Amsterdam. Letter. Directors to Stuyvesant ; negotiations with the burgomasters of Amsterdam to colonize New Netherland ; Van Tienhoven and Van Dyck the cause of the late Indian massacre ; Van Dyck to be punished ; settlers to dwell in villages ; delegation to New England ; tenths ; Renselaerswyck ; revenue ; fort New Amsterdam to be encircled with a stone wall ; Sinnequen Indians ; a jesuit and some Frenchmen in the Sinneques country ; Mr. De Decker ; bells for the churches of Beverwyck, Midwout and Hempstead ; fort Casimir called New Amstel ; Jacob Alrichs, director of the city's colonie on the Delaware ; fort Christina called Altona, and New Gottenburgh called Kattenburgh ; Waldenses going to New Netherland ; the country between the Delaware and the Hudson rivers to be purchased ; Jacques Cortelyou to survey lots at the Delaware ; disease among horses. 
December 19 1656
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. Dutch colonial administrative correspondence, 1646-1664. Series A1810-78. Volume 12, document 45, page 1, side 1.
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