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JAMES WILLIAM BEEKMAN, 

President, of The Holland Society of New York. 



YEAR BOOK 



OF 



THE HOLLAND SOCIETY 



OF NEW-YORK 



1894 



PREPARED BY THE SECRETARY 



tCbe "Binickerbocfter ipcess 
G. P. Putnam's sons 

NEW YORK 



OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES. 






472076 



OFFICERS, 

Elected April 6, 1894. 



PRESIDENT. 
WARNER VAN NORDEN. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

New York Charles H. Truax. 

Kings County, N. Y Delavan Bloodgood. 

Albany County, N. Y Albert Van der Veer. 

Ulster County, N, Y Elijah Du Bois. 

Essex County, N. J John N. Jansen. 

Dutchess County, N. Y Edward Elsworth. 

Hudson County, N.J Garret Daniel Van Reipen. 

Westchester County, N. Y .Harris E. Adriance. 

Queens County, N. Y Henry A. Bogert. 

Monmouth County, N. J William H. Vredenburgh. 

Schenectady County, N. Y John Livingston Swits. 

Bergen County, N. J John Paul Paulison. 

Orange County, N. Y Seymour De Witt. 

Middlesex County, N. J Abraham V. Schenck. 

Philadelphia, Pa Samuel S. Stryker. 

Passaic County, N. J John Hopper. 

Columbia County, N. Y Charles King Van Vleck. 

Rensselaer County, N. Y Charles R. De Freest. 

Montgomery County, N. Y John H. Starin. 

United States Army Stewart Van Vliet. 

United States Navy William K. Van Reypen. 

SECRETARY. 
Theodore Melvin Banta. 



TREASURER. 

Eugene Van Schaick. 



TRUSTEES. 



Tevjn Expires in 1895. 

Theodore M. Banta, 
Chauncey M. Depew, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen, 
Eugene Van Schaick, 



Ter77i Expires in i8g6. 

James William Beekman, 
Tunis G. Bergen, 
D. B. St. John Roosa, 
Charles H, Truax, 
Abraham Van Santvoord. 



Term Expires in 1897. 

Henry R. Beekman, 
George G. DeWitt, 
John L. Riker, 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
Robert A. Van Wyck, 



Terin Expires in 189I 

Frank Hasbrouck, 
Abraham Lansing, 
Henry S. Van Beuren, 
Augustus Van Wyck, 
John W. Vrooman. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY, 

GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN, 
GEORGE G. DEWITT, 
JOHN L. RIKER. 



ON FINANCE. 



JAMES WILLIAM BEEKMAN, 
ABRAHAM VAN SANTVOORD, 
JOHN W. VROOMAN. 



ON HIS TOR Y AND TRADITION. 



THEODORE M. BANTA, 

TUNIS G. BERGEN, 

D. B. ST. JOHN ROOSA. 



OFFICERS, 

Elected April 6, 1893. 



PRESIDENT. ^' 

JAMES WILLIAM BEEKMAN. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

New York City Warner Van Norden. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Delavan Bloodgood. 

Kingston, N. Y Augustus Schoonmaker. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Pierre Van Buren Hoes. 

Jersey City, N. J Francis I. Vanderbeek. 

Albany, N. Y Albert Van der Veer. 

Westchester County, N. Y David Cole. 

Rockland County, N. Y Isaac C. Haring. 

Catskill, N. Y Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N. Y John Livingston Swits. 

Fonda, N. Y Alfred DeGraaf. 

Newtown, L. I John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N. J Charles H. Voorhees. 

Bergen County, N. J James M. Van Valen. 

Passaic County, N. J John Hopper. 

Cobieskili, N. Y John Van Schaick. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y Frank Hasbrouck. 

Monmouth County, N. J D. Augustus Van Der Veer. 

Somerset County, N. J James J. Bergen. 

Minisink, N. Y Charles F. Van Inwegen. 

Buffalo, N, Y Sheldon Thompson Viele. 

Philadelphia, Pa Samuel S. Stryker. 

Lansingburgh, N. Y William C. Groesbeck. 

Camden, N. J Peter L. Voorhees. 

Staten Island, N. Y James D. Van Hoevenberg. 

North Hempstead, N. Y Andrew J. Onderdonk. 

United States Army Stewart Van Vliet, 

United States Navy Wm. Knickerbocker Van Reypen. 

SECRETARY. 
Theodore Melvin Banta. 

TREASURER. 
Eugene Van Schaick. 



TRUSTEES. 



Term Expires in 1894. 

William M. Hoes, 
William J. Van Arsdale, 
Henry S. Van Beuren, 
Alexander T. Van Nest, 
John W. Vrooman, 



Term Expires in 1895 

Theodore M. Banta, 
Chauncey M. Depew, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen, 
Eugene Van Schaick. 



Tertn Expires in 1896. 

James William Beekman, 
Tunis G. Bergen, 
D. B. St. John Roosa, 
Charles H. Truax, 
Abraham Van Santvoord. 



Ter?n Expires z;z 1897. 

Henry R. Beekman, 
George G, DeWitt, 
John L. Riker, 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
Robert A. Van Wyck. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON- GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN, 
GEORGE G. DEWITT, 
JOHN L. RIKER. 



ON FINANCE. 



HENRY R. BEEKMAN, 
ABRAHAM VAN SANTVOORD, 

ALEXANDER T. VAN NEST. 



ON HISTORY AND TRADITION. 



THEODORE M. BANTA, 
WILLIAM M. HOES, 
D. B. ST. JOHN ROOSA. 
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OFFICERS, 

Elected April 6, 1892. 



PRESIDENT, 
AUGUSTUS VAN WYCK. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

New York City Warner Van Norden. 

Kingston, N. Y Augustus Schoonmaker. 

Jersey City, N. J Cornelius C. Van Reypen. 

Brooklyn, N. Y .... . Judah B. Voorhees. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Pierre Van Buren Hoes. 

Rockland Country, N. Y Cornelius R. Blauvelt. 

Westchester County, N. Y .Charles H. Roosevelt. 

Catskill, N. Y Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N. Y Giles Y. Van Der Bogert. 

Amsterdam, N. Y Walter L. Van Denbergh. 

Albany, N. Y. Albert Van Der Veer. 

Newtown, L. I. John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N. J Charles H. Voorhees. 

Bergen County, N. J John Quackenbush. 

Passaic County, N. J John Hopper. 

Cobleskill, N. Y. John Van Schaick. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y Frank Hasbrouck. 

Monmouth County, N. J D. Augustus Van Der Veer. 

Somerset County, N. J .James J. Bergen. 

Minisink, N. Y Amos Van Etten, Jr. 

Buffalo, N. Y Sheldon Thompson Viele. 

Philadelphia, Pa Eugene Van Loan. 

Yonkers, N. Y William L. Heermance. 

Lansingburg, N. Y William C. Groesbeck. 

Camden, N. J Peter L. Voorhees. 

Staten Island, N. Y James D. Van Hoevenberg. 

North Hempstead, N. Y Andrew J. Onderdonk. 

United States Army Stewart Van Vliet. 

United States Navy Wm. Knickerbocker Van Reypen. 

SECRETARY. 
Theodore Melvin Banta. 

TREASURER. 
Eugene Van Schaick. 



TRUSTEES. 



Term Expires in 1893. 

Henry R. Beekman, 
George G. DeWitt, 
John L. Riker, 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
William W. Van Voorhis. 



Tertn Expires in 1894. 

William D. Garrison, 
William J. Van Arsdale, 
Henry S. Van Beuren, 
William M. Hoes, 
John W. Vrooman. 



Term Expires in 1895. 

Theodore M. Banta, 
Chauncey M. Depew, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen, 
Eugene Van Schaick. 



Term Expires in 1896. 

James William Beekman, 
Tunis G. Bergen, 
D. B. St. John Roosa, 
Charles H. Truax, 
Abraham Van Santvoord. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE G. DEWITT, 
HENRY R. BEEKMAN, 
ABRAHAM VAN SANTVOORD. 



ON FINANCE. 

ROBERT B. ROOSEVELT, 
WILLIAM J. VAN ARSDALE, 
JOHN W. VROOMAN. 



ON HISTORY AND TRADITION. 



HENRY VAN DYKE, 

J. WILLIAM BEEKMAN, 

D. B. ST. JOHN ROOSA. 



OFFICERS, 

Elected Pinkster Tuesday (May 19), 1891, 



PRESIDENT. ^J 

GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

New York City Charles H. Truax. 

Kingston, N. Y Augustus Schoonmaker. 

Jersey City, N.J Henry Traphagen. - 

Brooklyn, N. Y Judah Back Voorhees. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Pierre Van Buren Hoes. 

Rockland County, N. Y Garret Van Nostrand. 

Westchester County, N. Y Charles Knapp Clearwater. 

Catskill, N. Y Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N. Y Giles Yates Van Der Bogert. 

Amsterdam, N. Y Walter L. Van Denbergh. 

Albany, N. Y Albert Van Der Veer. 

Newtown, L. I John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N. J Charles H. Voorhees. 

Bergen County, N. J John Quackenbush. 

Passaic County, N. J John Hopper. 

Cobleskill, N. Y John Van Schaick. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y Frank Hasbrouck. 

Monmouth County, N.J D. Augustus Van Der Veer. 

Somerset County, N. J .James J. Bergen. 

Minisink, N. Y Amos Van Etten, Jr. 

Buffalo, N. Y ... Sheldon Thompson Viele. 

Philadelphia, Pa Eugene Van Loan. 

Yonkers, N. Y E. J. Elting. 

Lansingburgh, N. Y W^illiam Chichester Groesbeck. 

Camden, N. J Peter L. Voorhees. 

Staten Island, N. Y James D. Van Hoevenberg. 

North Hempstead, N. Y Andrew J. Onderdonk. 

United States Army Stewart Van Vliet. 

United States Navy Wm. Knickerbocker Van Reypen. 

SECRETARY. 
Theodore Melvin Banta. 

TREASURER. 

Eugene Van Schaick. 

X 



I 



TRUSTEES. 



Term Expires in 1892, 

Walton Storm, 
Herman W. Vander Poel, 
George W. Van Siclen, 
Augustus Van Wyck, 
Jacob Wendell. 



Term Expires in 1893. 

Henry R. Beekman, 
George G. DeWitt, Jr., 
John L. Riker, 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
William W. Van Voorhis. 



Ter7n Expires in 1894. 

William D. Garrison, 
William M. Hoes, 
William J. Van Arsdale, 
Henry S. Van Beuren, 
John W. Vrooman. 



Term Expires in 1895, 

Theodore M. Banta, 
Chauncey M. Depevv, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen, 
Eugene Van Schaick. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE G. DEWITT, 
GEORGE W. VAN SICLEN, 
HENRY R. BEEKMAN. 



ON FINANCE. 

ROBERT B. ROOSEVELT, 
WM. W. VAN VOORHIS, 
WM. J. VAN ARSDALE. 



ON HISTORY AND TRADITION, 



HENRY VAN DYKE, 
JACOB WENDELL, 
CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW. 



OFFICERS, 

Elected Pinkster Tuesday (May 27), 1890. 



PRESIDENT. 
ROBERT BARNWELL ROOSEVELT. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

New York City Maus Rosa Vedder. 

Kingston, N. Y Samuel Decker Coykendall. 

Jersey City, N. J , George Clippinger Varick. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Harmanus Barkaloo Hubbard. 

Kinderliook, N. Y Peter Van Schaick Pruyn. 

Rockland County, N. Y Garret Van Nostrand. 

Westchester County, N. Y Charles Knapp Clearwater. 

Catskill, N. Y Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N. Y Giles Yates Van Der Bogert. 

Amsterdam, N. Y Walter L. Van Denbergh. 

Albany, N. Y Albert Van Der Veer. 

Newtown, L. I John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N. J William Hoffman Ten Eyck. 

Bergen County, N. J George Frederick Schermerhorn. 

Passaic County, N. J John Hopper. 

Cobleskill, N. Y John Van Schaick. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Frank Hasbrouck. 

Monmouth County, N. J , D. Augustus Van Der Veer. 

Somerset County, N. J .Lawrence Van Der Veer. 

Minisink, N, Y Amos Van Etten, Jr. 

Buffalo, N. Y Sheldon Thompson Viele. 

Philadelphia, Pa Eugene Van Loan. 

Yonkers, N. Y William L. Heermance. 

Lansingburgh, N. Y William Chichester Groesbeck. 

Camden, N. J Peter L. Voorhees. 

Staten Island William Prall. 

North Hempstead, L. I Andrew J. Onderdonk. 

United States Army Stewart Van Vliet. 

United States Navy Delavan Bloodgood. 

SECRETARY. 
George West Van Siclen. 

TREASURER. 
Eugene Van Schaick. 



TRUSTEES. 



Term Expires in 1891. 
Theodore M. Banta, 
Chauncey M. Depew, 
Frederic J. De Peyster, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen. 



Term Expires in 1892 
Walton Storm, 
Herman W. Vander Poel, 
George W. Van Siclen. 
Augustus Van Wyck, 
Jacob Wendell. 



Terjn Expires in 1893. 

Henry R. Beekman, 
George G. DeWitt, Jr., 
John L. Riker, 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
William W. Van Voorhis. 



Terju Expires in 1894. 

William D. Garrison, 
William M. PIoes, 
William J. Van Arsdale, 
Henry S. Van Beuren, 
John W. Vrooman. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN, 
THEODORE M. BANTA, 
AUGUSTUS VAN WYCK. 



ON FINANCE. 



GEORGE G. DEWITT, Jr., 
WILLIAM M. HOES, 
WILLIAM W. VAN VOORPIIS. 



ON HISTORY AND TRADITION, 



HENRY VAN DYKE, 

JOHN L. RIKER, 

WILLIAM J. VAN ARSDALE. 



OFFICERS, 
Elected Pinkster Tuesday (June ii), 1889. 



PRESIDENT. 
HOOPER C. VAN VORST. 



VICE-PRESIDENTS. 



New York City 

Brooklyn, N. Y 

Jersey City, N. J 

Albany, N. Y 

Kingston, N. Y 

Kinderhook, N. Y 

Rockland County, N. Y 
Westchester County, N. 

Catskill, N. Y 

Schenectady, N. Y. . . 

Amsterdam, N. Y 

Newtown, L. I 

New Brunswick, N. J 
Bergen County, N. J. 
Passaic County, N. J. 

Cobleskill, N. Y 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y. . 
Monmouth County, N. 
Somerset County, N. J 

Minisink, N. Y 

Buffalo, N. Y 

Yonkers, N. Y 

Lansingburgh, N. Y 
Philadelphia, Pa. . . 
Camden, N. J 



J. 



. . .Robert Barnwell Roosevelt. 

. . .Tunis G. Bergen. 

, . .Isaac I. Vander Beck. 

. . .Albert Van Der Veer. 

. . .Samuel Decker Coykendall. 

. . .Peter Van Schaick Pruyn. 

. . .Garret Van Nostrand." 

. . .Charles Knapp Clearwater. 

. . .Evert Van Slyke. 

. . .James Albert Van Voast. 

. . .Walter L. Van Denbergh. 

. . John E. Van Nostrand. 

. . .William Hoffman Ten Eyck. 

. . .George Frederick Schermerhorn. 

. . .John Hopper. 

. . .John Van Schaick. 

. . .Frank Hasbrouck. 

. . .D. Augustus Van Der Veer. 

. . . Lawrence Van Der Veer. 

. . .Amos Van Etten, Jr. 

, . .Sheldon Thompson Viele. 

. . .William L. Heermance. 

. . .William Chichester Groesbeck. 

. . .Eugene Van Loan. 

. . .Peter L. Voorhees. 



SECRETARY. 
George West Van Siclen. 



TREASURER. 
Abraham Van Santvoord. 



TRUSTEES. 



Term Expires in i8go. 

William M. Hoes, 
Alexander T. Van Nest, 
Abraham Van Santvoord, 
George W. Van Slyck, 
Hooper C. Van Vorst. 



TerjH Expires in 1891. 

Theodore M. Banta, 
Frederic J. De Peyster, 
Chauncey M. Depew, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen. 



Term Expires in 1892. 

Walton Storm, 
Herman W. Vander Poel, 
George W. Van Siclen, 
Augustus Van Wyck, 
Jacob Wendell. 



Ter7n Expires in 1893. 

Henry R. Beekman, 
George G. DeWitt, Jr., 
John L. Riker, 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
William W. Van Voorhis. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN, 
THEODORE M. BANTA, 
AUGUSTUS VAN WYCK. 



ON FINANCE, 



GEORGE G. DEWITT, Jr., 
WILLIAM M. HOES, 
WILLIAM W. VAN VOORHIS. 



ON HISTOR V AND TRADITION, 



HENRY VAN DYKE, 

JOHN L. RIKER, 

WILLIAM J. VAN ARSDALE. 



OFFICERS, 

Elected Pinkster (May 22), 1888. 



PRESIDENT. 
HOOPER C. VAN VORST. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

New York City Robert Barnwell Roosevelt. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Tunis G. Bergen. 

Jersey City, N. J Henry M. T. Beekman. 

Albany, N. Y Albert Van Der Veer. 

Kingston, N. Y Samuel Decker Coykendall. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Peter Van Schaick Pruyn. 

Rockland County, N. Y .Garret Van Nostrand. 

Westchester County, N. Y. , Charles Knapp Clearwater. 

Catskill, N. Y Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N. Y John Albert Van Voast. 

Amsterdam, N, Y. Walter L. Van Denbergh. 

Newtown, L, I John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N. J William Hoffman Ten Eyck. 

Bergen County, N. J. . . George Frederick Schermerhorn. 

Passaic County, N.J John Hopper. 

Cobleskill, N. Y , John Van Schaick. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y Frank Hasbrouck. 

Monmouth County, N. J D. Augustus Van Der Veer. 

Somerset County, N. J Lawrence Van Der Veer. 

Mlnisink, N. Y Amos Van Etten, Jr. 



SECRETARY. 
George West Van Siclen. 

TREASURER. 
Abraham Van Santvoord. 



TRUSTEES. 



Term Expires in 1889. 

George G. DeWitt, Jr.. 
Robert B. Roosevelt, 
Lucas L. Van Allen, 
Henry S. Van Duzer, 
Philip Van Volkenburgh, Jr. 



Ter77i Expires in 1890. 

William M. Hoes, 
Alexander T. Van Nest, 
Abraham Van Santvoord, 
George W. Van Slyck, 
Hooper C. Van Vorsi'. 



Term Expires in 1891. 

Theodore M. Banta, 
Frederic J. De Peyster, 
Chauncey M. Depew, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen. 



Term Expires in 1892. 

Walton Storm, 
Herman W. Vander Poel, 
George W. Van Siclen, 
Augustus Van Wyck, 
Jacob Wendell. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN, 
ABRAHAM VAN SANTVOORD, 
THEODORE M. BANTA. 



ON FINANCE. 

GEORGE G. DEWITT, Jr., 
GEORGE W. VAN SLYCK, 
WILLIAM M. HOES. 



ON HISTORY AND TRADITION. 



HENRY VAN DYKE, 
ROBERT B. ROOSEVELT, 
LUCAS L. VAN ALLEN. 



OFFICERS, 

Elected Pinkster Tuesday (May 31), 1887. 



PRESIDENT. 
HOOPER C. VAN VORST. 

VICE-PRESTDEN TS. 

New York City Robert Barnwell Roosevelt. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Augustus Van Wyck. 

Jersey City, N. J J. Howard Suydam. 

Albany, N. Y Albert Van Der Veer. 

Kingston, N. Y A. T. Clearwater. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Peter Van Schaick Pruyn. 

Rockland County, N. Y Garret Van Nostrand. 

Westchester County, N. Y Charles Knapp Clearwater. 

Catskill, N. Y Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N. Y James Albert Van Voast. 

Amsterdam, N. Y Walter L. Van Denbergh. 

Newtown, L. I John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N. J .William Hoffman Ten Eyck. 

Bergen County, N. J George Frederick Schermerhorn. 

Passaic County, N. J Martin John Ryerson. 

Cobleskill, N. Y .John Van Schaick. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y Frank Hasbrouck. 



SECRETARY. 
George West Van Siclen. 



TREASURER. 
Abraham Van Santvoord. 



TRUSTEES. 

Term Expires in 1888. Term Expires in 1889. 

W. A. Ogden Hegeman, George G. DeWitt, Jr., 

Herman W. Vander Poel, Robert B. Roosevelt, 

George W. Van Siclen, Lucas L. Van Allen, 

Augustus Van Wyck, Henry S. Van Duzer, 

Jacob Wendell. Philip Van Volkenburgii, Jr. 



Term Expires in 1890. Term Expires in 1 891. 

William M. Hoes, Theodore M. Banta, 

Alexander T. Van Nest, Chauncey M. Depew, 

Abraham Van Santvoord, Frederic J. De Peyster, 

George W. Van Slyck, Henry Van Dyke, 

Hooper C. Van Vorst. George M. Van Hoesen. 



J 



OFFICERS, 

Elected Pinkster Tuesday (June 15), 1886. 



PRESIDENT. 
HOOPER C. VAN VORST. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

New York City Robert Barnwell Roosevelt. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Adrian Van Sinderen. 

Jersey City, N. J Theodore Romeyn Varick. 

Albany, N. Y Albert Van Der Veer. 

Kingston, N. Y AlphonsoTrumpbour Clearwater. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Aaron J. Vanderpoel. 

Rockland County, N. Y Garret Van Nostrand. 

Westchester County, N. Y Charles Knapp Clearwater. 

Catskill, N. Y Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N. Y James Albert Van Voast. 

Amsterdam, N. Y Walter L. Van Denbergh. 

Newtown, L. I John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N. J William Hoffman Ten Eyck. 

Bergen County, N. Y George Frederick Schermerhorn. 

Passaic County, N. J Martin John Ryerson. 

Cobleskill, N. Y John Van Schaick. 



SECRETARY. 

George West Van Siclen. 



TREASURER. 
Abraham Van Santvoord. 

XX 



TRUSTEES. 

Term Expires in 1887. Term Expires in \\ 



David Van Nostrand, 
Henry Van Dyke, 
George M. Van Hoesen, 
Philip Van Volkenburgh, Jr. 
Edgar B. Van Winkle. 



W. A. Ogden Hegeman, 
Herman W. Vander Poel, 
George W. Van Siclen, 
Benjamin F. Vosburgh, 
Jacob Wendell. 



Terfu Expires in i 

George G. DeWitt, Jr., 
Robert B Roosevelt, 
Lucas L. Van Allen, 
Aaron J. Vanderpoel, 
Henry S. Van Duzer. 



Term Expires in 1890. 

William M, Hoes, 
Alexander T. Van Nest, 
Abraham Van Santvoord, 
George W. Van Slyck, 
Hooper C. Van Vorst. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY, 



GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN, 
AARON J. VANDERPOEL, 
PHILIP VAN VALKENBURGH. Jr. 



ON FINANCE. 

GEORGE G. DEWITT, Jr., 
GEORGE W. VAN SLYCK, 
WILLIAM M. HOES. 



ON HISTORY AND TRADITION. 

HENRY VAN DYKE, Jr., 
ROBERT B. ROOSEVELT, 
LUCAS L. VAN ALLEN. 



OFFICERS, 



Elected April 30, 1885. 



PRESIDENT. 
HOOPER C. VAN VORST. 



VICE-PRESIDENTS, 

New York City Robert Barnwell Roosevelt. 

Kingston, N. Y Alphonso Trumpbour Clearwater. 

Kinderhook, N. Y Augustus W. Wynkoop. 

Brooklyn, N. Y Adrian Van Sinderen. 



SECRE TAR Y AND TREA SURER. 
George West Van Siclen. 

TRUSTEES. 



Term Expires in 1886. 
William M. Hoes, 

WiLHEMUS MyNDERSE, 

Abraham Van Santvoord, 
George W. Van Slyck, 
Hooper C. Van Vorst. 



Term Expires in 1887. 

David Van Nostrand, 
Henry Van Dyke, Jr., 
George M. Van Hoesen, 
Philip Van Volkenburgh, Jr., 
Edgar B. Van Winkle. 



Term Expires in 1888. 

W. A. Ogden Hegeman, 
Herman W. Vander Poel, 
George W. Van Siclen, 
Benjamin F. Vosburgh, 
Jacob Wendell. 



Term Expires in 1889. 

George G. DeWitt, Jr., 
Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, 
Lucas L. Van Allen, 
Aaron J. Vanderpoel, 
Henry S. Van Duzer. 



COMMITTEES. 



ON GENEALOGY. 

GEORGE M. VAN HOESEN, 
AARON J. VANDERPOEL, 
DAVID VAN NOSTRAND. 



ON FINANCE. 



GEORGE G. DEWITT, Jr., 
GEORGE W. VAN SLYCK, 
ABRAHAM VAN SANTVOORD. 



ON HIS TOR Y AND TRADITION. 

HENRY VAN DYKE, Jr., 
ROBERT B. ROOSEVELT, 
LUCAS L. VAN ALLEN. 



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CONTENTS. 



PAGE 

Officers and Trustees iii 

Eighth Annual Meeting i 

President Van Wyck's Address 6 

Remarks of Mr. Van Norden 12 

Dinner at the Waldorf 22 

Speech of Captain W. A. Arriens 26 

Speech of Mr. Van Norden 28 

Speech of Admiral Gherardi 32 

Speech of Hon. Charles P. Daly 36 

Speech of Mr. Tunis G. Bergen 40 

Speech of Hon. Robert B. Roosevelt 43 

Speech of General Egbert L. Viele 47 

Speech of Mr. Vrooman 51 

Speech of Hon. Augustus Van Wyck 54 

Speech of Consul-General Planten 57 

The Albany Celebration 60 

The Dinner at the Fort Orange Club 72 

Dr. Vander Veer's Address 76 

Remarks of Captain Arriens 82 

Speech of Governor Flower 84 

Speech of Mayor Manning 89 

Speech of Mr. Van Siclen 92 

Speech of Rev. Dr. Raymond 96 

Speech of Hon. John Van Voorhis loi 

Speech of Hon. Abraham Lansing 105 



PAGE 

Speech of Mr. Viele no 

Description of the Silver Bowl 115 

Luncheon on the " Van Speyk " 117 

The Spelling of " Van Speyk " 1 20 

Sketch of the " Van Speyk's " Career 123 

The Poughkeepsie Dinner 130 

Ninth Annual Dinner 134 

Address by the President, J. William Beekman. . . . 140 

Speech of Mr. De Weckherlin 143 

Speech of General Horace Porter. 147 

Speech of Mr. Lawrence , 154 

Speech of Mr. Tunis G. Bergen 158 

Speech of Mr. Tomlinson 165 

Speech of Dr. Van Antwerp , 169 

Speech of Dr. Raymond , 179 

Self-Sacrificing Dutch Sailors. . 188 

Knighting of President Beekman 191 

The Order of Orange-Nassau 196 

Ninth Annual Meeting 203 

The Secretary's Report 207 

In Memoriam . , 209 

List of Members 225 

In Memoriam 248 




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ILLUSTRATIONS. 



PAGE 



President BeEKMAN Frontispiece 

Menu ''Van Speyk " Dinner at the Waldorf.. 0//^^//^ 22 

Admiral Gherardi 32 

Captain Arriens 82 

Dr. Raymond 96 

Bowl Presented to the " Van Speyk " 115 

General Horace Porter 147 

Mr. Frank R. Lawrence 154 

Menu Ninth Annual Dinner 154 

Rev. Dr. Van Antwerp 169 

Insignia of the Order of Orange-Nassau.. 191 

Secretary Banta 207 




lEiobtb Hnnual (J^cctiwQ. 



I HE Eighth Annual Meeting of The 
Holland Society of New York was 
held on Thursday evening, April 6, 
1893, at Sherry's, Fifth Avenue and 
37th Street. 

The following named members had 
signified their intention to be present at the meet- 
ing, 260 in all, to wit : 




Isaac R. Adriance. 
John B. Adriance. 
Benjamin L. Amerman. 
Frederick H. Amerman. 
Newton Amerman. 
Richard Amerman. 
William H. H. Amerman. 

B 

Cornelius V. Banta. 
George A. Banta. 
John Banta. 
Theodore M. Banta. 
Henry M. T. Beekman. 
Edward J. Bergen. 
John W. H. Bergen. 
Tunis H. Bergen. 
Alonzo Blauvelt. 
Delavan Bloodgood. 
John B. Blydenburgh. 



John Bogart. 
Albert G. Bogert. 
Andrew D. Bogert. 
Charles E. Bogert. 
Edward S. Bogert. 
Henry A. Bogert. 
Henry L. Bogert. 
John G. Bogert. 
Philip E. Bogert. 
Walter L. Bogert. 
Sylvester D. Boorom. 
Alexander G. Brincker- 

HOFF. 

Henry W. Brinckerhoff. 
Henry H. Brinkerhoff, Jr. 
Robert B. Brinkerhoff. 
Bloomfield Brower. 
Charles Burhans. 
Samuel Burhans, Jr. 
Arthur Burtis. 
Morse Burtis. 



David Cole. 
Alonzo E. Conover. 
Warren A. Conover. 
Washington L. Cooper. 
John Cowenhoven. 
Samuel D. Coykendall. 
Charles W. Crispell. 
Matthias V. Cruser. 

D 

George W. De Bevoise. 
Isaac C. De Bevoise. 
William R. De Lano. 
John Demarest. 
Charles A. De Witt. 
George G. De Witt. 
John E. De Witt. 
Moses J. De Witt. 
Andrew Deyo. 
Solomon L. Deyo. 
Isaac E. Ditmars. 
Elijah Du Bois. 
Cornelius J. Dumond. 
Jacob E. Duryee. 
William B. Duryee. 

E 

Peter Q. Eckerson. 
Dwight L. Elmendorf. 
Joachim Elmendorf. 
William B. Elmendorf. 
Edward Elsworth. 
E. J. Elting. 

G. 

Alexander R. Gulick. 
Arnatt R. Gulick. 
Charlton R. Gulick. 
Ernestus S. Gulick. 

H. 
Ferdinand Hasbrouck. 
Frank Hasbrouck. 



John C. Hasbrouck. 
Joseph Hasbrouck. 
Joseph E. Hasbrouck. 
Martin Heermance. 
William L. Heermance. 
Joseph C. Hoagland. 
RoswELL R. Hoes. 
William M. Hoes. 
John H. Hopper. 
Edward T. Hulst. 
George D. Hulst. 

J 

John N. Jansen. 

K 

Clarence V. Kip. 
William F. Kip, 
Peter Kouwenhoven. 



Jacob H. Longstreet. 
James V. Lott. 
Charles E. Lydecker. 

M 
Walter M, Meserole. 
George E. Montanye. 
Lewis F. Montanye. 
William H. Montanye. 
Hopper S. Mott. 
Isaac Myer. 
Andrew G. Myers. 

N 
Frederick W. Nostrand. 

O 

Thomas W. Onderdonk. 
William S. Opdyke. 



John P. Paulison. 
Archibald M. Pentz. 
James S. Polhemus. 



Nelson Provoost. 
John V. L. Pruyn. 



Abraham Quackenbush. 
Abraham C. Quackenbush. 

R 

John L. Riker. 
De Witt C. Romaine. 
John V. Roome, Jr. 
Charles H. Roosevelt. 
Frederick Roosevelt. 
Robert B. Roosevelt. 



J. Maus Schermerhoen. 
Adrian O. Schoonmaker. 
Augustus Schoonmaker. 
John Schoonmaker. 
Lucas E. Schoonmaker. 
William D. Schoonmaker. 
Charles E. Schuyler. 
Francis Skillman. 
Henry L. Slote. 
Frank Bishop Smidt. 
John B. Stevens. 
Samuel S. Stryker. 
Peter J. Stuyvesant. 
C. Edgar Sutphen. 
Herbert S. Sutphen. 
John S. Sutphen. 
Theron Y. Sutphen. 
Charles C. Suydam. 
George H. Suydam. 
James Suydam. 
John F. Suydam. 
John H. Suydam. 
Lambert Suydam. 



Sandford R. Ten Eyck. 
Stephen V. Ten Eyck. 



William H. Ten Eyck. 
Henry Traphagan. 
Charles H. Truax. 
John G. Truax. 



Lucas L. Van Allen. 
John H. Van Antwerp. 
Henry Van Arsdale. 
William J. Van Arsdale. 
James A. Van Auken. 
WiLLARD Van Auken. 
Frederick T. Van Beuren. 
Henry S. Van Beuren. 
Arthur H. Van Brunt. 
Cornelius Van Brunt. 
John R. Van Buskirk. 
John C. Van Cleaf. 
Augustus Van Cleef. 
Francis I. Van der Beek, 
Francis I. Van der Beek, Jr. 
Isaac P. Van der Beek. 
Charles A. Van der Hoof. 
Augustus G. Vanderpoel. 
Samuel 0. Van der Poel. 
David A. Van der Veer. 
John R. Van der Veer. 
William L. Van der Voort. 
George M. Van Deventer. 
George R. Van De Water. 
Henry L. R. Vandyck. 
Amos Van Etten. 
Edgar Van Etten. 
Wynford Van Gaasbeek. 
John B. Van Gieson. 
Casper Van Hoesen. 
George M. Van Hoesen. 
James D. Van Hoevenberg. 
John G. Van Horne. 
Stephen V. Van Horne. 
Daniel B. Van Houten. 
Charles F. Van Inwegen. 



William H. Van Kleeck. 
Henry F. Van Loan. 
John Van Loan. 
Thomas Van Loan. 
Russell Van Ness. 
Frank Roe Van Nest. 
Warner Van Norden. 
James Edgar Van Olinda. 
Gilbert S. Van Pelt. 
Jacob L. Van Pelt. 
Garret D. Van Reipen. 
Cortland S. Van Rensse- 
laer. 
Kiliaen Van Rensselaer. 
Cornelius C. Van Reypen. 
Abraham Van Santvoord. 
Richard Van Santvoord. 
Samuel M. Van Santvoord. 
Eugene Van Schaick. 
John Van Schaick. 
Ferdinand Van Siclen. 
William L. Van Sinderen. 
Evert Van Slyke. 
John L. Van Valkenburgh 
Abraham Van Vechten. 
Henry C. Van Vechten. 
Abraham K. Van Vleck. 
Robert B. Van Vleck. 
D. M. Van Vliet. 
PuRDY Van Vliet. 
Philip Van Volkenburgh. 
John Van Voorhis. 
Peter Van Voorhis. 
Edward W. Van Vranken. 
Josiah Van Vranken. 
Henry W. Van Wagenen. 
Hubert Van Wagenen. 
John R. Van Wagenen. 
John A. Van Winkle. 
Stephen Van Winkle. 
James B. Van Woert. 
John V. Van Woert. 
John R. Van Wormer. 



Augustus Van Wyck. 
Jacob S. Van Wyck. 
Jacob T. Van Wyck. 
John H. Van Wyck. 
Philip V. Van Wyck, Jr. 
Robert A. Van Wyck. 
Stephen Van Wyck. 
William E. Van Wyck. 
Milton B. Van Zandt. 
SiGOURNEY Van Zandt. 
John L. Varick. 
Theodore R. Varick. 
Maus R. Vedder. 
Marion H. Vermilye. 
William E. Verplanck. 
William G. Ver Planck. 
Egbert L. Viele. 
John Jay Viele. 
John H. Visscher. 
Charles C. Voorhees. 
Charles Holbert Voor- 
hees. 
Frederick P. Voorhees. 
John N. Voorhees. 
Charles H. Voorhis. 
Edward L. Vredenburgh. 

W 

Cornelius A. Waldron. 
Samuel H. Wandell. 
Townsend Wandell. 
Ten Eyck Wendell. 
Willis Wendell. 
Charles Wessell. 
Cornelius T. Williamson. 
Henry V. Williamson. 
George H. Wyckoff. 
Peter B. Wyckoff. 
William F. Wyckoff. 

Z 
Andrew C. Zabriskie. 
George A. Zabriskie. 
Josiah H. Zabriskie. 



The meeting having been called to order by 
the President, Hon. Augustus Van Wyck, the 
Secretary, Theodore M. Banta, read the minutes 
of the last annual meeting, which were duly 
approved. 

Judge Van Wyck then said : 




THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS. 



Gentlemen 




AM glad to see such a large attendance 
here to-night. It shows a deep inter- 
est in the affairs of the Society, and 
indicates that the members, at least 
once a year, intend to have their say 
its management. In accordance 



m 



with the custom of my predecessors, permit me 
briefly to address you before proceeding with the 
regular business. 

I find registered in the log-book for the year just 
ending that grief-laden winds of adversity have 
rocked and tossed the ship of life in the storm of 
its ever recurring struggles, till twelve of our dear 
friends and brother members were missed from her 
deck, lost in the fathomless depths of the silent sea 
of death. We cannot, and would not, if we could, 
resist the belief or the hope at least that their souls 
have entered that mansion, the golden gates of 
which shall forever be closed against the fiery darts 
of insatiate death ; where the dreary changes tow- 
ard decay of ruthless time shall cease ; where no 
longer will be heard the piercing wail of wife and 
child weeping for dear husband and father, torn 
from loving bosoms or snatched from the very pin- 



nacle of fame. Rob us of this hope and faith in 
immortality, life will be but an empty gift and death 
an unbearable calamity, softened by no thought of 
hope. Misery would reign supreme on earth. Our 
dear departed friends sprang from the loins of those 
who were quickened into life amid the same his- 
toric lowlands, where, after eighty years of war and 
sacrifices never transcended, the sun rose and shone 
upon the resplendent Dutch Republic, which gave 
new and bright life to what before was a mere 
dream of liberty. After we drop a tear of sorrow 
and regret upon the new-made graves of the 
worthy sons of noble sires and express our deepest 
and earnest sympathy for their grief-stricken and 
heart-broken families, let us emulate their useful- 
ness in the great work of life and strive to secure 
a place with them in the happy hunting-grounds of 
eternal bliss. 

It must be most gratifying to you all to learn 
that our Society was never in a more prosperous 
condition, being strong in numbers, all in good 
standing, and still stronger in esprit de corps, 
each member being more determined than ever 
that it shall grow and strengthen in all respects 
that his endeavors can aid. Its finances were 
never in such good condition, thanks to our 
treasurer. 

There seems to be a prevalent idea that the 
Dutch of New York owe the duty to the father- 
land, to themselves, and to this country of raising 
in this centre of commerce, culture, wealth, and en- 
terprise, some monument which will revive and re- 
call at a glance the good works of their ancestors. 
Many think there has been an unjustifiable neglect 
in this respect, but it is not too late to respond to 



duty. He who classifies the duties and responsi- 
bilities incident to the manifold rights and privileges 
of man, awaking others to a lively appreciation of 
fulfilment thereof, sparkles forth, in the constella- 
tion of wise men, a star of greater or lesser magni- 
tude, according to the intensity of the enlightenment 
imparted and the numbers influenced. In history 
there are startling periods, when some particular 
race apparently leaps at one bound to a higher 
plane than ever before reached, impelled seemingly 
by the strong personality of a single individual. 
Holland had such a period in the domain of war 
and statesmanship. He who sacrificed the ease 
and comfort of high-born station and inherited 
wealth to wage war for the oppressed and for 
independence and the establishment of a Dutch 
Republic, of which our own is largely an imitation, 
was the princely hero of that epoch. William the 
Silent stands forth as Holland's greatest son. His 
unselfish deeds and teachings raised him to the 
highest vantage-ground of profound statesmanship 
and patriotism. He was a philosopher, statesman, 
patriot, and soldier, who held all his wonderful 
mental and moral gifts in trust for his fellow-man. 
He ably and logically classified the rights and duties 
of the citizen and the State to each other and se- 
cured their application in the creation of the insti- 
tutions of that grand Dutch Republic. He was 
the first of the world's greatest leaders who enter- 
tained a cherished faith in the wisdom of the people 
and a belief that their decree, orderly and legally 
pronounced, was the judgment of justice and wis- 
dom. It is intensely appropriate that you should 
place freely upon the altar of his memory fit offer- 
ings of grateful tribute and admiring homage. May 



a statue of this grand man soon adorn some public 
place in this city, and if those within the hearing of 
my voice will only lend their earnest aid and assist- 
ance to the committee having the matter in charge, 
the hope will be shortly realized. 

Since we last met, the lamented Douglas Camp- 
bell, a Scotch-American, published to the world the 
undeniable proofs that Holland was the greatest 
contributor to American institutions. Sad indeed 
it is that death, so soon after his wonderful work 
was completed, should have claimed him as one of 
her victims. Let us in some marked manner pay 
suitable tribute to his memory. 

I cannot close v/ithout thanking you one and all 
for the cordial support I have always received at 
your hands. 

The President then appointed as the members 
of the Committee on the Statue to William the 
Silent, Chauncey M. Depew, John W. Vrooman, 
George M. Van Hoesen, Samuel D. Coykendall, 
and Alexander T. Van Nest. 

The report of the Committee on Nominations 
was next presented. The ballots had been printed 
and were in the hands of the members. There 
were no other nominations. Judge Van Hoesen 
moved that the Society proceed to election, and 
that the Secretary be directed to cast a single 
ballot, which was agreed to without dissent. 
Messrs. G. S. Van Pelt and L. L. Van Allen were 
appointed Tellers. They reported that the follow- 
ing ticket had been unanimously elected : 



lO 

President, 
JAMES WILLIAM BEEKMAN. 

Vice-Presidents, 

New York City Warner Van Norden. 

Brooklyn^ N. Y. Delavan Bloodgood. 

Kingston^ N. Y. Augustus Schoonmaker. 

Kinderhook^ N. Y. ..... Pierre Van Buren Hoes. 

Jersey City, ^- 3^- Francis I. Van der Beek. 

Albany, N. Y. Albert Van Der Veer. 

Westchester County, N. F. . . . David Cole. 
Rockland County, N.Y.. . . . Isaac C. Haring. 

Catskill, N.Y. Evert Van Slyke. 

Schenectady, N.Y. John Livingston Swits. 

Fonda, N.Y. ...... . Alfred DeGraaf. 

Newtown, L. I. John E. Van Nostrand. 

New Brunswick, N.J . ... Charles H. Voorhees. 
Berge?i County, N. J. . . . . James M. Van Valen. 

Passaic County, N.J John Hopper. 

Cobleskill, N.Y. John Van Schaick. 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y. . . . . . Frank Hasbrouck. 

Monmouth County, N. J. . . . D. Augustus Van der Veer. 

Somerset County, N.J James J. Bergen. 

Minisink, N.Y....... Charles F. Van Inwegen. 

Buffalo, N.Y. . Sheldon Thompson Viele. 

Philadelphia, Pa Samuel S. Stryker. 

Lansingburgh, N.Y. .... William C. Groesbeck. 
Camden, N.J. ...... Peter L. Voorhees. 

Staten Island, N.Y. James D. Van Hoevenbergh. 

North Hempstead^ N. Y. . . . Andrew J. Onderdonk. 
United States Army ..... Stewart Van Vliet. 

United States Navy Wm. Knickerbocker Van 

Reypen. 

Secretary, 
Theodore M. Banta. 

Treasurer, 

Eugene Van Schaick. 

Trustees, 

Henry R. Beekman, John L. Riker, 

George G. De Witt, Robert B. Roosevelt, 

Robert A. Van Wyck. 



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The President declared that the gentlemen 
named had been duly elected officers for the 
ensuing year, and continued : 

I am informed that your President-elect is de- 
tained in the far West, and therefore you will not 
have the pleasure of seeing him as soon as I had 
hoped you would. But we have with us the Vice- 
President for New York, whom you have elected 
to-night, and as my functions have ceased, I shall 
appoint as a committee to escort him to the chair 
Judge Van Hoesen, of New York, and Mr. Frank 
Hasbrouck, of Poughkeepsie. 

Mr. Warner Van Norden, Vice-President for New 
York, was escorted to the chair, and the retiring 
President, addressing him, presented him with the 
President's badge and gavel, saying : 

This badge, which is so highly prized by the 
Society, in the absence of the President, I confide 
to your safe-keeping, and this gavel, which it has 
been my pleasure to keep this fine company of 
gentlemen in order with, I must now give up to 
you. I have no doubt they will yield the same 
obedience to its music in your hands as they have 
to the sounds I have made with it. 

The Vice-President replied, saying : 



REMARKS OF MR. VAN NORDEN. 




N behalf of the absent one, as well as 
myself, and I think I may speak for 
all who have been elected to-night, I 
desire to express our appreciation of 
the honor you have conferred upon 
us. The Good Book says that he 
who putteth on his armor should not boast as he 
who taketh it off, and I suppose it is unsafe to write 
the history of any office-holder until his career 
shall have been ended, and his accounts balanced. 

You have heard of the man who was very sick. 
He summoned a physician for consultation. When 
the doctor had left, the sick man was curious to 
know the diagnosis. So he called his valet, and 
asked what the doctor had said was the matter 
with him. " The doctor said he did not quite 
know," answered the valet, ''but that the autopsy 
would show, whatever that was." 

We look back with great pleasure upon the 
events of our past history. I remember well when 
we elected Judge Van Vorst President, and Robert 
B. Roosevelt Vice-President. I looked with awe 
on those men then, and wondered whether I should 
ever be chosen to fill such honorable office. To- 
night I find myself standing in the shoes of our 
former Minister to the Netherlands. 



