Order directing inhabitants of Fort Orange to assist in building a redoubt and block house in Renselaerswyck

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[The director-general and council of New Netherland, after having heard the detailed report of the deputies of the two courts, namely, Mr. Arent van Curler from the court of the Colony,[1] and Rutgert Jacobsen] on behalf of Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, and having examined the letters previously sent concerning the disputes, which, to our regret, have arisen between the respective courts on one side and the citizens on the other side, hereby order that the resolution[2] adopted by both courts last April, and ratified and approved by us some time ago shall be carried out. Therefore, the inhabitants of the fort and village are hereby charged and commanded to assist the people of the Colony after the fort has been put in proper order; reciprocally, those of the Colony shall construct the redoubt or blockhouse in conformity with the aforesaid resolution. In default thereof, proceedings shall be instituted against all who refuse to obey. Thus done in special session, 28 May 1653.


"The Colony" referred to here is the colony of Rensselaerswyck.
This resolution does not appear in Minutes of the Court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck, 1652-1656, translated and edited by A. J. F. van Laer, Albany, 1920..


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.