The History of Harlem; An Historical Narrative Delivered at Harlem Music Hall, April 24th, 1882 ...

The History of Harlem; An Historical Narrative Delivered at Harlem Music Hall, April 24th, 1882 ... : A Lecture

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... discoverers, petitioned the Government for the promised monopoly. Their petition was granted; and on the 11th of October, 1614. they obtained a, barter for the exclnsive right of the trade on the territory within the 40th and 4.-ith degrees of north latitnde. The charter also forbade all other persons to interfere with this monopoly, in the penalty of confiscating both vessels and cargoes, with a fine also of 50,000 Dntch dnc.its for the benefit of the charter's grantees. The new province first formally received the name of Jfem Nefiurland in this docnment; and Dntch merchants, associating themselves nnder tha nirne of the "United New Netherlnnd Company," straightway prepared to condnct their operations on a more extenti.'e scale. Trading parties in the interior hastened to collect fnrs from the Indians, and deposit them at Fort Nassan (Albany) and Manhattan. Jacob Eelkins, a shrewd trader, received the appointment of agent at the former place, wher the Erst one, Captain Christiaensen, had been mnrdered by a Indian. This was the first mnrder ever recorded in the new province. In the year 1 filTjt formal treaty of peace and alliance was conclnded between tho QnteTt io, d: be powerfnl"nation of ThTTrtjUois-. rue pipe. of peace waTn?TBeked, an I: iie hatchet bnried in the earth,"-on the present site of Albany. Trade became Lo profitable, thet when the charter of the United New Xetherland Company expired, in 161S, they petitioned for a renewal, bnt failing to obtain it they continned their trade two or three years longer, nnder a special cense. ci APPENDIX. tip to this period, (he Hollanders had considered Manhattan as a trading post only, and dwell in mere temporary hnts of rnde constrnction. Bnt the British now...show more

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