Resolution to detain New England ships and cargoes brought in by captain Ewoutsen

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The Governor and Council having examined the Commanders of the four English ketches brought hither yesterday from New England by Captain Cornelis Ewoutsen, resolve to detain said ketches and cargoes provisionally under arrest, and to inform the skippers thereof with permission to them and their crews to depart; to whom all their clothing and baggage is ordered to be restored; and that they shall be conveyed hence to Rhode Island free of expense.


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.