Order forbidding the export of provisions and other articles

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Whereas it is found that some persons are, contrary to the placard dated 12th instant issued on the exportation of provisions and other goods, exporting a large quantity of provisions, the Governor and Council of New Netherland have therefore thought to prohibit and forbid, until further explanation of said Proclamation, the exportation from this city from this day forth of ail provisions and other articles except so much as each of the inhabitants of this Province residing on the flat land, shall have need of for their families and no more. Further, the well disposed inhabitants of this city are ordered and commanded from this day forward to begin to lay in a supply of necessary provisions for their families for six or eight consecutive months commencing next April. Let every one be warned hereby.
Dated Fort Willem Hendrick, 22nd December, 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.