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New Netherland Council Dutch Delaware River Settlement Administrative Records

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This series contains letters, minutes, and other administrative documents, in Dutch, created by the West India Company during its struggle to dominate trade and establish trading posts on the South (Delaware) River. The records, generated in the Delaware region and sent to New Amsterdam, largely relate to Swedish activities in the region; the takeover of New Sweden in 1655 by the Dutch; and agreements and terms met during the struggle with Sweden for control over the region.
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1646-1664
Series Number:
A1878

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Administrative History

Dutch settlement of the Delaware region by the West India Company (WIC) began in 1624 on High Island (Burlington Island). High Island was abandoned and Fort Nassau was built shortly after.

In 1631, Swanendael was established according to the patroonship plan of colonization, but only existed for a short time. In 1638, Peter Minuit, a former WIC official, established Fort Christina in the Delaware region on behalf of Sweden, and from 1638-1647, the Dutch coexisted with New Sweden in the region.

In 1648, Fort Nassau was abandoned and Fort Casimir was built on the west side of the river in order to intercept the Indian trade and better compete with the Swedes. In 1654 a Swedish relief ship destined for Fort Christina captured Fort Casimir on its way up the river. The WIC directors decided that the Swedes had to be eliminated. In 1655, Petrus Stuyvesant led a force of 340 soldiers and seven ships to the Delaware. Among the ships was a forty-two gun warship belonging to the city of Amsterdam. New Sweden was quickly taken and incorporated into New Netherland. Although the WIC directors urged Stuyvesant to scatter the Swedes elsewhere--even send them to the Esopus to assist in the Indian wars--he refused to do so, allowing them to maintain their identity as the Swedish Nation.

In 1657, the WIC repaid the city of Amsterdam for use of its warship by granting it a large section of the Delaware to administer as a quasi patroonship under the name of Nieuwer Amstel (New Amstel). The WIC maintained control of Fort Christina, renaming it Fort Altena, and the region from Bombay Hook to the mouth of the Bay. By 1663 the city of Amsterdam was granted the entire region and bay. New Amstel was considered subordinate to New Netherland as was the patroonship Rensslaerswijck.

The first director of New Amstel was Jacob Alrichs, who served from 1657 until his death in 1659. He was succeeded by Alexander d'Hinojossa and from 1659 to 1664 the colony prospered.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains administrative records created by the Dutch West India Company (WIC) in the Delaware region and sent to New Amsterdam. The records relate to problems with the Swedes and include a report on Swedish activities in the Delaware region prior to Stuyvesant's arrival in New Netherland. Additional material includes extracts from Petrus Stuyvesant's letterbook regarding the Delaware region from 1648 to 1650; records pertaining to the takeover of New Sweden in 1655; council minutes of Jean Paul Jacquet, vice-director of WIC territory on the South (Delaware) River until 1657; letters from Jacob Alrichs, director of New Amstel, to Stuyvesant from 1657 to 1659; letters from Willem Beeckman, vice-director of WIC territory on the South River from 1659 to 1664; and documents relating to agreements and terms met during the struggle with Sweden for control over the region.

Records created by Jacob Alrichs and Alexander d'Hinojossa during their tenures as directors of New Amstel (1657-1664) are no longer extant. Since Stuyvesant's copybooks of outgoing correspondence to authorities in the Delaware region also do not survive, this series represents an incomplete record of Dutch administration.

Known as the "Delaware Papers" of the Dutch period, this series originally constituted volumes 18 and 19 of the New York Historical Manuscripts in the New York State Library. The original records are in the Dutch language.

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Item list: E.B. O'Callaghan's Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State (1866).

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Translated in: Delaware Papers (Dutch Period): A Collection of Documents Pertaining to the Regulation of Affairs on the South River of New Netherland, 1648-1664, trans. and ed. Charles T. Gehring ("New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch," vols. 18-19) (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981).

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Dates Contents Box Volume Item
Partial copy of 18:1 and 18:7b

Partial copy of 18:1 and 18:7b

1 18 0
September 22 1646 Report of the proceedings of Johannes Prints by Andries Hudde

Brief but True Report of the proceedings of Johannes Prints, governor over the Swedish troop in the South river of New Netherland, together with the settlement of the aforesaid Swedes found on that river the 1st November, 1645 (by Andries Hudde).

1 18 1
September 25 1648 Letter from Alexander Boyer to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Alexander Boyer to director Stuyvesant, informing him that governor Prints had erected a house on the Schuylkil, right in front of the Dutch fort Beversreede, and demanding help, as he has only six men for the two forts; visit of the Minquas chief.

1 18 2a
October 7 1648 Agreement of Simon Wallingsen to purchase Peter van der Linden's plantation

Agreement of Simon Wallingsen to purchase Peter van der Linden&'s plantation (on Manhattan Island), for 175 guilders.

