Order on a petition of the schout of Achter Col for the ratification of certain ordinances

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30th January.
The Governor-General having read and considered the petition of John Ogden, Schout at Aghter Col, requesting, in substance:
First. The Governor-General's ratification of some ordinances enacted by the Magistrates, according to the copies thereof delivered in.
2. That Samuel Moore on behalf of the foregoing hath some promissory notes in his possession against some of the inhabitants, which the Petitioner requests may be placed in his hands.
3. Requests that the records of the late government may be lodged, under inventory, with the Secretary of Aghter Col.
4. That the Court may be authorized to sentence and inflict corporal punishment, such as flogging and lighter penalties.
It is ordered:
The Petitioner is directed to have the enacted ordinances translated into the Dutch language, when they will be examined, and if found suitable, ratified; regarding the complaint against Samuel Moore, those interested in said notes can institute their action at law against him, and furthermore, it is granted to the Petitioner that the requested records shall be lodged, under proper inventory, with the Secretary there. The 4th point will be taken into further consideration by the Governor and Council.
Mr. Jacques Cortelyou the late Vendue Master on Long Island is this day allowed to proceed against his debtors with prompt execution.


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.