The Duke's Province: A Study of New York Politics and Society, 1664-1691

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CHAPTER 1
1.
Stuyvesant to the West India Company, 24 September 1661 (N.S.), E. B. O'Cal laghan and Berthold Fernow, eds., Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York, 14:506, hereafter cited as N.Y. Col. Docs. Thomas Willett came to Plymouth Plantation from Leyden in 1629. Because of his knowledge of Dutch he soon began trading with New Netherland.
2.
Report of the Commissioners on Long Island, 15 January 1664 (N.S.), N.Y. Col. Docs., 2:400-401. Ensign Nyssen to Stuyvesant, 21 April 1664 (N.S.), ibid., 13:368.
3.
Charles Wilson, Profit and Power, pp. 1-77 and Keith Feiling, British Foreign Policy, pp. 28-138; D. W. Davies, A Primer of Dutch Seventeenth Century Overseas Trade, passim.
4.
Samuel Pepys, The Diary of Samuel Pepys, p. 31. A discussion of the state of English opinion can be found in Gerald B. Hertz, English Public Opinion After the Restoration, pp. 14-49. Feiling, British Foreign Policy, pp. 97-101.
5.
Wilson, Profit and Power, pp. 112-15. Another account can be found in the article on Holmes in Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee, eds., Dictionary of National Biography, 9:1088-91, hereafter cited as DNB.
6.
Richard S. Dunn, Puritans and Yankees, p. 152. See also Robert C. Black, The Younger John Winthrop, pp. 219-31, 279-82.
7.
For a favorably biased work on John Scott, see Lilian T. Mowrer, The Indomitable John Scott, passim. A record of his petition for a proprietary of his own can be found in Thomas Hutchinson, ed., Collection of Original Papers Relative to the History of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, 2:104-5. This petition was referred to the Council for Foreign Plantations but there is no record that it was ever considered. See also Black, The Younger Winthrop, pp. 236-43.
8.
See the essay on Maverick in Allen Johnson, ed., Dictionary of American Biography, 6:432-33, hereafter cited as DAB, and also Bernard Bailyn, The New England Merchants in the Seventeenth Century, pp. 114-16.
9.
Great Britain, Public Record Office, Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series, America and West Indies, 1547-1736, 5, no. 3; hereafter cited as CSPC.
10.
N.Y. Col. Docs., 3:39-41. Other documents with similar opinions can be found in the New York Historical Society, Collections ( 1869), pp. 22-28, hereafter cited as NYHS, Collections, and Egerton MS, 2395, fols. 397-411, British Museum.
11.
NYHS, Collections ( 1869), pp. 1-14, 19-22. Charles M. Andrews, The Colonial Period of American History, 3:54 asserts that Maverick wrote all of his letters to Clarendon in this period while living in New Amsterdam. The evidence in the letters leaves no doubt, however, that Maverick was in London, as he frequently refers to visits with Clarendon and also to his willingness to call on him at any time.
12.
The committee consisted of Edmund Waller, a Mr. Denham, and two of the most important men on the Council for Foreign Plantations, Thomas Povey and Martin Noell. The actions of the committee can be traced in CSPC, 5, nos. 54, 56, 64. The letter to the colonies can be found in ibid., 5, no. 66. The report on the council is in ibid., no. 88.
13.
NYHS, Collections ( 1869), pp. 35-37. Lord Windsor arrived in Barbados July 1662, CSPC, 5, no. 365.
14.
CSPC, 5, no. 370.
15.
This special committee was formed to consider the king's title to New Nether-

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The Duke's Province: A Study of New York Politics and Society, 1664-1691
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Tables ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 3
  • Part I - The English Arrive 7
  • 1 - The Invasion of New Netherland 9
  • 2 - The Structure of Government 25
  • 3 - The Emergence of Political Issues, 1664-1673 47
  • Part II - The Divisions Appear 83
  • 4 - Once Again Dutch, Once Again English 85
  • 5 - Trade and Politics: the Recall of Edmund Andros 108
  • 6 - The Consequences of Social Change 127
  • Part III - Change and Crisis 153
  • 7 - The Experiment with Representative Government 155
  • 8 - The Reassertion of Central Authority: the Dongan Administration 180
  • 9 - Leisler's Rebellion 198
  • Part IV - Conclusion 233
  • 10 - A Time of Troubles 235
  • Abbreviations 243
  • Notes 245
  • Bibliography 285
  • Index 301
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