1 18 2b
November 4 1648 Declaration of Alexander Boyer, David Davitsen, Adrian van Tienhoven, Peter Hannansen, Simon Boot and Andries Lucassen

Declaration of Alexander Boyer, David Davitsen, Adrian van Tienhoven, Peter Hannansen, Simon Boot and Andries Lucassen, at Fort Beversreede, that the Swedish lieutenant had exhibited to them his orders to prevent by force if necessary, the setting of any stake or post in the ground (on the Schuykil).

1 18 3
November 5 1648 Declaration of Simon Root, Jacob Claessen and Anthony Pietersen

Declaration of Simon Root, Jacob Claessen, Anthony Pietersen, that the Swedish lieutenant did by force pull down and destroy a building in course of erection by said Root at Mastmakers hook, on the Schuylkil.

1 18 4
November 6 1648 Declaration of Adrian van Tienhoven, Alexander Boyer and David Davidsen

Declaration of Adrian van Tienhoven, Alexander Boyer and David Davidsen at Fort Nassau, in corroboration of the facts above set forth, and of the violent behavior of Swens Schets, the Swedish lieutenant on the above occasion.

1 18 5
November 7 1648 Protest of Andries Hudde against Johannes Prints, the Swedish governor

Protest of Andries Hudde, commissary of Fort Nassau, on the South river, against Johannes Prints, the Swedish governor, for the above.

1 18 6
November 9 1648 Extract of a letter from Adrian van Tienhoven to director Stuyvesant

Extract of a letter from Adrian van Tienhoven to director Stuyvesant, urging him to visit the South river, in order to check the insolence of the Swedes.

1 18 8
April 9 1649 Indian deed from Kickeeu-sickenam and other chiefs to Alexander Boyer, Simon Root, Peter Harmsen, David Davidsen and Cornelis Mouritsen

Indian deed from Kickeeu-sickenam and other chiefs, to Alexander Boyer, Simon Root, Peter Harmsen, David Davidsen and Cornelis Mouritsen, of a tract of land on the South river, extending ffom Ramkokus kill to a kill on the south end of an island called Tinnekonck, and from said kill up the river unto the kill on the west side named Neeyeck, which (tract) is called Roophakesky, and four (leagues) inland, including the island of Tinnekonck, dated in the South river in the stream in front of Neeyack, on board the yacht Hollantschen tuyn, (see post, Vol. 19, p. 31).

1 18 9
1648; Date Original, 1649 Copies of letters from director Stuyvesant to the commissary at the Delaware river

Copies of sundry letters from director Stuyvesant to the commissary at the Delaware river, dated from 1648 to August 1650; apparently a portion of a letter book, but much decayed.

1 18 10
1655 Papers relating to the conquest of the Swedes on the Delaware river

Papers relating to the conquest of the Swedes on the Delaware river.

1 18 11a
1655 List of letters and papers relating to the conquest of the Swedes on the Delaware river

List of letters and papers therein contained.

1 18 11b
Letter from council of New Netherland to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Council of New Netherland to director Stuyvesant at the South river, advising him that the Indians had made a descent on Manhattan Island and committed various excesses there.

1 18 12
Letter from council of New Netherland to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Council of New Netherland to director Stuyvesant, acknowledging receipt of the following letter and urging his immediate return to the Manhattans.

1 18 13
September 12 1655 Letter from director Stuyvesant to the council

Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the council reporting the result of the expedition against the Swedes on the Delaware.

1 18 14
September 1655 Capitulation of Fort Casimir

Capitulation of Fort Casimir.

1 18 15
September 24 1650 Letter from director Stuyvesant to the council

Letter. Director Stuyvesant to the council, advising them of the reduction of Fort Christina, on the Delaware, and of his preparation for an immediate return.

1 18 16
September 15 1655; Date Original, September 25 1655 Capitulation of Fort Christina

Capitulation of Fort Christina.

1 18 17
October 19 1655; Date Original, October 29 1655 Answer of Johannes Risingh to an open letter from director Stuyvesant

Answer of Johannes Risingh, late governor of New Sweden, to an open letter of director Stuyvesant.

1 18 18
September 15 1655; Date Original, September 25 1655 Secret article agreed to by director Stuyvesant and governor Risingh on the surrender of Fort Christina

Secret article agreed to by director Stuyvesant and governor Risingh on the surrender of Fort Christina.

1 18 19
September 1655 Notice to the Swedes on the Delaware to take an oath of allegiance

Notice to the Swedes on the Delaware to take and subscribe an oath of allegiance to the States-General, &c. and oath taken by the Swedes, with names of the persons subscribing the same.

1 18 20
1655 Minutes of the administration of Jean Paul Jacquet, vice-director of the South river

Minutes of the administration of Jean Paul Jacquet, vice-director of the South river, or Delaware.

1 18 21
December 18 1655 Articles and ordinances by the burgomasters of Amsterdam

Articles and ordinances made and enacted by the burgomasters of the city of Amsterdam, for the government of those who will repair to New Netherland in their service.

1 18 24
1656 Register of all the letters from Jacob Alrichs to the director and council of New Netherland

Register of all the letters from Jacob Alrichs, director of New Amstel (late Fort Casimir) on the Delaware, to the director and council of New Netherland.

