans and Burger 
Joris (see p. 113), and order to said parties, Jacques Corteljou, 
Herman Smeenian and Ilendrick op Kippenburgh, to attend the 
council, 136 

March 20. Complaint of the fiscal against dame Gerritsc, " who is famous for 
being a scold," for abusing the officer who had seized her son's 
gun, when engaged in shooting pigeons on Sunday, 137 

March 2V. Sentence of dame Gerritse ; fined 12 guilders and costs, 138 

March 31. *Pass to James Mills to sojourn in New Amsterdam for 10 days on 
his private business ; granted pursuant to the agreement with capt. 
John Scott, 138 

March 31. Petition. Tiraotheus Gabry praying payment of a debt due by the 

government, 139 

April 3. Appointment. Magistrates for Fort Orange, 140 

April 3. Appointment. Magistrates for Wiltwyck and for Bushwick, 141 

April 3. Order for the survey of the valley in dispute between Govert Loocker- 
raans and Burger Jorissen, " one of the oldest inhabitants there," 
and its division between them (see p. 136), 142 

April 3. Petition. Hendrick Jansen from Utrecht, a cadet, praying an in- 
crease of pay or his discharge ; pay increased, 143 

April 1. Writ. Summoning the several towns to send delegates to a general 

assembly to be held on the 10th instant, 145 

April 1. Order. The court messenger to notify the delegates of the several 

Dutch towns to be in attendance at 9 o'clock, 146 

April 10. Address of the delegates to the director and council, 147 

April 11. Answer of the director and council to the above address, bisli'J 

April 12. Address of the delegates to the director and council; explain the 

purport of their first address and solicit information, 153 

April 12. Answer of the director-general to the second address of the dele- 
gates, 155 

April 12. Message. Director and council to the delegates, asking a categorical 

answer to sundry questions, 157 

April 15. Address of the delegates to the director and council, for permission 
to petition the West India Company and the States-General for 
protection and for redress of divers grievances, and to send agents 
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April 15. Points submitted by the director and council for tlie consideration 

of the above assembly, 167 

Ajn'll 17. Order on the petition of Sander Leendertsen Glen, William Teller 
.and Harmcn Vcdder, directing a survey of the land and Iiouse lot 
. belonging to each person in the hamlet called Schanheglitcde 1C9 

'April 17. Certificate. Manumission of Domingo Angola and M.aykie, his wife, 

late slaves in the company's service, 170 

April 17. Petition. Isaac Gerritse Schaep, commander of the sliip Statyn, 

j)raying leave to proceed on his voyage to Holland, 171 

April 17. Order on the above petition ; papers shall be made out on the expii-a- 
tion of the time fixed therefor, after notice of time of sailing has 
been given, 172 

March 26. Petition. Otto Jansen, soldier, praying payment of surgeon Van 
Imburgh's bill for attendance on him during a severe tit of sick- 
ness, contracted in the Esopus campaign, 1 73 

March 26. Certificate. Ensign Nyssen and Mattheus Capito to the expenses 

incurred by the above soldier in his sickness, 1 75 

April 1 7. Order to pay the surgeon's bill for the above, 176 

April 17. Order. Confirming an attachment levied by Fredrick Philipse on 

money due Cornells Barentse Slecht, 176 

April 21. Instruction for the clerk of the inferior court of justice at Wiltvryck, 177 

April 21. Summons. Delegates of the several Dutch towns to meet again in 

general assembly on the 22d iust., 181 

April 22. Speech. Director Stuyvesant to the above meeting of delegates, . . 183 

March 13. Petition. Inhabitants of Fort Orange (names annexed), praying 
that citizens of Manhattan may not be allowed to sell by retail in 
the town of Beverwyck, 187 

March 20. Order. Court at Fort Orange referring the above petition to the 

director and council, 189 

Petition. Delegates from Fort Orange and Beverwyck in support 
of the above petition, 191 

April 22. Ordinance. Against non-residents selling by retail at Fort Orange 

or Beverwyck, 193 

March 25. Protest. Jeremiah van Renselaer against any grant of lands or 

islands within the colonic of Renselaerswyck, 195 

Jan. 17. Indian deed to Jan Toraassen and Volckert Jansen of a tract of land 
on the east bank of Hudson's river, east of and including Aepje's 
or Mohican's island (Schodack), 1 97 

Jan. 24. Notice. From the court of Renselaerswyck to the above parties, 

that their purchase is null and void, 198 

Jan. 26. Certificate. Service on the above psirties of the preceding notice of 

protest, 199 

April 25. Letter. Director and council to Jan Tomassen and Volckert Jansen, 
New Amsterdam, notifying theni to abstain from settling on the above land until 

the limits of the colonic of Renselaerswyck be determined, 200 



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April 25. Petition. Thomas Chambers and Gysbcrt van Iinl)roch, delegates, 

praying amendments to the charter of Wiltwyck, 203 

April 25. Answer to the above petition, granting in part the amendments 

requested, 205 

April 25. Petition. Ponlus Cornelissen and Jan Cornelissen van der ITeyden, 
agents of Marietje Meynderts, widow of Jan Barents Wemp, 
praying that the creditors of said estate may be ordered to refund 
the proceeds of sales of certain property at Esopus, sold by them 
though mortgaged to said Wemp, 207 

April 25. Order. Magistrates of Wiltwyck to inquire into the above affair, 

meanwhile to take the money into the custody of the court, 209 

April 26. Minute. Attendance of Oratum, chief of Ilackingsacky and others, 
to explain the circumstances attending the murder of Mattys 
Roelofsen, gunner, by a Wappinger Indian, 211 

May 10. Resolution to draw a bill of exchange on the W. I. Company, to 

r.aise money sufficient for one month's pay to the soldiers, 214 

May 12. Sentence. Jan Willemsen van Iselsieyn, commonly called Jan of 
Leyden, for expressing abusive language, and writing an insolent 
letter to the magistrates of Bushwyck ; that he be fastened to a 
stake at the place of public execution, with a bridle in his mouth, 
rods under his arm, and a paper on his breast with .in inscrip- 
tion — " Lampoon writer, F.alse accuser and Defamer of its magis- 
trates," and afterwards banished, with costs, 215 

May 12. Sentence. William Jansen Traphagen of Lemgo, for being the 
bearer of the above insolent letter to the magistrates of Bushwick, 
and using very indecent language tow'ards them ; to be tied to a 
stake as above, with a paper on his breast inscribed, " Lami)oon 
carrier," and then to be banished, with costs, 216. 

M.ay 14. Petition. Jan Tomassen and Volckert Jansen pr.aying that they 
may be protected in the right to the land of Schotack, which 
they purchased, and for which they have a patent (see p. 195, 
197, 200), 219 

May 20. Order. Surveyor-general to Lay out the lands of Schanheghtede, . . 221 

May 26. Permit. Jan van Bommel to erect a water mill near Ilogs' island, 

with exclusive right for three years, 222 

May 29. Petition. Jacob Leondertsen van der Grist, of Brooklyn, for permis- 
sion to make a surrender of his property for the benefit of his 
creditors (named) ; rejected, 223 

May 29. Grant of a piece of land near Bergen to Arent Laurensen, 224 

May 29. Judgment against Adriaen Cornelissen beyond the Fresh water 
(Manhattans) for a horse, which he contracted to exchange with 
Gerrit Uendricks for an ox, 224 

May 29. Petition. Inhabitants of Gouwanis and Manhattans (named), for 
permission to clean out the kill at the end of Fredrick Lubbertsen's 
land, and near Red hook (Brooklyn), so as to render it navigable 
to Gouwanis and the mill, and relieve them of the necessity of 
going around the Red hook ; granted, 225 

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May 29. Notice to farmers at Brooklyn to pay their aiTears of tenths on pain 

of execution, 226 

M.ay 29. Conditions on which the director and council propose to sell a lot of 

male and female negroes to the highest bidder, 227 

May 29. Names of the purchasers of the abovemcntioned negroes, 228 

May 29. Proclamation for a day of general thanksgiving, on account of the 

peace with the Esopus Indians, 231 

May 31. Circular communicating the above proclamation to the magistrates 

throughout the province, 232 

May 31. Contract with Thomas Willott for a quantity of beef and pork, pay- 
able in negroes, 232 

June 5. Petition. Paulus Heilridder for employment, 233 

May 31. Extracts of divers letters from Virginia, giving notice of an intended 

attack by a privateer on Dutch vessels from the Manhattans, .... 235 

June 6. Order. Magistrates of New Utrecht to have a watch for the above 
privateer (Downeman) and to send word should he be seen off the 
coast, 237, 238 

June 23. Ordinance. For the better regulating and maintaining of fences on 

Manhattan island, and for the appointment of fence viewers, .... 239 

June 23. Ordinance. For the better regulating of the trade with Indians,.. 241 

June 23. Names of Indian tr.aders to whom the .above was communicated, . . 242 

June 24. Letter. Director and council to the burgomasters, &c., of New 
fori Amsterdam. Amsterdam, transmitting the above ordinance with orders for its 

publication, 243 

July 3. Minute of the attendance of the burgomasters of New Amsterdam 
on the council, inquiring whether inhabitants of New Amstel are 
to be permitted to trade with strangers and Indians at the Man- 
hattans, whilst such trade is forbidden at New Amstel to mer- 
chants from the Manhattans, 245 

July 3. Order. Merchants from the South river who desire to carry on 

trade at New Amsterdam must take out citizenship, 246 

July 3. Judgment against Severyn Laurensen for permitting persons to 

play at nine pins on his premises on Sundaj', 248 

July 3. Petition. Jan J.ansen from Brestee, guardian of the orphan children 
of Adri.ien Pietersen from Alkmacr, pr.aying compensation for 
part of a lot at the Marketfield, New Amsterdam; referred to the 
burgomasters with instructions, 249 

July 8. Minute. Information furnished to director Stnyvesant by Thomas 
Willett, of the receipt of news at Boston of the sailing of an Eng- 
lish fleet for the reduction of New Netherland, with one "Nicies" 
on board who has been appointed governor, 251 

July 8. Resolution of the council, &c., on the above intelligence, 252 

July 4. Commission. William Beeckman to be commissary at the Esopus, 255 

July 4. Instructions for said William Beeckman, 257 



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July 4. Order on the complaint of Jan Cornelisson de Hycke against the 

sheriff" of Bergen, , 209 

July 8. Proposal of Scwcckenamo, one of the chiefs of the Esopus Indians, 
requesting that a supply of provisions be sent to their country 
beyond Haverstraw, &c., 261 

July 8. Resolution of the burgomasters to put the city of New Amsterdam 

in a st.ite of defense, 262 

May 27. Petition. Philip Petersen Schuyler and Goosen Gerritsen, for le.ave 
to purchase the Half Moon from the Moliegans, in order to pre- 
vent the purchase of it by those of Connecticut; granted, 263 

July 1. Petition. Hendrick Iluygcn and others for a remission of export 
duties on a cargo of furs, duty having been paid on them already 
at the South river, 265 

July 11. Order thereupon ; duties to be again paid at the Manhatt.ans subject 

to the decision of the authorities in Holland, 266 

June 20. Petitions. Thomas Powel, Tennis Abrahamsen, and others of 
Beverwyck, for permission to purchase a parcel of land between 
Kinderhook and Neutenliook, 267, 268 

July 10. License to purchase said land from the Indians, 269 

July 14. Declaration of two Indians as to where they obtained brandy, 272 

July 16. Minute. Application of the burgomasters and schepens of New 
Amsterdiim for the delivery to the city sheriff of the body of 
Hendrick Jansen, smith, who committed suicide by hanging him- 
self at tlio C.alckhook, and of their claim to the exclusive jurisdic- 
tion of the city shcriii" over all persons who might connnit man- 
slaughter within the city limits, 273 

July 14. Order. Granting the first part of the above request, and postpoii- 

ing the other part to a future time, 273 

July 16. Letter. Burgomasters and schepens to director and council, corn- 
New Amsterdam, municating for approval their sentence on the above suicide,. . . . 275 

July 16. Approval of the said sentence, 277 

July 1 7. Appointment. Sybrant Cornelissen from Flensburgh to be assistant 
surgeon, and to be employed in shaving, bleeding and administer- 
ing medicines to the soldiers, 278 

July 17. Petition. Rev. Henricus Selyns for his dismissal from the churches 
at the Bouwery and Breuckelen, and for leave to return to Hol- 
land ; rev. Samuel Megapolensis, M. D., about to arrive, can fill 
his place ; granted, 279 

July 17. Ordinance. For the more careful navigation of the North river by 

sloop captains, 280 

July 24. Examination of Edward Wels on a charge of having publicly asserted 
that Long island was the King's territory, and that this place 
(New Amsterdam) would soon become so, 281 

July 24. Complaint. Fiscal against Edward Willes for having uttered the 

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July 24. Minute. Communication to Thomas Willot of compl.nints presented 
by tlie Mohawks against tlie Northern Indians, for transmission 
to Boston, 284 

July 24. Order for a stay of execution issued by the city court against 

Walewyn van der Veen, at the suit of Alichael Tadens, 284 

July 2G. Petition. Edward Welsh (sic) for pardon (see pp. 281, 283), 285 

July 26. Sentence of the aforesaid Welsh. To be conducted to the place of 
public execution, there tied to a st.ake, and a bridle put in his 
mouth, and to have a paper fastened to his breast, inscribed with 
the words, " Disturber of the public jjcace," and to pay costs ; the 
above sentence was commuted to the payment of a fine of 100 
guilders ($40), 286 

Aug. 18. Libel against. sundry articles seized on board the ship St. Jacob,. . . 287 

Aug. 21. Petition. Anneke Adriacns for a dissolution of her marriage with 
Aert Pietersen Tack (of Ilaerlem), who afterwards married 
another woman in Holland, 201 

Aug. 21. Application. Fiscal for the dissolution of the above m.arriage, 293 

Auo-. 27. Information of English intrigues with the Esopus Indians, 296 

Auf. 28. * Petition. John Laurence, burgher of New Amsterdam, to be 
allowed to remain neutral in the impending conflict with the 
English, 297 

Aw. 29. Order. Commanding officer at the Esopus to bring down the mili- 
tary under his command to New Amsterdam, as the English fleet 
cast anchor yesterday at Nayack, 299 

Auo-. 30. Certificate of the landing at New Amsterdam, on the 14th August, 
of 290 slaves (153 men and 137 women) from the ship Gideon, on 
account of the W. I. Company, 301 

Aug. 30. Decl.aration of two of the crew of the St. Jacob that they, while in 
their boat oft" New LTtrecht, had been chased and fired at by an 
English boat, , 303 

Sept. 1. Order to pay Jan Jansen van St. Obyn for piloting the ship Gideon, 307 

Sept. 1. Letter. Director Stuy\-esant to (colonel Nicolls), acknowledging 
New Amsterdam, receipt of a letter from him by the hands of captain William Hill, 

Robert Needham and Matthew Nicolls, and promising an answer, 308 

Sept. 1. Minute. Application of the burgomasters of New Amsterdam for 

a copy of the above letter ; refused, 309 

Sept. 1. Minute. Attendance in council of a delegation from the burghers 
of New Amsterdam, demanding copy of col. Nicolls' letter, or the 
letter itself, 311 

Sept. 2. Minute. Application by the burgomasters of New Amsterdam, for 
communication of the contents of a letter from gov. Winthrop to 
the director-general ; of the latter's jjeremptory refusal ; of his 
having torn said letter in pieces, and of the burgomasters' protest, 311 

Sept. 2. Minute. That the burgomasters demanded communication of the 

answer to the letter to the commanders of the English fleet, 313 



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Sept. 2. Protest of the cnptain of the sliip Gideon against director Stny- 
vesant, for refusing to allow him to depart with his vessel from 
New Amsterdam, 313 

Sept. 4. Petition. Ascento Angola, Christopher Santorae, Peter Petersen 
Criolie, Anthony Criolie, Lewis Guinea, Jan Guinea, Solomon 
Peterson Criolie and Basje Pietersen, half slaves, praying to be 
manumitted and made entirely free ; granted, 317 

Sept. 16. Commission. Simon Cornelisen Gilde, captain of the ship Gideon, 
and ensign Nyssen to command the troops returning to Holland 
in said vessel, 323 

Oct. 20. Appointment. Nicolas Bayard as assistant to Cornelis van Ruyven, 

late receiver-general, in making up the company's books, &c.,. . . 325 

Dec. ii". Certificate. That the slaves named on p. 317 had been fully eman- 
cipated and made free, 327 

1665. 

April ^f . Certificate. That sundry grants of land, near Stuy vesant's bouwery, 
had been made in the years 1659 and 1660 tx> divers negroes ; with 
the names of said negroes and a description of their lands, 329 



YOLUME XI 

CORRESPOTSTDENCE. 



(1G46.) Letter. Directors of the W. I. Company at Amsterdam to (direc- 
Amsteidam. tor Stuyvcsaut) ; samples of minerals from N. Netherland ; peace 

with the Indians ; handsome villages and buildings around fort 
Amsterdam ; English to be permitted to settle in N. N., but their 
magistrates to be appointed by the director ; iron mine on Staten 
island ; English trading house near Fort Orange ; more negroes to 

be sent to N. Netherland, &c., 1 

1647. 
June 25. * Letter. Director Stuy^'esant to John Winthrop, governor of Mas- 
New Amsterdam, sachusctts ; claims the country between the Connecticut and Dela- 
ware rivers ; proposes the reference of disputed matters to indiffer- 
ent persons, 2 

Aug. 17. * Letter. Governor Winthrop to director Stuyvesant in answer; 
Boston. sick ; his letter laid before the commissioners of the United 

Colonies, 2 

Aug. 17. * Letter. Commissioners of the United Colonies to director Stuy- 
Boston. vesant ; congratulate his arrival ; complain of Dutch selling guns, 

&c., to Indians, and of the Dutch tariff; information required, ... 2 

[In Hazard's State Papers, II, 97.] 

Aug. 3. * Letter. William Bradford, governor of New Plymouth, to direc- 
Boston. tor Stuyvesant ; congratulates his arrival ; Thomas Willet and 

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July 1. *Lettei'. John Coggcshall, president of Rhode island, to director 
Newport. Stuyvesant ; congratulation ; Dutch tariff, »fcc., 3 

Nov. 2. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to Jeremy Clarke, president of Rhode 
New Amsterdam, island ; in answer, 3 

June 19. *Letter. Governor Eaton to director Stuyvesant ; congratulation; 
Newhaven. rendition of fugitives, &c., 3 

[In New Haven Col. Rec, 1638-1649, p. 507.] 

Oct. 8. * Letter. Gov. Eaton to director Stuyvesant ; criminations ; Dutch 
Newhaven. right to Connecticut river, &c., denied ; seizure of a ship at New 

Haven by the Dutch ; protest, 3 

[In New Haven Col. Rec, 1638-1G49, p. 509.] 

Oct. 15. * Letter. Gov. Eaton to director Stuyvesant ; protest repeated, ... . 4 

Newhaven. [In N. Haven Col. Rec, supra, p. 509.] 

(No date.) * Letter. Stephen Goodyeai', dep. gov. of New Haven, to director 

Stuyvesant ; excitement on the seizure of the ship, 4 

[In N. Haven Col. Rec, supra, p. 511.] 

Nov. 13. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to gov. Eaton, exjilanatory of his 

New Amsterdam. pOsition, &C., 4 

[In N. Haven Col. Roc, supra, 512.] 

Nov. 13. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to dep. gov. Goodyear, of New Haven 

New Amsterdam, in answer to his of , 4 

[In N. Haven Col. Rec, supra, 513.] 

Sept. 17. *Letter. Gov. Winthrop to director Stuyvesant ; requests rendition 
Boston. of fugitives from justice, 5 

Nov. 15. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to gov. Winthrop ; complaints .against 

New Amsterdam. NeW Haven, 5 

Nov. 16. * Letter. Gov. Eaton to director Stuyves.ant; vindicates English 
Newhaven. title to New Haven ; recriminations ; cutting out tlie Dutch ship ; 

exciting Indians, &c., 5 

[In N. Haven Col. Rec, supra, 514.] 

Nov. 22. *Letter. Dep. gov. Goodyear to director Stuyvesant; sends pro- 
Newhaven. visions according to contract ; offers of service, 6 

Dec. 16. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to dep. gov. Goodyear, in answer to 
New Amsterdam, gov. Eaton's of November 16 ; vindication of his conduct, 6 

[In N. Haven Col. Rec, supra, 520.] 

Nov. 24. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to Sir William Berteley, Kt., gov. of 
New Amsterdam. Virginia ; offers of mutual commerce ; presents a horse of the 

Sjianish breed, , 6 

1648. 
Feb. 12. * Letter. Gov. Winthrop to director Stuyvesant; offers of good 
Boston. service in the difficulties between the Dutch and New Haven, .... 6 

April 3. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to gov. Winthrop ; defends himself 

New Amsterdam, against the charges of inciting the Indians ; endeavors to make 

peace between the Mohawks and English, &c., 

May 24. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to gov. Winthrop ; proposes a union 
New Amsterdam, offensive and defensive, and a meeting at Connecticut, 7 



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1648. PAGE. 

May 24. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to gov. Bradford ; invites him to meet 
New Amsterdam, gov. Wiiithrop and liimself at Connecticut, 7 

May 26. * Letter. Gov. Winthrop to director Stuyvesant ; is willing to sec- 
Boston, ond his eftbrts for a more intimate union, 7 

May 29. * Letter. Gov. Winthrop to director Stuyvesant, in answer to his 
Boston. of 3 April, 1 

July 26. * Letter. Gov. Winthrop to director Stuyvesant ; commissioners 
Boston. unable to meet at Connecticut in September ; proposes next June, 7 

Aug. 26. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to gov. Winthrop ; requests that 
New Amsterdam, matters may remain in statu qico until regularly settled, 7 

May 28. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to gov. Eaton ; requests evidence of 
New Amsterdam. Govcrt Loockcrman's efforts to instigate the Indians against the 

English, &c., 8 

[In N. Haven CoL Rec, 1638-1649, p. 522.] 

May 31. * Letter. Gov. Eaton to director Stuyvesant ; evidence of intrigues 

Newhaven. of Dutch traders among the Indians, &c., 8 

[In N. Ilaveu Col. Rec, supra, 523 ] 

June 20. * Letter. Gov. Eaton to director Stuyvesant; asks safeguard for 
Newhaven. Mr. Westerhouse to visit the Manhattans, 8 

[In N. Haven Col. Rec, supra, 525.] 

July 8. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to gov. Eaton; respecting the pro- 
New Amsterdam, posed meeting at Connecticut, 8 

[In N. Haven Col. Rec, supra, 526.] 

Aug. 4. * Letter. Gov. Eaton to director Stuyvesant ; postponement of the 
Newbaven. proposed meeting until next year, 9 

[In N. Haven Col. Rec, supra, 527.] 

Aug. 20. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to gov. Eaton ; requests that matters 
New Amsterdam, may remain in statu quo; Westerhouse sells guns for Indian trade ; 

James Turner and James Ilallet, fugitives, demanded, 9 

[In N. Haven Col. Rec, stipra, 527.] 

Oct. 9. * Letter. Gov. Eaton to director Stuyvesant ; rendition of Turner, 
Newhaven. Westerhouse, &c., 9 

[In N. Haven Col. Rec, supra, 528.] 

Sept. 16. * Letter. Commissioners of the United Colonies to director Stuy- 
New Plymouth. vesant ; sale of guns, &c., to Mohawks ; duties at the Manhattans ; 
Westerhouse ; restrictions on Dutch trade in N. England ports in 
retaliation for like at Manhattans, &c., 9 

[In Hazard's State papers II, 102; N. Y. Hist. CoL, I, 202.] 

(No date.) * Letter. Director Stuy^'esant to the commissioners of the New 

New Amsterdam. England colonies, in answer to the preceding, 9 

1649. 
April 11. * Letter. Gov. Eaton to director Stuyvesant; proposes a meeting 
Newhaven. with commissioners, at Boston, in the summer ; death of gov. 

Winthrop, 10 

[In N. Haven Col. Rec, sujira, 530.] 

May 4. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to gov. Eaton ; objects to Boston ; 
New Amsterdam, prefers Connecticut; proposes to visit New Haven, 10 

[In N. Haven Col. Rec, siiprn, 531.] 



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April 30. 

Kewhaven. 

May 26. 

New Amsterdam. 

June. 

Graresend, L. I. 



(No date.) 

New Amsterdam, 

(No date.) 

New Amsterdam, 

June 

Newhaven. 



7. 



July 2. 

New Amsterdam. 

1648. 
April 1. 

Amsterdam. 



April 28. 

Hague. 



May 19. 

Hague. 



CORRESPONDENCE. 
• PAGE. 

* Letter. Gov. Eaton to director Stuy vesant ; harbor regulations at 

Manhattans ; declines his visit to New Haven, 10 

[la N. Haven Col. Rec, 163S-1649, p. 532.] 

* Letter. Director Stuyvesant to gov. Eaton ; customs .and harbor 

regulations at Manhattans, &c., 11 

[In N. Haven Col. Rec, stq^ra, SS.'?.] 

* Letter. Director Stuyvesant to John Endecott, governor of Mas- 

sachusetts ; congratulates liim on his election ; objects to a proposed 
English colony at the Delaware river, which he claims for the 
Dutch, 11 

* Letter. Director Stuyvesant to gov. Bradford, on the same sub- 

ject as the preceding, 11 

* Letter. Director Stuyvesant to major-gen. Gibbons of Boston, on 

. the same subject, 11 

* Letter. Gov. Eaton to Director Stuyvesant ; vindicates the English 

right to the Delaware ; customs at the Manhattans, 11 

[In N. Haven Col. Rec, supra, 534.] 

* Letter. Director Stuyvesant to gov. Eaton ; is determined to 

. maintain the Dutch right to the Delaware, 11 

[In N. Haven Col. Rec, szipra, 535.] 

Letter. Directors at Amsterdam to director Stuyvesant ; ship 
Princess lost, with 81 souls, including ex-director Kieft, rev. Mr. 
Bogardus, and fiscal Van der Hoyckens ; lenient policy towards 
the Indians recommended ; New Netherland under the chamber 
at Amsterdam exclusively ; New Netherland vessels to trade to 
Brazil and Angola, and return with negroes ; disorders in the 
church ; rev. Mr. Backer ; rev. Mr. IVIeg.apolensis ; Forrester, 
governor of Long island, sent to Holland ; Cornells Melyn, 
Jochem Pietersen (Kuytcr) and others, complain to the States- 
General ; Jan van Hardenburgh ; Van Twiller, 12 

Letter. States-General to the director and council of New Nether- 
land ; an appeal granted to Kuytcr and Melyn from a sentence 
pronounced against them 25th July, 1647 (see vol. 4, 321, 323), 
with arrest of judgment, and leave to return to and reside in New 

Netherland unmolested, 13 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, I, 249.] 

Letter. "William, prince of Orange, to director Stuyvesant, to the 
same purport as the preceding, 13 



1649. 
Jan. 27. Letter. 



Directors to Stuyvesant ; censured for meddling in Kieft's 



Amsterdam. 



Feb. 26, 

Hempstead. 



affairs ; summoned to sustain his sentence against Kuyter and 
Melyn ; Swedish Virginia ; Prince Ilenrick or Delaw.are river ; 
boundaries ; English claim from Canada to Florida ; revolution in 
England ; Rensselaerswyck ; Fort Orange ; fiscal Van Dyck's com- 
plaints; rev.Backerusand Megapolensis; iron mines; Cura9ao, «fcc., 

* Letter. Thomas Topping, Richard Gildersleeve and others, depu- 
ties, to director Stuyvesant ; promise to send an answer shortly to 
his proposals, 15 



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CORRESPONDENCE. 
1649. PAGE. 

March 20. * Letter. Director Stuy vesaiit to the town of Hempstead, in regard 
New Amsterdam, to thc abovc mentioned deputies, 15 

Sept. 18. * Letter. Robert Heusted and others to director Stuy vesant ; Stani- 
Gieenwich. ford ; Tobias Feaks ; Mr. Hallet, IG 

Nov. 12. * Letter. President Chirk of Rhode Island, to captain Newton, 
Newport. respecting the seizure and sale of a vessel there, 17 

1G50. 

Feb. 16. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; peace with Spain to be pro- 
Amsterdam. claimed; Curagao ; rev. JMegapolensis ; schoolmaster sent out; 

remon-stranec from New Netherland ; Melyn and Van Twiller 
endeavoring to deprive the company of that country ; rev. I3ack- 
erus ; Van der Donck ; conflict between Rensehierswyck and Fort 
Orange ; latter erected 15 years before the former ; free navigation 
of tlie North river to be enfoi-ced ; Aug. Hermans ; eftbrts of the 
delegates from New Netherland ; increased interest awakened 
towards that country; abuses in land granting; Staten island; 
bouweries at the Mahattans; secretary Van Tienhoven; boundaries, 18 

March 1. * Petition. Richard Denton, .John Carman and others of Hemp- 
Marshpaeue. Stead, against the slieritf of Fhishing, 19 

April 15. Letter. Directors to director Stuyvesant ; result of the remonstrance 
Amsterdam. from New Netherland ; rev. Megapolensis' tract on confession ; 
schoolmaster ; surgeon Kierstede ; boundary ; English ; flight of 
Charles I. ; emigration, 20 

July 24. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; delegates from New Netherland ; 

Amsterdam. alarm of the Amsterdam cliamber; emigration; Pavonia; bound- 
aries; Dutch ambassador to the Parliament; Melyn; Van der 
Donck, 22 

Sept. 22. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; smuggling through Virginia ; Van 
Amsterdam. der Douck ; Melyn, 23 

* Orders agreed upon by and with consent of the inhabitants of 

Gravesend, at several times, 24 

1651. 
Jan. 9. * Letter. Geo. Baxter to director Stuy ves.ant with the above, and 
Gravesend. requesting him not to approve the persons chosen by the town 

for magistrates at the recent election, 24 

Jan. 27. * Letter. Stei^hen Goodyear to director Stuyvesant; private busi- 

Newhaven. nCSS, 25 

Feb. 24. * Letter. Agnes and Edward Grace to , respecting the 

London. aflairs of George Grace who died in America, 26 

Account of sundries received by Jan Jansen Huyssen, commander at 
Bonayre, 27 

March 2. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, informing him that they would 
Amsterdam. Write to him at large by the ne.\t ships, 29 

March 21. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; send letters to the people of New 
Amsterdam. Netlieiland, warning them against thc late delegates to Holland; 

Melyn's unfounded reports ; abuses in land granting; V.an Twil- 
ler's extra\'.agant grants to himself and others ; Long island ; Rari- 
tans; Kill van Koll; boundaries ; Katskill ; Rensselaersstein ; pre- 
tensions of Van Renselaer's agent ; right of the company to P'ort 
35 



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Orange ; free n.ivigation of the rivers ; baron Van der Capelle's 
proposed colonie ; rev. Megapolensis' tract ; emigration ; Mohawk 
invasion of Canada ; French prisoners ; Van Twiller ; emigration 
to Curasao; samples of indigo promised ; Stuyvesant purchases a 
bouwery from the company ; deed sent (see vol. 3, p. 87), 29 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; complaints against ship ca])tains 
smuggling to be prevented, 30 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, with letters, invoices and other 
papers, left behind by sailing vessels, 31 

* Letter. Richard Denton to director Stuyvesant, complaining that 

Mr. Carman will not pay him, 32 

* Notice. Mr. More, master of the ketch Sara, not to trade at the 

Delaware without license, 33, 34 

* Permit. Mr. Evans to trade at the Delaware, 34 

* Letter. (Director Stuyvesant) to ; news from Europe; 

prospect of a settlement of all difterences between England and 
Holland, 35 

* Letter. (Director Stuyvesant to the gov. of Massachusetts) ; met 
the commissioners of United Colonies at Hartford last j^ear ; Eng- 
lish claim the Delaware river ; a vessel and settlers from New 
Haven, under Robert Crane and lieut. Seely, stojaped on the way 
thither ; explanation, 36 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; Van Tienlioven returns to N. Neth- 
erland ; Dyckman ; goods imported in vessels of English Colonies 
to pay a duty, but to be exported free, 37 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; Van Tienhoven confirmed as 
receiver-general ; tenths to be collected, 38 

* Letter. Sheriff LTnderhill to director Stuyvesant, respecting an 

.attachment of money belonging to Jonas Wood in the h.ands of 
Thomas Laurence, and the arrest of said Laurence at New Haven 
at the suit of Wood, 39 

Resolution of the Amsterdam chamber of the W. I. Company, order- 
ing the director of N. Netherland to settle an account of Wouter 
van Twiller, 40 



March 22. 

.Amsterdam. 

April 1 . 

Amsterdam. 

April 18. 

MiddleboiTough. 

April 21. 

(No date.) 
(No date.) 

New Amsterdam. 

(No date.) 

New Amsterdam. 



April 26. 

Amsterdam. 

April 26. 

Amsterdam. 

Aug. 24, 

flushing. 



Nov. 23. 

1652. 
Feb. 25. 

Newhaven. 

March 26. 



* Letter. Stephen Goodyeare to director Stuyvesant, on the subject 
of a supply of provisions, and requesting despatch of Isaac AUerton, 41 

Notari.al copy of an affidavit of Michel Bergier, that Cornells Melyn 
traded at Rhode island on his voyage to N. Netherland, that 
he afterwards landed articles of contraband at Staten ' isl.and, 
where he fortified his house and maintained a guard of Raritan 
Indians, 42 

March 26. Notarial copy of an affidavit of the rev. Wilhelmus Grasmeer, late 
minister of the Gospel in New Netherland, that Cornells Melyn 
incited the N.ayack and other Indians against director Stuyvesant, 
who was obliged, in consequence, to be attended by an armed 
guard whenever he went abroad ; also, that the N.ayack Indians, 
being excited by such reports, beh.aved very insolently towards 
the inhabitants of Gravesend, 43 



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CORRESPONDENCE. 

1652. PAGE. 

Feb. 13. Repvesentation of tlio directors of tlio Amsterdam cliamber of the 
W. I. Coinjiany to the burgomasters and regents of Amster<hini, 
on various points respecting the jirovince of New Netherland ; 
Indians ; Englisli ; N. Netlierland delegates ; Van Dincklagen and 
Melyn ; notary Schelluyne, &c., 44 

Feb. 15. Resolution of the common council ( Vroedschap), of Amsterdam, 

tliereupon, 45 

(No date.) Contract between the director and council of New Netherland and 

-; , to import a cargo of slaves from Africa into that 

province, 45 

March 18. Letter. (Cornelis van Werckhoven) to , entering a caveat 

Uti-echt. against the grant of the Raritan country to baron Van der Capelle, 40 

(No date.) Letter. Baron Van der Capelle to Cornelis van "Werckhoven, inform- 
ing him that he had purchased the Raritan country, and requesting 

him to locate his colonies elsewhere, 47 

1651. 

Nov. 1. Entry by Cornelis van Werckhoven at the chamber of Amsterdam, 

for two colonies, one at the Nevesing and the other at Tappan, . . 48 

Nov. 7. Grant to Cornelis van Werckhoven of the above mentioned colonies, 48 
1652. 

Feb. 19. Petition of Geraert van der Voorde, Isaac Melyn and others, merch- 
ants of Amsterdam, to the directors of the W. I. Company, pray- 
ing the restitution of the proceeds of a cargo of goods shipped by 
them to New Netherland and there confiscated, with order there- 
upon, 49 

March 13. Notarial copy of a bond dated 10th August, 1050, by Daniel 
Michielsen, commander of the ship Fortune, to sail direct with his 

cargo to the Manhattans, 50, 51 

1050. 

Aug. 9. Invoice of the cargo of the above ship, 52 

1652. 

