Order fixing Nicholas Bayard's salary

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Order fixing the amount of Nicolas Bayard's Salary.

Whereas, it is highly necessary that a fit person be appointed Secretary and Book-keeper and Receiver-General of New Netherland, under the authority of the Honorable Governor-General, Anthony Colve, to which end we have provisionally accepted the person of Nicolas Bayard, to fill said offices until further order of our Lords Principals; said Nicolas Bayard therefore for his to-be-performed services in the qualities aforesaid, by us the subscribers in the name and on the behalf of our aforesaid Lords Principals, their Noble Mightinesses, the Lords of the Board of Admiralty at Amsterdam, has been allowed and granted a sum of one thousand Carolus guilders per annum, and for the receipt and disbursement of the cash accounts the same allowance as was made to the preceding Receivers in the time of the West India Company, being six per cent, and all this until further order and disapproval of our Lords Principals.

Dated Fort Willem Hendrick in New Netherland, this 20th September, 1673.

(Signed),  Cornelis Evertz, Junior, 
Jacob Benckes. 


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.