Permit to Adriaen Jansen to build an inn near the palisades of Fort Orange

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Decision upon a petition of Adriaen Jansen van Leyden, residing at Fort Orange.

According to a previous resolution of the director-general and council, no new houses are to be constructed between both of the kills[99] whereby the fort might be obstructed; however, after careful consideration of the petitioner's request by the director-general and council, and the need for accommodations for travelers and foreigners, we hereby permit the petitioner to erect close by the palisades of Thomas Jansz a house suitable for an inn for travelers, upon the condition that the aforesaid house shall always be used by the petitioner or his heirs and assigns according to the true intent and meaning of his petition and not be turned into a common saloon and tavern, but used only as a lodginghouse and inn for travelers. Done at the session of the director-general and council held in New Amsterdam, 30 April 1654, New Netherland; and was signed: P. Stuyvesant, N. de Sille, C. van Werckhoven, La Montangne.


i.e., the Beaver Kill and the First Kill.


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.