Order for the nomination of burgomasters and schepens for the city of New Orange

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At a Meeting of the Honorable Council of War of New Netherland, holden on the 15th of August, Anno 1673.

Present—  Commander Jacob Benkes, 
Commander Cornelis Evertsen, Junior, 
Captain Anthony Colve, 
Captain Nicolaes Boes, 
Captain Abram Ferdinandus van Zyll. 

The abovenamed Deputies being called before the Council, were handed the following order:

The Deputies from the Commonalty of the city of New Orange, being sent for by the Commanders and adjoined Council of War of the fleet, they are recommended to convoke the Commonalty of this city, without delay, here in the City Hall, and to cause them to nominate six persons for Burgomasters and fifteen for Schepens, to wit: from the wealthiest inhabitants and those only who are of the Reformed Christian Religion; from whom said Commanders and Council of War will select some as Magistrates of this city.

Dated at the City Hall of the city of New Orange, this 15th- August, 1673.

( Signed ),  Cornelis Evertsen, Junior,  Jacob Benckes. 
A. Colve,  Nicolaes Boes, 
A. F. van Zyll. 


Translation: O'Callaghan, E.B., trans./ed., Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York, vol. 2 (Albany: Weed, Parsons: 1858), pp. 569-730 (vol. 23, pp. 1-270 only).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.