Curacao. Letter. Vice-director Beck to the directors at Amsterdam ; efforts to open a trade with Caraccas ; slave trade ; prosperous state of the island when under the Spaniards ; state of the fisheries ; manufacture of salt ; crops in Curaçao impossible without rain ; price of negroes ; reported gold or silver mine ; cultivation of cotton ; a cotton mill.
June 11 1657
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Curaçao records, 1640-1665. Series A1883-78. Volume 17, document 27, page 1, side 1.
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