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The plaintiffs therefore endeavored by a friendly interpellation to persuade the defendant to indemnify then for the said expenses, which he personally had incurred, amounting to fl. 502, 3, 8, as shown by the bill of taxation and specification under D and E. Defendant answering by taking exceptions not to the point refused to do this, as appears under F.
The plaintiffs have found themselves compelled therefore to have recourse to the means of justice, and for the sake of avoiding a long protracted lawsuit have at an early day sent a copy hereof to defendant, that he may give his answer if he has any.
They request that the defendant, for the alleged reasons, be sentenced definitively by your Noble Worships to pay the aforesaid sum, and that the same sum be adjudged to plaintiffs out of the moneys, which plaintiffs have attached-by virtue of the deed of cession made by the said Frans Jansen, also submitted under Ein the hands of Elbert Elbertsen, of Amesfoort, as shown by G; that this amount be declared subject to execution; and, further, that he pay all other fines which they may deem expedient, together with the expenses.
Your Noble Worships' Servants.
wenhoven in the name of the other heirs, Willem
(New York Colonial Manuscripts, vol. viii., f. 136.) Certificate for Jan Elten.
Op huijden, den 10: October Ao 1679: sijn verschenen voor ons Capto James Hubbard, Elbert Elbertsen Stoothoff en Jaques Corteljau, Ten versoeck van Jan Elten, Inwoonder tot Kingston, staende op sijn vertreck van hier naer Patria, den eersamen Steven Coerten, out 79: Jaren, Willem Roeloffs, out 6o: Jan Strijcker Roeremaker out 64: Jaren, Jan Subringh out 48: Jaren, Coert
Stevensen out 42: Jaren, Sijnde alle Ingebooren int Lant van Drenten; Dewelke verclaeren, Waer en Waerachtigh te sijn, dat den voora: Requirant is Echt and Recht gebooren van Roeloff. Elten Bij Sijn Huijsvrou Aeltjen Elten in het Dorp Swigtel gelegen in het voors: Lant van Drenten.
En verclaeren vorder soo verre ons - Bekent is hem niet anders gekent te hebben als in eer en-Deuchten-ende vorder alle de lijt van onse heugenisse Imant meer in dit Lant gekent te hebben, die dien naem gevoert heft. Hier mede Eijnde haere depositie sijn Bereijt met Solemnele Eden te verstercken. In Orconde der Waerheyt met eijgen handen Onderteekent Tot N: Amersvoort opt Langh Eijlandt in America ut supra.
tmerk van WILLEN ROELOFFS.
JAN STRYCKER, Roeremaecker.
Testifide in the presence of us underwritten, under oath.
J. HUBBARD, Justice.
TRANSLATION. Certificate for Jan Elten.
To-day, the roth of October, 1679, appeared before us Captain James Hubbard, Elbert Elbertsen Stouthoff and Jacques Cortel. jou, at the request of Jan Elten, a resident of Kingston now about to depart for the Fatherland, the worshipful Steven Coerten, seventy-nine years old, William Roeloffs, sixty years old, Jan Strycker-armorer—sixtyfour years old, Jan Subringh, forty-eight years old, Coert Stevensen, forty-two years old, all natives of the
land of Drenten, who declare that it is true that the above-named petitioner is the lawful son of Roeloff Elten by his wife Aeltje Elten, of the village of Swigtel in the said land of Drenten.
They further declare to the best of their information that they have always known him as an honest and virtuous man, and that as far as they can remember they never knew
other man of the same name. They are willing to confirm their testimony by a solenın oath. In witness of the truth they sign this with their own hands, at New Amesfoort, on Long Island in America, date as above,
Testified in the presence of us underwritten, under oath.
J. HUBBARD, Justice.
Aalgelt, Adam, 190
John, 188, 190
William R., 56
Abraham R., 195
Thomas L., 140
James M., 60
Allen, Julia Marva, 60
William Henry, 60
Hannah J., 61
John, 188, 190
Backer, Jacob, 19
Bailey, H. D. B., 27
John, 106, 189, 190
John Van Voorhis, 70
Maria Louisa, 145
Femmetje, 156, 157
Teunis G., 3, 4
Bloodgood, Francis, 20
Cornelius, 102, 191, 203
Francis, 73, 75, 80, 85, 158,
John W., 189, 191
174, 188, 189, 204