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Dutch West India Company. The Dutch East India Company was a great monopoly, the profits of the trade of which were enormous. Their ships whitened the Indian seas, and in one year the shareholders received in dividends the amount of three-fourths of their invested capital. It was believed that trade with the Western Continent might be made equally profitable, and as early as 1607 William Ussellinx suggested a similar association to trade in the West Indies. The States-General of Holland were asked to incorporate such an association. The government, then engaged in negotiations for a truce with Spain, refused; but when that truce expired, in 1621, a
vinces as the only theological formula to be allowed in public worship in New Netherland.
The spirit of popular freedom, which the Dutch brought with them from Holland, asserted its rights under the tyranny of Wilhelm Kieft (q. v.), and a sort of popular assembly was organized at New Amsterdam.
Its affairs in New Netherland we
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