Notice to merchants that the ship King Solomon will be detained until March for freight

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The director-general and council of New Netherland here by announce to all merchants and traders that they have resolved for reasons of service to the country to hold the ship, de Connick Salemon, here until the end of this coming March, for about eight or ten days, and then, without a change of resolution, if God may so grant, to allow it to depart for the father- land; and because the aforesaid ship is to be detained here so long for the service of the country, it shall enjoy preference in loading. If any merchants or passengers have any goods to send on the aforesaid ship, namely, an ordinary hogshead of tobacco for 20 guilders, other goods at the usual prices, please inform the shipper, Cornelis Coenraetsz, of such in good time, who shall keep everyone well-known of his intentions.

P. Stuyvesant
Nicasius de Sille
La Montagne
C. van Werckhoven
Cornelis van Thienhoven
Cornelis Coenraetsz


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.