Renewal of the peace with the Hackensack Indians

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At a Meeting of the Commanders and Honorable Council of War, holden on the 13th of September, 1673.

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

The Sachems and Chiefs of the Hackinsagh Indians, accompanied by about 20 of their people, requested an audience, and being admitted, state that they have been sent to the Commanders by the rest of their Indians, to request that as they heretofore had lived in peace with the Dutch, they may so continue in future; declaring that on their side it was sincerely desired, in token whereof they presented about 20 deer skins, 2 @ 3 laps of Beaver, and 1string of Wampum.

Whereupon they were answered: That their presents and proposals were accepted, and they should be considered by the Government, as heretofore, good friends; in confirmation whereof they were presented with 6¼ @.[      ] of checkered linen; 12 pairs of woolen hose, and five cartridges of powder; for which they thanked the gentlemen, and again departed.


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.