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RELATIVE TO THE

AL HISTORY

OF THE

OF NEW-YORK;

PROCURED IN

HOLLAND, ENGLAND AND FRANCE,

BY

JOHN ROMEYN BBODHEAD, ESQ.,

AGENT,

UNDER AND BY VIET0E OF AN ACT OF THE LEGISLATURE, ENTITLED « AN ACT TO APPOINT AN AGENT TO
PROCURE AND TRANSCRIBED DOCUMENTS IN EUROPE RELATIVE TO THE COLONIAL HISTORY
OF THE STATE," PASSED MAY «, 1889.

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PUBLISHED UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF AN ACT OF THE LEGISLATURE, ENTITLED "am ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PUBLISHING OF
CERTAIN DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE STATE," PASSED MARCH 30, 1849, AND AN ACT ENTI-
TLED "AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF TITLE STATE, AND THE PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION

THEREOF," PASSED APRIL 12, 1856.

EDITED BY

E. B. O'CALLAGHAN, M. D., LL. D.

VOL. II.

COLONI

STATE

ALBANY:

WEED, PARSONS AND COMPANY, PRINTERS.

1858.

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Volumes M., W., V., VI., VII. and IX. of this work were published under the direction of the Governor, 8ecretary Of State and Comptroller of the State of New-York; and the publication has been completed under the authority of the Regents Of The University, in virtue of the Act of the Legislature to that effect, passed April 12, 1856.

The Documents in Dutch and French were translated by E. B. O'callaghan, M. D., LL. D., who was employed for that purpose, and to superintend the publication generally.

TRANSCRIPTS OF DOCUMENTS

ROYAL ARCHIVES AT THE HAGUE; IN THE STAD-HUYS OF THE CITY OF AMSTERDAM, AND IN TH» OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE, ALBANY, NEW-YORK.

HOLLAND DOCUMENTS: VIII-XVI.

1657-1678.

CONTENTS.

1657. Pag«.
January 3. Memorial of Don Estevan de Gamarra y Contreras, the Spanish Ambassador, to the States-General

respecting the case of the Pilot, Jan Gallardo, Ac. 1

January 4. Resolution of the States-General referring the foregoing memorial to a committee, Ac. I

January 15. Resolution authorizing a subsidy of 10,000 guilders for New Netherland, S

January 25. Resolution of the States-General upon the report of the aborenamed committee, No., 8

January 25. Letter of the States-General to Director Stuyvesant, thereupon, t

March 9. Resolution of the Common Council of Amsterdam that a Clergyman and 800 colonists be sent to its

Colonie in New Netherland, and 36,000 guilders advanced 4

April 12. Letter of the Common Council of Amsterdam to Director Stuyvesant on the matter of Gallardo, 4

April 13. Letter of Vice-Director Alriehs to the Commissioners of the city's Colonie on the Delaware river,.... 4

May 7. Letter of Vice-Director Alriehs to the Burgomasters of Amsterdam, 8

May 8. Letter of Vice-Director Alriehs to the Commissioners of the city's Colonie, 10

May 8. Bond for Nine Thousand guilders borrowed for the Colonies on the Delaware river, 12

May 25. Letter of Vice Director Alriehs to the Commissioners of the city's Colonie on the Delaware river, 13

July 4. Resolution authorizing a further subsidy of 6,000 guilders for that Colonie 17

August 10. Letter of Evert Petersen, Schoolmaster at New Amstel, to the Commissioners of the Colonie on the

Delaware river, 17

August 13. Letter of Vice-Director Alriehs to the Commissioners of the Colonie on the Delaware, 18

September 7. Resolution of the Common Council of Amsterdam appointing a committee to inquire into the affairs of

the Colonie on the Delaware, SI

October 13. Resolution of the Common Council of Amsterdam to advance 16,000 guilders for that Colonie, 22

1658.

April 11. Resolution for two further subsidy of 20,000 guilders for that Colonie 22

Papers relating to the case of Jan Gaillardo and his Negro Slaves:

April 25. Letter of the Amsterdam Chamber of the West India Company to the States-General, 23

1657.

October 20. Letter of Director Stuyvesant and the Council of New Netherland to the States-General in reply to

theirs of January 25th, 1657, 28

. 1656.

September 6. Petition of Jan Gaillardo to the Director and Council of New Netherland 26

April 10. Declaration of Jan Gaillardo before a Notary, 26

September 6. Extract from the register of the Director and Council of New Netherland, 27

November 1. Declaration of Adriaen Janssen before Secretary Van Ruyven 28

Answer of Juan Gaillardo to the resolution of the Director and Council of New Netherland, 29

October 31. Extracts from various papers respecting the Negroes, Ac, claimed by Gaillardo, Ac. 82

1657.

August 24. Extract from the register of the Director and Council of New Netherland 83

August 29. Reply of Jan Gaillardo, Ac, at New Amsterdam 34

September 4. Extract from the register of the Director, Ac, of New Netherland, thereupon 35

September 15. Rejoinder of Jan Gaillardo, No. 37

Letter of Secretary Van Ruyven to the committee upon Gaillardo's case, Ao . 40

September 4. Examination of Nicholas Bernard before a committee in the City Hall of New Amsterdam, 41

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