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THE STORY OF

NEW NETHERLAND.


THE DUTCH IN AMERICA


BY
WILLIAM ELLIOT GRIFFIS

MEMBER OF THE NETHERLANDISH SOCIETIES OF LEYDEN

MIDDLEBURG AND LEEUWARDEN


 


BOSTON AND NEW YORK

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

The Riverside Press Cambridge

1909


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"No proud discovery in ancient lore

Can match that wondrous waif Vespucci found,

A world - new world - at ocean's farthest bound."

Domine Selyns to Cotton Mather


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IN RADIANT MEMORY OF

"DEAR OLD DORP"

WHERE THE CHILDREN OF HOLLANDER, PILGRIM AND PURITAN

IN MINGLED STRAIN OF BLOOD AND COMMON HERITAGE

OF ANCESTRAL MEMORIES MADE GOOD AMERICANS

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