Orders respecting New Jersey and Harlem

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At a Meeting of the Commanders and Honorable Council of War, holden on the 9th of September, 1673.

Present—  Commander Jacob Benckes, 
Commander Cornelis Evertsen, Junior, 
Captain Anthony Colve. 

Robert Lapriere and Jonathan Singletary being arrested by the Sheriff of Achter Coll and pursuant to previous order sent hither, are examined in Council on the charges brought against them, all which were denied by them. Whereupon ordered, that John Ogden, the Sheriff, be summoned hither to prove his complaints against those persons.

Whereas the Council is informed that Captain Lavall's servant who had charge of his property at Haerlem has absconded, the Honorable Council of War hath therefore resolved to authorize Resolved Waldron to take charge of said property at New Haerlem until further order; which is, also, accepted by him.

Furthermore, said Resolved is ordered to forbid the Ferry people at Haerlem and Spytenduyvel, in the name of the Honorable Council of War, to put across any strangers from this Island, unless they first exhibit a pass to that effect.


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.