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Resolution of the States General
to settle Families in New Netherland

Resolution of the States of Holland and Westfriesland on a proposed plan of Emigration
The 21 April, 1622

The Directors of the West India Company report that they have examined the paper relative to the Families to be conveyed to the West Indies, and are of opinion, that it is very advantageous for the Company, and therefore that an effort ought to be made to promote it, with a promise that they should be employed; and to postpone it until the Directors should be formed, if the Assembly thought proper that this promise should be made to them; which, being considered by the Lords, gentlemen and cities, it is unanimously resolved and concluded, that the said promise shall be given with the knowledge of the Magistracy, and to proceed with it accordingly.







Documents Relative to the Colonial History of New York, E. B. O'Callaghan, 1858, Holland Documents, I pg 28.







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