Resolution granting the petition of Daniel Wittheat and Jonas Wood

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Upon the petition of Daniel Wittheat and [      ] requesting their release from detention in order to be allowed to go to Heem ]steede to their wives and children [      ] of proper obedience, as much as they [      ] no further discard privately or in any other way, but work toward everything which promotes the peace and unity of the village; also, to return to their place of detention at the discretion of the director and council. This they promise to sign [      ] records of the notary, Provoost.[i] Done in council, 20 January 1652 ].


David Provoost was apparently serving as a notary at this time although he did not receive his certification in New Amsterdam until 16 September 1652. See Volume 5:63, for this certificate.


Translation: Gehring, C., trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 5, Council Minutes, 1652-1654 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1983).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.