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— and so that we may not, through such scandalous sins of Fasten-
seen, and sinful doing, continue to irritate the Lord and still fur-
ther call down his judgments upon us, for we are still under his
rod, and his sword of war still threatens us yet more to try the land
and its inhabitants. And shall then the inhabitants be gay in their
sins, while the land mourns, and we are called on every month to
fast, to weep and to mourn ? Joel 2. Therefore it is, that the Rever-
end Consistory desire of the Honorable Court, that our prayer
may be heeded and taken to heart, we being foster fathers of God 's



• Shrore Tuesday or Mardl Gras



1664] THE DUTCH RECORDS OP KINGSTON. 127

Church and congregation, so that thus sin and abomination may
the more and more be banished from this newly developing com-
munity, to the glorification of God's name and the edification of this
community, as well as the happiness and welfare of the place, upon
which we must depend. In the meantime we commend you to God's
keeping, and may He bless your office and persons.

Below was written. In the name of the Reverend Consistory.
(Signed) Hermanns Blom. (In the margin) February 12, 1664,
at Wildwyck.

To the petition or request of the Rev. Mr. Hermanns Blom
and the Reverend Consistory to the Honorable Court, the follow-
ing answer was given :

The Honorable Court will be glad to comply with said request,
so far as its instructions permit.

The Honorable Court at Wildwyck hereby again admonishes
tbft retiring Commissaries, to please make out their accounts of
the village of Wildwyck, within two weeks, as they Avere also
judicially ordered to do on May 22, 1663, the which has been hin-
dered or delayed by the war, so that the Honorable Lord Director
General, upon his arrival, may see the state of this place.

The Collector, Jacob Boerhans, is ordered, out of the excise on
wine, to pay Aert Martensen Doom forty-two guilders in seewan,
light money, for room rent of the Honorable Court here, and to en-
ter it in the accounts.

Done, this February 12, 1664.

Ordinary Session, Tuesday, February 26, 1664.

Present: Mattheus Capito, Provisional Schout; Albert Gys-
bertsen, Tjerck Claesen deWit, Tomas Chambers, Gysbert van Im-
borch. Commissaries.

Tomas Harmense, plaintiff, vs. Albert Gysbertsen, defendant.
Plaintiff demands from defendant a quantity of fifty schepels of
wheat for assigned debts. Defendant admits the debt but says
he is not able just now to pay.

The Honorable Court orders defendant to pay plaintiff's afore-
said demand.



128 THE DUTCH RECORDS OF KINGSTON. [1664

Tomas Ilarmensen, plaintiff, vs. Aert Martensen Doom, de-
fendant. Plaintiff demands the sum of thirty-five guilders, in see-
wan, from defendant, for goods delivered, and for one and one-
half days' wages. Geertruyd Andriesen, in the absence of her hus-
band, the defendant, admits the debt.

The Honorable Court, except Thomas Chambers, orders de-
fendant to pay plaintift"s aforesaid demand.

Thomas Harmensen, plaintiff, vs. Henderick Albertsen, de-
fendant. Absent. Default. Plaintiff' has attached four sehepeU
of wheat of defendant's, in the hands of Cornells Barentsen Sleeht,
and gives notice thereof.

The Honorable Court allows said attachment as valid.

Albert Gysbertseu, plaintiff', vs. Coenrad Ham, defendant.
Absent. Default.

Tjerck Claeseu deWit, plaintiff", vs. Evert Pels, defendant.
Plaintiff demands from defendant two fimmen [or vimmen, plural
of vim, the equivalent of a stack of 104 to 108 sheaves] of oats
which he loaned defendant last winter. Defendant admits this,
but says he has a counter claim a



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