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Stuyvesant, Peter (1592-1672) [Translation of West India Company deed for Teunis Cornelisse]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02542.01.01 Author/Creator: Stuyvesant, Peter (1592-1672) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 9 October 1770 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 33 x 23.5 cm.

Translation of GLC02542.01, a 1652 Dutch deed conveying land to Cornelisse. Translated by J. Roorbach, who dated and signed it at the bottom of the page.

Stuyvesant was a Dutch colonial administrator and the last Dutch governor (1646–1664) of New Netherland.
Van Tienhoven arrived in New Amsterdam in 1633 as a West India Company accountant. In 1651 he was promoted to receiver general of the Company's revenues and domains and in the following year Stuyvesant made him Schout-Fiscaal (sheriff and attorney general) of New Amsterdam.

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