Commission of Martin Cregier, jr. to settle the estate of Thomas de Laval at Willemstadt

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Whereas it is necessary that a proper person be commissioned to regulate the Estate of Thomas de Lavall at Willemstadt, to receive the debts and to give a proper account thereof; I have, therefore, to that end commissioned and qualified, do hereby commission and qualify Mr. Marten Kregier, Junior, merchant at Willemstadt aforesaid, who is hereby empowered to collect for the benefit of the general creditors all personal property, movables, effects and outstanding debts, to settle and balance all unliquidated debts, and as soon as possible to render a report and account of the said Estate to me or my agent. Done Fort Willem Hendrick, 1st January, 1674


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.