Talk:Peter Stuyvesant

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I have moved most of the quotes to "unsourced" as the sources are very inadequate.--Poetlister 19:10, 24 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]


  • I am sustained by the tranquility of an upright and loyal heart.
    • -Tranquility quotes
  • The Jews who have arrived would nearly all like to remain here.
    • On the arrival of Jews from Brazil, September 22, 1654-Heritage Civilization and the Jews
  • * The attack on St. Martin did not succeed as well as I had hoped, no small impediment having been the loss of my right leg.
    • Stuyvesant in a report to his employers of the West India Company-Claude J. Peck, Jr, Delivered to The Chicago Literary Club
  • Our little force will march on tomorrow or the day after.
    • -Annie Thoms, Christopher Marshall
  • I value the blood of one Christian more than that of a hundred Indians.
    • -Annie Thoms, Christopher Marshall
  • Your patience would fail you if I should continue to relate all the disrespectful speeches and treatment which your servants have been obliged to listen to and patiently to bear.
  • We pray that the deceitful race - such hateful enemies and blasphemers of the name of Christ -be not allowed to further infect and trouble this new colony.
  • To let her dail would be the greatest profit both for the company and for the merchants.
  • The people are grown very wild and loose in their morals.
  • The design of those commissioners, frigates and warlike force is directed rather against Long Island and these your Honors' possessions, than to the imagined reform of New England.
  • Praise the Lord, O England's Jerusalem: and Netherland's Zion, praise ye the Lord! He hath secured your gates, and blessed your possessions with peace, even here, where the threatened torch of war was lighted.
  • Powder and provisions failing, and no relief or reinforcement being expected, we were necessitated to come to terms with the enemy.
  • It would be altogether too tedious to insert here all the annual petitions for powder which were sometimes repeated two or three times a year.
  • It is not the least anxiety that we have so little powder and lead on hand.
  • It is my intention to proceed slowly with our trenches.