Resolution permitting the inhabitants to employ Indian brokers in the Indian trade this year

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The court of Fort Orange and the village of Beverwijck, having heard the complaints of the community in regard to the trading with the Indians, in which they claim to have suffered great loss because by ordinance they are prohibited from employing any brokers; therefore, wishing to give the community satisfaction, the court consent for this year to the employment of Indian brokers to carry on the trade. Actum in Fort Orange, this 6th day of June Anno 1657.


Translation: Gehring, C., trans./ed., New Netherland Documents Series: Vol. 16, part 2, Fort Orange Court Minutes, 1652-1660 (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press: 1990).A complete copy of this publication is available on theĀ New Netherland Institute website.