April 4. Letter. Directors to Stuyvcsant ; ad(b'ess letters to the colonists ; 

Amsterdam. proclamation against traffic in munitions of war; proposed league 

with the English ag.ainst Indians ; colonists allowed to import 
negroes into New Netherland ; children to be sent thither from 
orphan asylums ; English privateers seize Dutch ships ; repris.als ; 
New Netherland bureau established ; cheeks for abuses in land 
granting; part of Statcn island sold; conliicts between the pur- 
chases of baron Van der Capelle and Mr. Van Werckhoven at 
the Raritan ; New Amsterdam incorporated ; public school, Jan 
La Mont.agne princijial ; case of the shij) New Netherland Fortune ; 
war between the Mohawks and Canada Indians ; Fort Orange ; 
Van Twiller ; sheep ; South river ; forts Nassau and Casiniir ; 
Hartford treaty; boundary; rev. S. Drisius; rev. Mr. Grasmeer, . 53 

April 4. Duplicate of the preceding letter, 54 

April 4. Letter. Directors to the commonalty at the Manathans; conces- 
Amsterdam. sions ; emigration ; orphans ; direct trade to Africa for slaves per- 
mitted, 55 



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CORRESPONDENCE. 
1651. PAGE. 

April 4. Letter. Directors to the magistrates of Hempstead and Gravesend, 
Amsterdam. ill answer to tlioirs of2.5tli Se])tember, 1651 ; same pnrport as the 

preceding, 56 

April Petition. Charles Gabry & Co., praying that measures be taken to 
oblige Augustyn Herman to render an account of goods they sent 
him, 57 

Ajjril 8. * Deposition. Thomas Foster, Steplien Hudson and Isaac Bobye, 
as to the language of director Stuyvesant declaring the election 
at Hempstead illegal, 58 

April 17. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, informing him that the States- 
Amsterdam. General had reconsidered their resolution recalling him, 59 

April 18. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, instructing him that they had per- 
Arasterdam. iiiittcd the agents of Gerard Smith, Nicolas and Joost van Beeek, 
to select lands for their colonists in New Netherlaiid, and one or 
two lots on the Manhattans, 60 

(No date.) * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to (gov. Endeeott) on hearing of the 
New Amteidam. War between England and Holland ; intended to have met the 
commissioners of the United Colonies at Plymouth ; his reasons 
therefor, 61 

(No date.) * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to (gov. Eaton) ; wishes uninterrupt- 
New Amsterdam, cd pcace in America notwithstanding the war; the English may 

trade at the Manhattans unmolested, 62 

(No date.) Provisional plan for the trade, peopling and advancing of New 
Netherland and the islands of Curasao, Bonaire and Aruba, de- 
pendent thereon, 63 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, I, 3C2.] 

April 27. Resolution of the States-General ordering the return of director 

Stuyvesant to Holland, 64 

[111 N. Y. Col. Doc, I, 471.] 

April 27. Letter. States-Gener.al to the Amsterdam chamber of the W. I. 
Hague. Company, communicating the above resolution, 64 

[In N. Y, Col. Doc, I, 472.] 

April 29. Resolution of the Amsterdam chamber of the AV. I. Company, to 
grant Marcus Ilendricksen Vogelsang, ship carpenter, sufficient 
ground at the Manhattans, in a suitable place, for the erection of 
a shiphouse, stocks and a residence, 65 

May 2. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, inclosing the preceding resolution, 66 

Amsterdam. 

March 4. Resolution. Amsterdam chamber to grant Jacob Baselier 500 
morgens of land on Long island, on condition that he convey 20 
persons thither in the course of a year, 67 

April 9. Resolution. Same to assist Machteltje Martens, wife of Andries 

Barentsen, a soldier, to join her husband in New Netherland,. . . 67 

April 18. Resolution. Same permitting Gerard Smith and Nicolas and Joost 
van Beeck to select, by themselves or agents, as much land in New 
Netherland as they can cultivate {stqnxi, p. 60), 67 

April 18. Resolution. Same to remit to Gillis Verbrugge, Jan van Harden- 

burgh and Wouter van Twiller, an excess of "duties paid by them, 67 



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CORRESPONDENCE. 

1652. . P^^CE. 

April 22. Resolution. Amsterdam Chamber of the W. I. Co. authorizing 

director Stuyvesant to pay Reyer Stoffelsen certain moneys, 07 

April 25. Resolution. Same authorizing a grant to Claes Jansen Backer, of 
land in New Netlierland formerly in the possession of Jan van 
Rotterdam, deceased, provided, tfcc., 67 

April 25. Resolution. Same directing that Adrian Jansen, pilot of the ship 
Tlie Court of CleefF, be not molested for having accidentally shot 
his captain in 1649, 67 

April 29. Duplicate of resolution on p. 65, 67 

May 2. Resolution. Same to grant Hog island (now Manning's island) to 

Francis Fyn, if vacant, and if no special objection intervene,. ... 67 

May 10. Resolution. In consequence of the value of the piece of eight having 
been raised, in New Netherhmd, to 3 guilders ($1.20), a quantity 
of light (dechte) pieces of eight have been sent from Holland to 
that country, &c., 67 

May 10. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, inclosing copy of the resolution in 
Amsterdam. regard to Hog island (supra), ,and informing him that, having 
learned that place was well adapted for fortifications, they referred 
the propriety of making such a grant to him, 68 

May 10. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, inclosing copies of foregoing reso- 
Amsterdam. lutions, and papers in the case of David Provoost, 69 

July 19. * Letter. Stephen Goodyeare to director Stuyvesant ; sends him a 
Newhaven. lot of provisions ; wishes Mr. Allerton satisfied, &o., 70 

Aug. 6. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; boundary ; war imminent ; Indians 
Amsterdam. to be employed against New England should it engage in hostili- 

ties ; fortifications to be strengthened ; letter box for New Neth- 
erland; letters for English settlers to be opened and examined,. . 71 

Nov. 18. Resolution. Amsterdam chamber of the W. I. Company, authorizing 
Gillis Verbrugge & Co. to despatch a vessel to New Netherland 
on certain favorable conditions, 72, 73 

Dee. 7. Explanation of the conditions contained in the above resolution,. . . 72 

Nov. 22. Indian deed to Cornolis van Werckhoven for New Utrecht, L. I.,. . 74 

Dec. 1. Indian deed to Cornells van Werckhoven for the land called Naiecq, 

L. I., 74 

Dec. 13. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; war with England ; abuses in land 
Amsterdam. granting ; Van Werckhoven declines the colonies at Rarit.ans 

and Tappan; settles at Nyack, L. I. ; demand for Dutch shillings 
and fourpenny pieces disapproved ; ship New Netherland Fortune 
attached in Holland; friendship with the English recommended; 
whale, sturgeon and cod fishing to be encour.aged ; mulberry trees 
and silk worms; Jan van Rpuseliier complains of Stuyvesant,. . . 75 

Dec. 9. Protest. Johannes van Renselaer, patroon, against the proceedings 
of Petrus Stuyvesant with regard to the colonic of Renselaers- 

wyck, 76 

1653. 

Jan. 17. Points extracted from the petition of the patroon, &c., of the 
colonic of Renselaerswyck, with the answers of the W. I. Com- 
pany thereto, 77 



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CORRESPONDENCE. 
1653. PAGE. 

Points pi'esented against the patroon and co-directors of Renselaers- 
wyck, 77 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, I, 524.] 

May 7. Letter. Directors to Stuyvcsant ; recommend Jolian de Ilulter, one 
Amsterdam. of the partners of Ilenselaerswyck, who takes out a number of 

colonists, 78 

[May 26.] Petition. Adriaen van derDonck, for permis.sion to return to New 

Netherland, and pledging himself not to meddle in public aflairs, 79 

May 26. Petition. Adriaen van der Donck, stating that several servants 
whom he had sent to New Netherland, refuse to fulfill their obliga- 
tions and praying to be maintamed in his rights, 80 

May 26. Petition. Adriaen van der Donck, praying that he be maintained in 
his possession of the Sawkill granted him iu 1645, and in his lands 
at Paperinemin, called by the Dutch, Spuyt den duyvel, 81 

May 30. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to Richard Bennet, governor of Vir- 
New Amsterdam, giuia, recommending Augustyn Ileermans to his courtesy, 82 

June 6. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; war; Parliament abolished in 
Amsterdam. England; Cromwell establishes another form of government; 
regulations for land granting ; comments on ordinances ; Rense- 
laerswyck ; increase of cattle to be encouraged ; disease among 
sheep in New Netherland ; war between the Mohawks and Canada 
Indians ; trading house 20 (Dutch) miles north of Fort Or.ange 
recommended ; potashery ; brick making ; salt works ; Nicasius 
Silla, first councillor; slave trade to New Netherland; Van Twil- 
ler ; Van der Donck, 83 

June 28. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; appointment of Levinus van Ruy- 
Amsterdam. vcn to a clerkship in secretary's office; instructions in the event of 

the death of the director sent out, 84 

July 24. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; introducing Nicasius Silla first 
Amsterdam, Councillor of New Netherland, 86 

July 24. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; duplicate of that of 6th June; 
Amsterdam. Cornells Ruyven, provincial secretary ; Van der Donck ; Beschry- 

vinge van Nieuwe Nederlandt, 86 

Aug. 21. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, requiring a report on the eonfisca- 
Amsterdam. tion of certain goods imported in the ship St. Michael, 87 

Aug. 18. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; unfriendly disposition of the New 
Amsterdam. England people towards the Dutch ; defeat of the English fleet by 

Van Tromp, and his death, 88 

Sept. 15. Resolution of the West India Company for the encouragement of 

privateering, 89 

Nov. 4. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; negotiations with the burgomas- 
Amsterdam. ters of Amsterdam ; reinforcements ; Swedes at the Soutli river ; 
Parliament's colors hoisted at Flushing, L. I. ; new village on 
Long island near Flushing ; falsehoods of New England ; the sec- 
ond Amboyna tragedy, a scandalous libel, printed ; Renselaers- 
wyck ; non-intercourse with New England ; negotiations with 
Virginia ; Brazil ; Roman Catholics taxed by parliament ; London 
apprentices ; state of England, 90 



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COHRESPONDENCE. 



The Second p.art of the Amboyna Tr.agedy ; or, A true Account of 
a Most Blood}', Trc.ichei-ou.s and Cruel Plot of the Dutch in New 
Netherland, in America, tending to a total Ruin and Massacre of 
the English Colonies in New England. Extracted from divers 
Letters hitely written out of New England to different Merchants 
in London. London : Printed by Thomas Matthews, residing in 

St. Paul's Church Yard, at the Sign of the Cock, 91 

[In O'Callaghan's Hist. New Netherlaiid, 11., 571.] 

* Letter. Magistrates of Gravesend, L. I., to the Amsterdam 
chamber of the W. I. Company ; report on the meeting of dele- 
gates at Middleburgh ; give assurances of loyalty, «fcc., 82 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, II., 158.] 



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1654. 
March 12. 

Amsterdam. 



May 15. 

Uague. 

May 18. 

Amsterdam. 



M.iy 18. 

Amsterdam. 

May 18. 

Amsterdam. 

June 15. 



Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; peace with England ; ordinances 
vetoed and approved ; Renselaerswyck ; V.an Twiller ; return of 
grants of land, and of the conditions, demanded ; Lutherans not 
allowed to call a minister, or to enjoy freedom of worship ; a 
minister for a new village on Long island to be looked up ; Mega- 
polensis ; Drisius ; accounts of the revenue and expenditures of 
New Netherland in arrears for several years, 1 

Letter. States-General to Stuyvesant, inclosing copy of the treaty 
of peace with England, and ordering that the same be observed,. . 2 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; people of New Netherland imwil- 
ling to contribute to the public expenses ; embassy to Virginia ; 
ordinances sent ; Renselaerswyck ; Fort Orange ; block house on 
Long island ; V.an der Donck ; proceedings of the convention of 
1653 censured; advocate Le Bleuw ; concessions to the city of 
New Amsterd.am ; Jochem P. Kuyter, sheritf; answer to Graves- 
end remonstrance (see vol. XI, 92) ; weights and measures ; gov. 
Prints ; peace, 3 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; duplicate of preceding ; children 
to be sent from the alms house to New Netherland ; tobacco the 
principal crop there, 4 

Letter. Directors to the burgomasters and schepens of New Amster- 
dam, with answer to their petition ; affairs of state not their 
province ; to contemplate reforms is worse, 5 

Petition. Toussain Muyssart, complaining of Jan van Wely, Wouter 
v.an Twiller, and Jan van Renselaer, styled patroon of Renselaers- 
wyck, .and pr.ayiug that his case be recommended to the director 
and council of New Netherland (with), 6 



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4 



1650. 
June 14. 



1654. 
[May 18.] 

July 7. 

Amsterdam. 

July 27. 
July 30. 
Nov. 4. 

Amsterdam. 

Nov. 19. 



Nov. 14. 

Gravesend. 

Nov. 16. 

Amsterdam. 

Oct. 16. 
Nov. 16. 
Nov. 23. 

Amsterdam. 

Nov. 23. 

Amsterdam. 



1655. 
April 26. 

Amsterdam. 



May 10. 
May 24. 



Judgment. Court of Holland in the case of Samuel Blonnnaert, 
Johannes de Laet and others against Wouter van Twiller and Jan 
van Weely, executors of Kiliaen van Ilenselaer, 6 

[In N. Y, Col. Doc, I, 40G,] 

Abstract of a letter from the burgomasters and schopens of New 
Amsterdam, with the resolution of the directors of the Amsterdam 
chamber of the W. I. Company thereupon, 6 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; boys and girls sent from the alms 
house to New Netherland, &c., 7 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; duplicate of the preceding, 8 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; encouragement to emigration,. . . 9 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; duplicate of theirs of 4th Novem- 
ber, 1653, 10 

Resolution. Amsterdam chamber of the W. I. Company, permitting 
Jan de Swecrts and Dirck Pietersen Wittepaart to despatch a ship 
to Africa for a cargo of slaves, and to convey the same to New 
Netherland, 11 

* Letter. Sheriff Morris to director Stuyvesant ; answer to an appeal 
of Peter Johnson against him for levying on his personal effects 
for a debt, 12 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; seizure of fort Casimir ; Swedes 
to be expelled from the South river or reduced to subjection ; 
reinforcements, 13 

Accounts of Daniel de Silla, 14 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; duplicate of the preceding letter, 15 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; triplicate of the letter of Novem- 
ber 16, 16 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; Land and horn tax ; farming the 
revenue ; embassy to Virginia ; Renselaerswyck ; Fort Orange ; 
form for patents ; George Baxter ; weights and measures ; rcjjort 
on the title of the Dutch to the South river required ; negotiations 
in England respecting boundaries ; treaty of Hartford ; sheriff of 
New Amsterdam ; Jochem P. Kuyter murdered ; surrender effort 
Casimier ; Brian Newton ; Johan de Decker ; letter box at New 
Amsterdam ; Jean Paul Jaequet ; slaves from Africa to New Neth- 
erland, 17 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesaiit ; Jews ; tax on land, houses and 
cattle ; consent of the people not to be cared for in imposing 
taxes ; tenths ; condition attached to patents ; revenue ; boundary ; 
fort on Long island ; city sheriff; Van Tienhoven complained of; 
rev. Polhemius ; Stuyvesant at Barbadoes ; expedition against the 
Swedes ; emigration, 18 

Resolution. Chamber at Amsterdam permitting Adriaen Blom- 
maert, of the ship New Amsterdam, to make a voyage from New 
Netherland to France, 19 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; immaterial, 20 



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CORRESPONDENCE. 
1655. PAGE. 

May 24. Resolution. Chnmber at Amsterdam .ippointing Fi-cdi-ick de Coninek 

to the command of the shiii Balance {dc Wueg) with instructions, 21 

May 26. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; cliildrcn from the alms house ; 

Amsterdam. Swcdcs ; Brian Newton ; boundaries ; Johan de Deckere ; arrest 

of George Baxter and others ; their seditious papers received in 
Holland; William Brouweractingpreceiitor or comforter of the sick, 22 

May 26. Letter. Directors to burgoma.sters and schepens of New Amster- 
Amsterdam. dam, and the magistrates of the other towns in New Netherland; 

notify them of the imposition of taxes on lands, houses and cattle, 23 

May 27. Letter. Burgomasters and regents of Amsterdam to Stuyvesant; 
Amsieidam. inform him that they send some boys and girls from the alms 

house to New Netherland, 24 

Names and ages of the children who were sent from the Amsterdam 
alms house to New Netherland, 25 

List of 37 papers sent with the preceding letters from the directors 
to Stuyvesant, 26 

May 28. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; instructions in case of his .absence 
Amsieidam. Or death ; orders for the reduction of the Swedes on tlie Delaware, 27 

May 31. Letter. Directors to the council of New Netherland; Stuyvesant 
Amsterdam. embargoed at Barbadoes ; expedition against the Swedes, 28 

July 12. Resolution. Amsterdam chamber approving report on the accounts 

of Peter Lucassen, skipper of the Abraham's Sacrifice, 29 

March 21. Account of the ship Abraham's Sacrifice, certified at Barbadoes by 

director Stuyvesant, 30 

Sept. 25. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; return of the latter ; boundary ; 

Amsterdam. treaty at Hartford not received ; insincerity of the English ; no 

more colonies or patroons to be establislied in New Netherland ; 
"Van der Capelle ; Melyn ; Dincklage ; trade between Boston and 
the Delaware ; members of the council not to assume the title of 
"High Councillors;" letter box ordered to be set up in New 

Amsterdam ; emigrants, 31 

1656. 

Feb. 22. Petition. Cornelis Martensen, complaining of fiscal Van Tienhoven 

for seizing certain wmes aud brandies of his in New Amsterdam, 32 

Feb. 27. Notarial declaration. Jan Ryersen van der Beets respecting the 

above wines, <fcc., •. 33 

Account of Cornelis Martense against the W. I. Company for the 
above liquors, wrongfully seized by fiscal Tienhoven, , . . . . 34 

March 30. * Nomination. Magistrates for the town of Middelborough, L. I., 35 

March 13. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; Jews to h.ave same privileges as in 
Amsterdam. Holland, except religious liberty; expedition against the Swedes 

approved ; Indian raid on New Amsterdam ; relief to the sufterers ; 

Cornelis and Adriaen van Tienhoven dismissed ; Sille, fiscal ; 

Hartford treaty approved by States-General ; encouragement to 

emigrants, 36 

May 14. *Letter. John Tilton, town clerk, to director Stuyvesant, in answer 
Gravescnd. to a Complaint of Anthony Johnson respecting intrusion on his 

lands • Sir Henry Moody, 37 

36 



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PAGE. 

Resolution. Cbniiiljcr .it Amstei'dam instructing vice-directoi- of 
Curasao to seize a ship sent by the directors of Medenblick with 
slaves to that island, 38 

Resolution. Discharging Evert Dircksen from the company's ser- 
vice, 38 

Resolution. Directing the discharge of Claes Pietersen Nies from 
the service of AUard Anthony, if the charges of inhuman treat- 
ment be well founded, 38 

Resolution. Discharging John Mast from the public service, 38 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; trade between Virginia .and New 
Nethorlnnd proliibitcd; a Jew quarter to be established at New 
Amsterdam ; Lutherans persecuted ; new colonic by the burgo- 
masters of Amsterdam ; John Paul Jacquet ; fees ; death of Mr. 
Van Wcrckhoven ; Staten island ; Melyn ; copies of public records 
to be sent to Holland, 39 

* Letter. Town clerk to director Stuyvesant, informing him that the 

town had commuted for the tenths of the current year, 40 

* Letter. Town clerk to director Stuyvesant, objecting to the pay- 

ment of tenths at present, and demanding indemnity for damages, 41 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant (with), 42 

Petition. Moses de S3'lva for payment of brandy consigned to New 
Netherland, and put tiiere in the company's store, 43 

List of articles foimd on board the shijJ New Amsterdam, not in the 
manifest, 44 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; negotiations with the burgo- 
masters of Amsterdam to colonize New Netherland ; Van Thien- 
hoven and Van Dyck the cause of the late Indian massacre ; Van 
Dyck to be punished; settlers to dwell in villages; delegation to 
New England ; tenths ; Rensclaerswyck ; revenue ; fort New 
Amsterdam to be encircled with a stone wall ; Sinnequen Indians; 
a Jesuit and some Frenchmen in the Sinneques country ; Mr. De 
Decker ; bells for the churches of Beverwyek, Midwout and 
Hempstead ; fort Casimir called New Anistel ; J.acob Ahichs, 
director of the city's colonic on the Delaware ; fort Christina 
called Altona, and New Gottenburgh called Kattenburgh ; Wal- 
denses going to New Nethei-land ; the country between the 
Delaware and the Hudson rivers to be purchased ; Jacques Cor- 
telyou to survey lots at the Delaware ; disease among horses, ... 45 



1656. 
April 3. 

April 27. 
May 18. 

June 1. 
June 14. 

Amsterdam. 



July 29. 

Flusliing. 

(No date.) 

Hempstead. 

Nov. 
Aug. 



16. 
24. 



Dec. 19. 

Amsterdam. 



1657. 
Jan. 1 



Journal of Brian Nuton, Cornells van Ruyven and Carl van Brugge, 

commissioners to Westchester, 46 

[InN.Y. Doc. Hist., Ill, 921.] 

Jan. 1. * Oath subscribed by the inhabitants of Westchester, 47 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., HI, 926.] 

Jan. 1. * Letter. Thomas Newm.an to director Stuyvesant, requesting sun- 
Eiistiom. dry articles for the town of Westchester, 48 

Jan. 15. * Petition. Edward Jessup of Middleborough, for the exclusive 

right to erect a tide mill on Wassails creek, 49 



Vol. XII.] DUTCH MANUSCRIPTS. 283 

CORRESPONDENCE. 
1057. PAGE. 

Jan. 22. * Petition. John Burroughes and otlier inhaliitnnts of Middlchor- 
ough, L. I., complaining that the minister's house built by tlic 
town, hath been given to rev. Mr. Moore as his property, with 
Dutch translation, 50 

[III Riker's Hist, of Xcwtown, 45.] 

Jan. 15. * Summons. Magistrates of the above town to .appear at Fort 

Amsterdam and answer said eomjilaint, 51 

Jan. 2G. * Petition. William Laurence, Tobias Feke and Robert Torrey, 
delegates from Flushing, complaining that the town of Hempstead 
encroaches on their lands, 52 

Jan. 23. * Letter. Peter Wright, Daniel Whytehoad and others, to director 
Ojsteibay. Stuyvcsant, requesting him to make out his title to Oysterbay, or free 

them from the claim made by gov. Eaton on the part of New Haven, 53 

Jan. 23. * Commission from the town of Flushing to '\Mlliam Laurence, 
Robert Terry and Tobias Feake, to procure redress against the 
encroachments of the town of Hempstead, bisoS 

March 12. Petition. Traders to New Netherland requesting a diminution of 

the duties on goods exported to tliat country for the Indian trade, 54 

April 2. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; one per cent imposed ou exports 
Amsterdam. from New Netlierl.aud, 55 

April 7. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; currency; Rensel.aerswyck ; ne- 
Amsteidam. groes to be taught trades ; bell and pulpit for the church at Bever- 

wyck; bells for Midwout and IIem])stead; mulberry trees to be 

cultivated in Curasao; silkworms; silk e.vported from Virginia ; 

Lutherans ; chart of the South river ; complaints of merchants ; 

revenue fanned ; colonists and minister for the South river, 56 

Instructions for the management of the silk worm, 57 

May. 26. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; Mr. De Decker, cotmcillor and 
■ Amsteidara. comptroller of finance ; Van Ruyven, treasurer ; mulberry trees, 58 

May Instructions for the administration of the finances, 59 

June 6. Plea in a suit brought by David Wessels against John Paul Jacquet 

for damages, 60 

July 10. Indian deed to Lnbbertus van Dincklage, attorney of Henrick van 
der Capelle tho Ryssel, for the whole of Staten "island, called by 
the Indians Eghquaons, 61 

July 20. * Letter. Daniel Denton, town clerk, to director Stuyvesant, cora- 
RustJoip. plaining that the magistrates of Hempstead had impounded cattle 

belonging to Jamaica, L. I., and demanding redress, 62 

July 23. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the magistrates of Hempstead; 
New Amsterdam, rev. Mr. Denton ; tenths ; rev. Robert Fordham ; complaints of 

inhabitants of Rustdorp (Jamaica), 63 

July 25. * Letter. Rich.ard Gildersleeve to director Stuyvesant in answer; 
Hempstead. tenths ; rev. Mr. Denton, 64 

July 29. * Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the magistrates of Hempstead; 
New Amsterdam, commutation for tenths ; rev. Mr. Denton, 65 

Sept. 15. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; embassy to demand soTne christian 
Amsterdam. children from the Indians in the name of the States-General ; vice- 



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CORRESPONDENCE. 
PAGE. 

director La Montague ; aTolock house to be erected on the borders 
of New England and a redoubt at E,sopus; city's colonie on the 
South river; director Alrichs ; tenths; French privateer at New 
Amsterdam; records of New Netherland ; trade witli Curagao, 66 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, witli clothing for the soldiers in 
New Netherland, 67 

List of the farmers, men, women, children, male and female servants, 
sent to Staten island in New Netherland in West India, since 
May, 1650, by Yoncker Heurick van der Capelle toe Ryssel, 68 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; ordhiances ; Renselaerswyck ; 
christians murdered by Indians ; register of emigrants ; Dinck- 
lage's purchase of Staten island anmilled ; Baron van der Capelle's 
settlers ; councillor De Decker ; silk worm seed sent to Nev/ 
Netherland, 69 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, with list of emigrants to New 
Netherland, .". 70 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant with printed placards ; table of 
fees, 71, 72 

* Letter. John James, town clerk, to director Stuyvesant, asking 
for a supply of ammunition and some soldiers to oblige the Indians 
to perform their agreement with the town, 73 

Letter (Latin). Rev. Simon le Moyne, S. J., to the governor of New 
Netherland, transmitting the following, 74 

Letter (French). M. Daille Bonst, governor of Canada, to the gov- 
ernor of New Netherland, granting permission to Dutch vessels 
to trade at Quebec, 74 

[In O'Callaghan's Hist, of N. Netherland, II, 364.] 

Letter. Jacob Jansen to director Stuyvesant, with a cargo of -s^'heat 
and oats ; Indians, 75 

Letter. Thomas Chambers to director Stuyvesant ; demands assist- 
ance against the Indians, who have murdered some settlers, 76 

Letter. Andries van der Sluys and others to director Stuyvesant, 
in confirmation of the above, 77 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, with list of emigrants, and other 
papers, 78 

Letter. Thomas Chambers, Cornells Barentsen Slecht and others ; 
continued complaints against the Indians; require assistance; 
population and produce of Esopus, 79 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; currency; Protector of England 
■writes to the people of Long island ; free passages to New Neth- 
erland; treaty of Hartford ; Indians; Lutheran minister and some 
bad women sent back to Holland ; cau^e of the separation of the 
Lutherans from the Dutch church ; coal and iron sent to New 
Netherland ; Latin school ; rev. Drisius ; rev. Gideon Schaets ; 
smuggling at Sandy hook ; emigration ; Wisbuysche Zee reghlen, 80 

, Agreement. Settlers at the Esopus to remove their dwellings and 
form a village, 81 



1657. 



Sept. 19. 

Amsterdam. 

Nov. 14. 



Dec. 22, 

Amsterdam. 



Dec 28. 

Amsterdam. 9 

1658. 
Jan. 5 

Amsterdam. 

Jan. 30, 

Hempstead. 

April 4. 

Fort Orange. 

Feb. 18 

Quebec. 



April 12, 

Esopus. 

May 2, 

Esopus. 

May 2 

Esopus. 

May 17 

Amsterdam. 

May 18 

Esopua. 

May 20 

Amsterdam. 



May 31 



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1658. 
June 3. 



June 7. 

Amsterdam. 

(No date.) 



June 13. 
June 13. 



CORRESPONDENCE. 
PAGE. 

Resolution. Chamber at Amsterdam instructing director and coun- 
cil of New Netherland to maintain and enforce tlie respect due to 
the States-Gener.al and the W. I. Company, 81 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; the Wiiore kill to be purchased; 
Englishmen captured off Vapc Ilenlopen by Indians; Lutherans; 
formulary of baptism altered, 82 

Petition. Heirs of the late Cornclis van Werckhoven, praying that 
Jacques Corteljou be ol)liged to render an account of all the pro- 
perty intrusted to him by their father, 83 

Resolution. Chamber at Amsterdam ordering the director of New 
Netherland to oblige said Corteljou to account as aforesaid, 83 

Resolution. Above chamber jiermitting Ilarmen IIendrick.sen and 
Magdalena Dircks, ali((s tlie Flying angel, to return to New Neth- 
erland, on condition that they do not keep tavern nor sell beer or 
other liquors there, 83 

Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; formulary of baptism ; Lutherans ; 
South river ; Van Werckhoven, 84 

Journal of director Stuyvesant's visit to the Esopus, 85 

Letter. Andries Louwerensen to director Stuyvesant; contiimed 
insolence of the Indians; requests supply of ammunition, 86 

Letter. Vice-director La Montagne to M. De la Poterie, governor 
of Three Rivers, Canada ; the Mohawks desire a peace with the 
Canada Indians, and send some French prisoners for exchange,. . . 87 
[la O'Callaghan's Hist, of N. Netherland, II, 3G6.] 

Letter. Andries Louwerensen to director Stuyvesant ; failure of 
the crops ; movements of the Indians, 88 

Letter. Andries van der Sluys to director Stuyvesant, requesting 
to be appointed voorleser and schoolmaster, 89 

Letter. Andries Louwerensen to director Stuyvesant; bridge washed 
away ; oat crop destroyed by the worm ; Stuyvesant's farm ; bricks 
wanted for the guard house, 90 

Proposals made to the Esopus Indians and their answers, 91, 92 

Instructions for ensign Dirck Smith, commander at the Esopus, .... 93 

Petition. Overseers of the newly begun village at the Esopus,. ... 94 

Letter (French). B. Streyvel.aer (?) to director Stuyvesant, com- 
plaining of the seizure in the I'oAdstead, of a vessel belonging to 
the governor of Virginia, and demanding its release, 95 

Letter. Jacob Jansen Stoll to director Stuyvesant ; the Indians are 
fooling them, and do not surrender the land according to agree- 
ment, 96 

Letter. Jacob Jansen Stoll, Thomas Chambers and ensign Smith to 
director Stuyvesant ; inform him that the Indians had m.ade a gift 
of the large tr.act of land, as they had agreed, and request that a 
pi'esent be made them in return, 97 

* Letter. John James, town clerk, to director Stuyvesant, trans- 
mittuig for his approval the names of persons for magistrates,. . . 98 



June 


19. 


Amsterdam. 


June 


30. 


Aug. 


5. 


Esopus. 




Aug. 


15. 


Fort Orange. 


Aug. 


26. 


Esopus. 




Sept. 


28. 


Sept. 


28. 


Esopus. 




Oct. 


15. 


Oct. 


18. 


(No date.) 


Oct. 


21. 


New Amsterdam. 


Oct. 


28. 


Esopus. 




Oct. 


29. 


Esopus. 




Nov. 


27. 


Hempstead. 



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1659. PAGE. 

Feb. 13. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; increase of smuggling ; New Am- 
Amsteidam. sterdam palisaded ; printed ordinances ; wampum the common 

currency in New Ncthcrland, shells in Africa ; damages for seiz- 
ing ship New Nethorland Fortune ; Van der Donck ; Mclyn ; 
Van der Capclle ; Curagao ; leaden window frames ; Esopus ; W. 

• Beeckman ; Alriehs ; block house at Oysterbay ; Kenselaerswyck ; 
Lutherans ; Statcn island ; Stuyvesant severely censured ; trade 
between New Netherktnd and France, ifcc, opened ; Swedes on 
the Delaware ; colors, drums, &c., for the burgher corps of New 
Amsterdam ; two clergymen sent ; rev. Polhemius ; La Montagne ; 
Tonneman ; Van Ruyven ; fines on sales of real estate ; emi- 
grants, 1 

Feb. 20. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; children from the alms house sent 
Amsterdam. to Ncw Nethcrlaud, 2 

March 4. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the vice-director of Curasao ; sends 
New Amsiei-dam. supplies; mulberry trees promised ; Lucas Kodcnburgh, late vice- 
director, dead, 3 

Payments made on account of persons employed in New Nether- 
land, 4 

April 21. * Nomination and appointment of magistrates for Gravesend, L. I., 5 

1657. 
April 22. * Depositions against George Wright, of Westchester, charging him 

with attempts to commit adultery, 6 

May 6. * Further depositions in the case, 7 

* Sentence of banishment against George Wright and wife, 8 

1659. 

April 25. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; Renselaerswyck ; sheriff Swart ; 

Amsterdam. Augustyn Heermaus ; Jacob Schellinger ; Statcn island ; Melyn ; 
Alexander Carolus Curtius, latin schoolmaster ; copper mine at 
the Neversinghs ; Crystal mountain ; minerals in the Catskill 
mountains ; ordinances and code of procedure in the courts at 
Amsterdam sent out, 9 

May 21. Letter. Stuyvesant to directors at Amsterdam, acknowledging 
New Amsterdam, receipt of despatches, 10 

May 22. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam with sundry 

New Amsterdam. invoicCS, &C., 11 

May 24. Letter. Andries Laurens to director Stuyvesant; particulars of 
Eaopus. affairs ; Indians dissatisfied, 12 

March 31. Minute. Chamber at Amsterdam appointing Jacob Sam, bookkeeper 

in New Netherland, 13 

Ajiril 10. Resolution. Chamber at Amsterdam as to the salary to be paid to 

Dirck Looten, 13 



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CORRESPONDENCE. 
1659. PAGE. 

April 10. Resolution. Chamber at Amsterdam appointing Alexander Carolus 

Curtius, Latin schoolmaster in New Netherhuid, 13 

June xf Deeds of surrender by Cornelis Jlelyn to the Amsterdam chamber 

of the W. I. Company, of his rights as patroon of Staten island, 14, 15 

July T. * Minute. Court of Gravesend, L. I., in the case of Albert Ciauson 

and Thorah Harmis against John Johnson, 16 

July 27. * Minute. Court of Gravesend, in the case of Sir Henry Moody, 

plaintiff, against John Johnson, 16 

Sept. 1. * Minute. Court of Gravesend in action for slander; Sir Henry 

Moody against John Johnson ; bill of costs, 16 

July 23. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam; currency; 

New Amsterdam. Cui'agao ; Alrichs ; Beeekman ; New England; treaty at Hart- 
ford ; Oyster bay ; Huntington ; Staten island ; Swedes ; public 
accounts ; Van Dincklage ; Renselaerswyck ; Van Slechtenhorst 
succeeded by Jan Baptist van Renselaer ; Aug. Heerniaus ; arrival 
of Alexander Carolus Curtius; Van lluyven ; copper mine at 
Newesingh ; rev. Polheniius; Arcnt van Curler; repairs of fort 
New Amsterdam ; return of councillor De Decker and family to 
Holland, IV 

Feb. 13. Letter. Directors to rev. Johannes Meg.apolensis and Samuel 
Amsterdam. Drisius ; Lutherans not to be allowed the public exercise of their 
religion ; modification of the formulary of baptism ; two clergy- 
men to be sent out; report on the state of the church in New 
Netherland to the classis of Amsterdam, 18 

Extract from the formulary of baptism, 19 

Aug. 11. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to at the Esopus ; sick with 

New Amsterdam, ague ; rev. Megapolcusis proceeds thither ; increased vigilance 

recommended, ." 20 

Aug. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to at Esopus; rev. Hermanns 
New Amsterdam. Bloem proceeds thither; preached in Brooklyn and Midwout; 
several places invited him to be their minister ; rev. Megapolensis 
accompanies him, 21 

Aug. 4. Letter. Andries Lourissen to director Stuyvesant ; reports Indians 
Esopus. dissatisfied ; the crops cut under an armed guard, 22 

Aug. 17. Proposals of the Esopus Indians and their answer, 23 

Aug. 17. Petition. Jacob Jansen StoU and others of Esopus, requesting the 

appointment of the rev. Mr. Bloem as their minister, 24 

Abstract of a paper regarding uneasiness of the settlers at the 
Esopus, and their reasons for suspecting the Indians of ill inten- 
tions ; receive a little bell from Fort Orange ; request a visit from 
director Stuyvesant, 25 

Aug. 21. Letter. Andries Lourissen to director Stuyvesant; Indian news; 
Esopus. requests supplies, 26 

Aug. 27. Letter. Stuy\'esant to the directors at Amsterdam, with sundry 

New Amsterdam. papers, 27 

Sept. 1. Letter. Andries Lourissen to director Stuyvesant; murders at 
Esopus. Mespat by the Indians ; Esopus Indians preparing for war, 28 



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CORRESPONDENCE. 
1659. PAGE. 

