Order to pay for materials furnished for the repairs of Fort Willem Hendrick

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23rd April, 1674.
This day the Governor drew an order on Jacobus van de Water, book keeper of the moneys which are to be furnished for the construction of the fortifications on this Island Manhatans, to pay Secretary Nicolaes Bayard, a sum of six thousand guilders light money, in satisfaction for labor and materials furnished for the behoof of Fort Willem Hendrick.

Whereas we are this day informed that a ship or ships have come to anchor within Sandy Hook of the North river of New Netherland, Capt. Cornelis Ewoutsen, is therefore hereby ordered and commanded instantly with the Snow under his command, to sail to the aforesaid Sandy Hook, to learn what ships they be, and to give me notice thereof in the speediest manner, but at the same time take care not to imperil his Snow. Done Fort Willem Hendrick, this 25th April, 1674.

(Signed),  A. Colve. 


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 the New Netherland Institute website.