Letter from the directors in Amsterdam to Petrus Stuyvesant

Amsterdam. Letter. Directors at Amsterdam to director Stuyvesant ; ship Princess lost, with 81 souls, including ex-director Kieft, rev. Mr. Bogardus, and fiscal Van der Hoyckens ; lenient policy towards the Indians recommended ; New Netherland under the chamber at Amsterdam exclusively ; New Netherland vessels to trade to Brazil and Angola, and return with negroes ; disorders in the church ; rev. Mr. Backer ; rev. Mr. Megapolensis ; Forrester, governor of Long island, sent to Holland ; Cornelis Melyn, Jochem Pietersen (Kuyter) and others, complain to the States-General ; Jan van Hardenburgh ; Van Twiller. [1648]
Date Original
April 7 1648
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial administrative correspondence, 1646-1664. Series A1810-78. Volume 11, document 12, page 1, side 1.
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