Resolution approving propositions submitted to the director and council by the burgomasters and schepens

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Fourth, it is resolved to take into consideration our pecuniary means, by which the foregoing and what else is necessary for a better defense might be carried into effect. ] The director-general, council and magistrates will deliver their respective opinions on this point tomorrow, to draw from them a conclusive resolution.
Fifth, it is resolved to direct the skipper Jan Jansen Visscher privately to prepare his sails, load his ordnance and make the ship ready for all emergencies, and that in case he should require further protection during the night or in daytime, it shall be sent to him. Done on the date as above and resumed on 14 March 1653.
P. Stuyvesant
La Montagne
Brian Newton
Cor. van Tienhoven
Aernt van Hattem
P.L. van die Grift
Will. Beeckman
Pieter Wolfersen
Maximilianus van Gheel
Allard Anthony

On Thursday, toward noon, being 13 March 1653, there met in Fort Amsterdam Arent van Hattum, mayor, Paulus Leendersz . . .


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.