Letter from the directors at Amsterdam to Director General Stuyvesant

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[      ] advised [      ] Michiel that your honor [      ] were to expect [      ] the Hoff van Cleeff and the [      ] our long [      ] in reply to your previous [      ] with the ships that had been sent to us from there, which we thought also by now would have been carried out. However, if these ships have not yet arrived and for which we are also still waiting some [      ] in the Hague, then this only serves as a cover for the accompanying bill of lading of the ship Kaijser Carel. Herewith, commending your distinguished pious and devoted honor to the protection of the Almighty, you good friends,

2 March 1651

A. Pater
J. Specx

ADDRESSED: ] To the Director Stuyvesant in New Netherland.


  • This fragment of a letter appears to have been originally a cover to the preceding account concerning the sale of dyewood on Bonaire.


A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.