Suppliant prosecuters - in name of the kings general over the former departement Holland
against John Sleaven, residing in Amsterdam;in agreement with Anthonie Frisch,
owner of a fishingboat and with Arie Vlieland,
who´s duty is to transport persons and goods to England for the price of 1600 guilders
- Which will be paid by John Sleaven ,whilst he himself received in payment 2000 guilders against a receipt
and filed at certain office in Rotterdam.
The journey was prevented.
Considering John Sleaven has broken the penal laws against trade and communication with England
and this has to be punished.
Decision of the court Fiat mandament and summons in person.
The original is not yet available in scan but in the index is another entry to this court case also naming
Cornelis van Prooijen commissionair of the pilot and signalling service in den Briel .
And John le Vasseur who sold the transport together with John Sleaven .
With this court record it is proven that Arie Vlieland skipper on a fishing vessels , transported people and goods to England for a lot of money .1600 guilders for the trip. Van Prooijen claimed 800 guilders for the pilots and signalling. Arie claimed 4 or 5 % of the cargo which was 1600 guilder. We do not know what happened to Arie later in life and if he received his money . He died 04-09-1831 Rotterdam at the age of 52.