Sejit. 4. Proposals of the Esopus Indians, 29 

Sept. 4. Resolution. Chamber at Amsterclain on a petition of Gillis van 

Hoornbeeek to send a vessel to New Nctherland .ind Curasao,. . . 30 

Sept. 4. Letter. Stnyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam ; sick ; decli]ie of 
New Amsterdam, trade at Fort Orange; settlers removing from the South river to 
Maryland, Virginia and the Manhattans ; lord Baltimore ; boun- 
daries ; commissioners from Boston at Fort Or.inge ; their designs ; 
" so m.any liounds are death to the hare ;" settlement on Wap- 
pingers kill recommended ; emigration ; Indian murders midway 
between Fort Orange and Hartford, and at Mespat; causes thereof, 
and remedy ; reinforcements sent to Esoj:>us, 31 

Sept. 1 7. Letter. Stnyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam ; failure to secure 
New Amsterdam, the Indians who committed tlie late murders ; Esopus ; sujiplics 
and equipments wanted ; rev. Mr. Bloeni ; settlement on the Wap- 
pingers kill recommended ; discouraging state of the city's colonic 
at the Delaw.are ; rector of Latin school ; medicinal seeds requested ; 
register of inmiigrants transmitted ; ship direct to France from 
the Manhattans, 32 

Sept. 17. Letter. Stnyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam; the ship Mill 
New Amsterdam, sails With a Cargo of timber to France ; first vessel from New 

Netherland to that country, 33 

Sept. 17. Letter. Jacob Jansisn Stoll to director Stnyvesant; all quiet at the 
Esopus. Esopus, 34 

Sept. 18. Letter. Stuyves.ant to the directors at Amsterdam; commissioners 

New Amsterdam, from Maryland visit New Amstel, and demand the surrender of 

the Delaware river ; distribution of the military ; Ilaerlem ; 

Staten island ; capt. Crigier and Mr. Van Ruyven to be sent to 

the Delaware ; Stuyvesant sick, 35 

Sept. 22. Letter. Ensign Dirck Smith to director Stuyvesant (with), 36 

Esopus. 

Report of the rising of the Esopus Indians, and a collision between 
them and the settlers ; war declared, 37 

Sept. 26. Letter. Vice-director La Montagne to Stuyvesant ; particulars of 
Fort Orange. the trouble at Esopus, with names of the killed, wounded and 

missing, 38 

Sept. 24. Letter. Jacob Jansen Stoll, Thomas Chambers and Evert Pels, to 
Esopus. director Stuyvesant; report of the late collision with the Indians, 39 

(No date.) Decl.aration. Inhabitants and soldiers at Esopus that ensign Smith 

had not given any orders to his men to fight or be aggressors,. . . 40 

Sept. 29. Letter. Ensign Smith to vice-director La Montagne; progress of 
Esopus. the war with the Indians, 41 

(No date.) Letter. Cornells Barentsen Slecht and others to director Stuyvesant; 
Esopus. settlers besieged in the fort ; no blame to be attached to ensign 

Smith, 41 

Oct. 9. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; Melyn surrenders the patroonship 
Amsterdam. of Staten island ; no new colonies to be established in New Neth- 
erland ; Van der Capelle dead, 42 

[Oct. 3.] Letter. Andries Lawrens, prisoner among the Esopus Indians, to 

director Stuyvesant, 43 



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CORRESPONDENCE. 
1059. PAGE. 

Oct. 14. Letter. Directors to Stnyvesant; decline of the city's colonic at 
Amsterdam. the Delaware ; Swedes, 44 

Declaration. Certain Katskill Indians as to the origin of the colli- 
sion with the Indians at the Esopus, 40 

Oct. 20. Letter. Ensign Smith to director Stnyvesant ; progress of all'airs ; 
Esopus. Highland ludi.ans, 47 

Oct. 21. Letter. Vice-director La Montagne to ensign Smith ; Mohawk and 
Fortoiange. Mohegan delegates sent to the Esopus Indians to procnre an 

armistice, 48 

Oct. 28. Letter. Stnyvesant to (the vice-director of Curasao) ; state of that 
New Amsterd.im. island; negrocs ; Jews; Thomas Willet, of New Plymouth ; John 

Allen, 49 

Oct. 29. Letter. Stnyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam ; bad situation 
Kew AmsierJam. of the country; general alarm among the settlers on Long island, 
&c. ; visits Brcuckelen, Midwout and Amesfoort ; siege of Esopus ; 
failure to raise volunteers; draft in New Amsterdam ; Stnyvesant 
proceeds with reinforcements to the Esopus ; siege raised ; heavy 
freshet ; English designs in the neighborhood of Fort Orange ; 
reinforcements, &c., demanded, 50 

Nov. 1. liCtter. Ensign Smith to director Stnyvesant ; an armistice conclu- 
Esopus. ded with the Indians, 51 

Nov. 1. Letter. Ensign Smith to director Stuyvesant, to the same effect as 
Esopus. the preceding, 52 

Nov. 13. Letter. Ensign Smith to vice-director La Montague; progress of 
Esopus. affairs at the Esopus, 53 

Nov. 15. Letter. Andries Laurens to director Stnyvesant, from the Esopus, 
Esopus. unimportant, 54 

Dec. 11. Fragment of a letter from director Stnyvesant to , 55 

Dec. 17. Letter. Ensign Smith to director Stuy vesant ; progress of affairs 
Esopus. at the Esopus, 55 

Dec. 22. List of letters and papers transmitted to New Netherland by the 

ship Faith, 50 

Dec. 22. Letter. Directors to Stnyvesant ; negroes imported at Curasao 
Amsterdam. from Guinea; price of horses; block house at Oysterbtiy ; New 
Amsterdam ; revenue to be farmed ; Fort Orange ; Bceekman ; 
Renselaerswyck ; Polhemius ; Arent van Corlear ; Aug. Ileer- 
mans ; currency ; European goods reach New Netherland through 
New England and Virginia; English settlements on the Noi-th 
river to be prevented ; emigrants ; rev. H. Bloeni returns to New 
Netherland ; rev. Megapolensis and Drisius too precise ; Luther- 
ans ; state of England ; Latin schoolmaster ; medicinal seeds sent 
to New Netherland ; first ship from that country to France ; 
colonic at the Delaware ; heirs of Van "Werckhoveu against Cor- 
teljou ; silk worm seed sent to New Netherland, 57 

Oct. 30. Resolution. Chamber at Amsterdam respecting the transmission of 

letters from New Netherland and Cura9aq, 58 

Payments made on account of persons serving in New Netherland, 59 
37 



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1659. . PAGE. 

Dec. 26. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam ; affairs at tlie 
New Amsiei-aam. Delaware ; Ileerniaiis and Waldron's embassy to Maryland ; pro- 
posals from New England ; an English frigate passes New Am- 
sterdam and sails to NewHaven; lier exploits; villages palisadoed; 
Ilenselaerswyck ; Curasao, CO 

(No date.) Letter. Magistrates of Fort Orange and Renselaerswyek to director 

Stuyvesant, 61 

Dec. 28. Letter. Ensign Smith to vice-director La Montagne ; affairs at the 
Esoims. Esopus, 62 

Dec. 28. Letter. Ensign Smith to director Stuyvesant ; affairs at the Esopus, 63 

1660. 

Jan. 16. Letter. Abram Staas to director Stuyvesant; dispositions of the 

Eevemyck. Indians ; Mohawks promise to make peace with those of Canada, 64- 

Jan. 16. Letter. Vice-director La Montagne to director Stuyvesant; pro- 
Foit OianBe. gress of affairs at the Esopus, 65 

Jan. 19. Letter. Ensign Smith to director Stuyvesant ; ague prevalent ; heavy 
EsoDus. snow storm, 66 

Jan. 29. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to (ensign Smith), recommending cau- 
New AmBterdam. tion and civility in his actions towards the Indians, <fec., 67 

Feb. 5. Letter. Ensign Smith to vice-director La Montagne ; condition of 
Esopus. affairs at his post ; garrison TO men, 68 

Feb. 16. Letters of ordination of the rev. Ilermanus Blom, 69 

[In N. Y. Doo. Hist, IIX, 961.] 

Feb. 16. Letters of ordination of the rev. Henricus Selyns, 69 

Feb. 17. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the vice-director of Curasao; severe 
New Amsterdam, drought on that island ; harbor of New Amsterdam filled with 
floating ice ; arrival of negroes ; their price ; to be employed against 
the Indians ; horses required ; death of vice-director Alrichs, 70 

Feb. 24. Letter. Ensign Smith to vice-director La Montagne ; affairs at the 
Esopus. Esojius ; deep snow, 71 

March 5. Affidavit. Abraham Velthuysen, surgeon, and William Cool, respect- 
ing the visit of the ship Neptune 26, cajst. Beaulieu commander, 
under French colors, to the island of Goree, at Cape Verd; and her 
subsequent capture of that fort and island for the crown of Sweden, 72 

March 9. List of letters and papers sent to New Amsterdam by the ship Moes- 

man, 73 

March 9. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; Aug. Ileermans ; regulation for 
Amsterdam. the Conveyance of letters from New Netherland ; Esopus Indians 
to be punished ; no English settlement to be permitted near Fort 
Orange ; the privateer at New Haven to be surprised and cap- 
tured ; trade between New Netherland and Cura9ao ; slave trade ; 
surprise of Cape Verd, 74 

Roll of soldiers sent to New Netherland, 75 

Pajnnents made on account of persons in the public service in New 
Netherland, 76 

Feb. 26. Invoice of ammunition sent to New Netherland, 77 



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CORRESPONDENCE. 
IGCO. PACE. 

March 8. Bill of lading of the Moesman, 78 

March 27. *Lclter. Gov. Wiiitliro]i to director Stiiyvcsant, i-esjieeting the 
Hartford. English vessel at New Haven, commanded by capt. Penny ; denies 

sailing under a Portngueie flag, bis'JS 

March 28. Muster roll of the company at the Esopus, 79 

March 29. Letter. Ensign Smith to director Stuyvesant ; affairs at the Eso- 
Esopus. pus, 80 

March 29. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; rev. Messrs. Blom .and Selyns 
Amsterdam. embark in the Beaver ; the former for Esopus ; the latter for 

Breuckelen ; hymn books, prayer books and catechisms sent out,. . 81 

March 13. Bill of lading, 82 

April 9. Complaint. Ensign Smith against the wife of Mattheus Roelofsen, 

gunner, at the Esopus, 83 

April 10. List of letters and papers sent to New Netherland by the ship Bon- 

tekoe, 83 

April 10. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; rev. Messrs. Blom and Selyns; 

Amsterdam. formulary of bajjtism inserted in the bibles and psalm books sent 
to New Netherland; rev. Megapolensis and Drisius; Peter Ton- 
neman, sheriff of New Amsterdam; Resolved Waldron ; Roeloff 
Sw.artwout, sheriff of Esopus ; Jeronimus Ebbing; Bry.an New- 
ton ; Johaii de Decker ; herbarium sent to Dr. Curtius, 84 

April 8. Resolution. Orphan chamber of the city of Amsterdam, requesting 
that Maria Jansen Besems, alias Schilder, may be sent back from 
New Netherland, she being charged with having debauched 
Boudewyn van Nieuwlandt, 85 

April 12. Resolution. Chamber at Amsterdam to transmit the above to the 
director of New Netherland, with instructions to send back the 
aforesaid Maria Besems, if she be a woman of bad character, as 
represented, 86 

April 15. Bill of lading of the ship Brindled Cow (Bontekoc) ; roll of soldiers 

going to New Netherland in the above vessel, 88 

April 15. Commission. Roelof Swartwout to be sheriff of Esopus, 89 

April 15. Instruction for Roelof Swartwout aforesaid, 90 

April 5. Letter. Ensign Smith to director Stuyvesant; insolence of the 
Esopus. Indians at the Esopus, 91 

April 9. Letter. Ensign Smith to secretary van Ruyven ; skirmish with the 
Esopus. Indians, 92 

April 15. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to (vice-director La Montague), 93 

April 21. Letter. Magistrates of Fort Orange and Rensel.aerswyck to ensign 
Fortoranse. Smith, inclosiug proposals of the Katskill and Mohegan Indians, 

and requesting safe pass for their delegates, 94 

April 21. Proposals of the Katskill sachem on beh.alf of the Esopus Indians, 95 

April 23. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam ; Staten island; 

New Amsterdam, claims of Cornells Melyn ; baron Van der Capelle; Van Ruyven 
and Krigier's mission to the Delaware ; de.ath of rev. Mr. Welius 
and vice-director Alrichs ; Balthazar and Nicholas Bayard ; Var- 



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1660. . _ PAGE. 

letli ; rev. Blom ; block liousc at Oyster bny ; cneroacliing spirit 
of the English ; fort Casimir now fort New Amstel ; Fort Orange ; 
Beeckman ; auctioneer's fees ; rev. Polhemius ; his salary in arrears; 
currency ; tr.adc with Vii'ginia and New Engl.and ; proposed Eng- 
lish settlement near the North river ; emigrants ; Esopus war ; 
character of the clergy of New Amsterdam ; condition of the 
colonic on the Delaware ; murders of some Indians there ; mxir- 
derers disc.h.arged by lieutenant d'Hinoyossa, president there ; 
mission to Virginia, and its result; superiority of New England, 96 

April 24. Letter. Ensign Smith to director Stuyvesant; all quiet; Indian 
Esopus. negotiations, 97, 98 

April 27. List of letters and papers sent to New Netherland, 99 

April 27. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; murder of Seger Theunissen at 
Amsterdam. the Delaware ; inquiries respecting the seizure of his vessel, 100 

Affidavit. Cornells Molyn respecting the murder of Seger Theunisse, 
and the seizure of his vessel, in 1646, 101 

April 9. Commission. Peter Tonneman to be sheriff of New Amsterdam, 102 

Instructions and oath of the sheriff of New Amsterdam, 103 

April 22. Invoice of munitions of war, &c., sent to New Netherland, 104 

April 24. Bill of lading, 105 

Roll of soldiers sent to New Netherland (the name of Jacob 
Leysseler of Frankfort is on this roll), 106 

May 12. Letter. Ensign Smith to director Stuyvesant ; state of afRxirs ; num- 
Esopus. ber of bushels of grain sowed by each of the settlers, 107 

May 5. Letter. Director Stuyves.ant to (ensign Smith), 108 

May 5. Instructions for Claes Jansen Ruyter sent to the Esopus, 109 

May 25. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to (ensign Smith), 110 

April 9. Letter. Ensign Smith to director Stuyvesant; skirmish with the 
Esopus. Indians (see supra, 92), " Ill 

May 30. Letter. Ensign Smith to director Stuyvesant; raid on an Indian 
Esopus. settlement at the Esopus ; result, 112 

June 3. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to ensign Smith ; if the Indians are 
New Amsterdam, inclined to peace, no hostilities are to be carried on against them, 113 

June 15. Letter. Vice-director La Montague to director Stuyvesant ; returns 
Fort Orange. from the Manhattans ; his sister-in-law wounded ; regulations of 

the Indian trade ; Mohawks and Senecas cut off a French Fort, 1 1 1 

June 18. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to (ensign Smith) respecting affairs at 

New Amsterdam. the EsOpUS, 115 

June 25. Letter. Stuy\-esant to the directors at Amsterdam ; Aug. Heermans ; 

New Amsterdam, box in Secretary's office for letters to Holland ; Esopus war ; dan- 
ger of employing the Mohawks in it; their ch.aracter; English 
encroachments cannot be counteracted by words ; a frigate de- 
manded ; royal grant (to Connecticiit) exhibited ; no grant in favor 
of the Dutch ; fiig.ate at New H.aven sailed for Barbadoes ; horses 
.ind negroes from CuraQao ; capture of Cape Verd ; Peter liege- 
man, sheriff of Breuckelen, <fec. ; objections to Swartwout being 



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sheriff of Esopus ; no court there ; Ebbingli ; objections to sencling 
M.aria Beseins buck to Ilolhiiid ; garrison at Esopus destitute of 

J I necessary clothing, 110 
July 12. Letter. Stuyvesant to tlie vice-director of Curacjao; arrival of horses 
Kew Amsteidam. and ncgroes ; cause of the deatli of most of the horses ; slave 
trade ; Van Gezel ; Esopus Indians transported to Curasao, to 
work with negroes ; Stuy vesant going to Esopus, 117 

July 8. Letter. Director Stuy vesant to (vice-director La Montague), 118 

July 15. Articles of peace concluded with Esopus Indians, 119 

July 17. Letter. Director Stuy vesant to (vice-director La Montagne, &c.), 120 

July 26. Letter. The council to the directors at Amsterdam ; peace with the 
New Amsterdam. Esopus Indians ; conditions, 121 

Aug. 26. Letter. (Secretary Van Ruyven) to the directors at Amsterdam, 
New Amsterdam, with papers and articles of peace concluded at Esopus, 122 

Sept. 6. Letter. Vice-director La Montagne to director Stuyvesant; low 
Fort Orange. State of the Indian trade, &c., 123 

Sept. 24. List of papers and letters sent to New Netherland, 124 

Sept. 20. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; block house at Oysterb.ay ; cur- 
Amsterdam, rency; English not to be allowed to settle on the North river; 
ambassadors sent from Holland to congratulate Charles II ; their 
proposed instructions in regard to New Netherland ; affairs at the 
Delaware ; embassy to Virginia ; Aug. Heermans ; Swartwout to 
be appointed sheriff at Esopus ; slaves to be sold at public auction ; 
no grain raised ia Curagao; protests of lord Baltimore and 
answers, 125 

Aug. 20. Protest. Captain James Neale, agent of lord Baltimore, proprietor 

of Maryland, against the W. I. Company, chamber at Amsterdam, 126 

July 3. Royal order. Governor of Virginia, commanders of ships and other 
officers to aid lord Baltimore in maintaining his rights against the 

pretensions of Josias Fendall, late governor of Maryland, 127 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, II, 118.] 

July 24. Commission. Lord Baltimore to captain Neale, to demand the 
Burrender of the territory on the Delaware river from the W. I. 

Company, 128 

[111 N. Y. Col. Doc, II, 119.] . 

Sept. 12. Invoice. Goods sent to New NetherLand, 129 

Sept. 21. Bill of lading, 129 

Sept. 22. Letter. Secretary van Ruyven to directors at Amsterdam, with 

sundry papers, 130 

Oct. 6. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam ; people of New 
New Amsterdam. Plymouth and Connecticut now as good royalists as they had been 
Cromwellians and Parliamentarians ; king Charles proclaimed 
there ; Mass.achusetts claims to be a free state dependent only on 
God; condition of things at the Delaware; trade; currency; 
Melyn ; rev. William Leverets sails for Holland ; the English 
villages (on Long island) destitute of clergymen ; rev. Messrs. 
Blom and Selyns ; no ministers at New Utrecht, Gravesend or 
Harlem, 131, 132 



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Oct 6. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors inclosing papers, &c., 133 

Dec. 9. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam; manufacture 
New Amsterdam, of pot and pearl ashes recommended ; state of the country ; affairs 

on the Delaware, 135 

Doc. 13. Letter. Ensign Christian Nyssen to director Stuyvesant; state of 
EsoDus. affairs at the Esopus, 136 

Petition. Arent van Il.atfcm, late burgomaster of New Amsterdam 
and captain of the burgher corps there, &c., praying for the pay- 
ment of arrears for his services, 137 

1653. 
Aug. 1. Notice that two sloops will leave New Amsterdam for Fort Orange 
every Mond.ay ; passes to be obtained from Arent van Ilattem and 
William Beeckman, every Saturday morning at 8 o'clock, 138 

Muster roll of the burgher corps of the city of New Amsterdam,. . . 139 

[In O'Callaghan's Hist, of New Netherland, II. 569.] 

1660. Account. Arent van Hattum against the W. I. Company, 140 

Petition. Arent van Hattum for the payment of the above account, 140 

Memorandum. Mr. Van Hattum's account, 141 

Dec. 24. List of papers and letters sent to New Netherland, 142 

Dec. 24. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; boimd.aries ; ambassadors to Eng- 
Amsterdam. land instructed thereupon ; city's colonic at the Delaware ; sherift' 
Van Sweringen ; currency ; ministers for English villages on Long 
island ; terms on which English people are to be permitted to set- 
tle in New Netherland ; Evert Pietersen, schoolmaster ; map of 
New Amsterdam ; bell for the church at Brooklyn ; Van der 
C.apelle's heirs surrender Staten island, 143 

Nov. 20. Deed. Surrender of Staten island by the heirs of baron Van der 

Capelle, 144 



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1661. 
Jan. 12. Invoice. Munitions of war sent to New Netherland and bill of 

lading, 1 

Jan. 12. List of letters and papers sent to New Netherland in the ship Golden 

Arent, 2 

Jan. 13. Letter. Directors to Stuyvcs.ant, transmitting petition .and accounts 
Amsterdam. of Arent van Hattum, late burgomaster of New Amsterdam, &c., 

(see vol. 13, 137, 141,) 3 

Jan. 11. Invoices of powder, wine and sundries, 4, 5, 6 



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Payments made on .iccotint of sundry person.s in New Netherland, 7 

J.an. 22. Proposals made by the Mohawk chiefs at Fort Orange and the 

answer thereto, • 8 

Jan. 24. Letter. Directors to Stuj'vesant, advising him tliat a cargo of salt 
Amsieidam. is On the Way from Portug.al to New Netherland, 9 

Jan. 24. Discharge of a bond entered into in 1659 by the owners of the ship 

Gilded Mill, 10 

Jan. 29. Letter. Vice-director .and magistrates to director Stuyvesant ; alarm 
Fort Oiaoge. in consequence of the great mortality at the Manhattans; peace 
negotiations between the Mohawks and Northern Indians, and 
between the Minquaas and the Senee.as, 11 

March 4. Contract. Thomas Chambers, Cornelis Barentsen Slecht, and other 

inhabitants of Esopus, with the rev. Hermanus Bloeni, minister, 12 

April 5. Nomination and appointment of magistrates for Fort Orange for 

Ithe ensuing year, 13 
April 11. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; slave trade between New Nether- 
Amsterdam, land and New England ; duty on exported slaves, 14 

March 31. Articles and conditions granted to Dirck Wolif & Co., empowering 

them to erect salt pans in New Netherland, IS 

April 15. Letter. Vice-director La Montagne to Stuyvesant ; peace between 
Fort Orange. the Scuecas and Minquaas ; the last castle of the Senecas unwil- 
ling to consent to it, 16 

April 15. Letter. Johannes Provoost to director Stuyvesant, concerning 
Fort Orange. accounts bctwcen his father and Philip Pieterseu Schuyler, IV 

April 16. Letter. Director and council to the vice-director at Cura9ao; price 
New Amsterdam, of slavcs ; ncgrocs Sent on account of the company to have par- 
ticular marks ; timber for a church at Curasao promised ; news 
from Europe ; war between the Muscovites and the Poles ; Prince 
Rogotsky dead ; death of the princess royal of England ; parlia- 
ment dissolved ; revolt of the viceroy of Mexico ; recall of Esopus 
Indians from Cura9ao, 18 

April 20. * Letter. Col. Francis Moryson to director Stuyvesant, respecting 
Virginia. tobacco, trade, accounts, &c., 19 

May 9. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; Evert Pietersen, schoolmaster, 
Amsterdam. <&c. ; emigrants, 20 

May 2. Commission. Evert Pietersen to be comforter of the sick, school- 
master and precentor at New Amsterdam, 21 

[In DuDshee's Hist, of the Dutch Chiircli School, N. T., 44.] 

M.ay 5. Invoice of ammunition, 22 

May 12. * Letter. Magistrates to director Stiip'esant, referring a case of 
Hempstead. Bomc difficulty to him and the council, 23 

(No date.) * Address. Magistrates of Westchester to director .and council, 
setting forth instances of grave contempt shown to their authority, 
and requesting redress, 24 

(No date.) * Petition. Inhabit.ants of Newtown, praying a supersedeas for Elias 

Bayley, who usurps the place of constable of their town, 25 



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CORRESPONDENCE. 
1661. P.^-GE. 

(No date.) *Petition. Inh.abitanls (n.amcd) of Flushing, for the release of 
their sheriff, William llallet, from imprisonment (see vol. 8, p. 
272), 26 

June 14. Letter. Roeloff Swartwout, sheriff, in the name of the magistrates 
wiiiwyck. of Esopus, acknowledging receipt of instructions and sheriff's 

commission, and requesting copies of ordinances, &c., 27 

June 15. Muster roll of the garrison at the Esopus, now called Wiltwyck, . . 28 

June 24. Letter. Director and council to in answer to a remon- 

New Amsterdam, strancc from Bevcrwyck (Albany), .against the settlement on the 

great Mohawk flatt (Schenectady), 29 

July 21. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam; objections to 
New Amaterdam. erecting a block house at Oysterb.ay ; negotiations in England 
about the boundary ; currency ; effect of the restriction on the 
designs of New England ; lord Sterling cLaims Long island ; Mary- 
land claims the south bank of the Delaware ; lord Baltimore's 
natural brother, Calvert, governor; sm.all hopes of Charles IPs 
liberality tow.ards the Dutch ; Indians suspected of evil desigjis ; 
advantages of the elective institutions of New England ; difference 
between it and New Netherland ; the population of the latter 
made up of the " scrapings " of all countries ; Canada must be 
abandoned if it have not soldiers ; Dutch soldiers refuse to become 
colonists ; colonic on the Delaware ; J.acob Alrichs ; trade between 
New Netherland and Virginia prohibited by act of parliament ; 
governor of Virginia going to England ; Swartwout, sheriff of^ 
Esopus ; Curasao ; condition of Staten island ; Melyn claims the 
lands there ; statement regarding Arent van Hattum's " impu- 
dent " claim ; Alexander Carolus Curtius resigns the rectorship of 
the latin school ; death of ensign Smith, 30 

Aug. 27. Report of the state of feeling among the Cattskill and Esopus Indians, 3 1 

Sept. 24. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam ; dangerous con- 
New Amsterdam, scqucnccs to bc fc.ared from the raarri.age of Charles II with a 
])rincess of Portugal; designs on the Dutch possessions in Africa; 
Thomas Willett reports English designs against the capital of 
New Netherland ; James I granted the Dutch in 1623 a watering 
place on Staten island ; Long isLand granted to captain John Scott ; 
captain applies to Charles II for a grant of New Nether- 
land ; reinforcements required, 32 

Oct. 11. Letter. Vice-director La Mont.agne to director Stuyvesant ; .acknow- 
Fort Orange. Icdgcs receipt of a letter addressed to M. d'Argenson (late) govcr- 
noi-^of Canada; will forward it to the Jesuit Le Moyne in the 
Senecas country ; services of Mr. de Charnesse ; local aftairs, 33 

Oct. 17. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterd.am, with sundry 
New Amsterdam, papers, including a list of all the persons in the W. I. Comp.any's 
service in New Netherhand ; strength of the military force there ; 
mill stones required ; priced list of negroes sold at New Amster- 
dam transmitted ; prices of necessaries ; specie currency demand- 
ed ; amount of duties received annu.ally, 34, 35 

Nov. 9. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, enclosing a resolution respecting 
Amsterdam. the city's colonie on the Delaware, 36 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, II, 173.] 



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Proposals of the commissioners of the city's colonic at the Delaware 

and resolutions of the chamber at Amsterdam thereupon, 37 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, II, 11;!.] 

Nov. 7. Invoice of goods sent to New Xetherland in the ship Tiie Church 

of Purmerland, 37 

Nov. 17. Certificate of the m.agistrates of Fort Orange to the effect that the 
latter had advised vice-director La Montagne to raise the rate of 
e.xcise there, 38 

Nov. 18. Letter. Council to the directors at Amsterdam; ship a cargo of 
New Amsteidara. Square timber and clap boards ; Stuyvcsant at Esopus, 39 

Nov. 19. Letter. Vice-director La IMontagne to director Stuyvesant; ordi- 
Fort Orange. nances published ; difficulty about the excise ; brick sent to dom'^ 

Blom at the Esopus, 40 

Nov. 15. Account of the excise in the village of Wiltwyck, "with the names of 

those who paid it, 41 

Nov. 25. Ordin.ance. rorp.alis.adingthe village of Wiltwyck; names of persons 

who supplied wheat, 41 

Names of persons who have subscribed to the support of the rev. 

Hermanns Blom, minister at the Esopus, 41 

1662. 

Jan. 12. Letter. Magistrates to director Stuyvesant; wish him a Happy 
Fort Orange. NewYear; Van Curler obt.ains the great flat between Fort Orange 
and the Mohawk country (Schenectady) ; desire a visit from the 
director-general, 42 

Jan. 27. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; block house at Oysterljay, ttc. ; 

Amsterdam. lord Sterling; Long island; Maryland boundary; dllierence 
between the mode of raising revenue in New England and New 
Netherland ; interview between gov. Winthrop of Connecticut 
and the directors at Amsterdam ; Staten island ; Melyn ; reports 
of English designs on New Netherland discredited ; negotiations 
in England ; law books ; currency ; duties to be paid in coin or 
beavers ; Jolian de Decker ; emigrants, 43 

J.an. 13. Letter. Court of Holland to the directors at Amsterdam; recom- 
nague. mend a petition of Cornclis van Delvendeep and others, regard- 
ing property at the Hague, belonging in part to the children of 
Anna Aelbreghts van Beyeren, widow of Daniel Patrick, an Eng- 
lishman, residing in New Netherland, 44 

Jan. 13. Letter. Orphan masters of the Ilagne to the director and council 
Hague. in New Netherland, requesting them to inquire for the aforesaid 
Anna van Beyeren and children, and to inform them if they be 
living, 45 

Jan. 19. Petition. Cornelis van Delvendeep, notary at the Hague, praying 
the directors at Amsterdam to recommend inquiries to be insti- 
tuted in New Netherland for the above parties ; with reference,. 46 
1661. 

Oct. 29. Proceedings in court regarding the above estate and agreement 

entered into with the creditors, 47 

(No date.) Form of clearance or permit for a .ship going to New Netherland,. . 48 
38 



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Jan. 27. Invoice. Stationery .and law books sent to New Netlicrland, 49 

Jan. 27. Bill of lading of the above, 50 

Jan. 28. Letter. Directors at Amsterdam to Stuyvesant, transmitting the 

above papers, 51 

Jan. 28. Invoice of goods sent to New Nctherland, 52 

Jan. 28. Bill of lading, 53 

(No date.) * Letter. John Lawrensen to director Stnyvesant denouncing John 
Coe, Edward Jessup and other traitors at Middelburgh, and 
reporting their doings, 54 

[In Riker's Newtown, 57.] 

Jan. 30. * Nomination. Magistrates for Rustdorp (Jamaica), L. I., 55 

Feb. 4. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, notifying him that William J.ansen 
Amsteiciarn. Van Barckclo, Harmcu Janson van Barckelo, wife and two chil- 

dren, Adriana Hendricks van Barckelo and StofTcl Smet van Ruerlo, 
farmers, have embarked for New Netherland in the ship Trouw, 50 

Feb. 21. * Letter. Magistrates to director Stuyvesant, setting forth the 
FiusiiinK, particulars of a suit between William Hallett and Robert Hubbes, 

involving title to land sold by the former to the latter, 57 

April S. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; urge economy ; Mr. de Decker's 
Amsteninm. discli.arge requested ; rev. Mr. Selyns ; a guard to be furnished to 

wood choppers for the potashery ; emigrants, 58 

June 0. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam ; privileges 
New Amsteidam. granted to the city's colonic on the Delaware ; a d.angerous prece- 
dent ; discouraging state of the country, 59 

June 30. Letter. Vice-director La Montague and magistrates to director 
Fort Oranse. Stuyvcsaut ; homicide of Seger Cornelissen by Andries Herbert- 
sen ; suit of siuidry women .against Catherine Pietersen referred 
in ajipeal, 00 

June Affidavits in the case of the .above homicide, and citation of Andries 
IIerV)er(sen, in front of the church, to appear in court and defend 
himself, 01 

July 1. Order to to pay a sum of 2,000 guilders due by him to 

the company, 02 

July 1. Order. Jan Gerritsen van Marcken, former of the excise at Fort 
Orange, not to pay any part of his rent except on an order from 
the director and council, 63 

July 15. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam; block house at 
New Amsterdam. Oystcrbay ; bouiularics ; arri\'al at New Amsterdam of Jolni 
Winthrop, governor of Connecticut; New Haven annexed to it; 
Jolni Scott ; Maryland ; commissary Beeckraan ; threats of Esopus 
Indians; comiilaint .against the authorities of the city's colonic at 
the Delaware ; manner in which the trade and navigation act is 
evaded in Virginia ; gov. Berkeley ; Melyn resides at New Haven; 
Staten island ; slaves ; currency ; duties p.ayable in specie ; Brian 
Newton and surgeon Varrevanger disch.arged, 64 

July 31. Approbation of Timotheus Gabry and Jan J.ansen Veryn, of an 

award made by referees in their case, 65 



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Aug. 16. Letter. Roelof Sw.-xi'twout to director Stii3'ves,aiit, informing liini 
wiitwyok. th:it a horse Iiad been recently found sliot in the woods; conse- 
quent alarm, 6G 

Sept. 5. Letter. Roelof Swartwout to director Stuyvesant; affairs at the 
Wiitwyck. P]sopus ; cvils arising from the unlimited sale of brandy to the 

Indians, ttc., 07 

Revenue and expenditure of the village of Wiitwyck, including the 
building of the pastor's house, 68 

Return of the newly laid out lots in Wiitwyck, GO 

Return of the old lots in Wiitwyck, before a majj of it was made, VO 

Aug. 18. Letter. Vice-director La Montagne to director Stuyvesant ; incum- 
Fort Orange. bered with debt ; his age, 71 

Sept. 1. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; unsettled state of affairs between 
Amsterdam. Holland and England ; books and records of the city's colonic on 
the Delaware, relative to Alrich's administration, to be trans- 
ferred to the authorities there ; case of a child being retained in 
New Netherl.and by a creditor, as securitj' for a debt due by the 
mother ; ordered to be released and sent to Holland, 72 

Sept. 2. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; names of emigrants, viz. : Jean 
AmEtcidam. dc la Warde, from Antwerp ; Albert Saboriski, from Prussia ; 
Anthony Dircksen, from Brabant ; Peter Martyn and Joost Grand, 
from Pays de Vaud (Walslandt) ; Jean le Claire, from Valenci- 
ennes, 70 

Sept. 5. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam ; sheriff Van 
New Amsterdam. Swcringeu kills a soldier ; protected by D' Hiiioyossa ; })ay of a 

Dutch soldier, 74 

Sept. y|. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors .at Amsterd.am ; La Montague's 
Now Amsterdam, claim for payment of a bill drawn by the late director Kicft; 
letter from director D' Ilinoyossa transmitted ; critical state of 
the colpnie at the Delaware, 74, 75 

Oct. 14. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; treaty between Hwll.and and Eng- ^ . 

