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Death of a Notary: Conquest and Change in Colonial New York Donna Merwick

Death of a Notary: Conquest and Change in Colonial New York

Donna Merwick

Published May 1st 1999
ISBN : 9780801436086
Hardcover
281 pages
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He was the only one. He was the only man to have committed suicide in the towns seventeenth-century history. So begins Donna Merwicks fascinating tale of a Dutch notary who ended his life in his adopted community of Albany. In a major feat ofMoreHe was the only one. He was the only man to have committed suicide in the towns seventeenth-century history. So begins Donna Merwicks fascinating tale of a Dutch notary who ended his life in his adopted community of Albany. In a major feat of historical reconstruction, she introduces us to Adriaen Janse van Ilpendam and the long-forgotten world he inhabited in Hollands North American colony. Her powerful narrative will make readers care for this quiet and studious man, an ordinary settler for whom the clash of empires brought tragedy.