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I have no doubt that we shall get along very 
pleasantly, and that you will be as kind and as 
courteous to us, your new officers, as you have 
been to those who preceded us. A French lady 
engaged a gardener to do some work for her at a 
stipulated price. He did the work, but brought in 
his bill for a larger sum. With her imperfect 
English she tried to express how he had over- 
charged her, saying : *' You are more dear now 
than you were when we were first engaged." May 
we hope that we will be even more dear to you 
when our work is done, than when we are on this 
first night of our engagement. 

We have had many happy meetings. We have 
glorified Holland, and I think that we have proven 
to our fellow-countrymen in this land, that if it 
were not for the descendants of Holland the 
engine of public life would lose its balance-wheel. 
We have said these things so often that I really 
think we have come to believe them ourselves. 

Surely we have a mission to perform. The 
ancient Jews set up a monument so that those 
who came after them might ask about it, and give 
opportunity to tell of the great kindness that led 
them through the desert, and of the mercy of the 
Father. I have been asked. What is the Holland 
Society ? and I like to be so asked, for it gives me 
opportunity to reply that we are perpetuating the 
memory of an heroic ancestry, men who passed 
down to us a liberty that we esteem more than life 
itself. We delight in the belief that those men left 
an impress on our own beloved land. In our 
western country you will find that the early in- 
habitants set their likeness on the places they 
settled. In our eastern cities you behold com- 



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munltles that have become great and strong, be- 
cause upon them is the imprint of the forefathers. 
The stamp has been left upon this whole land, and 
it will never be effaced. So here, in our own New 
York, thrifty, honest Dutch merchants settled and 
fixed their impress as a thrifty, honest, mercantile 
community. We rejoice that the men whom we 
are proud to call our ancestors, brought with them 
to this land the Bible and the common school as 
well as those traits that have had such an influence 
upon our national history and prosperity. 

The report of the Secretary being called for, 
Mr. Banta presented the following : 

The Secretary respectfully reports that since the 
last meeting 47 new members have joined the 
Society, 14 have died, and the present membership 
is 858. He further reports that the Year Book, 
which he has been directed by the Trustees to 
prepare, covering the two years ending with the 
Dinner of January, 1893, is now nearly completed, 
and full particulars thereof will be sent to the 
members in a short time. 

Treasurer Eugene Van Schaick offered the fol- 
lowing report, which the Chairman of the Finance 
Committee, Hon. Robert B. Roosevelt, stated had 
been duly examined by the Committee, and found 
entirely correct : 

The Holland Society of New York, in account with 
Eugene Van Schaick, Treasurer, from March 15, 1892, 
to March 15, 1893. 

Balance to credit of Society at date of last report, 

March 15, 1892 % 2,398.48 

Old dues collected $ 95-oo 

Dues to February I, 1893 .... 3,710.00 



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Dues to February i, 1894 (current 

dues) 2,595.00 

Initiation fees 310.00 

Mrs. D. Van Nostrand's contribution 

to building fund 10.00 

Moneys returned by Dinner Committee 
of 1892 in addition to those men- 
tioned in the last Annual Report . 2.00 

Moneys returned by Dinner Committee 
of 1893 out of the appropriation of 
^1,000 (amount used by Dinner 
Committee $5.20) 994.80 

Interest on deposits to January i, 1893 58.43 

Proceeds of sales of Certificates of 

Membership 94.00 

Sales of Holland Society Collections . 36.00 

Sales of last Year Books and pictures 

(books on hand 99) 986.70 8,891.93 



$11,290.41 



Expenses of Annual Meeting, April 6, 1892 . . $ 509-74 

Manhattan Safe Deposit and Storage Co. . . . 256.65 

Van Wagner account 50.00 

German Insurance Co., insurance on books . . 8.00 

Farragut " " " " '• . . 6.80 

The Knapp Co., "Membership Certificates" . . 153.00 

Treasurer's expenses and disbursements ... 149-34 

Treasurer's clerk 150.00 

Secretary's expenses and disbursements .... 301.99 

Secretary's clerk 300.00 

Cataloguing Library 40.00 

Library account 192.76 

Appropriation for Dinner Committee (of which 

$994.80 was returned) 1,000.00 

Printing and sending Year Books 1,038.67 

To credit of Society, March 15, 1893 . . 7,133.46 



111,290.41 



Eugene Van Schaick, 

Treasurer. 



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The report of the Committee on the Delfts Ha- 
ven Memorial was read by the Secretary in the 
absence of Judge A. T. Clearwater, the chairman. 
Its recommendation was adopted. 



April 5, 1893. 

To the Holland Society : 

The Committee appointed at the Annual Meeting 
of the Society held in 1890, to consider what steps, 
if any, should be taken by this Society with refer- 
ence to the proposed erection at Delfts Haven, in 
Holland, of a memorial commemorative of the 
sailing of the Pilgrims from that port in 1620, 
respectfully reports : 

That since the report made by us to the Society 
at its Annual Meeting in 1892, the only progress 
made in the movement has been the receipt by 
the Congregational Club of Boston of the sum 
of $200, which was collected by the personal 
solicitation of the Rev. William Elliot Griffis, 
D.D. One of the Congregational Clubs in New 
England, which subscribed $500 when the move- 
ment was originally started, has promised to pay 
its subscription when the movement has crystallized 
into more definite form. A Congregational Club 
at Tacoma, in the State of Washington, has 
paid its subscription of $25, apparently indicating 
a more lively interest in that remote part of the 
country than exists in the immediate vicinity of 
Plymouth Rock. 

Your Committee does not, as yet, feel justified in 
advising definite action on the part of this Society, 



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and suggests that the matter rest until the next 
Annual Meeting of the Society. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

A. T. Clearwater, Chairman. 
Edward Elsworth, 
John Van Voorhis, 
L. B. Van Gaasbeek, 
KiLiAEN Van Rensselaer, 

Committee, 

Col. William L. Heermance, of Yonkers, offered 
a resolution requesting the Trustees to change By- 
Law lo, so that it should read as follows : 

BY-LAW lO. 

The original Dutch settlements in this country, 
each one of which is entitled to a Vice-President in 
this Society, are New York, Kings, Queens, Rich- 
mond, Rockland, Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, 
Sullivan, Columbia, Ulster, Greene, Rensselaer, 
Albany, Schenectady, Schoharie, Montgomery, and 
Erie Counties, in the State of New York ; Hudson, 
Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Monmouth, Middlesex, Som- 
erset, and Camden Counties in the State of New Jer- 
sey ; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, representing 
the settlement on the Delaware River. There may 
also be a Vice-President for the U. S. Army and 
one for the U. S. Navy. No county shall be en- 
titled to a Vice-President unless there shall be at 
least ten members residing in such county. 

In seconding the proposed amendment, Mr. 
Frank Hasbrouck, of Poughkeepsie, said : There 
are Vice-Presidents from centres that never were 
Dutch. Communicating with the Secretary on the 



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subject, I find also that in several places the only 
member of the Society living there is the Vice- 
President. For the sake of the dignity of the 
office, we should have some sensible way of choos- 
ing our Vice-Presidents. While I have often sug- 
gested that there should be some change, I never 
have formulated any resolution. This one meets 
with my views, and I second it heartily. 

Col. Heermance's resolution was put to vote and 
carried unanimously. 

Rev. Dr. John H. Suydam : Two years ago a 
resolution was adopted by this Society that when 
any of the members of the Society died every effort 
should be made to secure their photographs in be- 
half of the Society and preserve them in the archives. 
Has that been done ? 

The Secretary : As far as possible. We have 
the photographs of almost every member who has 
deceased since I assumed the office. The friends 
of deceased members are always written to and 
requested to furnish the photographs. 

Robert B. Roosevelt : I move a vote of thanks 
to the President, who has just laid down his gavel, 
for the very able manner in which he has performed 
the duties of his office. We have had the pleasure 
of listening to him on many occasions. He has 
done honor and credit to the position he has held. 
He has mingled that dignity which is due to the 
office, and which is in a measure a part of the 
Dutch nature, with the lively, the pleasant, and 
the agreeable, which is equally a part of the Dutch 
nature. I think every member of the Society will 
join with me in saying that as a society we appre- 
ciate fully all he has done for us. 



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Mr. Roosevelt's resolution was adopted unani- 
mously by a rising vote. 

Mr. J. V. L. Pruyn gave notice that at the next 
meeting of the Society he should offer for adoption 
the following amendments to Article VI. of the 
Constitution : 

Section 4 shall be amended by adding thereto 
after the word ''year" in the third line the words 
" the payment of fifty dollars at any one time shall 
constitute a life membership and exemption from 
annual dues " ; also, after the word ** subscription " 
in the last line, by adding the words '* and one 
hundred dollars for the life membership ; but such 
increase of the life membership fee shall not apply 
to life memberships previously paid. The sums 
paid for life membership shall remain as a per- 
manent endowment fund, the interest thereof to 
be applied to the purposes of the Society." 

Rev. Dr. William H. Ten Eyck : *' I want to 
renew once more my motion in regard to wine at 
our Annual Dinners. I think I know one hundred 
members of this Society who will not come to its 
dinners because of the purchase of wine. I take 
wine with my own dinner when I want it, but I do not 
want others to pay for it. I have received letters 
from many saying that they could not come to our 
dinners because they could not afford to pay for 
wine which they did not use, and from others 
saying that they could not conscientiously pay for 
wine for others to drink as they were opposed to 
its use. Therefore I renew my motion that at our 
dinners in future wine shall not be served as a part 
of the dinner and its cost included in the price of 
each ticket." 



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A motion was made that the matter should be 
referred to the Trustees. 

'' I hope not," said Dr. Ten Eyck. '* The resolu- 
tion was turned over to the Trustees before, and 
they turned it over to the Dinner Committee. I 
prefer that the Society shall govern itself, and 
that we shall say now whether the matter of wine 
shall remain as it has been or whether it shall 
be changed. I submit to the majority willingly, 
always. Now let us have a vote and see where 
we stand." 

The Rev. Dr. David Cole : " I hope there will 
be an expression of opinion on this. I love this 
Society as much as any man, but I never have 
been able to be at its dinners. I conscientiously 
cannot pay my money for the wine people drink. 
I do not drink it myself. Let me say, brethren, 
with the greatest earnestness, and without any fear 
of a manifestation of levity, that the sons of Hol- 
landers ought to be brave enough to face this 
greatest evil of the day. I stand here as a minister 
of the Lord Jesus Christ, and say that if you con- 
tinue the practice of serving wine ad libitum at 
your dinners I cannot come to them. Sweep away 
that practice, and I can. They tell me that I can- 
not afford to stay away from the dinners of the 
Holland Society. I can well afford it if to go calls 
upon me to sacrifice my principles." 

Col. Heermance : ''Those who have conscien- 
tious scruples on this subject should have their 
scruples respected." 

The Rev. Joachim Elmendorf : ** I oppose the 
reference to the Trustees very strongly. It is our 
duty to assert our right to come to Holland 
Society dinners as members, and not be compelled 



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to violate our consciences in assisting in a work of 
destruction among the young men of our body. 
In view of the precedents that have been set all 
about us, by the St. Nicholas and other societies, 
we can well do as they have done." 

Mr. Charles H. Roosevelt : '' I move as an 
amendment to the motion to refer this matter to 
the Trustees, that it be referred to the Trustees with 
instructions to carry out the resolution." 

The resolution as thus amended was adopted. 

The Secretary called the attention of the Society 
to the fact that at the approaching Columbian 
Naval Parade of warships of various nationalities 
our harbor would be visited by a Dutch shlp-of- 
war, the Van Speyk, and suggested the propriety 
of the Society giving a Reception to the officers 
of the ship during their stay in our waters. 

Mr. Isaac Myer offered a resolution that the Trus- 
tees make proper arrangements for such Reception, 
and the resolution was unanimously adopted. 

The adjournment was followed by a collation, 
served In such convenient quarters as gave excellent 
opportunities for very delightful social intercourse 
among the members. 

^be Dan Spe?k 

At a meeting of the Trustees, held on Monday, 
April lo, 1893, It was decided that the Reception 
to the officers of the Vmi Speyk, directed at the 
Annual Society Meeting, should be In the form of 
a dinner, and the following named gentlemen were 
appointed a Committee on Arrangements therefor : 
Judge George M. Van Hoesen, Robert B. Roose- 
velt, and Eugene Van Schaick. 



dinner at tbe Malbort 




HE dinner to the officers of the Royal 
Netherlands man-of-war, Van Speyk, 
was given in the handsome ball-room 
of the Hotel Waldorf, on Saturday 
evening, April 29, 1893. Prior to the 
dinner the members assembled in the 
elegant " State Apartments " of the hotel, where the 
officers were^^introduced to the gentlemen present 
and a pleasant hour was enjoyed. All the officers 
wore full-dress navy uniforms and, with their gold 
trappings, stood out prominently against the back- 
ground of the civilians with their regulation even- 
ing-dress suits. The full list of officers of the Van 
Speyk is as follows, some of them, however, not 
being present at the dinner on account of duties 
on shipboard : 

Captain William Arnold Aniens. 

Commander B. de Groot. 

I St Lieutenant H. J. F. Michelhoff. 

M. W. L. Olivier. 
2d Lieutenant G. W. de Leur. 

S. F. Nolst Trenite. 

J. A. Kool. 

G. J. J. Verdam. 

A. J. Kleijnenberg. 
Midshipman, ist class, K. F. Sluijs. 

" M. K. Medenbach. 
K. W. van der Chijs. 




X^inntt 



gtt)en to 



<S^e Officere of S^e J^o^af Xi^^^^i^f^*^^^ 

'Van iSpegft 

h 

offgc 



^prtf 29, 1893 




Note. — As tJiere was )iot enojtgh of the hero Vati Speyk left to paint, 
after he blew up his ship, his portrait here is lacking ; but 
his memory rei7tains intact. 



(T>enu. 



O 



Chateau C^rons. 



(Amontillado (^asado. 



(JJontet Can6t. 



Cigarettes. 



(Ruinart (^rut. 



(Ttaval ^alute of 21 (pottles 
(^ommery ^ec. 



giqueurs. 



Cigars. 



£ittle Qteck ^^lams. 

^onsomme printanier royale. 

;§'ilet of Q0ass a la (^an ^peyk. 
nhommes a la ^romp. 

Qgouchees of ^oft (J^lams a la de Q^uyter. 

^pring £amb, (UXint ^auce. 
;§resh Qheas. 

^orbet a la fpiet ^ein. 

Q0rant. 
^tuffed (gfreen Qheppers. 

£ettuce and ^omatoes. 

(Roquefort. Qgrie. 

(Bflace de fantaisie. ^akes. 

Cafe- 



DE RUYTER. 



f^ 





^ittle (Jteck ^J^uahogs. 

(Koninklijke lente (polmakte ^oep. 

(B^estreepte QS>aars in (pan fi^peyk stijl. 

^ardappelen in Jromp stijl. 

(^ondvols van ^achte <J^uahogs in de (g^uyter stijl. 

£ente ^ambsvleesch met (gtunt ^aus. 

(JXieuwe ^operwten. 

^orbet Qhiet ^ein. 

OSfrant-eendvogels. 

(^olstoppende (B^roene Qhepers. 

£atuw en ^omaten. 

3js in verschillende figuren. 

Qg:oekjes. Q^offie- 



Chateau C^rons. 



(Amontillado (pasado. 



(JJontet Canet. 



^igarjes. 



luinart (grut. 



^eebegroeting van een-en- 

twintig nWijnflesschen. 

fpommery ^ec. 

^ikeuren. 



igaren. 




Note. — As there was not enough of the hero Van Speyk left to paint, 
after he blew zip his ship, his portrait here is lacking- ; but 
his viemory re7nains intact. 



(T>enu. 







Chateau C^rons. 



Amontillado ^asado. 



(pontet CanSt. 



Cigarettes. 



QRuinart (^rut. 



Qtaval ^alute of 21 (pottles 
(!pommery ^ec. 



giqueurs. 



Cigars. 



£ittle QXeck ^lams. 

^onsomme printanier royale. 

;^ilet of Qgass a la (gan ^peyk. 
Qhommes a la ^rornp. 

Qgouchees of ^oft (j^lams a la de (Ruyter. 

^pring £amb, (Qtint ^auce. 
^resh Qheas. 

^orbet a la nhiet |Rein. 

Q0rant. 
^tuffed (gfreen Qheppers. 

feettuce and Jomatoes. 

(Roquefort. Qgrie. 

(glace de fantaisie. ^^akes. 

Cafe- 





f^ 




jSpijeRaat^* 




^ittle Qteck 4!^uahogs. 

Q^oninklijke lente (polmakte ^oep. 

(B^estreepte (J0aars in (pan ^peyk stljl. 

^ardappelen in ^romp stijl. 

(^ondvols van ^achte (Jj^uahogs in de (Ruyter stijl 

^ente ^ambsvleesch met (^unt ^aiis. 

QXieuwe ^operwten. 

^orbet rftiet JKein. 

Q0rant-eendvogels. 

(^olstoppende (g^roene Qhepers. 

featuw en ^omaten. 

3js in verschillende figuren. 

Q^oekjes. Q^o^^ 



Chateau C^rons. 



Amontillado ^asado. 



(pontet Canet. 



^igarjes. 



(Huinart :^rut. 



^eebegroeting van een-en- 

twintig nWijnflesschen. 

(Ipommery ^ec. 

Jtikeuren. 



^igaren. 



IC' 



^abge of ^^t ]Eioffanb jSocie^^ 




^inbefijft i>)oxU een Bptuit een Boom 



Oommiegte tot regefing mn ^en CDaafttjb 



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Midshipman, ist class, L. van Verre. 

" A. N. van Santen. 
'' " J. R. van der Mandele. 

" F. H. A. Greve. 
" " N. van de Roemer. 

'' G. R. J. Haentjens Dekker. 

'' J. N. de Ronde. 

'' A. Goekoop. 

" R. H. van Meerlant. 

" H. C. Steffelaar. 

" L. G. P. Marcella. 

'' P. M. A. Bogaert. 

" J. H. Commys. 

" W. F. Prins. 
ist Lieutenant Marines J. M. Ente van Gils. 
I St Surgeon J. van der Kolk. 
2d Surgeon H. van der Voo. 
ist Paymaster J. J. van Diemen. 
Clerk J. M. Grullemans. 
Lieutenant Engineer J. Vegtel. 

The following gentlemen, members and Invited 
guests, were present. At the President's table sat 
Mr. J. William Beekman, President of the Society, 
with Captain W. A. Arriens, of the Van Speyk, on 
his right, and Admiral Gherardi, of the American 
Navy, on his left. The others at the table were 
Warner Van Norden, Vice-President for New 
York, the former Presidents, George M. Van 
Hoesen and Augustus Van Wyck, Commander 
B. de Groot, Consul-General Planten, and Chief- 
Justice Charles P. Daly. 

There were also present : 

Dr. W. K. Van Reypen. Hon. Robert A. Van Wyck. 

Dr. Delavan Bloodgood. L. V. Booraem. 

A.D.C. to Admiral Gherardi. A. J. OnderdONK. 

Arthur Burtis. Geo. Van Wagenen. 

Peter P. Burtis. p. L. Van Wagenen. 

John H. Starin. Hon. Edward Elsworth. 



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Irving Elting. 
Jesse Elting. 
Jacob Elting. 
S. N. Atwater. 
C. T. Williamson. 
W. J. Van Arsdale. 
Henry L. Slote. 

C. B. Van Nostrand. 
E. Rittner Bos. 

Geo. M. Van Deventer. 
Robert Sickels. 
John H. Dingman. 
John H. Hooper. 
Dr. C. J. Dumond. 
Geo. Montanye. 

D. B. Van Houten. 
A. K. Van Vleck. 
J. H. Hull. 

G. S. Van Pelt. 
Tunis G. Bergen. 
C. C. Van Reypen. 
Hon. John W. Vrooman. 
Chas. R. De Freest. 
Dr. M. R. Vedder. 
M. B. Van Zandt. 
Frank Hasbrouck. 
J. C. Hasbrouck. 
John P. Adriance, 
J. L. Varick. 
C. H. Roosevelt. 
John J. Bogert. 
A. G. Bogert. 
John Banta. 
Casper Van Hoesen, 
Geo. E. Nostrand. 
J. LoTT Nostrand. 
W. F. Kip. 
Hopper S. Mott. 
Jere. Johnson, Jr. 
J. P. Paulison. 
Chas. E. Bogert. 
Stephen Van Winkle. 
J. M. Wall. 



Geo. G. De Witt. 
John R. Van Wormer. 
Jacob Wendell. 
Jacob Wendell, Jr. 
Augustus Schoonmaker. 
John Schoonmaker. 
James M. Schoonmaker. 
W. B. Elmendorf. 
H. M. Alden. 
S. M. Van Santfood. 

C. V. Banta. 
Theodore M. Banta. 
John S. Sutphen. 
John S. Sutphen, Jr. 
Walter M. Meserole. 
W. Rapalje. 

John H. Prall. 
Franklin Acker. 
T. E. De Witt Veeder. 
J. A. Van Auken. 
F. I. Van der Beek. 
F. I. Van der Beek, Jr. 
Newton Bigoney. 
J. W. Hardenbergh. 
Frank Raymond. 
John S. Steele. 
H. N. Lazelle. 
James B. Van Woert. 
John V. Van Woert. 

D. S. Jacobus. 
Gen. E. L. Viele. 
John Brower. 
Eugene Van Schaick. 
Walton Storm. 

Hon. Robert B. Roosevelt. 
R. B. Roosevelt, Jr. 
Abraham Van Santvoord. 
W. L. Brower. 
Wm. M. Hoes. 
J. L. Riker. 
Sutherland De Witt, 
s. d. coykendall. 
Sylvanus L. Schoonmaker. 



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Fred. W. Schoonmaker. 

F. M. BONTA. 

J. V. Deyo. 

T. A. Knickerbacker. 
C. C. Schuyler. 
Isaac Myer. 

Dr. P. L. SCHENCK. 

Dr. T. Y. SuTPHEN. 
Fred. T. Van Beuren. 
Henry S. Van Beuren. 
R. B. Brinkerhoff. 
W. H. H. Amerman. 



M. V. D. Cruser. 
Dr. A. R. GuLiCK. 
Geo. W. Van Siclen. 
L. L. Van Allen. 
S. H. Adams. 
E. T. Greaves. 
P. P. Burgis. 
E. Carroll. 
Morris Coster. 
J. R. Van der Veer. 
Russell Van Ness. 
Alick G. Macandrew. 



After the dinner had been disposed of, President 
Beekman arose and said : 

Gentlemen of The Holland Society : I want 
to avail myself of this, my first opportunity, of 
thanking you for the great honor that you have 
conferred on me, by electing me as your President. 
And now, gentlemen, as we have gathered here 
together to do honor to the representative of the 
Queen of the Netherlands, I take great pleasure 
in introducing to you, the representative of the 
Netherlands Navy, the successor to Van Tromp, 
and to our dear old friend De Ruyter, whom we 
know so well, here on our me7i2^ to-night. I call on 
Captain Arriens of the Va7i Speyk, and before 
doing so, I wish to ask you all to drink his health." 

After several rounds of applause Captain Ar- 
riens spoke as follows : 




SPEECH OF CAPTAIN W. A. ARRIENS. 



Gentlemen 




HEN it pleased our gracious Queen to 
accept the kind invitation of the 
Government of the United States of 
America to join in the festivities of 
the fourth centennial of the discovery 
of America and to direct H. M. war- 
ship Van Speyk to your coast, my fellow-officers 
and myself felt very much honored by this com- 
mission. We felt much honored as we knew in 
advance that we should meet in this country a great 
many gentlemen who are, with us, the descendants 
of a common ancestry, and still more so as we knew 
they continue to be proud of being descendants of 
those Hollanders who first settled on these coasts, 
and by that act were the founders of the mighty 
Commonwealth of the United States of America. 

My fellow-officers and myself feel very much 
honored by this ovation. Of course we knew that 
we should find here a very kind reception, but none 
of us could expect that the reception we should 
meet would be so hearty and good. We are all 
very thankful for the greeting, and we all are under 
many obligations to you. I feel myself much 
honored, and I thank God, who has placed me in 

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this place on this occasion, to express my most 
sincere thanks to the honored Chairman and the 
honored members of The Holland Society for this 
very kind reception. I want to thank you for 
your kind invitation. Amongst you, gentlemen of 
The Holland Society, we feel quite at home, for I 
remember, with you all, the glorious deeds of our 
ancestors. If ever a time shall come when we, the 
officers of our gracious and beloved Queen's Navy, 
shall have the opportunity to follow the illustrious 
acts of our ancestors, we hope you all feel sure 
that we shall emulate their example. Though the 
ships of our dear country anchored first in your 
harbor, the time has long gone by since she had 
absolute possession of these shores. Still, small as 
our country may be, I believe she keeps her valu- 
able position in Europe, and still ranks high in the 
list of her colonial possessions, and I am fully 
convinced that our country will long continue, as 
she was in former times, the centre of political and 
religious progress. 

Mr. Chairman and honored members of The 
Holland Society, I beg you to accept our hearty 
thanks for the kind reception you have given us, 
and to propose, with most hearty wishes, the pros- 
perity of your Society. 

President Beekman : We will proceed now, 
gentlemen, to our next regular toast : '* Our guests 
— the members of the Navy, whose achievements 
brought honor and safety to their ancestors and 
ours." We give to them a welcome befitting their 
and our honor, and I will call on our Vice-President, 
Mr. Warner Van Norden. 



SPEECH OF MR, VAN NORDEN. 




;T is our privilege to welcome to-night 
to our Board and to our hearts those 
whom we are proud to call our ** kin 
beyond the sea." Possessing a com- 
mon ancestry, valuing the same tradi- 
tions, glorying together in the heroic 
deeds of by-gone ages, we sit at this table as brethren 
of one family. But not alone as of Batavian blood 
do we greet these our guests ; much more as Ameri- 
cans we welcome to our shores the representatives of 
a nation with whom we have always been at peace, 
whose relations toward us have ever been cordial, 
and whose flag in all our ports flies over ships 
engaged in friendly commerce. On occasions like 
the present we are apt to dwell, and rightly, on the 
splendid achievements of the past — on the years of 
bloodshed and suffering, ending in triumph and 
liberty. But while we rejoice in the sturdy patriot- 
ism that sacrificed everything for duty and right, 
and made every man a hero, we recognize that 
Holland has won other laurels than those of the 
field of battle. In pursuing the arts of peace she 
has earned victories as mighty as when engaged in 
a life-and-death struggle with the tyrant. She is 
relatively the richest country in the world. With 
a home population equal to but seven per cent, of 



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our own, her foreign commerce is in amount forty 
per cent, of ours. She rules over a colonial area 
equal to the whole of the United States east of the 
Mississippi, omitting New York, New England, and 
Pennsylvania, and as densely populated. Her 
chief city is the principal port of North Europe, 
and she lends money to the world. 

In the early ages of the human race, primitive 
man was wont to write history by symbols. A 
writer says : ''The romantic story of Dutch heroism 
and perseverance could be delineated in emblems 
and pictures more eloquently than that of any 
other nation. On such a canvas we should behold 
helmet and breastplate, spear and shield ; then 
castles and fortresses and ships, and all the equip- 
ment of war, ancient and modern. But added 
to these, and of nobler import, the plow of the 
farmer and the tool of the artisan, the great dykes, 
the canals, the sluice gates, and the windmills. In 
the foreground would be warehouses, factories, 
docks, and the white-winged messengers of com- 
merce sailing to every clime." There would be 
the pictures of Rembrandt, Van Dyke, Hals, Van 
Steen, Girard, Wouverman, etc. And then the 
sweet homes, with their gardens brilliant with the 
dear old flowers — the larkspur, sweet-william, pinks, 
and tulips — all familiar to us in childhood, and 
whose mention recalls some of the tenderest memo- 
ries of life. But we should see still more — schools, 
colleges, museums, legislative halls, libraries, hospi- 
tals, asylums, churches. There would be monu- 
ments and holy places, venerable and broken. And 
over all, the sweet music of the '' church-going 
bell," proclaiming to all the world that good morals 
and religion go hand in hand with prosperity and 
renown. 



In welcoming you, our guests, to this city, we 
cannot forget we are giving you welcome to what 
was first your own. On this Columbian celebra- 
tion we pay our tribute to that '' lord of the lordly 

sea"— 

*' When shall the world forget 
Thy glory and our debt, 
Indomitable soul — 
Immortal Genoese ! " 

And with his name we link to-night the name of 
another great master of the sea, who discovered the 
noble river in which the fleets of the world find 
friendly anchor to-night — Hendrick Hudson — who 
flung to the winds that blow over this island the 
three-barred flag of the Netherlands. We would 
not forget that this metropolis was first New Am- 
sterdam, and that for its earliest prosperity it was 
indebted to the enterprise, intelligence, and virtue 
of the Dutch colonists, and that early Dutch im- 
press is still visible in our institutions and still 
recognized in our civil life. Though a British King 
seized the colony and unfurled another flag and 
gave a new name to the city, he did not and could 
not thereby take the hand of Holland from the 
future destiny of the Western Metropolis. Hol- 
land lives in our colleges and our churches, and the 
spirit of Hollandish patriotism and religion courses 
yet in the veins of many of our people. So we 
welcome you to your own — if not to your own 
land, yet certainly to the genius of that beloved 
little Mother-country whose power is felt from the 
Cape of Good Hope to Behring Straits. Other 
nations entered into your inheritance in the new 
world, but they have built securely only because 
they have built on the solid foundation you have 



laid. From the days of the Mayflower to this 
Columbian day, no influence on this new world has 
equalled that of your people. The path of our glory 
leads straight from the harbor of New York to the 
Holland dykes. So welcome, a thousand-fold, to 
our city and country. 

President Beekman : Gentlemen, we will now 
proceed to the next regular toast, '' The United 
States Navy." I call on Admiral Gherardi to re- 
spond to this toast — the first Admiral that has 
commanded the fleets of the world. 







SPEECH OF ADMIRAL GHERARDI. 

Mr, President and gentlemen of The Holland 
Society : 




gi AM put in quite a false position, for 
I am told if I cannot sound the 
praises of the profession to which 
I belong, that I have not wit. I 
think before I get through you will 
find it is the case, although I speak 
of that beloved profession which for forty-seven 
years I have followed. I have never yet seen the 
day that I regretted that they yielded to my 
wishes, boy as I was, and put me to sea. The 
praises of that Navy have been sung so often and its 
acts told about so frequently, that it seems to me 
it is but repeating one's A B C to tell it. You 
will hardly expect me to go back to Paul Jones, 
who, when in the celebrated combat between the 
Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis, his ship 
having ceased firing for a few moments, was asked 
if he had surrendered, replied he had only begun 
fighting ; or to refer to Preble, who, anchoring the 
old frigate Constitution before Tripoli, one of the 
Barbary ports, told them for the first time that a 
young nation had risen in the West that would no 
longer submit to paying tribute ; or that we come 



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BANCROFT GHERARDI, 

Reap Admipal, U. S. N. 



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down to the War of 1812, and take up the story of 
Bainbridge, Decatur, and Hull, and tell what they 
did ; or that we come to 1861, when that mighty 
struggle commenced, and talk of Farragut, Porter, 
and Gushing. 

But let me, in all true modesty, gentlemen, al- 
though it may seem vanity, say that the history of 
what the Navy did in the Rebellion has yet to be 
told. We of the Navy assert, and think we can 
prove, that if it had not been for the blockade that 
had been established from the Capes of Virginia 
to the Rio Grande, to-day you would have no 
nation. We did not fight as many battles as the 
Army did, but when we did fight, we certainly 
fought them as well. From that very blockade we 
closed the out-put of their growth in cotton, and 
from the moment they were unable to get that 
cotton out to sea and make it represent bonds in 
Europe, their fate was sealed. 

Now, gentlemen, I am quite confident that if 
you could be with me now among those with 
whom I am at present associated, you would have 
no fear or hesitation in trusting the honor of 
that dear flag to them under all circumstances 
and under all occasions. There never was a more 
highly educated body of men than we are pos- 
sessed of in the United States Navy, no matter 
what profession they belong to. It makes no dif- 
ference what you want done, you will always find 
some one ready to step forward and do the right 
thing at the right moment. 

Up to the year 1865, everything we had in the 
Navy was the best of its kind, and then, when 
that mighty Rebellion closed, you all seemed to 
have lost your interest, and did not care whether 



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the Navy was lost sight of or not. People have 
spoken to me about the Navy, and said : ** Why 
don't you do something ? " We don't shape the 
policy of the country ; we simply do what we are 
told. It is you, the merchants of New York, the 
merchants of Philadelphia and Boston, and the 
whole country. You should say to your Congress- 
men : " If you don't vote for new ships, we w^on't 
send you to Washington " ; and the moment you live 
up to that, that moment you get our Navy. In 
Mr. Arthur's administration we commenced a Navy 
which to-day we can well be proud of, but you have 
lots to do yet. You must see to it, if we have again 
got to go into action, that we shall have the proper 
material and the guns, but be sure that that which 
you have got is the best and the very best of its 
kind. We have thirteen ships as good as any 
nation in the world is possessed of. You may be 
assured of that, and it has certainly been a proud 
and happy moment to me, that in the last three 
years I have been able to bear my flag upon a 
ship that I was not ashamed of. Again and again 
during my last cruise as captain of a ship, it was 
said to me, " That is a nice, fine, comfortable old 
ship you have." 

Well, gentlemen, it is about time I stopped 
but I cannot do so without saying something in 
response to the complimentary things that have 
been said by the gentlemen here in this room. 

Now, gentlemen, don't think all the honor of 
the Naval Review is due to me. Had I not had 
able assistance from the foreigners, as well as my 
own Navy, I never would have succeeded. From 
the 24th of April, when we got under way, with 
thirty-seven as fine ships as ever started, from 



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Hampton Roads eastward bound, it was not the 
mere act of sailing to New York. The question 
on the morning of the 26th, when we came through 
the Narrows, was, would these ships come through 
zig-zag like a Virginia fence rail, or would they 
come through so that you might put a blanket from 
one end to another and touch each ship. I can 
assure you that again and again when I asked, 
** Where is the Van SpeykJ' the answer was always, 
" In her place." Now there being more foreign 
ships than American ships, I was forced to ask 
some of the foreigners if they would join my 
column, and when I asked the captain of the Vaii 
Speyk, he assured me that there was no position 
he would more readily join than that of the American 
column ; and when the order was given to start, 
the landsmen were able to judge, as we stood up 
the bay and up the Hudson River, and I defy any 
navy or any combination of ships, to see thirty- 
seven ships keep — as we call it — a better line than 
we did on that day. 

I thank you for the great courtesy and hearty 
welcome you have shown me, and I will resign my 
place to some better speaker. 4 / ^ 7 6 

President Beekman : Gentlemen, we will now 
proceed to the next regular toast, '' New Amster- 
dam, the bud that has blossomed into New York," 
I will call to respond to that toast, Chief-Justice 
Charles R Daly. 



SPEECH OF HON. CHARLES P. DALY. 



Mr. Chairman, and Gentlemen : 




AM asked to respond to the toast of 
'' New Amsterdam, the bud that has 
blossomed into New York." It is a 
very poetical one, but the spring 
when that blossoming occurred was 
long ago, and it will be more appro- 
priate for me in reply to the toast to speak of an 
event within my own recollection, as it was con- 
nected, although somewhat remotely, with the 
budding and blossoming by which New Amster- 
dam became New York. 

I am one of three survivors now remaining of 
a gathering of gentlemen who came together forty- 
one years ago in this city, at a banquet given in 
honor of the commander and officers of the Dutch 
frigate. Prince Oranje, which was the first armed 
vessel of Holland that entered our waters, from 
the time when New York was surrendered to the 
English 1 80 years before ; and it is to me a great 
pleasure, after so many 3/ears have gone by, to be 
here to-night upon a second occasion of a like 
nature. The first was a memorable and even, to 
me, an interesting event ; for although I am not of 
the Dutch race, I am connected with it con amorey 

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having married a Dutch wife. She is not, gentle- 
men, strictly Dutch, but only a descendant of those 
who settled New Amsterdam. 

Gentlemen, there are two classes in this coun- 
try that have preserved the traits of the nation- 
ality from which they have descended in a degree 
more remarkable than any other. They are the 
French Canadians, of Lower Canada, and the 
descendants of the Hollanders who founded New 
York. The French Canadians preserve the lan- 
guage of their ancestors as it was spoken two 
centuries ago, and generally know no other tongue. 
They preserve not only the language, but the 
manners and customs that characterized their an- 
cestors in that early period ; which is not remark- 
able, living, as they do, in a region of country 
where they have but little communication with 
others, and are not, therefore, affected by those 
influences that change a people's character. But 
the descendants of the Dutch race of New York 
are different. They have been subjected to the 
intermingling of all the races who have contributed 
to the extraordinary development and progress of 
New York, and yet, notwithstanding this influence, 
they have preserved to a degree that is remark- 
able the characteristics of the race to which they 
belong, and especially one of the most admirable 
of the people of Holland — their probity. They 
have preserved the traits of their race with a te- 
nacity which is quite distinguishable from those of 
my own blood — ^the Irish — or from the English, 
the Germans, or any of those other races who 
have contributed to the prosperity of this country. 
In my youth there were some families in New 
York who still spoke Dutch as the language of 



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the household. There were many more in Albany 
and in the various towns situated along the Hudson 
River, where the Dutch originally settled. This 
brings to my mind a circumstance which was told 
to me by Mr. Bleecker, whom President Van Buren 
appointed our Minister to Holland. Mr. Bleecker 
said that when he had his audience with the King, 
and had to deliver the address which is usual on 
such occasions, he thought it appropriate that he, 
a descendant of the Dutch, and speaking the 
Dutch language, should deliver his address in 
Dutch. He said that he was surprised, as he was 
speaking, at the steady, fixed stare of the King, and 
that when he got through the King answered in 
excellent English : '' Where, where, Mr. Bleecker, 
did you get that Dutch ? You speak the language 
of our literature two hundred years ago ' 

How much, Mr. Chairman, does the name of 
Holland suggest ! How many eminent men has 
that small country produced in so many branches 
of human knowledge ? 

Grotius, the champion of the freedom of the 
seas, after whose irrefutable arguments Spain, 
Portugal, and Great Britain gave up their claim to 
the dominion of the sea, or a considerable portion 
of it. Varenius, the father of physical geography, 
who, although not born in Holland, passed almost 
the v^rhole of his life in that country, and produced 
and published there his great work which could 
not have been written without the materials which, 
at that time, were to be found only in a great navi- 
gating country, such as Holland then was. And 
Boerhaave, the greatest physician that the world 
had known up to that time ; and Spinoza, the great- 
est of liberal philosophers, and the foremost of 



religious thinkers. And Tasman, Van Diemen, 
Roqueveen, and others, explorers and discoverers 
of that large part of the globe we now call Aus- 
tralia, and also those splendid fighters upon the sea, 
De Ruyter and Van Tromp. But this is a subject, 
gentlemen, more fit for a volume than a speech, and 
I will conclude my remarks by saying what one 
who is not of the Dutch race may appropriately 
say on this occasion : How gratified the commander 
of the Va7i Speyk and his officers must feel in com- 
ing together to-night with the descendants of those 
Hollanders who founded this city, and who, in re- 
spect to Holland, take pride in her achievements 
and glory in her renown. 

President Beekman : Gentlemen, we will pro- 
ceed to the next regular toast, one to which we 
ought all to fill our glasses : '' The Netherlands, the 
Home of our Fathers, the Asylum of the Exiles, 
the Teacher of Toleration, the Promoter of Com- 
merce, the Pioneer of Liberty, and the Mistress of 
the Sea " ; and I will call upon Mr. Tunis G. Bergen 
to respond to that toast. 




SPEECH OF MR. TUNIS G. BERGEN, 

Mr. President, Gentleme^i, mid Officers of the 
Vmi Speyk: 




HE candles were about half burned out 
when a man who is a Judge, and there- 
fore to be obeyed, commanded me to 
respond to this toast. I would speak 
in old New York Dutch were it not 
for the fact that the gentlemen from 
** up the country " and the officers of the Van Speyk 
would not understand me. I was told the other 
day that a man made a wager that the most polite 
officers of the fleet of all nations now in our harbor 
were the officers of the Dutch man-of-war. His 
opponent contended that they were not the most 
polite, and two Americans took a small boat and went 
out and surveyed the fleet. They went by those 
white sides of our American ships, took off their caps 
or slouch hats, I believe they wore, and the officers of 
the American fleet saw them not. (Admiral Gher- 
ardi : '' The ships belonged to them.") They owned 
those ships. They passed the warlike sides of the 
German vessel, and the German officers, with their 
remarkable parade step, saw nothing but the pic- 
ture of King William. The Spanish officers, as 
they passed their vessel, said, in effect, they could 



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not understand English. The officers of the Bra- 
zilian man-of-war said: '' We thought that Brazil 
was the largest country on earth until we reached 
New York, and now we are so scared that we don't 
know what to think." Finally they came by the 
sides of the Van Speyk, and the two men in the 
small boat simply took off their hats to salute the 
Van Speyk, and it is a fact that the officers of the 
Van Speyk, alone in the fleet, took off their hats 
and answered the salute. Gentlemen, that was 
Dutch. 

When I heard that the vienzt to-night was to 
have a sorbet named a la Van Tromp, and some 
descendants of that great naval commander are 
probably here to-night (they are in America), some- 
body said that the latest historical investigations 
proved that he was not a '* Van Tromp," he was a 
'' Tromp." Gentlemen, he was not a '' Van " ; he 
was a '' trump." 

Our Fatherland : If I had not half a second of 
preparation I know you would sympathize with me, 
because I speak now of a subject common to us of 
America, and to the officers of the Van Speyk. 
Nearly three hundred years, gentlemen of the Van 
Speyk, separate you from us, but still we own our 
common Mother, our common Fatherland of Hol- 
land. The descendants of the men of the Dutch 
Republic who came to these shores make known to 
you after these nearly three hundred years, that 
whatever credit maybe bestowed to-day upon these 
Spanish caravels (and we give them credit, for credit 
is their due), the ship that landed liberty on these 
shores was the Dutch ship the Half-Moon ; and, 
gentlemen of The Holland Society, when, in 1909, 
only sixteen years from now, the three hundredth 



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anniversary of the landing of the Hollanders upon 
this island of Manhattan shall be celebrated, it 
shall be the fortune of The Holland Society to 
appeal to the Government of Holland, and, if 
necessary, to pay the expenses, to have a model of 
the Half 'Moon built and sent to these shores as 
the club-house of The Holland Society. In such a 
club-house, gentlemen, we would meet as on a festive 
occasion like this, and have our evening dinners, 
and then move on to another anchorage. We 
could fire the guns on Gravesend Bay ; we could 
awake the echoes of the Tappanzee. We could 
shake the hills of Catskill, and in another Half-Moon 
we could land at Albany and fire twenty-one guns in 
honor of the old Dutch fort. Orange, and then on this 
new Half Moon come back to the East River, and 
with Brooklyn and New York joining hands upon 
the deck of the Half Moon it will be the Dutch 
that will make them one city. 

More seriously, gentlemen, our Fatherland 
unites us all to-night. Though the centuries 
have separated us, we are still of the same blood. 
The sword of William of Orange was your sword 
and it was ours ; and to-day we unite with you in 
loving that little country which made its soil with 
the spade and carved its liberty with the sword. 

President Beekman : Gentlemen, we will pro- 
ceed to our next regular toast, ** The Friendship 
between the Netherlands and the United States. 
It began at the earliest dawn of our national life, 
founded upon mutual respect and confidence ; it 
has been strengthened by years." I will call on 
Mr. Robert B. Roosevelt, our ex-President, to re- 
spond to the toast." 




SPEECH OF 
HON. ROBERT B. ROOSEVELT. 

Gentlemeji : 

iT almost seems out of place to talk 
of peace, friendliness, affection, and 
mutual kindness, to men of war — 
to officers who are bent upon de- 
struction, whose duty and pride it 
is to fight and to slay. But they 
say that the greatest of all peacemakers are big 
guns, and certainly if that be true, modern 
ordnance is arriving rapidly at that position, if 
we poor civilians are any judges, when war will 
be a thing of the past, for I understand Ad- 
miral Gherardi has still something bigger, some- 
thing grander, something more terrible in his 
warlike mind by which we are sure of it — perfectly 
settled peace. But, after all, the wars of Holland — 
and I will say also for our country generally, our 
wars too — have been simply for peace. Holland's 
great battle, the battle which we recall at this 
moment under peculiar circumstances and with 
peculiarpropriety, when Centennial honors are being 
showered upon her ancient enemy, was a war for 
peace — a war against oppression and against tyr- 
anny, a war for freedom — freedom within their own 
land. It was a war against Spain carried on for 

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eighty years. It was a war which developed the 
qualities of Hollanders in the highest degree, as 
they say trials always develop the qualities of any 
nation. In that war the " beggars of the sea " be- 
came the tyrants of the ocean. We can scarcely 
conceive of the heroism of Van Speyk, who thrust a 
lighted torch into a barrel of gunpowder when his 
ship was in the power of the enemy. We can scarcely 
comprehend the indomitable courage of the men 
who threw themselves into the sea and fought their 
enemy hand to hand when drowning. We have 
heard of a good many things that were Dutch to- 
night, but that is Dutch of the Dutch. 

