Notarial copy of an affidavit of Michel Bergier, that Cornelis Melyn traded at Rhode island on his voyage to N. Netherland, that he afterwards landed articles of contraband at Staten island, where he fortified his house and maintained a guard of Raritan Indians.
March 26 1652
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial administrative correspondence, 1646-1664. Series A1810-78. Volume 11, document 42, page 1, side 1.
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