The Dutch Founding of New York

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Harper & Brothers, 1903 - New York (State) - 217 pages
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Page 1 - History of New York, from the beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty.
Page 25 - Places shall from now henceforward discover, shall alone resort to the same or cause them to be frequented for four voyages, without any other person directly or indirectly sailing, frequenting or resorting, from the United Netherlands, to the said newly discovered and found passages, havens, countries or places, until the first discoverer...
Page 81 - The Director thought this a good time for his purpose, and set to work after the fourth or fifth drink; and he himself setting a liberal example, let the wedding-guests sign whatever they were disposed to give towards the church. Each, then, with a light head, subscribed away at a handsome rate, one competing with the other; and although some heartily repented it when their senses came back, they were obliged nevertheless to pay.
Page 85 - September. They report that our people are in good heart and live in peace there; the Women also have borne some children there. They have purchased the Island Manhattes from the Indians for the value of 60 guilders; 'tis 11,000 inorgens in size.
Page 107 - If any one, then, on the instant, offer objection, which is not very easy unless he be well grounded, his Honor bursts forth, incontinently, into a rage and makes such a to-do that it is dreadful ; yea, he frequently abuses the Councillors as this and as that, in foul language better befitting the fishmarket than the Council board; and if all this be tolerated, he will not be satisfied until he have his Wciy.
Page 52 - ... actually possessed or inhabited by any other Christian prince or state"; but as England refused to acknowledge that the Dutch had any possessions between the Virginia and the New England plantations, and as the English ambassador in Holland, Sir Dudley Carleton, lodged (February 9, 1622) a formal protest against the planting of the New Netherland colony, that proviso was no more than a politely turned phrase. On the other hand, the States-General paid very little attention to the protest, and...
Page 17 - He laid his course boldly through Hell Gate — it is probable that the Onrust was the first sailing-vessel to make that perilous passage — and, going onward through Long Island Sound, crossed...
Page 183 - Berwick-upon-Tweed, or are of the built of and belonging to any of the said lands, islands, plantations or territories as the proprietors and right owners thereof, and whereof the master and three fourths of the mariners at least are English...
Page 41 - States-General granted a charter (October 11, 1614) which gave the right " to resort to, or cause to be frequented, the aforesaid newly discovered countries situate in America between New France and Virginia, the sea coasts whereof lie in the Latitude of forty to forty five degrees, now named New Netherland, as is to be seen by a Figurative Map hereunto annexed; and that for four voyages within the term of three years commencing the first January XVIe and fifteen next coming, or sooner, to the exclusion...
Page 24 - BE IT KNOWN, Whereas, we understand it would be honorable, serviceable and profitable to this Country, and for the promotion of its prosperity, as well as for the maintenance of seafaring people, that the good Inhabitants should be excited and encouraged to employ and occupy themselves in seeking out and discovering Passages, Havens, Countries and Places...

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