Summons to the English towns on Long Island and Westchester to send delegates to New Orange

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At a Meeting of the Honorable Council of War of New Netherland, holden in Fort Willem Hendrik, the 13th of August, Anno 1673.

Present-  Commander Corn Evertsen, Junior, 
Commander Jacob Benckes, 
Captain Anthony Colve, 
Captain Nicolaes Boes 
Captain Abram Ferdinandus van Zyll. 

The Commanders and Council of War have summoned the underwritten Towns and ordered them to submit to their High Mightinesses, the Lords States-General of the United Netherlands and his Serene Highness the Prince of Orange, etc., and to send hither immediately their Deputies together with their Constables’ staves and English flags, when they would, as circumstances permit, be furnished with Prince's flags instead of those of the English. This summons is sent to the following Towns:

Situate on Long Island  
Rustdorp or Jamaica, 
Middelborg or Newtown, 
Situate on the Mainland
Oostdorp or Westchester and its adjoining hamlet, called East Chester. 


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.