Resolution of the Amsterdam Chamber dispatching a private ship to New Netherland

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Extract from the Register of Resolutions passed by the Directors of the West India Company, Chamber at Amsterdam ]

Monday, 18 November

Upon the request of Gilles Verbrugge and company submitted at this session, it was resolved to grant the same and consent that they may freight and dispatch an express yacht or galiot to New Netherland at their own expense, provided that they be allowed to load their merchandise without any recognition fee to the amount of four or five thousand guilders on the way out and on the return to the amount of eight or ten thousand guilders; and concerning the goods loaded in the aforesaid ship above the aforesaid amounts, the customary recognition fees shall be paid, whether belonging to them or to others; and the company shall be free to ship such goods, as it sees fit, without any freight charge.


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