Letter from gov. Colve to gov. Winthrop

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A certain unsealed paper, signed by one John Allyn qualifying himself Secretary and written by order of the Governor and General Court of Connecticut was placed in my hands yesterday by a man who called himself John Bankes. I cannot believe that such an impertinent and absurd writing emanates from persons bearing the name of Governor and General Court, therefore have I deemed it unworthy any answer. However I have resolved to send you these presents by express, with copy of said paper; an answer hereunto by the bearer will be expected in order that I may so regulate myself as I shall judge necessary. For the present nothing more from

Your friend. 
Fort Willem Hendrick 5th November, 1673. 

The superscription was
Edele Manhafte Hr D’ Hr Johan Winthrop, Governor van Connecticotts Colony

Residirende to Harfart.


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.