Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664 (Volume 8) John Franklin Jameson

ISBN: 9780217516303

Published: January 10th 2012

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270 pages


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Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664 (Volume 8)  by  John Franklin Jameson

Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664 (Volume 8) by John Franklin Jameson
January 10th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 270 pages | ISBN: 9780217516303 | 3.22 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... treatment which, Illustrious, High and Mighty,MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index.

Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... treatment which, Illustrious, High and Mighty, your servants of the Superior Government have been obliged to listen to and patiently to bear, during the approach of the frigates, whenever they sought to encourage the burghers and inhabitants to their duty, as could be verified by credible witnesses.

This further difficulty was made by the burghers that they were not certain of their lives and properties on account of the threats of plundering heard from some of the soldiers, who had their minds fixed more on plunder than on defence- giving utterance, among other things, to the following: We now hope to find an opportunity to pepper the devilish Chinese, who have made us smart so much- we know well where booty is to be got and where the young ladies reside who wear chains of gold.

In verification whereof, it was alleged and proved, -that a troop of soldiers had collected in front of one Nicolaus Meyers house in order to plunder it, which was prevented by the burghers. In addition to the preceding, many verbal warnings came from divers country people on Long Island, who daily noticed the growing and increasing strength of the English, and gathered from their talk that their business was not only with New Netherland but with the booty and plunder, and for these were they called out and enrolled.

Which was afterwards confirmed not only by the dissolute English soldiery, but even by the most steady officers and by a striking example exhibited to the colonists of New Amstel on the South River,1 who, notwithstanding they had offered no resistance, but requested good terms, could not obtain them, but were invaded, stripped, utterly plundered and many of them sold as slaves to Virginia. To prevent these and many other misfortunes, calamities and mischiefs overtaking evid...



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