Amsterdam. land ; John Wintlirop ; boundaries ; Virginia trade ; slaves ; Cura- 

9ao ; Brian Newton ; emigrants, 76 

Nov. 4. Letter. Vice-director La Montagne to director Stuyvesant ; tavern- 
Fort Oranse. kccpcrs' excisc farmed ; mortality from small pox, 77 

(No date.) Letter. Magistrates to director Stuyvesant ; default of Andries 
Fort Orange. Ilerbertseu to appear on a charge of homicide (see p. CO, Gl) ; 

court requests increased powers in the case, 78 

July 1. Proceedings. Court at Fort Orange in the above case; summons 
Nov. 11. of the clefendant by ringing of the bell to ajjpear, 79 

Dec. 6. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; complaint of Dirck de Wolff 
Amsterdam. that hc has been prevented by those of Gravesend from carrying 
on his salt works on Coney island ; map of the island and further 
information required, 80 

Dec. 7. Invoice. Munitions of war, »tc., sent to New Netherland, 8], 82 

List of emigrants from Holland to New Netherland from 1654 to 

1664, with their accounts, debit .and credit, 83, 123 

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Jan. 8. Lettor. Director and council to the directors at Amsterdam ; report 
New Amsterdam, on the latc vice-dircctor Alrich's estate at the Dehiware ; Long 
island annexed to Connecticut ; nothing left of New Netherlaud, 
commissary Beeckiuan, 1 

Jan. 15. Letter. Thomas Chambers and other officers of- militia to director 
wiitwyck. Stuyvesant, complaining that the civil magistrates had pulled down 
an ordinance published by them for the better defense of the 
place, 2 

Jan. 24. Letter. Magistrates to director Stuyvesant; danger from the sale 
wntwyck. of brandy to the Indians; new village; a skepel of wheat given 
for a pint of brandy ; reasons for disapproving a late ordinance 
of the court-martial, 3 

Feb. 3. Letter. Militia officers of Wiltwyck to (illegible), 4 

March. Nomination and appointment of magistrates for Wiltwyck, 5 

March 7. Letter. States-General to the director and council of New Nether- 
Hasue. land ; transmit copy of the treaty of peace concluded between them 

and Portugal, 6 

March 26. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; sheriff Van Sweringen discharged 
Amsterdam. from prosecution on an accusation of murder ; law snit between the 
W. I. Company and the executors of the estate of the late director 
Kieft ; the entire of the Delaware i-ivcr about to be transferred to 
the city of Amsterdam ; proposed English colony behind Staten 
island ; (see Vol. 10, pt. 1, p. 145 ) ; war between the Mohawks and 
New England and Nova Scotia ; necessity of the Mohawk country 
being surrendered to the Dutcli ; immense beaver trade carried on 
with the Senecas ; necessity of fortifying the mouth of the river 
between Staten island and Long island ; currency ; superintendent 
^ of slaves ; emigrants, 7 

March 24. Invoices and bill of lading, ■ 8—1 1 

March 31. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; with papers and list of emigrants, 11 

April 16. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; governor of Nova Scotia fined at 
Amsterdam. Bostou ; proceedings of Connecticut on Long island ; fortifications 
on Staten island recommended ; boundaries ; gov. Winthrop ; fur 
trade with Boston ; Huguenot emigrants from Rochelle; necessity 
of extinguishing the Indian title to the good lands in New Nether- 
land ; a runaway servant hanged at the Delaware ; Mr. d'Hinoy- 
ossa recalled ; an English clergyman versed in the art of physic to 
be provided with medicines ; censured for banishing John 
B (owne), tlie quaker ; emigrants, 12 



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1603. 

April 21. Letter. States-Goncr.al to the director ami council, transmitting 
Hague. copies of the treaty of confederation and friendsliip concluded 

between the United Netherlands and Great Britan, 13 

May 1. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, transmitting sundry jiapevs and a 
Amsterdam. list of emigrants, 14 

M.ay 5. Livoice. Goods shipped for New Amstel on the Deluw.are river, . . 15 

May 9. Letter. Stuyvesant to (vice-director La Montagne) ; surveyor goes 
New Amsteidam. to survey and lay out the great Mohawk flat (Schenectady) ; 

pledge to be signed by settlers before they can obtain lots there,. 16 

May 14. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam ; encroachments 
New Amsteidam. by Connecticut ; annexes Westchester ; map of Coney island 

prepared, 17 

May 19. Letter. Vice-director La Montagne, <fcc., to director Stuyvesant; 

Foit oianBc. papers in the case of Andi-ies Ilerbertsen, transmitted ; the settlers 
on the great flat (Schenect.ady), refuse to sign the pledge {supm, 
V- 16), 18 

[June 7.] List of the soldiers and settlers who were killed, wounded, or taken 

prisoners by the Indians at Wiltwyck this date, 19 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., IV, 42.] 

June 9. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam ; complaints 
New Amsterdam, against Long island Quakers ; banishment of John Bowne, 

June 10. Letter. Magistrates to director Stuyvesant; massacre at the 
Wiltwyck. Esopus ; village destroyed, 21 

June 14. Instructions for the magistrates and military officers of Wiltwyck,. 22 

June 15. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the m.agistrates of the vill.agc of 

In tbe Long Reach. Beavcrwyck and colonie Rensclaerswyck ; affairs at the Esopu.s, . 23 

June 16. Letter. Magistr.ates, &c., to director Stuyvesant; report on the 
Wiltwyck. progress of affairs ; Michael Frere dead of his wounds, 24 

June 19. Letter. Director Stuj'i-esant to (vice-director La Montagne) ; means 
New Amsterdam, adopted for the rcleasc of those in the bands of the Esopus In- 
dians, 25 

June 20. Report of the magistr.ates, &c., of Wiltwyck, on the massacre 

committed by the Indians, 26 

[In N. y. Doc. Hist., IV, 39.] 

June 23. Letter. Magistrates of Fort Orange and Renselaerswyck to direc- 
Fort Orange. tor Stuy\'esant ; little prospect of the release of the prisoners 
among the Esopus Indians ; Mohawks hard pressed by their 
enemies, 27 

June 23. Letter. Vice-director La Montagne to director Stuyvesant ; defense- 
Fort Orange. less condition of the fort ; to be repaired, 28 

June 23. Letter. Magistrates and court-m.artial to Jan Tomassen and others 
Wiltwyck. of Bevcrwyck ; state of aftiiirs at the Esopus, 29 

June 26. Letter. Councillor de Deckere to director Stuyvesant ; efforts for 
Wiltwyck. the release of the prisoners at Esopus, 30 

June 28. Letter. Volckert Jan,sen and others to director Stuyvesant, respect- 
Beverwyck. ing loss of their cattle at the Esopus, 31 



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April 5. Nomination and appointment of magistrates for Fort Orange, 32 

June 28. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; arrival of D'Hinoyossa in Hol- 
Amstcrdam. land ; emigrants, 33 

June 29. Letter. States-General to director Stuyvesant, transmitting copy of 
Hague. the treaty of commerce, ifcc, concluded between them and France, 34 

June 29. Letter. Vice-director La Montague to director Stuyvesant ; repairs 
Fort Orange. of the fort postponed; efforts to recover tbe_ christian prisoners; 

fort in Greenbush, , 35 

June 29. Letter. Councillor de Deckere to director Stuyvesant; efforts to 
Bevcnvyck. rccovcr tlic abovc prisoners ; complaints against the magistrates 

at the Esopus, 36 

June 29. Letter. Secretary Capito to director Stuyvesant; his wife killed 
Wiitwyck. and burnt in his liouse with all his effects ; requests a supply of 

clothing, &c. , 37 

June 29. Letter. Councillor de Deckere to director Stuyvesant ; information 
Beveiwyck. respecting the prisoners ; no volunteers to be had at Fort Orange, 38 

July 4. Liformation furnished by Racliel La Montague, wife of Gysbert van 

Lnborch, late a prisoner among the Esopus Indians, 39 

July 5. Letter. Captain Martin Kregier to director Stuyvesant ; reports his 
wiitsTyck. arrival at the Esopus ; escape of Mrs. Van Imbroch, 40 

Report of Indians sent to negotiate with those of Esopus (begin- 
ning lost), 41 

July 9. Letter. Director Stuyves.ant to the courts of Fort Orange and Ren- 
New AmsteiJam. sclacrswyck ; Cattskill Indians not to harbor those of Esopus, 42 

July 12. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the courts of Fort Orange and 
New Amsterdam. Rensclacrswyck ; offers to pay a reward for the release of christian 

prisoners, 43 

July 12. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to councillor de Deckere; sergeant 
New Amsterdam. Niesscu to be Gusign for his successful attack on the Esopus 

Indians ; peace with the Indians around Manh.attan, 44 

July 19. * Inventory of personal effects belonging to John Duck, seized by 
Middieboro. Edward Jessup, John Burroughs and Thomas Robartsdn, 45 

July 20. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the vice-director of Curagao, re- 
New Amsterdam, questing him to furnish Robert Lord, now at Boston, with a cargo 
of salt, and to consign the company's share to "William Davids, 
partner of Thomas Willett of that place ; war with the Esopus 
Indians ; negroes wanted, 46 

July 28. Letter. Vice-director La Montague and Jeremiah van Renselaer to 
Fort Orange. director Stuyvcsant ; vindicate themselves and the magistrates 
from tlie charge of refusing volunteers ; efforts to procure the 
release of the prisoners in the hands of the Esopus Indians, 47 

July 30. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to capt. Cregier ; the Esopus Indians 
New Amsterd.ira. to be Unrelentingly pursued ; Tjerck Claessen de Witt and Albert 
Heymanse Roos to be punished if they continue to oppose author- 
ity ; secretary Van Ruyven sent to Esopus (incomplete), 48 

Aug. 30. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to (vice-director La Montague) ; domine 
New Amsterdam. Schaet's daughter guilty of adultery ; her illegitimate child chris- 



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teiicd Benoiii, " son of grief," wlien it ought rather have been called 
Barabbas ; grave charges against said clergyman; an investi- 
gation and report ordered, 4 9 

Aug. 3. Letter. Captain Cregier to director Stuyvesant; attack on a fort 
wiitwyck. of the Esopus Indians ; the Marsejjingh Indians return home with 
their plunder ; New Utrecht volunteers also go home, to save their 
harvest, 50 

Aug. 3. Letter. Capt. Cregier to director Stuyvesant ; continuation of affairs 
Wiitwyck. at the Esopus, 51 

Aug. 9. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to (capt. Cregier) ; instructions to save 
New Amsterdam, the harvest at the Esopus, 52 

Aug. 13. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to lieut. Peter Wolphertsen van Cou- 
New Amsterdam, wcnhovcn at the Wajipingers kill ; warns him against allowing 

Indians on board his vessel, 52 

Aug. 14. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to capt. Cregier; further instruc- 

New Amsterdam. tiouS, 52 

Aug. 2V. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to lieut. Van Couwenhoven ; no indi- 
New Amsterdam, vidual Indian prisoners to be released or exchanged ; an effort to 

be made for the recovery of all the christian prisoners, 52 

Aug. 27. Letter. Messrs. La Montagne and Van Renselaer to director Stuy- 
Fort oranBe. vcsant ; Indian affairs, 53 

Aug. 27. Letter. Director and council to captain Cregier; comments and 
New Amsterdam, instructions respecting the Esopus campaign, 54 

Aug. 29. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to captiiin Cregier ; instructions about 

New Amsterdam. the EsopUS War, 54 

Sept. 13. Letter. The council to captain Cregier; Stuyvesant going to Boston; 
New Amsterdam, victory over the Esopus Indians ; reinforcements, 54 

Sept. 13. Order. Sloop captain to transport soldiers to the Esopus, 55 

Sept. 21. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to captain Cregier, with reinforcements 

New Amsterdam. for EsopUS, 55 

Sept. 10. Letter. Vice-director La Montagne, &c., to director Stuyvesant; 
Fort Orange. answer to his letter of the 30th August resjsecting domine Schaets 

and his daughter, 56 

Sept. 11. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant; reasons for ceding the lands on 
Amsterdam. the Delaware river to the city of Amsterdam, &c., 57 

Sept. 21. Letter. The council to captain Cregier; Marseping Indians sent to 
New Amsterdam. Esopus ; further iustructious, 58 

Sept. 24. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the vice-director of Curasao ; his 
Boston. reception at Boston ; object of his visit ; sir Thomas Temple, gov- 

ernor of Nova Scotia ; negroes required in New Netherland ; 
Stuyvesant's residence at Boston ; victory over the Esopus Indians, 59 

Sept. 26. Minute of proceedings at Fort Orange with the Mohawks on the 
subject of remonstrance from col. Temple, against their making 
war on the Indians within his government, and their answer, CO 

Sept. 27. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; convey the Delaware river to the 
Amsterdam. city of Amsterdam ; expect the settlement of the boundaries ; 



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slaves sent from Curasao not to be exported from New Nether- 
land ; value of beaver ; Tobias Feecx ; emigrants, 61 

Sept. 25. Permit to New Netherland traders to export thence tobacco, timber, 
and all other articles, peltries excepted, to such places as they may- 
think proper, 62, 64 

June 26. Two bills of lading, 63 

(No date.) Petition. Tobias Feecxs, for indemnity for his services against the 

Indians, &c. (see p. 61), 65 

Oct. 2. Letter. Vice-director La Montagne and Jeremias van Renselaer to 
Fort Orange. the council, inclosing minute of their proceedings with the 

Mohawks (see p. 60), 66 

Oct. 16. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; grieved at the Esopus war ; boun- 
Amstei-dam. darics ; suspicious movements of admiral Ilendrick Gerritsen 

Zeehelm in Sweden ; emigrants, 67 

Oct. 13. Commission. Cornells van Ruyven, OlofT Stevensen van Cortland 
and John Lawrence to be delegates to the governor, etc., of Con- 
necticut (seal of New Netherland), 68 

Oct. Journal kept by the above delegates of their visit to and negotia- 
tions at Hartford, 69 

[lu N. Y. Col. Doc, II, 385.] 

Oct. 21. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to lie ut. Van Couwenhoven; instruc- 
New Amsterdam, tions for exchange of prisoners with the Indians, 70 

Nov. 7. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to capt. Cregier ; peace with the Wap- 
New Amsterdam, pingers ; breach of the peace by them ; to be punished, 70 

Nov. 19. Letter. DLi-ector Stuyvesant to capt. Cregier ; the above news not 
New Amsterdam, true ; capt. C. Ordered to the Manhattans, 70 

Oct. 30. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; Swedish designs against the Dela- 
Amsterdam. Ware ; fort Christina, otherwise called Altona, 70 

Nov. 24. Letter. Vice-director La Montagne and Jeremias van Renselaer to 
Fort Orange. director Stuy vesant ; letters received from col. Temple and JMr. 

Pinchon ; Mohawks on the war path, 71 

July 28. Message from the Indians of Agawam to the Dutch, 72 

Oct. 22. Answer of the Mohawk chief Adogodquo (Big Spoon) to the above, 72 

Nov. 24. Proceedings at Fort Orange with Mohawk and Mohegan sachems, . 73 

Oct. Nov. Proceedings with Kattskill Indians, 74 

Nov. 15. Letter. Vice-director La Montagne to director Stuyvesant; excise 
FortOraDse. farmed; requests authority to the magistrates to pronounce judg- 
ment on Philip Hendricksen Brouwer, for the murder of Claes 
Cornelissen Swits, 75 

Oct. Conditions on which the excise at Fort Orange is to be farmed for 

one year, 76 

Nov. 15. Charter party of the ship Gideon for avoyage from Holland to Africa 
Amsterdam. to jirocure slaves, copper, and elephants' teeth for New Nether- 
land, 77 

Nov, 15. Letter. Vice-director La Montagne, &c., to director Stuyvesant; 
Fort Orange, repair af the fort ; flight of the Mohegans, 78 



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Nov. 21. Letter. Director Stuyvcs.iiit to the mngistrates of Wlltwyck; col- 
New Amsterdam, lections for the church and poor ; superintendence of intestates' 
estates, 

Nov. 21. Letter. Director Stnyvesant to the consistory at Wiltwyck ; not to 
New Amsterdam, interfere in matters concerning intestate estates, 80 

Dec. 3. Letter. Rev. Hermanns Blom to director Stuyvesant, in answer to 
wiitwrck. the above, 81 

Dec. 12. Letter. Magistrates of Wiltwyck to director Stuyvesant, .... 82, 83 

Dec. 19. Letter. Director and council to the sheriff and magistrates of 
New Amsterdam. Wiltwyck ; ccnsure them for their insolent letter of the 12th 
instant ; sheriff Swartwout suspended ; magistrates to be removed 
if they continue contumacious, 84 

Dec. 19. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to ensign Niessen, censuring him for 
New Amsterdam, disobedience of orders, 84 

Dec. 29. Letter. Director Stuyves.ant to (captain Cregier) ; armistice with 
New Amsterdam, the Esopus Indians, 84 

Journal of the Esopus war by captain Martin Cregier, 85-92 

[In N. Y. Doc. Hist., IT, 45.] 
1664. 

Jan. 4. Letter. Ensign Nyssen to director Stuyvesant; departure of capt. 
wntwjck. Cregier ; great sickness at the Esopus, 93 

J.an. 8. Letter. Messrs. La Montagne and V.an Renselaer to director Stuy- 
Fort Orange. vcsant ; return of Mohawks, Onondag.as and Senecas from an 
expedition against the Indians of Maine ; storm the fort ; their 
losses, 94 

Jan. 11. Letter. Ensign Nyssen to director Stuyvesant; sickness .at the 
Wiltwyck. Esopus on the increase, 95 

Jan. 20. List of papers sent to New Netherland by the ship Gekruiste Hart, 96 

Jan. 20. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; ships sent to Guinea for slaves for 
Amsterdam. New Netherland ; defense of the mouth of the Hudson river ; 
settlements thereabouts to be encouraged ; currency ; hostile pro- 
ceedings of Connecticut ; compl.aints made to the States-General ; 
emigrants; Delaware river ceded to the city of Amsterdam; stop- 
page of the s.alt works on Coney island ; English designs on New 
Netherland ; reinforcements ; measures of the St.ates-General ; 
Dutch ship seized .and carried to Virginia; slaves not to be ex- 
ported from New Netherland ; rev. Samuel Meg.apolensis, 97 

[la N. Y. Col. Doc, II, 218.] 

(No date.) Contract of the city of Amsterdam with the directors of the W. I. 
Company, to share in a cargo of slaves to be conveyed from 
Angola to New Netherland, 98 

Jan. 21. Invoices of munitions and accoutrements sent to New Netherland, 

and bill of lading, 99, 100 

Jan. 22. Letter. Director and council to the courts of Fort Orange and 
New Amsterdam. Reiisclaerswyck ; loss of the Mohawks and Senecas in their attack 

on the fort in Maine ; dispersing of the Esopus Indians, 101 

Jan. 25. List of letters and papers sent to New Netherland by the ship Faith, 102 
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Bills of lading and invoices, 103-105 

Jan. 24, Resolution of the Amsterdnm chamber of the W. I. Company, to 
allow some Huguenot families to proceed with an adventure from 
Rochellc and other parts of France, in their own or other ships, 
to New Netlierland, and to receive gratuitous grants of land there, 106 

Jan. 26. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, inclosing copy of the above reso- 
Amsieniam. lutioH, and Ordering that every assistance be afforded those emi- 
grants, 107 

Jan. 26. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant, notifying him that they will send 
Amste.jiim. ft patent from the States-General for New Netlierland, and a letter 

from their High Mightinesses to the English towns on Long island, 108 

Jan. 31. Letters. Directors to Stuyvesant ; patent explanatory of the W. I. 
ArastenUm. Com]inny's charter; letters to the Long island towns; ambassador 

to England ; boundary, 109 

Feb. 1 . Letter. Mr. Van Seventer, secretary of the Amsterdam chamber, 
Amsierdiini. to director Stuyvesant, inclosing States-General's letters, for the 

several towns on Long island, and the above explanatory patent, 110 

(Jan. 23.) Letter. States-General to the several towns on Long island, Ill 

llugue. 

[ill N. Y. Col. Doc, II, 229; in Aitzema, V, Gi, and Groot Placaact Bock, II, 3153.] 

Feb. 24. * Agreement between captain John Scott and the commissioners on 

tlie part of director Stuyvesant, 112 

[In O'Callaghan's Hist. New Netlierland, II, 578.] 

Feb. 18. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to tlie magistrates of Wiltwyck ; resto- 
Kew A.nsteidam. ration of shcrilf Swartwout, recall of the military; Indian aftairs, . 113 

Feb. 18. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to ensign Nyssen ; orders to send down 
New Arasieidam. soldicrs ; Indian affairs (this letter was not delivered, a sudden 

frost having shut up the river), 114 

March 24. Nomination of magistrates for Fort Orange for the ensuing year,. . 115 

March 24. Letter. Rev. Gideon Schaetes to director Stuyvesant in answer to 
Cevciwyck. the charges against him (see p. 56), 116 

March 25. Letter. Magistrates to director Stuyvesant; recommending a peti- 
Fort OranBe. tlou of 58 inhabitants to his favorable consideration, 117 

April 4. Letter. Magistrates to director Stuyvesant ; referring to his con- 
Fort Orange, sideration an apjilication of the Mohawks for a cannon, 118 

April 21. Letter. Ensign Nyssen to director Stuyvesant, reporting the visit 
wiltwyck. of an Englishman who said that the English would possess New 

Netlierland in or 8 weeks, 119 

April 21. Bills of lading, 120 

April 26. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam ; receipt 
New Amsterdam, of documents mentioned (supra, p. 110) ; New Utrecht; Palatines 
on Staten island ; block houses to defend the narrows ; hostile 
proceeding of John Scott and Connecticut instigated from Eng- 
land; English purchase land .at the Newesinghs; folly of resisting 
the English on Long island; agreement with Jolin Scott; descrip- 
tion of emigrants from Holland ; aftairs at Esopus; map of Coney 
island ; revenue, 121 



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May 6. Letter. Rev. Ilermanits Blom to director Stnyvesnnt, roquostiiifi in 

WiUwyck. tlie name of tlie consistory, that the 7th oC Juno be annually 

observed at the Esopus .as a day of Thanksgiving, in comnieinora- 

tion of the escape of so many persons i'roni tiie Indian massacre 

on that day, 122 

May 7. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to Abraham Doncklicr and Johannes 
New Amsterdam, de Razierc, on commercial matters, ] 2.3 

May 7. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the vice-director of Cura9ao ; tlio 
New Amsterdara. bcst time to import negrocs ; commercial matters, 123 

M.ay Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the magistrates of Fort Orange ; 

New Amsterdam, transmit.s articles of peace concluded with the Esopus Indians"; 

measures for the protection of the new village at tlie Esopus; 

Schanechtede ; proclamation for a day of thanksgiving, 124 

May 15. Articles of peace concluded with the Esopus Indians, 125 

M.ay 17. Proposals of Mohawks at Fort Orange with the answer, . 12G, 127, 128 

May Journal of John Davith and Jacob Loockerman, commissioners to 
negotiate a treaty of peace between the Mohawks and the North- 
ern Indians, 120, 130 

June 10. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam 
New Amsterd.im. encroachmcnts of Connecticut ; Bronck's and Van der Donck's 
lands ; Long island ; eft'ect of the States-General's letters ; menac- 
ing aspect of England ; trade of Virginia, Maryland and Barb.a- 
does ; benefits to be derived from emigration ; Mf. de Decker's 
embassy to Virginia ; arrival and sale of slaves, 131 

June 10. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam, inclosing a very 
New Amsterdam, harsli letter addresscd to him by councillor de Decker, 132 

June 16. Letter. Vice-director La Montague to director Stuyvesant ; Schan- 
Port Orange. hcchtcda Surveyed ; (letter much defoced), 133 

June 24. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; ships sent from England against 
Amsterdam. Ncw Nctherland ; slaves sent thither, 134 

Deposition of John Bricker .as to a conversation he had with a 
Northern Indian near Fort Orange, 135 

July 5. Minute of the court .at Wiltwyck, 136 

July 30. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the vice-director of Cura9ao; arrival 
New Amsterdam, and salc of slavcs ; commercial affairs, 137 

Aug. 4. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam ; imprisonment 
New Amsterdam, of John Scott ; his magistrates on Long island deposed ; English 
towns annexed to Connecticut; movements of gov. Winthrop on 
Long island ; ships .about to sail from England ; their rejiorted 
object; patent to Rhode island; grant to the duke of York; 
Dutch purchases and patents of no v.alue in the eyes of the English ; 
priority of the Dutch settlement on the Connecticut river and at 
Narraganset ; intrigues of the English .among the Indians ; emi- 
grants from Rochelle and St. Martin; French clergyman .at St. 
Martin invited ; "William Bog.ardus, 138 

Aug. 17. Letter. The comicil to the directors at Amsterdam; Stuyvesant at 
New Amsterdam. Fort Orange ; arriv.al of 300 slaves ; loss of Cayenne ; necessity of 

settling the boundary question with the English, 139 



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1664. . — — PAGE. 

Aug. 29. Letter. Stuyvesant to (the magistr.ates of Fort Orange, &c.) ; his 
New Amsteiiiiim. return to Manhattan ; arrival of the English frigates ; strength of 

the enemy ; very little hope of relief, 140 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, II, 372.] 

Sept. 1. Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam ; arrival of the 
New Amsieidiim. English fleet; Long island lost; the capital suminoned; popular 

murmurs and disatt'oction ; loss of the country certain, 141 

Sept. 3. Letter. Messrs. La Montague and Van Rensselaer to director Stuy- 
Fort Orange. vesant ; surprised .at the .arrival of the English ; prudently refrain 

from sending intelligence, 142 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, II, 313.] 

Aug. 30. Minute of the deliberations of the common council of New Amster- 
dam on the demand of the surrender of th.at place by the English, 143 

Sept. 1. Further minute of the common council of New Amsterdam, appoint- 
ing a committee to demand of the director-general, copy of a 
letter sent him by the English commissioners; their report, 144 

Aug. -IS. Summons of colonel Nieolls for the surrender of New Amsterdam, . . 144 

[In Sniitli's Hist, of New York, Alb. ed., 35.] 

Sept. 2. Minute. Appointing delegates from the common council of New 
Amsterdam, to accompany the commissioners to be sent by tlie 
director and council to the commanders of the English forces at 
Nyack, 144 

Sept. 2. Commission. Cornelius Steenwyck and Jacques Cousseau to be 

such delegates, 144 

Sept. 3. Report of the above delegates ; remonstrance to the director and 

council voted, 144 

Sept. 5. Resolution of the common council of New Amsterdam to treat with 

the English for the surrender of the place, 144 

Sept. 5. Commission. Appointing Cornells Steenwyck, Oloff Stevensen van 
Cortl.indt and Jiicques Cousseau, joint commissioners for the above 
purpose, .• 144 

Sept. V. Report of the above commissioners of the articles of surrender agreed 

to, 145 

Sept. 6. Agreement of the above commissioners to convey to Holland such 

soldiers as are desirous to return thither, 145 

Sept. 8. Ratificationof the articles of surrender by the Dutch commissioners, 145 



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VOLUME XVI. PARTI. 



ORDINANCES. 



1657. PAGE. 

Ordinance. Renewing sundry ordinances which, by connivance or 

non-execution, have fallen into dissuetude, 1 

1647. 
May 31. Ordin.ance. Against tapping or tippling during divine service on the 

Lord's day, or after nine o'clock in the evening on any day, 5 

July 1. Ordinance. Against furnishing strong drink to Indians and for the 

proper preservation of fences, 6 

July 4. Ordinance. Regulating the port of New Amsterdam, the loading 

and unloading of ships and establishing passes, 7 

July 25. Ordinance. Regulating buildings in New Amsterdam, 9 

1648. 
Jan. 12. Ordinance. Prohibiting brewers to be tapsters, or to sell beer by 

retail, 10 

J.in. 28. Ordinance. Prohibiting wooden chimneys, and appointing fire- 
wardens in New Amsterdam, 10 

March 10. Ordinance. For regulating taverns and granting licenses, 11 

March 16. Ordin.ance. Against goats and hogs running at large in New Am- 
sterdam, 14 

April 29. Ordinance. For the stricter observance of the Sabbiith, 14 

May 13. Ordinance. Renewing the ordinance against furnishing strong drink 

to Indians, 16 

Sept. 28. Ordinance. For the better prevention of fires in New Amsterdam, 16 

Sept. 28. Ordinance. For the recovery of wages by Indians, 17 

Oct. 6. Ordinance. Against harboring or employing other people's indented 

men or maid servants, 17 

Dec. 15. Ordinance. For the speedier erection of buildings on vacant lots in 

New Amsterdam, 18 

1649. 

Nov. 8. Ordinance. Requiring permits for the removal of wine or beer, .. . 19 

Nov. 8. Ordinance. Regulating the baking and sale of bread, 20 

1650. 

May 30. Ordinance. Regulating the cm-rency, 21 

Sept. 14. Ordinance. For the better regulation of the currency, 22 



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1651. PJIGE. 

June 5. Orclinance. Regul.ating the assize of bread and the price of wine, 

brandy, &c., in New Amsterdam, 23 

1652. 

June 27. Ordinance. Regulating the driving of carts, wagons and sleighs in 

New Amsterdam, 26 

June 27. Ordinance. Against boarding ships arriving at New Amsterdam 

before the same are entered, 26 

July 1. Ordinance. Regulating the purchase of lands from the Indians, and 
vacating and annulling sundry grants to Wouter v.an Twiller, 
Wolphert Gerritsc, Andries Hudde, Jacob Wolphertse, Brant 
van ISIechtenhorst, Lubbert van Dincklagen, Govert Loockermans 
and Thomes Chambers, 27 

Oct. 9. Ordinance. Against firing at partridges or other game within the 

limits of New Amsterdam, 31 

1653. 

March 20. Ordinance. For the more general planting of wheat, corn, and other 

grains, , 32 

March 28. Ordinance. For the publication of a certain ordinance of last Octo- 
ber, against the wasteful and unprofitable consumption of grain 
in Renselaerwyck and for procuring a return of the grain there, 
and appointing commissioners to enforce the execution thereof, . . 33 

March 26. Ordinance. Increasing the excise on wines and strong liquors,. ... 36 

Aug. 18. Ordinance. Amending the preceding, 37 

Nov. 19. Ordinance. Fixing the rate at which goods are to be sold in New 

Amsterdam, 38 

1654. 

Jan. 19. Ordinance. Annulling banns of marriage published in places where 

the parties have not been residents during the previous year, .... 40 

Jan. 28. Ordinance. Imposing duties on Indian goods, wine, brandy, &c., . . 41 

April 8. Ordinance. Against harboring pirates or vagabonds ; for arresting 

the same, and providing for the public safety, 43 

July 1. Ordinance. Regulating the Ferry at the Manhattans, 47 

Aug. 20. Ordinance regulating the duties of the provost marshal of Fort 

Amsterdam, 50 

Aug. 24. Ordinance. Imposing a tax on land and cattle, 53 

Aug. 28. Ordinance. Against furnishing liquors to Indians, 55 

1655. 

March 10. Ordinance. Renewing the regulations for the inspection of tobacco, 

enacted 10 February, 1653, 57 

Aug. 28. Ordinance. Exempting Jews, between 16 and 60 years, from mili- 
tary service, and obliging them to pay a monthly fine therefol-, . . 59 

Oct. 9. Ordinance. For the pi-eservation of fences, i 60 

Nov. 29. Ordinance. Fixing the price of good New Netherland beer, 61 

Dec. 31. Ordinance. Against firing guns, planting May poles, beating drums, 

or selling liquors on New Year's day, or on May day 62 



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1656. : PAGE. 

J.in. 18. Ordinance. Prohibiting the slaughtei-ing of cattle without a permit, C3 

Jan. 27. Ordinance. For the more effectual collection of duties on exported 

peltries, 65 

Feb. 1. Ordinance. Against convcnticks, and meetings other than the 

authorized reformed religion, 66 

April 27. Ordin.ance. For the better collection of the fees of the weigh house 

at New Amsterdam, 68 

April 27. Ordinance. Regulating the fees of the weigh house and the duties 

of the weigh master, 70 

June 7. Ordinance. Establishing the duties to be paid to the farmer of the 

excise on exported liquors, 75 

June 27. Ordinance. For the payment of tenths, 76 

June 27. Ordinance. Requiring all vessels and persons to take out a permit 
and to pay tiie duties on exported furs and liquors, before sailing 
from the port of New Amsterdam, 77 

Aug. 11. Ordinance. For the more effectual prevention of smuggling at the 

port of New Amsterdam, 78 

Sept. 6. Ordinance. Regulating certain fees, payable at the public store in 

New Amsterdam, 82 

Sept. 13. Ordinance. Establishing a weekly market at New Amsterdam, ... 84 

Sept. 20. Ordinance. For the officers and soldiers of the director-general's 

company, 85 

Sept. 27. Ordinance. Regulating the rate at which beavers are to be received 

in payment of duties, 89 

Oct. 26. Ordinance. Amending the laws for the better observance of the 
Sabbath ; against the sale of liquors to the Indians, and regulating 
the assize of bread and the trade of baking, 91 

1657. 

Jan. -3. Oramance. Regulating the currency, 98 

Jan. 16. Ordinance. For the fencing of private lands, and authorizing the 

cutting of firewood and timber on unfenced lands, 101 

Jan. 32{sic.) Ordinance. Obliging tavern keepers to take out a license and 

pay excise, 1 03 

Feb. 2. Ordinance. Declaring who may be admitted to great and small citi- 
zenship in New Amsterdam, 105 

March 30. Ordinance. For the better inspection of tobacco, 108 

June 12. Ordinance. Renewing the laws for the better observance of the 
S.abb.ath ; against selling liquors to Indians ; against smuggling ; 
j)rescribing the anchorage ground in the port of New Amsterdam ; 
against fast driving through the streets of that city, and providing 
for the delivery of letters, 112 

Aug. 12. Ordinance. For the surer prevention of smuggling, 117 

Aug. 24. Ordinance. Ag.ainst exporting goods without a permit, 118 

Nov. 29. Ordinance. Further regulating the currency, 119 



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Dec. 15. Ordinance. Annulling all fraudulent sales of mortgaged lands on 

South river, 122 

Dec. 15. Ordinance. For the more effectual prevention of thatched roofs, 
wooden chimneys and hay st.acks in New Amsterdam, and for 
providing that city with fire buckets, hooks and ladders, 123 

Dec. 15. Ordinance. For the more effectual prevention of quarrels ami 

broils in the public streets of New Amsterdam, 125 

1658. 

