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Follow the Schaghen letter on Twitter

In 1626, Dutch settlers bought the island Manhattan for goods worth 60 guilders. We know that from a letter from Pieter Schaghen. This letter, the Schaghenbrief (Schaghen letter) will soon fly to New York for an exhibition.

The Schaghenbrief now has its own Twitter page, where you can follow its trip from an exhibition in Amsterdam, via its home in the National Archive in The Hague, to New York.

Image: Brief over de aankoop van Manhattan, 1626, Nationaal Archief (Letter about the sale of Manhattan, 1626, Dutch National Archive).

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