Ordinance. Designating the anchorage ground in the port of New Amsterdam ; forbidding the landing or transfer of cargoes before being inspected ; regulating the loading, unloading, and sailing of vessels ; and obliging all persons leaving the country to provide themselves with a pass from the government office. 
July 4 1647
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 304.
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