Ordinance. For the punishment of all persons found spreading false reports, and depriving those who have removed from the city, of their rights and privileges as citizens, unless they return within 24 hours. (cont'd) 
July 11 1654
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 455.
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