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AMONG MANY SURPRISING AND CURIOUS MATTERS,
THE UNUTTERABLE PONDERINGS OF WALTER THE DOUBTER,

THÉ DISASTROUS PROJECTS OF WILLIAM THE TESTY,

AND THE CHIVALRIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF PETER

THE HEADSTRONG.

THE THREE DUTCH GOVERNORS OF NEW AMSTERDAM :
Being the only Authentic History of the Times thal ever hath been

published.
IN TWO VOLUMES.

FOURTH AMERICAN EDITION,

BY DIEDRICH KNICKERBOCKER.

VOL. I.

De waarheid die in duister lag,
Die komt met klaarheid aan den dag.

NEW-YORK:

PRINTED BY C. S. VAN WINKLE,

No. 2 Thames-street.

THE NEW YORK
PUSLIO LIBUIRY

162818

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1399.

Southern District of New-York, ss.

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty-first day of Novem. ber, in the forty-eighth year of the Independence of the United States of America, C. S. Van Winkie, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, to wit :

" A History of New-York, from the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch Dynasty. Containing among many surprising and Curious matters, the Unuiterable Ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the Disastrous Projects of William the Testy, and the Chivalric Achievements of Peter the Headstrong. The three Dutch Governors of New. Amsterdam. Being the only Authentic History of the Times that ever hath been published. In Two Volumes. Fourth American Edition. By Diedrich Knickerbocker.

De waarheid die in duister lag,

Die komt met klaarheid aan den dag." IN CONFORMITY to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of Learning by securing the copies of Maps Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned." And also to an Act entitled .“ An Act supplementary to an act entitled An Act for the encouragement of Learning by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits there. of to the arts of designing, engraving and etching bistorical and other prints.”

JAMES DILL,
Clerk of the Southern District of New York.

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