Certificate of Dirck van Schelluyne that the above letter was left by the court messenger the 27th January

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Derrick van Schelluyne, notary public, hereby declares that the foregoing letter, directed to the court messenger, Claes van Elslandt, has been in his charge until the 27th of this month of January 1652, without having at any time previous been called for or delivered. Done at New Amsterdam, 29 January 1652.

D.V. Schelluyne


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.