Minute of the departure of Mohawk chiefs from New Orange

Scanned Document:

At a Meeting of the Commanders and the Honorable Council of War, holden on the 18th of September 1673, in Fort Willem Hendrick.

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

The Sachems and Chiefs of the Mohawks being come hither to see the naval force of the Commanders and to make a report thereon, having entered, now request permission to depart, which is granted them, and they are presented with 8 @. of cloth, pairs of woolen hose, 3 cartridges of powder, and 3 muskets.


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.