The Original Anti Slavery Document
Unfortunately, the Op Den Graeff family was also known for strong emotions, and Abraham had many court appearances. In 1701, a man was fined 25 shillings for calling Abraham a name so indecent the clerk left a blank space in the court record. In 1704, Abraham sued a neighbor for slander when a neighbor declared that "no honest man would be in Abraham's company" and lost the case (so the court agreed with the neighbor!) After that, Abraham and his wife, Trintje, left Germantown and moved to a Mennonite settlement in the Skippack Region. They were both buried in the Evansburg Mennonite Cemetery at Skippack.