These are the memories that we descendants 
of Dutchmen can recall with pride, as I say at this 
time, when we are honoring Spain for its great 
maritime successes won when it was at its acme of 
power. We also must not forget, when honoring 
its great discoverer, also to honor a country which 
contended against that great power for the rights 
of free speech, of free religion, of free schools, and 
of free thought. Those are the peaceful things 
that war gave to the world. Hollanders were con- 
tending for what were then new ideas, new thoughts 
— absolute innovations, intellectual discoveries of 
those dark days. Up to that time there had been 
no such things known in the world. They are 
not new to-day. To-day we all think we have 
a right to them and always have had a right to 
them. Our modest friends across the Harlem 
River, up a little way to the east, imagine that they 
got them from England. We know they came 
from Holland. 

When I had the honor of representing this 
country at The Hague, I was received with a kind- 



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liness, a friendliness of spirit, and heartiness that 
actually surprised me. The natural sympathy of 
Holland is with America, and the old Dutch with 
what is really the new Dutch. The fact is that, 
after all, America is little more than big Holland, 
for Dutch ideas have permeated this country from 
ocean to ocean. I remember being at a party 
one evening when the gentlemen were saying : 
'' Well, you know, we Dutch think so and so ; we 
Dutch do so and so." I said : *' Gentlemen, stop 
right there, I am as much Dutch as any of you." 
My father did not have a drop of blood in his veins 
that was not Dutch — Holland Dutch. My grand- 
mother was a Va7i Schaick — I have a relative here 
alongside of me, our honored Treasurer, and my 
grandfather was a Van Roosevelt. My grand- 
mother spoke Dutch with a fluency that startled 
me when I was a child, and when she scolded me 
it made my ''haar te bergen ryzen," as we say in 
Fatherland's quaint style. I hope it was a purer 
Dutch than that which Judge Daly mentioned. 
I am sorry to say that I did n't understand it 
then. I am only learning gradually to under- 
stand it now. But there is one thing, gentlemen, 
that I can assure you of. I can assure the captain 
of the Van Speyk, I can assure every officer of 
that good Dutch ship, that nowhere on this con- 
tinent, nowhere on this globe, will you receive a 
heartier welcome than in New Amsterdam, from 
your brothers, the descendants of the Dutch, who 
are proud of their old Motherland." 



President Beekman : We will proceed to the 
next regular toast, and we will all drink a bumper 



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to " The Half -Moon. She sought a pathway to the 
Indies, but found instead the predestined Metropo- 
lis of the New World. Well chosen were the 
founders of the new empire." I will call on Gen- 
eral Viele to respond to this toast. 




s^^ 




SPEECH OF 
GENERAL EGBERT L. VIELE. 




Jkfr. Preside7it : 

iT is nearly three hundred years since 
the Haalve-Maafi from the Nether- 
lands cast its anchor off Manhattan 
Island, and we, whose ancestors fol- 
lowed closely in her wake, gladly 
welcome to the same anchorage the 
noble war-ship Van Speyk, from that land of 
glorious memory and grand achievements, for are 
we not bound to that land by the most sacred 
ties that bind men to each other — the ties of 
kindred and affection ? I sympathized with the 
Committee of Reception, who, when the offi- 
cers of the Va7i Speyk were ''half seas over" 
sought in vain for Dutch-speaking members of The 
Holland Society, who might converse with our ex- 
pected guests in their own language, and I enjoyed 
their surprise when they found that '' the Dutch- 
men " were as familiar with the English language 
as ourselves. How well we understand to-night in 
this cordial interchange of greetings that blood is 
thicker than water. Time and distance have not 
lessened our reverence for the memory of our fore- 
fathers, for no time and no distance can destroy in 
the human soul the instinct of love and admiration 

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for self-sacriticing and heroic deeds, and although 
our guests do not speak to us in the language with 
which we are still more or less familiar, and which 
in all these years has not been disused or forgotten 
by us, yet we recognize in them our Dutch cousins 
from old Amsterdam, and wish them a cordial 
welcome. 

The beautiful model of the Haalve-Maan that 
adorns our banquet table reminds us of the discov- 
ery of the Hudson and the founding of New York 
three centuries ago, and without desiring in the 
least to detract from the well-earned reputation of 
Christopher Columbus and his brothers, or take one 
leaf from the wreath of laurels due to them, I yet 
am free to say that, so far as the results attained 
and the benefits that have accrued to humanity, 
more was accomplished by that one small vessel 
than by all the caravels that Spain ever launched 
upon the sea. In that little bark of eighty tons a 
hardy crew from the Netherlands came to these 
shores seeking a route to the Orient. It was sup- 
posed that this great continent was merely a vast 
archipelago, through which meandered navigable 
straits. All that was known of this western world 
was derived from the islands of the Southern Sea. 
The immensity of the continent was not dreamed 
of, and it was supposed that a passage to the Orient 
might possibly be found. In that little bark came 
the adventurous crew that was to solve the problem. 
In their search they came into our lordly river, and 
well might they suppose that this great stream was 
a channel to the Pacific, for it is grand from its 
mouth to its source. Filled with wonder and ad- 
miration the brave Hudson and his crew followed 
the course of the river northward, through the 



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grand scenery of the Highlands up to that other 
broad valley down through the Silurian rocks by 
the beautiful Mohawk. Where these two valleys 
met the voyage ended, for it was evident that this 
was not a passage through the continent. But they 
had found a land of promise. The simple-minded 
denizens of the forest met them with a gentle hos- 
pitality, and in turn they were treated with the 
utmost human kindness. They raised no cross, 
they promulgated no creed, neither did they make 
unwilling captives of the untutored savages. They 
had come from a land dedicated to freedom and to 
God, which fettered slaves had never trod, from 
that land they transplanted the tree of civil and re- 
ligious liberty, which they had watered with their 
blood, to these shores where it has grown and 
flourished until seventy millions of freemen repose 
under its beneficence with no shackles on their 
arms, no shackles on their brain, no shackles on 
their tongues, no shackles on their souls ; and to 
this continent dedicated for all the ages to liberty, 
we welcome our guests to-night. The seed which 
our common ancestors had nurtured in the soil 
which they had redeemed from the sea, became the 
corner-stone of the Constitution of the United 
States, and thus America became the asylum of 
the oppressed of all the nations, of all creeds and of 
all colors, for all time, and for that reason we ask 
our brothers to take our hands and with mutual 
congratulations thank God who guided that little 
bark to these shores. It is a little singular that 
this now famous vessel chartered with a mission of 
freedom should have borne the Crescent flag at her 
masthead — the sign of the Orient, and emblem of 
slavery and despotism. The answer is that either 



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it had been captured in the Mediterranean from the 
Moslem pirates, a not unusual occurrence, or that 
saiHng for the Orient she had borne the Oriental 
Crescent as a significance of her voyage. Be that 
as it may, her voyage proved a triumph for the Oc- 
cident, and the civiHzation of the Occident followed 
her, and saved us from the curse of Orientalism that 
accompanied Columbus to the islands of the 
Southern Sea, and left there its withering blight. 
Let the memory of the Haalve-Maan be forever 
green in our hearts. 

President Beekman : Gentlemen, before draw- 
ing this memorable banquet to a close, I will call 
upon Hon. John W. Vrooman for a few remarks, 
which I know we will all listen to with pleasure. 



SPEECH OF MR. VROOMAN. 




AM used to surprises, but this Is the 
surprise of all. During the late war, 
some of our boys at the front, in their 
meanderings after pigs and turkeys, 
lost their reckoning and inquired of 
an old Virginian the nearest way to 
Harper's Ferry. His answer was, that he did n't 
know Harper or where he kept his durned old ferry ; 
and so, Mr. President, while I am proud of my Dutch 
ancestry, while I trace it back for three hundred 
years, I, too, have lost my reckoning, because I 
cannot speak a word of the durned old Dutch. I 
came here to demonstrate by my presence, and not 
by word, my unwavering loyalty to our Mother- 
country that has done more for the cause of free- 
dom and religious liberty, has been braver and 
nobler in its actions and instincts, than any other 
country under heaven. Thank God for a people 
that braved eighty years of war, that were ready to 
let in the ocean through the dykes, that were ready 
to sacrifice themselves to maintain their honor. A 
country thus inhabited, no matter how small in 
population, no matter how small in area, surely 
counts among the greatest and grandest nations of 
the earth. Do you wonder that we love our 
Motherland so replete with mighty achievements 
and glorious history ? 

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valued emblems, the one most cherished is this, 
which demonstrates to the world that- I am a de- 
scendant of Holland. I congratulate the mem- 
bers of The Holland Society that we have with us 
to-night an Amsterdam Dutchman, a Rotterdam 
Dutchman, and every other kind of a dam — 
Dutchman. I know that they feel at home 
with us, and have been delighted with the adver- 
tised speakers who have preceded me, and who 
have filled us with admiration and astonishment in 
their endeavors to prove that they are real, Simon 
pure Dutch descendants. I am now unexpectedly 
called upon to close these interesting proceed- 
ings, because I am known as an all-wool, yard- 
wide, Dutch plow-boy from the Mohawk valley. 
I have shaken out the hayseed from my hair, I 
have invested ten cents in a boot shine so 
that I might make a presentable appearance be- 
fore the dignitaries of the evening. My present 
condition reminds me of a Dutch friend in the up 
country who was once nominated for Member of 
Assembly. He went home and said to his wife : 
'' Wife, I have been nominated for Member of 
Assembly ; if I am elected, I will bean Honorable, 
but suppose I am not elected, what will I be ? " 
To which she replied : '* You will be the same old 
fool that you have always been." So, I assume, 
Mr. President, that in closing these after-dinner 
festivities you desired to exhibit to our guests the 
great distinction between the long-haired city 
Dutchman and the short-haired country Dutch- 
man, and I stand before you a living illustration of 
the latter. As I arose to my feet, several friends 
near me, in an endeavor to furnish inspiration, 
said, " Now spread yourself." It reminded me of 
that other Dutch friend in the up country who was 



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the possessor of a smart boy that put twenty-seven 
eggs under the old bantam hen. His mother in- 
quired the reason for the unusual number, to which 
he replied, '' I wanted to see the old thing spread 
herself," and certain am I, that in asking me to 
close this delightful entertainment, you wanted to 
give our guests an opportunity of taking in a similar 
spread. For this indiscreet action on the part of 
the President, I cannot make honest criticism, be- 
cause, I confess, to him, and to the officers of the 
Van Speyk (you see I pronounce it correctly), that 
I am the only pig-headed Dutchman in the whole 
outfit. 

Mr. President, I have a fellow-feeling for the 
naval officers, our guests assembled, because in 
years gone by, during the late Rebellion, I remem- 
ber a Dutch boy from Central New York, who left 
his parental roof and came to this city and enlisted 
in the Navy. He always has been, and always will 
be, proud of that event, and he stands before you 
to-night a lover of home, country, and liberty, the 
heritage of Dutch ancestry. My love for Holland 
and the Holland sailor is not the inspiration of a 
moment, but it came with my birth, and I feel the 
greatest pride in that grand and glorious land of 
the sea that sent across the water men who did 
more to truly make this the land of liberty and the 
home of religious thought than any other nation. 
Our ancestors came here — and with this thought I 
close — to live and labor for common humanity, be- 
cause they believed in the Fatherhood of God and 
the Brotherhood of man. 

President Beekman : We have with us Judge 
Augustus Van Wyck, of Brooklyn, and I am sure 
we shall be glad to hear from him. 



REMARKS OF 
HON. AUGUSTUS VAN WYCK. 




jHEN I find myself floating in the ocean 
of good fellowship and gratitude to 
the Fatherland, I am ready always to 
obey the commands of The Holland 
Society, and can permit no trifles to 
intervene between me and their orders. 
It reminds me of the old darkey who was criticised 
when she had joined the church, because a short 
time before she was caught stealing a chicken. Her 
response was : '' Do you suppose that I will per- 
mit a trifle like a chicken to stand between me and 
my Maker?" So to-night I will not permit the 
trifle of having been called upon without the slight- 
est previous notice to speak, to stand between me 
and my fidelity to the Fatherland, represented by 
her Navy here to-night. 

Mr. President, I never saw you and the members 
of this Society look better and happier than you 
do to-night, under the inspiration of this highly 
deserved tribute to the Navy of Holland, and the 
Navy, in the presence of Admiral Gherardi, of our 
own country. 

We must not belittle this occasion by forgetting 
the great deeds of, and our debt and gratitude to, 
Holland for the impress that she has made upon 
this country. William the Silent and his Holland, 



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a small power which waged war for eighty years 
against the greatest monarch of Europe at that 
time, produced a spirit of liberty to which we owe 
this great Republic of freemen ; to her we owe the 
significance of yonder flag — a union of indestructi- 
ble States that is represented thereby. That flag 
beautifully illustrates the true germ of our Repub- 
lic. There is a radiant star for each State, and a 
sovereign State for each star. An indestructible 
union of indestructible States, which was largely 
fashioned after the *' United Provinces of the 
Netherlands." Holland sowed the seed of liberty ; 
sowed the seed of free thought, religious and civil 
liberty, which prevails in a perfect condition in 
this country, and never should we forget, at any 
time, our debt of gratitude to Holland, for Holland 
is the parent of civil and religious liberty ; and 
when I heard our distinguished friend. Judge Daly, 
to-night speak of the Van Speyk as a fleet, it only 
reminded me that Van Tromp, with a single ship, 
was a fleet against a Spanish Armada. And when 
I heard my friend, Mr. Bergen, appeal that we 
should in future create and build a fac-simile of 
the Half-Moon, I thought that we should instead 
thereof raise a statue in this great metropolis of 
the Western Empire of Hendrick Hudson. 

But, gentlemen, at this stage of the evening 
we need more than a half-moon ; we need a full 
moon in wending our way home after this multitu- 
dinous demonstration of friendship for Holland 
and her noble officers, emphasized by a flood of 
sparkling wine, which would float the Spanish 
caravels in our bay. My friends, you must excuse 
me from saying more. My heart is too full for 
speech. To Holland we owe that brotherhood of 



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man throughout the world which Is the richest and 
ripest fruit of the tree of toleration. Either our 
star-spangled banner or your three-barred flag 
awakens alike in the heart of the New Netherlander 
admiring homage and grateful reverence for 
William of Orange, your Washington ; Broderode, 
your Patrick Henry ; Barneveldt, your Alexander 
Hamilton ; Maurice of Nassau, your Andrew 
Jackson ; and Van Tromp, your Paul Jones. 

President Beekman : Gentlemen, we have 
with us to-night the Consul-General of the Nether- 
lands, and I am sure we would be all glad to hear 
from him. 




SPEECH OF 
CONSUL-GENERAL PLANTEN, 




J/r. Presidenl and Gentlemen of the Holland 
Society : 

AM sure that after all that has been 
said I shall be excused from adding 
many words, because you will, I 
think, agree with me when I repeat 
what was said at the dinner last 
night, '* that the time for our watch 
below has come." 

I shall not add a word to what has been said in 
praise of Holland, but as parents forget the difficul- 
ties occasioned them by their children, in the pride 
of steps they have taken when older, careers they 
have followed, victories achieved, so Holland, to 
whom you feel grateful, owes a debt of gratitude 
to you for the lessons so faithfully followed which 
our ancestors taught. Holland feels warm affec- 
tion for you, her kindred, and thanks you for what 
you have accomplished. 

She points with great pride to you as a people 
and to what you have done for humanity, and re- 
joices in having received from the pen of an 
American its best history, one which has become a 
beacon light for all scholars to its historic record. 

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The best history we have to-day in regard to 
the influence Holland has had in forming this 
nation and country has likewise been written by 
an American who had no Holland ancestry. Both 
the works I refer to are admitted to be of great 
merit and the acknowledged exponents of the vir- 
tues and truths practised and promulgated by our 
ancestors which have helped to found the nation, 
now a refuge for people of every clime and creed. 

Holland claims a close bond of attachment to 
the United States, while the names of John Lo- 
throp Motley and Douglas Campbell will ever be 
honored and revered as they are here. I am sure 
that the officers who have had the great honor of 
coming here and joining in the festival of the past 
week will carry with them thoughts of it which 
shall last through life and be among the happiest 
to recall. They will tell of you in their homes, of 
the friendliness and kindness they experienced, 
and it will be an example to speak of to their chil- 
dren, that the noble deeds done and good seed 
sown by our forefathers have been incentives to 
bring about a result in which we all glory. 

I feel, myself, somewhat as a brother in your 
Society, for since your first gathering you have 
taken me up as one of your own. I thank you 
for the honor thus bestowed, and in the thanks 
which I express the officers here will permit me to 
speak for them, each and all, the thanks of the navy 
they represent, and I, who have the privilege of 
representing as far as possible the interests of 
Holland here, tender you in its name most sincere 
thanks. May I beg you to accept them ? 

While most earnestly wishing that as our ances- 
tors have upheld the virtues descended from the 



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fathers, we may all ever remain true to the old 
Holland motto " Je mainteindrai,'' and never neg- 
lect most loyally to support our own, " In Union 
there is Strength^ 

President Beekman : Gentleman, I propose 
one more toast before we go, *' The Captain and 
Officers of the Van Speyk!' This was responded 
to with hearty cheers for the captain and officers 
of the Van Speyk. 

Gen. Viele : Mr. President, I propose a toast 
to Holland's Queen. Again the banqueters arose 
and with much enthusiasm testified to their appre- 
ciation of the little Queen of the Netherlands. 

Capt. Arriens : I propose to you all to join 
with me in drinking the health and the prosperity 
of the United States Navy, which has been such 
an excellent and efficient one. I propose the 
United States Navy and Admiral Gherardi. 

Judge Augustus Van Wyck: One last salvo to 
Captain Arriens. 

Capt. Arriens : I hope before leaving these 
shores to express the hearty thanks of myself and 
fellow-officers for the delightful reception by The 
Holland Society, and I give you my sincere assur- 
ance that this evening will be the most memorable 
one in my long naval career. 

During the dinner, when the Dutch national 
air was played by the band the officers rose to 
their feet, and when other Dutch airs were played 
they joined heartily in singing the words in the 
language of the Fatherland. 




Zbc aiban? Celebration^ 

HE members of the Society residing in 
Albany extended a hearty invitation 
to the officers of the Va7i Speyk to 
visit that city and participate in the 
hospitaHty of that most ancient of 
Dutch settlements, and Tuesday, May 
9, 1893, was fixed upon as the date. Our fellow- 
member, Hon. Chauncey M. Depew, President of 
the Hudson River and New York Central Railroad 
Company, generously provided the drawing-room 
car Ursula for their accommodation, which was 
attached to the Fast Mail train leaving the Grand 
Central Depot at 9.10 a.m. Captain Arriens was 
accompanied by eighteen of his officers, and the 
party was escorted by the following named mem- 
bers of the Society : Wm. J. Van Arsdale (repre- 
senting also the railroad company) John V. L. 
Pruyn, George W. Van Siclen, and the Secretary, 
Theodore M. Banta. 

The day was one of the brightest and most 
beautiful of the spring, and our guests thoroughly 
enjoyed their first experience of American railroad 
travelling as, at nearly fifty miles an hour, they 
rushed along among the scenery of the noble river 
whose waters were first disturbed by a Dutch ship 
two hundred and eighty-four years before. 

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The Albany members had appointed the following 
named gentlemen as a Committee on Reception : 
Dr. Albert Van der Veer, Jacob H. Ten Eyck, 
William Bayard Van Rensselaer, Charles H. Van 
Benthuysen, James Ten Eyck, John V. L. Pruyn, 
Richard Varick DeWitt, and Miles W. Vosburgh. 
This committee came into the drawing-room car on 
its arrival in Albany, and. were introduced to Cap- 
tain Arriens and his officers, and then conducted 
them to the open carriages in waiting. 

The Albany newspapers had referred to the 
expected visit of the Netherlanders, and accordingly 
quite a large gathering had assembled at the depot 
to welcome the city's guests with hearty cheers, 
while many of the houses were found to be decor- 
ated with bunting and Dutch and American flags 
in honor of the event. 

The party were driven to the Kenmore where 
rooms had been prepared for them, and a short 
time was given for rest and refreshment. 

The carriages were then re-entered, and the party 
were driven through Pearl and State Streets to the 
City Hall. Here the colors of the Netherlands, 
carried by one of the officers, was festooned from 
the balcony of the building, and the party passed 
into the office of the Mayor. Col. J. V. L. Pruyn 
introduced each officer in turn to Mayor Manning, 
who, as soon as the ceremony was over, stepped 
forward, holding in his hand what represented the 
freedom of the city. It was beautifully engrossed 
in blue and red on white parchment, and bore the 
resolution of the Common Council and the arms of 
the city. The document was enclosed in a case of 
red, and tied with ribbons of orange. It recited as 
follows : 



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City of Albany, State of New York. 
In Common Council, May 2, 1893. 
Resolved, That the freedom of the City of Albany 
be extended to Captain William Arnold Arriens 
and the other officers of the war-ship Van Speyk 
now representing Holland in American waters, and 
they are hereby invited to visit the city at such 
time during their stay in this country as may be 
most convenient. 
Approved. 

(Signed) James H. Manning, Mayor, 

Thomas H. Cramer, Clerk of 
Common Council. 
(City seal.) 
A true copy. 

In presenting this courtesy of the capital city, 
Mayor Manning said : 

MAYOR manning's GREETING. 

Captian Arriens and Party, — In behalf of the 
executive and legislative branches of our city gov- 
ernment ; in behalf of a people numbering nearly 
one hundred thousand, I have the pleasure and 
honor of extending to you a most cordial welcome. 
But a few hours ago you were in the great city of 
New York, where you found much to admire and 
enjoy ; now you are the guests of the oldest city in 
the thirteen original States — Albany, — the capital 
city of the Empire State. It is gratifying to know 
that you are in our midst, even though it be only 
for a few hours, for as we take you by the hand and 
look into your honest faces, we realize that we stand 
in the presence of true friends who, because of an- 
cestral ties, have more than ordinary interest in the 
welfare of our municipality: You have journeyed 



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along the banks of yonder noble river by rail, and 
as you beheld the beautiful scenery which is so 
graphically described In the writings of Washington 
Irving, I dare say you wondered what the condition 
of affairs hereabouts must have been in those days 
of long ago when Hendrick Hudson sailed in his 
primitive way from the bay of New York for the 
spot which we, who are Albanians, now call our 
home. We are not prone to dwelling in the past, 
but we would indeed be ungrateful if we did not 
bless the day when the Dutch took possession of 
the ground on which Albany stands. In the year 
1879 several Centennial celebrations were held in 
this State, and at one of them a former Governor, 
Horatio Seymour, who sprang from good old Dutch 
stock, said : '* No people can rise to a high degree 
of virtue and patriotism who do not know nor care 
for the achievements of their fathers." We honor 
and respect the memory of the men from Holland, 
who gave us the nucleus of what is to-day a large 
and prosperous city. All admit that it was fortu- 
nate for the future of our country that the Holland- 
ers first occupied the banks of the Hudson and 
threw open the gateway to the interior of the con- 
tinent to all nationalities and to all creeds. 

The Albany of those times is not the Albany of 
to-day. Great advances have been made. Instead 
of mud roads, we have well-paved and electric- 
lighted streets. The houses and inhabitants which 
Morse has described as having their gable ends 
towards the streets have disappeared. It is the 
modern Albany to which we invite your attention, 
and for which we sincerely trust you will have none 
but pleasant memories when we are separated by 
the broad expanse of oceans. Gentlemen, the free- 



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dom of the city is yours, and may you enjoy it to 
the fullest extent is the wish of the dear people for 
whom I speak. 

Captain Arriens thanked the Mayor in very 
pleasant language, saying : 

Mr. Mayor, — We thank you very much for 
your extremely kind remarks. For my officers and 
myself, I can assure you that we highly appreciate 
the most cordial reception we have received at your 
hands — a repetition of the reception which we have 
received in New York and other places. I can but 
say, with deep feeling, that whenever we leave your 
land and depart for our homes, that we will depart 
with the pleasant memories of the old Dutch town, 
Albany. 

ENTERTAINED BY MRS. PRUYN. 

According to arrangements made, the party then 
proceeded to the hospitable mansion of Mrs. J. V. 
L. Pruyn, No. 13 Elk Street, where a reception was 
held and an elaborate luncheon served. Amonor the 
Albanians and guests present were : Mayor Man- 
ning, the Rev. A. V. V. Raymond, D.D., Rev. E. 
P. Johnson, R. L. Banks, Theodore M. Banta, 
Albert V. Bensen, Abraham V. De Witt, Richard 
V. De Witt, Edmund H. Huyck, Francis C. Huyck, 
T. A. Knickerbacker, Abraham Lansing, Isaac De 
Freest Lansing, John T. Lansing, Willard C. 
Marselius, Peyton F. Miller, John G. Myers, 
Charles L. Pruyn, John V. L. Pruyn, Robert C. 
Pruyn, Cebra Quackenbush, Hiram E, Sickels, 
Jacob H. Ten Eyck, James Ten Eyck, Daniel L. 
Van Antwerp, William M. Van Antwerp, C. H. 



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Van Benthuysen, Dr. Albert Vander Veer, Theo- 
dore V. Van Heusen, William Bayard Van Rens- 
selaer, George W. Van Siclen, Eugene Van Slyke, 
John L. Van Valkenburgh, Abraham Van Vechten, 
M. W. Vosburgh, Jasper Van Wormer, Edward 
W. Visscher, and Charles V. Winne. 

One of the interesting incidents of the visit at 
Mrs. Pruyn's was the signing of a writing upon the 
fly-leaf of one of the most ancient record books of 
the city. The document was signed by Captain 
Arriens and all his officers present, and reads as 
follows : 

'' At the request of the Mayor and citizens of 
Albany in whose city we are this day, we, the rep- 
resentatives of the Netherland Government at 
the Naval Review in New York, officers of the 
frigate Van Speyk, remembering the earliest settle- 
ment of this State by men of our nationality, 
cordially insert our names upon the fly-leaf of the 
Record Book of 1652 at the first place settled in, 
now the capital of the State of New York. 

'* Done at the residence of Mrs. John V. L. 
Pruyn, May 9, 1893." 



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A VISIT TO THE GOVERNOR. 

It was some time after three o'clock when the 
distinguished visitors bade farewell to Mrs. Pruyn, 
and again re-entering the carriages proceeded to 
the State Street entrance of the Capitol. The Ex- 
ecutive Chamber was first visited, where all were 
introduced to Governor Flower, who made a brief 
and courteous speech of welcome, to which Captain 
Arriens bowed his grateful acknowledgments. The 
Hollanders were then shown about the building, 
and frequently expressed their delight and admira- 
tion. The party left the Capitol by the Washington 
Avenue entrance and once more entered their 
coaches. Then came a drive through the balmy 
atmosphere of the delightful Mayday. They pro- 
ceeded up Washington Avenue to Dove Street, to 
Madison Avenue, and then through Washington 
Park to Western Avenue, and down the hill again 
to All Saints' Cathedral, where all entered and re- 
mained for some time inspecting the beautiful 
interior. 

They were greatly interested in visiting the new 
engine-house on Madison Avenue, recently com- 
pleted, with all the modern improvements relating 
to fire-alarms ; the entire fire company being present 
and going through all the movements incident to 
an alarm of fire, Captain Arriens himself pressing 
the electric button which opened the doors and 
released the horses. 

The ride ended at the Kenmore, by the way of 
Washington Avenue, Eagle, State, and North Pearl 
Streets. 



THE DINNER 
AT THE FORT ORANGE CLUB. 




IHORTLY before seven o'clock the 
visitors were escorted in carriages to 
the Fort Orange Club-house, where 
they were entertained at dinner by the 
local members of The Holland Society 
of New York. The beautiful dining- 
room presented a scene of beauty long to be 
remembered. There were four tables, one extend- 
ing across the north end of the room and the other 
three at right angles extending south. Covers were 
laid for seventy-two. With the exception of the 
ensign of Holland suspended over the southern 
door the decorations were mostly floral. The 
massive fireplace and mantel were almost hidden 
by waving or^ntal palms, lilies, field daisies, and 
gay-colored plants in full bloom. Masses of palms 
and green foliage were placed in the four corners 
of the room and at the ends of each table. The 
chandeliers were festooned with graceful asparagus, 
and the same artistic treatment was manifest on 
every hand. The tables, however, were the great 
delight to the eye. Ferns and asparagus flowers 
in full bloom were there in profusion, and from 
between them rose, at frequent intervals, cande- 
labra with waxen candles. In the middle of the 



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first table was the perfect model of a steamship 
resting on a bank of ferns and small palms. On 
the centre table of the three rows was a sloop, with 
every sail set, sailing on a sea of emerald verdure. 
In one of the wine glasses before each plate was a 
gorgeous tulip. The local newspapers stated that 
nothing to equal this table decoration had ever 
been seen in the Fort Orange, if ever in Albany. 
Dr. Vander Veer, as toastmaster, occupied the 
middle seat at the first table, and on his right sat 
Captain Arriens. The other twelve seats at this 
table were occupied by the speakers and special 
guests of honor, namely, Governor Flower, Geo. 
W. Van Siclen, Rev. A. V. V. Raymond, Rev. E. 
P. Johnson, Hon. John Van Voorhis, Mayor Man- 
ning, Sheldon D. Viele, Hon. Abraham Lansing, 
Theodore M. Banta, and Alderman Armitage of 
the Albany Council. The other guests were, in 
addition to the ofiicers of the Van Speyky 



A. V. Bensen. 
A. De Graff. 
A. V. DeWitt. 
R. V. DeWitt. 
W. B. Elmendorf. 
M. C. Groesbeck. 
E. N, HuYCK. 
T. A. Knickerbacker. 
I. D. F. Lansing. 
W. C. Marselius. 
P. F. Miller. 
John V. L. Pruyn. 
Cebra Quackenbush. 
C. C. Schuyler. 

H. E. SiCKELS. 

J. L. SwiTS. 
J. H. Ten Eyck. 
G. A. Van Allen. 
T. J. Van Alstyne. 



D. L. Van Antwerp. 
J. H. Van Antwerp. 
T. I. Van Antwerp. 

D. H. Van Auken. 

Chas. H. Van Benthuysen 
W. L. Van Denbergh. 
W. B. Van Rensselaer. 

E. Van Slyke. 

J, L. Van Valkenburgh. 
A. Van Vechten. 
A. T. Van Vranken. 
Jasper Van Wormer. 
M. E. Viele. 
Edward W. Visscher. 
Miles W. Vosburgh. 
S. B. Ward. 
J. I. Wendell. 
C. V. Winne. 
John Wolfe. 



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Dr. Vander Veer, when all had assembled, 
called upon Rev. E. P. Johnson, pastor of the 
First Reformed Church, of Albany, to say grace, 
introducing him in the following words : It gives 
me pleasure to introduce to you a representative of 
the oldest church in this country, said by historians 
to be the oldest, in point of organization, in the 
United States. 



The menu was as follows : 

Little Neck Clams. Haut Sauterne. 

Spring Soup. AMONTILLADO, 

Olives. Almonds. Radishes 

Chicken Halibut, Sauce Hollandaise. 
New Potatoes. Cucumber Salad. 

Stuffed Tomatoes. Pontet Canet. 

Spring Lamb, Mint Sauce. Moet & Chandon. 

New Peas. Fresh Asparagus. 

Roman Punch. Cigarettes. 

Philadelphia Squab. 
Lettuce Salad. 

Camembert and Edam Cheese. Toasted Crackers. 

Strawberries and Cream. Cake. 

Maple Sugar. Liqueurs. 

Coffee. Cigars. 



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The toasts and speakers were : 

The Queen of the Netherlands, Capt. Arriens. 

The Executive, Governor Flower. 

The City of Albany, Mayor Manning. 

Oranje Boven, Geo. W. Van Siclen. 

Influence of the Netherlands upon our Theol- 
ogy, Rev. A. V. V. Raymond. 

Dutch Laws, Hon. John Van Voorhis. 

Early Settlers of Albany, Hon. Abraham 
Lansing. 

Pilgrims to Netherland, Sheldon T. Viele. 




DR. VANDER VEER'S ADDRESS. 

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Captain A^^riens and the Officers of the Nether- 
land war-ship Van Speyk : 




IT gives me great pleasure to extend to 
you, in behalf of the members of The 
Holland Society, residing in Albany 
and vicinity, an earnest vi^elcome to 
this old Dutch town. It is peculiarly 
appropriate that we assemble to-night 
in a building bearing the name of Fort Orange. 
The decorations will bring to your mind recol- 
lections of the history so intimately connected 
with your Holland of to-day, the home of 
our ancestors, the Fatherland of us all. In 
this welcome we desire to express our pleasure 
and to assure you of our loyalty to our Mother- 
country. 

It is proper that I should call your attention 
somewhat to the historical facts associated with the 
city you are now visiting. No place in the United 
States is more fruitful in historical interest than 
Albany, made so by innumerable events connected 
with our early colonial associations. We can claim 
for Albany an older date even than that of our 
great commercial metropolis, which you have so 
recently visited, and where you have been enter- 

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tained by descendants of Dutchmen a little younger 
in years yet none the less cordial in their hospital- 
ity. This is the oldest organized Dutch city in 
the United States, and the oldest but one in this 
country. 

In September, 1609, Hendrick Hudson, in the 
Half-Moofty sailed up the beautiful river along 
which you were borne to-day by the most modern 
of railway trains, a river which now bears his name. 
It delights us to know that you have seen it in so 
favorable a manner — to carry back with you to the 
Mother-country an impression of the homage yet 
paid to the discoverer of what was at first supposed 
to be the way to the East Indies. The crew of 
this vessel were the first white men to see the site 
of our present prosperous city. 

Recognizing the commercial worth of so favor- 
able a location in the early part of the seventeenth 
century, the Dutch established a trading post here. 

Hudson had expatiated on the merits of this 
great river on his return to Europe, and desired 
immediately to set forth upon another voyage to 
this land of new wonders, but, as you well know, 
was prevented by the English authorities, who 
now began to grow jealous of the maritime enter- 
prises of the Dutch. This was at a period when 
the Netherlands had reached the century of greatest 
prosperity in her history. '' She was then the first 
maritime "power in Europe, and Amsterdam was 
the commercial capital of the world." We look 
back with pride upon the history of old Holland of 
that day. With the government at that time was 
mixed the leaven of republicanism which character- 
izes them now as then, the source of activity and 
enterprise, the admiration of the whole world. 



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She had had her successful wars, she had con- 
tended with powers infinitely stronger than her 
own, but after a struggle of eighty years had been 
successful, not in the spirit that " Might makes 
right," but in the spirit of quiet determination to 
follow out the justice of God's doings. 

In the settlement of this portion of America by 
the Dutch there was evinced that spirit of fairness 
and honesty, born from a policy that had always 
shown her to be generous, far in advance of all 
other countries in the arts and sciences, in religious 
toleration, in all pertaining to the evolution of the 
tree of progress now bearing such wonderful 
nineteenth-century fruit. This same factor was 
exhibited in their treatment of the aborigines of 
this country. Albany in the past owes much of 
its wealth and prosperity to the traffic in furs and 
peltry with the Indians. Such was the evidence of 
their true, gentle, just, equitable dealings with the 
natives, that the city was never attacked during 
the numerous wars which occurred at the time of 
the Dutch administration. 

In 1 6 14, was erected the first trading house on 
the island belcw the city. In 1686 Albany became 
of sufficient importance, in the eyes of the British 
Government, to be chartered as a city, and what is 
known as the '' Dongan Charter" was then granted 
by the governor of this province, which brought 
much joy and pleasure to the Dutchmen of that 
day. 

There are gathered about this table to-night 
representatives of old Dutch families, many whose 
names you recognize as familiar, and in introducing 
them to you I cannot do better than quote from 
our native poet : 



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^* Where be the Dutchmen of the olden time, 
Who saw our ancient city in its prime ? 
The Bleeckers, Brinkerhoffs, Van Homes, and Dyckmans, 
Van Hooks, Van Bummels, VanderPoels, and Ryckmans ; 
Van Rensselaers, Ten Broecks, Van Peltz, and Hoppers, 
The Vander Spiegels, Vander Hoofs, and Cloppers ; 
Van Benthuysens, Van Sandtfoord, and Van Deusens, 
The Verra Vangers, Schermerhorns, Van Heusens ; 
The VanderVoorts, Van Rippers, and Van Dycks, 
The Vanderheydens, Slingerlands, Ten Eycks ; 
The Knickerbockers, Lansings, and Van Burens, 
Van Dams, Van Winkles, Stuyvesants, Van Keurens ; 
The Hoffmans, Rosbooms, Hogebooms, and Schroeders, 
Van Valkenburghs, and Stoutenburghs, and Schneiders ; 
Van Schaicks, Van Vechtens, Visschers, and Van Wies, 
Van Tromps, Van Schoonhovens, and Vanderzees ; 
Van Zandts, Van Blarsems, Schuylers, Van Schellynes, 
Douws, Hooghlands, Waldrons, Vandenburghs, and Pruyns ; 
De Witts, Hochstrassers, Bontecous, Van Giesons, 
Van Gaasbecks, Groesbecks, Bensons, and Van Hiesons ? 
Where are they all, those men of sounding name. 
Of pipe, knee-breeches, and round-bellied frame ? 
The buxom, blooming lass, the tidy vrouw, 
The musical old slaves, where are they now ? 
The quaint old houses, with their chimneys tall. 
Their gables to the street, where are they all ? 
The curious purse, with many a guilder stored ; 
The festal dainties smoking on the board ; 
The olycoeck, the crisp and crumbling cruller, 
The cakes of divers taste and shape and color ; 
Sweet cake and doughnut, ginger-cake and honey, 
And pies more precious 7iow than modern money ? 
All vanished ! pipes, old customs, breeches — all ! 
Like leaves that bloom awhile, then have their fall ; 
Or like a footprint in the fleeting snow, 
When the warm breathings of the springtime blow. 
Ah ! the good Dutchmen of the olden time. 
Who saw our ancient city in its prime ! 
Ah, when they flourished, how the jolly year 
Flew, smiling, full of bounty and good cheer ! 
Those days — unequalled here or anywhere ; 
Those people, what a good old set they were ! " 



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Some of our forefathers smoked the pipe of 
peace with Hendrick Hudson, others fought in the 
Revolution. We are Albanians of Dutch blood of 
the deepest dye. 

'' Dutch emigration to America rested upon the 
primary conviction that families ought not to be 
separated. When the movement fairly began, 
whole families set sail from Holland in the same 
ship. The object of the Dutch was to set up in 
America a veritable Nieuw Nederlandt — the name 
which was given, under their patronage, to this 
then howling wilderness — not veritable in dykes 
and ditches, perhaps, but still to be a second Hol- 
land, as nearly as possible. With prudent circum- 
spection they brought to their new abodes, along 
with their intellectual peculiarities, a great array 
of useful household articles — waffle-tongs, long- 
stemmed pipes, pewter platters, high-backed settles, 
and even bricks, the latter by the shipload ; so 
that at first every dwelling-house erected upon the 
site of what is now Albany was simply a repetition 
of those left in the Netherlands." 

Had I time I would like to speak of the profes- 
sions as they were represented in the early settle- 
ment of this city. In the practice of medicine the 
first physician located here bore a name which we 
recognize among our guests here to-night — Dr. 
Herman Mynderts van Bogaerdet, and who came 
to this country somewhere in the neighborhood of 
1 63 1. I might mention many other names that 
would be familiar to you, in the practice of medi- 
cine, theology, and law, but this will be done by 
abler speakers than myself. 

At the conclusion of his address of welcome Dr. 
Vander Veer presented Captain Arriens and his 



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companions, fellow officers of the Van Speyk, 
in behalf of President Beekman and the members 
of The Holland Society of New York, with a 
beautifully chased silver punch bowl, in the follow- 
ing words : 

** And now I feel a degree of embarrassment as 
we are about to drink to the health of one whom 
we all admire for her lovely, pure, and winning 
manners. It gives me pleasure in presenting the 
toast, ' The young Queen of the Netherlands,' that 
we are to drink from that emblem of purity, a sil- 
ver punch bowl, now to be presented in behalf of 
the President and members of The Holland Society 
to Captain Arriens and officers of the Van Speyky 
to be kept as a memento of their visit here, in com- 
memoration of the dinner in New York and of this 
dinner, and as a tie to cement more closely the 
relations that have sprung up within the past few 
days in our pleasant intercourse with each other." 

We shall have the pleasure of listening to Cap- 
tain Arriens who will respond to the toast ''The 
Queen of the Netherlands." 





REMARKS OF CAPTAIN ARRIENS. 

J 

Gentlemen : 

AM asked by your honored Chairman 
to respond to the toast of our dear, 
beloved Queen. I beHeve there could 
be no better place to do it than 
here among the members of The 
Holland Society in Albany. On 
behalf of the officers of the Va7i Speyk, I wish to 
express our gratitude and appreciation of the hos- 
pitality you have extended to us. We appreciate 
it in a very high degree. You have all been very 
kind to us and I must express our very sincere 
thanks for it. Our little Queen very happily enjoys 
very good health. We all hope she will be safely 
guided by her beloved mother, who in a very tender 
manner cares for her until her education is com- 
pleted. We feel very sure that our whole popula- 
tion will be very kind to her. Gentlemen, for this 
splendid reception which you have given us, I 
thank you very much, and I propose that we all 
drink to the health of the Queen of the Nether- 
lands. 

The assembled company arose and after giving 
three cheers drank to the health of the Queen. 

Dr. Vander Veer : We are very happy to-night 
in having with us the honored head of this great 

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H. N M. Ship Van Speyk. 



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State, and it gives me pleasure to present the next 
toast, '* Our Executive," whom, were we to judge by 
his liberality of heart and bounteous giving, we 
would claim to be a veritable Dutchman. I take 
pleasure in calling upon Governor Flower to 
respond. 




SPEECH OF GOVERNOR FLOWER. 

Mr. President, Captain Arriens, and Guests of 
The Holland Society : 

jOUR honored President has hit it right 
for once. I have never boasted of it, 
and I never did it because I have never 
been so proud of it as I am to-night, 
that I have Dutch blood in my veins. 
My mother claimed relationship with 
the Van Rensselaers. Since I have been at this 
table I have seen this flower of Holland open its 
petals until it has spread almost as wide as Captain 
Arriens, typical of that little country of Holland that 
has been reclaimed from the sea and then spread itself 
all over the world until it is the richest country on 
the globe. Every American feels proud of her and 
of one thing in particular I am sure, and that is, 
that when the battle was raging fiercely between 
the North and South, little Holland loaned us on 
our bonds more than any other nation in Europe. 
A wonderful country is that land reclaimed from 
the sea, and every Hollander with any blood in 
his veins should be proud of the country from 
which he sprang. They have shown more pluck 
than all the nations of the old world combined. I 
remember reading somewhere in history of that 
famous Dutch general and his answer to his 

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enemies when they asked him to surrender. He 
said : '* We will eat our horses and our mules, our 
cats and our dogs, and when they are gone we 
will gnaw the flesh from our left arm and defend 
our city with the right." 

I remember in the conflict with Spain, when, 
rather than surrender, Holland submerged her 
land and kept it under water for years and kept 
it for herself. One of her famous sailors sailed up 
the Hudson River in 1609, and at the very time 
he was sailing up, a very remarkable thing in history 
occurred. From the north the French were sailing 
up Lake Champlain, and when Hendrick Hudson 
was at Waterford, Father Champlain himself was 
about an hour behind time in reaching that point. 
He was an hour behind time because his name 
was n't Van. The Dutchman got there first. And 
he stayed there last. Those men that came over 
and founded this great State of New York, landing 
on Manhattan Island and sailing up the Hudson, 
have left their imprint in this civilization — -all over 
it. They were far-sighted. There are some men 
who are born far-sighted. I once read of a Dervish 
in India who said one day to a merchant : ** You 
lost a camel?" ''Yes," the merchant said. '' It 
is lame in one foot?" ''Yes." "Blind in one 
eye?" "Yes." "His teeth are out on one 
side?" " Yes." " It was loaded on one side with 
honey and with corn on the other ? " " Yes, have 
you found him ? " " No, I have not seen him." 
How then could he describe the camel so accurately. 
He was coming over the desert and saw that the 
camel only kept one side of the road, therefore he 
knew it was lame in one foot and blind in one eye. 
It had nibbled the grass on one side of the road. 



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therefore he knew its teeth were good on but one 
side. He saw bees on one side and therefore knew 
it was carrying- honey, and he saw ants on the other 
side and therefore knew it was carrying corn. Men 
are far-sighted when they found cities. The Dutch 
founded well, because as they came up the Hudson 
there were no two better places to found cities than 
New York and Albany. They had the knack of 
staying. If we had come over here with our an- 
cestors and had bought a farm around New York, 
on that rocky ridge, and did n't know any more how 
to let go of it than they did, we would all have 
had each a million dollars, and they have n't let go 
until this time. 

