Notice to all persons intending to ship goods or sail as passengers on the King Solomon

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1654, 8 April, New Netherland.

The director-general and council of New Netherland here by announce to all merchants, factors and traders that, upon the request of Cornelis Coenraetsz, skipper of the ship de Coninck Salemon, we have given our consent and approval, as we here by consent and approve, the loading of the aforesaid ship as quickly as possible, and after loading to allow it to depart from here for the fatherland; therefore, all merchants and factors, who wish to go over as passengers, are notified to have their names recorded at once or to do the same with any goods or merchandise to be shipped. Because of important reasons, the director-general and council have decided to allow the aforesaid ship to depart for the fatherland as soon as possible within the period of one month from this date, the sooner the better. Done at the session of the director-general and high council held in New Amsterdam, 8 April; and was signed: P. Stuyvesant, N. de Sille, La Montangne, Cor. van Tienhoven; below was written: by order of the honorable director-general and high council; and was signed: Cornelis van Ruyven, 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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.