1 18 25a
March 12 1657 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to the director and council

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to the director and council of New Netherland at the Manhattans, informing them that the ship in which he and sundry settlers had sailed for the Delaware, had been wrecked off Long Island, and requesting assistance, &c.

1 18 25b
March 20 1657 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to the director and council

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to the director and council, requesting them to provide for settlers for the South river who may arrive at the Manhattans, &c.

1 18 26
March 22 1657 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to the director and council

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to the director and council, with a cargo of goods sent up to the Manhattans from the wreck.

1 18 27
May 8 1657 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant, reporting the state of affairs in his new government.

1 18 28
May 28 1657 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; requisition for barley, oats, &c.; condition of things; Gerrit van Sweringen recommended to be appointed commissary.

1 18 29
May 1657 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; condition of the fort; name of Christina changed to Altona.

1 18 30
August 10 1657 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; Andries Hudde engaged in the service of the city's colonie.

1 18 31
August 22 1657 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; cargoes for the Manhattans.

1 18 32
September 1 1657 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; relating to business and trade; requests that Cornelis Hogeboom, brickmaker, may be allowed to bring his son to the Delaware from Fort Orange.

1 18 32bis
September 2 1657 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; acknowledging receipt of his letters; a Christian killed by an Indian on his return from the land of the Minquaas.

1 18 33
September 16 1657 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; requests that a cargo of brick and boards be sent from Fort Orange.

1 18 34
October 28 1657 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; is glad to hear that the latter is about to visit the South river; himself and family sick; fevers, &c. prevalent; return of capt. Krigier from Virginia; price of cows; requests a horse mill; Englishmen wrecked at the Whore-kill, ransomed by director Alrichs; writes to the governor of Virginia thereupon.

1 18 35
November 14 1657 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; bricks and boards received from Fort Orange; further supplies required.

1 18 36
November 1657 Copy of letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Duplicate of the preceding letter.

1 18 37
March 18 1658 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; Isaac Allerton; captain Krigier; fugitives from Virginia.

1 18 38
March 30 1658 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; seed grain required; administration of justice previous to his arrival; difficulty with the military; complaints against captain Krigier; registry of deeds and mortgages; progress of the settlement.

1 18 39
May 17 1658 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; apologizes for the poor reception given to the director-general on his recent visit, &c.

1 18 40
May 27 1658 Secret resolution of the Amsterdam Chamber of the W. I. Company

Secret resolution of the Amsterdam Chamber of the W. I. Company, that instructions be sent to directors Stuyvesant and Alrichs, not to suffer any Englishmen to reside at the South river, and if there be any there, to get rid of them in the quietest manner.

1 18 41
June 4 1658 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant, requesting him to forward letters inclosed to Holland, and to send him provisions.

1 18 42
June 26 1658 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; cattle purchased on the great plains of Hempstead, for the colonie on the Delaware; the horse mill nearly ready.

1 18 43
August 5 1658 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; great scarcity of bread; the horse mill not completed in consequence of the death of the carpenter; severe sickness among the settlers.

1 18 44
August 17 1658 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; bad condition of the cattle lately received from the Manhattans, &c.

1 18 45
September 5 1658 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; chimneys built of Fort Orange brick; severe epidemic; surgeon dead and his assistant sick.

1 18 46
October 7 1658 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; progress of the epidemic; arrival of emigrants; their sufferings on the passage from Holland.

1 18 47
November 18 1658 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; scarcity of provisions ; rev. Mr. Welius; death of Abraham Rynvelt, commissary, and many others, particularly children.

1 18 48
November 20 1658 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; orders to purchase the Whorekill; commissioners appointed.

1 18 49
January 24 1659 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; death of his wife; early winter; scarcity of provisions.

1 18 50
February 13 1659 Letter from directors of the W. I. Company to Jacob Alrichs

Letter. Directors of the W. I. Company to Jacob Alrichs; admonishing him to discountenance smuggling; to have the company acknowledged in oaths taken by settlers, and to admit of appeals to the director and council at Manhattan.

1 18 51
March 24 1659 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; scarcity of provisions; the Whorekill; fast and prayer day.

1 18 52
May 14 1659 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; causes of the backwardness of the colonie and of the scarcity of provisions; emigrants; failure of the harvest; great mortality; tile and brick kilns established; arrival of Mr. Beeckman at Altona; answer to the charges contained in the letter of the directors at Amsterdam of the 13th February; purchase of the Whorekill; D'Hinoyossa commander there.

1 18 53
May 23 1659 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; rumors that the English claim the Delaware river and country, and are about to send persons to New Amstel with that view.

1 18 54
June 1659 Indian deed for the Whorekill

Indian deed for the Whorekill (imperfect).

1 18 55
June 14 1659 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; purchase of the Whorekill; deed sent to the Manhattans.

1 18 56
June 26 1659 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; English coming to claim the country on the Delaware; rumors that war is declared between Holland and England, and that young Cromwell is poisoned and dead.