The Vans and the other Dutch names of Albany 
and New York got there first, and they stayed there 
last, and their tracks are right through this country. 
Wherever you find that blood, it knows enough 
when it has got a good thing not to let go of it. 
Our worthy Mayor has given you the freedom of 
this city. It was yours long before he came here, 
but he gave it back to you on parchment. I now 
offer you tl^e freedom of the Empire State. It 
has grown nearly double in population the whole 
people of Holland. You have builded better 
than you knew. You have read in the books, as 
I know from conversation with you, of the great 
springs to the north of us, where the battle of Sara- 
toga was fought. If you should go there a month 
from now you would find fifty thousand people in 
pursuit of health and pleasure. You will find there 
as great a summer resort as you will find near The 
Hague. You go farther north and you will find 
nearly three million acres of virgin forest, filling 
our rivers and springs all the year round. Go a 



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little farther north, and If you have seen the Irish 
lakes, the Scottish lakes, the Swiss lakes, and the 
lakes of Italy, you will say that the whole waters 
of Europe do not compare any more with the lakes 
you will find up there than a farthing candle does 
with an electric light. Visit the Thousand Islands 
in the great St. Lawrence River. Go with me to the 
mouth of Lake Erie, which receives the waters of 
all the great lakes, the largest fresh-water lakes in 
the world, and as they empty into Lake Ontario I 
will show you the greatest waterfall, Niagara. In 
agriculture we surpass any State in the Union. In 
the arts and sciences and manufactures we exceed 
them all. In literature and schools no State in the 
Union is comparable with us. So the Dutch have 
builded well. I hope you will stay with us to take 
a trip across the Continent. I would like to have 
you go to that great city one thousand miles from 
New York. There you will find a young wonder 
and the '' White City," the Fair grounds that sur- 
pass anything the world has ever seen. Go a little 
farther from Chicago right north to Duluth, at the 
head of Lake Superior, and from there take a trip 
of three thousand miles to the Pacific Ocean, and 
there you will find virgin forests and a country 
capable of sustaining six hundred and fifty millions 
of people instead of sixty-five millions as we now 
have. Take a day ofT and go to Yellowstone Park, 
and you will find there wonderful works of nature. 
You will find geysers spurting out of the ground 
hundreds of feet into the air, and innumerable little 
geysers that don't count. Go to Tacoma, and 
Seattle, and Portland. There you will see moun- 
tains towering into the clouds, eleven, twelve, thir- 
teen, and fourteen thousand feet high, like Mount 



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Shasta, Mount Hood, and others. Come back to 
Denver, that half-way house between Chicago and 
San Francisco, and you will find Pike's Peak, stand- 
ing like a silver-helmeted sentinel outside the city. 
Go back then to Chicago, and you have got a 
little idea of one half of our country. You can 
go then to any of the fifteen Southern States and 
you will find three quarters of them filled with 
virgin forests. You will find there the cotton field 
and the rye fields, mining industries on every hand. 
That is part of the country Holland discovered. 
Part of the country that you people should be 
proud of, because we are proud of it, and we are 
proud to have you here to see it. We want you to 
see all of it. You are on the crust of it, but while 
you are here in the great State of New York we 
bid you thrice welcome, and hope you will see it 
out in its greatness and its glory. 

Dr. Vander Veer : The next toast is : '' Ou rown 
proud city, never surrendering to the enemy ; fair, 
honest, and upright in her dealing; staunch in 
her friendsliip." I call upon Mayor Manning to 
respond. 





SPEECH OF MAYOR MANNING. 
Mr. Chair mail, Captain Arriens, and Gentlemen : 

HE city of Albany, gentlemen, is proud 
to have as guests to-day and to-night 
the officers of this ship of the Neth- 
erlands. His Excellency, who has pre- 
ceded me, has had a broad territory to 
cover. The Governor started with the 
State of New York and has taken you to the Pacific 
coast. I am limited to the confines of the city of 
Albany. The State of New York is great, but the 
State of New York, gentlemen, would be simply 
nothing at all without the city of Albany which 
is the Capital. The welcome which was tendered 
you this morning, and which perhaps was in stereo- 
type form, inasmuch as it was on parchment as the 
Governor stated, is the same welcome we have given 
all guests who come within our borders. The city 
of Albany during these two hundred and fifty 
odd years has changed greatly in form and in the 
general make-up, and in its character generally. 
We no longer have in the city of Albany the old 
stockade, the old Fort Orange, and the gates lead- 
ing into the stockade and from it. No ; the stockade 
is down ; the city has spread ; the people many of 
them are descendants of the Hollanders, and still we 

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are more cosmopolitan to-day than we have ever 
been before. To what has all this been due ? In 
the early days of this city the Dutch set a noble 
example. They opened up this great gateway of 
the Hudson River and invited all people of all grades 
to enter, and they made for us the nucleus of the 
city, and from that nucleus we have had a healthy 
growth, and to-day the city of Albany stands 
stronger and better in every respect, I think, than 
ever before. About these tables I see not only 
the gentlemen of the steamship that has come from 
the Netherlands, but I see many of my fellow- 
citizens. I see gentlemen who have aided and 
assisted in making the government of Albany a 
successful government. I am but the representa- 
tive head of that government. There are others 
here who have given valuable assistance, and 
among others. Rev. Dr. Raymond, who can testify 
to the good morals of the city of Albany. The 
city of Albany, gentlemen, is destined to be, in 
the judgment of sound-thinking men, a great 
residential city. We are proud of our institu- 
tions here. In the arts, sciences, and professions 
we now have, and have always had, representa- 
tive men. This city from its earliest stage has 
been a great political centre. In the early days 
of the colonists, those who were the agents of the 
colonists collected here, had their conferences here, 
and went forth to accomplish what in many cases 
were great and patriotic deeds. We come down to 
later years in the politics of this great State, and 
we have had what is known as the *' Albany Re- 
gency " here, one of the strongest political organi- 
zations that has ever existed. Here we have the 
great Capitol of the Empire State, costing over 



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twenty millions of dollars, whereas the Capitol that 
preceded it cost but a little more than a hundred 
thousand dollars. You can see, those of you who 
are our guests, that the city of Albany has made 
substantial progress during these many years. It 
has been in keeping with the advances made by 
other cities of the great Union, and as I said to the 
officers this morning, when they assembled in the 
Mayor's office, the city of Albany is proud to have 
you as its guests. A few years ago we celebrated 
what is known as our bi-centennial, and at that time 
Holland sent to the city of Albany three represent- 
atives, the only representatives from foreign shores 
we had. The celebration was a great success, and 
it was particularly gratifying to have those gentle- 
men with us from the Mother-country. To those 
who represent Holland to-night I have this to say, 
that the city of Albany is old in years, but she is 
young in spirit, and we wish you gentlemen the 
greatest amount of success as you journey through 
life, and trust that this visit to Albany, although it 
is your first, will certainly not be your last, because 
you will always be heartily welcome. 

Dr. Vander Veer : We have with us '' One 
who has met the Hollander on his native heath, 
was conquered, captured, and surrendered to his 
Mother-country, but returned to us with fulness of 
heart, his lips ever uttering * Oranje boven ! ' " It 
gives me great pleasure to call upon Mr. George 
W. Van Siclen. 

Mr. Van Siclen spoke in Dutch, and the accents 
of their mother tongue appeared to awaken great 
enthusiasm among the Dutch officers. 



SPEECH OF MR. VAN SICLEN. 




IRAN J E boven ! Oranje boven ! Oranje 
boven ! Dat was de wapenkreet van 
onze voorouders van de zestiende en 
de zeventiende eeuw. 
Luistert ! 

Oranje boven ! Oranje boven ! 
Oranje boven ! 

Dat komt u van drie honderd jaren terug ! 
Wij hebben andere kleuren, wij Hollanders en 
Amerikanen, de schit'rende kleuren van Neder- 
lands vlag, dezelfde schit'rende kleuren van Ameri- 
ka's vlag,-— het rood, wit en blauw. 



O schit'rende kleuren van Nederlands vlag, 
Wat wappert gij fier langs den vloed ; 

Hoe klopt ons het harte van vreugd en ontzag, 
Wanneer het uw banen begroet ! 



" Wij heffen uw wit uit de schuimende zee, 

En voeren naar't blauw van den hemel u mee, 
Al kleurt zich uw rood met ons bloed." ^ 

Of, zoo als wij landbewoners zeggen in Ameri- 
kaansch : 

' These are some of the words of the Dutch flag-song (Vlaggelied). 

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*' Thou art red as the dawn, thou art blue as the sky, 
Thou art white as the noonday light ; 
Fidelity gave thee thy beautiful blue. 
And Piety bound thee with white ; 

" Then Faith and Fidelity went to the field 
Where the blood of thy heroes was shed, 
And there, where the sword was the breath of the Lord, 
These gave thee thy ribbon of red," 

En wij beiden — wij alien hebben ook die andere 
kleur, oranje. 

'' Oranje boven en de Wit onder. 
Die het anders meent, dien haalt de donder ! " ^ 

Wat is die kleur, oranje ? Zij is samengesteld 
uit de zuster kleuren, rood en geel — bloed en goud, 
leven en eigendom ; en de Hollanders, onze voor- 
ouders van de zestiende en van de zeventiende 
eeuw, zegden : '' Al wat wij hebben, al wat wij 
zijn, en al wat wij hopen te worden, leggen wij op 
het altaar van ons land." 

Dit is dan ook een der oorzaken waarom wij er 
trotsch op zijn, afstammelingen te zijn van zulke 
voorouders, en uwe stamgenooten te zijn, Holland- 
sche matrozen. 

Oranje boven ! 

Put into the vernacular the speech is as follows : 

'' Oranje boven ! Oranje boven ! Oranje boven ! " 

That was the war-cry of our ancestors of the six- 
teenth and seventeenth centuries. 

Listen ! 

Oranje boven ! Oranje boven ! Oranje boven ! 

That comes back to you from three hundred 
years ago. 

* This is an old saying of the Dutch people of the time of the de Wits 
(Whites). 



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We have the same colors, we Hollanders and 
Americans, the brilliant colors of the Netherlands 
flag, the same brilliant colors of the American flag, 
— red, white, and blue. 

" O schit'rende kleuren van Nederlands vlag 
Wat wappert gij fier langs den vloed ; 
Hoe klopt ons net harte van vreugd en ontzag, 
Wanneer het uw banen begroet ! 

***** 

** Wij heffen uw wit uit de schuimende zee. 

En voeren naar't blauw van den hemel, u mee, 
Al kleurt zich uw rood met ons bloed." 

Or, as we landsmen say in the American lan- 
guage, 

" Thou art red as the dawn, thou art blue as the sky, 
Thou art white as the noonday light ; 
Fidelity gave thee thy beautiful blue. 
And Piety bound thee with white ; 

" Then Faith and Fidelity went to the field 
Where the blood of thy heroes was shed. 
And there, where the sword was the breath of the Lord, 
These gave thee thy ribbon of red." 

And we both, — we all, — have also that other 
color, orange. 

" Orange above and DeWitt under. 
Who otherwise thinks, may go to thunder ! " 

And what is that color, orange ? 

It is composed of the complementary colors, red 
and yellow, — blood and gold, life and property; 
and the Hollanders who were our ancestors in the 
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, have done as 
they have said : " All that we have, all that we are, 
all that we hope to be, we lay upon the altar of our 
country." 



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This is one of the reasons why we Americans are 
proud of being descended from those ancestors, 
and proud of being relatives of you, Dutch sailors ! 

Oranje boven ! 

Dr. Vander Veer : I think it would be well for 
me to say to our guests that if they knew the gen- 
tleman who is about to respond to the next toast 
as well as we do here in Albany, it would hardly 
be necessary for me to give him an introduction ; 
he makes the very best of after-dinner speeches. 
Our next toast is, '* The Influence of the Nether- 
lands upon New Netherland Theology," to be re- 
sponded to by Rev. A. V. V. Raymond, D.D., of 
this city. 






SPEECH OF REV. DR. RAYMOND. 

Gentle7neny Hollanders all : 

:S my predecessor was speaking, I was 
wishing that I might speak in a lan- 
guage that would be unintelligible 
not only to the most, but all of you. 
There was a certain satisfaction that 
was expressed in the tone of his voice 
that was about all I caught from his speech, but 
watching the faces of those whom I thought under- 
stood what he was saying, I inferred from his speech 
that '' It beat the Dutch." Notwithstanding the 
speech of our Mayor, I shall respectfully decline to 
discuss the mjrals of our city before strangers. 
I find myself to-night in no small sense gratified 
because the letter *' V " has such a large place in 
my name. It is certainly a sorry day in Albany 
for a man who has not one in his name. My satis- 
faction is great, however, that in my own case it 
is far from being a disagreeable requirement. I 
am to sing a song that I love, a song of gratitude 
and praise for the land and people that gave me the 
truth which it is my joy to preach. The subject 
given to me is the '' Influence of the Netherlands 
upon the Religion of the United States," and I 
may say, without venturing too far at the beginning, 
that if Holland has had any influence upon America 

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it has been a religious influence, because the old- 
time Dutchman was nothing if he was not religious, 
and he had that peculiar kind of religion that would 
not stay at home when he travelled ; and inasmuch 
as he was fond of travelling, and in the course of 
his travels explored this country, he brought his 
religion with him. You never hear a Dutchman 
ask '' Is life worth living ? " He knew that it was, 
and a large part of his business in the world was to 
show why and how life was worth living. Now, he 
made a good neighbor whether the man next door 
to him was an Indian or an Englishman, and good 
neighbors do more to make the world good than 
all the laws in the statute-books. I speak from 
experience and with great expectations. I recently 
changed my residence in this city. My nearest 
neighbor in my old home was a Knickerbocker. 
My nearest neighbor in my new home on one side 
is a Van and my nearest neighbor on the other 
side is a Van. There is some hope for me under 
those circumstances. But the religion of the 
colonial Dutchman not only made him gentle and 
peaceable, not only made him virtuous, but made 
him intelligent, and that cannot always be said of 
every religion. He could scarcely wait to finish 
his church before he began his schoolhouse, and as 
a rule the schoolhouse was literally under the drop- 
pings of the sanctuary. The colonial Dutchman 
never wearied of telling about Elijah. But what is 
the use of telling that here. You have told it to 
your children and your children's children. The 
colonial Dutchman believed there was something 
sacred about religion, so he gave to America the 
inspiration of the brightest scholarship of his time. 
His domine must be an educated man, — 7mis^ be^ 



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he would have no other. He listened to no preach- 
ing for more than a hundred years that did not have 
the stamp of the great schools of Holland, and the 
great schools of Holland were then, as they are 
now, among the foremost in the world, and when 
he could not import the greatest men from Holland, 
he established a university of his own, the very first 
in this country. I think without any question that 
this demand upon the part of our Dutch ancestors, 
this demand for clear thinking and for trained 
intelligence had a marked and prominent influence 
upon the religious life of the whole country. 

Now, I hesitate somewhat to speak of another 
characteristic of the Hollander, simply because 
every one knows it, yet it seems to me that to-night 
we are telling over a great many things that every- 
body ought to know, and that everybody ought to 
know better. Considering the times in which we 
live, I do not know anything that ought to be said 
more frequently or with greater emphasis, that is 
more fit or has more fitness for the requirements 
of this age, tha.l that characterisdc of the Hollander 
of two hundred years ago at least — what we may 
call his spirit of Christian charity. When we con- 
sider the history of religious bigotry and persecu- 
tion that has marred the fame of every other nation 
in the world, then that little land rescued from the 
sea, rises before us in a blaze of glory and will 
meet with praise until the stars shall fall. Let 
others talk of their armed strength and their 
victories that were bought with their brothers' 
blood ! We will talk of the large-heartedness and 
the broad-mindedness of the nation that was a 
church under the cross, and under the cross made 
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make under that symbol of love, a sanctuary for the 
persecuted and the oppressed. And so it is that 
while time shall last, the name of Holland will 
live. It is immortal, it is indestructible, because 
it stands as the representation of a charity which 
is divine. It is born of the new heavens and 
the new earth where men shall not learn war 
any more. Now, this spirit that made Holland 
the refuge for the oppressed, for the persecuted, 
the spirit that not only made room in Holland 
for persecuted Protestants, but, what is more, 
made room in Holland for him who has been the 
hated of all nations for nineteen hundred years, 
(be it said to their shame) made room in Holland 
for the Jew. That spirit, when brought to these 
shores, manifested itself in a brotherly love that 
forbade Intolerance. Oh, it were an easy thing to 
show that in advance of their times, in contrast to 
every other religious organization in that day, the 
Church in Holland lived in fellowship w^th all 
believers, recognizing the God-given conscience 
in them as it had fought for it themselves for 
five hundred years. The whole history of the 
Holland Church in America is marked by a 
catholicity of spirit. When the Dutch were de- 
feated at New Amsterdam by the English, while 
smarting under their defeat, they offered their 
church for the use of their conquerors. This was 
not a token, as some have tried to prove, of weak- 
ness of faith. There is no church in America, there 
is no church in the world, that has held more tena- 
ciously to its distinctive beliefs than the Church of 
Holland, in the Mother-country and here, recog- 
nizing the honesty of the convictions of every 
other man, and finding in the law of love a prac- 



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tical basis for Christian community, the only basis 
that will be found by any church until the end 
shall come. And whatever catholicity has been 
shown was all expressed in the magnificent doc- 
trines of the Church of Holland adopted by the 
Church of America. Of this it may be truly said 
that they stand to-day as the most evangelical, the 
most scriptural of all the historic confessions of 
faith. But the influence of Holland in the reli- 
gious life of America ! What has it been after all ? 
It has not been simply the influence of a vast or- 
ganization. We Americans believe in size to a 
very great extent, and we tell with just pride of 
the height of our mountains, the length of our 
rivers, and the multitude of our people. But it is 
not always vast size that influences the world most 
beneficently, and the influence of Holland upon the 
religious life of America has not been that of a 
vast organization ; it has not been the influence of 
denominational aggressiveness ; but it has been the 
influence of the spirt, great in its gentleness ; un- 
seen, unhonored, but pervasive, leavening, uplift- 
ing ; recording its achievements upon no manner 
of scholastic principles, but in the life of a great 
nation that learns more and more to love God and 
keep His commandments, which is the whole duty 
of man. 

Dr. Vander Veer : Our next toast is, '' In those 
days they made wise laws, which were given wise 
judicial interpretation." We have with us to-night 
a true disciple of this. Gentlemen, I have the 
pleasure of calling upon the Hon. John Van Voor- 
his, of Rochester, to respond. 



SPEECH OF MR. VAN VOORHIS. 



Mr. Toastmaster and Gentlemen 




;T is midnight's holy hour and we are 
all Dutchmen, and I want to take 
you into my confidence and say that 
the smartest thing I think I can do 
under the circumstances is to speak 
but a minute and then take my 
seat. I have been greatly pleased with the 
speeches that have preceded mine, and I could 
not hope to entertain you against such eloquence 
as we have listened to, especially that of the father 
of The Holland Society, Mr. Van Siclen, of New 
York. That magnificent voice of his rang out 
through this hall in tones that reminded us of 
Orpheus, who had such a mighty voice as to call 
to him the trees and stones by its power, and who 
on one occasion stopped an avalanche in the air. 
Now if there is anything that voice of his calls for 
and does not get, I am yet to hear of it. I was 
greatly pleased to hear what the Governor said 
— that he was a Dutchman, He did not say that 
he was born in Holland. You know the Irish- 
man said : "• Because a man is born in a stable, 
does that make him a horse ? " 

Now, from the toast that was assigned to me, I 



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was to discuss the law. I had not seen the toast, 
nor did I know anything about it until my friend, 
the Mayor, on one side, read it to me, and my 
friend, the Rev. Mr. Johnson, on the other side, 
read it to me. I could not read it myself because 
I left my glasses at home. I want to supplement 
what the Governor said for the benefit of Cap- 
tain Arriens. It is about the great lakes. There 
are upon those lakes three thousand six hundred 
vessels engaged in commerce. There are three 
thousand of those vessels engaged in the freight- 
carrying business, and these vessels exceed the 
carrying capacity of all the vessels on the Atlantic 
Ocean. It is perfectly amazing, the amount of 
commerce of these great lakes, and I do not advise 
our friends going back to Holland without getting 
sight of the lakes. In fact we cannot talk about 
this country because it is so large. We can talk 
about Holland because it is so small. I have never 
been to Holland, and I hpve regretted very much 
that I could not go with Mr. Van Siclen when he 
went there. I have never tired of listening to the 
accounts of the great ovation they received there. 
We cannot do anything in honor of our guests this 
evening which would begin to repay the cordiality 
which the citizens of Holland paid to the repre- 
sentatives of The Holland Society when, under the 
lead of Mr. Van Siclen, they visited the Netherlands 
a short time ago. 

The toast which Dr. VanderVeer has given me 
I should like to respond to, if I had had a little 
time to prepare for it, because it is a great subject. 
The Hollanders came over here in 1625 or 1626. I 
never heard that they brought a lawyer with them. 
They brought a schoolmaster and a clergyman. 



They built schools and churches, but I never heard 
of their employing a law^^er, and I never heard that 
the present Dutch Governor ever employed a law- 
yer. So you see that lawyers are not in much 
demand. But if you want to find a lawyer, the 
greatest lawyer upon the rolls, a jurist, Holland can 
give you the name. The father of international 
law was a Hollander. All the nations of the 
world to-day are governed by the international law 
laid down by DeGroot. I might say generally 
that Holland has been in the advance in all aofes of 
civilization. She has been the teacher, and all the 
other nations of Europe have been her pupils. Eng- 
land has learned an immense amount from Hol- 
land. Holland has the benefit of the original, and 
the British are the copyists. You all know how 
when John Milton wanted to write his Paradise 
Lost he went over to Holland. So, take the art 
of covering textile fabrics, they got it from Hol- 
land. We got something from Holland too. I 
mean the United States. There was a United 
States of Holland before there was a United States 
of America, and when Thomas Jefferson came to 
write that glorious Declaration of Independence he 
found a precedent for it in Holland. 

Mr. Chairman, I shall not detain you. I simply 
throw out a few suggestions and I desire to thank 
you for the opportunity of being here to-night. I 
have very much regretted that I could not go to 
New York to meet our friends there, and when 
I found that they were to come here, and Dr. Van- 
der Veer kindly sent me an invitation, I laid every- 
thing aside and came to Albany. I did not come 
to make a speech. I simply want to say that I take 
great pride in Holland and think that everything 



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about Holland is pretty good, and I believe that 
the highest civilization the world over comes from 
Holland. 

Dr. Vander Veer : Our next toast is, '' The 
Early Settlers of Albany," to be responded to by 
the Hon. Abraham Lansing. 





SPEECH OF HON. ABRAHAM LANSING. 

Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of The Holland 
Society : 

iE are not unaccustomed to havincr dis- 
tinguished foreigners among us. Eng- 
lishmen, and Irishmen, and Scotchmen, 
and representatives of other nations 
and of distinction are quite household 
words in our history ; but Hollanders, 
Hollanders in the uniform of their country, bringing 
to us the presence of Holland and the Netherlands, 
are very rare. We would be glad oftener to bid 
them welcome. And yet, in responding to this 
toast, '' The Early Settlers of Albany," the first sug- 
gestion which occurs to me is, that it was from the 
loins of Holland that Albany sprung. Speaking 
of the sailors of the Half-Moon, and with some 
mental amendments of times and places, we may 
exclaim with Virgil : 

" genus unde Latinum Albanique patres ; 



atque altae moenia Romse." 

And with a somewhat free translation and render- 
ing of the Latin poet : Hence sprung the Yankee 
Dutchman, the Albany fathers, and the Empire 
City of the Empire State of the Union. 



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The Netherlanders, Mr. President and gentle- 
men, did not discover America. I have never heard 
that they ever claimed, or do claim, to dispute with 
Christopher Columbus the honor of that achieve- 
ment. Neither were the Netherlanders among the 
earliest discoverers or explorers of this country. 
What they did do after a good deal of deliberation, 
in which they seemed to have considered very care- 
fully the question whether they should do anything 
at all in regard to the lands beyond the seas 
heralded to them in their own country, was this : 
They started from Amsterdam one morning, sailed 
across the ocean, skirted along the northern 
shores of the American continent, and finally picked 
out its finest harbor and its finest bay ; discovered 
the Hudson River ; sailed upwards, sounding along 
its depths one hundred and fifty miles from its 
mouth, and here, not far from the site of the 
building where we are now banqueting, founded 
the Empire State ; that State which is first in 
population and wealth and greatest in the energies 
and resources of its people among all the States of 
this Union. 

Now, if they were not the earliest discoverers or 
the earliest explorers of this country after its dis- 
covery, they were among the first, if not the very 
first, to establish a permanent settlement here. 
The Half -Moon was before the Mayflower ; Bever- 
wyck, which is now Albany, was before Plymouth ; 
it was before Jamestown, and historians are disput- 
ing if it was not before St. Augustine in Florida, 
which is the only rival to the claim of being parent 
of all. We may, therefore, I think to-night, with 
some right to vindicate our position as an his- 
torical fact, claim to welcome our guests to the 



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earliest existing settlement of the United States of 
America. 

Now, from the Half-Moon to the Van Speyk, 
from Hendrick Hudson to Captain Arriens, is 
over two hundred and eighty years, yet there are 
those living in this city, and seated at our table, who 
trace their lineage back to the early Dutch settlers 
of this neighborhood by so distinct and unbroken a 
chain of Dutch lineage, that they may claim to be 
purely and simply offsets of a parent root raised 
on a foreign soil and under a new allegiance. 
Now, I confess, gentlemen, that you would not 
recognize that fact in their ability to talk with 
you in the language of the Mother-country, but 
I am bound to say that this misfortune is greatly 
mitigated by the fact that the gentlemen of the 
Fatherland, and the ladies at least in some memor- 
able instances also, as I have personally reason to 
know, have no difficulty in relieving the embarrass- 
ment of such a situation by talking with these, in 
this respect, degenerate Dutchmen in the language of 
this country. I am bound to say also that when you 
come to know these gentlemen who are descended 
from that Holland stock, you will find that they are 
not degenerate in any of those moral principles or 
sentiments, or in any of those liberal views or ele- 
ments of good citizenship which they are proud to 
boast has come to them with their parentage. 

Now, gentlemen, I feel that it is late and it is not 
right to prolong these remarks ; but I cannot refrain 
from calling attention to this fact, that it is this re- 
lationship — this relationship of the Hollanders in 
America to the Hollanders in the Fatherland — which 
gives to this occasion a peculiar interest. We wel- 
come here our guests, as we are bound to do, as 



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the subjects of a foreign country to which we hold 
friendly relations. We welcome them especially 
as the subjects of that sovereign whose young life 
and promise are to us a matter of the deepest con- 
cern and interest. We welcome them also, as I 
say we are bound to do, as strangers in a foreign 
land ; but we cannot divest ourselves from the 
thought that we are here to-night with a feeling of 
'' a divided duty," a feeling of loyalty to Holland 
as well as a feeling of loyalty to America, and we 
cannot overlook the fact that we welcome them 
as men of the same kindred race as our own. 
Now the nations of the world are coming nearer 
together. It is the fashion of the times, if not the 
manifest destiny of mankind. These Expositions, 
these invitations to World's Fairs, are the outcomes 
of that tendency. The days of exclusive walls and 
of non-intercourse are past. We have nothing to 
say in criticism of Holland in that respect. Hol- 
land's latch-string has always been out. Holland 
has been the hope of mankind. With an acreage 
of less than thirteen thousand square miles she has 
ever opened her doors to all the earth. She has 
been the refuge and asylum of persecuted human- 
ity in its greatest distress and difficulty. But we 
would be glad to have Holland learn more fully the 
lessons of intercourse with the nations outside of 
its own domains, and if it shall become more the 
fashion of the nations to visit each other in this 
friendly way, I know of no nation on earth whose 
history I would rather have illustrated and example 
inculcated among us, than the example and history 
of the Netherlands. The principles which underlie 
them were brought here by our fathers, the early 
settlers of Albany. 



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Dr. Vander Veer : We regret exceedingly the 
absence of the Consul-General of the Netherlands 
who expected to be here, but who was detained at 
the last moment and was unable to come. We are 
also exceedingly sorry to have to announce the 
absence of Judge Clearwater, of Kingston. He is 
always defending the Dutchmen of his good town, 
and we thought by assigning to him the toast, 
*' The wicked Dutchman at Kinorston and other 
places," he would come and give us another of 
those excellent and witty speeches which it has 
been our pleasure to listen to on other occasions. 

Our next toast is : '' Another of our number full 
of the recollections of the hospitality given by our 
Mother-country to the pilgrims from the New Neth- 
erlands of three years ago." It gives me great 
satisfaction to call upon Mr. Sheldon T. Viele, of 
Buffalo, to respond. 





SPEECH OF MR. VIELE. 



Mr, Chair7na7i and Gentle}nen : 




T is related of our expedition that 
during the first three days of our 
voyage out, when we were not too 
sea-sick to think of anything else, 
we spent all of our time in talking 
genealogy, and it was remarked that 
each one was profoundly interested in his own family 
and had but a languid interest in that of the others. 
So it is a matter of little concern to you but of deep 
interest to me that ro-night, for the first time in my 
life, I lift up my voice in public in the home of my 
ancestors, where my father spent his days as a boy, 
where my grandfather gained his honors as a man. 
I am glad that I have come on such an occasion, 
and I am glad that I come to represent Bufialo, 
because Buffalo (as you may not know) is the ex- 
treme west of the Dutch centres of this country. It 
is made a Dutch centre by the fiat of The Holland 
Society. It may not be known to you that Buffalo 
was founded and laid out by a company of Dutch 
merchants from Amsterdam, who, by their thrift 
and by their enterprise, succeeded in accomplishing 
a feat that Robert Morris, the financier of the 
Revolution, failed to accomplish. These men 



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bought that tract, laid it out in the same way that 
their ancestors laid out the first of their cities at 
the mouth of the Hudson, and your own fair city 
at the head of the Hudson. It is the third city in 
size in this State originally founded by the Dutch. 
When first laid out, they called it '' New Amster- 
dam," and the principal streets were named '' Wil- 
link," '' Vollenhoven," ''Van Staphorst," and so 
on. Hence BufTalo has especial claims to being a 
Dutch centre. We have another claim also, be- 
cause our first greatness came from that peculiarly 
Dutch institution, the canal. And so we are a 
Dutch centre, and as the extreme west of the Dutch 
centres I am glad to represent Buffalo, and to 
express its welcome to the Dutchmen to-night. 

The last time that I had the honor of addressing 
an assemblage of Dutchmen was up in the north of 
Holland, in that glorious old city of Alkmaar. A 
small city, it is true, but proud of its record that it 
alone with Leiden successfully withstood a siege 
from the bloody Alva. It was there that I was 
asked to respond to the address of the Burgomas- 
ter. The honorable Burgomaster addressed us in 
Dutch, I replied to him in English ; but we each 
understood the other because our hearts were 
tru^ and our hearts were in it. I was asked 
to respond, on behalf of our Holland Society, 
to the welcome we had at that one place. What 
can I say to the welcome we had all over Holland ? 
At Brielle, Dordrecht, Rotterdam, Leiden, Delft, 
The Hague, Amsterdam, and Alkmaar, it was the 
same at all of them. At them all we received a 
welcome and hospitality which nobody could appre- 
ciate unless they were there. I shall never forget 
the glorious day and the magnificent welcome we 



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had at Leiden ; the beautiful weather and the 
enthusiastic crowds ; the great wealth of historical 
treasures that were thrown open to us ; and, above 
all, the love of liberty and loyalty that beat in 
every heart. Edward Everett made the boast that 
the foundation of Piarvard University was the first 
instance in the world where the people had taxed 
themselves to found a university. He did not 
know that fifty years before the Dutch people laid 
a tax upon themselves to found the University of 
Leiden, and that the men who founded Harvard 
were nurtured beneath the walls of the older 
university. 

None of you, gentlemen, can know Holland un- 
less you visit it. You are proud of being Ameri- 
cans. You should also be proud of being Hollanders. 
The history of Holland is glorious. We all know 
it and rejoice in it, but the present accomplishments 
of this little nation are even more glorious in certain 
ways. When we in America wish to obtain a little 
more land, we cut down a tree or fence in the 
prairie. When Holland wishes to extend her 
boundaries, she contends with all the forces of 
nature. We read in history of the Lake of Haar- 
lem, where for months men fought half in water 
and half on land, through ice, and sleet, and fog, in 
savage and amphibious warfare. Where once the 
waters of that Lake of Haarlem ran red with human 
blood, to-day are blooming polders, and the fields 
are smiling with grains and fruit. To-day the dark 
waters of the Zuyder Zee lie beneath the gray skies 
of Holland, and the winds from the north toss the 
white caps to and fro. To-day, as for hundreds of 
years, the men of Marken from Monday morn to 
Saturday eve out in their boats chase the fish, while 



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the women at home knit and mow the long dank 
grass. But a few short years shall pass when the 
men of Holland, by their skill, their science, and 
their pluck, shall drive those waters back, and the 
Zuyder Zee shall blossom with the rose, the tulip, 
and the orange. 

Now, Americans — as you are Americans, — you 
should love Holland, and, if you would love Hol- 
land as you should, you should visit Holland as we 
did. I came over three hundred miles to-day to 
express to you and to the men of Holland present 
here to-night my appreciation of the great hospi- 
tality which they accorded us on the occasion of 
our visit to the Netherlands four years ago, and to 
express my love and veneration for the Mother- 
country. I can best close in the words of one of 
our number on the occasion of our visit : 

'' Good men are better for the men of Holland ; 
Nations are better whose lives received her life ; 
Valor is firmer from the strength each right hand 
Gains from her holy strife. 

" God of our fathers, who their nation founded, 

Keep Thou the people great, and strong, and pure ; 
In love of country, truth, and brethren grounded, 
While nations shall endure." 

Dr. Vander Veer : I am sure that as the time 
has come for our separation, we can hardly go to 
our homes without a parting word from Captain 
Arriens. We would be glad to hear from him 
once more. 

Captain Arriens : Gentlemen, before leaving 
I want to express to you the feelings of my heart, 
to assure you all, gentlemen and Hollanders, how 
highly we appreciate and how profoundly grateful 



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we are for your splendid reception in our honor, 
and also to thank you for the magnificent bowl 
which you offer us as a souvenir. Your splendid 
gift will go with us all over the world, and when 
we look at it, it will always remind us of the kind 
and good-hearted gentlemen of The Holland So- 
ciety. I beg to assure you that, without this 
splendid gift, we would remember you neverthe- 
less. I hope to see some of you gentlemen in our 
own country. All of us will be more than willing 
to extend to you all the courtesies we can and 
show you the same kindness that you have shown 
to us. Gentlemen, I can only express my wishes 
for the prosperity of The Holland Society and for 
the mighty United States of America. 

The banquet over, the farewells spoken, the 
guests were escorted to the Kenmore, and thence 
to the New York Central and Hudson River Rail- 
road station, where a special Wagner car awaited 
them, in which they enjoyed their first experience 
of travel in an American sleeping-car. 




DESCRIPTION OF THE PUNCH-BOWL. 




I HE silver punch-bowl presented to the 
Netherlands frigate Va^i Speyk is a 
reproduction of the English style of 
the last century with modern modifica- 
tions. It is thirteen and a half inches 
in diameter, and six and a half inches 
deep, holding about twenty pints. 

On the outer surface there are four panels 
framed by English scroll work in bright chasing, 
the spaces between the panels being chased in 
floriated ornamentation. The finish at the edge 
and at the base is with borders of rococo design. 

On the first panel is engraved the coat-of-arms 
of the kingdom of the Netherlands. 

On the second panel is engraved the seal of 
The Holland Society of New York, flanked by the 
obverse and reverse of the Society's badge. 

On the third panel is engraved the coat-of-arms 
of the United States, flanked by the shields of the 
city of New York and the city of Albany. 

On the fourth panel is engraved the following 
inscription in plain Roman capitals : 

" Harer Majesteits Oorlogschip Van Speyk aan- 
geboden door 'The Holland Society of New 
York,'als een Getuigenis van Liefde en Dankbaar- 
heid van de Nieuw Nederlanders aan het Vader- 
land, by gelegenheid van een gastmaal, gedurende 



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de feestelykheden van de ' Columbian Naval Re- 
view/ aan den Kapitein-ter-zee Willem Arnold 
Arriens en de officieren van de Van Speyk, 
gegeven op de ' Fort Orange Club ' te Albany, den 
9den Mei van het Jaar 1893." 

TRANSLATION OF THE INSCRIPTION. 

"■ Presented to Her Majesty's war ship Van Speyk 
by The Holland Society of New York as a testi- 
monial of love and gratitude from the New Nether- 
landers to the Fatherland, on the occasion of a 
dinner during the festivities of the Columbian 
Naval Review, given to Captain William Arnold 
Arriens and the officers of the Van Speyk at the 
Fort Orange Club, Albany, the ninth of May, 

1893." 

On the interior at the bottom is engraved the 
seal of New Netherlands, with the date, 1623, at 
which the colony was erected into a province, and 
on the interior rim is engraved the following in- 
scription : 

" De eerste heildronk uit dezen feestbeker was 
gewyd aan Hare Majesteit Wilhelmina Koningin 
der Nederlanden, en de tweede aan den Kapitein- 
ter-zee Commandant en de officieren van de Van 
Speyk. 

" Oranje Boven ! " 

TRANSLATION. 

"■ The first toast drunk from this punch-bowl was 
to Her Majesty, Wilhelmina, Queen of the Nether- 
lands, and the second to the captain in command, 
and the officers of the Van SpeyL 

'' Oranje Boven ! " 

The handle of the ladle was engraved on the 
face with the royal crown and shield, and on the 
reverse with the word Van Speyk, 



Xuncbeon on tbe IDan Spe^ft. 




N Tuesday, May i6, 1893, Captain Ar- 
rlens gave a luncheon on board the Va^i 
Speyk to Her Netherland Majesty's 
Consul-General at this port, and rep- 
resentatives of The St. Nicholas and 
Holland Societies. The ship's steam 
launch was at the foot of West 42d Street at 12.30 
o'clock, and took the guests to the frigate then 
lying at anchor in the Hudson River. 

The table, beautifully decorated with flowers, was 
spread in the cosy cabin of the Captain. There 
were present besides Captain Arriens and his offi- 
cers, Lieutenant Kool and Surgeon Vander Voo, 
Hon. John R. Planten, Her Majesty's Consul- 
General ; Mr. Vanden Toorn, the Agent of the 
Netherland Steamship Company ; Mr. Philip 
Rhinelander of The St. Nicholas Society, and the 
following members of The Holland Society: Dr. 
Albert Vander Veer and M. W. Vosburgh, of 
Albany ; Wm. J. Van Arsdale, George W. Van 
Siclen, and the Secretary, Theodore M. Banta ; 
the President of the Society, Mr. James William 
Beekman, having just sailed for Europe. 



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The menu was as follows : 

Clams en Coquille. 

Potage. 

Bisque d'Ecrevisse. 

Hors d'oeuvres Variee. ^^ 

Filet de Sole au Vin Blanc. 
Salade de Concombres. 

Chapon Truffe, Pommes Duchesses. 

Champignons Frais sur Toast. 

Punch Admiral. 

Pigeonneau au Cresson. 
Salade de Lettue. 

Savarin au Rhum. 

Glace de Fantaisie, 

Dessert. 

Following the dinner a very enjoyable hour was 
passed with informal toasts and speeches. Captain 
Arriens expressed in very felicitous language his 
grateful appreciation of the courtesies extended to 
him and his fellow-officers by The St. Nicholas and 
The Holland Societies. The guests were then con- 
ducted through the ship and shown its various ap- 
pliances for naval warfare, and with a salvo of guns 
in honor of the Consul-General's presence they were 
conveyed ashore with very pleasant memories of the 
occasion. 



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Captain Arriens is a fine-looking officer, tall and 
of commanding appearance. He is a *' Riddervan 
de Militaire Willems Orde," and a '' Riddervan de 
Orde van de Nederlandsche Leeuw," and was 
decorated with the mark of honor for gallant ser- 
vices in the Atcheen campaign, and with a special 
Atcheen medal made of bronze from cannon cap- 
tured in the war. He entered the Royal Navy 
September 4, 1858, as midshipman, became 2d 
Lieutenant April i, 1861, ist Lieutenant May i, 
1872, Commander December 5, 1882, and Captain 
December i, 1886. 





THE SPELLING OF VAN SPEYK. 



HE following communication published 
in the Record of the New York Gene- 
alogical and Biographical Society for 
October, 1893, is appropriate in this 
connection : 



New York, August 29, 1893. 

In a note in the July number of the Record, R. 
W., to whom the readers of the Record are much 
indebted, says '* there is no * y ' in the Dutch lan- 
guage." I think he should have added, " except 
in proper names." 

When the Dutch warship Van Speyk was here 
participating in the Columbian Naval Review, its 
name appeared in the papers as *' Van Speijk'' and 
" Van Speykr 

At a luncheon on board the ship the question of 
the spelling of the name was discussed and the Cap- 
tain as well as others stated, as R. W. asserts, that 
there is no "y" in the Dutch language, and the 
correct spelling was " Van Speijk'' 

On the other hand, a Dutch scholar informed me 
that **y" was used in proper names, and that the 
correct spelling was '* Van Speyk'' I therefore, 
wrote to a friend in Amsterdam, and requested him 
to submit the question to the most competent au- 
thority he knew in Netherland, and his reply is 
appended. Yours very truly, 

Theodore M. Banta. 

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Amsterdam, 12th July, 1893. 

Theodore M. Banta, Esq., Secretary of The Hol- 
land Society of New Yoi^k : 

My Dear Sir — Your favor of the 5th inst. came 
duly to hand, and I have much pleasure in handing 
you, enclosed, a reply from the most competent 
authority. I submitted your question to Professor 
Doctor Jan ten Brink at Leiden, who by return of 
post sent the reply, of which I enclose a copy as 
well as a translation. I have added the original 
letter as well, thinking you may like to keep it as 
the autograph of a great authority. 

Always at your service, I am, my dear sir, 

Yours respectfully, 

Aug. Rapp, Jr. 



COPY. 

Leiden, 19 Juni, 1893. 

Weled. Heer — Van Speyk moet gespeld wor- 
den met **y," niet met "ij." 

Van Speijk zou twee lettergrepen vormen, uitge- 
sproken Spe-ijk. 

De "y" is niet anders dan de oude lettervorm 
(176 eeuw) voor onze moderne i, zoo *' de Bruyn " 
voor '*de Bruin," ''van der Heyde" voor ''van der 
Heide." 

Er is geen andere spelling mogelyk dan Van 
Speyk. 

Hoogachtend, 

Uw dienstw, 

(w.g.) Jan ten Brink. 



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TRANSLATION. 

Leiden, June 19, 1893. 

Dear Sir — Van Speyk must be spelled with 
"y," not with "ij." 

Van Speijk would form two syllables, pronounced 
Spe-ijk. 

The '*y" is nothing but the old letterform 
(seventeenth century) of our modern i, so "de 
Bruyn" for "de Bruin," "van der Heyde" for 
"van der Heide." 

There is no other way of spelling possible but 
Van Speyk, 

Yours truly, 

(Signed) Jan ten Brink. 




SKETCH OF 
THE VAN SPEYKS CAREER. 

BY D. VERSTEEG. 




jHE keel of the Dutch man-of-war Van 
Speyk was laid at the Government's 
navy-yard at Amsterdam in 1880, and 
she was launched in 1882. She is an 
iron vessel with a wood sheathing 
and a zinc covering, has a displace- 
ment of 3,575 tons, and carries six 7-inch, eight 5- 
inch, two 3-inch, and eight i^-inch cannon, with 
six i^-inch machine guns — in all, thirty pieces. 
Her crew consists at present of 310 officers and 
men, 80 of whom are young men who had just 
finished their theoretical training and were shipped 
for the purpose of receiving practical instruction. 

On March i, 1887, the Van Speyk was commis- 
sioned under Commander Chevalier J. A. Roell, 
Adjutant of His Majesty the King of the Nether- 
lands. In April of the same year she departed for 
the Dutch East Indies via Rio Janeiro, and was 
the bearer of the Grand Cross of the Order of the 
Netherlands Lion for His Imperial Majesty Dom 
Pedro II. of Brazil. At Rio Janeiro the ship and 
its crew were received with much enthusiasm and 
many honors, and then set sail for the East Indies, 



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arriving at Batavia on August 8 of the same year. 
Here the ship was put at the disposal of the Naval 
Commissioner, J. W. Binckes, possibly a descendant 
of the Jacob Binckes who, in August, 1673, with 
Cornelis Evertsen, re-conquered New York from 
the English. 

Now the ship and her crew were in for down- 
right, hard work. - ^ 

The Dutch possessions in the East Indies com- 
prise nearly all the islands of the Indian Archi- 
pelago conquered from the Portuguese and the 
Spaniards during the eighty years' war. The 
little girl-Queen of the Netherlands is also Em- 
press of *'the beautiful Empire of Insulinda, which 
slings itself like a garland of emeralds around the 
equator." In most of the islands the authority of 
the Dutch is absolute ; in some of them, however, 
it is only a kind of suzerainty. The ''Vans" 
in this portion of the globe lead the van in the 
glorious work of civilizing the native population — 
by education and commerce when the people are re- 
ceptive ; by the sword when they are obstreperous. 

