Hue and cry for the arrest of Daniel Lane

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James Bollen, Captain Berry, Samuel Edsall and some inhabitants of Woodbridge, again request that the books and papers concerning the province called New Yarsie, may be delivered into the hands of Secretary Bayard, and not to Samuel Hopkins, as they have great reasons to suspect said Hopkins of having made away with some of them. Their request is granted and allowed.

The Milgistrates of the Town of Oysterbay appeared this day before the Council and took the oath, who are notified that some persons shall be appointed to administer the oath of allegiance to their inhabitants, when also some instruction would be sent them.

On this day by order of the Honorable Council of War, the following is published:

Whereas Daniel Lane, apprehended on charge of having committed high crimes, did last night break jail and hath absconded, we have thought it necessary strictly to interdict and forbid all our subjects to harbor, lodge or in any wise to entertain said Daniel Lane in their houses, but, on the contrary, in ease any of them know where he may be skulking, to make the same known immediately to the Officer on pain of arbitrary correction. Dated Fort Willem Hendrik, as above.

The Honorable Council of War have this day conveyed and made over unto Jonathan and John Silck, the ketch named the Rebecca and Sara, about 12 tons burthen, lying in Westchester Kill, with all her sails, anchors, cables, ropes, and other appurtenances at present with tier, whereof a formal conveyance is executed to them.


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.