Petrus Stuyvesant

Petrus Stuyvesant (HMRKM)

Location: New York, NY 10003 New York County
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N 40° 43.807', W 73° 59.213'

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Director General of Niev Nederland
of Curacao and the Dutch West Indies

This bust was given to the people of New York
in trust of
Saint Mark's-in-the-Bowerie
in 1915 by
Wilhelmina Queen of the Netherlands
From the Commissie Boek of the States General

The States General of the United Netherlands to all those to whom these presents shall come or who shall hear them read, health. Be it known whereas we have deemed it advisable for the advancement of the affairs of the General Incorporated West India Company not only to maintain the trade and population on the coast of New Netherland and the places situate thereabout,also the islands Curacao, Buenaire, Aruba, and their dependencies, which have hitherto been encouraged thither from this country, but also to make new treaties and alliances with foreign princes and to inflict as much injury as possible on the enemy in his forts and strongholds as well by sea as by land for which purpose it becomes necessary to appoint a person director we therefore, confiding in the probity and experience ofPetrus Stuyvesant formerly entrusted with our affairs in, and the government of, the aforesaid island of Curacao and the places thereon defending, we being well pleasedwith his services there, have commissioned and appointed, by these presents do commission and appoint the said Petrus Stuyvesant director in the aforesaid countriesof New Netherland, and the places thereunto adjoining, together with the afore-mentioned islands of Curacao, Buenaire, Aruba, and their dependencies, to administer with the council as well now as hereafter appointed with him the said office of director both on water and on land and in said quality to attend carefully to the advancement,promotion, and preservation of friendship alliances, trade and commerce; to direct all matters appertaining to traffic and war, and to maintain, in all things there, good orderfor the service of the United Netherlands and the General West India Company to establish regularity for the safeguard of the places and forts wherein, to administer law and justice as well, civil and criminal, and moreover to perform all that concerns his office and duties in accordance with the charter and the general and particular instructions herewith given, and to be hereafter given him, as a good andfaithful director is bound and obliged by his oath in our hands to do which done we therefore order and command all other officers, common soldiers, together with theinhabitants and natives residing in the aforesaid places as subjects and all whom it may concern, to acknowledge and obey the said Petrus Stuyvesant as our directorin the countries and places of New Netherland and in the islands of Curacao, Buenaire, Aruba and their dependencies, and to afford all help, countenance and assistance in the performance of these things as we have found the same to be for the advantage of the Company done in our assembly at the Hague, on the XXVIII July 1646.
Year Placed1915
Placed ByWilhelmina Queen of the Netherlands
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 9:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585551 N 4509291
Decimal Degrees40.73011667, -73.98688333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.807', W 73° 59.213'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 48.42" N, 73° 59' 12.78" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 917, 347, 718
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 165 2nd Ave, New York NY 10003, US
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