Instructions to secretary van Tienhoven to proceed to Martin Gerritsen bay, on Long island, and arrest a number of English strollers, who had intruded on lands there, purchased by the Dutch from the great sachem, Penhawits, and pulled down the arms of the states-general and carved a fool's head on the tree to which they had been nailed. 
May 13 1640
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 62.
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