Commission of Cornelis Ewoutse to be master gunner

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Resolved to qualify a person to superintend the gunners and ammunitions, &c., for which purpose the following Commission was granted to Cornelis Ewoutsen:

Whereas an expert person is highly necessary, and required, to superintend the gunners and ammunition of war, and to take good care of the laborers, so that everything be executed with the greatest speed. Therefore, we, fully persuaded of the vigilance and knowledge required for this purpose, of Cornelis Ewoutse, commanding the States' snow, have authorized and qualified him for said office, as we authorize and qualify him for it; commanding therefore the gunners and artillery men, and all such master laborers as are, or who will in future be employed in our service, to obey him Cornelis Ewoutsen, and to execute his orders, promising him in the name of our principals a decent salary, at the discretion of the Noble and Mighty Lords, on the report and certificates, which by the Governor in process of time shall be made upon it.


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.