Order postponing the case of Smith vs. the town of Huntington until May

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23rd February, 1674.
The Governor-General and Council of New Netherland, having taken into consideration the petitions and other documents produced and delivered in council on the part of the inhabitants of Huntington on the one part, and Mr. Richard Smith of Nesaquake, on the other, concerning the land in dispute between him and ] those of Huntington, judge it to be a case of importance, and whereas divers cases of this nature are postponed to a general meeting which shall be holden in or about May next, they have deemed it necessary, for divers pregnant reasons, to postpone and refer this case also to that time to the general meeting; meanwhile parties are ordered not to molest each other in what either, now, possesses.

(Signed),  A. Colve. 


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.