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Ordinance Prohibiting the Colonists from Trading with the Indians, October 18, 1642
Ordinance Prohibiting the Colonists from Trading with the Indians
Furthermore, all persons are hereby notified that no one shall undertake to sail with Boats or other Vessels to Fort Orange, the South River, or Fort Hope, without a permit from the Honble Director, and on coming thence, bringing with him a clearance from the Commissary residing at the aforesaid place on the part of the Company; And in case it be found that any one has been at the places abovenamed without the aforesaid order, such Vessel and the Wares laden therein shall be confiscated to the use of the Company, and the person shall, in addition, be mulcted in such sum as, according to the merits of the case, shall be deemed proper.
And all our dear and faithful Commissaries who have authority at the places where these presents are sent, are ordered and commanded the same to affix at the usual place, so that their contents may be known to every one and each be on his guard against damage.
Thus done and published in Fort Amsterdam this 31st of March, Anno 1639.