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- n. A prominent citizen in New Amsterdam, whose duties spanned across law, education and religion.
- n. A legal or religious reader.
For the present they have nobody except a _voorleser_,  who performs his service for them on Sundays, in the school house, where they assemble.
Hendrick Vander Vin, clerk and _voorleser_ of Harlem, whom our travellers may have met at Waldron's house, had had an important official position there.] [Footnote 141: Catrix for Carteret.