1674 New York Colonial Muster Rolls

Copied from New York Colonial Muster Rolls, 1664-1775, Report of the State Historian of the State of New York. Reprinted for the web.

Commission January 10 Marten Vonck to be Captain of the Hope.

(Translated in N. Y. Col. Hist. II, 676)

Whereas, it is necessary to appoint a proper person Commander of the ketch called the Hope. I being sufficiently assured of the fitness of Capt'n Marten Vonck have appointed and commissioned, as I do hereby appoint and commission said Martin Janse Vonck Chief officer and Commander of the above named ketch the Hope ordering all officers and matrosses on board of her to duly acknowledge and obey him, Marten Janse Vonck, for such is demanded by the public service. Done at Fort Willem Hendrick 10th January 1674.

(Signed) Anthony Colve

By order of the Governor General of New Netherland

N: Bayard, Secret'y

Instructions for Town Major Van de Water, New Orange (Similiar to those given above)

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