Order releasing property in New Netherland belonging to inhabitants of New England, Virginia and Maryland from confiscation

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Anthony Colve, for their High Mightinesses the States-General of the United Netherlands and his Serene Highness the Prince of Orange, &c.

To all those who shall see these presents or hear them read, Greeting, makes known:
That I, for sufficient reasons me thereunto moving, have, on the petition presented by some of the good inhabitants of this Province, consented to release and discharge all arrested goods and effects here being and belonging to the inhabitants of New England, Virginy and Maryland, as I do hereby release, discharge and set free said goods from such arrest or any confiscation, with this reserve and express stipulation however, that the governments of New England, Virginy and Maryland aforesaid, shall reciprocally and in like manner release and discharge the goods and effects of any inhabitants of this Province seized or arrested by said governments during the progress of the war. Done Fort Willem Hendrick, in New Netherland, this 28th June, 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.