Building on Council Minutes, 1655-1656, this volume provides a translation of the proceedings of New Netherland's council meetings from 1656 to 1658.
The latest contribution to the New Netherland Documents series, this volume provides a translation from the Dutch of the proceedings of New Netherland’s council meetings from 1656 to 1658. Included among the minutes is the 1657 Flushing Remonstrance, a protest for religious tolerance, which will be placed in its historical context for the first time. In addition, this volume contains a glossary of terms, a key to abbreviations, a detailed introduction, and an appendix containing information about weights and measures. An invaluable resource for scholars interested in early American history, this series presents the world’s largest collection of original documentation of the Dutch West India Company and its New World colonies.
Charles T. Gehring is director of the New Netherland Project.