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Declaration of Messrs. La Montagne and Werckhoven, that they had no knowledge of nor gave consent to a petition

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We, the undersigned, commissioned by the director-general and council to hear the advice of the commissioners from this city and the English commissioners as to how and by what means the English robbers and bandits might be attacked and plundering prevented, herewith declare to have had no knowledge, much less consented to a separate remonstrance, as the above petition states, because being refused on the 26th we were not summoned on the 27th, nor were we present at the meeting. Dated as above; was signed: La Montagne, C. van Werckhoven; below stood: agrees with the original; was signed: Cornelis van Ruyven, secretary.

References

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.