Jan. 15. Ordinance. For appraising and assessing vacant lots in the city of 

New Amsterdam, 127 

Jan. 15. Ordinance. To oblige parties to marry after the proclamation of 

banns, 129 

Jan. 25. Ordinance Regulating the office and fees of notaries, secretaries and 

town clerks, 130 

March 4. Ordinance. For establishing a new village at the end of Manhattan 

island, (Harlem), 135 



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1656. 
Oct. 4. Complaint. Against Ilendrick Hendricksen, baker, for selling bread 
below the regul.ar weight ; fined and suspended from following his 
business, 1 

Oct. 6. Sentence. Egbertje Egberts for selling beer to Indians ; fined 300 

guilders and to be imprisoned until paid, 3 

Oct. 6. Sentence. William Hoffmeyer, for conveying beer up the river and 
selling it to Indians ; fined 500 guilders ($200) ; to be imprisoned 
until the fine be paid, and then to be banished for three years, ... 5 

Oct. 6. Sentence. Dirckje Harmens, for selling beer to Indians ; fined 300 

guilders, 7 

Oct. 12. Minute. Conveyance of a drunken Lidian to the fort on a brew- 
er's dray, and his confinement there, 8 

Oct. 13. Examination of the above Indian, 9 

Oct. 17. Sundry actions for recovery of debts, 10, 11 

Oct. 17. Trial. Jnriaen the glazier, for assaulting and wounding Cornells 

Pietersen Hoogeboom, 12 

Oct. 21. Actions of debt. Suit against Jellis Fonda's wife for removing Lewis 
Cobussen's wife's petticoat from the fence ; defendant says plain- 
tiff pawned the article for beaver ; put over ; price asked by Car- 



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sten Frediickscn for liis lot which is required for the removal 
tliither of a house now leaning against the ciiurch, 14, 15 

Oct. 24. Ordinance. For the sweeping of chimneys, 10 

Oct. 21. Actions of debt. Application of Tlioraas Jansen Mingallbr, a building 

lot, 19 

Oct. 31. Actions of debt. Information ag.ainst Barent Pietersen (Coey mans), 

miller, for selling liquor to an Indian, 20, 21 

Nov. 7. Actions of debt. Action of damages .against Thomas Chorabert, aj««s 
Clapboard, for insulting sheriff La Montagne ; pleads drunkenness ; 
fined 150 guilders (§60), 22 

Nov. 22. Actions of debt, 23 

Nov. 28. Actions of debt and prosecutions for being found in the tavern after 

the ringing of the bell, 25 

Dec. 5. Actions of debt. Slander suit, Andries Herbertsen af/st. Hendrick 
the baker's wife. Arcnt v.an Curler affnt. Mareellis Janscn, late 
farmer of the e.vcise, for recovery of an anker of brandy, 27-30 

Dec. 12. Actions of debt, 31 

1657. 

Jan. 9. Actions. Lambert v.an Valkenborcli agst. Hendrick Claesscn and ^ 

Gerrit Willemsen, for assault ; put over. Jacob .lansen Schermer- 
horn ar/st. lieyner Albertsen, for loss of a goat killed by defend- 
ant's dog; judgment for plaintiff for 12 guilders (|)4.80.) Foppe 
Barcntsen ae/st. the sheriff for false imprisonment, put over ; actions 
of debt, 33 

Jan. 23. Application. Sheriff of Renselaerswyck for arrest of Jan Joosten 
for breach of the peace in that colony ; ari-ested and b.ailed. 
Action against Mareellis Jansen,tavernkeeper, for soiling liquor on 
his premises last Sunday, during the sermon, fined, 33 

Feb. 2. Resolution. In consequence of the difficulties in making up the 
accounts for building the church last year, that all public work 
shall be done in future by contract, 39 

Feb. 6. Actions of debt. Application of the sheriff of Renselaerswyck for the 
punishment of Lambert van Neck, for committing an assault in 
that colonic ; defendant fined, 40 

Feb. 7. Appointment. Jan Verbeeck and Evert Wendel to be orphan • 

masters, , 43 

Feb. 20. Action. Jan van Hoescm ar/st. Jochem Wesselsen, baker, for an 
assault committed by defendant's wife on plaintiff's daiio-hter; 
defendant pleads a right to chastise the girl who was in his service ; 
referred to the sheriff. Actions of debt, 44 

Feb. 27. Actions of debt, 45 

Feb. 27. Appointment. Andries de Vos .and Arent Andriessen curators of 

the estate of the late Cornelia Vedos, wife of Chris. Davids, 46 

Feb. 27. Minute. Proclamation for a day of prayer, 47 

March 13. Actions. Abraham Abrah.amsen ar/st. Harmen Bastiaensen ; plain- 
tiff was hired to drive cart, but defendant requires him to do 
40 



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FORT ORANGE RECORDS. 
1G57. PAGE. 

c;t>ncr,al work, to wliich jilaintift" objects ; jiulgincnt for clcfciul.int. 
Surgeon dc IliiK'O ar/st. Tljoiiias PoweLsen, for fees; defendant 
answers that ])Iaintitt" was engaged to attend the family for 2 
beavers a year; piaintlft" insists that sneh agreement referred only 
to sickness i'roni natural causes, not to cases of wounds willfully 
inflicted ; case put over. Actions of del)t, 49 

March 20. Actions. Jochem, the baker, «/7aV. the secretary of Renselaerswyck, 
inserting a wrong sti|julation in a bill of sale; defendant proves 
the contrary and obtains judgment accordingly. The sheriff agst. 
Meuwes Hoogenbooni, Gysbert Van Loon, and otiiers, for I'laying 
at Golf on the public prayer day ; put over. The sherifl" agst. 
Claes liipscn, Arent Vanderberg, and others, for tip])ling after 
bell-ring; fined. Kev. Gideon Schaets a(jst. Cornells Tennis- 
sen Bosch and wife, for slander ; j)ut over, .5], 53 

April 14. Interrogatories. On which Hans Vos, of Katskil, was examined, 

being charged with having sold liquors to Indians, 54 

April 17. Actions of debt, &c. (24th.) Baefje Piefersen affst. Meuwes Hoo- 
genbooni, and others, tor payment of an account for liquor fur- 
nislied ; judgment for plaiinitF, 58 

Ajiril 17. Examination. Panlus Maertensen, Gerrit Slechtenhorst, and others, 
witnesses in the case of the sherift' ugst. Peter Bronk, for drawing 
a knife in a light, CO 

April 24. Examination. Gysbert Teimisen, of Kats Kil, a witness, against 

Hans Vos, accused of having sold liquor to Indians, C2 

April 28. Complaint and sentence of Hans Vos, of Katskil, having sold liquor 

as above ; fined 500 florins, and banished for three years, 03 

April 28. Action. Jan van Hoesem (7/7s«. Gertrude Jeronimns, wife of Joehem, 
the baker, for violently kicking plaintirt''s daughter whilst in her ser- 
vice ; judgment for jylaintirt'; damages 30 guilders ($12), and costs, 64 

May 1. Minute. Swearing in of the newly appointed magistrates, and their 
oath ; resolution exempting all retiring magistrates fi-om duty on 
the bui'gher watch for one year after their retirement from office, 64 

May 1. Examination. Martin Bierkaker, witness, on a charge against 
Steven Jansen, for drawing his knife and wounding Seger Cor- 
nelissen ; judgment against Tyrck Claessen (de Wit) for price 
of a horse, 66 

May 29. Actions. Jacob Sehermerhoorn agst. Hendrick Andriessen for 
defamation; put over. Jan Labite agst. Gillis Pietersen ; debt; 
continued. Jan van Iloesem .against Matthews Abrahamsen, for 
failing in his contract to com])lete a house on the 1)111. Jochem, 
the baker, af/st. William Iloffmeyr, for possession of a house ; 
defendant alleges that plaintiff, being his stejifathei', made him a 
present of the ]iremises on his wedding day; plaintiff puts in 
a special agreement whereby defendant releases him from all 
claims he may have against him for a certain sum; judgment for 
plaintift'. Peter Bent acjst. Peter Bosboom, for breach of eon- 
tract in refusing to manufacture brick for plaintiff; judgment for 
defendant, 67 

May 29. Judgments. Against Peter Bronck, for assault with a knife; fined 100 
guilders. {!i>40.) Against Steven Jansen, for wounding Seger Cor- 
nelissen Wip with a knife, pleads self-defense ; case continued, .... 70 



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June 6. Resolution. Pcnuiuinp; the inhabitants to employ Indian brokers 

in the Indian trade this year, 71 

June 1. Trial of Marten, the mason, for wounding Peter Jacobsen Bo.sbooni, 

witli liis cutlass, near tlie guard house; defendant ple.ads provoca- 
tion, inasmucli as Bosboni had called him a liar ; continued, 71 

June 11. Action. Andries de Vos CKjst. Paulus Lendei'sen (van der Grist) 
for p.ayraent of boards sold him at the Manhattans; defendant 
pleads that he had purchased them for the city of New Amster- 
dam, and protests against being sued in the court at Fo.!'t Orange 
in violation of privilege of great, burgher right, granted to said 
city ; judgment for plaintiff; defendant appeals, 73 

June 16. Action. The sherift" a/jst. Frans Barentsen Pastoor, for an assault 

on Jacobus Teunissen with a knife; fined 100 guilders ($40),. ... 77 

June IG. Propositions of the three Mohawk castles, renewing the ancient 
covenant chain ; requesting, in case they go to war against the 
Siunekeus, that they might be permitted to bring their wives and 
children to Fort Orange; also, requesting guns to defend their 
castles and horses to draw palisades thither, 77 

June 19. Actions of debt. Application of Frans Barentsen Pastoor, former 

magistrate, for payment of two years' salary, 79 

June 22. Answer of the court to the proposals from the three Mohawk Castles, 

(see p. 77), 80 

June 26. Actions of debt. Rem Jausen agst. Symon Volckertseu ; William 
Hoffmeyer agi^t. Jochcm Wesselsen, baker; Thomas Jansen 
Mingael agst. Jan Roeloffsen ; Michiel Rombouts agtit. Lloncus 
Jurcksen, 81 

June 26. Actions. The sheriff agst. Steven Jansen, for an assault on Seger 
Cornelissen (Wip) with a knife ; and against Ilendrick Andriessen 
for slandering Jacob Schermerhoorn, a magistrate; continued,. . . S3 

July 4. Actions of debt. Attachment issued against the sloop of Harmen / 

Jacobsen Bambus, an absconding debtor, at the suit of Rntger \/ 

Jacobsen ; order for the arrest of said Bambus, who is hiding away 
in Esopus, 86 

July 10. Actions of debt. Attachment issued against the property and debts 

of Ilarmen Jacobsen Bamboes aforesaid, at the suit of Rut"er / 

Jacobsen, §3 

July 11. Action. Daniel Rlnekhout .against Leendert Pietersen, on a verbal 
contract to take all the w.ampunithe plaintiff might furnish in two 
months in exchange for beaver ; judgment for plaintiff, 89 

July 11. Proceedings of an extraordinary court for the tri.al of an action. 
Peter Jacobsen, plaintiff, agst. Cornells Vos, for the payment of 
29 beavers; judgment for plaiutiti"; (20th) bail entered by Rutger 
Jacobsen and Gerrit Bancker for any fine that may be imposed 
Juriaen Jansen, 90 

July 17. Various actions of debt. Permission to Rutger Jacobsen to use a \/ 
sloop which he sold to Harmon Jacobsen, an absconding debtor, and ^ 
which is under attachment ; minute th.at iron work, funiished to the 
church by Peter Maecker, is accepted in payment of his subscription 
towards the erection of that building. The sheriff «</«<. Peter Bronk 



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on a summons to inform tlie court what christians he had seen in 

the woods trading with Indians ; refuses to tell ; case postponed, 92-90 

July 18. Action of debt. Dirck Ko_vser agst. John Roclofsen, for payment 
of 13 beavers; judgment for plaintiff on his swearing to the 
correctness of his account, 96 

July 19. Action of damages. Goosen Gerritsen agst. Jurriacn Jansen, for 
, having circulated a report that he was bet]'othed to Amiotie 

Lievens, the plaintiff's bride ; defendant acknowledges circulating 
the report and its f ilsehood, but pleads that he had been instigated 
thereto by Cornells Teunissen ; ordered to prove this allegation. 
Appointment of Sander Leendcrtscn and Peter llartgers to appraise 
wampum, paid Leendert Pietersen by D.aniel liinckhout, . . . . 97, 98 

July 28. Appointment of Hendrick Biorman to be receiver of the excise; 
sundry actions of debt; tiie sheriff" agst. Jacob Lootkermans, 
for having .assaulted Meuwes Iloogenboom, and s]jlit liis face 
o])en from his forehead to his under lip with his knife ; fined 300 
guiUlers ($f20), and furtlier, to pay for loss of time, board and 
.surgical attendance; confession of Juriaen Jansen that the state- 
ment he made respecting an engagement between himself and 
Gooaen Gerritsen's bride was false ; asks pardon; granted,.. 98-102 

Aug. 1. Actions of debt. licyndert Iloorn agst. Adriaen Symonsen, for 

the jiayment of 108 beavers ; judgment for plaintiff', 103 

Aug. 15. Affidavit. Of Johannes La Montague, I'liilip Pietersen Schuyler, 
Jan Tomassen, magistrates, and Ilcndrick Jocliemsen, lieutenant 
of the burglier company, that Marten Bierkaecker, on the south 
side of the town limits, had sold brandy to a Mohawk Indian,. . . . 103 

Aug. 15. Examination. Of Martin Bierk.aecker and Susanna, his wife, on 

interrogatories I'especting the above charge, lO'l 

Aug. 20. Sundry actions for debt. (20th). Goosen Gerritsen agst. Tennis 
/ Cornelissen and Marretje his wife, for behaving insolently in his 
house ; put over. The sheriff" agst. Susannah Jansen, wife of 
Martin Bierkaecker, for having sold liquor to an Indian ; pleads in 
extenuation her extreme poverty, and that her husband is incap.a- 
citated from work by a hernia on both sides ; proceedings 
dropped, 1 o'e, 107 

Sept. 4. Actions. Mr. Van Ilaniel, secretary of Renselaerswyck agst. 
Lambert van Valkenburgh, for loss sustained in the sale of a field 
of wheat on the farm of Jan Labite which he had purchased at 
auction, and which had to be resold for non-payment of purchase- 
money ; judgment for plaintiff' with costs and damages. Jan Bem- 
y boo agst. Tennis Jacobsen, beer carrier, for loss of wine which 
he let fall from the beer yoke; put over; judgment subsequently 
for defendant ; actions of debt, 11 0-112 

Sept. 4. Action. The sheriff agst. Hendrick Andriessen, for standing in 
the middle of the street at ten o'clock at night with a drawn cut- 
lass in his hand, 113 

Sept. 5. Action of slander. Ulderick Kleyn agst. Eklert Gerbertsen, for 
stating that his wife had been whipped and branded on the scaff'old 
at Amsterdam ; defendant ])leads provocation, having been abused 
by tiie wom.nn ; put over. Report of referees in favor of a claim of 
Femmetje de Baxter agst. Michael Teunissen, bis\\2 



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Oct. 2. Actions of debt. Cornciis Coniolissen a/jst. Daniel Rincklionf, 
for payment of .a house ; defendant alleges tliat it is not tinisiied 
according to .'igreenient ; judgment for defendant. The sheriff 
ar/,it. Engeltje Cornelissen, for an assaidt on Tryntje Meigers, 
wife of Wynant, the trunli maker ; defendant pleads provocation ; 
put over, 114 

Nov. 13, 27, Dec. 11. Sundry actions for debt, 116, 122 

Account. Of the fines received at Fort Orange and of the expenses 
incurred at that place from 4th October, 1656, to 28th JNJarch, 
1658, 124 



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1658. " 

Jan. 8. Actions of debt. Thomas Jansen Mingael affst. Christoffel Davits ; 
referred to arbitration. Cornells van Breuckelen af/st. Dirckje 
Harraensen, for delivery of brandy; judgment for plaintitf. 
Andries de Vosch, plaintiff, cf(/st. .Tan van Bremen ; parties 
recommended to settle. Evert Noldinck agst. Peter Stevensen ; 
judgment for plaintiff. The sherifi" ciffst. Jan Teunissen, Jan 
Andriessen and Peter Jacobse Bosboom, for selling liquor to 
Indians ; put over, 1 

Jan. 12. Continuation of the above prosecution for selling liquor to Indians, 4 

Jan. 12. Conipl.aint against Gysbert van Loenon, for selling liquor to 
In<lians ; ordered to prove that he did not do so. Paulus Corne- 
lissen ciffst. Gysbert Martensen, for value of a horse ; attachment 
against the horse ordered, 67 

Jan. 15. Actions of slander. Secretary V.an Ilamcl flii/.s^. Christopher Davits ; 
put over. William Fredericksen ar/sf. Marcelus Jansen; proof 
ordered. Sundry actions for debt. Order for the return of the 
. horse above mentioned to Paulus Cornelissen, 8, 'J 

Jan. 22. Sentence. Jan Teunissen, J.-in Andriessen (de Graff), and Peter 
Jacobse Bosboom, for selling liquor to Indians, fined 500 guilders 
($200) and costs, and three years' banishment, 10, 12 

Jan. 22. Actions of debt. Lewis Cobus «7«<. Peter Bronck and Dirck Bensick, ,' 

for his fees for t.aking an inventory of H.ans Vosch's property at v 

Ivattskil ; judgment for plaintiff, 13 

Jan. 29. Action. Cornells Teunissen r/ffst. .Jacob .Jansen Stoll, of Esopus, for 
excise on slaughtered cattle; defendant claims that Esopus is 
exempt from any excise for four years more, agreeably to the 
" Exemptions of New Nethevland," and iu case it is not, that the 



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excise accrues to the benefit of tlieir place according to the ordi- 
nance ; referred to the director-gener.al, 14 

Complaint .against Jochim, the baker, for having beaten an Indian ; 
fined £2 flemish (85). Abr.aham Pieterscn Vosburgh agst. Cobns 
Teunisseii and Tjerck Claessen, for carrying oft' a tree he had cut 
down for building purposes; judgment for defendants, on the 
ground that the tree liad been cut down three years. Sundry 
actions for debt. Tlic sherift'rti/si. Jan Martense, alias The weaver, 
for selling brandy to Indians ; testimony in the case, 14, 17 

Actions of debt. Complaint against Jan the weaver, for selling 
liquor after the ringing of the bell and during the sermon ; fined, 18 

Actions for debt. Tlie sheriff" agst. Jacobus Teunissen and Jan 
Roelofsen, for drawing their knives on each other, •. . . . 22 

Judgment against Jan Andriossen de Gracft' and Peter Jacobsen 
Bosboom, for swindling a Mohawk Indian ; fined cacli 125 guilders 
($50) and costs, 23 

Actions for debt. Election of persons to be recommended for 
magistrates, 24, 25 

Actions for debt. (29th.) Jan Ilarmensen ar/st. Dirck Bensick, for .an 
assault with a cutlass ; fined 150 guilders ($60) and costs, 27 

Inauguration of Pieter Hartgens, Francis Boon and Dirck Jansen 
Croon, as new magistrates ; their oath ; dismissal of the retiring 
magistrates, 28 

Actions for debt. (14th.) Cornells Wynkoop agst. Cornelis Teunis- 
sen, for his share of the expense of foddering and taking care of 
the town bull during the winter ; judgment for plaintiff", 10 guild- 
ers ($4). Keynicr Wisselpenningh and Thomas Lodowycksen 
agst. William Teljer, Evert Wendel, Jan Verbeeck, Peter Ilart- 
gers, deacons and elders, for 270 guilders (§108), for construct- 
ing a baptistry ((loojyhinjsje) in the church ; judgment for jDlaintitt". 
The sheriff agst. Lucas Pietersen, for assaulting the deputy-sherift"; 
■warrant issued, 31-35 

Actions. Isaack de Foreest agst. Jacob Teunissen, for recovery of 
60 guilders, being h.alf of his wife's passage money from Holland ; 
judgment for plaintiff'. Deputy-sheriff" agst. Marcelus Jansen ; 
assault and battery; fined §5 ; judgment against Lucas Pietersen 
{supi-a) ; fined 16 guilders (86.40) and to be imprisoned nntil 
paid, 36-38 

19. Actions for debt. Shcrift' agst. Jurriaen Teunissen, glazier, for 
payment of excise ; judgment for plaintiff'. Sheriff' agst. Flip the 
brewer, for violation of the excise law in allowing beer to be 
removed from his premises without a permit ; judgment for plain- 
tiff', 38-42 

Actions for debt. (July 2.) The same. (July 9.) Foppe Barentsen 
agst. Claes van Rotterdam's wife, for calling him an informer and 
a i-ascal ; put over. Frs. Boon agst. Roeloff' Swartwout, for p.ay- 
ment of a debt due by Anthony de Hooges, his wife's Late husband ; 
judgment for plaintiff", 43-59 

Actions. Kees Hoogenboom agst. Mrs. de Hulter, for amount of 
his bill for clothes due Jacob Tyssen, tailor, which, he alleges. 



Feb. 12. 
Feb. 19. 
March 11. 

March 11. 
March 26. 
May 1. 

May 1. 



May 21. 



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she promised to pay ; defendnnt denies it ; judgment for defendant. 
The sheritt" u(jst. Teter Hi'onck, for I'epeated assaults on IJarent 
Oosterman ; put over. The sheriff r^r/,y<. Pauhis .lanseu, for selling 
brandy to Indians; testimony in the case; fined 500 guilders 
($20o) and banished for six years, with costs, . . . . 63-71 

July 23. Actions for debt. Complaint agat. Adriaen Jansen from Lcvden, 
alias Appel and .Ian Martensen, for selling br.indy to Imfians; 
put over. Mrs. Johanna dc Hnlter ar/.st. liiitger Jacobsen and , 

Goosen Gcrritsen, for payment of a bill for bricks and tiles fur- *^ 

nished for the church ; debt admitted, T2, 75 

July 30. Action. Stoffel Jansen agst. Jan Harmsen ; plaintiff, as a fiiend, bid 
in at auclion defendant's house at the hitter's request, as lie allefjes, 
and now wishes to be exonerated from the obligation to liold it ; 
defendant denies the allegation, which however is proved, and 
judgment for plaintifl" with costs, 77 

Aug. 6. Comjilaint against Hans Vosch, deputy sheriff, for escaping from 

prison ; testimony in the case ; referred to the Manhattans, 80 

Aug. 8, 13. Action. Ida Claessen agst. Direk Carstensen, for calling her a thief; 

evidence in the case ; fined 50 guilders and costs, 83, 85 

Ang. 13. Minute. Appearance in court of 15 Mohawk sachems, bringing 
with them a French prisoner named Louis Parraget, whom tliey 
desire to restore with two others, to the governor at Three Piver.s, 
and requesting that they may be fiirnished with an interpreter 
and a letter to the governor aforesaid, 87 

Aug. 16. Letter (French). Vice-director La Montague to Mr. de la Poterie, 

governor of Three IJivers, Canada, reporting tlie above, 88 

[In O'Callagliau's Hist. N. Netherlaud, II, 3GU.] 

Aug. 26. Examination. Of Nicohis Gregory Ilillebr.ant from Prague, on a 
charge of attempting to commit sodomy; referred to the director- 
general and council, 91 

Sept. 3. Complaint against Chris. Davids, a native of England, for spreading 

a false report among the Highland Indians ; his examination, 03 

Oct. 1. Action. Eldert Gerbertsen agst. Tjerck Claessen (de Wit), for ful- 
fillment of a contract to furnish 200 logs; judgment for plaintiff,. 99 

Oct. 8. Minute. Attendance of the Mohawk sachems to inquire for the 
Frenchman whom they had brought with thetn on the 13th August, 
and requesting a certificate that they had not killed him; also 
that an inter])reter may accompany them to Canada to conclude a 
peace ; granted, 100 

Oct. 15. Action. Maretje Claessen agst. Wynant Gcrritsen, defamation, for 
calling her a thief, and accusing her of having stolen defendant's 
hen; defendant makes reparation and is fined 12 guilders ($t.80), 
for the poor, 101 

Nov. 27. Ordinance. For the proper assize of bread, 108 

Nov. 29. Ordinance. Regulating the value of wampum, 109 

Nov. 27. Ordinance. For the better prevention of fires, 109 

Dec. 17. Action for debt. Abr.aham Vosborch's wife agst. Amietic Lievens, 

wife of Goosen Gcrritsen, for payment of some " coronets " which '''^ 



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she loaned defendant ; the Latter pleads that she and Maria AVes- 
selsen behig bridesmaids, borrowed the articles in common ; they 

are ordered to pay the bill between them, Ill 

Dec. 11. Complaint against Mattys, servant of Johannes Withart, for selling 

1659. brandy to Indians ; denied the charge under oath and is dismissed, 113 

Jan. 14. Action for debt. Jochim Ketelhuyn affst. Eldert Gerbertsen, for 

defamation, in calling him a thief; put over, 116 

Feb. 18. Actions. Matthys Beere affst. Peter Jacobsen, for assault and 
battery; each party fined $2.50. Adriaen Jansen, from Leyden, 
affst. Willem Frcdericksen Bout and William Tiljer, for evading 
the excise ; liquors arrested, 118 

March 4. Actions for debt. (18th.) Nomination of magistrates for the ensu- 
ing year, 119, 122 

Aj)ril 1. Actions for debt. Jan Andriessen de Graefa^/s^ Lewis Abrahamsen, 

for payment of 2,000 bricks ; judgment for plaintiff, 123 

April 5. Action. Cornells Woutersen ac/st. Mrs. Johanna de Laet, wife of 
Jeronimus Ebbingh, for 270 guilders, for building the bridge in 
the Esopus ; put over, 124 

April 7. Action. Jacob Stcendam ac/st. Maria Dyckman ; for payment of a 
protested bill of exchange ; grant of lots to Claes Teuuissen and 
Evert Wendel,. 125, 126 

May 13. Complaint against Evert Nolden, for drawing his knife on Peter 

Jansen ; pleads justification ; put over, ... 129 

May 1. Inauguration of Andries Herbertsen, Sander Leendertsen and Jan 

Verbeeck, new magistrates ; their oath, 131 

May 27. Actions for debt. Complaint against Evert Nolden for drawing his 
knife and hanger on Peter Lambertsen ; put over. Comjjlaint 
against Jan van Bremen for an assault with a knife on Frans 
Petersen ; put over, 133 

June 7. Permit to Jacob Tyssen, Cornells Teunissen Bosch, Leendert Pliilip- 
sen, Claes Jacobsen, and others, to employ Indians as brokers in 
the woods for the purchase of furs, 137 

June 10. Actions for debt. Complaint against Philip Petersen Schuyler for 
sending an Indian broker into the woods to obtain furs, conti'ary 
to law; defendant answers that he did not employ the Indian, and 
that he did purchase a single beaver in the Fuyck, but declines 
confirming his statement by an oath, 138, 140 

June 13. Complaints against sundry Dutchmen for trading in the woods with 

Indians, 142 

July 1, 8. Actions for debt. Testimony of Rutger Jacobsen, Jacob Schcrmer- 
horn and Gerrit Slechtenhorst, that Cornells Teunissen Bosch made 
use of scandalous expressions respecting the magistrates, 153 

July 8. Complaints against Cornells Teunissen Bosch for defaming the court, 
and against Peter Erasmus, Philip Petersen Schuyler and Peter 
Hartgers, for trading in the woods with Indians, 155 

Aug. 4. Minute of the attendance on the court, of major-general 'William 
Ilauthoorn and captain John Pyncheon of Hartford, proposing 
to settle a town 15 miles from the North river, east of the Wap- 



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1659. r.\CK. 

pinjis kil, and requesting tliat tliey slionld be allowed an ontlct 
through said kill; referred to the direetor-general and coutieil,. . 1G3 

Sept. 3. Instructions for tlic rattle wateli of Fort Orange, IGo 

Sept. 6. Propositions of the j\Iohawks in the presence of tlic courts of Fort 

Orange and IJenselaerswyck, and all the old magistrates, ITO 

Sept. 8. Answer of the magistrates to the above propositions, 1T3, 174 

Sept. 24. Propositions made in the first Mohawk castle, called Kaghnuwagc, 
in the presence of all the chiefs of the thi'ee Mohawk castles, by 
Jcremias Van Renselaer, Arent Van Curler, the magistrates of 
Fort Orange, with 17 others, renewing the old covenant chain, etc., 17G 
[III O'Callaghan's Hist. New Netlierlaiid, II, 57S.] 

Sept. 24. Minute of the arrival of intelligence of nn outbreak at the Esopus, 
and of the receipt of a package containing letters from Three 
Rivers, Canada, addressed to tlie captain of a vessel which h;id 
sailed from Qiiebac for the Maahattans, with one from Simon Ls 
Moyne, the Jesuit, addressed to director Stuyvesant, 181 

Sept. 27. Order. That no offense be given to Indians by any ])erson within 

this jurisdiction, on pain of arbitrary correction, 182 

Oct. 6. Action. Jacob Tyssen van<ler Ileyden agst. John Albertsen, for 

defamation, 183 

Oct. 7. Acknowledgment. Of Johannes Gerracrt that he has nothing to say 

of Jan Martensen and his wife but what is honest and honorable, 185 

Oct. 7. Resolution. Deintting Francis Boon to accompany vicc-direcfor La 

Montague to the Esujuis to meet the director-general, 185 

Oct. 28. Sentence. Cornelis Teunissen Bosch for defaming the court ; fined 
1,200 guilders ($480), and banished for 12 years; ajipeals from 
the sentence, 180, 102 

Oct. 14. Complaint against Jan Roeloftsen, for calling the magistrates beasts; 

pleads intoxication, 187 

Oct. 19. Propositions. Communicated by two Mohawk sachems in the name 

of all their peojile, 188 

Oct. 28. Action. Jan Albertsen agst. Jacob Tyssen van dcr IIe}-den. This 
was a scolding match between the wives of the respective jjarties, 
arising out of the ease (p. 183, supra), and the court decided that 
one scolding should balance the other, and that the Avomen should 
each pay a fine of $2.50 for the poor, 189 

Nov. 4. Resolution. To inclose the village with a post and plank fence 250 

rods in circumferance, 193 

Nov. 11. Actions. Peter Jacobsen Bosboom agst. Jan Thomassen, for brick 
which he took away from the kiln in ])laintiff''s absence ; judgment 
for plaintiff'; bricks to be jiaid for <© $6, in wampum, a thousand. 
John llinckhout's wife agst. ,Ian van Iloesem and wife, for assault 
and battery and beating her black and blue, 195 

Nov. 18. Meeting. Of the magistrates of Fort Orange and Renselaerswyck 
to consider a letter from the director-general about the Esopus 
war, 197 

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Nov. 24. Resolution. Thfit tlie proprietors of gardens on the river side sli.all 
regulate the line of said gardens according to the survey already 
made, and inclose the same with posts and jjlanks 7® 8 feet high, 
so as to shut out the enemy on the water side, 199 

Nov. 25. Order. At the request of Cornells Wynkoop, for the appointment 
of curators over the estate left at tlie Esopus by Gysbert Philii^seii, 
who has been inurdere<l by the Indians at that jilace, 202 

Dec. 2. Resolution. Apiiointiiig Francis Boon, treasurer of the town reve- 

mie, 205 

Dec. 0. Actions of debt and assault and battery, 206 

Dee. 10. Ordinance. Regulating tapsters; against playing at golf in the 
streets; against laying and i)iUng firewood in the streets, and 
against firing guns on New Year's day, 209 

Account of fines received by the vice-director during the year 1659, 210 

Dec. 2. Receipt of the magistrates for half the above fines, 211 



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FORT ORANGE RECORDS. 



1660. 
Jan. 13. Actions for debt. John Albertsen agst. Jacob T^'sscn, for calling 

him a hen stealer, 133 

Feb. 17. Actions for debt. Jan van Hoesem's wife agst. Eva Rinckhout, for 
slander; defendant expresses regret for having made use of the 
bad names charged ; suit discharged, 137 

March 2 to 27 A\n-'\\. Sundry actions for debt, 139-145 

May 1. Inauguration of the new magistrates for the ensuing year; oath of 

oflico, 146 

May 25. Actions for debt and for slander; sentence of Jannetje, wife of Evert 
the baker, for violation of the ordinances of the city of Amster- 
dam, fbl. 162 ; to beg pardon of God and the court, in presence of 
the latter ; to lock up her store for six weeks ; to pay a fine of 
250 guilders (Si 00), with costs, and to remain in prison nntil 
judgment be satisfied, 151 

May 25. Petition of Volckert Jansen, Jacob Schermerhoorn, Philip Pietersen 
(Schuyler) Leendert Philipsen, Jan van Aken, Jan Thomassen 
Aernout Cornelissen, Gerrit Slechtenhorst, Jan Mangelsen, Peter 
van Alen, IM.'ithias Jansen, Dirck Jansen Croon, Gysbert Jansen, 
Abraham Staet'!, Lambert Albertsen, Hans Hendricksen, Teunis 
Cornelissen, William Teller, Ariaen Gerritsen, Carsten Fredrick- 
sen, Barent Meyndertsen, William Brouwer, Barent Jansen, 
Laurens van Alen and Davit Schuyler, on behalf of the common- 



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alty legally assembled, pr.ayiiip; that no christian brokers be 
allowed to roam through the woods, and that Indian brokers only 
be allowed in the Indian trade, 15.1 

May 31. Votes and opinions of the magistrates thei'enpon, 154 

May 01. Ordinance. Directing that in futnro no brokers be allowed in the 
Indian trade, but that the Indians be .allowed to offer their beavers 
for sale in town wherever they please, 155 

June 1. Actions for debt. (8tli.) Actions for debt. Cornelis Theunissen 
and Jacob Thysen <ti/st. William Teller, for having called them a 
rabble ; defendant denies the allegation, but admits having said 
that things would be in a miserable condition ii' he or the conniion 
people or rabble were to stmd up against the laws of the magis- 
trates, or make laws against their rulers; case put over, 159 

June 12. Complaint .against Jan Ilarmsen fwi- going to the Mohawk road in 
the woods to lure the Indians to trade; examination of the ac- 
cused, IGl 

June 15. Sentence in the above case; accused lined 300 guilders (-SI20) with 

costs, and suspension from trade during two months, 1G3 

June 15. Complaint against Volckert Jansen, William Brouwcr, Jan van 
Aken and others, for having employed an Indian to bring other 
Indians to sell their furs to them ; defendants having denied the 
charge upon oath, are discharged, 164 

June 15. Action. Adriaen Jansen from Leyden, a(/st. Wynaiit Gerritsen 
(Van de Foel), attorney of the widow of Abraham A'osburg, for 
delivery of a sawmill ; judgment for plaintiff', 1G7 

June 15. Order, at the request of the commonalty, permitting the inhabitants 

of the tow'n to employ Indian brokers, 108 

June 17. Mmule. Presentation of a petition praying that the Indian trade 
m.ay be free, and that Dutch as well as Indian brokers may be 
employed, 108 

May 27. Petition. Jan Dircksen van Bremen, Arent Jansen van Iloeek, 
Jan Ilarmsen, Rem .Jansen, Lambert van Valckenbiirgh, Jan 
Jansen van Eeckelen, Peter "Winne, Cornells Bogardus, Philip 
Ilendrickscn. Ilendrick Roseboom, Wynant Gerritsen van de 
Poel and divers others, praying that Dutch as well as Indian 
brokers may be employed to trade with the Indians, 1G9 

June 17. Order on the above petition, permitting the petitioners to act as in 
their discretion they may think fit, as some of them liad openly 
avowed their intention to do so wliether it was allowed or not, .'. 171 

June 20. Proposals of the Mohawks protesting against the employment of 
Dutch brokers in the woods, and complaining that they beat, and 
otherwise ill treat the Indians, 172 

June 20. Advice and opinions of the several magistrates on the above pro- 
posals, 173 

June 28. Ordinance. Prohibiting the employment of christians as brokers 

among the Indians in the woods, 175 

June 30. Actions for debt. (July 13). Actions for debt, 172, 181 



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July 14. Ordor. To vice-director La Moiitngiie, Sander Leendertson, .T.in 
Verhceck, Frans Barentsen I'astoor, and Evert Janscn Wendel, 
to visit the woods and fine all traders and Dutch brokers whom 
they may find there violating the published ordinance, 185 

July 1 5. Complaints ap;ainst Panlns Janscn, Rntger Jacobsen, William Jansen 
Schut, Andiies Ilerbertsen, Harmen Vcdder, William l-Srouwer, 
Cornelis Fynhoudt, jMarcelis Jansen, Peter van jVlen, Philip Pieter- 
sen Schuyler, and Adriacn Jansen from Leyden, for going to the 
woods or employing Dutchmen as brokers to trade there with 
Indians, 1 86 

July 21. Ordinance. For tlie regulation of tlie Indian trade at Fort Orange, 191 

July 25. Proposals of the Senccas renewing the covenant chain ; requesting 
that brokers be not employed in the Indian trade; complaining of 
ill usage ; desiring that they may be allowed to sell their goods to 
whomsoever they please, and remonstrating against I^'rench Indians 
coming to the Cohoes to trade with tlie Mohegans, 193 

July 26. Answer to the above propositions, 196 

July 25. Ordinance. luiposing a chiumey tax at Fort Orange, 198 

Aug. 3. Action. Dirck Jansen Croon, supci'intendent of wells, agst. David 
Pietersen and Gysbert Jansen, for their share of the expense in 
constructing a public well, amounting to 25 guilders each ; judg- 
ment for plaintilf, 199 

Aug. 4. Action of slander. Isaac do Haen ar/st. Jacob Tysen, for charging 
him with having kept false books ; fined 28 guilders. Complaint 
.against Philip Ilendricksen, for dangerously wounding Philip 
Visbeeck in the arm with a cutlass ; put over, 201 

Aug. 13. Complaint against Adriacn .Tanscn from Leyden, for sending an 
Indian broker into the woods to trade with Indians, and lor taking 
beavers from a squaw by force and thrusting lier out of doors ; 
case put over, 203 

Aug. 25. Complaint against Hendrick Andriessen for assault and battery on 

Lysbet, wife of Gerrit Bancker ; put over, 205 

Sept. 1,8. Actions for debt. (14th.) Complaint against Lambert Albertsen van 
Neck for opposing the collection of the ('himney tax. Complaint 
against Jurriaen Thcunesen for beating some, of the magistrates at 
Mrs. Dyckmau's house, and for abusing the worshipful court; 
defendant pleads gross intoxication ; fined 30 guilders ($12), with 
costs. Complaint against Cornells Theunissen Bosch for sending a 
Dutch broker to the woods after Indians. Complaint against Hen- 
drick de Backer for bringing in a load of hay on Sunday, about the 
third tolling of the bell; fined 12 guilders ($4.80), with costs,. ..211 

Sept. 28. Actions. William Teller af/st. Jacob Thyssen and Cornells Theu- 
nissen Bosch, for calling him a backbiter ; put over. Dirckie Mar- 
tensen agst. Jochem Kittelheym, for detaining her w.agon and 
for an assault committed on plaintift' by defendant's wife ; put 
over. Judgment for plaintifl' in the case of Daniel Rinckhout 
agst. Jan Fransen van Hoesen, for the sum of 223 guilders, 214 

Oct. 10. Actions for debt. (Dec. 7.) Jan Ilendricksen de Bruyn agst. Jan- 
netie, wife of Evert the baker, for calling him a rowdy and 
rascally thief; defendant retorts that plaintilf called her a w e ; 



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defendant find $5 for the benefit of the poor ; additional actions 
for debt, 218, 221 

Dec. 21. Actions for debt. Albert G3'sbersen a(/s(. Maria Goosens, for having 
said that he had stolen a trunk with goods at the Manhattans ; 
fined 6 guilders and costs. Lyntje Adamscn ar)st. Engeltje Hen- 
dricksen for calling lier a bad name ; fined $5 and costs, 224 

Dec. 28. Actions for debt. Appointment of Claes van den Bosch to be joint 

beer carrier with Theunis Jacobsen and his oath of oflice, 2.31 

Dec. 30. Complaint against Jurriacn Theunisscn and Marcelis Jansen, tavern 
keepers, i'or entertaiuing persons at night after the ringing of the 
bell ; fined each 70 guifders (§28), 232 



VOLUME XVI. PART IV. 