Until 1873 the empire of Atchin or Atjeh, on 
the northeast coast of the island of Sumatra, had 
been an independent principality. It is the pepper- 
growing country of the world, and many vessels 
during the course of each year call at its harbors 
for cargoes of this precious merchandise. But the 
Atjehers, besides raising pepper, followed other 
ways of raising revenue which were far from being 
appreciated by their neighbors and others. They 
were pirates, slave-hunters, and committed many 
depredations against the inhabitants of the sur- 
rounding small islands. More than once ships, 
wrecked on their coast, had been plundered, and 



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their crews carried off or maltreated. Many com- 
plaints had been made from various quarters, and 
in 1873 the Dutch Government decided to put a 
stop to these nefarious practices. It sent out an 
army to punish the offending kampongs or vil- 
lages, and also a naval squadron to blockade the 
coast, cut off communication with the sea, and pro- 
tect the merchantmen as well as the surrounding 
islands. The Dutch were so far successful that 
the offending kampongs were punished, the sur- 
rounding islands protected, the piratical practices 
suspended. But as soon as the " Blandas " or 
Hollanders had withdrawn, the Atjehers resumed 
their depredations, and it became necessary for the 
Dutch to keep constantly an armed force in the 
country, as well as a strong blockading squadron 
on the very extensive coast. 

A feature of the country's political condition is 
that it has no central government, but every tribal 
or kampong-chiei is virtually king ; the principal 
chief among them is called sultan, but exercises 
very little real authority. This sultan desired 
peace and the adoption of the ways of civilization, 
but he was deposed by the war party. Whenever, 
during the progress of the war, one chief had been 
subdued, others arose, and usually made the 
friendly chiefs kampong the butt of their ferocious 
assaults. For the protection of these allies the 
Dutch have scattered small forts or bentings all 
through the country. At the same time the block- 
ade is kept up to cut off, as much as possible, 
every outside communication. Not even fishing 
or coastwise trading is permitted, unless the 
skippers of the native dhows can procure a pass, 
valid for one year only, showing that they and 



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their crew belong to friendly kampongs. Yet, not- 
withstanding the closest watching, the Atjehers are 
always well provided with arms and ammunition. 

In the fall of 1887 four men-of-war, consisting 
of the Van Speyk, De Ruyter, Java, and Madura, 
were despatched to the waters of Atjeh. The 
Van Speyk was the flagship of the fleet. Several 
times the ships were under fire ; the ships' boats 
especially were in requisition. These boats, being 
armed with heavy guns, were very strongly built. 

Many a time, under cover of the night or pro- 
tected by the dense foliage of the trees along 
the river banks, the Atchinese dhows, loaded with 
contraband, their sides bristling with lilas or 
Indian cannon, their numerous crews armed with 
rifles, pistols, revolvers, and klewangs or long 
Indian swords, would try to run the blockade. 
When discovered, sometimes the Atjehers would 
show fight, and regular battles would occur. But 
most frequently they sought the shelter of a 
friendly creek or stream, piloted their vessel to a 
shallow place, or ran it on shore, ambushing them- 
selves upon the banks of the stream, and when the 
pursuers were busy getting the dhows afloat, would 
open a murderous fire upon them under cover of 
rocks and trees. 

At other times again, landing parties had to be 
despatched for the purpose of punishing depredat- 
ing marauders, or dislodging bodies of enemies 
from strong points and bentings on or near the 
coast or along river banks. The Atjehers fired 
from behind low walls and other shelter, while the 
only protection for the men in the open boats 
consisted in an incessant and quick fire, preventing 
the enemy from taking accurate aim. Numerous 



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instances were cited by the officers of the Van 
Speyky showing what arduous, dangerous work 
they had in fighting, storming, boarding, landing, 
being constantly fired upon by an enemy too cau- 
tious to venture into the open field. 

The warlike character of the Atchinese people, as 
well as the topography of the country, covered with 
dense tropical forests and steep hills, crossed by 
ravines and streams, and without decent roads or 
bridges, renders ordinary warfare impossible. It 
is really a guerilla war. It happens more than 
once that the inhabitants of a subdued kanipo7ig 
simply burn their houses, remove their few posses- 
sions, and resume the fight. The tropical vegeta- 
tion is so rich, food so abundant, the needs of the 
people are so easily satisfied, that it does not take 
long for them to establish themselves elsewhere. If 
the coast could be so successfully blockaded that 
no vessel could either get in or out, it would be 
easy to cut off all supplies, especially arms and 
ammunition, which are smuggled in from the British 
possessions, and the subjection of the country would 
have been accomplished several years ago. After 
twenty years of incessant warfare, many of the 
tribes have come to the conclusion that it pays to 
settle down and submit to more civilized ways, 
rather than to be always on the move. It is only a 
question of time before the whole of the country 
will be pacified. The Dutch do all in their power, 
in the subdued sections, to accustom the natives to 
the pursuits of civilized life. Railways are built, 
roads constructed, bridges laid ; commerce is en- 
couraged, agriculture is developed, and the despotic 
power of the native chiefs limited. 

Among the thirteen superior deck ofificers of the 



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Van Speyk there is not a single one who has not 
led his men into battle. More than one hundred 
of the marines and sailors on board the ship have 
met the enemy face to face, and several of them 
received serious wounds. More than one of their 
number escaped death in an almost miraculous way. 
Several among them proudly display medals as a 
recognition for deeds of bravery. Many a gallant, 
gay young sailor, who went out with the Van 
Speyk six years ago, met death by the klewang or 
the bullets of the Atchinese. 

The remark has been made that many of the 
Van Speyk' s officers wear such a serious expression 
on their countenance. And little wonder it is. 
Leading men into battle is serious business. Their 
responsibility for the lives of their men, as well as 
for the honor and success of their flag, is so great, 
that the anxiety and strain they endured has left a 
grave expression upon the face, which has not been 
dissipated even after all danger has passed away 
and the gallant men are being feasted and toasted 
as guests of honor. 

In 1892, after hard service in the empire of 
Insulinda, the Van Speyk was recalled to Holland, 
and fitted out as a training ship for midshipmen 
and young sailors. In this capacity she made trips 
to Madeira, Cape Verde, Bahia, the Cape of Good 
Hope, St. Helena, the Bermudas, Hampton Roads, 
and New York. 

While in Bahia the officers visited forts built by 
the Dutch and having ancient Dutch inscriptions 
on the walls. But at Capetown, especially, every- 
thing reminds the visitor of the Dutch origin of 
the city, not only as far as buildings are con- 
cerned, but also in regard to the language and the 



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customs of the people. Many Dutch men-of-war 
in the course of each year call at this port, and the 
officers as well as the crews are always certain of 
a cordial welcome. Many of the people take the 
Dutch naval gazetteer, and follow and mark the 
changes and promotions in the Dutch navy, the 
same as in the Fatherland. Nearly all the first 
families of the town speak Dutch as their mother 
tongue, and the people take the most lively interest 
in Holland and its affairs. 

On the return of the Van Speyk to Holland 
after the Naval Parade, the Nieuwe Rotter- 
damsche Courant, of July i6, 1893, reports her 
as having been put out of commission, and 
Captain Arriens honorably retired. 




THE POUGHKEEPSIE DINNER. 

HE members of the Society residing 
in the vicinity of Poughkeepsie have 
been accustomed to celebrate the 
anniversary of the relief of Leiden 
by an Annual Dinner. 

In accordance with their custom the 




FOURTH ANNUAL DINNER 

BY THE 

POUGHKEEPSIE DISTRICT MEMBERS 

OF 

The Holland Society of New York 

IN COMMEMORATION OF 

THE RELIEF OF THE SIEGE OF LEIDEN 

1574 

WAS HELD ON ITS ANNIVERSARY DAY 
OCTOBER 3, 1893, AT THE 

NELSON HOUSE, POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. 



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The officers of the Society from New York had 
also been invited ; the President, Mr. J. WilHam 
Beekman, however, was not able to attend, but the 
Treasurer and Secretary were present. 

After a pleasant social gathering in the parlors 
of the hotel, the Vice-President for Poughkeepsie 
led the way to the dining-room, which was appro- 
priately decorated. 

The members participating were Mr. Frank 
Hasbrouck, the Vice-President for Poughkeepsie ; 
Hon. Edward Elsworth, ex-Mayor of Poughkeep- 
sie ; Rev. A. P. Van Gieson, Pastor of the First 
Reformed Church of that city ; Rev. J. Howard 
Suydam, D.D., of Rhinebeck, together with 



J. Reynolds Adriance. Alfred Hasbrouck, Jr. 

Wm. a. Adriance. D. a. Hasbrouck. 

Jacob Deyo. J. E. Hasbrouck. 

J. V. Deyo. L. P. Hasbrouck. 

Charles G. Douw. O. H. Hasbrouck. 

B. G. Du Bois. Martin Heermance. 

Irving Elting. J. Wilson Poucher. 

Jacob Elting. Edward Storm. 

Jesse Elting. P. L. Van Wagenen. 
Eugene Van Schaick, Treasurer, and Theodore M. Banta, 
Secretary. 

The menu was as follows : 



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" Haring en Witbrood 
Leiden heeft geen nood." 

Little Neck Clams. ViN de Graves. 

Consomme Macedoine. Amontillado. 

Oyster Patties. 
French Peas. 

Lobster a la Newburgh. 
Cucumber. 

HUTSPOT. PONTET CaNET. 

Philadelphia Capon. 
Parisiennes Potatoes. Cauliflower. 



Perrier-Jouet. 
Mumm's Extra Dry. 





Leiden Punch 






Woodcock. 






Lettuce Salad. 






English Plum-Pudding. 


Ice-Cream 




Cakes. 


Edam and Roquefort Cheese. 


Fruit. 




Nuts. 


Coffee. 




Cigars. 



The Hutspot was brought on in a large black 
iron pot and placed before the Chairman, who 
ladled out a liberal allowance to each guest. It is 
said that when the beleaguered people of Leiden 
sallied forth from their gates, two hundred and 
nineteen years before, into the deserted camps of 
the flying Spaniards, they found this savory dish 
stewing upon the camp-fires, and, hastening to put 
it where it would do the most good, considered it 
a delightful change from the diet of cats and dogs 



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to which they had been so long accustomed. Their 
descendants at Poughkeepsie declared that they 
esteemed it equally delicious, but concluded that 
for a steady dish the appetite needed to be pre- 
pared for it as was that of their ancestors in the 
heroic city, whose fortitude they were now com- 
memorating. 

The dinner was followed by informal impromptu 
speeches, full of good cheer and hearty fellowship. 
One of the pleasant features of the occasion was 
the circulation about the board of the several copies 
of the menUy on the blank pages of which each 
guest wrote his name, so that every one had the 
signature of every guest to take away with him as 
a memento of this very enjoyable feast. 





Bintb Hnnual Binner. 




|HE Ninth Annual Dinner of the Society 
was held at Sherry's, Fifth Avenue 
and Thirty-seventh Street, on Wed- 
nesday evening, January 17, 1894. 
The members and guests assembled 
in the drawing-rooms, and after a half 
hour of pleasant social intercourse, the President 
led the way to the dining-room, escorting the 
Minister of the Netherlands, Mr. De Weckherlin. 

The dining-room was decorated with the large 
orange flag and streamer belonging to the Society 
festooning the music gallery, and with Dutch and 
American flags upon the walls. Six tables, each 
with about forty-five guests, were placed at right 
angles to the President's dais. 

The President, Mr. J. William Beekman, pre- 
sided, and at his right sat the Minister of the 
Netherlands, Mr. De Weckherlin, Dr. A. Vander 
Veer, of Albany; Hon. John R. Planten, Consul- 
General of the Netherlands ; Mr. Booker, repre- 
senting St. George's Society ; Mr. Frank R. 
Lawrence, Mr. Coleman, of St. Patrick's Society ; 
Hon. Charles H. Truax, Mr. Morrison, St. An- 
drew's Society ; Mr. Roberts, St. David's Society ; 
Hon. Robt. B. Roosevelt, and Mr. Tunis G. 
Bergen. 



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On the left of the President were General 
Horace Porter, Rev. Dr. Wm. H. Van Antwerp, Mr. 
John P. Townsend, of the New England Society ; 
Rev. Dr. A. V. V. Raymond, Mr. Warner Van 
Norden, Mr. Fred. J. de Peyster, of the Society of 
Colonial Wars ; Mr. John C. Tomlinson, Hon. 
Augustus Van Wyck, Judge Dugro, and Hon. 
George M. Van Hoesen. 

The members of the Society and their guests 
seated at the other tables were as follows : 

At table A : I. Reynolds Adriance, W. H. H. 
Amerman, A. T. Clearwater, S. D. Coykendall, S. 
L. F. Deyo, Elijah DuBois, Edward Elsworth, 
John A. Elmendorf, John B. Elmendorf, W. B. 
Elmendorf, Irving Elting, Frank Hasbrouck, Ferd. 
Hasbrouck, Joseph Hasbrouck, J. C. Hasbrouck, 
Joseph E. Hasbrouck, Louis P. Hasbrouck, 
Manning Hasbrouck, Sayer Hasbrouck, D. H. 
Houghtaling, Geo. D. Hulst, G. E. Montanye, L. 

F. Montanye, W. H. Montanye, Andrew J. Onder- 
donk, Howard Osterhoudt, Augustus Schoon- 
maker, A. O. Schoonmaker, John Schoonmaker, 
Dr. J. D. Spencer, S. S. Stryker, Peter J. Stuyve- 
sant, Rev. Dr. J. Howard Suydam, Lucas L. Van 
Allen, E. Van Etten, John G. Van Home, Stephen 
V. A. Van Home, Daniel B. Van Houten, Rev. J. 

G. Van Slyke, Jacob S. Van Wyck, Geo. A. 
Zabriskle. 

At table B : William A. Bartlett, Francis H. 
Bergen, Herman S. Bergen, James J. Bergen, John 
B. Blydenburgh, Jas. H. Breslin, William L. Brower, 
Geo. G. DeWitt, Alex. R. Gulick, Dr. C. R. Gulick, 
Ernestus S. Gulick, John C. Hertle, William M. 
Hoes, John H. Inman, Geo. L. McAlpin, Wm. S. 



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Pyle, John H. Starin, Henry S. Stearns, John Bright 
Stevens, C. Edgar Sutphen, H. S. Sutphen, Rev. 
Paul F. Sutphen, Dr. R. M. Sutphen, T. Y. Sut- 
phen, James Suydam, Lambert Suydam, Edward 
B. Toedt, Samuel M. Van Santvoord, Talcott C. 
Van Santvoord, James B. Van Woert, John R. 
Van Wormer, Judge R. A. Van Wyck, Samuel 
Van Wyck, Gordon Wendell, Jacob Wendell, C. 
T. Williamson, Wm. Alex. Williamson, William H. 
Willis. 

At table C : C. V. Banta, Frederick C. Bayles, 
Robert Bayles, Gerard Beekman, Arthur Burtis, 
Morse Burtis, Geo. C. Clark, Mr. Cordes, Suther- 
land De Witt, Thos. D. De Witt, Thos. K. De Witt, 
Thos. May De Witt, F. C. Dininny, Jr., Chas. W. 
Drake, Mr. Fritze, Chas. C. Goffe, Edward B. 
Harper, William J. Ives, Gov. P. C. Lounsbury, 
Rev. Dr. Nelson, A. C. Quackenbush, H. E. 
Reinmund, John L. Riker, J. Maus Schermerhorn, 
Dr. C. C. Schuyler, H. P. Schuyler, Wm. C. Van 
Antwerp, Geo. M. Van Deventer, Jas. C. Van Eyck, 
G. D. Van Reipen, C. C. Van Reypen, Samuel S. 
Van Saun, W. T. Van Vredenburgh, Jasper Van 
Wormer, Jacob T. Van Wyck, John H. Visscher, 
John R. Voorhis, John W. Vrooman. 

At table D : Edward Barnes, Henry M. T. 
Beekman, Cornelius W. Berdan, L. V. Booraem, 
Walter Bound, Dr. H. H. Brinkerhoff, Jr., Wm. 
Brinckerhoff, Noah Clark, Stacy P. Conover, M. 
V. D. Cruser, Isaac C. Debevoise, Isaac E. Ditmars, 
Judge Dixon, Peter Q. Eckerson, William W. 
Gillen, William E. Horwill, C. Covert Hulst, E. 
T. Hulst, Rev. E. M. McGuffey, Adrian Meserole, 
Walter M. Meserole, Judge Henry A. Moore, Col. 
John Oakey, William Pearson, E. A. Pyle, William- 



son Rapalje, Augustus Rapelye, H. de B. Schenck, 
John C. Schenck, M. B. Streeter, Dr. Stephen V. 
Ten Eyck, Rev. Dr. W. H. Ten Eyck, Frank I. 
Vanderbeek, Frank I. Vanderbeek, Jr., Isaac P. 
Vanderbeek, Stewart M. Vanderbeek, John E. Van 
Nostrand, James M. Van Valen, W. H. Vreden- 
burgh, Peter Wyckoff, James D. Wynkoop. 

At table E : Chas. E. Baldwin, Theo. M. Banta, 
Samuel A. Beardsley, Richard J. Berry, C. W. 
Bradley, Chas. De Hart Brower, C. C. Bullock, 
A. D. Chandler, Geo. W. De Bevoise, Chas. R. 
De Freest, C. H. Derflinger, Henry C. De Witt, 
Moses J. De Witt, Dr. C. J. Dumond, E. J. Elting, 
Peter J. Elting, Alexander Geddes, Robert Gray, 
Jr., Edward Haight, William L. Heermance, Chas. 
F. Hoffman, H. B. Hubbard, J. W. Hult, Henry 
Keteltas, John P. Kelly, Isaac F. Mead, Hon. John 
A. McCall, Isaac Myer, Geo. E. Nostrand, J. Lott 
Nostrand, Dr. De Witt C. Romaine, Dr. P. L. 
Schenck, W. Scott Sims, Geo. W. Slingerland, W. 
H. Slingerland, Jr., Geo. E. Sterry, Jr., Hon. 
Walton Storm, W. F. Suydam, John R. Vanderveer, 
Rev. Chas. N. Van Houten, Eugene Van Schaick, 

C. Y. Wemple. 

At table F : H. M. Alden, John F. Berry, Andrew 

D. Bogert, Chas. E. Bogert, John G. Bogert, W. 
H. Buffum, C. H. Clayton, Peter de Baun, Jacob 
Deyo, Peter Deyo, T. A. Knickerbacker, J. Edgar 
Leaycraft, August Maze, W. H. H. Stryker, W. 
J. Van Arsdale, Dr. F. P. Vanderburgh, Eugene 
Vanderpoel, E. C. Van Glahn, F. W. Van Loan, 
Thomas Van Loan, Zelah Van Loan, F. R. Van 
Nest, Townsend C. Van Pelt, Peter Van Voorhees, 
J. Albert Van Winkle, J. Leonard Varick, W. D. 
Vernam, Anson A. Voorhees, James Voorhees, 



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John H. Voorhees, John L. Voorhees, John S. 
Voorhees, Judah B. Voorhees, Peter L. Voorhees, 
F. C. Wagner, Wm. G. Waldron, Townsend Wan- 
dell, Chas. Wessell, H. V. Williamson. 

The Divine blessing was invoked by Rev. Dr. 
William H. Ten Eyck. 

While dining, the band discoursed most excellent 
music, not omitting the inspiring strains of '* The 
Bowery," which, apparently from some supposed 
connection with ** Stuyvesant s Bouwerle," has evi- 
dently come to be understood as a genuine Dutch 
air. 

The menu was as follows : 

MENU. 



HUITRES 
Blue Points 

POTAGE 
Ox-tail a I'Anglaise 

HORS-D'CEUVRES 

Olives Celery Amandes 

POISSON 
Redsnapper a la Hollandaise 

RELEVE 

Aloyau aux Cardons a la Bordelaise 

Pommes Surprise 

ENTREE 

Souffle de Jambon 

Flageolets 



ROTI 

Canard sauvage 
Celery Mayonnaise 

GLACE 

Gateaux Bonbons 

From age 

Cafe 



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When the twisted pipes made in Gouda, Holland, 
expressly for the Society had been filled and lighted, 
the President, by vigorous strokes of the gavel, 
subdued to silence the well-fed and hilarious 
Dutchmen, and said : 




^ 




ADDRESS BY THE 
PRESIDENT, J. WILLIAM BEEKMAN. 




Gentleme7i of The Holland Society : 

IE are met to celebrate the Eighth An- 
nual Dinner of this Society, and the 
third banquet held during the year. 

Of these, two have contributed 
largely not only to the history of this 
organization, but are interwoven with 
the history of the country itself. 

During this year, remarkable for the celebration 
of the discovery of this continent and of the events 
which clustered around the discoverer, there was 
assembled in the waters of our harbor a peaceful 
fleet of the war vessels of all nations, — in itself a 
spectacle the most suggestive and noteworthy of 
all the pageants which have now become history. 
In this fleet Holland, the mother of the ''beggars 
of the sea," whom we honor by the very badges we 
now wear, was represented by the man-of-war Van 
Speyky a name in itself so suggestive of the old 
Dutch self-devotion to country, as to make it 
doubly dear to us. It was our privilege and 
delight to welcome the Officers of this vessel, so 
appropriately chosen, to these two banquets, the 
one held in what was once New Amsterdam, and 

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the other in the old Dutch stronehold of Fort 
Orange. 

Here this strong feeling embodied itself in a 
loving cup presented to the Captain and Officers 
of the Va7i Speyk, bearing with it greetings from 
the New World to the Old, and a thrill of the old 
pride in an ancestry derived from an epoch-making 
nation. 

In Albany the banquet was under the direction 
of our Vice-President, who is with us to-night. At 
that dinner the Governor of the State and the 
Mayor of Albany were present. 

Our Society, although young as an organization, 
is already strong not only in influence but in num- 
bers. I need not remind you that at present 860 
are enrolled in its membership. They are all in- 
terested in Dutch conditions. Admission to the 
Society requires that the candidate's Dutch an- 
cestors in the male line must have been residents 
of this country in the seventeenth century (prior to 
1675), so that we are Dutchmen through and 
through. It seems therefore our birthright and 
inherited duty not only in this Columbian year, 
but always to keep bright these memories and 
traditions, and hand down untarnished the patient, 
unselfish endurance for right which was the glory 
of our ancestors. 

In the future meetings of this organization, what 
can be better to this end than the preparation of 
papers or addresses looking seriously to the ac- 
complishment of this object ? There is now in 
existence a committee having in charge the erection 
of a statue to William the Silent, a figure speaking 
not only to his nation, but, like those of our own 
Washington and Lincoln, to the world. 



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The English, it has been said, take their pleasure 
sadly. Let It be said of us that even In our social 
gatherings we take our pleasure seriously. 

We are now about to proceed to the toasts of 
the evening. 

Gentlemen, I welcome the guests of The Hol- 
land Society. 

Please fill your glasses for our first regular toast, 
** The Queen of the Netherlands," which will be 
responded to by His Excellency, the Minister of 
the Netherlands, whom I have great pleasure in 
presenting to you. 

The President then called upon Mr. de Weck- 
herlln, the Minister of the Netherlands, to respond 
to the toast. 

The Queen of the Netherlands. 

" A maid of grace and complete majesty. 
May she live 
Longer than I have time to tell her years ! 
Ever beloved, and loving, may her rule be, 
And when old time shall lead her to her end, 
Goodness and she fill up one monument." 

This toast was greeted with loud applause, and 
Mr. De Weckherlin responded as follows : 




SPEECH OF MR. DE WECKHERLIN. 



Mr. President and Gentlemen : 




N responding to the toast which you 
have just been drinking, and to which 
you have responded with so much 
sympathy, I can assure you that we 
Dutchmen in the old country re- 
ciprocate your feehngs. 
The people in the Netherlands have not lost 
sight of what has become of the first settlers on 
Manhattan Island and of the Dutchmen that came 
to the New World. If they rejoice in the general 
prosperity of this country with which we have 
always been friendly, they are especially proud of 
what has been achieved by the men of Dutch 
blood. They are glad that they all seem to be 
prosperous, and they hope that these men of Dutch 
blood and their descendants may always continue 
to prosper, and may always maintain that promi- 
nent position which they deserve by reason of 
their exertions, by their intelligence and their zeal, 
and by their efforts to be at the head of what is 
good, what is honorable, and what is in every 
respect desirable for the Republic they now belong 
to. Such are the feelings of the people in the 
Netherlands. I believe I may also assure you that 
Her Majesty the Queen and the Queen Regent 

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also exceedingly appreciate the very kind way in 
which they are remembered. 

I, therefore, am glad that I am able to express 
to you, in their names, my very sincere thanks. 

Now, in order, Mr. President and gentlemen, to 
show you that the Queen Regent does not forget 
what happens with the Dutchmen here in America, 
I ask your permission to read to you a letter which 
I have received from the Minister of Foreign 
Affairs, and which I now have in my pocket. The 
letter reads thus — I will read it in English : 

'' Sir : 

^' I have the honor to inform you that Her 
Majesty the Queen Regent, wishing to ac- 
knowledge what has been done by The Holland 
Society in the matter of courtesy to the Captain 
and Officers of the man-of-war l^an Speyk, in May 
last, has conferred the Cross of the Order of 
Orange-Nassau upon the President of the Society, 
Mr. Beekman, and upon the Vice-President for 
Albany, where the same Captain and Officers 
were received. 

'' You are instructed to forward to said gentlemen 
the insignia of the Order." 

I think. Gentlemen, that you will allow me to 
hand these neighbors of mine, at this moment, these 
two crosses, and that you will join me in congratu- 
lating your President and the Vice-President of 
the Albany Branch on Her Majesty's decision. 

Mr. Beekman then expressed his thanks for the 
honor conferred upon him, and said : 

On behalf of The Holland Society, I beg that 
you will convey to Her Majesty our sincere appre- 
ciation of the great compliment that has been con- 
ferred on this Society, — perfectly unlooked for — 



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unnecessary (if I may be allowed the expression), 
because the pleasure was ours to thus show our 
gratitude for what the Dutch have done for us. 
Personally, I thank you very much. 

Mr. Vanderveer, the Vice-President for Albany, 
said, in thanking Mr. De Weckherlin for the in- 
signia presented to him : 

Mr. De Weckherlin, in asking you to extend to 
Her Majesty the Queen Regent and the Govern- 
ment of Holland my own thanks, I know that I 
am expressing the gratitude of every member of 
the Albany Branch of The Holland Society. 

It was an occasion of great pleasure to us — an 
occasion that has left great joy in our hearts — to 
have been able to entertain Captain Arriens and 
his brother-officers of the Vmi Speyk, There is 
something peculiarly beautiful in this expression ; 
it is the expression of the grandparents for their 
children, and we love old Holland. It comes to 
our hearts as we think of this insignia, and as I 
carry it to the Dutchmen of the middle and upper 
Hudson and the Dutchmen of the Mohawk Valley, 
I know it will receive a hearty welcome. 

Mr. De Weckherlin (continuing) : 
Mr. President, I most certainly will not fail to 
transmit to Her Majesty's Minister of Foreign 
Affairs a report of the very kind words of apprecia- 
tion which you have been good enough to utter. 
A diplomat's position obliges him sometimes to 
write letters which do not always please him. I 
can assure you that, just as in any other profession, 
everything a man has to do is not always a pleas- 
ure ; but what I had to do to-night was a very great 
pleasure to me. 



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Loud cheers were given for the Queen of 
Holland. 

Mr. Beekman : Gentlemen, we will now proceed 
to a toast that we will all enjoy, I am sure, after so 
much has been said about the Dutch. This toast is 
to be responded to by a gentleman whom we all 
know. It is hardly necessary to introduce him. 
But I will read the sentiment attached to this 
toast : 

The American. 

" Formed of the blendings of the best strains of Europe, he 
cannot be worthy of his ancestry without combining in himself 
the best qualities of them all." 

And call upon General Horace Porter to respond. 





GENERAL HORACE PORTER. 




SPEECH OF 
GENERAL HORACE PORTER. 

Mr, Preside7it and Gentlemen : 




E speakers have naturally been a little 
embarrassed at the outset this even- 
ing, for just as we were about to 
break into speech, your President 
reminded us that the only one worthy 
of having a monument built to his 
memory was William the Silent Well, it seemed 
to carry me back to those ancient days of Greece, 
when Pythagoras inaugurated his School of Silence, 
and called on Damocles to make the opening 
speech. 

Your President has shown from the start this 
evening that he is determined to enforce discipline, 
totally regardless of previous acquaintance. He 
appears to have been in a Shakespearian mood to- 
night. He seemed to be looking at each one of 
these alleged speakers and saying of him : '' There- 
fore, I '11 watch him till he be dieted to my request 
and then I will set upon him." But he must 
remember that Shakespeare also said : '* Dainty 
bits make rich the ribs, but bankrupt quite the wits." 
I do not know how the rest of you feel, but after 
these delicious but somewhat plethoric dinners, I 
feel very much like Mr. Butterby, when his lavender 



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colored trousers were sent to him the night before 
his wedding, and he returned them to the tailor 
with a note saying, '* Let them out two inches 
around the waist, which will leave a margin for 
emotion and the wedding breakfast." 

Now, we speakers to-night cannot expect to be 
received with any vast ebullition of boisterous 
enthusiasm here, for we understand that every 
member pays for his own wine. Besides, I am sure 
that you will not be likely to get any more ideas 
from me than you would get lather from a cake of 
hotel soap. 

After having wrestled with about thirty dishes at 
this dinner, and after all this being called upon to 
speak, I feel a great sympathy with that woman in 
Ireland who had had something of a field-day on 
hand. She began by knocking down two some- 
what unpopular agents of her absentee landlord, 
and was seen, later in the day, dancing a jig on the 
stomach of the prostrate form of the Presbyterian 
minister. One of her friends admired her prowess 
in this direction and invited her in, and gave her a 
good stiff glass of whiskey. Her friend said, 
'' vShall I pour some water in your whiskey?" and 
the woman replied, '' For God's sake, have n't I had 
trouble enough already to-day ? " 

I am a little at a loss still to know how I got into 
this company to-night. I begin to feel like some 
of those United States Senators who, after they 
have reached Washington, look around and wonder 
how they got there. The nearest approach to being 
decorated with a sufficiently aristocratic epithet to 
make me worthy of admission to this Society was 
when I used to visit outside of my native State and 
be called a " Pennsylvania Dutchman." But history 



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tells us that at the beginning of the Revolution 
there was a battle fought at Breed's Hill, and it 
was called the Battle of Bunker Hill, because it 
was not fought there ; and I suppose I have been 
brought into this Dutch Society to-night because I 
am not a Dutchman. 

I have great admiration for these Dutchmen ; 
they always get to the front. When they appear 
in New York they are always invited to seats on 
the roof ; when they go into an orchestra, they are 
always given one of the big fiddles to play ; and 
when they march in a procession, they are always 
sure to get a little ahead of the band. This Society 
differs materially from other so-called foreign socie- 
ties. When we meet the English, we invariably 
refer to the common stock from which we sprang, 
but in the Dutch Society the stock is always pre- 
ferred ! and when a Dutchman dies, why, his funeral 
is like that funeral of Abel, who was killed by his 
brother Cain, — no one is allowed to attend unless 
he belongs to a first family. 

Now, a Dutchman is only happy when he gets a 
'' Van " attached to the front of his name, and a 
*' dam " to the rear end of the city from which his 
ancestors came. I notice they are all very particu- 
lar about the ** dam." 

There was a lady — a New York young lady — 
who had been spending several years in England 
and had just returned. She had posed a while as a 
professional beauty. Then she attempted to marry 
into the aristocracy, but the market for titles was a 
little dull that year and she came home. She had 
lived there long enough to become an Anglo- 
maniac. She met a Dutchman in New York — I 
think he was a member of The Holland Society — 



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and she said : '' Everything seems so remarkably 
commonplace here, after getting back from Eng- 
land ; I am sure you must admit that there is 
nothing so romantic here as in England." The 
Dutchman remarked : *' Well, I don't know about 
that." She said : '' I was stopping at a place in the 
country, with one of the members of the aristocracy, 
and there was a little piece of water — a sort of minia- 
ture lake, as it were — so sweet. The waters were 
confined by little rustic walls, so to speak, and that 
was called the ' Earl's Oath ' ; we have nothing so 
romantic in New York, I 'm sure." Said the Dutch- 
man : '' Oh, yes, here we have McComb's Dam." 

But, Mr. President, I certainly am in earnest 
sympathy with the patriotic sentiment expressed in 
the toast which you have been pleased to assign to 
me to-night, saying, in effect, that the American is 
composed of the best strains of Europe, and the 
American cannot be worthy of his ancestors unless 
he aims to combine within himself the good quali- 
ties of all. America has gained much by being the 
conglomerate country that she is, made up of a co- 
mingling of the blood of other races. It is a well- 
known fact in the crossing of breeds that the best 
traits predominate in the result. We in this land, 
have gained much from the purity of those bloods ; 
we have suffered little from the taint. 

It is well in this material age, when we are dwell- 
ing so much upon posterity, not to be altogether 
oblivious to pedigree. It has been well said that 
he who does not respect his ancestors will never be 
likely to achieve anything for which his descend- 
ants will respect him. Man learns but very little in 
this world from precept ; he learns something from 
experience ; he learns much from example, and the 



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*' best teachers of humanity are the lives of worthy 
men." 

We have a great many admirable so-called 
foreign societies in New York, and they are all 
doing good work — good work in collecting inter- 
esting historical data in regard to the ancestors 
who begat them ; in regard to the lands from which 
they came — good work in the broad field of 
charity. But it is The Holland Society which seems 
to be a little closer to us than the others — more our 
Society, even with those of us who have no Dutch 
blood in our veins. We feel that these old Dutch 
names are really more closely associated in our 
minds with the city of New York than with Hol- 
land itself. 

The men from whom you sprang were well cal- 
culated to carry on the great work undertaken by 
them. In the first place, in that good old land 
they had educated the conscience. The conscience 
never lost its hold upon the man. He stood as firm 
in his convictions as the rock to its base. His 
religion was a religion of the soul, and not of the 
senses. He might have broken the tables of stone 
on which the laws were written ; he never would 
have broken those laws themselves. He turned 
neither to the past with regret nor to the future 
with apprehension. He was a man inured to trials ; 
practised in self-abnegation ; educated in the severe 
school of adversity ; and that little band which set 
out from Holland to take up its career in the New 
World was well calculated to undertake the work 
which Providence had marked out for them. 
Those men had had breathed into their nostrils at 
their very birth the true spirit of liberty. Some- 
how or other liberty seemed to be indigenous in 



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that land. They imbibed that true spirit of liberty 
which does not mean unbridled license of the in- 
dividual, but that spirit of liberty which can turn 
blind submission into rational obedience ; that spirit 
of liberty which Hall says stifles the voices of kings, 
dissipates the mists of superstition, kindles the 
flames of art, and pours happiness into the laps of 
the people. Those men started out boldly upon 
the ocean ; they paused not until they dipped the 
fringes of their banners in the waters of the west- 
ern seas. They built up this great metropolis. 
They bore their full share in building up this great 
nation and in planting in it their pure principles. 
They builded even better than they knew. 

In the past year I think our people have been 
more inclined than ever before to pause and con- 
template how big with events is the history of this 
land. It was developed by people who believed not 
in the ** divine right of kings," but in the divine 
right of human liberty. Yes, by men who had be- 
come convinced that after all it is better to *' sit on 
a pumpkin and have it all to yourself, than to be 
crowded on a velvet cushion " ; and, if we may 
judge the future progress of this land by its pro- 
gress in the past, it does not require that one 
should be endowed with prophetic vision to pre- 
dict that in the near future this young but giant 
Republic will dominate the policy of the world. 
America was not born amidst the mysteries of bar- 
baric ages ; and it is about the only nation which 
knows its own birthday. Woven of the stoutest 
fibres of other lands, nurtured by a co-mingling of 
the best blood of other races, America has now cast 
off the swaddling-clothes of infancy, and stands 
forth erect, clothed in robes of majesty and power, 



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in which the God who made her intends that she 
shall henceforth tread the earth ; and to-day she 
may be seen moving down the great highways of 
history, teaching by example ; moving at the head 
of the procession of the world's events ; marching 
in the van of civilized and christianized liberty, her 
manifest destiny to light the torch of liberty till it 
illumines the entire pathway of the world, and till 
human freedom and human rights become the com- 
mon heritage of mankind. 

Mr. Beekman : Gentlemen, we will now proceed 
to the next regular toast. It is of interest to all : 

New York, the child of Nieuw Amsterdam. 

"Just as the twig is bent the tree 's inclined." 

I call upon Mr. Frank R. Lawrence, President 
of the Lotus Club, to respond to that toast. 




SPEECH OF MR. LAWRENCE. 




^NDER any circumstances it would be 
difficult to follow the di stingulshed 
master of the art who has just taken 
his seat, but when to his glowing words 
is added the diffidence inspired by this 
illustrious company, the difficulty of 
the succeeding speaker is great indeed. 

Mr. President, I am like the needy knife-grinder, 
when asked for his tale : " Story — God bless you, 
I have none to tell, sir," — and must beg you to 
accept from me a few disjointed sentences instead 
of a more formal speech. Indeed, it is not entirely 
clear to me which side of the question suggested 
by the text I am to take ; I do not entirely know 
whether I am expected to prove the truth or to ex- 
pose the falsehood of the old proverb which adorns 
your menu, and it is commonly the case with say- 
ings that are supposed to represent the wisdom of 
the ages, that the one may as readily be established 
as the other. 

It might be suggested by one of skeptical mind 
that the saying that '* as the twig is bent the tree 's 
inclined," may not be literally true as applied to 
this company and this occasion ; on the contrary, 
might it not be true that if your early Dutch ances- 

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FRANK R. LAWRENCE. 



IRintb Hnnual H)inner 



of 



Hbe tboUanb SocietiP of Bew 13orh 




a ILong an& prosperous IReisn 

XLo maUbelmina of ©ranae 

(Siueen of tbe IRctberlanbs 



Sberri^'s, Jfiftb avenue 
5an«ars 17, 1894 



Spijskaart 



DE WELEERWAARDE HEER WILHELMUS H. TEN EYCK, TH. D. ZAL AAN TAFEL VOORBIDDEN 



'esTers 



Socv 

yssenstaart, Qnaelscbe stiil 

2:i]6cboteljes 

^allna, l\ussisc[}e stiil 

IDiscb 

l\ooae ^napper, nollandscQe stiil 

(5eftruit)e Oerecbten 

l\unclen[)arst met antisioken, Dordeaux stiil 

Mardappelen-verrassina 

Qierstruif met i^am. niaaeoletten 

Sorbet (verrasstuG) 

Wilde Qendvoaels 
^elderijsla 

4\oel?jes. Hoaerec\)i 
l\aas 

(:^oudscbe I ijpen 

OPZETTELIJK VOOR DE HOLLANDSCHE SOCIETEIT 
IN NEDERLAND QEMAAKT 



1beiU2)ronken 



ITntrobuctor^ b^ lI^re6i^ent James MilKam Beef^man 



I. ^bc (Siuecn of tbe IRetberlanba : 

" A maid of grace and complete majesty." 
" May she live 
Longer than I have time to tell her years ! 
Ever beloved, and loving, may her rule be ! 
And when Old Time shall lead her to her end, 
Goodness and she fill up one monument." 

/IDr» G» ^e mecl^berltn 
^be /iftlnister ot tbe IFletberlanDs 

MUSIC-WlER Neerlandsch Bloed 

II. ^be Hmerican: 

'' Formed of the blendings of the best strains of Europe, he cannot 
be worthy of his ancestry without combining in himself the best qualities 
of them all." 

(Ben'l Iborace porter 

music-Hail Columbia ' 

III. IRew ^ovk, tbe Cbilb of IRleuw amstcrbam: 

" Just as the twig is bent the tree 's inclined." 

/lDr» fvanh 1R. Xawrence 

MUSIC-WlLHELMUS VAN NaSSAUWEN 

IV. ^be Dutcb Xanguage: 

" The tongue that Civil Liberty first spoke in modern Europe." 

/IDr, XTunis (3. Bergen 

MUSIC— Vlaqqelied 

V. ^be footprints of tbe IHctbcrlanber on tbe Sanba of 
tbe mew Morlb: 

" Durable, and always in the right direction." 

/IDr. Jobn C. XTomltnson 

MUSIC— AL is ONS LANDJE NOQ zoo KLEIN 

VI. ^be ®utcb ae Earli? ©eograpbical Diecoperere : 

" He laid his hand upon the Ocean's mane and played familiar with 
his hoary locks." 

1Rev>» Milliam 1F3. mn Bntvverp, W.W. 

MUSIC-De Kabels loos 

VII. ^be 2)utcb ae meigbbore: 

" Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practises it will have 
neighbors." 

1Rev. H, D- lRa^mon^, D.D, 

MUSIC-WiJ Leven Vrij 




2)lnner Committee 



(3eoroe /lib. IDan fboesen 
IRobert H» Dan TO^cft 
Hbrabam Dan Sant\>oorO 
jEuoene Dan Scbatck 
Ubeobote /ID. JSanta 



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tors could come back and gaze for a moment upon 
this sumptuous banquet and these gorgeous sur- 
roundings, their first impulse, in accordance with 
the frugal simplicity of their lives and their habits, 
would be to repudiate it, and repudiate their de- 
scendants, with reprehension and with horror ? 
And would they not straightway proceed, had they 
the power, to enact such sumptuary laws as should 
confine you all henceforth and for evermore, to the 
same simple fare upon which they and their children 
throve a couple of centuries ago ? 

Yet, Mr. President, by whatever strange process 
of evolution the simple festivities of the first settlers 
upon this island may have grown into an occasion 
so distinguished as this, I conceive that, after all, 
the adage which you quote is well applied and has 
a serious meaning ; for despite the lapse of time 
and the introduction of new races of men. New 
York is the child of Nieuw Amsterdam — and how 
the child has outgrown the parent ! 

I believe it to be true, sir, that New York to-day 
bears more traces of the less than fifty years of 
Dutch government than of the more than one hun- 
dred years of British rule which followed. New 
York is indeed erected upon the foundation of 
Nieuw Amsterdam ; yet how impossible to compare 
the New York of to-day with the original settle- 
ment established by your forefathers. As well 
might we compare the great gathering of the 
navies of the world which occurred in the Hudson 
River a year ago with the first expedition sent 
hither by their High Mightinesses the States-Gen- 
eral two hundred and fifty years before. New 
York to-day, grown up from the Nieuw Amsterdam 
of a former generation, is a great emporium and a 



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mighty city. To appreciate the greatness and the 
swiftness of its growth, we must recall that since 
this century began its population has increased 
more than twenty-fold. When this city and its 
vicinity shall once more have doubled their inhab- 
itants, the result will be the formation of almost 
the largest mass of people congregated upon the 
globe. ^j 

Contemplating these marvellous changes, past 
and to come, our reflections are not all pleasant. 
Often do we regret with Washington Irving the 
passing away of the Arcadian simplicity which once 
prevailed upon this island. Often do we recall his 
plaintive words, applied to this very community : 
'' Let no man congratulate himself when he beholds 
the child of his bosom or the city of his birth in- 
creasing in magnitude and importance." Yet 
mournful reflections over the passing away of child- 
hood's days have small place in the ceaseless ac- 
tivity of modern life. Nev/ York can no more 
again become the happy village whose departure 
Irving laments, than the river which nears the ocean 
can turn back and again become a tiny stream. 
Like a man approaching his prime, it must go for- 
ward to its destiny— and what a destiny seems to 
await our city ! As the nineteenth century — great- 
est of periods known to man — draws to a close, 
and opens the way for its successor which we expect 
will be rich with broader and greater and higher 
achievements still than the century of our birth, 
what a future seems to await our city of New York ! 
Is it not manifest destiny that old Nieuw Amster- 
dam, the present New York, should become a 
greater city than any on the earth to-day ? And it 
seems to me, sir, that it is in a very large measure 



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indeed to the rugged industry — to the sturdy hon- 
esty — to the indomitable will of your Dutch ances- 
tors, — to the spirit which animated William the 
Silent, to the spirit and the qualities which sus- 
tained the early Dutch settlers upon this island, 
Wouter Van Twiller and Peter Stuyvesant and the 
men of their generation, that we and our children 
must look, to maintain civic virtue, to foster com- 
m„ercial enterprise, and to make the city of New 
York in the twentieth century the metropolis of 
the civilized world. 

Mr. Beekman : We will now come to our fourth 
regular toast, 

The Dutch Language. 

*' The tongue that Civil Liberty first spoke in Modern Europe," 

and I will call upon Mr. Tunis G. Bergen to respond 
to that toast. 






SPEECH OF 
MR. TUNIS G. BERGEN.^ 

Myne heeren van het Hollandsch genootschap : 

N dit gezelschap zal ik Hollandsch 
spreken. Dezen avond zijn wij alien 
Hollandsch. 

De uitspraak is van drie honderd 
jaren geleden. 

" Wij leven vrij, wij leven blij 
Op Neerlands dierb'ren grond, 
Ontworsteld aan de slavernij, 
Zijn wij door eendracht groot en vrij ; 
Hier duldt de grond geen dwinglandij, 
Waar vryheid eeuwen stond." 

