Order. That the deacons shall, as orphan masters, have an eye to widows and orphans, and apply to the burgomasters and schepens, or, if needs be, to the director and council, for the appointment of curators, who are to be responsible to the burgomasters.
February 26 1653
New York State Archives. New Netherland. Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809. Volume 5.
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