Propositions submitted by the burgomasters and schepens to the director and council

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. . . deliberated more closely and [      ] on proposal of the director-general and council, and [      ] .
On the First.
The City's militia is ready to [      ] ; however, it is requested that the General be pleased to provide fuel ] and light.
2 . We agree that Manhattan be provided with palisades and a breastwork.
3. That the fort be strengthened accordingly
4. That the sum of four or five thousand ] guilders be made available in the mayors' treasury in order to accomplish the necessary work, which will be collected afterward from interested parties in New Netherland by taxation according to their estates.
5. We regard this to be highly necessary. Done in council on the aforesaid date in Fort Amsterdam, New Netherland. Signed by order of the mayor and schepens of this city of New Amsterdam.
Jacob Kipp, secretary.[1]


This entire entry has been canceled. See The Records of New Amsterdam, 1653-1674, edited by Berthold Fernow, 7 vols., 1897 (reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1976), 1:66-68 for the city's record of this entry. The numbering becomes erratic at this point. Pages 107 and 108 do not exist; numbered page 110 actually follows 106 which is followed by 109, then 111 and so forth. Although several pages appear out of sequence, the translator, Charles Gehring, maintained their numbers for reference purposes.


Translation: Gehring, C., trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 5, Council Minutes, 1652-1654 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1983).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.