You do well to cheer those sounds ; they were 
first heard in Paradise. Adam was the first Dutch- 
man, because he was a man of honor and fond of 
his garden. But the introduction of Eve, and the 
subsequent unfortunate occurrence which compelled 
the evacuation of Eden, and the fall of the 
Tower of Babel, caused the Dutch tongue to be 
lost among the jargons of the world. It was not 
heard again in history until about ten centuries 
ago, when on the bleak plains of Friesland and on 
the shores of the North Sea arose the cry of '' De 

' A portrait of Mr. Bergen will be found in the Year Book for 1886-7. 

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Vrydom ! Der Vr)'heid ! " — the cry of freedom. 
When, in the summer of 1609, that well known 
ship, the Half-Moon, drew up before this island on 
which we dine to-night, and the order was given in 
the Dutch of the Republic of three hundred years 
ago, "'T anker uitwerpen," "Drop the anchor," 
the words that broke the silence of the virgin 
shores were in the same language that broke the 
silence of the centuries, proclaiming to the world 
civil and religious freedom. 

Old Holland Dutch of the Republic can only be 
spoken by a Dutchman of three hundred years 
ago who has lived in America, or by his descend- 
ants. You may learn to speak all the dialects of 
England, if you put on enough bluff, and take in 
enough small ale ; you can learn German, if you 
drink enough Schoppen of beer ; you can learn to 
speak Italian like a Sicilian, or modern Greek like 
a bandit, if you eat enough garlic ; but you can't 
speak Dutch of the Dutch Republic unless you are 
a freeman and have a good conscience. 

The Frenchman talks with his nose ; the German 
with his throat ; the Englishman with his teeth ; 
the American with his mouth ; the Dutchman 
speaks with his heart. 

I am sorry to say that in recent years the Dutch 
language has been very much modified upon this 
island of Manhattan. The most successful Dutch 
now spoken in New York is spoken with a strong 
Tammany accent. Fortunately for us, — and for our 
Society, especially to-night at this dinner, — a great 
many of our judges are Dutch. It is a well known 
fact that whenever a decision is handed down 
from the bench that is uncertain, or that attempts 
to distinguish itself, it is always written in English ; 



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but when the decision is sound and unappealable, 
it is always written in Dutch. I was told to-night 
by Schepen Van Wyck, and Schepen Van Hoesen, 
and other Schepens, that that is why so few 
opinions are written in Dutch nowadays. 

There is one word of the Dutch language which 
is still frequently spoken in New York. *' Boss" is 
still paramount — "Boss" is a bigger word than 
'' Burgemeester." 

Up in Albany (and I hesitate to say this, be- 
cause there are many gentlemen here from up the 
river, but it is impossible to tell a falsehood in 
Dutch — you can prevaricate in English, and equivo- 
cate in French, and lie in German, but you have 
got to talk the truth when you speak Dutch) — up 
in Albany, and I believe it is also true of Schenec- 
tady, and on the banks of the Rondout and Esopus 
(I must speak the truth), and by Wappinger's 
Falls and Coxsackie, as well as in Catskill and 
Poughkeepsie — Dutch has become corrupt. At 
least that is true when the Legislature is in session. 
I am informed it is due to the excessive use of 
wampum. There was a time when the Dutch 
language was potent among our lawmakers. But 
nowadays, to get a bill through, you don't talk 
Dutch — you talk Turkey. 

Over in Brooklyn (it is only my modesty forbids 
me saying that I live there), the Dutch language 
is still triumphant upon the city's coat-of-arms, in 
the glorious motto, ** Eendracht maakt macht." It 
is an historical fact that the only mayors of Brook- 
lyn that have saved their names from obloquy or 
oblivion have been those who understood this 
motto when they affixed the seal. It means in 
modern American : '' When we all pull together, we 



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have a big pull." More people in Brooklyn spoke 
good Dutch last November than ever before. I am 
sorry to say that the Dutch language has been al- 
together suppressed in Coney Island. So many 
voters are washed ashore there during the summer 
months, that the Dutch tongue is no longer heard. 

When you consider that those hve or six thou- 
sand Dutchmen in the Colonial days were sur- 
rounded by the French on the north, and about 
two hundred thousand Englishmen on the east 
and south, you might wonder that there was any- 
thing left of the Dutch tongue. But it is wonder- 
ful to what extent it has left its impress upon our 
own English tongue, and how it has aided in 
developing it and moulding it in America. Why, 
in the Colonial days it was a frequent saying in 
New England — an involuntary tribute to the 
Dutch by the New Englander — whenever anything 
good was said or done, it became a proverb : " It 
beats the Dutch." The best compliment I can 
give to the speakers who preceded me is that they 
''beat the Dutch." 

There were a good many Dutch names which 
came on with Dutch things, and which have main- 
tained their places, like the things, in every 
American household. After the days of fireplaces 
had passed away, the Dutch ''stove" arrived, 
and still remains to warm nearly ever)/ American 
home. And so has the Dutch " oven," in spite of 
the persistent endeavors of the New Englanders 
to fry everything. And what need I say of 
"cookies," and "noodles," and "cold slaw," and all 
the goodies for which the Dutch were famous. 
Why, every American at his breakfast — when he 
calls for a buckwheat cake — speaks Dutch. " Buck- 



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wheat" is Dutch. *' Boss," we know, is Dutch. 
It cannot be otherwise ; the Dutch are '' boss." It 
is a striking proof of the force of the language that 
the most popular title which we delight in giving 
to our aldermen is Dutch ; I allude to the word 
"boodle." 

You remember when the English called upon 
the Dutch Prince, William, to go over and be their 
King and save their liberties, he brought with him 
a Dutch body-guard. The Dutch made awkward 
attempts to speak English in the new land, which 
were greeted with derision by the English popu- 
lace. They called the English *'Yengis" or 
" Yankees," and the Dutch soldiers frequently 
alluded in the old Dutch of that day to the snobs 
and people who jeered at them, whom it was Eng- 
lish to hate, as "dudelei, dudelen," — windbags ; so 
that on the approach of the body-guard of William 
it became a common saying of the English : *' Here 
come the Yankee doodleums." In later days, 
when a revolt broke out in America against the 
English crown, the English populace began to 
deride the soldiers who fought against the English 
by applying to the Continentals the old nickname 
for the Dutch, ** Yankee Doodles." So you see 
** Yankee Doodle " is Dutch. And whenever you 
hear the inspiring strains of that patriotic air which 
announces the approach of the American eagle, do 
not forget that our proud bird of freedom has a 
Dutch tongue. 

There are two or three old Dutch words which 
have resounded through the world : " Neen, nim- 
mer" — "No, never." When the order was given 
by the Roman legions to the Batavians in the 
woods, at the mouth of the Rhine, to lay down 



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their arms, the answer which came back from those 
ancient Dutchmen was, '' Neen, nimmer." And 
they kept their word. When the hosts and fleets 
of Spain dictated to the struggling Dutch of four 
centuries ago, ''Give up your reHgion," the answer 
that came back from the men, and the women too, 
was, ''Neen, nimmer." And they repeated the 
answer for eighty years. When the Admiral of 
the Spanish fleet, with his twenty-six big galleons 
of war ordered the commander of the disabled 
Dutch ship Klaaszoon to surrender, the answer 
that came back from the Commander was, " Neen, 
nimmer ! " and he fought for two days and nights 
longer. And when, on the third day, the Admiral 
called out, " Strike your flag ; we will give you 
quarter," the Dutchman, with the orange flag 
nailed to the stump of the shattered mainmast, 
and his crew on their knees on the deck, shouted 
back, "Neen, nimmer!" and set fire to the 
magazine, and went up in smoke and glory. And 
when the English fleet arrived before the walls of 
Nieuw Amsterdam, and the Commander called 
upon the Governor to surrender, Stuyvesant, as he 
stood on the ramparts of his rickety old fort, with 
his sixteen soldiers, shrieked : " Donder en blik- 
sem ! neen, nimmer ! " until they carried him and 
his wooden leg away. 

What more shall I say of the tongue the fathers 
spoke ? Those accents sound strange and yet 
familiar to-night, as they come to us out of the 
low-beamed rooms of our sires on the banks of the 
Hudson, and the shores of Long Island and New 
Jersey. 

The morning light is streaming through the 
little window panes as the father takes down 



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the big Dutch Bible from the mantel-piece, opens 
the massive lids, and repeats in the words of that 
translation, said by scholars to be the best ever 
made : 

" Looft den Heere uyt de hemelen, 
Looft hem alle syne engelen ! " 

And, on the winter's night, when the storm is 
howling without, before the capacious fireplace 
fringed with tiles, glorified by the ruddy glow, sits 
the mother, her hands busy with her knitting, 
while her foot rocks the cradle — the half-roofed, 
mahogany cradle. She stoops and kisses the sleep- 
ing babe, and croons in the old tongue : '* Goeden 
nacht, kindje, goeden nacht." 

Honest-hearted fathers, pure-minded mothers ! 
Noblest of their kind ! 

Across the gulf of years, methinks, we hear their 
accents come to us to-night. Reverently we bow 
our heads to them — sweet benedictions out of the 
heroic past. 

Mr. Beekman : The next toast is, 

The Footprints of the Netherlander on the Sands 
of the New World, 

"Durable, and always in the right direction," 

and I call upon Mr. John C. Tomlinson, of this 
city, to respond to that toast. 



SPEECH OF MR. TOMLINSON. 




Mr, President and Gejitlemeti of The Holland 
Society : 

F it be true, as stated by the dlstin- 
guished gentleman who responded to 
the second toast, that little enthusi- 
asm could be expected from this 
audience, because each, in a fashion 
peculiarly Dutch, must pay for his 
own wine, the converse should be the case with 
those who are the recipients of your hospitality, 
and have been asked to speak to subjects calculated 
to arouse the enthusiasm, of every American. 

For the selection of this toast I am not responsi- 
ble, and I am in some doubt as to how I should 
treat it. To speak soberly at this late hour, when 
pipe and glass — the ancient emblems of Dutch con- 
viviality — are in every hand, seems inappropriate, 
and yet the thoughts suggested by your toast de- 
serve serious expression. 

The time has passed when history is made to 
consist of a description of wars or of a narrative of 
the intrigues of ministers or the debaucheries of 
princes. The student of to-day delves deeper. He 
seeks to trace the growth of institutions and the 
development of civil liberty. And if we, pursuing 

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this modern line of investigation, look for the 
model which we have followed, and upon which our 
civilization is built, we must turn not to England, 
but to Holland, for to Holland more than to any 
other country — I might almost have said all other 
countries — we are indebted for the liberties we 
enjoy and the form of government under which we 
live. 

When the rude barbarian of the North broke from 
his forests in Germany, he brought with him a spirit 
of individualism as free as the air he breathed, and 
as strong as the oaks which gave him shelter. That 
strong passion for personal liberty which ran in the 
blood of the Teuton was utterly extinguished in 
England by the Anglo-Saxon invasion, while the 
rise of feudalism robbed the Germans of many of 
their ideas of civil rights. One country, and but 
one, preserved the Roman's sense of self-govern- 
ment, and combined with it the barbaric feeling of 
personal liberty. In the lowlands of Holland a 
race too poor to provoke the jealousy of their 
neighbors, and too weak to invite their attack, was 
left to develop what remained of Roman civiliza- 
tion, modified by what it had absorbed from the 
German invasion. 

Their national life began in poverty and toil, and 
the very land which they tilled had to be won from 
the sea by years of industry and labor. Beginning 
thus humbly they became the richest and most 
highly developed nation in Europe. Their flag 
floated in every land, and their harbors were 
crowded with the products of every nation. 
Producing almost no grain, their granaries were the 
best supplied in Europe ; without fields of flax, 
Holland swarmed with weavers of linen ; destitute 



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of flocks, she became the centre of woollen manu- 
facture ; and, without forests, she built more ships 
than the whole of Europe besides. She became 
the market of the world, and the trader who sought 
either the pines of Norway or the spices of India, 
must resort to the cities of the Dutch. Her moral, 
civil, and religious development kept pace with her 
material growth. She taught and permitted free- 
dom of worship at a tim.e when such a principle 
was not known elsewhere on the earth. She 
founded schools and provided for instruction at the 
hands of the State centuries before popular educa- 
tion was even thought of in Great Britain. She 
abolished primogeniture, and distributed property 
equally among children. She devised a system of 
recording deeds ; she permitted freedom of the 
press, and originated the secret ballot. In the or- 
ganization and conduct of her Government, and in 
the daily life of her burghers, she recognized and 
cherished the doctrine '' that all men were created 
equal " — a principle which is the very corner-stone 
of our institutions, and which never has been, and 
is not, true of Great Britain. Not a Dutch, but an 
English historian, in examining the contentions of 
the writers of The Federalist, finds them not of 
English, but of Dutch origin, and it is a writer of 
Puritan extraction who demonstrates that we must 
seek in the free Republics of Holland for the 
foundations upon which the superstructure we have 
built rests. 

The language of your toast, gentlemen, is true. 
The footprints of the Netherlanders on the sands of 
the New World were durable. They pointed out 
the path we must follow, and were in the right 
direction. I could exhaust the language of eulogy 



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and not do justice to what we owe to Holland. 
Our institutions are hers. They are her creation, 
and it is not asking too much to appeal to her chil- 
dren for their preservation. 

Mr. Beekman : We will now proceed to our 
sixth regular toast, 

The Dutch as Early Geographical Discoverers. 

" He laid his hand upon the Ocean's mane and played familiar 
with his hoary locks." 

I will call upon the Rev. William H. Van Ant- 
werp, D.D., of Marshall, Mich., to respond to this 
toast. 




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REV. WM. H. VAN ANTWERP, D. D. 



SPEECH OF DR. VAN ANTWERP. 




Mr. P^^esideiit and Brethren of The Holland 
Society : 

10 ME embarrassment may be pardoned 
a junior member in addressing the 
veteran wisdom of The Holland 
Society. 

When spoken to upon the subject, 
the appeal was made that Holland 
expects every man to do his duty. He who dallies 
is a dastard, and he who doubts is damned. To 
escape the alternative consent is imperative. The 
theme of the toast just announced proposes a 
rather long excursion for a festive occasion of a 
race noted for early hours, but an outline at least 
may help revive memories for a heroic generation 
of Dutchmen, who so nobly paid their contribution 
to the progress of science and civilization. 

Thomas Foster, Esq., mentions among super- 
stitions traceable to atmospheric phenomena the 
legend of the Flying Dutchman, a ship said by 
mariners to become visible about the Cape of Good 
Hope in stormy weather. 

She is never known to get into port, and is seen 
at uncertain times going at an immense speed be- 
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the most violent gales. The story runs that her 
captain once swore so fearful an oath that his pun- 
ishment was to beat about the ocean until the day 
of judgment. Now, we know that popular myths 
have a groundwork of truth. The spectre of the 
Brocken is only an exaggeration, and all who know 
anything of the persistence and courage of the 
early Dutch mariners will readily see that the J^fy- 
ing Dutchman was but a national trait synthetically 
expressed. They were the true Phoenicians of 
modern history, the pioneers of commerce, the ex- 
plorers of every sea ; never resting, sailing before 
all winds and in the teeth of all winds. And im- 
partial truth must sadly confess that, in spite of 
the well-known piety of the race, those primitive 
Dutch skippers did not always skip profane lan- 
guage, and a big round-mouthed Dutch oath would 
be enough to awaken ^olus and drive a ship past 
all Good Hope. 

Civilization as well as a country has its path- 
finders, its patient toilers of the lamp and labora- 
tory, who prepare the way for those who follow. 
And Holland's noble army of pioneers on land and 
sea played no mean part in laying the foundations 
of our modern civilization. In the general awaken- 
ing of the T6th century, she was one of the first to 
respond to those warm currents of the new mental 
and spiritual life. And I think we may notice in 
Holland a fact observable in all great movements 
that change the aspect of society — the general ad- 
vance pursues irregular lines, altering the direction 
yet always going forward. 

At such epochs we find two opposite poles, two 
centres of the elliptical orbit : one the storm centre, 
the other the centre of repose. The line of ad- 



vance In the Netherlands was also a national char- 
acteristic. To estimate this you must look at the 
peculiar environment of the people. In the first 
place, they were born mariners. They dwelt In a 
Hollow-land, a land half under water and which 
they won from that element. They were rocked 
in the cradle of the deep. What nation on earth 
ever waged such a struggle to set bounds to the 
ocean Itself ? Is It a wonder that they were for a 
long time semi-amphibious ? In the second place, 
this made them the finest seamen, sailors by stern 
necessity, navigators by training, inheritance, and 
habit. 

Monuments sometimes become embodied history. 
Standing in an old square at Amsterdam still may 
be seen a stony memorial bearing the date 1659. 
It Is known as ** The Tower of Tears," because 
there. In the long ago, Dutch sailors embarked for 
long and perilous voyages, and there amid sad 
partings, it might be for years. It might be forever, 
they took leave of wives, children, and dear ones. 
It is a silent and tear-stained witness of the early 
maritime life of the Dutchman. 

Under such conditions the energies of the people 
developed a dominant commercial spirit. Gulzot 
made a striking generalization relative to the broad 
difference between ancient civilization and the 
civilization of modern Europe. He showed how 
each took up and followed some one governing 
principle, some one element, and aided civilization 
in that line. Where is there a better Illustration 
than the Netherlands ? The people made peaceful 
Industry their destined end and way, and trade 
came to the fore-front. Commerce has ever been 
the handmaid of civilization. The spirit of com- 



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mercial activity in Holland sent out white-winged 
merchantmen long before England or Spain had 
any marine. 

The statement I think will not be challenged that 
the first trade-union in all the European history 
was the Hanseatic League in the thirteenth century. 
Even then two of those cities were in the Nether- 
lands, and of the sixteen connected by treaty of 
alliance with that league, five were Dutch and none 
were English, Spanish, or Italian. 

What is better known than that the Dutch were 
the real teachers of Europe in the art of ship-build- 
ing? Apprentices from remote lands sought her 
ship-yards. The little town of Zaandam still pre- 
serves the humble house In which an imperial pupil 
lived while he toiled and studied side by side with 
Dutch shipwrights. Napoleon did not hesitate to 
call that simple cabin ''the finest monument in all 
Holland." Holland ships were familiar objects in 
every port and along all the coasts of Western 
Europe, long before Columbus sailed West to find 
a way East. 

Such activity is necessarily energetic and daring. 
It refuses limitations. Napoleon declared that 
'' every nation is perpetually at war with its own 
boundaries." Whether true of territory, it is true 
of trade. Holland's commercial energies could not 
be bound. Strange and little known is the fact that 
the Netherlands may fairly claim to have been the 
pioneers of Columbus' voyages. Was It not stout 
old Joshua Van de Berg who. In 1445, sailed out 
Into the great West and discovered the Azores 
Archipelago ? This was fifty years before Colum- 
bus made those Islands the base for his Western 
venture, and thus a Dutchman carried that discovery 



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eight hundred miles towards America. And in 
proof of their Dutch discovery, they were called 
the Flemish Islands for one hundred and fifty 
years. 

Nor should it be forgotten that it was to a young 
Dutchman, John Van Linschoten, that civilization 
owes its first authentic and scientific geography of 
the Indian peninsula and adjacent islands. This 
patient and scholarly traveller in the sixteenth 
century spent thirteen years in that far distant 
region, and returning like a bee laden with spoils of 
countless flowers, he gave to Europe a mass of in- 
telligence about the climate, races, botany, and re- 
sources of India, and led to the creation of the 
famous Dutch East India Company. 

It was a company of Dutch merchants, inspired 
by his report, who sent out two ships from Texel, 
in June, 1594, to find, if possible, a northeast pass- 
age through the icy gates of the Arctic Sea to 
India and Cathay. It was that little fleet that 
reached seventy-seven degrees north latitude and 
carried our knowledge of geography beyond the 
lines of all that had preceded. 

Who can forget that this expedition was under 
brave William Barendz, the pilot [and burgher of 
Amsterdam, making this year the ter-centenary of 
that first renowned exploration ? 

Then we recall those two voyages that followed, 
under the heroic Barendz Heemskirk and Van der 
Ryp. What did they do for knowledge ? They 
wrested Spitzbergen from its icy mystery, giving 
the world its first information about that rock-riven 
land. No human being was ever known before to 
have reached eighty degrees — that is, within ten 
degrees of the poles. And those Dutchmen dis- 



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covered the islands and straits that they lovingly 
named for Fatherland, Orange, Maurice, Nassau, 
and Staaten Island. 

Where does the page of history furnish a 
parallel to the heroic endurance and patience of 
that little band under Barendz, who made their 
wintry bivouac on icy Nova Zembla, in that awful 
year 1596 ? Caught by polar ice, they were forced 
to winter in that appalling solitude. Not a tree or 
shelter of any kind ; yet we see that company of 
undaunted Dutchmen facing the dread necessity, 
kneeling down in the blinding snow with faces 
towards heaven, giving God thanks for mercy, and 
building their wretched hut from fragments cast up 
by the sea. The ground was frozen like rock, and 
the cold so intense, that a nail held an instant in 
the mouth left it torn and bleeding. White bears, 
made fearless by hunger, and strangers to the face 
of m.an, waged daily battle with them. 

On November 4th the sun did not rise, and they 
realized for the first time by man the horrors of an 
Arctic night. Brave Barendz cheers them by his 
hopeful words and example. Coming down the 
long corridors of these three hundred years, we 
seem to hear them beguiling the time with Dutch 
psalms and winter tales of *' Home, Sweet Home," 
one of the company playing on a little flute saved 
from the wreck. Tears are not too sacred as we 
listen to their patriotic toasts to the beloved Maurice, 
and as we see them keeping Twelfth Night, with 
mimic play of the Three Kings ^ — men strong in 
manhood's noblest strength that comes from faith 
in God and love for one another. 

Think of those ten months of frigid cold, hunger, 
and death ! Then, in two open boats, we see them 



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starting for some unknown mainland, wearily drag- 
ging their boats over ice fields, with lessening 
strength, and launching out in an open sea. What 
a subject for the painter is poor Barendz, sitting 
there in his boat with a map on his knees, his arm 
at last falling stiff in death, while in the very act of 
pointing out the way — his last words full of cheer 
and counsel to his companions ! We feel to-night 
it was most fitting that, like a soldier falling in 
battle, he should have been buried there upon the 
field he had won. 

But the Arctic seas were not the only ones ex- 
plored by early Dutch mariners. Be it remem- 
bered that it was a Dutchman, Van Schouten, who 
sailed from Hoorn in 1616, to find, if possible, 
some better and safer route to the Pacific than by 
the perilous Straits of Magellan, and found the 
way south of the Land of Fire. It was this fear- 
less Flying Dutchman in a little cranky craft of 
bulbous bottom and tov/er-built prow, who crossed 
the four zones, over the windiest and widest At- 
lantic, a voyage that by contrast makes Columbus' 
voyage through the Saragossan Sea but a summer 
pastime. It was that early discoverer who first 
saw the islands patriotically named Le Main and 
Staaten, and has forever engraven the name of his 
little Dutch town upon the extreme point of South 
America — Cape Horn. 

Even ten years earlier than this, in 1606, it was 
the Dutch ship Ruypen, pushing away beyond the 
limits of previous discoveries, that first saw that 
continent of the South Pacific, and named it New 
Holland. And In 1642 another Dutch sailor, 
Tasman, fearlessly facing the unknown, brought 
to the knowledge of the world Tasmania or Van 



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Diemen's Land, so named after the Dutch Gov- 
ernor of the East Indies. Let us not forget that 
the same Flying Dutchman wrested from its geo- 
graphical solitude that magnificent island which 
still bears the name he gave it, in honor of one 
of the States of the United Netherlands — New 
Zealand. 

We have so long studied English history and 
geography, that many can think only of Captain 
Cook as the sailor who first mapped out those 
remote seas. Yet the Ruypen found New Holland 
1 50 years before Captain Cook visited it, and Tas- 
man surveyed Van Diemen's Land and New Zealand 
125 years before the brave Englishman followed in 
the way of his Dutch predecessors. 

The world cannot forget that it was Hendrik 
Hudson, an agent of the Dutch East India Com- 
pany, who, seeking for a northwest passage, and 
feeling his way along an unknown coast, in 1609, 
first saw and gave his name to that noble river, the 
American Rhine, on whose banks the sons of Hol- 
landers keep this feast to-night. And the fair isle 
that gems this busy harbor still bears the name of 
the States of Holland. Was it not the same 
Dutch enterprise which showed the world the 
great Hudson Strait and Bay, and did not a com- 
pany of Dutch sailors, under Hudson, make their 
wintry camp on the frozen shores of that Arctic 
water, as Barendz had done at Nova Zembla four- 
teen years before ? 

Who but Dutchmen were the true Argonauts of 
the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries? Their 
early adventures, their hazardous voyages, in 
strange seas, form a perfect Odyssey of adventure, 
at a period when England's Raleighs and Drakes 



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were only freebooters preying upon Spanish gal- 
leons, and when Shakespeare was writing his 
Richard III. and his incomparable Midsummer 
Nighfs Dream. 

What adds to the glories of Dutch achievements 
were the conditions and circumstances attendin(>- 
them. Praise and honor for success are usually 
measured by the difficulties which had to be over- 
come, the obstacles that had to be encountered. 
And we to-day are to keep in mind that at the 
time when Holland was building and endowing her 
universities, and sending forth ships and men to 
lift the curtain of mystery from Arctic and Pacific 
seas, she was engaged in a life-and-death struggle 
for freedom with the greatest military despotism of 
Europe, from 1568 to 1648. 

Who shall say that the Flying Dutchman belongs 
to the realm of fiction ? 

The nation had a mission, a work to do, for 
science as well as civil and religious liberty. Her 
record shows how well that mission was fulfilled. 

Virgil describes Orion as walking through the 
midst of seas, one half of his body below the waves, 
and taking his exalted seat among the celestials. 
Like Orion, Holland emerged from her hollow 
land, half under water, marching through and over 
it by a new highway to her place among the fore- 
most commercial countries of the world. Her dis- 
coverers were men of purpose and stern resolve, 
who had work to do and did it — men who realize 
that it is — 

" Better to stem with heart and hand 
The roaring tide of life, than lie 
Unmindful, on its flowery strand, 
Of God's occasions drifting by ! 



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" Better with naked nerve to bear 
The needles of this goading air, 
Than, in the lap of sensual ease, forego 

The godlike power to do, the godlike aim to know." 

Mr. Beekman : We have now come to the final 
toast of this most delightful entertainment, 

The Dutch as Neighbors. 

"Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practises it will 
have neighbors." 

I have very great pleasure in introducing to you 
Rev. Andrew V. V. Raymond, D.D., of Albany, 
who will respond. 





SPEECH OF DR. RAYMOND. 

HIS Is a subject upon which I may be 
supposed to know something, as all 
through my life I have looked over 
the fence Into a Dutchman's dooryard. 
It has not always been the same door- 
yard, but that has only given variety 
to my experience, making me familiar with all kinds 
of Dutchmen — I cannot say all degrees, for they 
were all as Dutch as they could be. First the 
Schoharie Dutch, and you know what they are ; 
then the Mohawk Dutch, simon-pure ; then the 
Jersey Dutch, and none are finer ; and lastly the 
Albany Dutch, and none are more illustrious. If 
there is another variety here or In Holland his- 
tory fails to record the fact. Every one knows 
that the so-called New York or Manhattan Island 
Dutch are only a down-the-river branch of the 
Albany family — at least everybody in Albany knows 
this. 

You must admit that my opportunities for know- 
ing the neighborly qualities of the people under con- 
sideration to-night have been rare, and I may add 
that to my mind these opportunities represent rare 
good fortune, for experience shows that neighbors 
have more to do with human happiness than does 
health or wealth or the tariff. Neighbors are the real 
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which we depend to modify heredity, and as hered- 
ity means for the most of us original sin, the pos- 
sibility of virtue In this world depends largely upon 
whether the man who lives next door builds a barbed 
wire fence between us or a fence with a gate that 
swings both ways. A line fence Is often a surer 
Index to character than church membership. 

Now, the Dutch are known in history as the 
principal patrons of the double-action hinge as a 
part of a line fence. This makes them the most 
neighborly neighbors that have as yet appeared In 
the course of human development, and as all true 
development is in the direction of the recognition 
of the claims of human brotherhood, it follows that 
the Dutch are the highest product of the ages — an 
assertion which strikes your inner consciousness as 
singularly true. While the fact of this superiority 
Is to you self-evident, I may be pardoned If I dwell 
upon some of the things that make it a fact and 
not simply a pleasing hallucination to which other 
nations have as much right as have we. As I have 
said, this position at the head of the race grows out 
of the neighborly qualities of the Dutch, on the 
principle that the highest virtue is brotherly kind- 
ness. 

Now, the test of neighborliness recognized by all 
the world Is a willingness to loan, which sends the 
spoons through the gate when the family on this 
side the fence has company. By this test the 
Dutchman has gained his place in the grateful re- 
gard of the rest of humanity ; for I make bold to 
say, although there Is little virtue In such boldness 
here, that the chief characteristic of the nation has 
been ability and willingness to come to the help of 
those who find themselves short In any of life's 



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commodities. Here we strike a great underlying 
principle. All reciprocal relations are determined 
by the law of demand and supply. In its grosser 
form this is the basis of commercial life, and in its 
finer form it is the basis of educational, charitable, 
social, and religious life. All these are possible 
only as they recognize the principle that some have 
needs which it is the business and pleasure of others 
to supply. Where this is not recognized there can 
be no associated life of any kind, no commerce of 
goods, ideas, or friendship. Now, success in trade 
always depends upon ability to supply a demand, 
and that is the measure of success in every other 
department of human interest and effort. The suc- 
cessful physician is the man who can meet the de- 
mand of our often infirmities, and that whether he 
makes money by his profession or not. His suc- 
cess as a physician is quite independent of the con- 
dition of his bank account, save in the estimate of 
those who see no virtue in anything but a bank 
account. 

BORROWING FROM THE DUTCH. 

By the same token the success of the Dutch as 
neighbors appears in the ability and willingness they 
have shown in meeting the demand of the world for 
everything that can be borrowed — for that is the 
test of neighborly virtue. A man may be a good 
lawyer and even a good preacher and not a good 
neighbor unless he is in the loan business. The 
Hollander has been in that business from the day 
that he took up his residence among the sons of 
men. As soon as he had a line fence to set up he 
gave special attention to the hinges of his gate. The 
next-door people have worked that gate for about 



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everything that is transferable or usable. Some 
Frenchmen wanted food and lodging when things be- 
came too unpleasant at home, so they ran over to the 
Hollander and he put another leaf in his table and 
aired the spare room. When some Englishmen 
came along on the same errand he bade them wel- 
come, saying, " Make my house your home as long 
as you need it," and when they left he went to the 
door to see them off and made sure that they took 
some things that would be useful when they set 
up housekeeping for themselves in a new world. 
John Bull needed some industries and the Hol- 
lander sent over some of his children to teach 
John's how to do something besides fight one 
another. The rest of the world found that ideas 
were sometimes useful, and as the Hollander had 
enough and to spare he furnished them on demand 
— ideas about cleanliness and order, about thrift 
and economy, about commerce and government. 
The Germans wanted liberty. The Hollander first 
showed them how to get it and to keep it by giving 
up everything else for it ; and after the object- 
lesson of the Eighty Years' War, pitched in and 
helped the Germans to get it for themselves in the 
Thirty Years' War. Protestantism wanted a creed, 
and the Hollander said : " Come to Dort and you 
shall have it." They came and took away the best 
creed that Christendom has yet known. America 
wanted men, so the Hollander sent some of his 
sons, and American civilization began at Fort 
Orange, now Albany. 

The first thing that these sons did was to carry 
out in the New World their ancestral ideas about 
a line fence. From the first, they were neighborly 
to the Indians. The gate was a pleasing novelty 



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to the Indian, and so he always came in that way, 
quietly and peaceably, and did not get exasperated 
by being obliged to climb the fence. This is only 
another proof that the gate is the greatest civilizing 
agency that man has ever discovered ; and the only 
man whom the Dutchman has ever fought has been 
the one who has tried to get into his house some 
other way. He insists upon his right to be neigh- 
borly, if he has to fight for it. It was only because 
Philip tried to nail his gate, suppress his kindly 
impulses, and make him as bigoted and narrow and 
exclusive as the Spaniard, that the Dutchman took 
down his gun and went after Philip. So in the 
New World the Sons of Holland have never 
fought for any thing but the right of hospitality. 
They have been willing to be robbed of everything 
but their kindly nature, and have gone on loaning 
to anybody and everybody who knocked at their 
doors, not only their goods and chattels, their ideas 
and principles, but themselves ; so that there is 
scarcely a business enterprise or a charitable insti- 
tution or a church in their neighborhood that does 
not depend upon Dutchmen. 

DUTCH INSTITUTIONS. 

One result of this loan system has been that dis- 
tinctively Dutch institutions have never grown to 
colossal or even impressive size ; in fact, bigness 
has never been a Hollander's ambition. It takes 
a certain amount of selfishness to realize such an 
ambition, and that is the one thing the Hollander 
has lacked. Instead of wishing to increase the size 
of his own house so as to dwarf others in compari- 
son, he has been willing to increase the size of other 



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houses so that there would be more uniformity on 

his block and a greater sum-total of happiness in 

his part of the world. There was a time when 

\ Holland might have annexed a large part of 

i Europe and built up a great empire under her own 

flag, but Holland chose instead to build up other 

nations under their flags. Now that is a kind 

I of virtue not generally understood, and it makes 

the world regard the Hollander as queer, to say the 
least. The more charitable call the Dutchman 
simply old-fashioned in his notions, but when, 
let me ask, has it been the fashion to put a stone 
in another man's house that you might have put in 
your own ? Why ! the fashion has always been to 
pull down the other man's house to get building 
materials for a new story for your own, and that, 
too, whether you needed the story or not. The 
only trouble with the Hollander to-day is that, so 
far from being behind his times, he is, who can 
tell how far, ahead of them, for no man scanning 
the horizon can tell just when it is going to be the 
fashion to "lend, hoping for nothing again," or to 
" do unto others as ye would that they should do 
unto you." The rallying cry of the present is very 
much as it always has been, '' every man for him- 
self, and the devil take the hindermost." About 
the only use we moderns find for the devil is to 
bring up the rear of the procession for the purpose 
of gathering in the footsore and weary, the maimed 
and fallen. Dutch theology runs so far counter 
to popular theology as to reverse this idea, for 
it makes these people the divine care and puts the 
devil at the head of the race to lead the selfishly 
ambitious on to their own destruction ; so that the 
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the feeble gets nearer to God than do the selfishly 
successful. 

That has been the Dutchman's creed and the 
Dutchman's practice, and the only ground upon 
which he can be called old-fashioned is that some 
nineteen hundred years ago it was the creed and 
practice of a certain Teacher and his disciples in 
Palestine ; but it was not popular then, and the 
fact that the Dutchman's ideas of life are drawn 
almost exclusively from that source does not tend 
to make him a popular model to-day and may 
justify the charge that he is not up to date. It is 
an old Book that defines a neighbor as the man 
who helped one of another nation in distress and 
loaned him his beast and his wine flask and his oil 
bottle and purse, and in realizing that description 
the Hollander may seem out of date. 

But that old Book Is a prophecy of the golden 
age that ever beckons this stumbling world onward. 
It gives a picture of life, not as it was or is, so 
much as of life as it shall be, and the older it grows 
the more divine appears its portrayal and the more 
inspiring its promise of a new heaven and a new 
earth wherein dwelleth righteousness, for the world 
learns slowly and by bitter experience that selfish- 
ness is the curse of life ; but still It learns, and 
every step In Its progress only brings out more 
clearly the blessedness and the holiness of the time 
when men shall not learn war any more, when the 
cry of weakness shall be the call of God, when the 
glory of life shall be to minister, and the greatest 
among men shall be the humblest servant of men. 

The more clearly this vision rises before humanity 
the more exalted will appear the character and the 
work of the people whose chief distinction among the 



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nations of the earth has been the service they have 
rendered, not for selfish gain or passing glory, but 
out of human sympathy, as though their "brother's 
sin and sorrow were their own." Let other na- 
tions sing of victory over the weak, the spoils gath- 
ered by force along life's highway ; let the priests 
and the Levites of a proud ecclesiasticism meditate 
upon the glories of their temples and the splendors 
of their festal days; we tell of the goodness and grace, 
the strength and the gentleness that have gone to 
the help of the weak, the wounded, the distressed 
— the Samaritan spirit that has made Holland a 
neighbor to the humanity that has fallen among 
thieves. 

Holland's place in history. 

Gentlemen, toward the realization of the divine 
idea of human brotherhood all the hidden forces of 
life are working. I say hidden because all con- 
structive energy works in secret. The leaven that 
lifts and lightens the meal is buried ; the sunshine 
and air and water that build the tree first lose 
themselves in its life ; and all the forces of right- 
eousness in human society are unseen because per- 
vasive. And so the measure of a nation's influence 
is determined not by the extent of its territory, 
the absoluteness of its sovereignty, the visible 
strength of its institutions, but by the spirit, the 
unseen energy, which it contributes to the life of 
the world. The first condition of constructive 
power Is the apparent loss of that power. Hol- 
land's place In history is not fixed by Its institu- 
tional greatness, but rather by the diffusiveness of 
the Ideas, the spirit, which constitutes Its real life. 
Its part in the making of America Is not seen in 



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the separate institutions, civil, educational, religious, 
which it transplanted, but in the spirit of its scat- 
tered people losing everything like organic union, 
but thereby carrying into every community and 
every school and every church the influence of a 
high ideal of character, a strong sense of human 
brotherhood, a spirit of conciliation and kindness 
which is to make it the destiny of Holland to live 
a still larger life in the America which is to be the 
strong and helpful neighbor to all the world, hasten- 
ing the time when all the sons of men shall be 
the sons of God, and He who ''went about doing 
good " shall be in truth the King of a regenerated 
humanity, and the whole earth one great neighbor- 
hood, where the need of each will be the care of 
all. 




SELF-SACRIFICING DUTCH SAILORS. 

The following circular sent to all the members of 
the Society by the Secretary explains itself : 

New York, January 30, 1894. 
My Dear Sir : 

The race of Dutch heroes died not with the age 
that produced the defenders of Alcmaar, of Harlem, 
and of Leiden. Our journals to-day record a deed 
of self-sacrificing bravery which evinces that the 
spirit which animated the " Beggars of the Sea " 
yet lives in the hearts of their descendants though 
manifested in other fields than those of war. 

The Netherland-American Line steamer, Am- 
sterdam, from Rotterdam, arrived in the port of 
New York on Wednesday, January 17th. Three 
days before, on Sunday, 14th inst., during a heavy 
gale, the American fishing schooner, Maggie E. 
WellSy was discovered in distress. Her sails were 
blown away, she was lying in the trough of the sea, 
and apparently sinking, with two sailors lashed to 
the pumps and a dozen more lashed to the rigging. 
The sea was very rough and it was evidently peril- 
ous to attempt a rescue. The captain of the Am- 
sterdam, however, called for volunteers to man the 
life-boats, and more than a score of hardy Dutch- 
men stepped forward. 

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The Chief Officer, J. Meyer, selected from these 
the following to accompany him on his dancrerous 
mission, namely : 



Boatswain 

Quartermaster 

Carpenter 

Steerage Steward 

Seaman 

Seaman 



F. Requart. 
F. G. E. Eickorn. 
A. J. Oudyn. 
A. Bosch. 
A. Van Vliet. 
A. Vanderwilt. 



The life-boat with the noble seven was launched 
on the tempestuous seas and had almost reached 
the imperilled schooner when a sudden squall 
struck the boat and capsized it. One man only, 
the seaman, A. Vanderwilt, was rescued, and the 
six other heroic volunteers were lost. 

All of these were married men, leaving depend- 
ent families in the Netherlands. 

At a special meeting of the Trustees of The Hol- 
land Society, called by the President, the Secretary 
was instructed to send a circular to the members of 
the Society, embodying these facts and asking for 
a subscription of money to be sent through the 
Consul-General of the Netherlands, Hon. John R. 
Planten, for the relief of the families of these men 
who lost their lives in endeavoring to save the lives 
of American seamen. We have on our rolls nearly 
a thousand members ; shall we not contribute one 
thousand dollars to help make life less hard for the 
widows and orphans of these brave mariners who 
showed themselves not unworthy of their — and our 
— heroic ancestors. 

If you desire to show your appreciation of the 
self-sacrificing spirit of these men and your sym- 
pathy with their bereaved families, please enclose 



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your *' free-will offering" in envelope herewith, and 
remit to our Treasurer, Mr. Eugene Van Schaick, 
No. 6 Wall Street. 

Sincerely yours, 
Theodore M. Banta, Secretary. 

In response to this appeal our Treasurer received 
$499, which was duly remitted through the Consul- 
General of the Netherlands, who had also received 
a considerable amount direct from other members 
of the Society. 





INSIGNIA OF THE ORDER OF ORANGE- NASSAU. 




OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS. 



PERTAINING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF THE PRESIDENT 

OF THE HOLLAND SOCIETY AS A KNIGHT OF 

THE ORDER OF ORANGE-NASSAU. 



's Gravenhage, den i8 September, 1893. 

No. 545 C. 

Daar het Hare Majesteit behaagd heeft U Wei 
Edel Geboren bij besluit van 8 September, 1893, 
No. 18, waarvan hierbij een afschrift gaat, te 
benoemen tot Ridder in de Orde van Oranje- 
Nassau, heb ik de eer U Wei Edel Geboren 
hiernevens het versiersel van dien Graad te doen 
geworden, en U Wei Edel Geboren tevens mijne 
welmeenende gelukwenschen, over dit uitstekend 
bewijs van welwillendheid van Hare Majesteit, met 
de uitdrukking mijner bijzondere hoogachting, aan 
te bieden ; dienende voorts tot informatie, dat het 
gemeld versiersel, bij bevordering tot een hoogeren 
Graad of bij overlijden van den Gedecoreerde, aan 
de Kanselarij der Orde, en wel door middel van de 
dewone post, zal behooren te worden teruggezonden. 

De Luitenant-Generaal, 
Adjudant in buitengewonen dienst 
vanwijlen Z. M. den Koning, 
Kanselier der Nederlandsche Orden, 
H. G. Boumeester. 



[zegel] 



Den Wel Edel Geboren Heer J. W. Beekman. 
Voorzitter der '* Holland Society of New- York " 
te New-York. 



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TRANSLATION. 

[Copy] 

The Hague, September 18, 1893. 

No. 545 C. 

As it has pleased Her Majesty to appoint you, 
by decree of September 8, 1893, No. 18, of which 
a copy goes herewith, a Knight in the Order of 
Orange-Nassau, I have the honor to forward to 
you herewith the insignia of that Grade, and to 
offer you at the same time my sincere congratula- 
tions on this signal demonstration of Her Majesty's 
kindness, together with the expression of my 
especial regard ; informing you furthermore that 
the said insignia, when the wearer is promoted to 
a higher Grade, or in case of his death, will have to 
be returned, by ordinary mail, to the Chancery of 
the Order. 

The Lieutenant-General, 
Adjutant in extraordinary service 
^] Of His Majesty The Late King, 

Chancellor of the Netherlands Orders, 

(W. S.) H. G. BOUMEESTER. 

J. W. Beekman, Esq. 
President of *'The Holland Society of New York," 
at New York. 



"SEAL OF THE 
CHANCERY 



[Copy] 

The undersigned, Consul-General of the Netherlands at 
New York, United States of America, hereby certifies that the 
foregoing document in the English language is a true and 
correct translation of a letter, dated The Hague, September 
18, 1893, and written in the Dutch language by H. G. Bou- 



^93 



meester, Esq., Chancellor of the Netherlands Orders, to J. W. 
Beekman, Esq., President of '' The Holland Society of New 
York," at New York, U. S. A. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed 
my official seal this sixth day of February, in the year One 
Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety-Four. 



rOFFICIALl 
L SEAL J 



(Signed) J. R. Planten, 
Consul-General of the Netherlands. 



In naam van Hare Majesteit 

afschrift. Wilhelmina, bij de gratie Gods, 

8 September, 1893. Koniogin dcr Nederlanden, Prin- 

No 18 ^^^ ^^^■^ Oranje-Nassau, enz., enz., 

enz. 

Wij Emma, Koningin-Weduwe, 

Regentes van het Koninkrijk, 

Op de voordracht van de Ministers van Marine en 

van Buitenlandsche Zaken van ^ -, — '- — pr^' 

5 September, 1893, 

Bureau B. No. 428 Geheim 

Kabinet No. 2. 

Hebben goedgevonden en verstaan, te benoemen 

tot RiDDER in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau, den 

Heer 

J. W. Beekman, 



Voorzitter der ''Holland Society of New-York" 
te New- York. 

De Ministers van voornoemd zijn belast met de 
uitvoering van dit besluit, waarvan afschrift zal 



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worden gezonden aan den Kanselier der Neder- 
landsche Orden. 

Het Loo, den 8 September, 1893. 
(Get.) Emma. 



De Minister van Marine, 

(Get.) J. C. Jansen. 

De Minister van 

Buitenlandsche Zaken 

(Get.) Van Tienhoven. 

[ZEGEL] 



Accordeert met deszelfs origineel, 

De Referendaris tijdelijk belast 

met het beheer van het Kabi- 

net der Koningin, 
(Get.) P. H. Gevers Deynoot. 
Voor eensluidend afschrift, 
De Luitenant-Generaal, 
Adjudant in buitengewonen dienst 
van wijlen Z. M. den Koning, 
Kanselier der Nederlandsche Orden. 

