Laws and Ordinances of New Netherland, 1638-1674

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Weed, Parsons, printers, 1868 - Law - 602 pages

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Page 462 - Nederlandts, under the commission and control of their High Mightinesses, the Lords States General of the United Netherlands, and the privileged West India Company.
Page 218 - The States of Holland and of West Friesland, to all those who shall see these presents, or hear them read, Greeting.
Page 8 - In regard to such private persons as on their own account, or others in the service of their masters here, (not enjoying the same privileges as the Patroons,) shall be inclined to go thither and settle, they shall, with the approbation of the Director and Council there, be at liberty to take up as much land, and take possession thereof, as they shall be able properly to improve, and shall enjoy the same in full property either for themselves or masters.
Page viii - It is also agreed that if any servant run away from his master into any other of these confederated Jurisdictions, that in such case, upon...
Page 464 - Colve, captain of a company of foot, in the service of their high mightinesses, the States General of the United Netherlands, and his serene highness the prince of Orange...
Page 449 - Netherlands, with the exclusive privilege to traffic and plant colonies on the coast of Africa from the Tropic of Cancer to the Cape of Good Hope ; on the coast of America, from the straits of Magellan to the remotest north.
Page 2 - ... shall be acknowledged Patroons of New Netherland who shall, within the space of four years next after they have given notice to any of the Chambers of the Company here, or to the Commander or Council there, undertake to plant a colonie there of fifty souls, upwards of fifteen years old...
Page 460 - Commission, in the names and on behalf of the High and Mighty Lords States General of the United Netherlands...
Page 2 - ... so far into the country as the situation of the occupiers will permit; provided and conditioned that the Company keep to themselves the lands lying and remaining between the limits of Colonies, to dispose thereof, when and at such time as they shall think proper, in such manner that no person shall be allowed to come within seven or eight...
Page 5 - Manhattes, and pay five per cent. for recognition to the company, in order, if possible, that after the necessary inventory of the goods shipped be taken, the same may be sent hither. And if it should so happen that they could not return, by contrary streams or otherwise, they shall in such case not be permitted to bring such goods to any other place but to these dominions, in order that under the inspection...

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