Authority to the magistrates of Midwout (Flatbush) to levy a tax of six guilders on each lot

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On the day, date underwritten, the magistrates of the village of Midwout submitted a petition which was answered as follows: The honorable director-general and high council of New Netherland hereby authorize the schout and magistrates of the village of Midwout, at their request, to levy one time six guilders from each lot lying within the jurisdiction of the aforesaid village, in order to defray past and future expenses. Done in New Amsterdam, 2 September 1654.


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.