Correspondence, 1654–1658New Netherland Institute
Translated and edited by Charles T. Gehring.
This volume of the Dutch Colonial Manuscripts contains the correspondence of Petrus Stuyvesant, director general of New Netherland, from 1654-1658. By the end of 1653 Stuyvesant had resolved the long-festering dispute with Rensselaerswijck by establishing the jurisdiction of Fort Orange/Beverwijck; stabilized the border with New England at the treaty of Hartford; and outmaneuvered the Swedes on the Delaware by erecting Fort Casimir. However, the New Year began with ominous clouds on the horizon.