Commission of Martin Vonck to be captain of the Hope

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Whereas, it is necessary to appoint a proper person Commander of the ketch called the Hope; I being sufficiently assured of the fitness of Captain Marten Vonck, have appointed and commissioned, as I do hereby appoint and commission said Marten Janse Vonck chief officer and commander of the abovenamed ketch the Hope, ordering all officers and matrosses on board of her to duly acknowledge and obey him Marten Janse Vonck, for such is demanded by the public service. Done Fort Willem Hendrick, 10th January, 1674.

(Signed),  A. Colve. 
(Under written)   By order of the Governor-General 
of New Netherland. 
N: Bayard, Secretary. 


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.