Resolution granting Augustyn Heerman liberty and freedom

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[      ] May. Upon the petition of Jan Jansen Visscher, requesting permission to depart for the fatherland with the first good wind: it is granted. Let it serve as a response that according to the previous resolution[1] and a general order to prevent fraud, all ships shall be obliged to take on water and firewood at this city. When this is done, the manifests are signed and the bills of lading drawn up, and the ship is completely prepared to sail, the petitioner shall not be detained to anyone's detriment.
Another recommendation was made; it appears on the other side of the aforesaid page.[2]

Augustynes Harmans submits a petition requesting liberty and freedom, and to be excused for his contempt in breaking the Company's seal.

Because the plaintiff has come to an agreement and settlement to their mutual satisfaction, his request is granted, and the reason for the contempt of the seal is favorably discharged.


See Volume 5: 123, for this resolution preventing ships from departing for 14 days.
"The aforesaid page" in question is manuscript page [123]; however, "the other side" or manuscript page [124] was left blank, indicating that the other "recommendation" was not copied in the council minutes at this time.


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.