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An Unbeatable Dutchman Kay Hutchinson

An Unbeatable Dutchman

Kay Hutchinson

Published September 1st 2011
ISBN : 9781589099937
Paperback
162 pages
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He came as an adventurous young soldier, took advantage of his uncles connections and his own ability to make himself useful to three governments, and died a legislator, wealthy landowner, and scion of an eminent family. He was Pieter Alricks, whoMoreHe came as an adventurous young soldier, took advantage of his uncles connections and his own ability to make himself useful to three governments, and died a legislator, wealthy landowner, and scion of an eminent family. He was Pieter Alricks, who took command of the second fort at what is now Lewes, Delaware, in 1660, learned to deal with the natives and the English across the peninsula, sat in court in New Castle, and signed his name to an Indian treaty negotiated by William Penn. He bought land amid the marshes that must have reminded him of his native Holland and established productive farms that served his descendants well. His memory and much of his farmland has been kept green by his descendants, but his name is little-known to others today. AN UNBEATABLE DUTCHMAN is the story of that indomitable Dutchman and his friends and associates on the emergent Delmarva peninsula.