Order further extending the time fixed for the departure of Thomas Lovelace from the province

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On the petition laid before the Council on the behalf of Thomas Lovelace, it is, after question was put, ordered as follows:
The time fixed for the Petitioner's departure from the Province within 6 months, is further extended for the space of three months; but since the requested Bouwery is already leased, he must provide himself with another residence; in regard to the requested piece of land, if it be surveyed, he shall procure the Surveyor's notes of the survey and lodge the same in the Secretary's office; furthermore, the Petitioner is allowed to dispose, at his pleasure, of the goods belonging to him personally; respecting the carpentry work applied for. Petitioner is referred to Schout Billjouw, to prove to him that the same was paid by the Petitioner, when he shall obtain satisfaction therefor if any of said carpentry work be judged suitable for raising a new house on the plantation, or else he may remove the same; furthermore, the two requested horses are allowed and granted to the Petitioner and the Schout is required to let him have them; finally, the Petitioner's last request about the cows, will be taken into further consideration.
Thomas Johnson, inhabitant of New worke, at Aghter Coll, is hereby permitted to proceed hence, in person, to New England and to remove thence and bring here his vessel and some goods lawfully belonging to him, on condition that he do not carry hence nor bring in here any letters contrary to the placard, and be bound, on his return, to surrender this permit and to report himself to the Governor-General here; and all Captains, Commanders and other officers of this Province, are hereby required to allow said Thomas Johnson to pass and repass this time. Done Fort Willem Hendrick, this 2nd March, Anno 1674.


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.