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A detailed journal/daily log of a 1634 expedition of three individuals into Fort Orange (now Albany New York) that serves as a detailed account of the Mohawk and the Oneida tribes, their settlements, modes of subsistence and healing rituals. This revised edition, includes a new preface, the original Dutch transcription, updated endnotes and bibliography.
The records from 1654 to 1679 are translated from the original Dutch. This is part of our New Netherland Documents Series.
Volume XII of the Dutch Colonial Manuscripts contains the correspondence of Petrus Stuyvesant, director general of New Netherland, from 1654-1658. It represents the earliest surviving correspondence, comprising incoming letters from the directors in Amsterdam and the governors of neighboring colonies.
This volume is a collection Petrus Stuyvesant's correspondence from 1647 to 1653, the first six years of his tenure as director general of New Netherland. These letters show how the young Stuyvesant handled major problems in his administration and confronted the challenges laid before him.
This volume describes the laws and ordinances from the colony of New Netherland from 1647 to 1658 and writs of appeal from 1658 to 1663. The laws reveal the legal thinking of the Dutch on subjects such as Indians, smuggling, crime and everyday issues including wages, fencing and land allocation.