New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Director General of Niev Nederland
of Curacao and the Dutch West Indies
in trust of
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 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
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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Biography of Peter Stuyvesant. (Submitted on March 27, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.