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Deacons' Accounts (1652-1674) Deacons' Accounts (1652-1674)

First Dutch Reformed Church of Beverwijck / Albany

by Venema, Janny

The information presented in this book has been translated from old records originally written in the Dutch language. It provides a detailed but rare glimpse into financial dealings (receipts and expenditures) of the deacons in this church in the colony. When interpreting the line item data, the history-inclined reader easily will conclude that the colonists already had a social safety net in place (closely patterned after that for the brotherhood in the Netherlands).

Paperback, 314 pages, Bibliography, index.

USD 27.95 / CAD 32.95

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