H. G. BOUMEESTER. 



TRANSLATION. 



[Copy] 



September 8, 1893. 

No. 18. 



In the name of Her Majesty 
WiLHELMiNA, by the grace of God, 
Queen of the Netherlands, Princess 
of Orange-Nassau, etc., etc., etc. 
We, Emma, Queen-Widow, Re- 
gent of the Kingdom, 
On proposal of the Ministers of Marine and of 

Foreign affairs of September 4, 1893, 
^ September 5, 1893, 

Bureau B. No. 428 Secret 
Cabinet No. 2. 

Have thought fit and resolved to appoint Knight 
in the Order of Orange-Nassau, 

Mr. J. W. Beekman, 

President of ''The Holland Society of New York," 
at New York. 



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The Ministers aforesaid are charged with the 
execution of this decree, copy of which will be sent 
to the Chancellor of the Netherlands Orders. 

Het Loo, September 8, 1893. 
(W. S.) Emma. 

The Minister of Marine, Agrees with the original of these, 
(W. S.) J. C. Jansen. The Referendary temporarily in 

The Minister of charge of the Queen's Cabinet, 

Foreign Affairs, (W. S.) P. H. Gevers Deynoot 

(W. S.) van Tienhoven. For Copy conform, 

The Lieutenant-General, 
PcHANC^S?] Adjutant in extraordinary service of 

His Majesty, the Late King, 
Chancellor of the Netherlands Orders. 

(W. S.) H. G. BOUMEESTER. 

The undersigned, Consul-General of the Netherlands at 
New York, United States of America, hereby certifies that the 
foregoing document in the English language is a true and cor- 
rect translation of the Royal Decree, dated Het Loo, September 
8, 1893, by which Her Majesty, Queen Emma, Regent of the 
Kingdom of the Netherlands, appoints J. W. Beekman, Esq., 
President of "The Holland Society of New York," at New 
York, U.S.A., a Knight in the order of Orange-Nassau. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed 
my official seal this sixth day of February, in the year one 
thousand eight hundred and ninety-four. 

roFFiciAL-i (Signed) J. R. Planten, 

L SEAL J Consul-General of the Netherlands. 



TRANSLATION. 

THE ORDER OF ORANGE-NASSAU. 

LAW 

Of April 4th, 1892, No. 55, for the 
Institution of the Order of Orange-Nassau. 

In the name of Her Majesty Wilhelmina, by the 
Grace of God, Queen of the Netherlands, Princess 
of Orange-Nassau, etc., etc., etc. 

We Emma, Queen -Widow, Regent of the 
Kingdom, 

To all, who shall see these presents or hear 
them read. Salute ! Know all ye : 

As We have considered, that it is desirable to 
increase the opportunity for the bestowal of honor- 
able distinctions, by instituting a new order of 
Knighthood ; With reference to article 66 of the 
Constitution ; Therefore it is, that We, having 
heard the Council of State, and with common 
concert of the States General, have thought fit 
and permitted, as We do think fit and do permit 
by these : 

Article i. 

An Order is instituted, serving as honorable 
distinction for Netherlanders or foreigners, who 

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have, in a signal manner, deserved well of Us and 
the State, or of the public at large. 

Article 2. 

This Order bears the name of "The Order of 
Orange-Nassau." 

Article 3. 

The degree of Grand-Master of this Order is 
inseparably allied to the Crown of the Nether- 
lands. 

Article 4. 

This Order consists of five classes, and a medal 
of honor is connected with it. 

Article 5. 

All appointments in this Order are made by 
Royal decree. 

Article 6. 

The Knights of the first class of this Order bear 
the name of Grand-Cross ; 

Those of the second class bear the name of 
Grand Officers ; 

Those of the third class bear the name of Com- 
manders ; 

Those of the fourth class bear the name of 
Officers, and 

Those of the fifth class bear the name of Knights. 

Article 7. 

The insignia of this Order consists of a cross 
with eight pearl points and a continuous laurel 
wreath between the arms, covered by a Royal 



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Crown, the whole being of gold for the first four 
classes, and of silver for the fifth class ; the arms of 
the cross are in white email, with a heart in blue 
email ; in the centre of the cross is a round shield 
in blue email, surrounded by a rim in white email, 
both framed in gold ; on one side of the round 
shield is the Lion, as it appears in the coat-of-arms 
of the Realm, and on the rim in gold letters the 
words *'Je maintiendrai,"^ and on the reverse of 
the round shield a golden W, covered with a 
golden Royal Crown, and on the rim in golden 
letters the words ** God zij met ons."^ For the 
military, the insignia have, instead of the laurel 
wreath, two silver swords, with golden hilt, in an 
oblique cross behind the round shield. The ribbon 
is orange between two stripes of Nassau blue, the 
colors being separated by a narrow stripe of white. 

Article 8. 

The insignia for the different degrees are : 
For the Grand-Cross : 

An eight-pointed silver star, having in the centre 
the round shield with rim, upon which appear the 
Lion and the words *' Je maintiendrai," to be worn 
on the left breast, and the insignia of the Order on 
a ribbon, one hundred and one millimeter wide, to 
be worn as a sash, from the right shoulder to the 
left hip. 

On the star destined for the military, silver 
swords with golden hilt, in an oblique cross, are 
placed below the round shield. 
For the Grand-Officers : 

A four-pointed silver star, having in the centre 
the round shield with rim, whereon appear the 

^ I shall maintain. ^ God be with us. 



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Lion, and the words ^'Je maintiendrai," to be worn 
on the left breast, and the insignia of the Order on 
a ribbon, fifty-five millimeter wide, to be worn 
around the neck. 

On the star destined for the military, two silver 
swords with golden hilt, in an oblique cross, are 
placed below the round shield. 
For the Commanders : 

The insignia of the Order on a ribbon, fifty-five 
millimeter wide, to be worn around the neck. 
For the Officers : 

A smaller insignia of the Order on a ribbon, 
thirty-seven millimeter wide, to be worn in the left 
buttonhole, and on the ribbon a rosette. 
For the Knights : 

An insignia of the Order of the same size as that 
of the Officers, but with crown, pearl points, frame 
around the arms of the cross and silver laurel 
wreath, on a ribbon thirty-seven millimeter wide, 
to be worn In the left buttonhole. 

Article 9. 

The medal of honor, which can be given in 
bronze, silver, and gold, is round, covered by a 
Royal Crown of the same metal as the medal, and 
shows on one side the cross of the Order, accord- 
ing to circumstances ornamented with the laurel 
wreath or the crossed swords ; on the reverse a W, 
with the inscription '' God zij met ons" ; It Is worn 
on the ribbon of the Order, twenty-seven milli- 
meters wide, in the left buttonhole. The ribbon 
shall, however, not be worn without the medal. 

Article 10. 
In order to defray the expenses of the Order a 



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certain sum shall annually be brought on the 
national budget. 

Article i i. 

The membership and insignia can only be lost 
by an irrevocable condemnation to imprisonment 
for three years, or to a heavier penalty. 

Article 12. 

The Chancellor of the Order of the Nether- 
lands Lion is also Chancellor of this Order. 

Article 13. : 

The insignia of this Order is forwarded to the 
appointee together with the copy of the Royal 
decree of his appointment, and is returned to the 
Chancellor in case of promotion to a higher rank, 
or in case of death. 

Ordain and command that these shall be inserted 
in the Staatsblad,^ and that all Ministerial Depart- 
ments, Authorities, Colleges, and Officials, whom 
such concern, shall observe the strict execution. 

Given at The Hague, April 4, 1892. 

Emma. 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, 

Van Tienhoven. 

The Minister of Justice, 

Smidt. 

The Minister of the Interior 

Tak van Poortvliet. 

The Minister of Finances, 

PlERSON, 

Issued April 26th, 1892. 

The Minister of Justice, 
Smidt. 

^ Official collection of laws and decrees. 



20I 

According to the statutes of the Order of Orange- 
Nassau, the decorations ought to be restored in case 
of death of the titular, or in case of his promotion 
to a higher degree. 

In foreign countries the decorations can be re- 
mitted to Netherlands Legation. 



The undersigned, Consul-General of the Netherlands, at 
New York, United States of America, hereby certifies that the 
foregoing document, in the English language, is a true and 
correct translation of a pamphlet, written in the Dutch 
language, containing the statutes of the Order of Orange- 
Nassau. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed 
my official seal this sixth day of February in the year one 
thousand eight hundred and ninety-four. 

roFFiciAL-| (Signed) J. R. Planten, 

L ^^^^ J Consul-General of the Netherlands. 




IHiutb annual flDccting. 



HE Ninth Annual Meeting of The Hol- 
land Society of New York was held 
at Sherry's, Fifth Avenue, on Friday 
evening, April 6, 1894. 

The President, Mr. James William 
Beekman, was in the chair, and the 
following named members were present, or had ex- 
pressed their expectation to attend the meeting : 




John B. Adriance. 
I. Reynolds Adriance. 
William H. H. Amerman. 
Frederick C. Bayles. 
Robert Bayles. 
George A. Banta. 
Theodore M. Banta. 
Henry M. T. Beekman. 
Henry R. Bfekman. 
A. WiNFRED Bergen. 
Edward J. Bergen. 
James J. Bergen. 
John VV. H. Bergen. 
Tunis G. Bergen. 
Tunis H. Bergen. 
Alonzo Blauvelt, 
Anthony J. Bleecker. 
James Bleecker. 
Theo. B. Bleecker, Jr. 
Delavan Bloodgood. 
John Bogart. 



Albert G. Bogert. 
Andrew D. Bogert. 
Charles E. Bogert. 
Edward S. Bogert. 
Henry A. Bogert. 
Henry L. Bogert. 
John G. Bogert. 
Philip E. Bogert. 
Stephen G. Bogert. 
Walter L. Bogert. 
Samuel C. Bradt. 
Alex. G. Brinckerhoff. 
H. Waller Brinckerhoff. 
Henry H. Brinkerhoff, Jr. 
Robert B. Brinkerhoff. 
Theophilus a. Brouwer. 
Bloomfield Brower. 
David Brower. 
William L. Brower. 
Charles Burhans. 
Samuel Burhans, Jr. 



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204 



Arthur Burtis. 
Morse Burtis. 
Alphonso T. Clearwater. 
Jacob W. Clute. 
Frank E. Conover. 
Warren A. Conover. 
John H. Cooper. 
Washington L. Cooper. 
Samuel D. Coykendall. 
Matthias V. Cruser. 
George W. De Bevoise. 
Charles R. DeFreest. 
James De La Montanye. 
John Demarest. 
J. Watts De Peyster. 
Henry C. De Witt. 
Moses J. DeWitt. 
Sutherland DeWitt. 
J. Warren S. Dey. 
Andrew Deyo. 
Jerome V. Deyo. 
Solomon L. F. Deyo. 
Charles G. Douw. 
Elijah Du Bois. 
Cornelius J. Dumond. 
gustavus a. duryee. 
Jacob E. Duryee. 
Joseph R. Duryee. 
Joseph W. Duryee. 
William B. Duryee. 
Peter Q. Eckerson. 
DwiGHT L. Elmendorf. 
Joachim Elmendorf. 
John A. Elmendorf. 
William B. Elmendorf. 
Edward Elsworth. 
Ezekiel J. Elting. 
Irving Elting. 
Jesse Elting. 
Peter J. Elting. 
Everett J. Esselstyne. 
Herman V. Esselstyne. 
Sherman Esselstyne. 



Garret J. Garretson. 
Alexander R. Gulick. 
A. Reading Gulick. 
Charlton R. Gulick. 
Ernestus Gulick. 
John C. Gulick. 
Ferdinand Hasbrouck. 
Frank Hasbrouck. 
G. D. B. Hasbrouck. 
Isaac E. Hasbrouck. 
John C. Hasbrouck. 
Joseph Hasbrouck. 
Manning Hasbrouck. 
Oscar Hasbrouck, Jr. 
William M. Hoes. 
John H. Hopper. 
David H. Houghtaling. 
Harmanus B. Hubbard. 
Charles W. Hulst. 
Edward T. Hulst. 
Arthur M. Jacobus. 
Richard M. Jacobus. 
John N. Jansen. 
Jeremiah Johnson, Jr. 
Clarence V. S. Kip. 
William F. Kip. 
Peter Kouwenhoven. 
De Witt C. Le Fevre. 
John Lefferts. 
J. Holmes Longstreet. 
James V. Lott. 
Charles E. Lydecker. 
George E. Montanye. 
Lewis F. Montanye. 
William H. Montanye. 
Hopper S. Mott. 
Isaac Myer. 

Frederick W. Nostrand. 
William M. Onderdonk. 
William S. Opdyke. 
John P. Paulison. 
Abraham Polhemus. 
Nelson Provoost. 



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John V. S. L. Pruyn. 
Frank S. Quackenbos. 
Abraham Quackenbush. 
Abraham C. Quackenbush. 
Williamson Rapalje. 
Christie Romaine. 
De Witt C. Romaine. 
Isaac Romaine. 
John V. B. Roome, Jr. 
Daniel B. St. J. Roosa. 
Hyman Roosa. 
Charles H. Roosevelt. 
Frederick Roosevelt. 
Robert B. Roosevelt. 
John C. Schenck. 
George F. Schermerhorn. 
J. Maus Schermerhorn. 
Wm. W. Schomp. 
Adrian O. Schoonmaker. 
Augustus Schoonmaker. 
John Schoonmaker. 
Charles E. Schuyler. 
David B. Sickels. 
Francis Skillman. 
Henry L. Slote. 
Allen L. Smidt. 
Frank B. Smidt. 
Henry T. Staats, Jr. 
Edward Stagg. 
John H. Starin. 
John B. Stevens. 
Walton Storm. 
Barent W. Stryker. 
Peter Stryker. 
William S. Stryker. 
Peter J. Stuyvesant. 
Edgar C. Sutphen. 
Herbert S. Sutphen. 
John S. Sutphen, Jr. 
Joseph W. Sutphen. 
Theron Y. Sutphen. 
Charles C. Suydam. 
James Suydam. 



John Fine Suydam. 
J. Howard Suydam. 
Lambert Suydam. 
Sandford R. Ten Eyck. 
Stephen V. Ten Eyck. 
William H. Ten Eyck, 
Henry Traphagan. 
Charles H. Truax. 
Chauncey S. Truax. 
James R. Truax. 
John G. Truax. 
Lucas L. Van Allen. 
William H. Van /Vllen. 
Cornelius H. Van Antwerp 
WiLLARD J. Van Auken. 
Frederick T. Van Beuren. 
Henry S. Van Beuren. 
Arthur H. Van Brunt. 
Cornelius Van Brunt. 
John R. Van Buskirk. 
John C. Van Cleaf. 
Augustus Van Cleef. 
Lincoln Van Cott. 
Francis I. Van der Beek. 
Isaac P. Van der Beek. 
Augustus G. Vanderpoel. 
Albert Van der Veer. 
D. Augustus Van der Veer. 
John R. Van der Veer. 
Charles H. Van Deventer. 
George M. Van Deventer. 
George R. Van De Water. 
Henry L. R. Vandyck. 
Amos Van Etten. 
Edgar Van Etten. 
Solomon Van Etten. 
Frank Van Fleet. 
Louis B. Van Gaasbeek. 
Casper Van Hoesen. 
George M. Van Hoesen. 
James D. Van Hoevenberg. 
Stephen V. A. Van Horne. 
Daniel B. Van Houten. 



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Eugene Van Loan. 
John Van Loan. 
Zelah Van Loan, 
Calvin D. Van Name. 
Russell Van Ness. 
Alexander T. Van Nest. 
Frank R. Van Nest. 
Warner Van Norden. 
Henry D. Van Orden. 
Gilbert S. Van Pelt. 
Garret D. Van Reipen. 
Cortland S. Van Rensse- 
laer. 
Cornelius C. Van Reypen. 
Abraham Van Santvoord. 
Richard Van Santvoord. 
Samuel M. Van Santvoord. 
Benjamin A. Van Schaick, 
Eugene Van Schaick. 
John Van Schaick. 
Ferdinand Van Siclen. 
Evert Van Slyke. 
Abraham V. W. Van Vech- 

TEN. 

Henry C. Van Vechten. 
Charles K. Van Vleck. 
John M. Van Vleck. 
Deuse M. Van Vliet. 
Stewart Van Vliet. 
Thomas S. Van Volken- 

burgh. 
Dickinson M. Van Vorst. 
Edward W. Van Vranken. 
George Van Wagenen. 
Henry W. Van Wagenen. 
Hubert Van Wagenen. 
Edgar B. Van Winkle. 
John A. Van Winkle. 
Marshall W. Van Winkle. 
James B. Van Woert. 



John V. Van Woert. 
John R. Van Wormer. 
Augustus Van Wyck. 
Jacob S. Van Wyck. 
Jacob T. Van Wyck. 
John H. Van Wyck. 
Philip V. R. Van Wyck, Jr. 
Robert A. Van Wyck. 
Samuel Van Wyck. 
William Van Wyck. 
William E. Van Wyck. 
Milton B. Van Zandt. 
Theodore R. Varick. 
William W. Varick. 
Harmon A. Vedder. 
John D. Vermeule. 
William E. Verplanck. 
William G. Ver Planck. 
John H. Visscher. 
Anson A. Voorhees. 
Charles C. Voorhees. 
Charles H. Voorhees. 
Frederick P. Voorhees. 
JuDAH B. Voorhees. 
Charles H. Voorhis. 
Miles W. Vosburgh. 
Alfred P. Vredenburgh. 
Edward L. Vredenburgh. 
Townsend Wandell. 
B. R. Wendell. 
Charles Wessell. 
Andrew J. Whitbeck. 
Cornelius T. Williamson. 
Henry V. Williamson. 
George H. Wyckoff. 
Gerardus H. Wynkoop. 
James D. Wynkoop. 
Andrew C. Zabriskie. 
George A. Zabriskie. 
JosiAH H. Zabriskie. 




THEODORE M. BANTA, 

Secretapy of The Holland Society of New Vork. 



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After the minutes of the previous annual meet- 
ing had been read and approved, the Secretary, 
Mr. Theodore M. Banta, presented the following; 
annual report : 

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY. 

The prominent events in the Society's history 
during the past year were in connection with the 
visit of the Dutch ship of war, Van Speyk, to our 
harbor, to participate in the Columbian Naval 
Parade. 

At our last annual meeting the Secretary called 
the attention of the Society to the expected arrival 
of the ship, and suggested the propriety of extend- 
ing courtesies to its officers during their stay in our 
port, whereupon the Society directed the Trustees 
to make suitable arrangements to that end. 
Accordingly a banquet was given by the Society 
at the Hotel Waldorf on the evening of Saturday, 
April 29, 1893, to Captain W. A. Arriens and his 
officers, which proved to be a most delightful occa- 
sion, and which was greatly appreciated and 
enjoyed by our kinsmen from beyond the seas. 

The members of the Society at Albany and 
vicinity also arranged for a function at that ancient 
Dutch city. Through the liberality of our fellow- 
member, Hon. Chauncey M. Depew, a special 
drawing-room car was provided for the Dutch 
officers and the committee of the Society, and on 
Tuesday, May 9th, they went to the Capital, 
where they were received at the City Hall by the 
Mayor, who presented them with the freedom of 
the city. A reception followed at the elegant 
mansion of Mrs. Pruyn, where some of the most 



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distinguished people of the city were present, and 
in the evening a banquet was served in the Fort 
Orange Club, speeches being made by Captain 
Arriens, Governor Flower, Mayor Manning, Dr. 
Van der Veer, and others. 

On Tuesday, May i6th. Captain Arriens gave a 
luncheon on board the Van Speyk to the Consul- 
General of the Netherlands and representatives of 
the St. Nicholas and Holland Societies. 

The attentions shown by the Society appeared 
to have been greatly appreciated, not only by the 
officers themselves, but by the Government they 
represented. In recognition thereof, at the annual 
dinner of the Society, given at Sherry's January 
17, 1894, the Minister of the Netherlands was 
present and read an official communication he had 
received from the Queen-Dowager of the Nether- 
lands, bestowing upon President Beekman and Dr. 
Van der Veer, vice-president for Albany, the 
decoration of the order of Orange-Nassau. 

A full account of all these proceedings will be 
found in the Year Book for 1894, now in press. 

During the year our library has been added to 
by a gift of valuable Dutch books from Austin 
Gunnison, Esq. We are also indebted to the New 
Haven Colony Historical Society for a number of 
volumes, and to the Historical Society of Pennsyl- 
vania for several volumes of their collections ; 
also to many clubs and societies for copies of 
their annual Year Books. 

The Treasurer's report, which was published in 
full in the call for the annual meeting, and sent to 
all the members, showed receipts from annual 
dues, etc., of $5252.72, and expenditures 
$5525.48 ; the balance in the Treasurer's hands 



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March T5th being $6860.70, of which $3915 had 
been invested in four West Shore bonds of a par 
value of $4000. 

The Treasurer had also received $499 from sub- 
scriptions of members for the relief of the families 
of the heroic Dutch sailors of the S. S. Amster- 
dam, which had been remitted through the Consul- 
General of the Netherlands. 

The membership at last report was 858 
New members received .... 48 



900 



Died I, 

Resigned 9 26 



Membership at date , . . 880 

The Secretary concluded to discontinue the 
practice of issuing special circulars in reference to 
the decease of any of our fellow-members, deeming 
it more seemly to insert any obituary notices in a 
formal report at the annual meeting, and thus pre- 
serve them in more permanent and appropriate 
form in our Year Book. 

The members who have died since our last 
report are as follows : 

Peter Labagh Van deh Veer, the son of 
Lawrence Van der Veer, our former vice-president 
for Somerset County, New Jersey, was born at 
Brookside, in that county, September 30, 1846, 
and died at Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 16, 
1893. He had a distinguished course in college, 
was noted for his scholarship in all departments, 
taking several prizes. He also took a course in the 
Theological Seminary at New Brunswick, N. J., 



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and subsequently studied several years in the Uni- 
versities of Berlin and Gottingen. He studied law 
in Columbia College, and having been admitted to 
the bar in New York in 1873, practised his profes- 
sion in that city for nine years. In 1881 he 
removed to New Mexico and secured a very influ- 
ential position among the legal fraternity of that 
territory. j 

He was a man of commanding presence and 
endowed with natural abilities of a very high 
order. 

Gerrit Hubert van Wagenen, died in the city 
of New York March 29, 1893, in the fifty-sixth 
year of his age. He was born in Brooklyn and 
was graduated from Columbia College in 1858. 
Being possessed of an ample fortune he was 
enabled to devote his time to literature and the 
pleasures of rural life. He was interested in the 
subject of genealogy, and had prepared quite an 
extensive account of the Van Wagenen family, 
which was published in the Record of the New 
York Genealogical Society, of which Society he 
was a trustee and librarian. He was for many 
years a vestryman of Christ Church at Rye, N. Y., 
and was very active in the mission work connected 
with that church. 

John Lefferts, one of the wealthiest and most 
prominent citizens of Flatbush, who united with the 
Society March 27, 1890, died suddenly, April 18, 
1893. He was sixty-six years old, and was born in 
the old mansion which has always been his home, 
his estate forming part of the land which was 
deeded to his ancestor in the time of Governor 
Stuyvesant. 



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He was a director In the Brooklyn Savinirs Bank, 
in the Long Island Safe Deposit Company, Long 
Island Loan and Trust Company, and in the Flat- 
bush Gas and Water Companies ; a member of the 
Board of Education of the Reformed Church in 
America, and an elder In the old Reformed Church 
of Flatbush, an office he had held for thirty-three 
years. His charities were many, among the last 
being the presentation to Grace Chapel of the site 
upon which It Is now being erected. 

His funeral was the most largely attended that 
ever took place In Flatbush, all the stores in the 
town having been closed during the services. 

In the address by Rev. Dr. Wells, his pastor, he 
said : 

" I might speak of John Lefferts as the inheritor of an 
honored name, the head of various enterprises, but I prefer to 
speak of him as the Christian man who fulfilled in all degrees 
of life the pure mission of Christ, to visit the widow and the 
oppressed and to keep his life unspotted from the world. His 
was an ideal life of Christian manhood, so gentle, so pure. 
Nature, pointing to him, might stand up before the world and 
say, * This is a man.' He had abiding faith in the Word of 
Words. His was a Christian life rooted and grounded in 
faith. 

" To the church John Lefferts gave fulness of service. 
None can tell how we shall miss him and his Christian influence 
in our councils. I was his pastor and his friend for thirty- 
years. I knew his true spirituality. I knew how in all the con- 
ditions of life his strength was in communion with Jesus 
Christ. A sudden end like his was but the translation to the 
life that never dies ; to the life in the Divine Presence, re- 
deemed from sin and sorrow. Death was no triumph ; death 
was no victory." 

George Titus Haring, formerly of Brooklyn, 
died at Allendale, N. J., May 7, 1893, in the forty- 
eighth year of his age. He was a member of the 



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Veteran Corps, Seventh Regiment, and an officer 
in the Thirteenth Regiment, National Guard State 
of New York, and also of the Second Regiment, 
National Guard of the State of New Jersey. 

George Pine DeBevoise, who resided at Den- 
ver, Col., died in that city, May 20, 1893. 

Theodore Van Wyck Van Heusen was born 
in Albany, N. Y., Nov. 11, 18 18, and died in that 
city, June 15, 1893. He was one of Albany's old- 
est and most respected citizens. In 1843 he estab- 
lished the crockery business, and at the time of his 
death he was probably the oldest merchant of 
prominence in that line in the country. 

He was one of the earliest members of the 
Young Men's Association ; was a charter member 
of the Fort Orange Club ; a member of the Albany 
Club, and one of the oldest members of the Albany 
Institute ; was a constituent member of the 
Emmanuel Baptist Church. In 1882 he was the 
Republican candidate for Congress from the 
Albany District. 

He had travelled extensively in Europe and else- 
where abroad, and for many years had contributed to 
the public press very interesting letters containing 
his observations in foreign lands. He also wrote 
frequently and forcibly in discussing the public 
questions of the day, evincing literary ability which 
secured him more than a mere local distinction. 

Lawrence Van der Veer, one of the earliest 
members of the Society, having been elected April 
30, 1885, died at Rocky Hill, N. J., June 21, 1893. 
Mr. Van der Veer was formerly vice-president for 
Somerset County, and always took the deepest in- 
terest in the affairs of the Society, rarely failing to 



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attend its meetings. He was born in November, 
i8i5,at the homestead on the large farm in Somer- 
set County, which had been in the family for gener- 
ations, and which he continued to cultivate until his 
death. He was the town superintendent of public 
schools. He had been identified with the Reformed 
Church for more than fifty years, filling the offices 
of deacon and elder and superintendent of the 
Sunday-school. He was a man of sterling integrity, 
of unusual sweetness of disposition, of most gener- 
ous impulses, of invariable courtesy of manner and 
of speech. His only son, Hon. Peter Labagh Van 
der Veer, who was also a member of the Society, 
died at Santa Fe, New Mexico, March i6, 1893. 

Stephen Waling Van Winkle died suddenly of 
heart disease, at Lake Hopatcong, June 28, 1893, 
in the sixty-fourth year of his age. He was a man 
of genial qualities, and of the kindliest heart, and 
was one of the best known and most popular men 
in Paterson, N. J., where for many years he was 
engfaofed in the manufacture of silk. He was a 
descendant of one of the original Acquackononck 
patentees, and was born in Paterson, where he re- 
sided all his life. 

General William Vandever died in Ventura, 
California, July 23, 1893. He was born in Balti- 
more, Md., March 31, 1817. He studied law, and 
in 1839 nioved to Illinois, and twelve years later 
removed to Iowa, settling in Dubuque, where he 
practised his profession. He was elected a Repre- 
sentative to Congress in 1858, from the Dubuque 
district, being re-elected the succeeding term. After 
the first battle of Bull Run, he raised the Ninth Iowa 
Volunteers, and received the command as colonel. 



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He served with distinguished gallantry during the 
war, receiving the commission of brigadier-general. 
After the war, he resumed the general practice of 
the law, was appointed by General Grant Inspector 
of Indian Affairs, holding the position for four 
years, and in 1886 moved to California, from which 
State he was again sent to Congress, serving for 
two terms. j 

" In both private and public life, his record was unblemished 
by a single stain. Engaged in active political affairs for thirty 
years, through periods when so few men were spared from 
scandal or free from taint of corruption, General Vandever's 
reputation was never impugned. His integrity was unquestioned, 
his honesty undoubted. 

"Personal dignity was a marked feature of his demeanor, but 
it never disguised a kindliness of nature that was unlimited. 
His heart and hand were always open to his fellow-man, and 
the full stores of his knowledge and experience were ever at 
the service of humanity." 

John Banta, one of the old-time builders of New 
York, died in this city July 26, 1893. He con- 
structed many of the great buildings of the city, 
among them the Dakota and Van Corlaer apart- 
ment-houses. He had been President of the 
Mechanics' and Traders' Exchange, and for thir- 
teen years represented them as a member of the 
Board of Examiners in the Department of Build- 
ings. He was President of the General Society of 
Mechanics and Tradesmen, and chairman of im- 
portant committees in that organization. 

Thomas Doremus Messler, one of the best 
known business men and financiers in Pittsburgh, 
died at Cresson Springs, Pa., August 11, 1893. 
He was born at Somerville, Somerset County, N. 
J., May 9, 1833, ^^^ received his early education 
at the Somerville Academy. 



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In 1852 he entered the service of the Erie Rail- 
way in New York, and four years later went to 
Pittsburgh as Secretary and Auditor of the Pitts- 
burgh, Fort Wayne, and Chicago Railroad, just 
then organized, and subsequently became Comp- 
troller of that company. In 1876 he became third 
Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Company, and 
subsequently President of half a score of other 
railways auxiliary to that company. 

He was a director in the Merchants' and Manu- 
facturers' National Bank, and one of the trustees 
of the Shadyside Academy. He was a gentleman 
of artistic tastes, and always took an active part in 
social, educational, and financial affairs in Pitts- 
burgh. 

" He had a remarkable aptitude in the direction 
of railroad science, and special genius for settling 
the financial questions that naturally arise in so vast 
a railroad system as the Pennsylvania, and was 
recognized as one of the most valued officials of 
that company." 

John Evert DeWitt was killed in the railroad 
catastrophe near Chester, Mass., on the Boston and 
Albany Road, August 31st, in the fifty-fourth 
year of his age. He was born in New York City, 
where, for many years, he was the successful gen- 
eral assent of the Phcenix Life Insurance Com- 
pany. He subsequently organized the Ben Franklin 
Life Insurance Company, which was absorbed by 
the United States Life Insurance Company, when 
he was elected its President. Six years later he 
was chosen President of the Union Mutual Life 
Insurance Company of Maine, and in 1881 he took 
up his residence in Portland. 



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" Mr. DeWitt loved letters and the arts, and his library, as 
well as his collection of etchings, was choice and extensive 
He was first Vice-President of the Portland Society of Art, and 
President of the Maine Society of the Sons of the American 
Revolution, also a member of the Union League Club of New 
York, and the Falmouth and Cumberland Clubs of Portland. 
In Portland's business life, he figured as a director of the Port- 
land National Bank, a member of the Board of Trade, and as 
President of the Union Safety Deposit Vault Company. Of a 
social disposition, he entertained generously in his handsome 
house on Deering Street. He was a prominent Episcopalian, 
a vestryman of St. Luke's Cathedral, and took great interest in 
the work of the diocese of Maine." 

Wynford Van Gaasbeek was born in the city 
of Hudson, N. Y., September 30, 1867, and died 
in New York, September 5, 1893, after three days' 
illness. '' Of a loving disposition, always kind and 
generous, he was loved by all who knew him ; and 
his sudden, untimely death was a severe blow to his 
parents and a sad shock to his friends and asso- 
ciates." 

Dr. WiLLARD Charles Marselius died in Al- 
bany, N. Y., December 24, 1893, after a few days' 
illness. He was born in Schenectady County, 
thirty-six years ago. He was graduated from 
Union College in 1881, and from the Albany 
Medical College in 1884. After practising his 
profession in Phillipsport and Port Jackson, he 
moved to Albany in 1886, and associated himself 
with his uncle, Dr. Albert VanderVeer. Among 
the large number who gathered at the funeral were 
about sixty of the most prominent physicians in the 
city, who testified to the high esteem in which Dr. 
Marselius was held by the profession. 

A committee of the Medical Society of the 
county of Albany drew up a minute, which was 



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ordered to be Inscribed on the records, which 
contained this tribute : 

" To all of us, the fact of the death of Dr. Marselius comes 
with a sense of deprivation, and we wish to make record of 
our feeling of having lost by it, one who was, in his private life, 
a loyal friend who drew us to him by his unfailing courtesy 
and goodness of heart, as well as by his genuine integrity of 
purpose, and in whom in our professional relations we always 
found him trustworthy, prudent, and honorable, and thoroughly 
fitted for his work. He was a good friend, a good physician, 
and a good citizen." 

Richard Amerman, who was elected a member 
of the Society March 30, 1893, died October 6th, 
of the same year, at his home in Flatbush, Long 
Island, in the seventieth year of his age. For 
many years he was a city surveyor in New York, 
and at the time of his death was the oldest one of 
the profession in the city. He had long been a 
member of the Consistory of the Collegiate Dutch 
Church of New York, first as Deacon and after- 
wards as Elder, and was also the most efficient 
superintendent of one of the oldest Mission Sun- 
day-schools in the city. His pastor wrote : '' Few 
men that I have known were so active in every 
good work as he." 

Gardiner Van Nostrand died very suddenly at 
his home near Newburg January i, 1894. He was 
said to be one of the wealthiest men of that city. 
He was greatly interested in winter sports and for 
a long time was treasurer of the Orange Lake Ice 
Yacht Club. 

John Hancock Riker, of New York, died Jan- 
uary 26, 1894, in the seventy-sixth year of his age. 
He was a son of Richard Riker, formerly Recorder 
of the city of New York. He was graduated at 



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Columbia College, and practised law in New 
York for more than a half century. He was presi- 
dent of the Northeastern Dispensary and was one 
of the commissioners appointed to plan street 
blocks for the city. 

The election of officers for the ensuing year was 
the next thing in order. The nominations made by 
the Committee on Nominations had been printed 
and sent to all members with the notice for the 
annual meeting. There being no other nomina- 
tions, by unanimous consent, on motion of Hon. 
Robert B. Roosevelt, the Secretary was instructed 
to cast one ballot, and the following named officers 
were declared duly elected : 

President^ 
WARNER VAN NORDEN. 

Vice-Presidents, 

New York Charles H. Truax. 

Kings County Delavan Bloodgood. 

Queens County Henry A. Bogert. 

Westchester County Harris E. Adriance. 

Orange County Seymour de Witt. 

Dutchess County Edward Elsworth. 

Ulster County, , Elijah Du Bois. 

Columbia County. Charles King Van Vleck. 

Albany County Albert Van der Veer. 

Rensselaer County Charles R. de Freest. 

Schenectady County John Livingston Swits. 

Montgomery County John H. Starin. 

Hudson County, N. J. . .Garret Daniel Van Reipen. 
Bergen County, N. J. . . John Paul Paulison. 

Passaic County, N, J John Hopper. 

Essex County, N. J John N. Jansen. 

Monmouth County, N. J.William H. Vredenburgh. 
Middlesex County, N. J.Abraham V. Schenck. 

Philadelphia, Pa Samuel S. Stryker. 

United States Army Major-General Stewart Van Vliet. 

United States Navy Medical Inspector William K. Van Reypen. 

Seci'etary, 
Theodore Melvin Banta. 



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Eugene Van Schaick. 

Trustees, 

Frank Hasbrouck, Abraham Lansing, 

Henry S. Van Beuren, Augustus Van Wvck, 

John W. Vroomax. 

The president-elect, Mr. Warner Van Norden, 
was then escorted to the chair and invested by the 
retiring President with the badge of office, where- 
upon he deHvered the following inaugural address : 

Gentlemen of The Holland Society : 

It is with difficulty that I find words to express 
my appreciation of the exalted honor you have 
conferred upon me. You will not think me ex- 
travagant in asserting that the Presidency of this 
Society outranks the like position in any of the 
kindred organizations. For we represent not only 
the earliest Protestant civilization on the continent, 
but we boast the proudest lineage in the land. 
Our fathers came to these shores — not as exiles 
from religious persecution : much less did they 
come as homeless wanderers seeking a shelter. 
From a land of liberty and prosperity, they came 
to found a state, built upon truth and righteous- 
ness ; to establish in a new land the free institu- 
tions of the old, and to engage in lawful commerce. 

The cause we represent becomes daily more at- 
tractive to the historian and philanthropist. 

On occasions like the present it is our wont, and 
properly, to dwell on the heroism of the past. 
Especially do we recall the fierce conflict against 
Spain, with all its attendant horrors and sacrifices. 
Our ancestors chose for their national color, 
orange, a mixture of red and yellow, representing 



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blood and gold — life and property, and over all 
they placed the Word of God. For these they 
fought with a tenacity and courage that challenged 
the admiration of the world. 

But let us not forget the victories achieved other 
than those of war. During the dreadful years 
of struggle, Holland established two universities, 
originated a system of common schools, searched 
for the North Pole, and founded an empire in the 
East Indies. Their ships sailed every ocean, and 
as colonizers they have never been equalled by any 
people but the Anglo-Saxon. While straining 
every nerve to keep out the Invader on one hand, 
on the other they were adding to the nation's 
resources by commercial enterprise and sagacity 
unrivalled. 

It is, however, more especially to the triumphs 
of the Dutch spirit In our own land that I would 
direct your thoughts to-night. On a previous occa- 
sion I have referred to the impress left by the 
early settlers on the various sections of our Re- 
public. The stamp of the Puritan on New England 
will never be effaced. Virginia is cavalier and 
Louisiana is Creole. So on our own city of New 
York, the handful of Dutch settlers have left their 
mark, which the deluge of recent foreign immigra- 
tion has been ineffectual to wash away. New 
York is still the thrifty commercial city of our an- 
cestors, distinguished for its business Integrity, its 
aggressiveness, and enterprise. Amid countless 
changes the Dutch element rises to the top and 
stays there. In the commercial world, Petrus 
Stuyvesant and Johannes de La Montagnle still 
govern. 

This ancestral spirit has never had more com- 
plete exemplification than during the year that is 



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just gone. None need be reminded of the horrors 
of the past summer when panic seized the hmd 
and the stoutest hearts feared. Manufactories were 
closing on every side. The ten thousand voices 
of unemployed artisans moved all to pity. Mer- 
chants were failing and banks breaking. Every 
day disclosed some new disaster. Each prominent 
centre, in turn, had Its period of distress, and each 
in turn sent up to our New Amsterdam its cry for 
help. Banded together in solid phalanx, the bank- 
ing institutions of our great metropolis answered 
every appeal and furnished tens of millions of 
money. The empty vaults of out-of-town banks 
were refilled, and over and over again ruin to other 
cities was averted. Nearly the last utterance of 
suffering came from the Pacific coast, to which 
New York sent almost half a score of millions of 
gold. New York never faltered in her generosity 
to sister cities. There seemed no end to her 
resources. The world wondered, while the strain 
lasted for weeks and months. At last the tide 
turned. The victory had been won by the old 
Dutch persistency, energy, business sagacity, and 
heroism of the business men of New York. This 
splendid achievem.ent saved the country from a 
catastrophe that would have required many years 
to recover from, and added new glory to the name 
of our beloved city. Thus I claim that New^ York 
is still New Amsterdam, and that it Is still domi- 
nated by the spirit of its invincible founders. 

Again thanking you for the honorable position 
in which I find myself to-night, I congratulate 
you on your ancestry, on your inherited virtues, on 
your social standing and worth, and on your happy 
homes and loved ones. 



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Judge A. T. Clearwater, of Kingston, on behalf 
of the Committee on Delfts Haven Monument, 
reported that the project suggested by the Con- 
gregationalists of Boston to erect a monument to 
the Pilgrim Fathers at Delfts Haven had not met 
with much enthusiam among the descendants of 
the Pilgrims, and that a few hundred dollars only- 
had been subscribed by them, and the Committee 
asked to be discharged from any further considera- 
tion of the subject. The Society, however, voted 
to continue the Committee. 

Hon. George M. Van Hoesen, on behalf of the 
Committee on Statue to William the Silent, pro- 
posed to be erected in Central Park, made an 
informal report that the Committee had not held 
a full meeting, but that it appeared to some of 
them that the financial condition of affairs made 
the time inopportune to attempt to raise money 
for the purpose, and he asked for the discharge of 
the committee. On motion of Hon. Augustus Van 
Wyck, however, the Society voted to refer the 
matter to the Trustees, with the expression of the 
earnest desire that prompt and efficient measures, 
should be taken to secure the erection of the n^on- 
ument. 

Amendment to the Constitution : 

The Constitution prescribes that the Trustees 
shall hold quarterly meetings on the last Thursday 
of each March, June, September, and December. 
It has been found that some of these dates are 
quite inconvenient for the meetings, making it 
difficult at times to secure a quorum. The Trus- 
tees suggested a change in these dates, and also 
that the provision fixing the dates of meeting 



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should be transferred from the Constitution to the 
By-Laws, so that changes may be more readily 
made if found to be desirable. 

The Trustees, therefore, recommended that the 
following amendments be made to the Constitution, 
due notice having been given as required : 

Article VII., Section 3, shall read : The Trustees 
shall hold four regular meetings each year, at such 
times as may be provided in the By-Laws. 

Article VII., Section 4, shall be stricken out. 

If these amendments shall be approved by the 
Society, the Trustees stated they proposed to 
amend the By-Laws as follows : 

By-Law 2 shall read : 

MEETINGS OF TRUSTEES. 

The Trustees shall hold stated meetings on the 
second Thursdays of March, June, October, and 
December. 

Special meetings may be called by order of the 
President, or in his absence by the Vice-President 
of New York City. 

Notice of the following proposed amendment, 
signed by fifteen members, as required, had also 
been sent in due form : 

Resolved that Section 4 in Article VI. of the 
Constitution of The Holland Society of New York 
be and is hereby amended to read as follows : 

Section 4. The admission fee shall be five 
dollars. The annual subscription fee, five dollars, 
payable in advance on the first day of February in 
each year. The payment of fifty dollars at any 
one time shall constitute a life membership and ex- 
emption from annual dues. The Trustees shall 
have power to increase each of said amounts from 
time to time, but not to a sum greater than one 
hundred dollars for the admission fee, and ten 



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dollars for the annual subscription and one hundred 
dollars for the life-membership, but such increase 
of the life-membership fee shall not apply to life 
memberships previously paid. The sums paid for 
life membership shall remain as a permanent 
endowment fund, the interest thereof to be ap- 
plied to the purposes of the Society. 

The Trustees reported that they did not recom- 
mend the adoption of this proposed amendment, 
and on motion it was laid upon the table. 

On motion of Jud^e Augustus Van Wyck, the 
Society voted unanimously to express its sincere 
thanks to our retiring President, Mr. J. William 
Beekman, for the masterly, graceful, and efficient 
manner in which he had administered the affairs 
of the Society during the past year. 

Mr. Beekman responded briefly, expressing feel- 
ingly his appreciation of the resolution just passed. 

After the adjournment a collation was served, 
and a very agreeable hour was passed in a social 
way. 



LIST OF MEMBERS. 

WITH DATES OF ELECTION. 

April 6, 1894. 

Note. — No one shall be eligible as a member unless he be of full age, of re- 
spectable standing in society, of good moral character, and the descendant in the 
direct male line of a Dutchman who was a native or resident of New York or of 
the American Colonies prior to the year 1675. This shall include those of other 
former nationalities who found in Holland a refuge or a home, and whose de- 
scendants in the male line came to this country as Dutch settlers, speaking Dutch 
as their native tongue. This shall also include descendants in the male line of 
Dutch settlers who were born within the limits of Dutch settlements, and de- 
scendants in the male line of persons who possessed the rights of Dutch citizenship 
within Dutch settlements in America, prior to the year 1675 ; also, any descendant 
in the direct male line of a Dutchman, one of whose descendants became a member 
of this Society prior to June 16, 1886. — Constitution, Article HI. 

NEW ENGLAND STATES. 

Mar. 26, 1891 . . Charles Marseilles Exeter, N. H. 

Oct. 25, 1886 . . John Barnes Varick Manchester, N. H. 

Mar. 30, 1887 . .Francis Charles Van Horn Dedham, Mass. 

Oct. 27, 1887 . Sayer Hasbrouck Providence, R. I. 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Cyrus Manchester Van Slyck 

Oct. 24, 1 889 . . Jacob Voorhis Greenwich, Conn. 

Dec. 7, 1 888.. John Voorhis. 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Francis Henry Adriance Hartford, 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .Melancthon Williams Jacobus 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Francis Salmon Quackenbos 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Edgar Beach Van Winkle. Litchfield, " 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . John Monroe Van Vleck Middletown, 

Oct. 22, 1890 . . John Butler Adriance New Haven, 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . Henry De Bevoise Schenck Ridgefield, 

Nov. 9, 1893. .Lawrence Van Alstyne Sharon, 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . George Washington Rosevelt Stamford, 

Oct. 23, 1889. .Warren Rosevelt 

Oct. 29, 1891 . . Satterlee Swartwout 

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226 
NEW YORK STATE. 

