Oath of office taken by Walton Wharton

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The following is the Oath taken by Walter Wharton as Surveyor, 26th September, 1673:

I Walter Wharton Surveijor off the South Rivier here to fore Called dellewarr; being Chosen and established by his honnor Anthony Colve Governor generall off the New Netherlands, I do sweare bij the Everliving Godt, to be true & faithfull to the high & Mighty Lords the States-Generall off the United belgicq Provinces, & his Serene highnesse the Prince off Orange, and to their governor or governorsfor the time being; Item that I shal bee true & faithfull in the Survey off all ye Lands for which I shall have order. Without respect off anij Person and further to governe, & behave my selfe in the said Employmt as a faithfull Surveijor & Subject ought to doe, Provided that I shall not be forced in arms againts my owne Nation if theij be sent bij authoritie off his Maijestij off England. Soo help mij God.


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.