Resolutions of the Amsterdam chamber of the West India Company regarding Wouter van Twiller's farm

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Extract from the register of

Resolutions of the directors of
the West India Company, at the

chamber of Amsterdam.

Thursday, the 11th of April 1641

Wouter van Twiller, having understood from a letter of Director Kieft that the Company had ordered him, the director, not to allow the effects which the aforesaid van Twiller had left in New Netherland to be alienated without authority to that effect being granted by this Company, requests that such authority be granted, in order that he may dispose thereof at his pleasure; also, approval of the purchase of lands which he bought from the Indians with the knowledge and consent of the council for the maintenance of his cattle and the advancement of population and which since his departure from New Netherland he has caused to be built upon, after he had previously, according to the affidavit, offered them to some free persons, who have not dared to venture their cattle thereon, for fear that they might be killed by the Indians. Referred to the commissioners of New Netherland. Underneath was written: Agrees with the aforesaid register.

Gijsbert Rudolphj


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 3, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1648-1660 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on theĀ New Netherland Institute website.