Letter from gov. Colve to the magistrates of Swaenenburgh

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Letter to the Magistrates of Swaenenburgh.

Honorable, Faithful:

The Governor is informed that among other property belonging to the subjects of England are three horses, running at large in the bush near the Town of Swaenenburgh, which it is necessary to sell; therefore his Honor hath thought well to recommend you to cause said horses to be caught and by the Vendue Master to be sold to the highest bidder for wheat deliverable here next spring, and when sold to report the same to his Honor. Whereupon relying, after greeting, I remain

Your friend 
Fort Willem Hendrick, this 9th of October, 1673.   N. Bayard, Secretary. 


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.