al voor slaven gehouden, slaven met malcanderen kinderen krijgende gaet d' M[eester]
already for slaves kept, slaves with each other children getting goes th' master

daer mede door, Ider stad moet ter Zee een oorloghs Ioncq onderhouden met
there with through, each city has-to at sea a war junks maintain with

Zijn volcq, ammonitie ende vordere toebehooren, dese Ioncken sijn gemaect met
it's people, ammunition and-the further additionals, these junks are made with

twee overloopen, op hebbende 20 a 24 riemen, aen elcken riem 5 a 6 man
two landings, on having 20 to 24 oars, on each oar 5 to 6 men

gemant met 2 a 300 man, soo soldaten, als Roeijers, gemonteert met ettelijcke
manned with 2 to 300 men, as-well-as soldiers, as rowers <oarsmen>, mounted with several

stuckjes en meenighte van vuijrwerken, elcke provintie heeft sijn admirael
pieces <canons, guns> and a-lot-of fireworks [=fire arms], each province has his admiral

die de selve alle Iaer drilt, en visiteeren, ooc bij den Admirael generael
who the same each year drills, and visits <inspects>, also by the admiral general

van gelijck gedaen wort, jndien bij de admiraels ofte capitains eenige de minste
of-th' same done is, id by the admiral or captains only the least

fout ofte misslagh begaen Is, worden naer gelegentheijt van saken, 't sij de portem
error or mistake be-done is, will-be to-the sort of thing, ['t] either the born [portem = latin for to bear]

bannissemt ofte de doot, gestraft, gelijck wij an 1666 aen onsen admirael
banishment or the death punished, like we A 1666 to our admiral have

gesien hebben.
seen have
 
 

Soo veel d' rijcxsraden hooge ende lage officieren aangaet, de rijcxraden, sijn soo veel als raden
so much th' state-councilors high and-the low officers concerns, the state-counsilors, are as much as councils

des Co: comen dagelijcks int hoff ende alle voorvallende saken met den Co: aendienen,
of-the king come daily in-the court and-the all occurring affairs with the king presented

Zij vermogen Co: in gene saken te constringeren, maar alleen met raet en daet
they [vermogen = be in a position to] king in no affairs to force, but only with advice and deed

te adsisteeren, dit sijn de grootste naest den Co: in aensien, Continueeren, Indien
to assist, these are the greatest beside the king in standing, continue, if

daer niet op te seggen valt, haer leven langh, ofte tot den ouderdom van 80:
there nothing to be said is, her life long, or till the age of 80:

Jaren, gelijck oocq doen alle andere officieren, aan 't hoff dependeerende, ofte tot
years, like also do all other officers, at th' court depending, or till

datse tot hoogen staet geraken, alle stadthouders worden alle Iaren, ende
that-they till higher state come [=die] all stadholders will-be all years and-the

vordere soo hooge als lage officieren, alle drie Iaer verwisselt, de meeste
furthermore as-well-as high as lower officers, each three years changed, the most [of them]

worden, om eenighe faut die sij comen te begaen, binnen haer tijt gelicht,
will be, for some mistake which they come to do, within her time removed,

alsoo solden haer tijt volcomentlijck connen uijdienen, den Co: heeft altijt
thus should her time completely can serve, the king has always

over al zijn verspieders, om van aller goede Informatie, van d' regeringh te
every where his spies, to of all good information, of th' government to

nemen, soo dat d officieren dickmaels met d' doot ofte een eeuwigh bannise
take, such that th officers often with th' death or an eternal banish-

ment besueren moeten
ment pay-for has-to
 
 

Wat d'incomsten des Co: heeren, steden en dorpen belangt, den Co: treckt sijn In-
what th'income of-the king lords, cities and villages concerns, the king draws his in-

comste van 't gene de aerde en de zee voortbrengt, heeft in alle steden ende dorpen
come of 't which the earth and the sea produces, has in all cities and-the villages

Zijn packhuijsen, om 't gewas ofte Zijn jncomste in te doen, die Iaerlijcks aande
his storehouses, to th' crop or his income in to do, which yearly to-the

gemeene man op Intrest tot 10 procent Ct=o: wort uijtgegeven, en soo drae het gewas
common man on interest to 10 percent Ct=o: is given out, and as soon-as the crop

van't velt comt, voor alles moet betaelt worden, de heeren leven als vooren van haer
from-th' field comes, for everything has-to paid be, the lords live as before of her

eijgen, die in Co=s dienst Zijn, van 't rantsoen dat den Co; haer toeleijt, de steden
own, who in king's service are, of th' allowance that the king her adds, the cities

ontfangen haer incomste van de erven daer de huijsen soo inde steden als ten
receive their income of the properties there the houses as-well-as in-the cities as in

platte landen opgebout Zijn, ijder naer Zijn groote, waerdoor de gouverneurens
flat country [=country side] build-up are, each after his size, by-which the governors

Co: dienaers ende de oncosten vande stadt onderhouden, en betaelt wort, de
king's servants and-the the expenses of-the cities maintained, and pays is, the

vrijlijck die geen soldaten en Zijn moeten int Iaer 3 maenden int lants dienst
freeman who not soldiers and are have-to each year 3 months in country's service

daer toe hij geordonneert wort, oppassen ende arbeijden, behalven alle
where to he orders gets, take-care and-the labor, except all

cleijnigheden die tot onderhout van 't lant van nooden Is, de ruijters en soldaten inde steden
small-affairs which to the maintenance of th' country of need is, the horsemen and soldiers in-the cities

en dorpen moeten Iaerlijcks 3 stucken linden ofte 9:10:7 opbrengen
and villages have-to yearly 3 pieces [of] lime <cotton> or 9:10:7 bring-in

tot onderhout van gegajeerde ruijters en soldaten, in des Co=s stadt
for-the maintenance of paid horsemen and soldiers, in the king's city

van schattinge ofte accijns op iets te stellen, Is bij haer niet gebruijck
of taxes or excise <duty/tax> on something to put, is with her not com-

lijck
mon [common]

wat d' swaerste
what th' heaviest
 

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