Permit to Madame Corlear to trade with the Indians at Schenectady and order respecting a negro claimed by Mrs. Teller

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Antonia van Corlears requesting by petition license to trade with the Indians at Schaneghtede as allowed her on the 27th January last by the late government,
It is ordered:
Pursuant to the foregoing grant, the Petitioner is allowed to sell rum and lead to the Indians at Schaneghtede until the last of May next coming.
Mde Maria Varlett wife of William Teller making known by petition that in the year 1664, she had purchased from Mr. Stuyvesant and Ruyven a Negro and paid for the same, which negro was upon complaint of Gideon Schaets taken from her and given him, by the late government, but with a promise of satisfaction which was never redeemed; therefore requests restitution of said negro, or of the money paid for him.
Ordered. The Petitioner is referred to the Schout and Magistrates of Willemstadt who are ordered after due examination to render the Petitioner right and justice.


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.