Minute of the submission of the proprietors of Shelter and Gardiner's Islands

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At a Meeting of the Honorable Commanders holden in Fort Willem Hendrick, on the 26th of August, 1673.

Present—  Commander Cornelis Evertse, Junior, 
Commander Jacob Benkes, 
Captain Anthony Colve. 

Nathaniel Silvester part proprietor of Shelter Island appearing, offers his submission and requests confirmation of his previous privileges granted to him and his island, called Shelter Island.

Whereupon said Silvester is answered that before a final conclusion could be come to in this matter, he must exhibit his privileges, which he hath undertaken to do.

Furthermore, the abovenamed Nathaniel Silvester declares he has orders from his neighbor David Gardner to offer submission for him and his island, promising that said Gardner would come in like manner in person by the first opportunity.


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.