1 18 57
July 29 1659 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; messengers sent to Maryland; visit col. Utie; claim of lord Baltimore.

1 18 59
August 18 1659 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; gov. Fendal instructed to assert the right of Lord Baltimore; panic among the Dutch on the Delaware.

1 18 60
September 9 1659 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; arrival of col. Utie and suite from Maryland; particulars of the interview.

1 18 61
September 9 1659 Protest against lord Baltimore, addressed to col. Utie

Protest of director Alrichs and council, vice-director Beeckman and schepens of New Amstel, against the pretensions of lord Baltimore; addressed to col. Utie.

1 18 62
September 21 1659 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; dispatches sent to the Manhattans by sea; Alrichs and D&'sHinoyossa greatly perplexed through fear of the English.

2 18 66
December 3 1659 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; defends himself from the charge of shewing any disrespect to the W. I. Company; has been suffering from severe indisposition.

2 18 76
September 12 1659 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman, vice-director at Altona, to director Stuyvesant; particulars of the transactions with col. Utie.

2 18 63
September 20 1659 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; dispatches sent overland to the Manhattans; state of affairs on the Delaware.

2 18 64
September 21 1659 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; fears entertained of the English; dispatches sent overland.

2 18 65
September 23 1659 Letter from director Stuyvesant to Messrs. Alrichs and Beeckman

Letter. Director Stuyvesant to Messrs. Alrichs and Beeckman; condemns their pusillanimous conduct towards colonel Utie; secretary van Ruyven and captain Crieger sent to the South river; Augustyn Heermans sent commissioner to Maryland .

2 18 67
September 22 1659 Commission of Martin Crieger to be captain of a military force sent to the Delaware

Commission. Martin Crieger to be captain of a military force sent to the Delaware.

2 18 68a
September 23 1659 Commission of Cornelis van Ruyven and Martin Crieger to be commissioners to regulate affairs at the Delaware

Commission. Cornelis van Ruyven and Martin Crieger, to be commissioners to regulate affairs at the Delaware.

2 18 68b
September 23 1659 Commission of Augustine Heermans and Resolved Waldron to be ambassadors to Maryland

Commission. Augustine Heermans and Resolved Waldron, to be ambassadors to Maryland.

2 18 68c
September 28 1659 Letter from Messrs. Van Ruyven and Crieger to director Alrichs

Letter. Messrs. van Ruyven and Crieger to director Alrichs, announcing their arrival, and requesting his attendance at Altona; on account of his sickness they wait on him at New Amstel.

2 18 69
September 30 1659 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; vindicates himself from the charges in regard to his treatment of colonel Utie.

2 18 70
September 30 1659 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; further vindication of his conduct.

2 18 71
October 1 1659 Letter from Messrs. Van Ruyven and Crieger to director Alrichs and council

Letter. Messrs. van Ruyven and Crieger to director Alrichs and council, recommending them most seriously to complete and maintain a military force, and protesting against them should any damage accrue through their neglect.

2 18 72
October 16 1659 Letter from director Alrichs and council to Messrs. Van Ruyven and Crieger

Letter. Director Alrichs and council to Messrs. van Ruyven and Crieger, in answer to the above.

2 18 73
November 8 1659 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, giving an account of the progress of affairs at the Delaware.

2 18 74
December 3 1659 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; Andries Hudde; horse mill.

2 18 75
December 12 1659 Letter from Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Jacob Alrichs to director Stuyvesant; charters the galiot New Amstel for a voyage to Curaçao; death of the rev. Mr. Welius.

2 18 77
December 13 1659 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; machinations in his government; burial of rev. Mr. Welins; Mr. d'Hinoyossa about to go to Holland, by way of Virginia, with a remonstrance to the burgomasters of Amsterdam; suffering from severe illness.

2 18 78
January 14 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; death of director Alrichs; Mr. d'Hinoyossa, his successor; inhabitants quitting New Amstel; proposed tax on the Swedes; disorders from the sale of strong drink to Indians and others; Jan Juriaens Becker reads the sermon on Sundays; asks that his eldest son be appointed a cadet; Indians murdered.

2 18 79
January 25 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; New Amstel affairs; Peter Alrichs, commander at the Whorekill; river open.

2 18 80
February 3 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; murderers of the Indians discovered; complaints against D'Hinoyossa; persecution of Cornelis van Gezel.

2 18 81
March 15 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; presents made to the Indians; Andries Hudde robbed; rumored arrival of lord Baltimore in Maryland and his designs; requests permission to visit the Manhattans to put his two oldest boys to school.

2 18 82
April 6 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; difficulties with the Swedes and Fins; Miss Printz; Mr. Henry Coursey of Maryland and brothers, visit Altona in order to recover runaway servants; Andries Hudde desires to go to Maryland as a brewer; Swedes propose to form a village at Passayonck.

2 18 83
April 28 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; state of affairs on the Delaware; Upland; the Swedish clergyman fined for marrying a couple without publication of banns; difficulties with the Swedes and Fins; arrival of capt. Crieger.

