Letter from the directors in Amsterdam to Petrus Stuyvesant

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[1] Honorable, Valiant, Pious, Dear, Faithful ]

Our general letter to your honor had been written and closed, when upon their request, ] we granted to Srs. Gerard Smith, ] Nicholaes and Joost van Beeck that their deputies in New Netherland be allowed to choose as much suitable land as they may be capable to cultivate with the people whom they are transporting over there. We have granted them one ] or two good lots on the Manhattans and have deemed it fit to advise your honor hereof, recommending and desiring your honor to assist the abovenamed persons or their deputies in everything as much as possible, all subject to the orders and exemptions made by the Company or still to be made. Herewith concluding,

Amsterdam the 18th of April 1652.

Honorable, Valiant, Pious, Beloved Faithful, we commend your honor to God's protection and remain, Your honors good friends

David van Baerle
J. Rijckaerts


To Petrus Stuyvesant director of New Netherland


Missing material supplied from NYCD, 14:178-79.


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