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Title [Population of Long Island in 1647]
Collection Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Photographer Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943
Image ID v1974.022.14.012
Date 1909
Description 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"
Place Names Long Island (N.Y.)
Gravesend (New York, N.Y.)
Hempstead (N.Y.)
Subject Headings Plantations
Population surveys
Farms
Government
Personal and Corporate Names Stuyvesant, Peter
Copyright Public Domain