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An excerpt from the Journal of Jasper Danckaerts on his arrival in New York, formerly New Amsterdam, in 1679.

Jasper Danckaerts was a Dutch traveler who kept a journal during his visit to New York, formerly New Amsterdam, in 1679-1680. Visiting fifteen years after the British takeover, Danckaerts encountered a city that retained much of the unique character that it had under the Dutch. In this excerpt, Danckaerts records his arrival and first days in New York, describing the layout and key features of the city as well as his experience going to church in the fort (formerly Fort Amsterdam).