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Excerpt from The Records of New Amsterdam, Vol. 4: From 1653 to 1674 Anno Domini
Jacobus Vis, pltf. V/s Geertje Tennis, deft., and Joannes Withart and Claas Karstensen as witnesses. Pltf. Says, that he came to defts. House, paying deft. What he owed her and that deft. Abused him for a drunken rogue and knave, requesting reparation of honor. Joannes Withart and Claas Karstensen, called as witnesses, were asked, what they know of the matter? Answer, They heard words between them, but can not speak of any abuse. Deft. Says, that pltf. Abused her first for a whore and beast; whereunto she said, I hold you for a rogue and knave, until you have proved, that I am a whore and I am from no beasts stock.
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