Answer to petition of merchants recently arrived from Holland, for permission to discharge their goods on paying the old duties. Remitting one-fourth of the present duties. (cont'd) 
Proclamation. Appointing the second Wednesday, being the 12th of August, a day of general thanksgiving for the peace. 
July 22 1654
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 458.
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