Order making further provision for a correct assessment of the real estate in New Orange

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Read and considered the petition of Pouls Regrinar, inhabitant of Staten Island, requesting confirmation of a certain piece of land situate on Staten Island, granted to him by the late Governor Lovelace, according to the affidavit of Matthys Nicolls, late Secretary, provided the same be not prejudicial to the town;
Ordered: That the Schout and Magistrates of Staten Island inspect said piece of ground and report whether granting of it to the petitioner be prejudicial to the town.

Whereas the respective Commissioners appointed at two different times to value the property of the Burghers of this city, have made a written report of their assessment which varies greatly in divers items, an unavoidable consequence under such circumstances, I have therefore thought proper that three be appointed by the Commissioners on both sides, each in its Board, who shall meet at 9 o'clock on Monday next at the City Hall of this city, conjointly on both sides to take into consideration anew and to revise the valuation which has been made, and with each other by plurality of votes, to establish the general valuation, and report the result in writing. Done Fort Willem Hendrick, l7th February, 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.