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Documents relating to New Netherland 1624-1626
In the Henry E. Huntington Library


Document A: Provisional Regulations for the Colonists adopted
by the Assembly of the Nineteen of the West India Company,
March 28, 1624........................................1

Document B: Letter from Jan van Ryen to the Directors of the Zeeland
Chamber of the West India Company, Fort Nasssau, Wiapoco,
April 25, 1625 (1627?).............................21

Document C: Instructions for Willem Verhulst, Director of New Netherland
{January 1625).........................................35

Document D: Further Instructions for Director Willem Verhulst and the
Council of New Netherland,
April 22, 1625...........................................81

Document E: Special Instructions for the Engineer and Surveyor Cryn Fredericksz
and for the Director and Council regarding the building of the fort and houses,
April 22, 1625.........................................131

Document F: Letter from Isaack de Rasiere to the Directors of the Amsterdam
Chamber of the West India Company, Fort Amsterdam on Manhattan Island,
September 23, 1626................................171

Explanatory and Biographical Notes...................255
[Appear at the end of each Document]






Translated and Edited by A.J.F. Van Laer, (c) 1924







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