2 18 84
May 12 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; rumors that the city's colonie is to be transferred back to the W. I. Company; want of a clergyman; Passayunck; Miss Printz.

2 18 85
May 25 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; Swedes not inclined to remove; dissatisfaction in Maryland on account of the way Mr. Courcey has been treated by Mr. D'Hinoyossa; open sale of liquors at New Amstel to Indians.

2 18 86
June 26 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to Nicasius de Sille

Letter from William Beeckman to Nicasius de Sille

2 18 87
June 17 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; visit of the great sachem of the Minquas and other Indians; Mr. Courcey's servants returned; Menissincks emigrate to the country of the Minquas through fear of a certain Manitto.

2 18 88
June 30 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; D'Hinoyossa; sale of liquor to Indians; the church; arrival of Mr. Rendel Revel overland from Virginia; election of magistrates at New Amstel.

2 18 90
July 27 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; soldiers desert to the Minquas; Whorekill; negotiations with Maryland for the rendition of fugitives.

2 18 91
August 13 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; arrival at New Amstel of a vessel from the West Indies in distress; efforts in Holland for the maintenance of the city's colonie on the Delaware.

2 18 92
September 4 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; departure of sheriff van Sweringen and others from New Amstel for Holland.

2 18 94
October 8 1660 Letter from Mattheus Capito to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Mattheus Capito to director Stuyvesant; Mr. Beeckman visits the Manhattans; complains of D'Hinoyossa, that he will not deliver up books and papers relating to the late Mr. Alrichs' estate.

2 18 95
September 1659; Date Original, October 1659 Journal by Augustine Herrman of his embassy to Maryland

Journal kept by Augustine Herrman of his embassy from the director-general and council of New Netherland to the governor and council of Maryland, in relation to the claim put forth by colonel Nathaniel Utie to the South river; September 30 to October 21, 1659.

2 18 96
November 1660 Complaint of William van Diemen's wife against Alexander D'Hinoyossa, director at New Amstel

Complaint of William van Diemen's wife against Alexander D'Hinoyossa, director at New Amstel.

2 18 97
December 16 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; a bark cast ashore between Cape Hindlopen and Virgin bay and a three masted vessel wrecked off Barnegat; only one soul saved from the wreck.

2 18 99
December 24 1660 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; D'Hinoyossa appointed director of the city's colonie on the Delaware; Lord Baltimore's brother, governor of Maryland; Fendall recalled; Prince of Orange restored to all his hereditary honors; Admiral De Buyter sent against the Turks.

2 18 100
January 14 1661 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; Peter Alrichs; D'Hinoyossa's doings; robbery of the grave of an Indian chief at New Amstel; wampum, duffles &c., taken from it; Mrs. B. gives birth to a boy.

3 19 1
February 5 1661 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; arrival of capt. Woeler (Wheeler?), a fugitive Quaker from Maryland; manifests no respect to the vice-director, as such is contrary to his conscience; no such sect will be tolerated; great excitement in Maryland between Protestants and Catholics; many beheaded and several hanged and quartered in England; more than 1,000 reformed ministers in prison there, because they will not conform to the Catholic religion, &c.; Fins emigrating to Maryland.

3 19 2
Letter from Augustyn Heerman to vice-director Beeckman

Letter. Augustyn Heerman to vice-director Beeckman; his plantation on Bohemia river; is about settling a village thereabout; distance between Bohemia river and the Minquas Kil; Englishmen murdered by Delaware Indians; the English in treaty with the Susquehannocks; war imminent.

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January 27 1661 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, inclosing the above; 3 Englishmen and a Dutchman murdered by South river Indians on the 4th inst.; excitement in Maryland; ill consequences of a war between the English and Indians.

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May 31 1661 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; negotiations between the governor of Maryland and the Minquas; the Minquas and Sinnecus at war; D'Hinoyossa promulgates his commission; Gregory van Dyck, Swedish sheriff, dismissed.

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June 10 1661 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; Sinnekees reported to have destroyed some plantations of Swedes and Fins in Maryland; cause of the late murders by the South river Indians.

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July 10 1661 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; four Englishmen from Virginia among the Mantaese Indians on the east side of the Delaware; the English of Maryland assist the Minquas in their war with the Sinnecus.

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July 7 1661 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; war between the States-General and England imminent; reported marriage of Charles II and the Infanta of Portugal.

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September 5 1661 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; proceedings of D'Hinoyossa against Cornelis van Gezel.

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September 9 1661 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; misunderstandings between him and d'Hinnoyossa; proceedings against Van Gezel.

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September 17 1661 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; negotiations for peace between Maryland and the Indians.

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September 21 1661 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; elopement of the rev. Mr. Laers&'s wife with one Jacob Yongh, who is supposed to have followed the tracks of capt. Vuler (Wheeler?) to Long Island; arrival of secretary Coursey, Mr. Beetman and Mr. Goldsmith from Maryland to New Amstel, to negotiate a peace with the Indians.

