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which conditions the nomination is from now henceforward conferred
on the Burgomasters and Schepens conjointly. Done in our Assembly
held in Fort Amsterdam in N. Netherland, the 18 January 1656. Was
Subscribed, P. Stuyvesant. Under Stood: ?By Order of the Right
Honb!e The Direct! General and Supreme Council of N. Netherland,
Signed Corns V. Ruyven, Secretary. Honourable, Beloved, Faithful !
This serves as accompaniment to the enclosed Placards which are
sent to your Honors, that they may, pursuant to ancient usage, be
published by your Honors, which expecting we shall commend your
Honors unto God's protection and Remain, Your Honors' Affectionate
friends, The Director General and Council of New Netherland.
Signed, P. Stuyvesant Understood? By order of the same, C. v.
Ruyven, Sec. Done, Fortress Amsterd? in N. N. this 19 Jan'y 1656.
The Superscription was: ?Honorable, Beloved, Faithful, the Schoutr
Burgomasters and Schepens of the City of Amsterdam, in N. Netherl1?
Whereas Sorrowful Experience has made manifest, from time to- time,
that in consequence of the dwelling of the outside people apart,
(in direct opposition to the order and good intent of the Honbic
Company and their Supreme government here) as well on the flat
lands as on various Hooks and places, many and divers murders of
men, slaying and destruction of cattle and burning of houses have
been committed, both now and again, by the Indians, natives of this
country, which might, for the most part, be prevented and avoided,
with God's help, if the good inhabitants of this Province had
settled themselves together in the form of towns, villages, and
hamlets, in imitation of our neighbours of New England, who, in
consequence of their combination and dwelling together have never
been subject ...
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