Remonstration of the Administrators of the Dutch West India Company to their Lords the State General about Several Examples of Tyranny and Violence by the English in New Netherland


In the 1660s, colonists from the English colonies of Connecticut and Massachusetts to the east and northeast and Maryland and Virginia to the south and southwest increasingly infringed on the Dutch colony of New Netherland, which was located in parts of present-day New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut. This remonstrance, or complaint, published in Schiedam in 1663, was an appeal by the directors of the West India Company to the States-General, the ruling body of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, for increased protection against the incursions of the English. The complaint was drafted and signed by Michiel ten Hove (1640–89), a lawyer for the West India Company. In August 1664, the English sent a flotilla of four men-of-war to New Amsterdam (present-day New York) to wrest control of the colony from the Dutch.

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Pieter Sanders, Schiedam


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Remonstrantie, Vande Bewinthebberen der Nederlantsche West-Indische Compagnie, aende d'Heeren Staten Generael over verscheyde specien van Tyrannye, ende gewelt, door de Engelsche in Nieuw-Nederlant

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Pamphlet, printed paper, 23 x 35 centimeters


Last updated: September 18, 2015