Order to the village of Bergen to send delegates to surrender to the Dutch

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To the Inhabitants of the Village of Bergen, and the Hamlets and Bouweries thereon depending:

You are hereby ordered and instructed to dispatch Delegates from your village here to us, to treat with us on next Tuesday, respecting the surrender of your town to the obedience of their High Mightinesses, the Lords States-General of the United Netherlands, his Serene Highness the Prince of Orange, or on refusal so to do, we shall be obliged to constrain you thereunto by force of arms.

Dated at the City Hall of the City of New Orange, the 12th of August, Anno 1673.

(Signed),  Cornelis Evertse, Junior, 
Jacob Benckes, 
(Signed),  N. Bayard, Secretary. 


Translation: O'Callaghan, E.B., trans./ed., Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York, vol. 2 (Albany: Weed, Parsons: 1858), pp. 569-730 (vol. 23, pp. 1-270 only).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.