Warrant to Mr. John Hoit not to allow any person to travel through Eastchester to or from New England without a pass

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Whereas some persons do presume to passe from this place towards New England & also Returne from thence without haveing any Passe or Licence so to doe; his honnor ye gouernor hath therefore thought fitt to order & authorize Mr. John Hoit Magestrate of the Towne of East Chester uppon the maine not to suffer any Person or persons whatsoever to passe or repasse through the said Towne to or from New England; Except they can produce a Legall passe or Licence from authority for the same, and for soe doeing this will be unto the said Magestrate a Sufficient Warrant & Discharge.

(: Signed:) 
By order of his honnor the gouernor 
Dated at fort Willem Hendrick 16th November, 1673.  N. Bayard Secrets. 


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.