Protest of the fiscal against Govert Loockermans' trading with the Indians at the South River

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I, Cornello van der Hoykens, fiscal general of New Netherland, notify you, Govert Loockmans, that you shall not presume to trade with the Indians at the Company's trading post where Commissary Jan Jansen van Ilpendam is accustomed to trade, situated on the South Elver of New Netherland, and in case you do act, or have acted, contrary hereto on this voyage, I protest against you for recovery of ] the loss and damage which the Company shall suffer thereby.


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 2, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1647 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.