WKTS OF APPEAL. 



1658. 

Writ of appeal. Samuel Mahu, from a judgment of the court of 
New Amsterdam pronounced in favor of Nicolas Booth, 1 

July 2. AVrit of appeal. Jacob Vis, from a judgment of the court of New 

Amsterdam in fiivor of Frederick Lubbortsen, 2 

July 2. Writ of appeal. William DouckJes, from a judgment of the court 

of New Amsterdam in favor of Jau Hendricks, glazier, 3 

Aug. 15. Writ of appeal. Jacob Jansen Huys, from a judgment of the 

court of New Amsterdam in favor of AUard Anthony, 4 

Oct. 9. Writ of appeal. Anthony Claesen Moore, from a judgment of the 

court of New Amsterdam in favor of Mathias de Vos, 5 

1659. 

Jan. 23. Writ of appeal. .Tohn Artcher, alias John Coop.all, from a judg- 
ment of the court at Oostdurp (Westchester) in favor of Richard 
Panton, 6 

Feb. 20. Writ of appeal. Richard Britnell, from a judgment of the court 

at Hecmstcede, in favor of Thomas Ireland and Daniel Whitehead, 7 

Feb. 20. Writ of appeal. Allard Anthony, from a judgment of the court 

at New Amsterdam in favor of Jacob van Couwenhoven, 8 

Feb. 27. Writ of appeal. Warnaer Wesscls, from a judgment of the court 

at New Amsterdam in favor of Jacob Barsimson, a .lew, 9 

March 14. Writ of .appeal. Allard Anthony from a judgment of the court at 

New Amsterdam, in favor of Anthony Claessen the Moor, 10 

March 24. Order to the magistrates of Oostdurp (Westchester) to put John 
Artcher in possession of certain goods belonging to Richard Pan- 
ton, by virtue of an execution, 11 



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Aug. 23. Summons to Peler Ic Feber, to p.iy and discharge a certain mort- 
gage on liis bouwery and cattle at the Walebocht on Long ishmd, 
passed to the late Isaac Allerton, and by him assigned to Wallc- 
wyn van der Veen, on pain of foreclosure, 12 

Nov. 26. Writ of appeal. Jacob Vis, from a judgment of the court at New 

Amsterdam in favor of Andries de ITaes, 13 

1660. 
April 12. Writ of .appeal. Peter Rudolphus, from a judgment of the court 

at New Amsterdam, in favor of Balthazar d'llaert, 14 

Feb. 25. Writ. Cornells van Gezel, Anna Catarina Ram and Peter Al- 
richs to t.ake possession of the estate of their deceased uncle, 
Jacob Alrichs, late director of the colonic New Amstel, under 
benefit of inventory, with notice to creditors and next of kin to 
attend whilst said inventory is being made out, 15 

April 12. Writ of appeal. Abraham VerjiLauck, husband of Maria Vingo, 
• the daughter of Adriane Cuvilje, from a judgment of the court at 
New Amsterdam, in fixvor of Rachel Vinge, bislo 

April 12. Writ of appeal. Jan Gerritsen van Mareken from a sentence of 
banishment pronounced against him by the court at New Amstel, 
on the Delaware river, 16 

Oct, 19. Writ of injunction against Alexander d' Hinoyossa, director of the 
South river, not to molest Cornelis van Gezel, executor of the last 
will and testament of Jacob Alrichs, and ordering him to deliver 
iiji all said Alrich's papers, &c., 17 

Dec. 23. Writ of .appeal. Cornelis van Gezel, from a judgment pronounced 

against him by the court at New Amstel, 18 

1661. 

Aug. 22. Writ of appeal. Tennis Jansen, of Breuckelen on Long island, from 
an award of arbitrators in favor of Michael Tadens, who accused 
appellant of having appropriated two of his hogs and sold one of 
them to Evert Duyckingh, glazier, 19 

Dec. 22. Writ of appeal. Adriaen Blommert, from a judgment of the court 

at New Amsterdam in flivor of Michael Jansen, 20 

Dec. 22. Writ of appeal. Cornelis van Langevelde, from a judgment of the 

court of New Amsterd.am in favor of Janneken Heermans, 21 

1662. 
Jan. 12. Writ of .appeal. J.acobus Vis, from a judgment of the court at New 

Amsterdam in favor of Isaac Vermeulen, 22 

Jan. 12. Writ of appeal. Jacobus Vis, from a judgment of the court at New 

Amsterdam in favor of Hans Steyn, 23 

March 14. Writ of appeal. Wessel Evertsen, from a judgment of the court at 

New Amsterdam in favor of Frans Jansen van Ilochten, 24 

April 6. Writ of appe.al. Ilieronimus Ebbing, from a judgment of the court 

at Wiltwyck, in the Esopus, in favor of Cornelis Barentsen Slecht, 26 

May 4. Wiit of appeal. Tobias Feake, from a judgment of the court at 

Flushing, on Long island, in favor of William Ilallett, 27 

June 5. Wiit of appeal. Jeroninius Ebbing, from a judgment of the court 
•at Fort Or.ange in f ivor of Philip Pietersen Schuyler and Peter 
Ilartgers, 28 



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(Nodiitc). Writ. Empowering Maritje Abr.ahams, widow, .and Abr.iham 
Pietcrsen, t'litlicr-in-hiw of Thoiiws Jansen Miiigal, doceasud, to 
administer to the estate of the hitter, under benefit of an inventory, 29 
100.3. 

May 24. "Writ of appeal. .Jolin Culpcper, from a judgment of tlio court at 

New Amsterdam in favor of Ilatton Atkins, .30 

July 9. Writ of appeal. Peter Tonneman, sheriff, from a judgment of the 
court at New Amsterdam in favor of Andrew Rees and Andrew 
Jochemsen, 31 

Oct. 1 . Mandamus to the court of New Amsterdam, to release Christina 
Steentgens, widow of Gabriel de Ilaes, from all debts due by her 
late husband, on her surrendering her property for tiie benefit of 
her creditors, provided, however, that should she hereafter .-icquire 
any property, real or personal, then she is to satisfy any creditors 
remaining unpaid, 32 



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1040. 

Aug. 15. Instructions from the Amsterdam Chamber of the West India Com- 
pany, to the Hon'''^ J. Petersen Tolck, director on the island of 
Curasao, .and his council, together with the secret instructions 

by wliich they are to regulate themselves, 1 

1643. 

.Jan. 5. Five propositions to the " ITeeren Landen " of the island of Curasao, 

and the resolutions thereupon, 2 

March 10. Resolution. On the application of sundry persons whose term of 
service had expired, granting them lands on the following condi- 
tions, 3 

Marcli 10. Freedoms and exemptions granted to the Company's servants who, 
after the expiration of their time, have expressed a desire to 
pursue agriculture, 3 

March 12. Accept.mce by Francis Bruyn, Juriaen Lubertsen, and other free 

planters of Cura9ao, of the above privileges, 3 

March 13. Resolution. Respecting the disposition to be made of Company's 
yachts Neptune, Seven Star, Cat and Parrot ; Bonaire destroyed 
by the Spaniards ; supplies required from New Netherland, 3 

March 18. Further resolution. To discharge a number of sailors ; flimine last 

year, 3 

March 20. Resolution. To advise the directors in Holland of the low condition 
of Cura9ao ; the fear that the famine will return ; the want of 
su])plies no succor to be expected from New Netherland, 4 



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March 31. Resolution. Promoting sundry persons to vacancies in the military 

forces ; regulations of Indians, &c., 4 

April 14. Resolution. To procure salt at Bonaire and turtle from the islands 

of Aves and Rocas, 5 

May 19. Resolution regarding Bonaire; Peter Fredericks appointed com- 
mander there ; threatened famine ; the island of St. Martin 
menaced, 5 

June 6. Resolution. Detailing men to go to the island of Little Curasao in 

search of turtle, as the garrison ia on short rations, 5 

June IG. Resolution. To dispatch a vessel to the island of Santa Cruz for a 
supply of beans. Permit to a Spanish bark with a commission 
from the earl of Warwick to take in salt in exchange for beans,. . 5 

Aug. 10. Resolution. Making sundry appointments in the naval service. 
Caspar Harmense comforter of the sick, chorister, Jec, in place of 
Casparus Durerus, on the recommendation the rev. Johannes 
Cornelij, minister at the island, 

Aug. 20. Resolution. Relating to Spanish prisoners, 5 

Sept. 7. Resolution. To dispatch another vessel to Sta Cruz for provisions, 5 

Sept. 24. Resolution. Regulating the distribution of provisions, 6 

Oct. 15. Resolution. To send to Sta Cruz and Margaritta for a supply of 

provisions ; supplies very low, G 

Dec. 5. Resolution. Fixing rations of each person ; supplies received, 7 

Dec. 18. Resolution. Appointing a day of fasting and prayer to obtain a 
blessing for an expedition which is to be led by the director (Stuy- 

vesant) in person, 7 

1644. 

Jan. 1. Resolution. Adopted off Ilispaniola, on board the Blue Cock, to 
send in some yachts to take prisoners in order to learn somewhat 
of the enemy's designs, 7 

Jan. 14. Resolution. Adopted as above, to attack, and if possible, to reduce 

the island of St. Martin, 7 

March 16. Resolution. On board the Blue Cock, to proceed to attack the 

island St. ilartin to-morrow, 7 

March 30. Resolution. Detailing the mode of attack on fort St. Martin, 7 

April 16. Resolution. Raising the siege of fort St. Martin, 7 

May 18. Resolution. To send a number of people recently arrived at Cura9ao, 

to New Netherland, 8 

May 25. Divers resolutions p.assed on the 20th, 21st, and 25th May. Paulus 
Leendersen (van der Grist) appointed to comm.and the Neptune ; 
cruisers sent tow.ards Carthagena, and other Spanish possessions,. 8 

May 26. Resolution. To send people to New Netherland in the Blue Cock, 
as the director there is in want of assistance against the rebellious 
Indians, 8 

June 6. Resolution. Making sundry naAal appointments, 8 

June 16. Resolution. To dispatch additional cruisers, 8 



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July 2 

Aug. 22, 

Aug. 22. 

Aug. 22. 
Aug. 23. 

Aug. 25. 

Nov. 9. 

1652. 
Feb. 22. 



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Re.'^olutiou. Providing for the removal of a largo quantity of salt iu 
the pan.s at Bonaire, 9 

Resolution. To send for salt to the north side of IIis]).anio!a and 
sujiplies to the oruisei's, 9 

Re.sohition. Adjoining lieut. Jacob Scherf and ensign Jacob IMatty- 
sen fi'oui Rietlioven, to the council, in the absence of tlie naval 
commanders, 

Resolution. I'roviding for the government of the island of Cura(;:io, 
in consequence of director Stnyvesant being obliged to return 
home on account of a wound he received at St. ^Martin, 9 

Resolution. Appointing Lucas Ivodenborehe ])ro\ision,d director of 
Curasao and dependencies, 10 

Resolution. Accepting the resignations of fisc.il Quiryn van Seven- 
ter and secretary Aernout Verellen, and discharging a number of 
old soldiers and sailors, "as it is ditlicult to catch hares with 
unwilling dogs," 10 

Resolution. Appointing Carl van Brugge storekee])er, John Piers 
from Bostoun, assistant-surgeon, Ilendryck Elderseu acting secre- 
tary, etc., 10 

Resolution (on board the Milkmaid). To ]iut into the fii-st h.arbor 
in Ireland, with director Stuyvesant, through stress of weather,. 10 

Grant to Joseph Nuncs de Fonseca, alias David Nassi and Com- 
pany (,Iews), of a colonic on the island of Curasao, 1 1 

Freedoms and exemptions granted to the above parties ; to have a 
tract two leagues along the coast for every 50 fmiilies, and 4 
leagues long for every 100 families; neither themselves nor their 
colonists nor laborers to work on the Christian Sabbath, 12, 13 

Letter. Vice-director Rodcnburch to the directors at Amster(h"im ; 
affairs of the government ; no more than 10 or 12 settlers on the 
Jew colonic ; specimens of minerals, 14 

Letter. Directors to vice-director Rodenburch, in answer to tlie 
above, with complaints against Jan de Yllan, a Jew, patroon in 
Cura9ao ; regular communication to be established between New 
Netherland and Curasao, 15 

Letter. Directors to vice-director Rodenburcli, acknowledging 
receipt of his dispatches ; a large quantity of cotton at Cura(;ao ; 
horses not to be exported without express order of the directors, 16 

Invoice of goods sent to New Netherland, 17 

Inventory of guns, ammunition and stores at Curagao, 18 

Instructions given by Peter Stuyvesant, director of New Netherland, 
to Matthis Beck, vice director of Curasao, »tc 19 

Note of director Stuyvesant in favor of Michiel Vrymoet for 2,804 
guilders, payable in horses, 20 

Invoice of goods sent from Guinea to Curasao, to be forwarded to 
New Netlierland, 21 

42 



1654. 
April 2. 

Curacao. 

July V. 

Amstei'dam. 



1655. 
March 22, 

Amsterdam. 

March 27. 
May 27. 
June 8. 

Curacao. 

June 9. 



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Certificntc of Lucns Rodenhuieli of" tlie nniiiber of go.ats .and sheep 
delivereil to the compniiy by director Stuyvcsant,, accoi'ding to the 
return of Jan Galiert, schoohiiaster and late overseer of the goats, 22 

Letter. Vice-director Beck to director Stiiyve^sant ; reduction of 
the Swedes at the Delaware; difficulties with the Indians in New 
Netlierland; advance state of the crops on the island ; scarcity of 
food ; cotton crop sliort ; goats and sheep imported ; Laurence 
van Ruyvcn, counnissary ; secretary Verellen discharged ; more 
negroes required, only 20 on the islaiul ; want of rain, 23 

Minute of council. Receipt of proposals from governor (Searle) of 
Barbadoes for free trade between that island and Curasao ; order 
thereupon; disposition of the cargo imported by Isaac dc Fonseca, 
a Jew, , 25 

Further resolution. Relating to the cargo imported in Cura5ao by 
the above Jew, 25 

Letter. Vice-director Beck to director Stuyvcsant ; state of the 
island ; groat drought and failure of the crops ; cargo of the above 
Jew, 26 



1055. 
June 12. 



Dec. 24. 

Cuiacao. 



1G56. 
Feb. 21 



Feb. 23. 
March 21. 

Curacao. 

1057. 
June 11. 

Curacao. 



July 28. 

Curac.10, 



July 28. 

1058. 

March 11. 

March 26. 

Aug. 29. 

Sept. 5. 

Sept. 10. 

Sept. 11. 

Sept. 13. 



Letter. Vice-director Beck to the directors at Amsterdam ; efforts 
to open a trade with Caraccas ; slave trade ; prosperous state of 
the island when under the Spaniards ; state of the fisheries ; 

. manufacture of salt ; crops in Curasao impossible witliout rain ; 

jprice of negroes; reported gold or silver mine; cultiv.Uion of 
cotton ; a cotton mill, 27 

Letter. Vice-director Beck to the directors at Amsterdam ; nnder- 
liand trade with the Caraccas; Francesco, a Spanisli friar, visits 
Curagao to trade; price of negroes ; slave trade; failure to dis- 
cover the gold mine ; specimens of excavated earth sent to 
Holland, . . " 28 

Permit to Simon Cornelissen Glide, conim.ander of the ship Ostrich, 
to proceed on his voyage to Amsterdam by way of New Nether- 
land, 29 

Resolution. Of the Amsterdam Chamber of the W. I. Company, 
approving and ordering the publication of certain regulations for 
the salt trade at Curasao and Bonaire, 29 

Order. Of the chamber at Amsterdaui that no " stock^•iscllhout " 
shall be sold in, or exported fi-om, Curagao for the space of 30 
months, 31 

Receipt. Of Laurence van Ruyven, storekeeper, for a quantity of 
provisions and wine from Jan Harmensen Priiis, skipper, 32 

Receipt. Of Jacob Davitsen, pilot, for certain moneys on account 
of his wages, 

Receipt. Of Jan Harmensen Prins, skipper, for sundry stores, .... 33 

Memor.andum. Of sundry necessaries required for the island of 
Curasao, 34, 35 

Bill of lading for 23^ lasts of salt shipped from Curasao to New 
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1659. 



April 30. 

Curiicao. 

]N[;iy 10. 

Cur.ic;io. "■ 

Aug. 

Ciu-acao. 



Sept. 10. 

Cui'iicao. 

Nov. 4. 



Jan. 25. 

May 2. 
May 11. 

May 16. 

1660. 
Jan. 11. 

1659. 

Aug. 23. 
4 Aug. 24. 

Aug. 24. 
Nov. 25. 



CURACAO PAPERS. 

PACK. 

Memorandum. Of sundries sent to divers persons in New Netlier- 
land, viz.: Salt, preserved lemons, jjarocjuets and jiarrots, some of 
wliieh were for Joliannis van Brutfli, recently married to Miss 
liodcnborgli, 00 

Invoice of jewelry and other art it-les sent to Joshua Jlordekny Eu 
Kiques, 1 Dec, 1050 (Sjiauisli), ,37 

Account of sundries due captain Augustyn Beaulien, * 33 

Letter. Vice-director Beck to director Stnyvesant. Arrival of 
Augustyn Heerraans, &c., 39 

Letter. Vice-director Beck to director Stuyvesant ; trade willi Nev.- 
Netherland ; Muscavado sugar sent thitiiei' ; scarcity of negroes ; 
capt. Beaulien ; Mr. Ileermans leaves for New Netherland, 40 

Letter. Vice-director Beck to director Stuyvesant; an-ival of 331 
slaves from Guinea ; some sold, others sent to New Netherland; 
provisions required; no means to re]iair shii)s; war between 
Sweden and Denmark; admiral de Ilnyter; rev. Adrian Beau- 
mont, minister at Curasao; rev. Machiel Zyperus sails for New 
Netherland in the hope of receiving a call there, 41 

Letter. Vice-director Beck to director Stuyvesant ; incloses letters 
for tiie chamber at Amsterdam which lie requests to be forw.arded, 42 

Journal. Ship St. John's vo3'age from El Mina to Rio Real for 
slaves, and thence to Curac^ao ; 3S5 were shipped, but for want of 
provisions, 190 were sent to El ]Mina; the ship was finally wrecked 
on the rifts of Uocco, near Bonaire, and tlie slaves abandoned; 84 
were afterwards captured by an English privateer or rover, 43 

List of slaves who died on board the ship St. John Ijctwecn the 30th 
June and 29th October, 1059 ; in all 110 men, women and child- 
ren, 43 

Charter ]iarty of the ship Oak Tree to the Amsterdam Chamber of 
the W. I. Company, for a voyage to the coast of Africa and thence 
to Cura9ao or New Netherland and back, 44 

Receipt for ])rovisious sent i"rom New Netherland to Cura9ao per 
the ship New Amstel, 45 

Receipt of Augustyn Ileerman for a cargo of salt shipped at Curasao 
for New Netherland, 40 

Bill of lading for the above, and invoices of Muscovado sugar, &c., 
sent to New Nctlierland in the ship New Amstel, 47, 43 

Receipt of Pedro Diez Troxxilla to vice-director Beck, for sixty-two 
slaves, 49 

Memorandum of necessaries for the island of Curasao, 50 

Bill of lading for five negroes "all dry and well conditioned and 
marked as in the margin," sent to director Stuyvesant in New 
Netherland, " 51 

Bill of lading for fifty lasts of salt sent to New Netherland, 51 

Informations taken by vice-director Beck respecting the seizure of 



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Dec. 



5. 



Dec. 31. 

Cuj-jicuo. 

1000. 
J:in. 5. 

Curacao. 



Feb. 4. 

Curacao. 

Feb. 4. 

Curacao. 

Feb. 4. 

March 4. 



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. — PAGE. 

tbe company's negroes wrecked on board the sliip St. Jolm, on 
the island liocns, and the capture of the company's sloop which 
was sent out to save tliem, 52 

Proclamation of vice-director Beck for the arrest and capture of the 
j)irate which seized the above propert)', 53 

Letter. Vice-director Beck and Gysbert de Rosa to Signer Don 
Juan de Salamanca, thanking him for attentions shewn at Porto 
Rico to the captain and crew of a Dutch siiip who had been plun- 
dered by a Spanish privateer, &c., 54 

Letter. Vice-director Beck to the directors at Amsterdam ; horses 
exported to the West ludia islands ; wreck of the ship St. John 
with negroes ; many pei'ished for want of food ; horses bitten to 
death by rattlesnakes on tlie island of Aruba ; protection required 
from sea rovers ; arrival of negroes from Cape Verd, 55 

Letter. Vice-director Beck to dii'cctor Stuyvesant, inclosing him 
the above to be forwarded, and urging that measures may be 
adopted to arrest the sea rovers, 5G 

Letter. Vice-director Beck to the directors at Amsterdam ; advan- 
tages of the slave trade; Spaniai'ds supplied with negroes by the 
Dutch ; French and English j)rivateers visit the island, 57 

Bill of lading for salt shipped to New Netherland, 58 

Bill of provisions purchased at Curasao from the little ship Blossom, 
Capt. John Allen, from New England, 59 

Bill of lading for 224 pieces of eight sent to director Stuyvesant by 
vice-director Beck, 60 

Bill of lading for 20 healthy men-slaves or negroes, shipped from 
Curagao to New Netherland in the ship Eyckenboom, 61 

Invoice of horses, sheep, goats, sugar, cheese, &c., sent from Curasao 
to New Netherland, 62 

Receipt for lumber and provisions sent in the galiot New Amstel 
from New Netherland to Curagao, 63 

List containing the names of the skijiper and crew of the ship 
Eyckenboom, 64 

Names of the passengers who sailed from Curagao in the sliips 
Evckenboom and New Amstel ; among them, Jan Duynkercker 
and five other Indians, 65 

Letter. Commander Hendrick Martens to director StuyA'esant, 
advising him that he had shipped a lot of horses, among which 
is one as a present to him from vice-director Beck, 66 

Letter. Commander Hendrick Martens to director Stuyvesant, 
advising him that lie has shijiped, in another vessel, an additional 
lot of horses for New Netherland, with six sheep and six Kapados 
goats, , 67 

Bills of lading for the above cattle, 6S 

Bill of lading for ten sound male slaves or negroes, shipped in the 
New Netherland Indian from Curagao to New Netherland, 69 



May 
BlMy 
May 
May 
May 
May 



May H 

Ai-uba. 

May 1 i 

Aruba. 



May 1 8. 
Aug. 31. 



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Aug. 31. Account, deLit and credit, witli Dirck Jaiiscii, skipper of the last 
named vessel ; among the credits are two items, one lor the jias- 
sage of ten New Netherland (Esopus) Indians and six Curasao 

Indians, 70 

1601. 

July List of papers sent to director Stuyvcsunt from Curasao, 71 

July 21. Bills of lading for sundry cases and forty slaves (15 men, 14 wo- 
men, G boys and 5 girls), shipped for New Netherland from 
Curacao, 72, 73, 80 

Feb. 21. Debit and credit account with eapt. John Allen (of New England), 7-t 

JMarch 7. Note of John Allen, commander of the ketch Ivebecca, for $380, 

b:dance due for horses and negroes purchased at Curasao, 75 

July 21. Draft of vice-director Bock on director Stnyvesant for 200 caroliis 

guilders in favor of Dirck Jansen, 76 

July 20. Invoice of sundry cases of cloth shijjped from Curasao to New^ 

Netherland with bill of lading, 77*, 78 

July 21. Note of Dirck .lansen for 1150, being the price of a negro wench 

purchased by him at Curac^ao, 79 

1GG4. 
March 4. Account. Sales of horses shipped in the Gilded Fox from Curasao, 81 

March 4. Invoice of sugar shipped in the Fox from Cnragao to New Nether- 
land, 82 

April 26. Memorandum of necessaries required at Cura(,'ao from New Nether- 
land, 83 

April 28. Invoice of goods shipped in the Sparrow from Gura§ao to New 

Netherland, 84 

July 21. Letter. Vice-director Beck to the directors at Amsterd.am ; sla\e 

Cur.K,io. trade between Curagao and Carthagena; shi]) Gideon arrives from 

Guinea with ovei- 300 slaves for New Netherland; capture of 

Cayenne by the French ; a Dutch ship captured by the English 

carried into Barbadoes ; garrison of Cayenne brought to Cnragao, So 



*^JuIy 



21. Bill of lading of 300 merchant.able slaves (160 men, 140 women) to 

be delivered at the Manhattans, 80 

July 21. Letter. Vice-director Beck to director Stnyvesant; a newly dis- 
curacao. covcrcdmino; specimens sent to Holland ; a beautiful parrot from 

the Spanish coast sent to Mrs. Stuyvesant, 87 

June 20. Memorandum of the principal occurrences on the coast of Guinea, 

after the arrival of the English there, 88, 91 

Oct. 22. Minute of the terms granted by admirals De IJuyter, Meppel and 
Van Nes, to certain captains of merchantmen chartered by the 
Royal African Company and captured at Goree, on the coast of 
Africa, 89 

Duplicate of the above, 90 

Nov. 1. Charter of the English ship Africa by admiral De Rnyter, at Goree, 
to transport certain goods to El Mina to be delivered there to 
general Valckenburgh, . . 92, 93 



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1664. 
Nov. 15. 

Curacao. 



Nov. 15. 

Curacao. 



CURACAO PAPERS. 
PAGE. 

Lettev. Vice-director Beck to (Stnyvesaiit) ; a c^rcTt West India 
and East India company ortjanized in France; all Dutch and Eng- 
lish ships to be excluded from trade with the French Caribbean 
Islands; designs of the English on Guinea and New Netherland, 94 

Letter. Vice-director Beck to Stuyvesant, in answer to his of the 
29th July ; designs of the Englisli ; oftei's of negotiation by 
the States-General rejected by the English ; preparations for 
war; battle between the combined fleets of Austria and France 
against the Turks; defeat of the latter; capture of Cape De 
Verd; arrival of 3 or 4 ships from New England at Curasao; 
news from Guadaloupe tliat Stuyvesant had sunk an English fri- 
gate at the Manhattans, and that many on board had i)erishod; 
cultivation of the sugar cane; Balthasar Stuyvesant promised a / 
good tract of land ; William Beck ; negro children whom Mrs. V 
Stuyvesant had had ba])tized, sent to Curasao and then sold 
through mistake to Spaniards from Carthagena ; Peter van Ruy- 
veu, brother of Cornells van Kuyven, clerk at Curasao, 96 

Memorandum of necessaries required from New Netherland for 
Curagao, 98 

List of papers and letters sent by vice-director Beck to Stuyvesant,. 99 

Receipt of Laurens van Ruyven, storekeeper, for sundries received 
from Holland, 100 

Letter. Vice-director Beck to Stuyvesant ; arrival of his son Bal- 
thazar with letters of \\ October ; regrets the reduction of New 
Netherland ; war declared between Holland and England, 101 



Nov. 15. 

Nov. 15. 

Nov. 15. 

Dec. 11. 

Curacao. 

1665. 

Feb. 14. 



Proclamation of vice-director Beck, setting forth that one Laurens 
Prins, a native of Amsterdam, commanding an English frigate 
commissioned by the governor of Jamaica, had made a descent on 
and laid waste the island of Bonaire on the 11th instant, and 
authorizing the capture of said Prins and his ship, 102 

April 16. Letter. Vice-director Beck to Stuyvesant, informing liim of the 
Curacao. arrival of soldiers there from New Netherland, »fcc., 103 

April 16. Letter. Vice-director Beck to Stuyvesant; no letters from Holland 
Curacao. since September; 150 slaves arrived from Guinea; admiral de 
Ruyter's operations on that coast; no proclamation of Avar in 
England oi' Holland ; English fleet under Prince Rupert gone to 
sea ; attack on Bonaire ; price of slaves ; slave trade at Jamaica ; 
reported deaths of the king of Spain and of the duke of York ; 
peace between the Emperor and the Turk ; appearance for the 
second time of a fiery comet, visible also in Europe ; Balthazar 
Stuyvesant's plantation ; presents, 104 

April 17. Account with Balthazar Stuyvesant for his passage to Curasao, and 

for provisions sold by him there, 105 

Inventory of papers transmitted to general Stuyvesant from Curagao, 1 06 

April 19. Letter. Wilhelmus Valckingburgli to Gerrit van Tricht, merchant 
Curacao. at the Manhattans, with postscript dated 10th July, 1665, an- 
nouncing that war had been declared between Holland and 
England, 107 

Invoice of goods laden at Cura5ao, 1 OS 



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CuraCao. 



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Letter. Balth:izar Stayvesant to Nicolas Bayard at the Manhat- 
tans ; ()])eratioi!s of admiral de liiiytor at Ijarbadoes and other 
West India islands; news from Eni-ope ; a portion of the girls at 
Manhattan reported to be entirely Enirlish, 109 

Letter. Wilhelmus Valckenburgh to Petrus Stuyvesant ; news of 
passing events, 110 



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1646. 

Sept. 22. 



1648. 
Sept. 25. 

Fort Nassau. 



Oct. 7. 

Nov. 4. 

Nov. 5. 

Nov. 6. 

Nov. 7. 

Nov. 9. 



Brief bnt Trne Report of tlio proceedings of Johannes Prints, gov- 
ernor over 'the Swedish troop in the South river of New Netiier- 
land, together with the settlement of the afores.aid Swedes found 

on that river the Lst November, 1645 (by Andries Hudde), 1 

[lu N. Y. Historical Society's Coll., 2d series, I.] 

Letter. Alexander Boyer to director Stuyvesant, informing him 
that governor Prints had erected a house on the Schuylkil, right 
in front of the Dutch fort Beversreede, and demanding help, as'he 
has only six men for the two forts; visit of the Minquas chief,. . 2 

Agreement of Simon Wallingsen to purchase Peter van der Linden's 
plantation (on Manhattan island), for 175 guilders ($70), 2 

Declaration of Alexander Boyer, David Davitsen, Adrian van Tien- 
hoven, Peter Harniansen, Simon Root and Andries Lucasscn, at 
Fort Beversreede, that the Swedish lieuten.ant had exhibited to 
them his orders to prevent by force if necessary, the setting of any 
stake or post in the ground (on the Scbuykil), 3 

Declaration of Simon Root, Jacob Claessen, Anthony Pietersen, that 
the Swedish lieutenant did by force pull down and destroy a build- 
ing in course of erection by said Root at Mastraakers hook, on the 
Schuylkil, 4 

Declaration of Adrian van Tienhoven, Alexander Boyer and David 
Davidsen at Fort Nassau, in corroboration of the facts above set 
forth, and of the violent behavior of Swens Schets, the Swedisli 
lieutenant on the .above occasion, 5 

Protest of Andries Hudde, commissary of Fort Nassau, on the 
South river, against Johannes Prints, the Swedish governor, for 
the above, 6, 7 

Extract of a letter from Adrian van Tieidioven to director Stuyve- 
sant, urging him to visit the South river, in order to check the 
insolence of the Swedes, 8 



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DELAWARE PAPERS. 

