Stuyvesant To West India Company on Implications of Religious Liberty for Jews

Peter Stuyvesant On the Implications of Giving Rights to the Jews, Letter to the West India Company, October 30, 1655

from ''The early history of the Jews in New York, 1654-1664. Some new matter on the subject'' by Samuel Oppenheim, //Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society//, No. 18 (1909), p. 20

To give liberty to the Jews will be very detrimental there, because the Christians there will not be able at the same time to do business. Giving them liberty, we cannot refuse the Lutherans and Papists.

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