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Curacao Papers, 1640–1665

The Curaçao records document the West India Company’s activities in the Caribbean during the seventeenth century, supply information about the administration of affairs on Curaçao, and depict the commercial relationship between the islands and New Netherland.

Instructions from the Amsterdam Chamber of the West India Company, to the Hon’ble J. Petersen Tolck, director on the island of Curaçao, and his council, together with the secret instructions by which they are to regulate themselves. [1640]

Records of the first period include instructions from the West India Company to Stuyvesant and his council detailing how Curaçao should be regulated and resolutions representing the administrative decisions of Stuyvesant and his council from January 5, 1643 to November 9, 1644.

For more on the arrangement and publication of the Dutch Colonial Manuscripts, see the compilation of the introductions to the New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch / New Netherland Documents Series.

For details, continue reading on the website page of the New Netherland Institute

Picture from the New York State Archives

on 07.04.2018 at 6:54
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