The Old South Leaflets; Annual Series

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byEdwin Doak Mead

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...memory could possess.... His relation of the disgraceful and disastrous Indian war 1643, in which he was an actor and a friend of the Indians, is the only authentic one extant of any completeness, except that of the government, and is therefore of great interest and value." The passage printed in the present leaflet, taken from De Vries's account of his third visit to New Netherland, is interesting, not only for its glimpses of New Amsterdam, but also of the Dutch and Indian life on the Hudson as far as Albany, and of the English settlement at the mouth of the Connecticut,--the "Fresh River." This description of New Netherland--the portion here printed--relates to the years 1639-42. Adrian van der Donck's description, a portion of which is published in Old South Leaflet, No. 69, relates to the years immediately following. It was published at Amsterdam the very year (1655) that De Vries's book was published at Alckmaer. See the original account by Juet of the discovery of the Hudson River in 1609, in Old South Leaflet, No. 94. See the bibliography by Berthold Fernow appended to his chapter on New Netherland, in the "Narrative and Critical History of America," vol. iv. Holland merchants; sent a second expedition to the Hudson River, which they called the Mauritius after Prince Maurice, in 1610, the year after Hudson's discovery. In 1612 three merchants of Amsterdam sent two vessels under the command of Hendrick Christiaen-sen and Adriaen Block; and the next year other vessels came, and a few huts were built near the southern point of Manhattan Island. This was the beginning of the city of New York. At the same time Christiacnsen built a fort on the west bank of the Hudson, a little below the site of Albany, and called it Fort Nassau. In...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...memory could possess.... His relation of the disgraceful and disastrous Indian war 1643, in which he was an act...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217361757

ISBN - 13:9780217361750

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