RESOLUTION concerning rations and provisions

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Resolution drawn up this 24th of September 1643 at Fort Amsterdam on Curaçao.

Whereas the groats, oil and bread have now run out and at the same time it is necessary (in order to prevent misfortunes) that the garrison be committed in about the same place, at least for sustinence; therefore, we have decided, after taking notice of the meager supply of beans, which can last about 5 to 6 weeks, to increase the usual ration four mutsjes for each person per week. In the meantime we hope to receive relief from one or the other place. Thus done and concluded at the place, year and day as stated above. In witness whereof we have thus signed this with our own hands.

P. Stuyvesant
Brian Newton
L. Rodenborch
Jacob Matthijsen van Rijtthooven
Jan Classen Boll ]


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Translation: Gehring, C., trans./ed., Curaçao Papers, 1640-1665 (New Netherland Research Center and the New Netherland Institute: 2011).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.