Submission of the burgomasters of New Orange to gov. Colve

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The aforesaid draft being submitted by his Honor to the Burgomasters, they requested to be permitted to communicate it to their Court, which was allowed, and after some messages to and fro, the said Burgomasters and presiding Schepen again appeared in the Fort and declared that it will always afford them pleasure should his Honor vouchsafe to change them in order to come and preside in the Court, also that they would provisionally vacate the President's chair in favor of his Honor's deputy and abide by the issued Instruction, saving the Prerogatives and Privileges which the citizens might claim by virtue of the commission granted to the Schout, Burgomasters and Schepens, to the end that their Court may not be blamed in consequence by the Commonalty, &c.; whereupon they took their leave, promising to have the Court convened to-morrow, as this day was now at an end; which, being communicated to his Honor, he agreed thereto.


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.