The Early History of the Jews in New York, 1654-1664: Some New Matter on the Subject

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Reprint Services Corporation, 1909 - History - 96 pages
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Page 68 - For as we have here Papists, Mennonites and Lutherans among the Dutch; also many Puritans or Independents, and many atheists and various other servants of Baal among the English under this Government, who conceal themselves under the name of Christians; it would create a still greater confusion, if the obstinate and immovable Jews came to settle here.
Page 2 - Netherland and to live and remain there, provided the poor among them shall not become a burden to the company or to the community, but be supported by their own nation.
Page 27 - ... exercise in all quietness their religion within their houses, for which end they must without doubt endeavor to build their houses close together in a convenient place on one or the other side of New Amsterdam, —at their own choice— as they have done here.
Page 27 - ... the Jewish or Portuguese nation, you have forbidden them to trade to Fort Orange and the South River, also the purchase of real estate, which is granted to them without difficulty here in this country, and we wish it had not been done, and that you had obeyed our orders, which you must always execute punctually and with more respect.
Page 5 - Honors forbid the same and refuse transportation to this Portuguese nation who reside here and have been settled here well on to about sixty years, many also being born here and confirmed burghers, and this to a land that needs people for its increase? Therefore the petitioners request, for the reasons given above ( as also others which they omit to avoid prolixity ) , that your Honors be pleased not to exclude but to grant the Jewish nation passage to and residence in that country; otherwise this...
Page 4 - ... which may be imposed there, and in regard to the increase of trade, and also to the importation of all the necessaries that may be sent there. Your Honors should also consider that the honorable lords, the burgomasters of the city and the honorable high illustrious mighty lords, the States-General, have in political matters always protected and considered the Jewish nation as upon the same footing as all the inhabitants and burghers.
Page 29 - Asser Levy, a Jew, appears in Court; requests to be admitted a Burgher; claims that such ought not be refused him as he keeps watch and ward like other Burghers; showing a Burgher certificate from the City of Amsterdam that the Jew is Burgher there.
Page 4 - And as they cannot go to Spain or Portugal because of the Inquisition, a great part of the aforesaid people must in time be obliged to depart for other territories of their High Mightinesses the States-General and their Companies, in order there, through their labor and efforts, to be able to exist under the protection of the administrators of your Honorable Directors, observing and obeying your Honors
Page 68 - Directors that these godless rascals, who are of no benefit to the country, but look at everything for their own profit, may be sent away from here. For, as we have here Papists, Mennonites and Lutherans among the Dutch; also many Puritans or Independents, and many Atheists and various other servants of Baal among the English under this Government, who conceal themselves...

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