Appointment of militia officers for the town of Bergen

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From the nomination of Militia officers, handed in from the town of Bergen, are elected:

Caspaer Stynmets,  Captain. 
Hans Diederichs,  Lieutenant. 
Adriaen Post  Ensign. 

On the petition of Petronella Carr, wife of John Carr, etc., requesting permission for her husband to settle under this government;

Ordered: The Petitioner's request is granted on condition that her husband previously take the oath of allegiance, when he shall be considered a faithful subject and enjoy, like all others, the property lawfully belonging to him.

Schout William Lawrence and Secretary Carel van Brugge are authorized to summon the remaining inhabitants of the towns of Flushing, Heemstede, Rustdorp and Middelborgh, who have not, as yet, taken the oath of allegiance, to administer the same to them, and to render us a report thereof by the first opportunity.

On the petition of Ide van Vorst and Claes Janse, requesting, substantially, that Casper Steynmets may not be allowed any more privileges than were granted him under Mr. Stuyvesant's government.

Ordered: Caspar Steynmits, of whom the Petitioner complains, shall not be allowed any more privileges than have been granted him by Mr. Stuyvesant's government.


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.