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October 26 1661 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; Jacob Yongh; delegates from Maryland visit Altona; gov. Philip Calvert concludes a peace with the Delaware Indians; small pox among the Minquaas; Sinnecus on the war path; overland trade with Maryland; negroes; rev. Laers desires to marry again; Mr. Jacquet; Van Gezel, &c.

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November 8 1661 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beekman to director Stuyvesant; supplies received; Van Gezel; rev. Laers.

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February 1 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; Francis Crieger; Jacob Yongh; rev. Laers (Laurentius Carolus), the Finnish priest, marries himself; D'Hinoyossa; arrival of lord Baltimore's son in Maryland.

3 19 16
1661 Extract from the minutes of the court at New Amstel

Extract from the minutes of the court at New Amstel, 8th September, on a suit with Jean Paul Jacquet, with papers annexed.

3 19 17
1662 Extract from the minutes of the court of New Amstel

Extract from the minutes of the court of New Amstel, of 3d Jan., in the case of Reynier van Heist agst. Hendrick Kip and Abraham van Nas.

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February 1661 Order of the court of New Amstel to the curators of the estate of Elmerhuysen Kleyn

Order of the court of New Amstel to the curators of the estate of Elmerhuysen Kleyn, dated 6th Dec., to pay money to Jean Paul Jacquet, with petition of said Jacquet; other papers.

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February 22 1661 Petition of Cornelis Mourits and others to appoint an administrator for the estate of Elmerhuysen Kleyn

Petition. Cornelis Mourits, wife and others, legatees of Elmerhuysen Kleyn, for the appointment of persons to value and sell said estate, with sundry accounts.

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February 7 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; arrival at New Amstel of the ship Church of Purmerland with emigrants from Holland.

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February 20 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; affairs at New Amstel; surgeons; Sinnekus at war with the Minquas; rev. Ægidius Luyok goes to Manhattans.

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March 20 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; difficulties with director d&'sHinoyossa; rev. Laers; negroes wanted; Abraham van Nas.

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March 22 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; conflict of jurisdiction between the authorities on the Delaware; Indians at Tinnekonck request that brandy be not sold to their people; extraordinary high tide.

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April 14 1662 Extract from the minutes of the court at Altona

Extract from the minutes of the court at Altona, in the case of the sheriff against rev. Laers Carelsen; his recent marriage declared illegal.

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April 1662 Petition of rev. Laurentius Carolus for remission of a fine

Petition. rev. Laurentius Carolus for remission of a fine imposed on him, &c.

3 19 26
May 12 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; Peter Alrichs obtains a monopoly of the trade from Boomtie's hook to Cape Hinlopen; rev. Laer's case; grist mill at Turtle kill fall; the old Swedish mill; horse corn-mill at New Amstel.

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Petition of John Staelcop, Luyckas Pietersen and Hans Block for a grant of land adjoining the grist mill

Petition. John Staelcop, Luyckas Pietersen and Hans Block, proprietors of the grist mill at the falls of the Turtle kill, praying a grant of land adjoining thereto.

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May 26 1662 Letter from Andries Hudde to vice-director Beeckman

Letter. Andries Hudde to [vice-director Beeckman]; case of Thomas Broen, and how he was prevented settling at Mantaeshook below Fort Nassau (on the Delaware), by governor Printz, who purchased said hook; Swedish encroachments at the Schuylkill; beaver trade; lands purchased by traders from the Indians; their names; their case recommended.

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May 23 1649 Letter from Director Stuyvesant to Andries Hudde

Letter. Director Stuyvesant to [Andries Hudde]; is astonished at the Swedes purchasing the land around Fort Nassau on the South river, and at the Schuylkill; approves of the purchase of the land above the fort [see vol. 18, p. 9]; Thomas Broen and others permitted to purchase land above the fort from the natives; design of the Swedes to intercept the Indian trade to Fort Orange; approves proposition to purchase the country from Narraticon creek to Delaware bay (certified copy).

3 19 31
June 6 1662 Letter from Andries Hudde

Letter. Andries Hudde to ——, inquiring if he could not attach certain tobacco in Maryland belonging to Mr. D&'sHinoyossa.

3 19 32
June 7 1662 Return of Abraham van Nas to a summons

Return of Abraham van Nas to a summons which he served on Francis Cregier Cornelis Martensen, William Cornelissen Ryckevryer, Hendrick Kip and Fop Jansen Outhout, of New Amstel, who refused to appear and testify before vice-director Beeckman.

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June 8 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; complaints against Mr. D'Hinoyossa; communication of the above papers.

3 19 34
June 20 1662 Letter from Alexander D'Hinoyossa to vice-director Beeckman

Letter. Alexander D'Hinoyossa to vice-director Beeckman; requesting the arrest of certain soldiers.

3 19 35
June 20 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Hinoyossa

Letter. William Beeckman to director Hinoyossa in answer, complying with the above.

