Letter from gov. Colve to Johan Doncker

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To Mr. Johan Doncker, Governor at the Island of Curaçao.

Honorable Sir,
Your letter of the 20th March last, reached me by Mr. Balthazaer Bayard, the bearer hereof. Since then a ketch has been dispatched hence with provisions to the Island of Curaçao, and a small ship named the Coopman arrived thence here. Reports from New England and Virginia talk of a peace, the confirmation whereof is shortly expected from Patria. No more at present but greeting and commendation to God from

Fort Willem Hendrick,  Your friend and servant, 
in New Netherland, 12th May, 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.