Council Minutes. Resolution that all Indians are free and not slaves, and cannot be forced to be servants, unless those formerly brought from the Bay of Campeche or other foreign parts; any of these brought within six months to be disposed out of the government; all brought to New York from foreign parts after that time to be free.
New York State Archives, New York (Colony). Council. Council papers, 1664-1781. Series A1894-78, Volume 28, p.174.
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