Minute modifying part of the resolutions for the defense of New Netherland

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That what has been stated concerning the tax to be levied on cattle and the 10 stivers per morgen, which by a later resolution of 24 August,[99] was increased to 20 stivers per morgen, shall be considered provisionally, subject to the approval of the lords-patroons, as redeeming the tenths, for reasons given in detail in the resolution. By the same resolution, the 100th penny was to be levied on the houses and lots of this city and other villages where no land tax is paid, so that by virtue of the last resolution, this is hereby repealed and declared void. Thus done at the session on 2 September 1655, New Amsterdam in New Netherland; and was signed: P. Stuyvesant, Nicasius de Sille, C. van Werckhooven, La Montangne, Cor. van Thienhooven.


See Volume 5: 339, for this resolution.


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.