Letter from gov. Colve to Hempstead

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Regulation for Commander Andrew Drayer in the issuing of provisions.

For each man, per week, 7 lbs of beef or 4 lbs of pork; 6 lb. of bread; 1/2 lb. of butter or the value thereof; 2 stivers Hollands.
For each man, per month, 1½ peck peas.
For 7 men, per week, 1½ barrel small beer.
For each man, for three months, 1 peck of salt.
The sergeants shall receive l½ ration each, and the corporals 1½ each.
Done at fort Willem hendrich this 6th of Octôb., 1673.

Letter to the Magistrates of Hemstede.

Vppon the Earnest Request off Mr. John Simons in the behalve off such Inhabitants off hemsteade, which had nott taken the oath off allegiance, I have accepted off the Excuses by him Made in the behalfe off the said Inhabitants, and accordinglij have Sent an order here inclosed to Captain Knyff & Leffennant Malipart, to administer the oath off allegiance unto them, at their Returne from the East End off Long Island; hereby requiring the said Inhabitants Nott to faile in giveing their attendance & Performing their duty as true & faithfull Subjects are bound to do Nott else att Present but that I am

Your friend, 
A. Colve 
Dated at fort Willem 
hendr this 7th day of Octôb. 1673. 


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.