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A Walloon Family in America

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Pages: 228

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC

By: Emily Johnston De Forest

Excerpt from book: JOURNAL du voyage faict par les pères de familles enuoyes par M" les Directeurs de la Compagnee des Indes occidentales pour visiter la coste de Gujane 1623 ""JOMME Messieurs les Directeurs de La Compagnee des Indes Occidentales eurent resolu à l'entree de leur administration d'enuoyer visiter la riuiere de l'Amazone et coste de Gujana et ayant pour cet effect esquipé vn nauire nommé le Pigeon du port de quarante cincq last sur lequel commandoit Pieter Fredericss de Harlem ils furent supplies par Jesse des forest qui soubs la permission de Messei- gneurs les Estats generaulx des Prouinces unies auoit enroolé plusieurs familles desireuses de s'habituer aus dites Indes aux fins quicelles fussent employees au seruice de la dite Compagnee. Mais pource que Mes dicts sieurs les Directeurs trouuerent meilleur premier que transporter les susdites familles d'enuoyer vn certain nombre des peres de familles pour auecq ledict Jesse desforests voir les lieux et choisir eux mesmes le lieu de leur demeure furent choisis a cet effect Louys le Maire, Barthelemé Digan Anthoine Descendre An- thoine Beaumont, Jehan Godebon, Abraham Douillers, JOURNAL of the Voyage made by the fathers of families sent by the Honorable the Directors of the IPest India Company to visit the coast of Guiana THE Directors of the West India Company, 1623 having decided at the beginning of their administration to send an expedition to explore the River Amazon and the coast of Guiana, and having for this purpose fitted out a ship called the Pigeoni of 45 lasts2 burden, commanded by Pieter Fredericsz of Harlem, were petitioned by Jesse des forest, who, with the permission of their Excellencies the States General of the United Provinces, had enrolled several families desirous of settling in the said Indies, that these m...  


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