Digital Collections

Register of the Provincial Secretary, New York (Colony). Secretary of the Province.

Identifier: A0270
Alternate Identifier: AMS ID Number: 5822
Repository: New York State Archives
Description: This series contains a vast array of legal documents in the Dutch language filed with the provincial secretary of New Netherland in conjunction with civil and criminal proceedings. Among other duties, the provincial secretary was responsible for recording and authenticating official documents for potential presentation in court. Included are records relating to the administration of real property, commerce, personal and family matters, and other civil and criminal affairs.

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