1649. PAGE. 

April 9. Iiul'nin deed from Kiokecu-sickcnam and otlicr chiefs, to Alexander 
Boycr, Simon Root, Peter Ilarmscn, Uavid Davidsen and Cornells 
Mourltsen, of a tract of land on the South river, extending fioni 
llamkokiis kill to a kill on the sonth end of an island called Tin- 
nekonek, and from said kill up the river unto the kill on the west 
side named Neeyeck, which (tract) is called lloophakesky, and 
four (leagues) inland, including the island of Tinnekonck, dated in 
the South river in the stream in front of Neeyack, on board the 
yacht Hollantschen tuj'n, (see post. Vol. 19, p. 31), 9 

1650. Copies of sundry' letters from director Stuyvesant to the commissary 

at the Delaware river, dated froni 1648 to August 1050; aj)pa- 
rently a portion of a letter book, but much decayed, 10 

1655. Papers relating to the conquest of the Swedes on the Delaware river, 1 1 

List of letters and papers therein contained, 11 

(No date.) Letter. Council of New Netherland to director Stuyvesant at the 
South river, advising him that tlie Indians had made a descent on 
Manhattan Island and committed various excesses there, 12 

(No date.) Letter. Council of New Netherland to director Stuyvesant, aeknow- 
Kew Arasteidam. ledgiug receipt of the following letter and urging his immediate 

return to the Manhattans, 13 

Sept. 12. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the council reporting the result of 
Fort Casimir, the expedition against the Swedes on the Delaware, 14 

Capitulation of Fort Casimir, 15 

Sept. 24. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the council, advising them of the 
Before Fort reduction of Fort Christina, on the Delaware, and of his prepara- 
Chrisiica. ^j^jj j.^^. ^^^ iiniiiediate return, 16 

Sept. II. Capitulation of Fort Christina, 17 

Oct. ^g. Answer of Johannes Ifisingh, late governor of New Sweden, to an 

open letter of director Stuyvesant, 18 

Sept. -11. Secret article agreed to by director Stuyvesant and governor Risingh 

on the surrender of Fort Christina, 19 

Notice to the Swedes on the Delaware to take and subscribe an oath 
of allegiance to the States-General, &c., 20 

Oath taken liy the Swedes, with the names of the persons subscrib- 
ing the same, 20 

Minutes of the administration of Jean Paul Jacquet, vice-director of 
the South river, or Delaware, 21 

Dec. 18. Proceedings of vice-director Jacquet and his council at Fort Casimir 

(on the Delaw.are) to the 7th March, 1657, 21, 22, 2.0 

1656. Articles and ordinances made and enacted by the burgomasters of 

the city of Amsterdam, for the government of those who will 
repair to New Netherland in their service, 24 

Register of all the letters from Jacob Alrichs, director of New 
Amstel (late Fort Casimir) on the Delaware, to the director and 
council of New Netherland, 25 

Blarch 12. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to the director and council of New Nether- 
Long Island. land at the Manhattans, informing them that the ship in wliich he 



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DELAWARE PAPERS. 
1657. . PAGE. 

and sundry settlers liad s.ailcd for tlie Delaware, had been wrecked 
oft" Long Island, and requesting assistance, tfce., 23 

M.arch 20. Letter. Jacob Alriclis to the director and council, requesting tlioni 
SiciiUvvagii, L. I. to provide for settlers for the South river wlio may ari'ivc at tlie 

Manhattans, &c., 2(5 

March 22. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to the director and council, with a cargo of 
Broken lanct nof goods Sent UD to the Mauliattans from the wreck, 27 

Long Island, 

May 8. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesaiit, reporting the state 
New Airsici, of affairs in his new government, 23 

May 28. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; requisition for bar- 
New Amsiel. ley, oats, ifcc. ; condition of things; Gerrit van Sweringen recom- 
mended to be appointed commissary, 29 

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; condition of the 
NewArastei. fort ; name of Christina changed to Altona, 30 

Aug. 10. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant ; Andries Iludde 
NewAmstei. engaged in the service of the city's colonie, 31 

Aug. 22. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; cargoes for the Man- 
New Arastei. hattans, 32 

Sept. 1. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; relating to business 
NewAmstei. and trade; requests that Cornells Hogeboom, brickin.aker, may 

be .allowed to bring his son to the Delaware from Fort Orange, dlso2 

Sept. 2. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuj'vesant ; ai^knowledging re- 
New Amstd. ceipt of his letters; a christian killed by an Indian on his return 

from the land of the Minquaas, 33 

[Preceding letters of director Ah'ichs are greatly damaged and parts of them lost.] 

Sept. 16. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvcs.ant ; requests that a cargo 
NewAmstei, of briclc and boards be sent from Fort Orange, 34 

Oct. 28. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; is glad to hear that the 
NewAmstei. latter is about to visit the South river; himself and family sick ; 
fevers, etc. prevalent ; return of ca])t. Krigier from Virginia ; price 
of cows ; requests a horse mill ; Englishmen wrecked at the Whore- 
kill, ransomed by director Alrichs ; writes to the governor of 
Virginia thereupon, 35 

Nov. 14. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; bricks and boards 
NewAmstei. received from Fort Orange ; further supplies required, 33 

Duplicate of the preceding letter, , 37 

1658. 
March 18. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; Isaac Allerton ; 
New Amsiei. Captain Krigier ; fugitives from Virgini.a, 38 

March 30. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant ; seed grain required ; 

NewAmstei. administration of justice previous to his arrival; diflictilty witii 
the military ; complaints against captain Krigier ; registry of deeds 
and mortgages ; progress of the settlement, 39 

May 17. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvcs.ant; apologizes for the 
NewAmstei. poor reception given to the director-general on his recent visit, 

«fcc., 40 

43 



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1658. PAGE. 

May 27. Secret resolution of the Amsterdam Chamber of the W. I. Company, 
that iiistruclioiis be sent to directors Stuyvesant and Ah-ielis, not to 
suffer any Englishmen to reside at tlie South river, and if there 
be any there, to get rid of them in the quietest manner, 41 

June 4. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant, requesting him to 
NewAmstci. forward letters inclosed to Holland, and to send him provisions,. 42 

June 26. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant ; cattle purchased on 
New Amstei. the great plains of Hempstead, for the colonic on the Dela- 
ware ; the horse mill nearly ready, 43 

Aug. 5. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; great scarcity of" 
New Amstei. bread; the horse mill not completed in consequence of the death 

' of the carpenter; severe sickness among the settlers, 44 

Aug. 17. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant ; bad condition of the 
New Arastci. Cattle lately received from the Manhattans, &c., 45 

Sept. 5. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; chimneys built of 
New Amstei. Fort Orange brlck ; severe epidemic ; surgeon dead and his assist- 
ant sick, 46 

Oct. 7. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; progress of tlie 
Sew Amstei. epidemic ; arrival of emigrants ; their sufferings ou the passage 

from Holland, 47 

Nov. 1 8. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant ; scarcity of provi- 
New Amstei. sious ; rcv. Mr. Wclius ; death of Abraham Rynvelt, commissary, 

and many others, particularly children, 48 

Nov. 20. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant ; orders to purchase 

New Amstei. the Whorekill ; commissioners ajij^ointed, 49 

1659. 

Jan. 24. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; death of his wife; 

early winter ; scarcity of provisions, 50 

Feb. 13. Letter. Directors of the W. I. Company to Jacob Alrichs; admon- 
Amsteid.ara. ishiiig him to discountcuance smuggling; to have the company 
acknowledged in oaths taken by settlers, and to admit of appeals 
to the director and council at Manhattan, 51 

March 24. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant ; scarcity of provi- 
New Amstei. sious ; the Whorekill ; fast and prayer day, 52 

May 14. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant ; causes of the baek- 
Kcw Amstei. wardness of the colonic and of the scarcity of provisions; 
emigrants; fulure of the harvest; great mortality; tile and brick 
kilns established ; arrival of Mr. Beeckman at Altona ; answer to 
the charges contained in the letter of the directors at Amsterdam 
of the 13th February ; purchase of the Whorekill; D'Hinoyossa 
commander there, 53 

May 23. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; rumors that the 
New Amstei. English claim the Delaware river and country, and are about to 

send persons to New Amstei with that view, 54 

[June] Indian deed for the Whorekill (imperfect), 55 

June 14. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; purchase of the 
New Amstei. Whorekill ; deed sent to the Manhattans, 56 



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DELAWARE PAPERS. 
1659. PAGE. 

June 26. Letter. Jacoh Alrichs to director Stuyvcs^ant; Eii^lisli com in a; to 
NewArasiei. claim tlic country on the Delaware ; rumors tlial war is declared 
between Holland and England, and that young Cromwell is jioi- 
soned and dead, 57, 58 

July 29. Letter, Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant ; messengers sent to 
New Amsiei. Maryland ; visit col. Utie ; claim of lord Baltimore, 59 

Aug. 18. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; gov. Feudal in- 
New Amsti/i. structed to assert the right of Lord Baltimore; panic among the 

Dutch on the Delaware, 60 

Sept. 9. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant ; arrival of col. LTtie 
New Arastei. and suitc froiu Maryland ; particulars of the interview, 61 

Sept. 9. Protest of director Alrichs and council, vice-director Beeckman and 
schepens of New Amstel, against the pretensions of lord Balti- 
more ; addressed to col. Utie, 62 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, II, 13.] 

Sept. 12. Letter. Willi.am Beecknian, vice-director .at Altona, to director 
Aiioniu Stuyvesant; particulars ol the transactions with col. Utie, 63 

Sept. 20. Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; dispatches sent 
Altona. overland to the Manhattans ; state of aflairs on the Delaware, ... 64 

Sept. 21. Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant ; fears entertained of 
New Amstel. the English ; disp.atches sent overland, 65 

Sept. 21. Letter. William Beeckm.an to director Stuyvesant; disj)atches sent 
New Amstel. to the Manhattans by sea ; Alrichs and D'llinoyossa greatly per- 
plexed through fear of the Engli.sh, 66 

Sept. 23. Letter. Director Stuyvesant to Messrs. Alrichs and Beecknian ; con 
New Amsterdam, deniiis their pusillanimous conduct towards colonel Utie ; secre- 

t.ary van Ruyven and captain Cricger sent to the South river; 

Augnstyn Hcerm.ans sent commissioner to Maryland,... 67 

Sept. 22. Commission. ^Martin Criegcr to be captain of a military force sent 

.to the Delaware, 63 

Sept. 23. Commission. Cornells van Ruyven and M.artin Crieger, to be 

commissioners to regulate .affairs at the Delaware, 68 

Sept. 23. Commission. Augustine Heermans and Resolved Waldron, to be 

ambassadors to Maryland, 68 

Sept. 28. Letter. Messrs. van Ruyven and Criegcr to director Alrichs, an- 
South liver. nouucing their arrival, and requesting his attendance .at Altona ; 

on account of his sickness they wait on him at New Amstel, .... 69 

Sept. 30. Letter. William Beecknian to director Stuyvesant ; vindicates him- 
New Amstel. self I'roiii the charges in regard to his treatment of colonel Utie,. 70 

Sept. 30. Letter. William Beecknian to director Stuyvesant; further vindica- 
New Amstel. tioii of his couduct, 71 

Oct. 1. Letter. Messrs. van Ruyven and Crieger to director Alrichs and 
New Amstel. couHcil, recoiiimcnding them most seriously to complete and main- 
tain a military force, and protesting against them should any 
damage accrue through their neglect, 72 

Oct. 16. Letter. Director Alrichs and council to Messrs. van Ruyven and 
New Amstel. Crieger, in answer to the above, 73 



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Nov. 8. 


A I ton a. 


Dec. 3. 


New Amstet. 


Dec. 3.. 


New Amstel. 


Dec. 12. 


New Amsterdam. 


Dec. 13. 


AUona. 


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Jan. 14. 


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DELAWARE PAPERS. 
PAGE. 

Letter. William Bceckman to director Stuyvesant, giving an ac- 
count of the progress of affairs at the Delaware, V4 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; Andries Iludde ; 
horse mill, 'i5 

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant ; defends himself from 
the charge of shewing any disrespect to the W. I. Company ; has 
been suffering from severe indisposition, 76 

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant ; charters the galiot 
. New Amstel for a voyage to Curagao ; death of the rev. Mr. 
Welius, 77 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; machinations in 
his government ; burial of I'ev. Mr. Welius ; Mr. d'llinoysosa 
about to go to Holland, by way of Virginia, witli a remonstrance 
to the burgomasters of Amsterdam; suffering from severe illness, 78 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; death of director 
Alrichs; Mr. d'llinoyossa, his successor; inhabitants quitting New 
Amstel ; proposed tax on the Swedes ; disorders from the sale of 
strong drink to Indians and others ; Jan Juriaens Becker reads the 
sermon on Sundays ; asks that his eldest son be appointed a cadet; 
Indians murdered, 79 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; New Amstel 
affairs ; Peter Alrichs, commander at the Whorekill ; river open, . . 80 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, ; murderers of 
the Indians discovered ; complaints against D'Hinoyossa; perse- 
cution of Cornells van Gezel, 81 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; presents made 
to the Indians ; Andries Iludde robbed ; rumored arrival of lord 
Baltimore in Maryland and his designs ; requests permission to 
visit the Manhattans to put his two oldest boys to school, 82 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; difficulties 
with the Swedes and Fins ; Miss Printz ; Mr. Henry Coursey of 
Maryland and brothers, visit Altona in order to recover runaway 
servants ; Andi-ies Iludde desires to go to Maryland as a brewer ; 
Swedes propose to form a village at Passayonck, 83 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; state of affiiirs 
on the Delaware ; Upland ; the Swedish clergyman fined for mar- 
rying a couple without publication of banns ; difficulties with the 
Swedes and Fins ; arrival of capt. Crieger, 84 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyves.ant ; rumors that the 
city's colonic is to be transferred back to the W. I. Company ; 
want of a clergyman ; Passayunck ; Miss Printz, 85 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; Swedes not 
inclined to remove ; dissatisfaction in Maryland on account of the 
way Mr. Coureey has been treated by Mr. d'Hinoyossa ; open sale 
of liquors at New Amstel to Indians, 86 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; visit of the 
great sachem of the Minquas and other Indians; Mr. Courcey's 
servants returned ; Menissincks emigrate to the country of the 
Minquas through fear of a certain Manitto, 88 



J.an. 25. 

Altona, 

Feb. 3. 

AUona. 

March 15. 

New Amstel, 



April 0. 

Altona. 



April 28. 



May 12. 

Altona. 

May 25. 

Altona. 



June 17. 

Altotm. 



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1660. 

June 30. 

Altona, 

July 27. 

Altona. 

Aug. 13. 
Altoua. 

Sept. 4. 

Altooa. 

Oct. 8. 

New Amstel. 

1659. 



1660. 

Nov. 

Dec. 

Altona. 

Dec. 

Altona. 



16. 



24. 



90 



Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; d'llinoyossa ; 
sale ofliqvior to Indians; tlie church ; arrival of Mr. llendcl Kevel 
overland from Virginia; election of magistrates at New Amstul, 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; soldiers desert 
to the Minquas; Wi)orekill; negotiations with Maryland for tiie 
rendition of fugitives, 91 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; arrival at New 
Amstel of a vessel from the West Indies in distress ; efforts in 
Holland for the maintenance of the city's colonic on the Delaware, 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; dep.irture of 
sheriff van Sweringen and others from New Amstel for Holland, 

Letter. Mattheus Capito to director Stuyvesant; Mr. Beeckman 
visits the Manhattans ; complains of d'llinoyossa, that he will not 
deliver up books and papers relating to the late Mr. Alrichs' estate, 

Journal kept by Augustine Ilerrman of his embassy from the 
director-general .and council of New Netherland to the governor 
and council of Maryland, in relation to the claim put forth by 
colonel N.athaniel IJtie to the South river ; September 30 to 
October 21, 1659, 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, II, 88.] 



92 



94 



95 



96 



Complaint of William van Diemen's wife against Alex.auder 
d'Hinoyossa, director at New Amstel, 97 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; a bark cast ashore 
between Cape Hindlopen and Virgin bay and a three masted 
vessel wrecked off Barnegat; only one soul saved from the wreck, 99 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; d'llinoyossa 
appointed director of the city's colonic on the Delaware; Lord 
Baltimore's brother, governor of Maryland ; Kendall recalled ; 
Prince of Orange restored to all his hereditary honors; Admiral 
De Ituyter sent against the Turks, 100 



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Jan. 

Altona. 



Feb. 

Altona. 



14. Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; Peter Alrichs ; 
d'Hinoyoss.a's doings; robbery of the grave of an Indian chief at 
New Amstel; wampum, duffles &c., taken from it; Mrs. B. gives 
birth to a boy, 1 

5. Letter. William Beeckm.an to director Stuyvesant; arrival of capt. 
Woeler (Wheeler?), a fugitive Quaker from Maryland ; manifests 
no respect to the vice-director, as such is contrary to his con- 



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science ; no such sect will be tolerated; gre.at excitement in Mai'j'- 
lanil between Protestants and Catholics ; many beheaded and 
several hanged and quartered in England; more than 1,000 re- 
formed ministers in prison there, because they will not conform to 
the catholic religion, &c. ; Fins emigrating to Maryland, 2 

Letter. Augustyn Heerraan to vice-director Beeckman ; his plant.a- 
d. tion on Bohemia river ; is about settling a village thereabout ; 
distance between Bohemia river and the Minquas Kil ; English- 
men murdered by Delaware Indians ; the P]nglish in treaty with 
the Susquehannocks ; war imminent, 3 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, inclosing the 
above ; 3 Englishmen and a Dutchman murdered by South river 
Indians on the 4th inst. ; excitement m Maryland ; ill consequences 
of a war between the English and Indians, 4 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; negotiations 
between the governor of Maryland and the Minquas ; the Min- 
quas and Sinnecus at war ; d'llinoyossa ]n-omulgates his commis- 
sion ; Gregory van Dyck, Swedish sheriff, dismissed, 5 

Letter. W^illi.am Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; Sinnekees re- 
ported to have destroyed some plantations of Swedes and Fins in 
Maryland; cause of the late murders by the South river Indians,. 6 

Letter. W^illiam Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; four English- 
men from Virginia .among the Mantaese Indians on the east side 
of the Delaware ; the English of Maryland assist the Minquas 
in their war with the Sinnecus, 7 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; war between 
the States-General and England imminent ; reported marriage of 
Charles II and the Infanta of Portugal, 8 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; proceedings 
of dTIinoyossa against Cornelis van Gezel, 9 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; misunderstand- 
ings between him and d'Hinnoyossa ; proceedings against Van 
Gezel, 10, 11 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuj'vesant ; negotiations 
for peace between Maryland and the Indians, 12 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; elopement of 
the rev. Mr. Laers's wife with one Jacob Yongh, who is sup))osed 
to have followed the tracks of ca])t. Viilcr (Wheeler?) to Long 
island ; arrival of secretary Coursey, Mr. Beetman and Mr. Gold- 
smith from Maryland to New Amstel, to negotiate a peace with 
the Indians, 13 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; Jacob Yongh ; 
delegates from Maryland visit Altona ; gov. Philip Calvert con- 
cludes a peace with the Delaware Indians ; small ]iox among the 
Minquaas; Sinnecus on the war path ; overland trade with Mary- 
land ; negroes ; rev. Laers desires to marry again; Mr. Jacquet; 
V an Gezel, &c. , 14 

Letter. William Beekman to director Stuyvesant ; supplies re- 
ceived ; Van Gezel ; rev. Laers, 15 



(No d.atc.) 

Col. Utie's islan 



J.an. 27. 

Altona. 



May 31 

Altona. 



June 10 

New Amstel. 
July 10 

Altona. 



Aug. 7 

Altona. 
Sept. 5, 

New Amstel. 

Sept. 9, 

Altona, 

Sept. 17. 

Altona. 

Sept. 21 

Altona. 



Oct. 26. 

Altona. 



Nov. 8 
Altona, 



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1662. 
Feb. 1, 

Altona. 



1601. 
1062. 

1601. 

Feb. 2 

1602. 
Feb. 

Altona. 

Feb. 

Alloua. 



20. 



March 20. 

New Amstel. 

March 22. 

South river. 



April 14. 



May 12. 

Altona. 



(No date.) 



May 26. 

Altona. 



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Letter. William Beeckinan to director Stuyvcsant ; Francis Criegcr ; 
Jacob Yongli ; rev. Laers (Laureiitius Carohis), the Finnish 
priest, marries himself; U'Hinoyossa; arrival of lord Baltimore's 
son in Maryland, 16 

Extract fi'om the minntes of the conrt at New Amstel, 8th Septem- 
ber, on a suit with Jean Panl Jacqnet, with papers annexed,. . 17, 18 

Extract from the minutes of the court of New Amstel, of 3d Jan., in 
the case of Keynier van Heist a^st. Ilcudrick Kip and Abraliam 
van Nas, " 19 

Order of the court of New Amstel to the curators of the estate of 
Ehncrhuysen Kleyn, dated 0th Dec, to p.ay money to Jean Paul 
Jacquet, with petition of said Jacquet; other papers, 19 

Petition. Cornells Mourits, wife and others, legatees of Elmerhuy- 
sen Kleyn, for the appointment of persons to value and sell said 
estate, with sundry accounts, 20 

Letter. William Beeckm.an to director Stuyvesant ; arrival at New 
Amstel of the ship Church of Purmerland with emigrants from 
Holland, 21 

Letter. William Beeckm.an to director Stuyves.ant ; .aifairs at New 
Amstel ; surgeons ; Sinnekus at war with the Minquas ; rev. 
.J^gidius Luyck goes to Manhattans, 22 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; difficulties with 
director d'lliuoyossa; rev. Laers; negroes wanted; Abraham 
van Nas, 23 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; conflict of 
jurisdiction between the authorities on the Delaware ; Indians at 
Tinnekonck request that brandy be not sold to their people ; ex- 
traordinary high tide, 24 

Extract from the minutes of the court at Altona, in the case of the 
sherift" ag.ainst rev. Laers Carelsen ; his recent marriage declared 
illegal, 25 

Petition, rev. Laurentius Carolus for remission of a fine imposed 
on him, etc., 26 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; Peter Alrichs 
obtains a monopoly of the trade from Boomtie's hook to Cape 
Hinlopen ; rev. Laer's case; grist mill at Turtle kill fall; the old 
Swedish mill ; horse corn-mill at New Amstel, 27 

Petition. John Stuelcop, Luyckas Pietersen and Hans Block, pro- 
prietors of the grist mill at the falls of the Turtle kill, praying a 
grant of land adjoining thereto, 28 

Letter. Andries Hudde to [vice-director Beeckman] ; case of 
Thomas Broen, and how he was prevented settling at Mantaes 
hook below Fort Nassau (on the Delaware), by governor Printz, 
who ])uruhased said hook; Swedish encroachments at the Schuyl- 
kill; he.aver trade ; lands purchased by traders from the Indians; 
their names ; their case recommended, 29 



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May 23. Letter. Director Shij'vesiint to [Aiulries Hiukle] ; is astonislied at 
New Amsteidam. the Swedes pui-chasiiig tlie land around Fort Nassau on the South 
river, and at the Schuylkill ; ap])roves of the purchase of the land 
above the fort [see vol. 18, p. 9]; Thomas Broen and others per- 
mitted to purchase Land above the fort from the natives ; design 
of the Swedes to intercept the Indi.an trade to Fort Orange ; ap- 
jjrovcs proposition to purchase the country from Narraticon creek 

to Delaware b.ay (certified copy), 31 

1662. 

June 6. Letter. Andries Iludde to , inquiring if he covdd not 

Aitona. attach certain tobacco in Maryland belonging to Mr. d'Hinoyossa, 32 

June 7. Kelurn of Abraham van Nas to a summons wliieh he served on 
Francis Cregier Cornells Martensen, William Cornelissen liyek- 
evryer, Hendrick Kip and Fop Jansen Outhout, of New Amstel, 
■who refused to ajjpear and testify before vice-director Beeckman, 33 

June 1. Declarations of Cornells Martensen, Hendrick Kip, William Cor- 
nelisse Ryckevryer and Fop Janse Outhout, respecting certain 
language used by Alexander d'Hinoyossa in regard to director 
Stuyvesant and those of Manhattans, 33 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; complaints 
against Mr. d'Hinoyossa ; communication of the above papers, . . 34 

Letter. Alexander D'Hinoyossa to vice-director Beeckman ; request- 
ing the arrest of certain soldiers, 35 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Hinoyossa in answer, comply- 
ing with the above, 36 

Ante-mortem declaration of Ilarmen Ilendricksen from Deventer, a 
soldier, as to the circumstances under which he had been shot by 
sheritl" Van Sweringen, in New Amstel, 37, 44 

June 21. Declarations of sundry soldiers respecting the shooting of Ilarmen 

Hendrickseu aforesaid, 38 

Letter. William Beeckni.an to director Stuyvesant; complains of 
sherift'Van Sweringen; Fins removing to the city's colonic; their 
privileges ; death of Harmen Hendricksen abovementioned, .... 39 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, with further 
information respecting the conduct of sheritt" Van Sweringen, ... 40 

Declaration of Fop Jansen Outhout as to statement made by Gerrit 
de Groot, court messenger at New Amstel, of the harmless con- 
duct of the soldiers when sheriff Sweringen killed one of them,. 41 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, transmitting an 
answer of director d'Hinoyossa and council to the vice-director's 
protest against their encroachment on hi.s jurisdiction, 42, 49 

Answer of director d'Hinoyossa, &c., aforesaid, 43 

Declarations of Hendrick Kip, the younger, Jacob de Conmier, sur- 
geon and others as to Gerrit de Groot's statement (stq^ra, p. 41), 45, 46 

Aug. 2. Declaration of Hans Block and Gerrit Hendricksen Boogh that sher- 
iff Sweringen regretted much that he did not shoot the right 
man, 47, 48 



Jime 


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20, 


Aitona. 




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July 31. Return of Gevrit do Groot, court nicssonLTcr, to n, mcssngo sent hy 
vice-director Becekman to director d'lliiioyossa, with the hitter's 
answer, 50 

July 29. Examination of Thomas Forst, and other sohliers toui-hin;r certain 

proceedings of sheritf Van Sweringen, 51 

July 31. Evi<lence of Abraliani van Kas, Ilendrick Kip, jr., Francis Cregier, 
William Cornelis Uickenvryer and Foppe.Jansen Outliout, respect- 
ing the conduct of vice-director LSeecknian at Altona, 52 

Aug. 3. Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, vindicating him- 
NewArastei. Self from certain accusations of director llinoyossa, and transmit- 
ting affidavits, 53 

July 30. Letter. J. de la Grange, councillor, to director Stuyvesant; failure 
South River. of his etl'orts to reconcile director Hinoyossa and vice-director 
Beeckman, with another letter from him on the same subject, 
dated New Amstel, 3d August, 54 

Aug. 3. *Letter. William Claiborne, junior, to director Stuyvesant, recpiest- 
DeiawareBay. iug that two runaway servants be apprehended and sent back,. . . 55 

Aug. 7. Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; suspen.sion of 
New Leyden. sheriff V.au Sweringcu ; further particulars of his case, 50 

June 21. Notarial declaration of Caspar Luter and Ilendrick Dyck, respecting 

the killing of Ilarmen Hendricks, by sheriff Van Sweringen,' 57 

Sept. S. Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, informing him 
New Amstel. of a panic which prevails at the South river, 58 

Sept. 5. Letter. John Willemsen, councillor of New Amstel, to viee-direc- 
New Amstel. tor Becckmau, informing him that a Dutchman had been shot by 
some Sinnekus, and proposing to send an express to the director- 
general, 59 

Sept. 8. Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, with the jjreced- 
Aitona. ing letter, and stating some circumstances respecting the above 

murder, CO 

Sept. 14. Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; further conjec- 
AUona. turcs respecting those who committed the above murder, CI 

Sept. 19. Declaration of vice-director Beeckman, that the land called Prints- 
dorp, had been 10 years in possession of governor Prints and his 
daughter, who still owns it, and that a tract of land between 
Maritgies hook .and L^pl.and Kill had been don.ated by queen 
Christina to the father-in-law of Elias Hullengreen, 02 

Sept. 20. Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; the perpetr.i- 
New Amstel. tors of the late murder unknown ; director Hinoyossa about to go 

to Holland ; intermittent fever, C3 

Sept. 27. Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, informing him 

New Amstel. of the arrival of some Englishmen from Virginia in ])ursuit of Wil- 

liiim Brown and three other servants.; (Brown liad been sold to a 

Dutchman by some Indians who hacl taken him prisoner on the 

way), C4 

Oct. 24. Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; death of 
Altona. Mathew Bengson, deputy sheriff ; a man-servant of Peter Alrichs 

(one of the above runaways) hung, afterwards beheaded and his 
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head set on a stake at New Arastcl, for resisting those who had 

arrested him, 65 

Letter. J. Willems, conneillor, to vice-director Beckman ; de])arture 
of Ilinoyossa and Van Sweringen for a conference with the gov- 
ernor of Marj'land at the house of Augustyn Heerman (Bohemia, 
Md.), 7 66 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvcsant ; return of 
d'llinoyossa to New Amstel ; lord Baltimore obtains a new jia- 
tent, including the Delaware river; anotlier murder by Indians, G7 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; death of coun- 
cillor Willems at New Amstel, 68 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; conference 
with some Jlinqua cliiels ; black Minquas ; ijrojectcd war against 
the Siimecns, 09, VO 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; further accu- 
sations against Ilinoyossa; nothing kuov.-n of his negotiations 
with gov. Calvert ; small pox among the Indians, 71 

Letter. Commissary Ilendrick Huj'gen to " his cousin " vice-director 
Beeckman ; state of aifairs there and at Upland, 72 

Trial and sentence of banislnnent pronounced against Evert Ilen- 
dricksen, a Fin, at Altona, 13 

Letter. Andries Hudde, secretary, to director Stuyvesant ; Sinnekes, 
1000 strong, with wives and cliildrcn marching on the ilinquas, at 
the instigation of the English ; fort Altona utterly defenseless,. . 74 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; Minquas block- 
aded in their fort by the Sinnecus, 800 strong; battle; Sinnccus 
defeated ; sheritf Van Sweringen reinstated ; the burgomasters of 
Amsterdam in treaty for the whole of tlie country on the Dela- 
ware river ; immigration ; new Swedish clergyman, 75 

Letter. William Beeckman to secretary van Ruyven; Sinnecus 
retired to their own country, 76 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; small pox at 
Staten Island ; murder of christians at Esopus ; retre.at of the 
Sinnecus; several of them recently taken by the Minquas, 77 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; massacre at 
Esopus ; Minquas tlireatcn to follow the Sinnecus ; immigration ; 
Mr. Beeckman applies for employment elsewhere, 78 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; defenseless 
condition of the fort ; Andries Hudde about to move to Maryland ; 
two Englishmen murdered there by Sinnecus, as it is supposed,. . 79 

Letter. William Beeckman to secretary van Euyven ; state of 
affairs, 80 

Lettei-. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; prosecuted at 
New Amstel ; requires that the attorney -general be sent to defend 
him, 81 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant ; arrival of set- 
tlers from Holland ; director d'Hinoyossa about to proceed thither, 82 



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Nov. 21. 

Altona. 

Nov. 27. 

New Amstel. 

Dec. 2.3. 

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Altona. 



March 20. 

Tinnakunck. 

April 7. 



May 29. 



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Alton a. 



June 23. 

Attona. 

June 24. 

Altona. 

July 3. 

Altona. 

July 23. 

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Sept. 13. 



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Dec. 5. 

Altona. 

Dec. 6. 

New Arastel. 



Dec. 28. 

Altona. 

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DELAWARE PAPERS. 

• • PACi,;. 

Resolution of tbo Amsterdam chamber of the W. I. Company, con- 
.senting to the cession of the whole of the Delaware river "to tlic 
city of Amsterdam, 83 

[In N. Y. Col. Doc, 11, IDT.] 

Further concessions fo the colonic of the city of Amsterdam on the 
Delaware river, S3 

[111 N. T. Col. Doc, II, 20G.] 

Letter. "William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; visit of lord 
Baltimoi-e (,s/c) and suite to New Amstel and Altona; renews 
treaty of peace with the Indians; settlement of the bound:iry pro- 
posed to him ; he refers it to the old lord Baltimore, SI 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; Fsojius Indinns 
visit the ]\Iinissincks at the head of the Delaware; Mincpias c;irry 
presents to the Mohawks, who kill some of them ; will juin llio 
Senecas against tlie Minquas, S5 

Oath of ofKce taken by Gerrit Cock, collector of customs at the 
city's colonic on the Delaware river, SO 

Letter. Directors of the Amsterdam Chamber of the W. I. Com- 
])any to vice-director Beeckman, notifying him of the cession of 
the Delaware river to the city of Amsterdam (see supra, p. 83), . 8V 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; rev. Abelius 
Zetskoorn, Lutheran minister at New Amstel; efibrts to induce 
him to settle at Tinnecongh in the place of dom'^ Laers ; death of 
Andries Hudde, gg 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; return of 
director d'JIinoyossa to Now Amstel; immigrants; Delaware 
river ceded, 89 

Letter. William Beeckm.an to director Stuyvesant ; d'Hinoyossa 
will not .allow hini to occupy his present quaiters; requests" that 
other arrangements may be made ; will move to Maryland if he 
be not continued in the public service, ' 90 

Letter. _ William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; declines to 
remain at Altona under d'Hinoyossa; repeats his intention of 
moving to Maryland if the governmeni require not his ser^•ices, . 91 

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyves.nnt ; attendance of 
the Swedes and Fins who are informed of the vice-director's ap- 
))roaching de])arture ; refuse to swear allegiance to the new director, 
«fcc., unless the privilege of trading with the Indians be con- 
tinued; d'Hinoy<issa instructed to jMevail on Mr. Beeckman to 
remain at the Delaware ; unsuccessful in his elfoits, 92 



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[Thus * marked are in Dutch.) 
1C64. PAGE. 

[Sei^t. 3.] Instructions to Sir Robert Carr for the reducing of Delaware bay 

and settling the people there, ■ 1 

Oct. 1. Articles of agreement between the Hon. Sr. Robert Carr, knight, 
on the behalf of his Majesty of Great Britain, .and the burgomas- 
ters on the behalf of themselves, and all the Dutch .and Swedes 
inhabiting on Delaware b.ay and Delaware river, 1 

[111 N. Y. Coll. Doc, III, '?], and ill Smith's Hist, of New Jersey, 49.] 
1C08. 

Feb. 15. Copy of a patent granted to Peter Alricks, of the i.sland in the Dela- 
ware river, called Matiniconck ; conditions of above grant, 2,3 

16G9. 

Dec. 6. Form of holding the court at the fort in New Castle, upon the DeLa- 
ware river, for the trial of the Long Finne, and about the hite 
insurrection, 4 

Dec. List of the inhabitants who were confeder.ates with the Long Finne, 5 

Dec. Names of those who were fined on account of the rebellion of the 

Long Finne, and amount of the fines, 6 

Names of persons having demands against the Long Fin, 7 

Dec. 13. Names of prisoners, shipped .at New Castle,with bilboes, bedding, »fcc., 8 

167]. 
March 9. Letter. Wm. Tom and Peter Alricks to governor Lovelace, about 

the Indians, 9 

16T0. * A Relation from the Whorekill about the wreck of Jan de Caper's 

sloop and a man found murdered ; verdict of the jury, 10, 12 

Oct. 5. * Propositions made about the fortifications at Del.aware, under the 

hands of captain Carr .and the rest of the high court there, .... 11 

* A bill of charges .against J.an de Caper's sloop, 13 

Sept. 23. * Conference with the Indians at Annockeninck respecting the late 

murder, 14 

(No date.) Letter. From Andris Anderson and others to capt. Carr, about 

threats uttered by the Indians, 15 

1071. 
March 13. Letter. Robert Jones of Virginia to capt. Carr, .about coming to 

settle at Delaware, 16 

(No date.) Memorandum of debts due at Delaware by the burgomasters of 

Amsterdam, 17 



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DELAWARE PAPERS. 
1071. PAGE. 

March 30. * Inventory of peltry, &c., saved out of Jan cle Caper's sloop, 18 

(No date.) Propositions on behalf of tlic town of New Castle, in Delaware, from 

Mr. Tom, ...:....'.. 1 y 

A query of Mr. Tom's to be resolved concerning the tenure of the 
land at Delaware, 20 

June 22. Instructions for Walter AYharton, surveyor, about Delaware, calling 

for the names and numbers of the planters, »fec., 21 

Proposals from capt. Carr to the governor and council, touching 
the town of New Castle, and plantations in Delaware river, 22 

(No date.) Account of such quit-i'cnts as are due and payable by the se\cral 

persons herein named in Delaware, 23 

Oct. 25. Letter. William Tom to gov. Lovelace about a murder of an 
Englishman by Indians ; gov. Calvert warns Aug. Heernians to 
be on his guard, 24 

Nov. 27. Letter. John Carr to gov. Lovelace relative to the above murder 
NewCiistie. which was committed by Indians of New Jersey, 25 

March 8. * Petition. Ammergartt Prints to capt. Carr reqesting that Andrew 
Carr who is in possession of Tinnekunck, may be obliged to pny 
her for the same, or give security therefor, before leaving the 
country ; with certificate that capt. Carr is security, 26 

March 24. Order extending the time for settling Cbiepiessing on the Delaware 

river, gr.anted to John Berry and company, three years, 27 

April 5. Directions for holding a special court of oyer and terminer at New 
Castle, Delaware, for the trial of William Syncleer on a charge of 

murder, [1GT2], 28 

1672. 

