Conditions on which Warnaer Wessels farmed the excise on wine and beer retailed in the villages of Breuckelen, Midwout and Amersfoort on Long Island

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On this day, date underwritten, the said honorable fiscal, on behalf the honorable director general and supreme council of New Netherland has farmed to the same person, namely, Warnaer Wessels, the excise on wine and beer to be consumed by the tavernkeepers and tapsters on Long Island in the villages of Breuckelen, Midwout, Amersfoort and the adjacent places under their jurisdiction during the next coming year, beginning on the date hereof and ending on the 9th of December A° 1655, for the sum of three hundred and five guilders, all on the same conditions as contained in the preceding contract. Done at New Amsterdam, this 9th of December A° 1654.[1]

Warnaer Wessels
Cornelis Hendricksen
Jan Lubbersz
Frans Criegier
Cornelis van Ruyven


The original contract is by mistake dated 1655.


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 the New Netherland Institute website.