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Today in 1647: Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam, 10 months after being appointed to the governorship of New Netherlands colony by the Dutch States-General. Image:  Hendrick Couturier, Peter Stuyvesant (1592-1672), ca. 1660. Oil on wood. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Robert Van Rensselaer Stuyvesant

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Today in 1647: Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam, 10 months after being appointed to the governorship of New Netherlands colony by the Dutch States-General. Image: Hendrick Couturier, Peter Stuyvesant (1592-1672), ca. 1660. Oil on wood. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Robert Van Rensselaer Stuyvesant

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