|Title||[Population of Long Island in 1647]|
|Collection||Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks|
|Photographer||Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943|
Population of Long Island 1647
Governor Stuyvesant to the States General. Document 11.
I need not intrude on your illustrious High Mightinesses with a long narrative as to the low condition in which I found New Netherland on my arrival in the Flatlands so stripped of inhabitants that with the exception of the English villages at Hempstead, New Hedshing [?] and Gravesend, 50 Boweries and Plantations could not be enumerated, there could not be made out in the whole province 250, or at farthest 300 men, capable of bearing arms.
[handwritten on page]
Scrapbook page from "Views of Nassau County"
Long Island (N.Y.)
Gravesend (New York, N.Y.)
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