Dutch colonial council minutes, 29 November 1640

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Whereas many complaints have been made by the good inhabitants here that they are charged excessively high prices for the goods of the store, which is contrary to the orders and wishes of the honorable directors and ourselves; therefore, wishing to provide against this, we have caused to be placed in the said store on a board a schedule of the cost of all the goods with the prices at which they must be sold, in order that every one may see whether he has been over-charged and demand the difference back from the merchant in the store or make his complaint to us.


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 4, Council Minutes, 1638-1649 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on theĀ New Netherland Institute website.