Order to the magistrates and inhabitants of Gravesend to show their patent to prove they have the right to nominate and elect magistrates

Order. That the magistrates and inhabitants of Gravesend shall prove by their patent that they are invested with the right of nominating and electing their magistrates and continuing them in office during pleasure.
Date Original
March 31 1654
New York State Archives. New Netherland. Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809. Volume 5.
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