Notice to all interested parties to hand their claims against the government to the company's bookkeeper

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The director general and councilors of New Netherland hereby serve notice that they have ordered their commissary and bookkeeper before the closing of the general and private accounts and books to settle accounts with everyone appropriate; therefore, all merchants, traders and free colonists, whether they have outstanding accounts with the bookkeeper or with the director general and councilors or with them privately, are hereby notified ] that within the period of eight days they are to make their claims known to the bookkeeper Carel van Bruggen, so that everyone may be properly credited and debited, and all misunderstandings and complaints prevented. Ady ut supra. [      ] March 1656.


Translation: Gehring, C., trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 6, Council Minutes, 1655-1656 (Syracuse: 1995). A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.