Council minutes

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At a Council holden in Fort Willem Hendrick, 23rd November, 1673.

Present—  Governor-General Anthony Colve, 
Councillor Cornelis Steenwyck. 

Anna Lysbet and Henry Nuton, &c., representing that one Roger Purches, who owes them some money, is now residing on Hog Island, request he may be brought thence by the court, &c., which request is granted.

Some inhabitants of Mespath's Kill requesting that Mark Dall, who renounces the government may be allowed to reside there, it is for the present declined.

Marcus de Sausoy and Martyn Hardewyn requesting by petition to be allowed to summon some persons of Staten Island to the Court here. The Petitioners are referred to the Schout and Magistrates of Staten Island who are recommended to administer equitable law and justice to the Petitioner.

Richard Hamer, late an English soldier, requests that he may be allowed to reside here (lantwinninge). Whereupon is ordered:

The request is refused and the Petitioner shall have to regulate himself according to the proclamation to quit this province.

On the petition of Thomas Hont, senior, requesting that his son, Thomas Hont, junior,banished hence, may be allowed to reside within the province. Whereupon is ordered: Petitioner's son may come within the government on taking the oath of allegiance and giving security for his good behavior.

27th November Luytenaut Drayer is written to and instructed to keep his men in good order and dicipline, and not to allow them without proper consent to leave the Fort or to lodge out; also, according to previous advices, not to confide in any French from Canada, to break off all correspondence with the Jesuit, but to excuse himself in a courteous manner.


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.