We, Burgomaster and Regents of the City, announce that the master of the apparition stated before us that the boat, called by the Burthen of about Lasts that he is currently crossing, is from the United Provinces, and that no subject of the Ennemy has any part or part in it, directly or indirectly; May God, the Almighty, help him. And as we want to see, the Master in question prospers, in his affairs of the law, our prayer is foretold to all and to each of them seperately, where the master in question will arrive with his Vessell and his cargo, so that they receive the master in question with kindness and treat him in a man in the making, allowing him, according to the usual tolls and expences, in passing and passing, to pass, sail and frequent the passes of the port and the territories, until the end to do his business, where and how he will judge correctly: What will we be ready for. In Witness, and for Cause of, also onfix this to be the Seal of this City. On the contrary, it is agreed that all that is charged by the subjects and inhabitants of one of the contracting parties on board a ship belonging to the enemies of others or their subjects, even if it is not understood by the type of prohibited goods, the whole thing can be confiscated in the same way as if it belongs to the Ennemy, unless the effects and merchandizes, as they were put on board before the declaration of war, or within six months after the effects which are not subject to confiscation, but are restored faithfully and without delay to the owners who resell them or use them. , before the collection and sale, as well as the collection and sale. , if the exercise could not be done, but in the surface of 12 months after the sale , which should be public: provided that, if the merchandizes mentioned are contraband, it should in no way be legitimate to carry them after, to each port enemy. Under the Republic (1588-1795), the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the West Indies Company (WIC) had gained a foothold around the world. When these companies collapsed, their overseas assets were transferred to the Dutch state. It was not until the 20th century that the main Dutch colonies – East India and Suriam – gained political independence. The Republic was a confederation of provinces with a high degree of independence from the Federal Assembly, known as the general of states.
In the Treaty of Westphalia (1648), the Republic obtained about 20% more territory, outside the member provinces, which was directly governed by the General States as a general country. Each province was managed by an official known as the city`s owner (Dutch for “steward”). This function was nominally accessible to all, but most provinces appointed a member of the Orange House. The position gradually became hereditary, with the Prince of Orania occupying most or all the occupants of the city at the same time, effectively making him the head of state. This caused tensions between the political factions: the Orangemen preferred a powerful owner of the city, while the Republicans preferred a strong state general. The Republicans imposed two periods of city citedum, 1650-1672 and 1702-1747, the latter causing national instability and the end of great power status.