May 17. Minutes of a council held at New York incorporating New Castle, 
Del.; proposals from capt. Edward Cantwell, of Delaware, about 
the Block house; about selling liquor to Indians; about quit-rents 
and runaways, 29 

Aug. Answer to the above propositions with instructions to publi.sh the 

declaration of war against Holland, 30 

April 6. Order to William Tom to render an account of the quit-rents, and 
commission appointing captain Walter Wharton a justice of the 
peace "in Delaware river and parts adjacent," 31 

April 4. Commission of oyer and terminer for the trial of William Syncleer for 
murder, directed to capt. Matthias Nicolls, capt. John Carr and 
others (Sept. 28), 32 

April 1. Commission appointing Edmund Cantwell captain of foot for the 

town of New Castle, 33 

March . * Proceedings against John Smith for the recovery of a sloop, 34 

April 27. Certificate of William Tom, Peter Alrick, Walter Wharton and Ed. 
Cantwell relative to the appearance of Mr. Jenkins, a surveyor, sent 
to Whoreskill from Maryland, under a pretended commission from 
lord Baltimore, s 35 

June 21. Letter. Richard Perrot to gov. Lovelace for a grant of land on the 
iiorkiu. W^horekill, Delaware, 36 



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Sept. 27. Letter. John Can- to gov. Lovelace about the affairs at tlie Whore- 

Xew Caslle. kill, 37 

Dec. 10. Letter. Eilmuiul Cant well to gov. Lovelace, about the affairs .at the 
New Castle. Whorckill, 38 

(No date.) The result and reasons of the magistrates of Delaware, against 

declaring war against the Indian murderers, 39 

1673. 

July 8. Letter. William Tom to secretary Nicols, about a patent, &c.,. . . 40 

New Castle. 

April 23. Inventory of the goods, lands and houses left by Andrew Carr in 

Tinaconk, Delaware river, 41 

Sundry receipts and orders of John Carr for property belonging to 

Andrew Carr, "^ . .'. 42, 4.3 

1675. 

Feb. 5. * Permit to Casparus Ilerrmans to occupy and possess a certain ti'act 
of land on the Delaware river between Arien's kill and Apoquem- 
ininck kill, being 250 morgens, on condition that he obtain a 
jiatent therefor, 44 

Memorandum of commissions and papers, &c., delivered to captain 
Cantwell, 45 

Declaration. Samuel Edsall, plaintiff, .and William Oryon, defend- 
ant, for taking away a canoe and two negroes, &c., 46, 47 

Jan. 11. Declaration. William Tom, plaintiff, and Dcrick Albertson, defend- 
ant, relative to half of a lot of land where the mill stood ; claims 
by the defendant xnider a transport from William Beeckman,. ... 48 

April 15. Letter. John INIoU to secretary Nicols, asking for the refusal of a 
New Castle. house, and Wm. Tom's letter recommending the same, 49 

May 12. Commission. Edmund Cantwell to be surveyor in Delaware, 

and instructions, 50 

May 12. Order in regard to grist mills and recording of patents, deeds, &c., 50 

May 17. Edmund Cantwell's receipt for sundry bills, &c., received at Peter 

Rambo's, 51 

April Deposition. Johannes De Haiy and others relative to a chest left 

at his house in Delaware by one John Lawrcnson, 52 

May Commission for militia officers for Newcastle, Cranehook, Verdriete 
kook, Lapland, Passayunck, Apoquemini and Whorekill, in Dela- 
ware, 53 

May Order relative to a dispute between William Tom and certain in- 
habitants on Verdrietyes hook, relative to some meadow land, ... 54 
Declaration in the case of Gabriel Minville vs. John Carr, defendant, 
for goods, tfec, 55 

May 13. Directions for a special court to be held by the governor in New- 
castle, with the names of those composing the court, 56 

May 13. Presentment by Edmund Cantwell, sheriff of Delaware, of James 

Sandylands, of Uplands, for manslaughter, 57 

May 13. Permit to John Moll and partners to have a ship loaded with English 

goods unload at New Castle, 58 



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DELAWARE PAPERS. 
1675. PAGE. 

(No date.) Pcfition. Jacobus Faljricius rcl.itive to a charge of riotous con- 
duct brought against him, 59 

(No date.) Petition (not signed) for a grant of 4,000 acres of land above and 
below the falls, on the Delaware, with the jjrivilege of liberty of 
worship, calling a minister, holding court, tfec, 60 

Fragment of a memorandum (without signature or date) of things 
done, such as the granting of warrants of survey, military com- 
missions, &c., 61 

May 13. Conference between governor Andros, the magistrates at New 
Castle, Del. and the Indian sachems of New Jersey; renewal of 
the treaty of peace; S. Edsall, J. Ilelme and Lanse Cock, Israel 
Ilelme, interpreter, 62 

May 13. Actions entered for trial, and some other matters to be called u]i, 

at a special court to be held at New Castle, 63 

May 13. Proceedings of a special court held at New Castle, in Delaware, 63, 64 

May 15. Grant to Dr. John Des Jardins of a tract of land lying on Jones creek, 

in Apoquemini, 63 

May 15. Grant to Paternella Carr and her children of the remainder of her 

husband's estate, after paying his debts, 65 

May 17. James Sandylands and Lawrence Hulst, fined for misbehaviour, at 

a court held at Peter Kambo's, 65 

June 1. * Petition. Lutherans on the Delaware river, setting forth that 
in Dec, 1072, two congregations had been established, one above 
Verdritige hook, under rev. JMr. Laers, the other below that 
point, under rev. Jacobus Fabritius, and praying that the same be 
confirmed, 66 

June 4. * Order to construct two dykes or liighways along certain marshy 

lands at New Castle, 67, 71 

June 4. * Declaration of H. Block, John Moll and Derick Albuck, magistrates 
of New Castle, respecting the opposition manifested in the church, 
by John Ogle and rev. Jacobus Fabritius, to the above order, ... 68 

June. Petition of the inhabitants of the district of New Castle relative to 
making two dykes or highways through the marsh belonging 
to Mr. Carr, "... 69 

* Tvcasons which led the magisti'ates to make the order about the 
two dykes, 70 

June 5. * Remonstrance of inhabitants of New Castle against being com- 
pelled to repair one of the above dykes, it being private property, 72 

June 5. * Order thereupon ; parties to obey the directions of the court on 

pain of paying double the expense of the work, 73 

June 5. Letter. William Tom, clerk of the court at New Castle, to gov. 
Newcastle. Andros, representing the opposition ottered to the construction of 

the dykes, and requesting instructions, 74 

Aug. 14. * Remonstrance of the Swedes and Fins of Cranehook church, against 

domine Fabricius being their minister, 75 

Aug. 18. Letter. William Tom to gov. Andros, relative to the affairs of Mrs. 
New casHe. Carr, 70 



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1G75. . PAGE. 

Sept. 15. Certificate of secretary Nicolls, tiiat capt. Carr was indebted to Dr. 

Henry Taylor at the time of the surrender of New York, 77 

Aug. 18. Letter. Magistrates to gov. Andros, concerning capt. Carr's meadow, 
New Castle. the removing the block house, <&c., 78 

Sept. 20. Minute of the purchase of two tracts of land by gov. Andros for His 
Royal Highness from the Inilian Propriutoi's ; one at the falls of 
the Delaware, the other at Musketoe cove, L. I., 79, 80 

May 8. List of persons, old and young, living at the Whorekill, Del.,.. 81 

Petition. Helnianus Wiltbank to the council, about capt. Cautwell, 

and charges made against him, 81 

1676. 

March. 3. Letter. Armergartt Printz to Samuel Edsal, about private affairs, . 82 

April 18. Petition. William Hamilton and Wm. Sempill, relative to a cargo 

of goods brought by them from New York to Delaware for sale, . 83 

May 11. Letter. Capt. Cantwell to gov. Andros, on the affairs at the Dela- 

Neiy Caslle. Ware, ; 84, 85 

April List of land patents sent to capt. Cantwell at Delaware, ... .86, 87, 88 

Aug. 11. Letter. Gov. Andros to capt. Cantwell, relative to Indian affairs, . . 89 

New York. 

Aug. 27. Letter. Augustine Herrmans to capt. Cantwell, relative to survey- 
or's fees in Maryland, and requesting him to arrest runaways, ... 90 

Sept. 2. Certificate of Oly .Toorson, Peter De Witt, John Barnson, Henry 
Johnson, Peter Matthiason of the right of way of Hans Block 
through land now owned by capt. Cantwell, 91 

Sept. 4. Certificate of Martin Garritson relative to Hans Block's right of 

way over capt. Cantwell's land, 92 

Petition of Hcndrick Jansen van Bremen about bis fine for shoot- 
ing Mr. Tom's horse, 93 

Sept. 26. Nomin.ation of magistrates for the Delaware river, 94, 95 

Sept. 27. Answers given to capt. Cantwell's proposals about affiiirs on the 

Delaware river, 00 

Dec. 1. Copy of a patent granted by gov. Andi-os to Daniel Whitley of a 
piece of land in Delaware, called the Grove, situated on St. John's 
creek, on the west side of the Delaware bay, 97 

1676. 
Sept. 27. Ordinance. Introducing the Duke's laws, establishing courts of justice 
and making various other rules for the government of the Dela- 
ware river, 93 

Oct. 28. Memorandum of gov. Andros's orders in answer to the petitions 
of Peter Bawcom, of Joshua Barkstead, to the letter of Wm. 
Winsmore, and petition of George Young, 99 

Nov. 8. Memorial of John Moll, Henry Ward, William Tom and others, 
magistrates of New Castle, Del., to gov. Andros, on municipal 
affairs, 100 

July 13. Returns of survey of tlic following named tracts of lands in Dela- 
ware; Maritie's Hook; Groeningen; Abraham's Delight; Drum- 



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1676. ■ . r.lGE. 

ev's Neck; The Good Ncigliborliood ; Calton ; Piiiicpakkn, etc.; 
Point Pleasant; Qucssinawoininck; Teckquirassy ; Sliakhanicxnnk; 
Pinimei'|)akka ; Towocawonink ; White Clay's creek ; and a ])ieoe 
laid out for Peter Dalboe. Grantees for the 1st tract are, diaries 
Jansen, Otto Hanson, Otto Neilson, Hans Hopnian, John Hen- 
dricksou .and Hans Otteson ; 2d, Peter Alricks ; .3d, Abraham 
Enloes; 4th, Maurice Daniel; 5th, Casjiarus Herman; Gth, .John 
Barker; 7th, Michael Fredericks; 8th, Francis Walker and Dunk 
Williams; 10th, Peter Cock; 11th, Lawrentius Carolns; ]2th, 
Lawrence Cock, Erick Cock, Michael Neilson, Otto Ernest Cock, 
Gower Ramboe and Pieter Nielson; IVth, I'eter Peterson and 
Gasper Fish; 18th, Erick Mallock, Otto Nielson and Christian 
Thoniason ; 19th, Peter Thomason, 101 

Nov. 20. Minutes of a council held at New York in relation to ni.ajor John 
Fenwick's granting patents in New Jersey; Jean Paul Jaquet's 
complaint .against Jolin Fenwick; answers to the proposals of the 
magistrates of New Castle, 102 

Nov. 23. Letter. Gov. Andros to the magistrates of New Castle relative to 
NevrYork. municip.al atfairs ; major .John Fenwick, &c., 103 

Fees of the surveyor in the pro^'ince of Maryland, to be observed 
in Delaware, 105 

May 15. Schedule of surveyor's fees as allowed by the general assembly of 

Maryland, signed by John BloomReld, secretary, 106 

16V7. 
Feb. 18. Order of J. Anderson on E. Blackwell in flivor of Robt. Huche- 

son, for money ; dated New Castle, 107 

Feb. 20. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to the magistrates .at Whorekill, relative 
NewYoik. to a piece of land granted to Wm. Plainer, and again granted to 

Randell Revell, 108 

Feb. 26. Letter. Ilelnicr Willbnnk to governor Andros; lord Baltimore 
Whorekill. about to rcuew his claim ; rebellion in Virginia, 109 

March 19. Order of a special court at Whorekill for tlie resurvey of the lands 
of John Stevens, purchased of William Willoughby and Robert 
Dicks, Ill 

April 3. Depositions in the case of rev. Laurentius Carolus, plaintiff, and 

Hans Peterson, defendant, 112 

April 3, 4. pleadings in the above cause for recovery of a mare, 113, 119 

April 3, 4. Petition, captain Cantwell and John d'Haes, relative to a trespass 
committed by widow Block on land purchased by them of captain 
John Carr, 114 

April 6. Order for the survey of 200 acres of laud for captain Israel Helm, . 115 

Jtay 1. Dimensions and bounds of Prime hook ne.ar the Whorekill, 115 

April 11. Petition. Mary Block, dated Newcastle, relative to right of w.ay, 110 

May 11. Memorandum of a sale of land for captain Nathl. Carr called by the 

name of Cruder's neck ; bounds of the same ; patent issued Oct. 

23,1667, 117 

1675. 
Aug. 3. Survey of a tract of land lying near the Whorekill for Randell 

Revell at Slater Creek, 118 

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May 14. Proeeodiiigs of the court held at the Wliorekill on the petition of 

William Planer, relating to the above land, 118 

Jvuie C, 7. Order of the court at New Castle, rel.ilive to certain records de- 
livered by William Tom, the former clerk, 1 20 

Juno 8. Letter. Magistrates to governor Andros, relative to their municipal 
New Ciistio. officers generally, 121 

June 11. Letter. Helm. Wi'.tb.'uik to governor Andros, relative to certain 
■\vhoreiiiii. laiuls Surveyed by the surveyors of Maryland, which he .alleges 

belong to Delaware, 122 

June 12. Letter. Captain .Jolni Colier to governor Andros, relative to the 

Newcastle. rccords of that place kept by Wm. Tom; war with France, 123 

107C. 
July 11. Pleadings in the case of Hans Peterson, plaintiff, and rev. Lauren- 

tius Carolus, defendant, relative to a certain mare, 124 

1677. 
Aug. 1. Letter. Edmund Cantwell to John Stevens, relative to the title of 

New Castle. his land, 1 25 

Aug. 16. Order of Helm. Wiltb.ank, justice at the Whorekill, in case of Ed- 
ward Southrin, plaintiff, and John Koades, defendant, 126 

Aug. 19. Letter. John Steavens to , relative to his patent,... 126 

Complaint of Mrs. Erskins, widow of Serjeant Erskins, relative to 
trespasses committed on her property by John Mole and Wil- 
liam Semple, 127 

Sept. 12. Decision of the court lield at Whorekill, in the cause of Edward 

Southrin, plaintiff, and John Roades, defendant, 128 

Sept. 10. Letter. John Audrey to governor Andros, dated from Whorekill, 129 

Sept. IS. Letter. Helmer Wiltbank to governor Andros, relative to the 
■\vhoreiiiii. surveys made by Maryland in Delaware, 130 

Sept. 26. Letter. Edmund Cantwell to gov. Andros, relative to Symon Gibson, 
Newcastle. a convicted prisoner, being sent to New York, and about granting 

patents before the certificates are confirmed, 131 

Oct. 13. Letter. Thos. Wclborne and Willi.am Anderson to gov. Andros, 
Hoaiekiii. complaining of captain Cantwell, 132 

Nov. 7. Order of the court at New Castle about the property of Frans 

Bareutson, deceased, on the petition of Hans Peterson, 133 

1678. 

May 1. Order of the court held at New Castle in relation to the property 
of Frans Barentsen on the complaint of capt. Christopher Billopp, 

on the behalf of the duke of York agst. Hans Peterson, 133 

1077. 

Nov. 13. Petition. Court of ITpland, by Israel Helm, Lawrence Cock, Morris 
Cock, Andries Benckson, Swen Lom, Ephr.aim and Caspar Her- 
man, and others, for grants of land on the west side of %he 
Delaw.are river, near the foils 134 

Nov. 1 3. Record of the court at LTpland in regard to the settlement of the suit 
between Hans Peterson and doniiue Laurentius Carolus, about a 
mare, 135 



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Nov. 12. List of pensons in the comp.any at DoLiw.arc, 130 

Jan. 29. Assignment by Samuel Etlsall (of New York) to Georere Ileatli- . 

cote, of England, mariner, of an island in tlie Delaware river, lOJ, 137 

Civil and military appointments for Wliorekill, 138 

List of the names of persons in New Castle and Wliorekill, 130 

167G-V. Extracts from letters of gov. Andros to the commander and collector 
at New Castle, relative to vessels sailing np the Delaware river ; 
dated Nov. 23, 1G76 and April 6, 1G77, 140 

1678. 

May 11. Minutes of the council in New York relative to directions to capt. 
C. Billopp, al)out sloops sailing up the Delaware, and capt. E. 
Cantwell's answer to the complaint of the magistrates of AMiore- 
kill as to abuses in altering surveys, 141, 143 

Feb. Letter. Court at New Castle to gov. Andros, relative to their 
New Castle. municipal affairs, 142 

May 9. Proceedings of a special court held at New Castle in the ease of John 
Shackerly, plaintift", and Henry Salter, defendant, relative to a sale 
of silver plate, 144 

May 9. Depositions of Edmond Cantwell, justice Fop Outhout, Michael Ba- 
ton and Reynier van th , in a court held at New Castle, 

relative to the conduct of John Fenwick at a meeting held on the 
east side of the Delaware river, 14.5, 146 

May 25. Letter. Secretary Nicoll to the court at New Castle, relative to the 
New York. conduct of Jolin Fcnwick, &c., 147 

June 11. Order of the court at Wliorekill putting over to the next assizes, to 
be held at New York, the cause of John Roades, plaintift", and 
Helmanus Wiltbank, defendant, 148 

June 18. Minute of council in relation to John Fenwick in Delaware; con- 
cerning Mr. Tom's estate ; Wm. Asfordsby appointed sherifl' of 
the Esopus, 148, 149 

June 21. Letter. The council to the magistrates at New Castle, in relation to 
NcwYork. the matter of John Fenwick, 150 

Jan. 3. Will of William Tom, of New Castle, ... 151 

May 10. Petition. Edmund Cantwell relative to the will and estate of Wil- 
liam Toin, 152 

June 4, 5. Proceedings of a court held at New Castle against Walter Wharton, 

for marrying himself contrary to law, &c 153, 154 

July 1 7. Proceedings of the commander and justices, held in the town of New 

Castle, in relation to major Fenwick, 155 

July 24. Letter. Magistrates to capt. Matthias Nieolls and the rest of the 
Newcastle. council, in relation to major Fenwick's case, and Mr. Tom's estate, 156 

July 30. Petition. John nilly.ard to gov. Andros, relative to the difficulty in 

relation to the land granted him on Delaware bay, 157 

July 30. Petition. George Meitcn in relation to his land on Delaware bay, 158 



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Oct. 25. Minute of tlie court at New Castle of sundry matters to be laid be- 
fore governor Andros on Lis arrival from England, and deputing 
Mr. Moll to submit the same, 159 



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July 9. Letter. John Brigs to Andrew Bondler, requesting him to pay a 
wiioiekiii, certain demand to John Shakerly, and account against John 

Shakerly, of New Castle, for groceries, 1 

Account against John Briggs for a lot of kitchen furniture, 2 

Feb. 18. Receipt of Richard Iliginbottom, dated Whorekill, in Delaware bay, 
to John Shakerlj'for full satisfaction for one gray horse, &c., with 
letter from John West dated Uplands, to John Smith, relative to 
an account for a cask of wine, 3 

May 14. Order of John Addom, dated New Castle, on Sander Maulstone, in 
tiXA'or of John Shackerly for ten mink skins ; and Susanna Garland's 

account against John Shakerly for vum, <.tc., 5 

1678. 
Sept. 4. Letter. Helmanus Wiltbank to secretary Nicolls, relating to sur- 
■whorekiii. vsyors and surveys, 7 

Sept. 18. Petition. Edward Southrin to gov. Andros, relative to the abuse 
he has received from one John Avery, in the discharge of his duty 
as a magistrate, 8 

Oct. 7. Petition. Luke Watson about an order to take up stray horses 

about Whorekill, 9 

Oct. 7. Petition. Luke Watson for land at the Whorekill, 10 

Oct, 7. Petition. Henry Stretcher about land at the Whorekill, 11 

Oct. 8. Petition. Cornelius Johnson for a grant of land at Whorekill, .. 12 

Oct. 8. Order to Thomas Ashton, sheriif of New York, to take Henry 

Smith, of Whorekill, into custody, 13 

Petition. Thomas Spry, surgeon, claiming a colt seized and sold 
by capt. Billopp, 14 

Oct. 8. Names of the persons at the Whorekill eligible for magistrates, 

with list of those appointed, 15 

Oct. n. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to Helmanus Wiltbank and the magis- 
NewYork. tratcs at Whorckill, about granting an execution in the case of 
Nathl. Walker aqst. Edward Southern ; relative to a piece of land 
laid out for N. Walker by Cor. Verhoofe, 1G77, &c., 10 



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Oct. 18. List of patents iti the liands of capt. PZdwavcl Cantwell, New Castle, 17 

Oct. 25. Names of persons at Salem, or Swamptown, where major Fenwiek 

settled, 18 

(No date.) Letter. Cornelius Yerlioofe to gov. Andros, relative to the abuse, 
wiiorekiii. &(i., of Henry Smith towards him while discharging his duty as 

deputy surveyor, &c., 19 

(No date.) Certificate of H. Wiltbank and John Kipshaven, as to the qualifi- 
cations of Cornelius Verhoof, of Delaware bay, as a survevor, . . . 20 
1675. 

Oct. 8. Copy of an attachment in favor of William Blackston against Wil- 
liam Caning, issued by Edward Southrin, of Whorekill, 21 

1676. 

March 3. Copy of a summons against William Prentice at the suit of Ously 

IJriant, issued as above, and order to deliver goods, 21 

July 26. Copies of subpoenas- issued as above in a suit ag.ainst Cornelius Ver- 
hoof, for Peter Bawcomb, Cornelis .Johnson, Henry Harmon, 
John King, Thomas Philips, Eliz.abeth Simpson, Francis Megges, 
William Kaning, Henry Smith, Thomas Slorgan, John Lemon, 
John Oakey and William Sharpe, 21 

April 8. Names of witnesses in the suit of Henry Smith against Cornelius 
Verlioof, Peter Bawcomb, Alice Raymon, John Lemon, William 
True, 22 

Charges made by Henry Smith against Cornelius Verhoof, and 

Helm. Wiltbank, of Delaware, 23, 24 

1678. 
Oct. 24. Extract from Coke's institutes concerning high treason, produced 

by Henry Smith before the governor, 25 

Oct. 24. Petition. Henry Smith to gov. Andros, relative to his giving 

security to prosecute a charge for treason against Helm. Wiltbank, 26 

Oct. Declaration of Henry Smith with regard to the charge of treason 
against Helmanus Wiltbank ; the charge was made by Dr. John 
Roades and Willi.am Prentice to Francis Jenkins, a justice in 
Maryland ; also as to Edward Southriu's conversations with the 
devil, and as to Cors. Verhoof 's keeping false records, 27 

(No date.) Petition. Henry Smith to be discharged from confinement, 28 

Account of Henry Smith's charges in the suit depending in the 
assize at New York, in 1077 and 1678, between him and Peter 
Gronendike, 29 

Nov. 6. Order to the justices at New Castle on the petition of Jane, the 

widow of Serjeant John Erskins, 30 

Nov. 14. Letter. Rev. John Teo, minister of Whorekill, to Dr. Henry 
Whorekill. Smith relative to the witnesses in liis case, 31 

Nov. 19. Listructions to the magistrates of New Castle relative to the admin- 
istration of the estate of William Tom, 32 

1677. 

13. Letter. Helm. Wiltbank, Edward Southrin and Alex. Molestine, 

wtoiekui, magistrates of Whorekill, to gov. Andros relative to Edward 

Cantwell's erasing the names of Thomas Wellburue and William 



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1677. PAGE. 

Andci'son of Accomack comity, Virginia, from a certificate of 
survey and putting in others, also the petition of Thos. Wellburne 
and William Anderson, 33 

Petition. Andres Ponlson relative to a grant of land in A))cqua- 
meny creek, Delaware river, of which he is defrauded by Walter 
Wharton, surveyor, 34 

Nov. 14. Duplicate of the lease of Matiniconk island in Delaware river to 

llobert Stacy, 35 

Dec. 5. Petition. Thomas Ollive and other inhabitants of Burlington, N. J. 
in favor of Henry Jacobs, tenant in possession of Matiniconk 
island, 36 

1679. Blank patent for a piece of land in Delaware bay for Nathaniel 

Walker, 37 

Draft of a patent to Thomas Yonnk for a piece of land, called Pop- 
ler Neck, on the west side of Delaware bay, 38 

Jan. 7. Pleadings and proceedings of a court held at New Castle, in' the 
case of Thomas Harwood, plaintiff, and Jacob Vanderveer, defend- 
ant, in an action of debt, 39, 50 

March 18. Petition. Arnlodus de La Grange relative to the island of Tini- 
cum, in the Delaware river, purchased by his father from Arme- 
gart Prints, 51 

March 25. Receipt of Ephm. Herman to John Steevens for 25 bushels of wheat 
for quit-rent due for 1200 acres of land, called Content, lying in 
Duke creek, and for 1300 acres, called London, lying in Little 
creek below Duke creek, 52 

April 23. Statement of John Moll, Peter Alright, J. d'Haes and Wm. Smith 
of New Castle, relative to the breaking ojien the trunk of Adam 
Wallis, left in the house of Robert Iludleson, 54 

Petition. Adam Wallis in relation to the above matter, 56 

May 13. List of patents sent to capt. Edmnnd Cant well, which were refused 

to be signed, 57 

May 14. Letter. Wm. Clark to gov. Andros relative to the settlement of 
Whorekiii. that district, 58 

May 27. Confirmation by gov. Andros of John • to be clerk at 

Whorekiii, 58 

Petition. Jan Kipphaven for a piece of land at Whorekiii, 59 

May 27. Petition. John Vyne to be sheriff of Whorekiii, 60 

June 23. Petition, dated Burlington, signed by John Budd, John Mifflin and 

others from Old England, for grants of land, 61 

June 30. Letter. Luke Watson to gov. Andros relative to the conduct of 
Whorekiii. capt. Johu Avery, a magistrate, C2 

July 1. Offer of Johannes de Haes and Ephraim Herman to be security for 

capt. Cantwell, as administrator of the estate of Mr. Tom, 63 

July 9. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to capt. Cantwell, about lands at Delaware 

New York. falls, G4 

March 30. Minutes of council relative to capt. Burt's vessel, , , 64 



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July 12. Ordor of the court iit Wliorckill on tlie petition of .John Rich.ardson, 

relating to some premises in the possession of Jolm Stevens,. . 65, 68 

March 10. Order of the court at Wliorekill on the petition of John Stevens for 
a rcsurvey of Land purchased by liim of Peter Percy, Williani 
Willoughby, &c., G6 

July 1,3. Letter. John Brigs to secretary Nicolls, relative to the above Lands, 67 

AVhorekill. 

July 14. Order of the magistrates of Whorekill to John Vines, sheriff", to put 
John Richardson in possession of the premises claimed by John 
Stevens, G8 

July 25. Order of tlie court at Whorekill decreeing the ])ossession of the 

said premises to John Stevens ; action of the magistrates thereon, 69 

Answer of John Richardson, respondent, to the bill of complaint of 
John Stevens, appellant, 70 

Case of Tymen Stiddem, declaring liis right to 600 acres of land 
lying in the north side of the Fish creek, also Braiidywinc creek 
just below the falls of the said creek, 71 

Abstract of Dr. Tymen Stiddem and Jacob Vandeveer's papers, 
which were delivered them back, , 72 

July 29. Articles of agreement between John Stevens and Thomas Crump- 
ton, for a piece of land on the west side of Delaware bay, near 
Duck creek, 73 

1676. 
Aug. 18. Articles of agreement between Thomas Crompton, planter, and .lohn 
Richardson, both of Dorchester county, Marylanil, relating to the 
above pieces of land, 74 

1679. 
Aug. 9. Letter. Gov. Andros to the magistrates of the Whorekill, New Cas- 
NewYoik. tie, &c., ordering the arrest of Richard Turner, upon the applica- 
tion of capt. Jennefer, high sheriff' of Accomack, 75 

Aug. 23. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to capt. John Avery, relative to a tract 
New York. of 680 acrcs of land which was laid out for Nathaniel Walkei-, at 
Whorekill, and called Cedar Neck, surveyed by Cornelius Ver- 
hoof, to have certain swamp Lands included in his patent, 76 

Sept. 10. Letter. Edmund Cantwell to John Stevens, denying th.at he ever 
gave Thomas Phillips orders to grant warr.ants for land ; that he 
never gave John Richards a warrant for more than 300 acres, ... 77 

Sept. 18. Letter. Edmund Cantwell to gov. Andros, giving an account of 
Bmiinston. his interview with the Indians relative to a survey of lands above 

the falls on the Delaware, 78 

Sept. 25. Letter. John Avery relative to the 680 acres of land called Cedar 
wboiekiii. Neck, at Whorekill, laid out for cajit. Nathl. Walker, 79 

Sept. 29. Affidavit of Thomas Garvass, th.at he saw Thomas Crompton deliver 
possession of the land on which he dwelt, to Theophilus, the man 
of John Stevens, 81 

Oct. 10. Letter. Secretary Nicolls to capt. Cantwell relative to affairs on the 
New York. Delaware, 82 



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Names of the masristrates of New Castle, UpL"cnd, Whorekill and 
West New Jersey, 83, 109 

Ordei' of court conforming to William TJickson a certain tract of 
land at St. Jones, Whorekill, 84 

Memorandum of Ephraim Hermans for grants to Israel Hehne, Otto 
Swanson and Laura Cock for 200 acres of land each, 85, 86 

List of patents delivered to Jacobscn, Otto Pauhen, Arent .John- 
son, Paiilus and Amelius Verking, Maurice Daniel, Bryan O'Mallc, 
John Moll and others, ." '. 87 

DecLaration in ejectment in the case of John Stevens, jilaintiif, and 
John Glover, defendant, John Glover vs. Grifiith Jones, .aljout a 
piece of land called Willing brook, and other pleadings and papers 
relating to the same land before the court at Whorekill (sue p. 73), 88 

Bond of Thomas Crompton of Dorchester county, province of Mary- 
land, and John Richardson of the same place, for the faithful per- 
formance of certain covenants contained in certain articles dated 
Aug. IS, 1676 (see page 74), affidavits and papers relating to the 
same matter, all produced and used in a court held at Whorekill, 89, 90 

Appeal from the Whorekill court to the court of assises in the suit 
of John Stevens, pl'fl', vs. John Richardson, deft, 91 

Appeal from the Whorekill court to the court of assizes in the suit 
of Griffith Jones, pl'a; vs. Thomas Shaw, deft, 02 

Depositions of William Sempill, Samuel Land and Mathias Mathias, 
at New Castle, in the suit of Tyman Stiddem vs. Jacob Vander- 
veer, 93, 94 

Letter. Ephraim Herman to secretary Nicolls, relating to various 
matters in Delaware ; patents ; quakers ; dom« Tesschemaker, ... 95 

Letter. John Ogle to John Brigs, relative to tobacco to be paid for 
a horse, 95 

Letter. John Moll to secretary Nicolls, on affairs in Delaware, . . 96 

Letter. Thos. WoUaston to John Briggs, relative to the p.ayment of 
a draft drawn by the latter, '. . . . 96 

Letter. Philip Pocock to gov. Andros, relative to the affairs of 
Robert Hoskins who was drowned, 97 

Order of a court held at New Castle, declaring that William Young 
was reputed to be the eldest sou of Thomas Young, of St. Jones, 
deceased, 97 

Articles of agreement between John Steevens and Samuel Stiles, 
relative to a plantation on Ducke creek, 98 

Letter. Thos. Spry to Sarah Shakerly, relati\'e to debts due him 
from her late husband, 98 

Letter. Ephraim Herman to John Moll, relative to some remarks 
made about the Swedes by the wife of Jonas Peterson, at the 
house of Peter Cock, Schuylkill, 99 

Letter. Philip Pocock to gov. Andros, stating that the inhabitants 
of Craneneck desired to have their lands, held under patents from 



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1080, . P.^Cr. 

the Dutcl), rcsurveycHl, and to have them confirmed by liirn, ijov. 
Andres, .'. . . 100 

Feb. * Letter. Johannis Kip to Cornelius Stcnwyek, in regard to the 
AVhoickiii. estate of John Shackerly, T lUl, 102 

April 3. De])Osition of Johannes d'llacs, relative to a debt owing iiim by 

Jolin IJriggs, 102 

April 12. Letter. Francis Whitwell to gov. Andros, a.sking for a commission 

PI. Jones. to take up stray horses, 102 

April 23. Census of tlie res|)onsib]e housekeepers and theii- i'aniilies residing 
at Cedar creek, Muther creek, St. Jones and Duck creek, i\Iati- 
nicum, Wicac'oe, Passayunck, Kincesse, Calcoon hook, TinM.acuin, 
Upland, Printsdorp, Newcastle, and otlier i)I,ices on tiie Delaware 
river, lOO, 104, 103 

April 1. Petition. Corjielius Janse for a rehearing and trial by a jury, of 
a ditference between him and Ilehnanus Wiltbank, relati\e" to .i 
parcel of land, 100 

April 6. Letter. Daniel Wills to secretary NicoUs, acknowledging receipt 
UiuiinBion, N. J. of a Writing brought by one Jacob Leysler, 107 

April 12. Petition. Inhabitants of the new town, near the falls of the 
Delaware, called Crewcorne, against tiie sale of liquor to the 
Indians, lOS 

May 15. Letter. Francis Whitwell to gov. Andros on the part of the court, 

St, Jones. at St. Jones, Delaware, with petition, 110 

Aug. 1. Deposition of Peter Gronendyke, of Whorekill, relative to the 

indebtedness of John Shakerly to Mrs. Mary Phillips, 110 

May 17. Return of William Biles, of Crewcorne, that he had sunnnoned 
Gilbert Wheeler and Barnet Keerce to appear before the gov. at 
New York ; also, that George Browne, Robert Scooly, Robert 
Lucas and Samuel Field are nominated magistrates for the above 
place, Ill 

May 20. Return of Daniel Wills, of Burlington, N. J., that Thomas Olive, 
Danl. Wills, Robert Stacy, Mahlon Stacy, Wra. Endey, etc., are 
nominated commissioners, and Wm. Beachy, sherilf, Tlios. Revell, 
clerk, 112 

May 22. Acknowledgment, signed Thos. Budd, concerning a certain paper 

wliich is mislaid (contents not stated), 113 

May 26. Letter. James Nevill to gov. Andros, relative to the proceedings 
KewSiiicm. of Sundry fugitives from Virginia, who pretended to belong to a 

wrecked Guineaman, 114 

June 1. Minute of a grant to Ephraim Herman of 600 acres of land lying on 
the west side of the Delaware river, near its mouth, between the 
land of Morris Listou and Duke