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Petrus Stuyvesant

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

 
 
Petrus Stuyvesant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
1. Petrus Stuyvesant Marker
Inscription.
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
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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 of Petrus Stuyvesant formerly entrusted with our affairs in, and the government of, the aforesaid island of Curacao and the places thereon defending, we being well pleased with his services there, have commissioned and appointed, by these presents do commission and appoint the said Petrus Stuyvesant director in the aforesaid
Petrus Stuyvesant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
2. Petrus Stuyvesant Marker
countries of 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 order for 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 and faithful 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 the inhabitants 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 director in the countries and places of New Netherland and in the islands of Curacao, Buenaire, Aruba and their dependencies, and to afford
Marker at St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
3. Marker at St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery
The bust of Petrus Stuyvesant can be seen here in the churchyard of St Mark's Church.
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.

 
Erected 1915 by Wilhelmina Queen of the Netherlands.
 
Location. 40° 43.807′ N, 73° 59.213′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of E 10th Street and 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling east on E 10th Street. Click for map. Marker is in the east churchyard at St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 E 10th Street, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Petrus Stuyvesant (a few steps from this marker); Ukranian Americans World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Daniel D. Tompkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Hebrew Technical Institute (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ottendorfer Branch of the New York Public Library (about 500 feet away); Stuyvesant – Fish House (about 500 feet away); Stuyvesant Polyclinic (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
4. St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery Church
St. Mark's Church was built on Petrus Stuyvesant's Dutch Farm or "bouwerie". Gov. Stuyvesant is buried in the churchyard near the bust. The grave can be seen on the extreme right of this photo.
 Biography of Peter Stuyvesant. (Submitted on March 27, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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