Orders to administer oath of allegiance to Staten Island and admitting Allard Anthony to be notary public and attorney

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Whereas the inhabitants of Staten Island have not yet taken the oath of allegiance to the government, the Governor-General hath therefore this day to that end sent Captain Carel Epesteyn and Ensign Jan Sol thither to administer the oath of allegiance to the inhabitants there, to which end a commission is granted in form.

21st December, 1673.
Read and considered the petition of Allard Anthony requesting to be admitted a public notary and attorney in private suits pending before the superior and inferior courts of this Province, &c.
Whereupon is ordered:
The Petitioner's request is granted, and a commission in form shall be granted him to that effect.


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.