Letter from the burgomasters and schepens to the inhabitants of Midwout

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[Dear Friends.
As the board of mayors and schepens of this city have resolved, with the knowledge of the honorable director-general, upon summoning two commissioners from each of the adjacent villages, namely, Amersfoort, Breuckelen and Midwout, to write in conjunction with the lords-superiors concerning the situation of the country, we request herewith our friends of the village of Midwout speedily to select two commissioners and to send them to this place tomorrow, the 9th of this month, provided with the necessary credentials and directing them to report at the City Hall. Relying hereon we remain.

New Amsterdam
8 December 1653 
your affectionate friends, by order of the mayors and schepens, Jacob Kip, secretary.  


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.