Resolution. Amsterdam chamber of the W. I. Company, permitting Jan de Sweerts and Dirck Pietersen Wittepaart to despatch a ship to Africa for a cargo of slaves, and to convey the same to New Netherland. 
November 19 1654
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial administrative correspondence, 1646-1664. Series A1810-78. Volume 12, document 11, page 1.
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