3 19 36
June 20 1662 Ante-mortem declaration of Harmen Hendricksen

Ante-mortem declaration of Harmen Hendricksen from Deventer, a soldier, as to the circumstances under which he had been shot by sheriff Van Sweringen, in New Amstel.

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June 21 1662 Declarations of soldiers respecting the shooting of Harmen Hendricksen

Declarations of sundry soldiers respecting the shooting of Harmen Hendricksen aforesaid.

3 19 38
June 21 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; complains of sheriff Van Sweringen; Fins removing to the city's colonie; their privileges; death of Harmen Hendricksen abovementioned.

3 19 39
June 22 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, with further information respecting the conduct of sheriff Van Sweringen.

3 19 40
June 22 1662 Declaration of Fop Jansen Outhout as to statement made by Gerrit de Groot

Declaration of Fop Jansen Outhout as to statement made by Gerrit de Groot, court messenger at New Amstel, of the harmless conduct of the soldiers when sheriff Sweringen killed one of them.

3 19 41
July 30 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, transmitting an answer of director D'Hinoyossa and council to the vice-director's protest against their encroachment on his jurisdiction.

3 19 42
July 29 1662 Answer of director D'Hinoyossa to the vice-director's protest

Answer of director D&'sHinoyossa, &c., aforesaid.

3 19 43
August 2 1662 Declarations of Hendrick Kip, the younger, Jacob de Commer, surgeon and others

Declarations of Hendrick Kip, the younger, Jacob de Commer, surgeon and others as to Gerrit de Groot&'s statement (supra, p. 41),

3 19 45
August 2 1662 Declaration of Hans Block and Gerrit Hendricksen Boogh

Declaration of Hans Block and Gerrit Hendricksen Boogh that sheriff Sweringen regretted much that he did not shoot the right man.

3 19 48
July 28 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; prosecuted at New Amstel; requires that the attorney-general be sent to defend him. [Erroneously dated 1663 and numbered page 81 in O&'sCallaghan&'s Calendar.]>

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July 31 1662 Return of Gerrit de Groot, court messenger, with director D'Hinoyossa's answer to a message sent by vice-director Beeckman>

Return of Gerrit de Groot, court messenger, to a message sent by vice-director Beeckman to director D'Hinoyossa, with the latter's answer,

3 19 50
July 29 1662 Examination of Thomas Forst and other soldiers

Examination of Thomas Forst, and other soldiers touching certain proceedings of sheriff Van Sweringen.

3 19 51
July 31 1662 Evidence respecting the conduct of vice-director Beeckman at Altona

Evidence of Abraham van Nas, Hendrick Kip, jr., Francis Cregier, William Cornelis Rickenvryer and Foppe Jansen Outhout, respecting the conduct of vice-director Beeckman at Altona.

3 19 52
August 3 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, vindicating himself from certain accusations of director Hinoyossa, and transmitting affidavits.

3 19 53
July 30 1662 Letter from J. de la Grange to director Stuyvesant

Letter. J. de la Grange, councillor, to director Stuyvesant; failure of his efforts to reconcile director Hinoyossa and vice-director Beeckman, with another letter from him on the same subject, dated New Amstel, 3d August.

3 19 54
August 3 1662 Letter from William Claiborne Jr. to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Claiborne, junior, to director Stuyvesant, requesting that two runaway servants be apprehended and sent back.

3 19 55
August 7 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; suspension of sheriff Van Sweringen; further particulars of his case.

3 19 56
June 21 1662 Notarial declaration of Caspar Luter and Hendrick Dyck respecting the killing of Harmen Hendricks by sheriff Van Sweringen

Notarial declaration of Caspar Luter and Hendrick Dyck, respecting the killing of Harmen Hendricks, by sheriff Van Sweringen.

3 19 57
September 8 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, informing him of a panic which prevails at the South river.

3 19 58
September 5 1662 Letter from John Willemsen to vice-director Beeckman

Letter. John Willemsen, councillor of New Amstel, to vice-director Beeckman, informing him that a Dutchman had been shot by some Sinnekus, and proposing to send an express to the director-general.

3 19 59
September 8 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, with the preceding letter, and stating some circumstances respecting the above murder.

3 19 60
September 14 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; further conjectures respecting those who committed the above murder.

3 19 61
September 19 1662 Declaration of vice-director Beeckman

Declaration of vice-director Beeckman, that the land called Printsdorp, had been 18 years in possession of governor Prints and his daughter, who still owns it, and that a tract of land between Maritgies hook and Upland Kill had been donated by queen Christina to the father-in-law of Elias Hullengreen.

3 19 62
September 20 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; the perpetrators of the late murder unknown; director Hinoyossa about to go to Holland; intermittent fever.

3 19 63
September 27 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant, informing him of the arrival of some Englishmen from Virginia in pursuit of William Brown and three other servants; (Brown had been sold to a Dutchman by some Indians who had taken him prisoner on the way).

3 19 64
October 24 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; death of Mathew Bengson, deputy sheriff; a man-servant of Peter Alrichs (one of the above runaways) hung, afterwards beheaded and his head set on a stake at New Amstel, for resisting those who had arrested him.

