Resolution to prohibit the export of wine or strong liquors without paying duty and obtaining a permit

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Whereas all kinds of wine, whether Spanish or French, brandy and distilled spirits are exported daily from this city by many bark skippers, and considering that the tapsters here have to pay the usual and proper import duties or excise, the director-general and council have resolved and hereby order, for the better maintenance of their necessary garrison, that henceforth nobody shall be allowed to export from this city, whether by land or sea, any wine or liquor ], unless the same has been duly reported at the Company's accounting office and the excise has been paid: for each anker of Spanish wine left blank ] , for each anker of brandy and distilled spirits left blank ]. This excise and duty must be paid by the exporter and if it shall be found that some merchants, traders ] or other inhabitants have sent off any wine, without being able to produce the proper excise receipt, they shall make good the loss sustained thereby by the lords superiors, and in addition pay a fine. The fiscal is to pay proper attention hereto and proceed against all disobeying this order according to law.


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.