1609-1909. The Dutch in New Netherland and the United States

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Netherland Chamber of Commerce in America, 1909 - Dutch - 73 pages
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Page 13 - The mayor and council shall give at least five days' notice of the time and place of the...
Page 11 - The Board of Directors shall meet at the call of the President, and such shall also be made upon the written request of any three members of the Board.
Page 11 - The President, and in his absence, the Vice-President, shall preside at all meetings of the Association.
Page 51 - Leisler had originally come to the colony in 1660 as a soldier in the service of the Dutch West India Company, and after the close of Dutch rule had become a merchant.
Page 16 - ... deliver over his journals, log-books and charts, together with an account of everything whatsoever which shall happen to him during the voyage without keeping anything back; for which said voyage the Directors shall pay to the said Hudson, as well for his outfit for the said voyage, as for the support of his wife and children, the sum of eight hundred guilders; and, in case (which God prevent) he do not come back or arrive hereabouts within a year, the Directors shall further pay to his wife...
Page 10 - ... chosen for terms of three years, subject to the following provision : The Board of Directors to be elected at the first annual meeting (1904) shall divide itself into three classes, the first class consisting of four members retiring at the end of the first year, the second class consisting of four at the end of the second year, and the third class consisting of two at the end of the third year, the members of each class being half resident Hollanders or naturalized Americans and half Americans...
Page 22 - As we have said, there were few Dutch willing to set forth as colonists of the new possessions, and settlers were hard to find. There were in Holland, however, several hundred thousands of Walloons, living as exiles from their own country in the land where religion and speech was free, and of these some few were willing to try their fortunes in the new world. Under leadership of Jesse de Forest thirty-one families from Leyden set forth in the ' ' Nieuw Nederland," in March, 1623, accompanied by the...
Page 66 - The City of Galveston, almost entirely destroyed by the great hurricane and flood of a few years ago, has her city level raised by a Dutch contracting firm. In Texas we find Dutch rice farmers and even in the Dominion of Our Lady of the Snows; we find Dutch importing houses in the cities of Toronto and Winnipeg. In a "Holland- American Almanac...
Page 20 - represented the first product of the shipbuilder's skill on the island of Manhattan. At this time, in March, 1614, the Dutch Congress promised that he who discovered a new country and should give information thereof within a fortnight after his return in the fatherland, after having made four voyages to the new land, would receive a monopoly of its trade. His ambition fired by this offer, Block decided to sail up the...
Page 68 - America last year, were moved to 136 Water Street. The Chamber is now in the seventh year of its existence, and during that period has received numerous inquiries for information, as well from merchants in Holland and the colonies, as from exporters and importers in the United States. The annual reports give a synopsis of its activities and events have shown that the Chamber provides for existing needs in the commercial relations between the United States and the Netherlands.

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