The Real America in Romance Volume 5

The Real America in Romance Volume 5

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...to appoint and remove all public officers within its territory, to administer justice, to build forts, make treaties with barbaric princes, and repel invaders. Only supreme officers, such as the governorsgeneral, needed the endorsement of the States General. With the consent of the States General, it could make formal declaration of war. War being declared, the States General Manhattan, Before The Dutch Settlement obligated itself to furnish twenty war-ships to the company, to be manned and supported at the company's expense. Besides this, the company must keep in commission a fleet of its own of like numerical strength. The government of the company was in the hands of five separate chambers, representing different sections of the Netherlands. There was an executive board, sometimes known as the College of Nineteen, including members of each chamber. It was not until the spring of 1623 that the Dutch West India company was ready to begin its work of colonization. At that time the ship New Netherland sailed for America, bringing with it a number of families. Some of them stopped at Manhattan; more of them went up the river to Fort Nassau, which was moved near to the present site of Albany and called Fort Orange. Another Fort Nassau was built on the Delaware, opposite the present site of Philadelphia. A third, called Fort Good Hope, was begun on the Connecticut River, where Hartford now is. From the beginning, the Dutch were good friends with In 1622, when they rebuilt Fort Nassau, Jacob Eelkens, left in command of the fort, made a treaty with the Mohawks. Peter Minuit, made governor of New Netherland in 1625, won their friendship by paying them for the Island of Manhattan. The price he paid was not one that would excite the grateful affection of...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557891
  • 9781236557896