The Lives of Anna and Wolfert Webber

Information about the lives of Anna and Wolfert Webber, as found in the records of the NYC Municipal Archives and the City of Amsterdam Archives, may be found here.

As you read about their lives, consider the following question:

New Amsterdam’s court system was available to everyone in the city and residents like Anna and Wolfert Webber often found themselves appearing before the Court of Burgomasters and Schepens.  From the cases included here, what can you say about the way the city court served the people of New Amsterdam?

Let us know what you think in the comments below.