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Dutch Delaware River settlement administrative records, New York (Colony). Council.

Identifier: A1878
Alternate Identifier: AMS ID Number: 5819
Repository: New York State Archives
Description: 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 prior to Petrus Stuyvesant's arrival in New Netherland; 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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