LETTER from Matthias Beck, vice-director of Curaçao to Petrus Stuyvesant and the council of New Netherland

Curaçao. Letter. Vice-director Beck to Stuyvesant, in answer to his of the 29th July ; designs of the English ; offers of negotiation by the States-General rejected by the English ; preparations for war ; battle between the combined fleets of Austria and France against the Turks ; defeat of the latter ; capture of Cape De Verd ; arrival of 3 or 4 ships from New England at Curaçao ; news from Guadaloupe that Stuyvesant had sunk an English frigate at the Manhattans, and that many on board had perished ; cultivation of the sugar cane ; Balthasar Stuyvesant promised a good tract of land ; William Beck ; negro children whom Mrs. Stuyvesant had had baptized, sent to Curaçao and then sold through mistake to Spaniards from Carthagena ; Peter van Ruyven, brother of Cornelis van Ruyven, clerk at Curaçao.  (13 pages)
Identifier
NYSA_A1883-78_V17_096
Date
November 15 1664
Contributor
Beck, Matthias
Source
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Curaçao records, 1640-1665. Series A1883-78. Volume 17, document 96, page 1, side 1.
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