Letter from Sheriff Underhill of Flushing to Director Stuyvesant

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[1] Most noble Generall. ]

Thomas Lawrence being at Newhaven was under arrest by Jonas Woode, who exclaimed against your worship that hee coulde have noe iustice of you and would prosecute you in New England at the Commission Courte; Mr. ] Eaton writes to mee for evidence that the money attached in the hands ] of Thomas Lawrence due to Jonas was by order from yourselfe ] and soe to remaine untill the saide Jonas came hither to answer such ] particulars as shoulde bee laide to his charge. I sent my depostio ]n that by order from your worship the money was attached and that I que ]stioned not but at your returne from the Southriver they might ] receive better satisfaction in case you iudged it meete to give them ] an account, this Jurisdiction not being subordinate to theirs, matters in ] difference falleing out here not among them wee have alsoe sent you ] inclosed the list of the names of the people according to your order: ] also the examination of the unfortunate death of Nicholas Bully, ] thus commending you to the protection of almightie god I rest ] and remaine yours to command.

Flushing this 24th of August

John: Underhill


To the Righte Worshipp Peter Stuyvesant Esquire,
Governor Generali of this Province at his house
in the forte New Amsterdam these present.


Missing material supplied from NYCD, 14:143.


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