Order to provide boats to convey the out people to New Orange on the approach of the enemy

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Whereas it is necessary that good care be taken that the neighboring Out-people be provided, on the arrival of any enemies, with proper boats to convey themselves and families hither; therefore have I thought proper thereunto to commission and empower Messrs Cornelis Steenwyck and Cornelis van Ruyven, who are hereby required to take care that in such case the neighboring Towns, or those of them who have applied, may be provided and accommodated with suitable vessels, and the skippers and boatmen of this city are ordered and commanded promptly to obey whatever orders they may receive from those gentlemen in the premises.
Done Fort Willem Hendrick, this 26th March, 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.