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Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680   By: (1639-)

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Original Narratives of Early American History

JOURNAL OF JASPER DANCKAERTS

1679 1680

Edited by

BARTLETT BURLEIGH JAMES, B.D., PH.D.

of the Maryland Historical Society

and

J. FRANKLIN JAMESON, PH.D., LL.D.

Director of the Department of Historical Research in the Carnegie Institutions of Washington

With a Facsimile and Two Maps

Charles Scribner's Sons New York

Copyright, 1913, by Charles Scribner's Sons

[Illustration: NEW YORK FROM BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, 1679

From the original drawing by Jasper Danckaerts in the possession of the Long Island Historical Society]

CONTENTS

JOURNAL OF JASPER DANCKAERTS

EDITED BY BARTLETT BURLEIGH JAMES AND J. FRANKLIN JAMESON

PAGE

NOTE A ix

INTRODUCTION xiii

NOTE B xxv

VOYAGE TO NEW NETHERLAND 3 Preparations for the Voyage 3 Delays in Starting 5 On the Way to Texel; a Narrow Escape 8 On Board the Charles 10 They set Sail and run Aground 13 Description of Texel 15 Progress of the Voyage 18 At Falmouth; the Diarist at Church 25 A Visit to Pendennis Castle 28 The Market at Penryn 30 Again on Board; a Word about the Cat 32 Land is Seen; Sandy Hook 33 Indians come Aboard; Arrival at New York 35 Observations upon the Sea and the Voyage 37 Comments upon the Passengers and Crew 39

TRAVELS IN NEW NETHERLAND 43 In New York; Ministers of New Netherland 43 Fort Amsterdam is described 45 The First Male born of Europeans in New Netherland 47 A Visit to Long Island; through Brooklyn 50 At Gowanus; the Najack Indians 53 With Jacques Cortelyou at New Utrecht 57 Danckaerts makes a Sketch 58 A Visit with Jan Theunissen at Flatlands 60 Through Flatbush, Brooklyn, and Back in New York 62 Manhattan Island Explored; Broadway; the Bowery; New Harlem 64 The Labadists make some Calls; Danckaerts acts the Barber 67 On Staten Island 69 At Oude Dorp and Nieuwe Dorp 72 Some Plantations on the Island 74 A Visit from Jasper, the Indian 76 The Travellers meet Ephraim Herrman 80 In Communipaw and Bergen 82 Further Experiences 86 Preparations for the Journey Southward; the Duke's Laws 89

JOURNEY TO THE SOUTHWARD 93 The Stop at Woodbridge 93 At Piscataway; the Falls of the Delaware 94 Matinnaconk Island and Burlington 97 Tacony; Tinicum Island described 100 The Suit of Madame de la Grange against Madame Papegoia 101 A Visit from Some Quakers 104 The Episode of Anna Salters 105 The Journey Continued 107 At Fort Christina; the Stay in Newcastle 109 Indented Servants 111 St... Continue reading book >>




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