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Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680

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Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 141,663 / 408 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 637
Added to site: 2007.10.31
mnybks.net#: 18794
Genres: Biography, History
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voyage to America; the second, to the travels in the middle colonies; the third, to the experiences of the journalist and his companion in New England and on the voyage home. In the second division there is no gap between pages 16 and 25, but after page 192 there is a considerable hiatus. In narrative, this extends over a few days only, June 13-19, but the omitted portion probably also contained a description of the city of New York and the beginning of an account of the Indians. The remaining pages of this section, pages 216-231, proceed with this account, treating of the weapons of the Indians, their treaties with the whites, their intelligence, their burial customs, their virtues and vices, their knowledge of God and their worship, and finally of the beaver and his habits. As the journalist could have had no original contributions to make with regard to the American aborigines, his observations upon this subject have no especial value, and have been omitted.

The manuscript when found was accompanied

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