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Shares of the Patroons
February 1, 1630

Participants in the said colonies and shares of each:

Each director shall consult the other participants and ask their advise in regard to all matters under the sum of 2,000 guilders for each respective 1/5 share, but above the aforesaid 2,000 guilders and up to 4,000 guilders for each respective 1/5 share everything must be decided by majority of votes, and above that amount by unanimous vote.


East Side South River
On the east side of the bay of the South River. Hereof Mr. Coenradus is to have the management in his name.
Mr. Coenradus.............. 2/5
Samuel Godyn.............. 1/5
Samuel Blommaert........ 1/5
K. V. Rensselaer........... 1/5
....................Total........ 5/5
This colony was abandoned and not established.





West Side South River
On the west side of the bay of the South River. Hereof Mr. Godijn is to have the management in his name.
Samuel Godijn...............2/5
Mr. Coenradus...............1/5
Blommaert.....................1/5
Rensselaer.....................1/5
.....................Total........5/5
This colony, to which later other participants were added, was begun and finally sold to the West India Company.





Fresh River
On the Fresh River. Hereof Mr. Blommaert is to have the management in his name.
Samuel Blommaert.........2/5
Mr. Coenradus...............1/5
Godijn ..........................1/5
Rensselaer.....................1/5
.....................Total........5/5
This colony was not established but abandoned.





Fort Orange
About Fort Orange. Hereof Rensselaer is to have the management in his name.
K. V. Rensselaer............2/5
Mr. Coenradus...............1/5
Godijn ..........................1/5
Blommaert.....................1/5
.....................Total........5/5
This colony was established by K. V. Rensselaer, as patroon, who later bought another 1/10 share from the heirs of Godijn and has now 5/10 shares, the just 1/2, besides the rights of the patroonship for himself and his heirs. Rensselaer later bought the remaining 1/10 share of Godijn, deceased, from Jacob and Hendric Trip, so that Rensselaer owns 6/10 shares.


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Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss, Translated by A. J. Van Laer, (c)1908, p 164.







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