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Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts

  • Introduction to the Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts
    - by A. J. Van Laer, Archivist. ©1908

  • Registrations of the Patroons and their colonies, 1629-1632
    Extracts from the register of resolutions of the West India Company,
    Chamber of Amsterdam.

  • Shares of the Patroons February 1, 1630
    Participants in the said colonies and shares of each

  • Kiliaen van Rensselaer to Johannes de Laet June 27, 1632
    Voyage of May 24, 1632; The naming of places and farms;
    Goods to sustain the people; Future plans for the Colony.

  • Oath of the Shepens July 1, 1632
    Power of attorney to Rutger Hendricksz van Soest to administer the oath of Schepens

  • List of Men on the Farms July 20, 1632

  • The Colony of Rensselaerswyck 1630-1634
    Memoramdum to the Chamber of Amsterdam from Kilean Van Rensselaer
    July 20, 1634















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