Letter from Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam

Letter. Stuyvesant to the directors at Amsterdam; Staten Island; claims of Cornelis Melyn; baron Van der Capelle; Van Ruyven and Krigier's mission to the Delaware; death of rev. Mr. Welius and vice-director Alrichs; Balthazar and Nicholas Bayard; Varleth; rev. Blom; block house at Oyster bay; encroaching spirit of the English; fort Casimir now fort New Amstel; Fort Orange; Beeckman; auctioneer's fees; rev. Polhemius; his salary in arrears; currency; trade with Virginia and New England; proposed English settlement near the North river; emigrants; Esopus war; character of the clergy of New Amsterdam; condition of the colonie on the Delaware; murders of some Indians there; murderers discharged by lieutenant D'Hinoyossa, president there; mission to Virginia, and its result; superiority of New England.
April 23 1660
New York State Archives. New Netherland. Council. Dutch colonial administrative correspondence, 1646-1664. Series A1810. Volume 13.
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