Remonstrance of New Netherland, and the Occurrences There; Addressed to the High and Mighty States General of the United Netherlands, on the 28th July, 1649. with Secretary Van Tienhoven's Answer

Remonstrance of New Netherland, and the Occurrences There; Addressed to the High and Mighty States General of the United Netherlands, on the 28th July, 1649. with Secretary Van Tienhoven's Answer

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...during Director Kieft's administration, in which the people were Nothing done r-r r r the people in Kirft'a concerned or had any interest, except the Church, of which we have already Umespoken. Yea, so much negligence and carelessness prevailed in the matter, that nothing was proposed, undertaken or done with even an ostensible appearance of satisfying the people; on the contrary, whatever (32) was contributed by the Commonalty was absorbed among the Company's property; and the effects and The public rerenue means even of the latter, both in one place and the other, have been squandered and the Company') ' 5eredrl)r" -quan" or tne purpose of making friends, securing witnesses, and in order to get rid of accusers on the subject of the waging of the war. Even the Negroes, which were obtained with Tamandere, were sold for pork and peas; something wonderful was to be performed with this, but they just dripped through the fingers. There are yet sundry other Negroes in this country, some of whom have been manumitted on account of their long service; but their children continue slaves, contrary to all public law, that any one born of a free Christian mother should, notwithstanding, be a slave, and obliged so to remain. It is impossible for us to relate every thing that has occurred. Whoever did not assent and applaud was watched, and when the opportunity offered, was remembered. We now submit to all intelligent persons what fruit this has borne, and what a way this was to obtain good testimony. Man is by nature covetous, and he is especially so who is needy. But we shall give some few instances of this, when we treat of Director Kieft's toF'su! m Dir-. administration in particular, and now to proceed to that of Director...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236514076
  • 9781236514073