Appointment of magistrates for the Whorekill

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28th November From the nomination of the inhabitants of the Whorekill in the South river, the Governor hath selected as Magistrates for the next year, Mr. Harmanus Wiltbanck, Sander Maelsteyn, Doctor John Roots, William Claesen.

Whereas I am informed that 2 millstones are lying idle in the Whorekill which heretofore belonged to the city's colonie in the South river; and whereas the garrison at New Amstel hath need of them, therefore the Magistrates of the Whorekill are hereby ordered to cause said stones to be delivered to the Commandant, Peter Alrigs.
Done Fort Willem Hendrick, this 28th November, 1673.


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.