PEDRO NEGRETTO VS. JAN CELES, FOR TAKING CARE OF HOGS, 21 JULY 1639

Translation from Van Laer, Council Minutes, Volume IV, 1638–1649, doc. 44, pg. 53


On the 21st of July anno 1639 ...

Pedro Negretto, plaintiff, vs. Jan Celes, defendant. Plaintiff demands payment for the trouble he has taken in tending the defendant’s hogs. The defendant is condemned to pay the plaintiff 2 schepels of maize.

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