Dutch colonial council minutes, 30 August - 4 September 1645

Order. To the court messenger to notify all the inhabitants to assemble in the fort when the colors are hoisted and the bell rung, to hear the proposals on which a peace is about to be concluded with the Indians, and if any one can give a good advice then to offer it freely ; the court messenger reports that all the citizens on the Manhattans, "from the highest to the lowest," will attend, as they had all answered kindly, except one Hendrick Kip, a tailor. [1645] (page 232)

Articles of peace concluded, in the presence of the Mohawk ambassador, in fort Amsterdam, in the open air, between the Dutch and the Indians, viz.: Oratany, chief of Achkinckeshacky ; Sesekennick and William, chiefs of Tappaen and Rechgawawanck ; Pacham, Pennekeck, answering for Onany and their neighbors ; Mayauwetinnemin, for those of Marechkawieck, Nayeck, and their neighbors ; also Aepje (the little ape), sachem of the Mohegans, for the Wappings, Wiquaeskecks, Sintsings, and Kichtawangs. [1645] (page 232)

Proclamation. Ordering the sixth of September to be observed as a day of general thanksgiving throughout New Netherland, on account of the peace with the Indians. [1645] (page 233)

Resolution. To explore a mine in the Raritan country ; also, to raise some cannon and iron work sunk in the river, at the colonie of Achter Col, by the Indians. [1645]Court proceedings. Fiscal vs. Jan Jansen from Ilpendam, commissary at Fort Nassau, for neglect of duty ; ordered that defendant have copy of the charge. [1645]
Date Original
August 30 – September 4 1645
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809-78. Volume 4, page 232-234.
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