Letter from the Prince of Orange to Petrus Stuyvesant

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[1] The Prince of Orange ]

[Honorable, Purdent, Discreet, Dear Sir.

You will] receive by the bearers hereof Jochem Pietersen Cuyter and Cornelis Melyn, the commands, which their High: ] Might: the States General have concluded to issue to you, directing you to allow these men to enjoy their property there free and unmolested by virtue of ] the provisional appeal, granted to them by their High: Might: with the clause ] suspending the sentence passed ] over them by you on the 25th of ] July 1647. Although I do not ] doubt, that you will obey and respect these orders, ] yet I desire hereby to admonish you very earnestly and advise you expressly, that you allow these men to enjoy quietly and without contradiction the result of the resolution passed by their High: Might:.

Herewith etc

W. d'Orange

At s'Gravenhage,
May 19th 1648.

To the Honorable Prudent, Discreet, Our Dear and Special Friend Petrus Stuyvesant
Director of New Netherland.


See NYCD, 14:87 for other translation.


A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.