3 19 65
November 11 1662 Letter from J. Willems to vice-director Beeckman

Letter. J. Willems, councillor, to vice-director Beekman; departure of Hinoyossa and Van Sweringen for a conference with the governor of Maryland at the house of Augustyn Heerman (Bohemia, Md.).

3 19 66
November 24 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; return of D'Hinoyossa to New Amstel; lord Baltimore obtains a new patent, including the Delaware river; another murder by Indians,

3 19 67
November 27 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; death of councillor Willems at New Amstel.

3 19 68
December 23 1662 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; conference with some Minqua chiefs; black Minquas; projected war against the Sinnecus.

3 19 69
February 1 1663 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; further accusations against Hinoyossa; nothing known of his negotiations with gov. Calvert; small pox among the Indians.

3 19 71
March 29 1663 Letter from commissary Hendrick Huygen to vice-director Beeckman

Letter. Commissary Hendrick Huygen to "his cousin" vice-director Beeckman; state of affairs there and at Upland,

3 19 72
April 7 1663 Trial and sentence of banishment pronounced against Evert Hendricksen

Trial and sentence of banishment pronounced against Evert Hendricksen, a Fin, at Altona.

3 19 73
May 29 1663 Letter from Andries Hudde to director Stuyvesant

Letter. Andries Hudde, secretary, to director Stuyvesant; Sinnekes, 1600 strong, with wives and children marching on the Minquas, at the instigation of the English; fort Altona utterly defenseless.

3 19 74
June 6 1663 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; Minquas blockaded in their fort by the Sinnecus, 800 strong; battle; Sinnecus defeated; sheriff Van Sweringen reinstated; the burgomasters of Amsterdam in treaty for the whole of the country on the Delaware river; immigration; new Swedish clergyman.

3 19 75
June 23 1663 Letter from William Beeckman to secretary van Ruyven

Letter. William Beeckman to secretary van Ruyven; Sinnecus retired to their own country.

3 19 76
July 3 1663 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; massacre at Esopus; Minquas threaten to follow the Sinnecus; immigration; Mr. Beeckman applies for employment elsewhere.

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July 23 1663 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; defenseless condition of the fort; Andries Hudde about to move to Maryland; two Englishmen murdered there by Sinnecus, as it is supposed.

3 19 79
July 25 1663 Letter from William Beeckman to secretary van Ruyven

Letter. William Beeckman to secretary van Ruyven; state of affairs.

3 19 80
August 4 1663 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; arrival of settlers from Holland; director D'Hinoyossa about to proceed thither,

3 19 82
February 8 1663 Resolution of the W. I. Company ceding the Delaware river to the city of Amsterdam

Resolution of the Amsterdam chamber of the W. I. Company, consenting to the cession of the whole of the Delaware river to the city of Amsterdam.

3 19 83a
July 1663 Further concessions to the colony of the city of Amsterdam on the Delaware river

Further concessions to the colonie of the city of Amsterdam on the Delaware river.

3 19 83b
August 15 1663 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; visit of lord Baltimore (sic) and suite to New Amstel and Altona; renews treaty of peace with the Indians; settlement of the boundary proposed to him; he refers it to the old lord Baltimore.

3 19 84
September 1 1663 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; Esopus Indians visit the Minissincks at the head of the Delaware; Minquas carry presents to the Mohawks, who kill some of them; will join the Senecas against the Minquas.

3 19 85
September 9 1663 Oath of office taken by Gerrit Cock

Oath of office taken by Gerrit Cock, collector of customs at the city&'s colonie on the Delaware river,

3 19 86
September 13 1663 Letter from directors of the Amsterdam chamber of the W. I. Company to vice-director Beeckman

Letter. Directors of the Amsterdam Chamber of the W. I. Company to vice-director Beeckman, notifying him of the cession of the Delaware river to the city of Amsterdam (see supra, p. 83).

3 19 87
November 15 1663 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; rev. Abelius Zetskoorn, Lutheran minister at New Amstel; efforts to induce him to settle at Tinnecongh in the place of domine Laers; death of Andries Hudde.

3 19 88
December 5 1663 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; return of director D&'s Hinoyossa to New Amstel; immigrants; Delaware river ceded,

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December 6 1663 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; D'Hinoyossa will not allow him to occupy his present quarters; requests that other arrangements may be made; will move to Maryland if he be not continued in the public service,

3 19 90
December 28 1663 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; declines to remain at Altona under D'Hinoyossa; repeats his intention of moving to Maryland if the government require not his services,

3 19 91
January 12 1664 Letter from William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant

Letter. William Beeckman to director Stuyvesant; attendance of the Swedes and Fins who are informed of the vice-director's approaching departure; refuse to swear allegiance to the new director, &c., unless the privilege of trading with the Indians be continued; D'Hinoyossa instructed to prevail on Mr. Beeckman to remain at the Delaware; unsuccessful in his efforts,

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