Order for the settlement of the late gov. Lovelace's accounts

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At a Meeting of the Commanders and Honorable Council of War holden in Fort Willem Hendrick, 28th August, Anno 1673.

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

The following Notice is this day affixed:

Whereas many of the good inhabitants of this place have informed us that considerable sums of money are due them from the late Mr. Lovelace, both for goods delivered and labor performed; also, that said Mr. Lovelace has open accounts with divers persons who would be found indebted to him whenever said accounts were closed. Therefore, have we considered it necessary to cause said accounts to be closed and have thereunto appointed Stephanus van Cortland, Balthazaer Bayard, Jacobus van de Water to close, in the presence of Pieter de Lanoy, the said Mr. Lovelace's late servant's said account. So that such may be immediately set about, all persons residing here shall have to deliver in their accounts to the aforesaid persons, before the 8th September next; the account being closed and delivered to us, further orders shall be issued as to further proceedings.

Dated Fort Willem Hendrik this 28th August, 1673.

(Signed),  Cornelis Evertse, Junior, 
Jacob Benckes. 


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.