Order to levy payment from all persons refusing to pay their share of the forced loan

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11th June.
Adolph Pieterse is this day authorized to use 6,000 feet of 2 inch plank to double the Surinam.

Whereas, complaints have been made to me that some persons neglect and refuse to pay Jacob van de Water, the Book-keeper, the hundredth penny, which, pursuant to the Valuation and subsequent Proclamations dated 19th February and 17th March last, was ordered to be advanced, by way of loan, to defray the expenses already incurred and still to be incurred in the construction of the fortifications on the Island of Manhatans; therefore have I deemed it necessary hereby to order and command the W. Court of this city of N. Orange to proceed to immediate execution against the persons thus neglecting and refusing, without any distinction.

Done Fort Willem Hendrick, this 12th June, 1674.

On petition presented by Thomas Friszel, skipper of the sloop St. Katrina van Brugge, now lying ready to sail, logo hence to New England, he is allowed by the Governor-General of New Netherland, without any hindrance, to return with his said sloop to this government, provided he do not break bulk before he shall have made application to the said Governor-General.

Done Fort Willem Hendrick, this 13th June, 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.