The Dutch And Quaker Colonies In America Volume 1 by John Fiske

The Dutch And Quaker Colonies In America Volume 1

byJohn Fiske

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...governments, in which the old arguments were once more beaten threadbare. De Vries enjoys a high reputation for veracity, and his picture of the plethoric governor taking deep draughts of Dutch courage on the Bowling Green is surely quite comical. But when we remember that the English and Dutch governments were anxious to avoid a quarrel, the situ-The true ex. ation loses much of its absurdity. Per-PMUltion-haps if De Vries had been the responsible magistrate, instead of a mere friendly adviser, he would have been less ready to fire upon the unwelcome vessel. And after all, when it came to deeds, the action of doubting Walter, though tardy, was quite to the point. However it might fare with the law and logic of such cases, one fact was growing painfully evident. The English were coming over to America much faster than the Dutch. On Chesapeake Bay it was understood that Lord Baltimore's long projected colony was just coming upon the scene. Preparations were accordingly made for renovating Fort Nassau, and Arendt Corssen, crossing the Delaware River, bought of the Indians A Dutch a tract of land on the Schuylkill, where Sftta"1"" a fort was afterwards erected, called DeUware-Secers reede, or " Beaver Road Fort." Thus we see the Dutch leaving a landmark upon Pennsylvania, as well as upon Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. In 1633 the last-named quarter was the one which excited most interest. The outlook in the Portentous direction of Massachusetts Bay was truly portentous. For some time after the com-ing Qf peter Minuit, the little colonies at Manhattan and at Plymouth had kept about evenly balanced, each with about 300 inhabitants; but now within five years Winthrop's new colony had grown from nothing to 4000 souls, and was already...

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Title:The Dutch And Quaker Colonies In America Volume 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217582826

ISBN - 13:9780217582827

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