Order defining the jurisdiction of the magistrates of Huntington and Seatalcot

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Sent to the Magistrates of Huntington and Seatalcot the instruction for Schout and Schepens in form as hereinbefore is recorded under date first October, with the exception only that in the 3d Article they are authorized to pronounce definite judgment to sixty guilders Beavers, and for all greater sums an appeal shall lie to the Governor-General and Council, and not to the Deputy Councillors; and the following is added at foot:

The abovewritten are the Instructions sent to all the Magistrates of Long Island & whereas your Towne for the present no Schout is Established his honnor the gouvernors pleasure is that the president Magistrate shall represent the office of Schout in Cases where it Requires who by these presents thereunto is authorized; And concerning the last article wherein it is Exprest that the nomination shall be made by the Magestrates, If the Towne Requires it may be done by themselves & petition for it that and all other Civill desires of Explaining the said Instructions shall be granted unto them by his honnor the gouvernor the 21st day of November 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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.