Narrative and Critical History of America; French Explorations and Settlements in North America, and Those of the Portuguese, Dutch, and Swedes, 1500-

Narrative and Critical History of America; French Explorations and Settlements in North America, and Those of the Portuguese, Dutch, and Swedes, 1500-

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...New Amsterdam with all the solemnity which circumstances afforded; and they were pleased to hear him announce that he " should be in his government as a father to his children for the advantage of the Company, the country, and the burghers." They had good reasons to be hopeful. Petrus Stuyvcsant, the new director, had gathered administrative experience as governor of the Company's Island of Curasao, and while in Holland on sick leave, in 1645, he had proved his knowledge of New Netherland affairs by offering acceptable suggestions for the better management of this and the other transatlantic territories of the Company. His views, together with instructions drawn up by the Assembly of the Nineteen for the guidance of the director, were embodied in resolutions and orders for the futurethe Mohawks, were. While Stuyvesant was absent on the South River, in 1655, to subdue, in obedience to orders from home, the Swedish settlements there, New Amsterdam was invaded by the River Indians and almost destroyed. The Colony and the Company had not yet recovered from the losses sustained by this invasion, nor from the draft made upon their financial resources by the successful expedition against the Swedes, when a few tribes of the same River Indians re-opened the war against the Dutch. They first murdered some individuals of the settlement on the Esopus (now Kingston, Ulster County), and later destroyed it almost completely. With an expense at the time altogether out of proportion to the means of the Government, Stuyvesant succeeded in 1663 in ending this war by destroying the Esopus tribe of Indians. General and a Council composed of the vice-director and the fiscal. The right of the people to be heard by the provincial government on the state and...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501055
  • 9781236501059