NEW YORK CITY. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Franklin Acker. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Benjamin Lander Amerman. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Frederick Herbert Amerman. 

Dec. 20, 1 886.. Newton Amerman. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .William Libbey Amerman. 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Richard Amerman Anthony. 

Mar. 30, 1894. .Frederick Cruser Bayles. 

April 30, 1885. .Gerard Beekman. 

Dec. 23, 1 885.. Henry Rutger Beekman. 

Dec. 23, 1885.. J. William Beekman. 

Mar. 29, 1888.. Herman Suydam Bergen. 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Zaccheus Bergen. 

Jan. 30, 1890. . Alonzo Blauvelt. 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Anthony Jam.es Bleecker. 

Dec. 7, 1888. .James Bleecker. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Theophylact Bache Bleecker, Jr. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Hildreth Kennedy Bloodgood. 

Dec. 7, 1888.. John Bloodgood. 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Benjamin Brewster Blydenburgh. 

Mar. 29, 1888. .John Brower Blydenburgh. 

Dec. 20, 1 886.. Albert Gilliam Bogert. 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Charles Edmund Bogert. 

Dec. 7, 1888. .John G. Bogert. 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Stephen Gilliam Bogert. 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Elbert Adrian Brinckerhoff. 

June 15, 1886. .George Howard Brouwer. 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Theophilus Anthony Brouwer. 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Abraham Thew Hunter Brower. 

June 15, 1886. .Bloomfield Brower. 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Charles De Hart Brower. 

Dec. 22, 1887 . .John Brower. 

Dec. 23, 1885. .William Leverich Brower. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Samuel Burhans, Jr. 

Mar. 29, 1888.. Alonzo Edward Conover. 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Frank Edgar Conover. 

Mar. 29, 1888. .James Scott Conover. 

Mar. 26, 1 89 1. .Warren Archer Conover. 

Mar. 26, 1891. .John Henry Cooper. 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Washington Lafayette Cooper. 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Cornelius Cuyler Cuyler. 



227 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . George W. De Bevoise. 
April 30, 1885 . .William De Groot. 
Mar. 29, 1894. .James De La Montanye. 
Dec. 29, 1892. .William Ray De Lano. 
Oct. 24, 1 889.. John Demarest. 
April 30, 1885 . .Chauncey Mitchell Depew. 
Dec. 23, 1885. .Frederick J. De Peyster. 
Oct. 27, 1887. .Frederick William Devoe. 
Nov. 17, i885..Alfred De Witt. 
Mar. 14, 1885. .George G. De Witt. 
June 25, 1885 . .Henry Clinton De Witt. 
April 30, 1885. .Peter De Witt. 
April 30, 1885. .William G. De Witt. 
June 30, 1892 . .Anthony Dey. 
June 30, 1892.. Joseph Warren Scott Dey. 
Dec. 29, 1892. .Solomon Le Fevre Deyo. 
Oct. 24, 1885 . .Morris H. Dillenbeck. 
April 6, i886..Abram Douwe Ditmars. 
April 6, 1886. .Edward Wilson Ditmars. 
Mar. 29, 1888.. Isaac Edward Ditmars. 
Mar. 28, 1889. .Cornelius Du Bois. 
Mar. 30, 1887. .Cornelius J. Dumond. 
Oct. 29, 1891.. Jacob Eugene Duryee. 
Nov. 17, 1885.. Joseph Rankin Duryee. 
Oct. 24, 1889. .Joseph Woodard Duryee. 
June 25, 1885. .Peter Q. Eckerson. 
Dec. 7, i888..Dwight Lathrop Elmendorf. 
Dec. 22, 1887 . .Joachim Elmendorf. 
Mar. 29, 1 888.. John Augustus Elmendorf. 
Dec. 7. 1888. .John Barker Elmendorf. 
Mar. 28, 1889. .Everett James Esselstyn. 
April 6, 1886. .William John Fryer, Jr. 
April 6, i886..0gden Goelet. 
April 6, 1 886.. Robert Goelet. 
Nov. 30, 1890. .Alexander Reading Gulick. 
Mar. 28, 1889. .James Callbreath Gulick. 
Dec. 7, 1888. .John Callbreath Gulick. 
Dec. 20, 1886. .Ferdinand Hasbrouck. 
Mar. 29, 1888. .George Wickes Hasbrouck. 
Oct. 25, 1886. .John Cornelius Hasbrouck. 
Mar. 28, 1889. .Johnston Niven Hegeman. 
Mar. 14, 1885. .William Myers Hoes. 
June 15, 1886.. David Harrison Houghtaling. 



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Mar. 14, 1885 . .Arthur Middleton Jacobus. 

Dec. 22, 1887. .John Wesley Jacobus. 

June 25, 1885. .Richard Mentor Jacobus. 

April 6, 1886. .Henry Keteltas. 

April 30, 1885 . .Clarence Van Steenbergh Kip. 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Ira Andruss Kip. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .William Fargo Kip. 

May 19, 1887. .Edgar Knickerbocker. 

April 6, 1886. .Charles Edward Lydecker. . 

Dec. 28, 1893.. Isaac Franklin Mead. 

Oct. 27, 1887.. George Edward Montanye. 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Lewis Foster Montanye. 

Oct. 25, 1886. .William Henry Montanye. 

Oct, 24, 1889. .Hopper Stryker Mott. 

Jan. 7, 1892.. Isaac Myer. 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Thomas William Onderdonk. 

April 30, 1885 . .William Minne Onderdonk. 

Sept. 29, 1892. .William Stryker Opdyke. 

June 15, 1886. .Archibald Maclay Pentz. 

May 19, 1887. .Henry Martin Polhemus. 

Mar. 30, 1887.. James Suydam Polhemus. 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Abraham Quackenbush. 

Dec. 23, 1885. .Abraham C. Quackenbush. 

Oct. 24, 1885. .Augustus Rapelye. 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Charles Edgar Riker. 

April 6, 1886. .John Jackson Riker. 

April 6, 1 886.. John Lawrence Riker. 

Dec. 29, 1892. .Richard Riker. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .De Witt Clinton Romaine. 

Jan. 7, 1892. .John Van Buren Roome, Jr. 

Dec. 23, 1 885.. Daniel Bennett St. John Roosa. 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Frank Roosevelt. 

April 30, 1885 . . Frederick Roosevelt. 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Robert Barnwell Roosevelt. 

May 18, 1887. .Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, Jr. 

April 30, 1885 . . Theodore Roosevelt. 

Oct. 27, 1887. .William Emlen Roosevelt. 

June 15, 1886. .Edward Schenck. 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Frederick Brett Schenck. 

Dec. 20, 1886.. James Maus Schermerhorn. 

Dec. 22, iS87..John Egmont Schermerhorn. 

Oct. 24, 1885 . .Frederick William Schoonmaker. 

Oct. 25, 1 886.. George Beekman Schoonmaker. 



229 

June 25, i885..Hiram Schoonmaker. 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Lucas Elmendorf Schoonmaker. 

Oct 24, 1889. .Sylvester Lothrop Schoonmaker. 

Mar. 30, 1887. .William Davis Schoonmaker. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Charles Edward Schuyler. 

Oct. 27, 1887.. Gerald Livingston Schuyler. 

April 30, 1885 .. Montgomery Roosevelt Schuyler. 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Walter Grinneil Schuyler. 

Dec. 7, 1888. .David Banks Sickels. 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Robert Sickels. 

Mar. 26, 1891. .George Wayne Slingcrland, 

Mar. 31, 1892.. Henry Lowery Slote. 

June 25, 1 885.. Allen Lee Smidt. 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Frank Bishop Smidt. 

June 30, 1892. .Henry Taylor Staats, Jr. 

Mar. 29, 1888. .John Bright Stevens. 

Dec. 20, 1893. .William Moore Stilwell. 

May 19, 1887.. Walton Storm. 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Peter Stryker. 

June 25, 1885. .Peter J. Stuyvesant. 

Mar. 27, 1890.. John Schureman Sutphen. 

Mar. 27, 1 890.. John Schureman Sutphen, Jr. 

Dec. 23, 1885 . .James Suydam. 

Dec. 23, 1885 . .John Fine Suydam, 

Nov. 17, 1885 . .Lambert Suydam. 

April 30^ 1885. .Frederick D. Tappan. 

June 25, 1885 . .Sandford Rowe Ten Eyck. 

Dec. 23, 1885 . .Stephen Vedder Ten Eyck. 

Dec. 23, 1885. .William Hoffman Ten Eyck. 

June 15, 1886. .Charles Henry Truax. 

April 6, 1886. .Chauncey Schaifer Truax. 

Mar. 30, 1893. .John Gregory Truax. 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Lucas L. Van Allen. 

Oct. 22, 1890. .William Harman Van Allen. 

April 30, 1885 . .William Van Alstyne. 

April 6j 1886. .William James Van Arsdale. 

Jan. 30, 1890. .James A. Van Auken, 

Mar. 28, i889..Willard J. Van Auken. 

April 30, 1885. .Eugene Van Benschoten. 

April 30, 1885. .Frederick T. Van Beuren. 

April 30, 1885. .Henry Spingler Van Beuren. 

Nov. 17, 1885. .Arthur Hoffman Van Brunt. 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Cornelius Van Brunt. 



230 

Dec. 23, 1885. .John R. Van Buskirk. 

June 25, 1885. .Augustus Van Cleef. 

June 25, 1885. .Alexander Hamilton Van Cott. 

April 6, 1886. .Cornelius Van Cott. 

April 30, 1885. .Joshua Marsden Van Cott. 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Lincoln Van Cott. 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Richard Van Cott. 

Dec. 20, 1886. .George Ohlen Van Der Bogert. 

Dec. 23, 1885. .Charles Albert Van der Hoof. 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Augustus Gifford Vanderpoel. 

June 25, 1885 . .Herman Wendell Van der Poel. 

Dec. 20, 1886. .John Van der Poel. 

Dec. 20, 1 886.. Samuel Oakley Van der Poel. 

Nov. 17, 1885. .Waldron Burritt Van der Poel. 

Mar. 14, 1885 . .John Reeve Van der Veer. 

April 6, 1886. .William Ledyard Van Der Voort. 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Charles Henry Van Deventer. 

Oct. 27, 1887. .George Mather Van Deventer. 

Dec. 20, 1 886.. George Roe Van De Water. 

Mar. 30, 1887. .John Walker Van De Water. 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Louis Otis Van Doren. 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Henry Sayre Van Duzer. 

June 25, 1885 . .Henry Van Dyke. 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Herbert Van Dyke. 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Edgar Van Etten. 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Frank Van Fleet. 

April 6, 1886. .Louis Bevier Van Gaasbeek. 

Mar. 30, 1893. .Casper Van Hoesen. 

Mar. 14, 1 885.. George M. Van Hoesen. 

April 30, 1885 . .John William Van Hoesen. 

May 19, 1887. .Stephen Van Alen Van Home. 

1889. .Daniel Berten Van Houten. 

1890 .Cornelius Van Keuren. 

1888. .William Henry Van Kleeck. 
1891 . .Andrew B. Van Loan. 
1893. .Frederick William Van Loan. 

7, 1888. .Henry Fairbank Van Loan. 

1889. .John Van Loan. 
1893 . . Zelah Van Loan. 

14, 1885. .Russell Van Ness. 
June 25, 1885. .Alexander T. Van Nest. 
Mar. 14, 1885. .George Willett Van Nest. 
Mar. 14, 1885 . .Warner Van Norden. 



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.Henry De Witt Van Orden. 

.Gilbert Sutphen Van Pelt. 

.Cortland Schuyler Van Rensselaer. 

. Maunsell Van Rensselaer. 

.Abraham Van Santvoord. 

.Richard Van Santvoord. 

. Eugene Van Schaick. 

. Henry Van Schaick. 

.Jenkins Van Schaick. 

.Alvan Howard Van Sinderen. 

. George Whitfield Van Slyck. 

.William Henry Van Slyck. 

.Abraham Van Wyck Van Vechten. 

.Abraham Kip Van Vleck. 

. Jasper Van Vleck. 

.William David Van A^leck. 

. Frederick Gilbert Van Vliet. 

. Purdy Van Vliet. 

. Edward Van Volkenburgh. 

.Philip Van Volkenburgh. 

. Thomas Sedgwick Van Volkenburgh. 

. Josiah Van Vranken. 

. George Van Wagenen. 

. Hubert Van Wagenen. 

.James Burtis Van Woert. 

. John Voorhees Van Woert. 

. John Rufus Van Wormer. 

.Jacob Theodorus Van Wyck. 

.John H. Van Wyck. 

. Philip Van Rensselaer Van Wyck, Jr. 

. Robert Anderson Van Wyck. 

.William Edward Van Wyck. 

. Milton Burns Van Zandt. 

.William T. Van Zandt. 

.John Leonard Varick. 

.Theodore Romeyn Varick. 

.Harmon Albert Vedder. 

.Maus Rosa Vedder. 

. Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule. 

.John D. Vermeule. 

.Marion Hoagland Vermilye. 

. Thomas Edward Vermilye, Jr. 

.William Gordon Ver Planck. 



232 

Dec. 7, 1 888.. Egbert Ludovicus Viele. 

Mar. 26, 1891 . .Charles Cohen Voorhees. 

June 30, 1892. .Frederick Pentz Voorhees. 

April 6, 1886. .John R. Voorhis. 

Mar. 14, 1885 . .Benjamin Fredenburgh Vosburgh. 

Dec. 20, 1886. .John Wright Vrooman. 

Oct, 24, 1889. .Townsend Wandell. 

Dec. 20, 1886. .Benjamin Rush Wendell. 

Oct. 24, 1 885.. Evert Jansen Wendell. 

Oct. 27, 1887.. Gordon Wendell. --' 

Man 14, 1885. .Jacob Wendell. 

Oct. 29, 1891.. Jacob Wendell, Jr. 

Dec, 20, 1 886.. Ten Eyck Wendell. 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . Charles Wessell 

Mar. 26, 1 891 , .Charles Alonzo Wessell. 

April 30, 1885 . .John Calvin Westervelt. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Henry Veight Williamson. 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Peter B. Wyckoff. 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Gerardus Hilles Wynkoop. 

June 25, 1885.. James Davis Wynkoop. 

Oct. 27, 1887.. Andrew Christian Zabriskie. 

KINGS COUNTY. 

Oct. 2 2, 1890 . . John F. Berry Bath Beach. 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . George Engiebert Nostrand " " 

Oct. 25, 1886. .John Lott Nostrand " " 

Dec. 7, 1 888 . . John Vanderbilt Van Pelt " 

Oct. 27, 1887.. Albert Van Brunt Voorhees " 

Oct. 25, 1886 . . Van Brunt Bergen Bay Ridge. 

Mar. 27, 1891 . . Cornelius Bergen Van Brunt " " 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . John Cowenhoven Blythebourne. 

BROOKLYN. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .George Aaron Banta. 
June 15, 1886. .Theodore Melvin Banta. 
Oct. 29, 1891 . .Edward Jacob Bergen. 
Mar. 26, 1891. .John W. H. Bergen. 
Dec. 23, 1885.. Tunis G. Bergen. 
Dec. 29, 1892. .Tunis Henry Bergen. 
Mar. 29, 1888. .Delavan Bloodgood. 
Oct. 27, 1887. .Edward Strong Bogert. 



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Oct. 24, 1889. .Philip Embury Bogert. 

June 15, 1886. .John Van Vorst Booraem. 

Oct. 24, 1885 . .Sylvester Daley Boorom. 

Dec. 8, 1 886.. Alexander Gordon Brinckerhoff. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Henry Waller Brinckerhoff. 

Mar. 31, 1892.. Robert Bentley Brinkerhoff. 

Mar. 26, 1891 . .David Brower. 

Mar. 30, 1893. .Arthur Burtis. 

Mar. 30, 1893. .Morse Burtis. 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Lawrence Van Voorhees Cortelyou. 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Matthias Van Dyke Cruser. 

Oct. 27, 1887.. Isaac C. DeBevoise. 

April 6, 1886. .William Cantine DeWitt. 

Mar. 31, 1892.. John Henry Dingman. 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Sherman Esselstyn. 

Mar. 31, 1890. . Arnatt Reading Gulick. 

Nov. 30, 1890. .Charlton Reading Gulick. 

Nov. 30, 1892. .Ernestus Schenck Gulick. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Isaac Edgar Hasbrouck. 

June 30, 1892.. Joseph C. Hoagland. 

Mar. 30, 1887 . .Harmanus Barkaloo Hubbard. 

Dec. 20, 1886. .George Duryee Hulst. 

Dec. 23, 1885. .Jeremiah Johnson, Jr. 

Mar. 27, 1890. .John Lefferts. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .James Van Der Bilt Lott. 

Dec. 29, 1892. .John Abraham Lott, Jr. 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Walter Monfort Meserole. 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Wilhelmus Mynderse. 

Oct. 24, 1885. .Andrew Joseph Onderdonk. 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Henry Ditmas Polhemus. 

Mar. 30, 1893. .Williamson Rapalje. 

Oct. 22, 1890.. James P. Rappelyea. 

Mar. 29, 1894. .John Cornell Schenck. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Peter Lawrence Schenck. 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Joseph Walworth Sutphen. 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Edward Payson Terhune. 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Thomas Van Loan. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Charles Belden Van Nostrand. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .James Edgar Van Olinda. 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Arthur Van Siclen. 

June 26, 1885. .Ferdinand Van Siclen. 

Mar. 14, 1885 . .George West Van Siclen. 

April 30, 1885 . .William Leslie Van Sinderen. 



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Mar. 14, 1885. .Henry Clay Van Vechten. 

Mar. 14, 1885 . .Robert Barnard Van Vleck. 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Edward Wheeler Van Vranken. 

Dec. 28, 1893. .Albert Van Wyck. 

Dec. 23, 1885. .Augustus Van Wyck. 

Dec. 22, 1887.. Jacob Southart Van Wyck. 

Dec. 29, 1892. .Robert White Van Wyck. 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Samuel Van Wyck. 

June 30, 1892. .William Van Wyck. 

Dec. 22, 1887. .John Hayden Visscher. y^ 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Alfred M. Voorhees. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Frank S. Voorhees. 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Judah Back Voorhees. 

Dec. 7, 1888. .William K. Voorhees. 

Jan. 7, 1892. .Cornelius Derrom Vreeland. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Andrew J. Whitbeck. ^^ 

Oct. 24, i885..Peter Wyckoff. 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Richard J. Berry Flatbush. 

Mar. 26, 1891 . . Robert Lefferts " 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . Peter Kouwenhouen Flatland Neck. 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Timothy Ingraham Hubbard Flatlands. 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Charles Van Brunt Fort Hamilton. 

Dec. 23, 1885 . . John Holmes Van Brunt " " 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Teunis Schenck Van Pelt Manor. 

Mar. 26, 1891.. Jacob L. Van Pelt " " 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Townsend Cortelyou Van Pelt. . 



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QUEENS COUNTY. 

Dec. 7, 1888. .William Henry Houghton Amerman, 

Arverne-by-the-Sea. 

June 25, 1885 . .John Everitt Van Nostrand Evergreen. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Joseph Francis Bloodgood Flushing. 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Henry Augustine Bogert " 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Henry Lawrence Bogert " 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .Walter Lawrence Bogert " 

June 30, 1892. .Joseph Hegeman Skillman " 

June 25, 1885 . . John William Somarindyck Glen Cove. 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . John Henry Sutphen Jamaica. 

Mar. 29, 1888. .John Henry Brinckerhoff " 

Mar. 30, 1887 . .William Forman Wyckoff '' 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Francis Duryee Kouwenhouen. . .Long Island City. 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Garret James Garretson Newtown. 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . John Howard Prall , " 



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Oct. 22, 1890 . . Edward Tompkins Hulst Nc\vt( 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Joseph Hegeman Bogart Roslyn. 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Francis Skillman 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Stephen Van Wyck \\ «« 

Mar. 29, 1888 . . Edgar Fitz Randolph Varick Rockville Centre. 

RICHMOND COUNTY. 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . Calvin Decker Van Name Mariners' Harbor. 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Francis Henry Bergen New Brighton. 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Stephen Van Rensselaer Bogert *' " 

Oct. 24, 1889. .James Dumond Van Hoevenberg. . . " " 

Dec. 22, 1887. .William Townsend Van Vredenburgh, " " 

Xov. 9, 1893. .John Jeremiah Van Rensselaer " 

June 2S, 1885.. Alfred De Groot Port Richmond. 

ROCKLAND COUNTY. 

April 30, 1885 . . Frederick Boyd Van Vorst Xvack. 

!Mar. 30, 1887 . .Augustus Marvin Voorhis " 

Mar. 31, 1892 . . Otto Vv'ilhelm Pollitz Westervelt Piermont. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Albert Stephen Zabriskie Sufferns. 

Mar. 27, 1890 . .Isaac Cornelius Haring West Nyack. 

WESTCHESTER COUNTY. 

Jan. 3c, 1890 . . John Jay Viele Bronxville. 

]\Iar. 30, 1893 . .Joseph Hasbrouck Dobbs Ferry. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Maurice A. Viele Katonah. 

Oct. 22, 1890 . . Charles Banta Mount Vernon. 

Oct. 24, 1885 . .Charles Knapp Clearwater " " 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . Josiah H. Zabriskie " " 

April 30, 1885 . . Henry Peek De Graaf Oscawana. 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Angelo Ostrander , Peekskill. 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Harris Ely Adriance Pelham Manor. 

June 25, 1885 . . Thomas Dunkin DeWitt 

Dec. 23, 1885 . . Charles Henry Roosevelt '' 

IslsLT. 30, 1887 . .James Renvrick Brevoort Vonkers. 

Oct. 2S, 1886 . . David Cole 

Mar. 28, 1889.. Frank Howard Cole '' 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . Andrew Deyo " 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . Ezekiel Jan Elting 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . Peter Jacobus Elting 

Mar. 29. 1888 . .William Laing Heermance " 

Dec. 22, 1887 . . Philip Verplanck , 

Mar. 31, 1892 . . John Roger Hegeman Mamaroneck. 



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ORANGE COUNTY. 

Sept. 29, 1892 , . Abram Winfred Bergen Cornwall. 

Oct. 27, 1887 . .William Downs Van Vliet Goshen, 

Mar. 26, 1891 . .Edward Pultz DeWitt Middletown. 

Mar. 26, 1891. .Seymour DeWitt " 

Mar. 26, 1891 . . Thomas King DeWitt " 

Mar. 28, 1889.. John W. Low " 

Nov. 9, 1893 . . Henry Cornelius Hasbrouck Newburgh. 

Mar. 27, 1890 . . John Schoonmaker " 

April 30, 1 887 . . John Dash Van Buren " 

June 25, 1885 . . Selah Reeve Van Duzer " 

Mar. 29, 1888 . . Solomon Van Etten Port Jervis. 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . Charles Francis Van Inwegen " " 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Abram Jansen Hardenbergh Spring House. 

DUTCHESS COUNTY. 

Jan. 30, 1890 . .William Edward Ver Planck Fishkill. 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . James Roosevelt Hyde Park. 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Isaac Reynolds Adriance Poughkeepsie. 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . John Erskin Adriance " 

Dec. 22, 1887 . .William Allen Adriance " 

Jan. 30, 1890 . . Jerome Vernet Deyo " 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Charles Gibbons Douw " 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Edward Elsworth " 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Irving Elting " 

Oct. 22, 1890 . . Alfred Hasbrouck *' 

Dec. 20, 1 886 . . Frank Hasbrouck " 

Nov. 9, 1893 . . Louis Philip Hasbrouck '^ 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Manning Hasbrouck " 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Martin Heermance " 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Johannes Wilson Poucher " 

Dec. 28, 1893 . . Charles Henry Snedeker " 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Edward Storm " 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Acmon Pulaski Van Gieson '' 

Oct. 27, 1887.. Frank Van Kleeck " 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Theodore Van Kleeck 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Benson Van Vliet " 

Dec. 29, 1892 . . Peter Le Fever Van Wagenen " 

Nov. 17, 1885. .Albert Van Wagner " 

Oct. 27, 1887. .DeWitt Heermance. .Rhinebeck. 

Nov. 17, 1885 . .John Howard Suydam. " 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Johnston Livingston de Peyster Tivoli. 

April 6, 1886 . . John Watts de Peyster " 



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Dec. 7, 
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Oct. 25, 
Oct. 25, 
April 30, 
June 15, 
Mar. 28, 
June 30, 
Oct. 25, 
Dec. 20, 
Jan. 7, 
Mar. 26, 
Oct. 22, 
Oct. 27, 
Oct. 25, 
Dec. 23, 
Jan. 7, 
Oct. 25, 
Oct. 25, 
Oct. 24, 
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Jan. 30, 
Mar. 27, 
Jan. 30, 
Nov. 30, 
Dec. 29, 
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ULSTER COUNTY. 

890 . . Jacob Elting Clintoiidalc. 

888 . . Jacob De Puy Has Brouck High Falls. 

891 . . Alvah Deyo Hasbrouck Highland. 

886. .Augustus Hasbrouck Bruyn Kingston. 

886. .Charles Burhans ''^^ 

885 . . Alphonso Trumpborn Clearwater " 

886 . . Samuel Decker Coykendall 

889 . . Thomas Cornell Coykendall " 

890 . . Charles Winegar Crispell " 

886 . . Elijah DuBois 

886 . . Howard Osterhoudt '* 

892 . . Philip Elting " 

891 . . Abraham Hasbrouck '' 

890. .G. D. B. Hasbrouck 

887..DeWitt Roosa 

886 . . Hyman Roosa 

885 . . Augustus Schoonmaker " 

892 . . Frank Montague Van Deusen " 

886 . . Amos Van Etten 

SS6 . . Henry Van Hoevenberg " 

885. John Garnsey Van Slyke 

891 . . Brewster Graham Du Bois Marlborough. 

890. .Joseph Edwin Hasbrouck Modena. 

890 . . Oscar Hasbrouck, Jr. " 

890 . . Jacob Deyo New Paltz. 

890 . . Jesse Elting " 

892. .Daniel Andrew HasBrouck " 

892 . . Howard HasBrouck " 

890 . . Jacob Le Fevre " 

894 . . Charles De La Montanye , Port Ewen. 

889 . . Benjamin Meyer Brink Saugerties. 

888 . . Peter Cantine 



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GREENE COUNTY. 

1893 . . William Wyckoff Schomp Athens 

1893 . . Harmon Van Woert " 

1886 . . Isaac Pruyn Catskill. 

1894 . . Charles Leffingwell Van Loan " 

1887 . . Charles Hopkins Van Orden " 

1890 . . Philip Vernon Van Orden. '' 

1886. .William Van Orden 

1886 . . Evert Van Slyke 



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COLUMBIA COUNTY. 

April 30, 1885 . .Andrew Van Alstyne Chatham Centre. 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Ransom Hollenback Vedder '' " 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Jacob Broadhead Esselstyn Claverack. 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . John Bullock Van Petten " 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Ezra Doane Delamater Hudson. 

Mar. 26, 1 891. .John Coert DuBois 

Mar. 29, 1888 . . Herman Vedder Esselstyn 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Albert Hoysradt 

May 19, 1 887.. Theodore Miller 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Ferdinand Schureman Schenck 

Mar. 30, 1 887 . . Charles King Van Vleck 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Pierre Van Buren Hoes Kinderhook. 

ALBANY COUNTY. 

Dec. 2 2,1 887 . . Albert Van Voast Bensen Albany. 

June 25, 1 885 . . John Bogart " 

Oct. 29, 1891 . . Samuel C. Bradt " 

Oct. 25, 1 886 . . Abraham Van Dyke DeWitt " 

Oct. 25, 1886.. Richard Varick DeWitt " 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . William Burgess Elmendorf " 

Oct. 25, 1886 . . Douw Henry Fonda " 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Edward Anson Groesbeck " 

Dec. 20, 1886 . . Thomas Hun " 

Mar, 27, 1890 . . Edmund Niles Huyck " 

Jan. 30, 1890 . . Francis Conklin Huyck " 

Oct. 25, 1886 . . Abraham Lansing " 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . Gerrit Yates Lansing " 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Isaac DeFreest Lansing " 

June 15, 1886. .John Townsend Lansing " 

Dec. 20, 1886 . . Joseph Alexander Lansing " 

April 30, 1885 . . Peyton Farrell Miller " 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . John Gillespie Myers " 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Charles Lansing Pruyn " 

Dec. 23, 1885 . .John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn " 

Oct. 25, 1886 . . Robert Clarence Pruyn " 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Cebra Quackenbush ^* 

Oct. 22, 1890. .William Nicoll Sill Sanders " 

Dec. 20, 1886 . . Hiram Edward Sickels " 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Jacob Hendriks Ten Eyck " 

Dec. 20, 1886.. James Ten Eyck " 



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Dec. 7, 1.888. .Charles Howard Van Allen Albany. 

June 15, 1886 . . Garret Adam Van Allen ' * * 

Mar. 28, 1889. .William Charles Van Alstyne 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Cornelius Henry Van Antwerp 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Daniel Lewis Van Antwerp 

April 6, 1886 . . John Henry Van Antwerp 

Mar. 28, 1889 . .Thomas Irwin Van Antwerp 

Oct. 25, 1886. .William Meadon Van Antwerp 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Charles Frederick Van Benthuysen 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Charles H. Van Benthuysen 

Oct. 24, 1 885 . . Albert Vander Veer 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Henry Staats Van Santvoord 

Dec. 20, 1886 . .Samuel McCutcheon Van Santvoord 

Mar. 29, 1894. .John Jacob Van Schoonhoven 

Oct. 27, 1885 . . Eugene Van Slyke 

Jan. 30, 1890 . . John Loucks Van Valkenburgh 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Abraham Van Vechten 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Jasper Van Wormer 

Oct. 25, 1886 . . Maurice Edward Viele 

Mar. 26, 1891 . .Edward Willett Visscher 

May 19, 1887 . . Fletcher Vosburgh 

May 19, 1887 . . Miles Woodward Vosburgh 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Jacob Irving Wendell 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Charles Visscher Winne 

Dec. 2 2, 1 887 . . David H. Van Auken Cohoes. 

Mar. 31, 1892. .William Harris Slingerland Slingerlands. 

Mar. 31, 1892. .William Henry Slingerland " 

Mar. 28, 1 889 . . Stephen Schuyler West Troy. 

Mar. 29, i888 . . Adam Tunis Van Vranken " " 

RENSSELAER COUNTY. 

Nov. 9, 1893. .Hooper Cumming Van Vorst Bath-on-Hudson. 

Jan. 7, 1892 . .Barent William, Stryker Castleton. 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Charles Casper Lodewick Greenbush. 

Oct. 27, 1887 . .William Chichester Groesbeck Lansingburgh. 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Charles Rutger De Freest Troy. 

Dec. 22, 1887 . .John Knickerbacker. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Thomas Adams Knickerbacker 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Richard Henry Van Alstyne 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .Rutger Van Denbergh 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Seymour Van Santvoord 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Menzo Edgar Wendell 



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Dec. 7, 1888. .Thomas Low Barhydt. 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Jacob Winne Clute. 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Herman V. Mynderse. 

May 19, 1887.. Simon J. Schermerhorn. 

Oct. 25, 1886.. John Livingston Swits. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .James Reagles Truax. 

Sept. 28, 1892. .Ralph Albert Van Brunt. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Evert Peek Van Epps. 

June 29, 1893. .Henry Van Horn. ^ 

Dec. 23, 1885. .James Albert Van Voast. 

1886. .Abraham A. Van Vorst. 

1890. .George Williamson Van Vranken. 

1892. .Henry Clay Van Zandt. 

1886. .Andrew Truax Veeder. 

1886. .Harman Wortman Veeder. 
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY. 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Martin Van Buren Amsterdam. 

Oct. 24, i886..Walter L. VanDenbergh '' 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . James Voorhees ** 

Dec. 28, 1893 . . William Gunsaul Waldron " 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Willis Wendell 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Alfred De Graaf Fonda. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Frederick Fox Wendell Fort Plain. 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . John Dunlap Wendell " 

May 19, 1887 . .John Henry Starin Fultonville. 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Edward Wemple " 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . John Henry Voorhees Millpoint. 

OTHER PLACES IN NEW YORK STATE. 

Dec. 23, 1 885 . . Jerome De Witt Binghamton. 

Dec. 29, 1882 . . Peter Phillips Burtis Buffalo. 

Dec. 20, 1886 . . Robert Livingston Fryer 

Oct. 24, 1889. .DeWitt Chauncey Le Fevre 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Albert James Myer 

June 15, 1886 . . John Moffat Provoost 

April 6, 1886 . . Sheldon Thompson Viele 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Burr Wendell Cazenovia. 

Dec. 23, 1885 . . John Van Schaick Cobleskill. 



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Nov. 17, 1885. .Isaac Van Winkle Cold Spring'. 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Sutherland UeVVitt l<:imira 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Samuel Hopkins VerPlanck (kncva. 

Mar. 26, 1891. .Joseph Dwight Van Valkenburgh, Jr (;rccnc. 

June 30, 1892 . .Jacob Gould Schurman Ithaca. 

Jan. 30, 1 890 . . De Forest Van Vliet 

Mar. 31, 1892 . . Major Albert Veeder Lyons 

Mar. 29, 1888. , Almon Augustus Van Dusen Mayvillc. 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Levi Hasbrouck Ogdensburgh. 

Oct. 29, 1891 . . Louis Hasbrouck *' 

April 6, 1886 . . George Van Campen Okan. 

Dec. 20, 1886 . . John Richard Van Wagenen Oxford. 

Mar. 26, 1891 . . Greenleaf Scott Van Gorder Tike. 

Dec. 22, 1887 . . Clarkson Crosby Schuyler Plattsbur'^h. 

Nov. 9, 1893 . . Frederick Austin Mandeville Rochester. 

Mar. 26, 1891 . . Edmund French Van Hoesen " 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . Eugene Van Voorhis " 

June 25, 1885 . . John Van Voorhis " 

Nov. 17,1 885 . . Menzo Van Voorhis " 

Dec. 22, 1887 . .Richard Van Voorhis " 

Mar. 29, 1894. .John Henry DeRidder Saratoga Springs. 

Dec. 23, 1885 . .Joseph Perot Hegeman Southold. 

Sept. 29, 1892 . Frank Manley Bonta Syracuse. 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Leonard Harvey Groesbeck " 

Jan. 30, 1890 . . Forbes Heerraans '' 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . John Marsellus " 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Ely Van de Warker 

Oct. 27, 1887.. John Van Duyn " 

Dec. 22, 1887 . . Abram Giles Brower. Utica. 

Sept. 29, 1892. .Cornelius Augustus Waldron Waterford. 

Dec. 20, 1886 . . John Lansing Watertown. 

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HUDSON COUNTY. 

Mar. 26, 1891. .David Schenck Jacobus Hoboken. 

June 15, 1886. .Henry M. T. Beekman Jersey City. 

Mar. 30, 1893 . . Henry H. Brinkerhoff, Jr " 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Charles Adolphus De Witt " 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .John Warren Hardenbergh " 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Isaac Romaine 

Mar. 27, 1890. . Henry Traphagen 



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Mar. 28, 1889 . . De Witt Van Buskirk Jersey City. 

Dec. 23, 1885 . . Paul Duryea Van Cleef 

Oct. 25, 1886 . . Francis Isaac Van der Beek 

Mar. 31, 1892 . . Francis Isaac Van der Beek, Jr 

Oct. 25, 1886 . . Isaac Paulus Van der Beek 

Jan. 30, 1890 . . Henry Lefler Rice Vandyck 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . John Garret Van Home 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Henry Duncan Van Nostrand. .... 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . Garret Daniel Van Reipen 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Cornelius C. Van Reypen 

Mar. 31, 1892 . . Dickinson Miller Van Vorst 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Frank Oldis Van Winkle 

Mar. 29, 1894 . . Marshall Weart Van Winkle 

Oct. 25, 1886 . . George .Clippenger Varick 

Oct. 27, 1887. .William Woolsey Varick 

Mar. 28, 1889. .John Jacob Voorhees 

Mar. 31, 1892 . . Charles Henry Voorhis , 

Dec. 22, 1887 . .William Dil worth Voorhees Bergen Point. 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Alfred Purdy Vredenburgh , . " 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Edward Lawrence Vredenburgh " 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Frank Vredenburgh " 

BERGEN COUNTY. 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . John Ryer Lydecker Bogota. 

Mar. 27, 1889. .Andrew Demarest Bogert Englewood. 

Mar. 29, 1894 . . Charles Wesley Hulst " 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .Nelson Provost Hackensack. 

June 29, 1893 . . Christie Romaine " 

Oct. 25, 1886 . . James Monroe Van Valen " 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . Edward Stagg Leonia. 

April 6, 1886 . . John Quackenbush Mahwah. 

Mar. 27, 1890 . . James C. Cooper , River Edge. 

Dec. 23, 1885 . .George F. Schermerhorn Rutherford. 

Mar. 31, 1892 . .Cornelius Stoutenburgh Cooper. . . . Schraalenburgh. 

Nov. 17, 1885 . . John Paul Paulison Tenafly. 

June 30, 1892 . .William Clarkson Van Antwerp " 

June 29, 1893 . .William Henry Van Antwerp " 

PASSAIC COUNTY. 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . Max de Motte Marsellus Passaic. 

Dec. 20, 1886 . . Cornelius Van Riper " 

Mar. 27, 1890 . . Cornelius Andrew Cadmus Paterson. 



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Dec. 20, 1 886 . . John Hopper Paterson. 

Oct. 24, 1889. .John Henry Hopper *' 

Dec. 20, 1886. .Robert Imlay Hopper " 

Oct. 25, 1886. .John Jacob Morris " 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Percival Raymond Schuyler " 

Dec. 20, 1886. .William Henry Harrison Stryker " 

April 6, 1886 . . George Green Van Blarcom " 

Oct. 25, 1 886.. John Albert Van Winkle •* 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Josiah Pierson Vreeland " 

UNION COUNTY. 

Mar. 29, 1888 . . Frank Bergen Elizabeth. 

Ocr. 24, 1885 . . Charles Crooke Suydam " 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Marshall R. Van Nostrand " 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Seymour Van Nostrand " 

Oct. 24, 1889. .Joseph S. Schoonmaker Plainfield. 

April 30, 1885 . . Deuse Mairs Van Vliet '* 

April 6, 1886 . . Cornelius Vreeland Banta Roselle. 

ESSEX COUNTY. 

Jan. 30, 1890 . .William James Leggett Belleville. 

Mar. 26, 1892 . . George A. Zabriskie Bloomfield. 

Jan. 7, 1892. .Amos Corwin Van Gaasbeek East Orange. 

Mar. 27, 1890 . . Frederick William Nostrand Glen Ridge. 

Dec. 23, 1 885 , . Louis Vacher Booraem Montclair. 

Oct. 25, 1886 . . Robert Colfax Ryerson '' 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Adrian Onderdonk Schoonmaker ** 

Dec. 23, 1885 . . John Couwenhoven Van Cleaf 

Nov. 9, 1893 . . Austin Van Gieson 

Mar. 30, 1 887 . . George Henry Wyckoff 

Mar. 29, 1888 . . Moses J. De Witt Newark. 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Gustavus Abeel Duryea 

Oct. 25, 1886 . . John Nathaniel Jansen 

Mar. 30, 1 887 . . Isaac Heyer Polhemus 

Sept. 29, 1892. .Carlyle Edgar Sutphen 

Dec. 29, 1892 . . Herbert Sands Sutphen 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Paul Frederick Sutphen 

Dec. 29, 1892 . .Theron Yeomans Sutphen 

Dec. 29, 1892 . . Henry Van Arsdale 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Eugene Van der Pool 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Frank Roe Van Nest 

Oct. 22, i8qo. .Cornelius Tunis Williamson 



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June 30, 1892 . . Frank Hamilton Dyckman Orange. 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . Abraham Polhemus " 

Mar. 14, 1885 . .Augustus H. Vanderpoel " 

Oct. 22, 1890 . . David Godwin De Witt South Orange. 

Dec. 20, 1886 . . Bleecker Van Wagenen " 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . Arzy Eben Van Gieson Upper Montclair. 

Dec. 22, 1887 . .Anson Augustus Voorhees Verona. 

June 29, 1893. .John Brower Van Wagenen West Orange. 

MONMOUTH COUNTY. 

Mar. 27, 1890. .George Howard Vanderbeek. Allentown. 

Oct. 24, 1 889 . . Garret B. Conover Englishtown. 

Mar. 30, 1887 . . James Clarence Conover Freehold. 

Mar. 30, 1887. .John Barriclo Conover 

Dec. 9, 1887 . . John Livingston Conover 

Mar. 29, 1888 . . David Demarest Denise 

Oct. 24, 1889. .William Budington Duryea 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . David Vander Veer Perrine 

Oct. 22, 1890 . . William Elsworth Truex 

Dec. 20, 1886 . . David Augustus Vander Veer 

Mar. 29, 1888. .Daniel Polhemus Van Dorn 

Mar. 30, 1887 . .William H. Vredenburgh 

May 19, 1887 . . Frank Bruen Conover , Long Branch. 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Henry H. Longstreet Matawan. 

Jan. 30, 1890 . . Henry Stafford Terhune " 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . David Provoost Van Deventer " 

June 15, 1886 . . Frederick Christian Van Vliet Shrewsbury. 

Dec. 22, 1887 . .Stacy Prickett Conover Wickatunk. 

MIDDLESEX COUNTY. 

Dec. 22, 1887 . . Theodore Burges Booraem New Brunswick. 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . Richard Stevens Conover " 

May 19, 1887 . . William Rankin Duryee " 

Dec. 26, 1889 . . Warren Hardenbergh " 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Abraham Voorhees Schenck " 

Dec. 22, 1887 . .Jacob Charles Van Cleef 

Oct. 27, 1887. .James Henry Van Cleef " 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Adrian Vermeule 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Adrian Vermeule, Jr 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Charles Holbert Voorhees 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . Louis A. Voorhees 

May 19, 1887. .Willard Penfield Voorhees 

June 15, 1886 . . John Woodhull Beekman Perth Amboy. 



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Mar. 29, 1894. .Robert Bayles Kingston. 

May 19, 1887 . .Charles Hageman Voorhees Rocky Hill. 

Dec. 7, 1888.. James J. Bergen Somervillc. 

Mar. 31, 1892 . .Andrew James Hageman ** 

Dec. 28, 1893 . . Arthur Peter Sutphen 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Matthew Henry Vander Veer 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Frederick Nicholas Voorhees 

Mar. 29, 1894. .La Rue Vredenburgh " 

OTHER PLACES IN STATE OF NEW JERSEY. 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Jacob Holmes Longstreet Bordentown. 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Francis Latta Du Bois Bridgeton. 

Dec. 22, 1887 . . Peter L. Voorhees Camden. 

Dec. 22, 1887 . .Peter Van Voorhees " 

Jan. 30, 1890. .John Newton Voorhees Flemington. 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Samuel Mount Schanck Hightstown. 

Nov. 9, 1893 . . Charles Augustus Kip Morristown. 

April 30, 1885 . . George Goelet Kip " 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . Henry William Van Wagenen " 

June 15, 1886. .William Scudder Stryker Trenton. 

Dec. 23, 1885 . . Bennett Van Syckel 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Charles Sloan Van Syckel 

June 15, 1886. .Garret Dorset Wall Vroom 

PENNSYLVANIA. 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . George Weed Barhydt Philadelphia. 

Mar. 30, 1887 . .Thomas DeWitt Cuyler 

May 19, 1887 . . Roswell Randall Hoes 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .William Edward Schenck 

Mar. 26, 1891 . .Louis Younglove Schermerhorn 

Oct. 22, 1890. .Samuel Stanhope Stryker 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .George Howard Vander Beck 

Jan. 30, 1890 . . Charles French Van Horn 

June 25, 1885 . . Eugene Van Loan 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Benjamin Alexander Van Schaick 

Oct. 22,1 890 . . Charles Van Winkle 

Jan. 30, 1890 . . Edmund Carlyle Ver Meulen. 

April 6, 1886 . . Theodore Voorhees 

June 29, 1893. .Moses Bedell Suydam Alleghany City. 

April 6, 1886 . . Thomas Kittera Van Dyke Harrisburg. 



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Dec. 7, 1888 . . William Farrington Suydam Hawley. 

Sept. 29, 1892 . . Wentworth Darcy Vedder Mansfield. 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Remsen Varick Messier Pittsburgh. 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . James Martinus Schoonmaker " 

OTHER STATES. 

Nov. 17, 1885 . .Thomas Francis Bayard Wilmington, Del. 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . Lewis Cass Van de Grift " " 

Oct. 27, 1887 . .Eugene Van Ness Baltimore, Md. 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Caspar Schenck Annapolis, " 

June 30, 1892. .Raymond De Lancey Hasbrouck. . . " " 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .Jacob Rapelye Van Mater Washington, D.C. 

Oct. 27, 1887. .William Knickerbocker Van Reypen " " 

June 25, 1885 . . Stewart Van Vliet " " 

Mar. 29, 1888 . . Ten Eyck De Witt Veeder 

Mar. 29, 1888 . . John Hunn Voorhees " " 

Oct. 24, 1889.. Warder Voorhees " " 

Jan. 7, 1892 . . Samuel Henry Wandell " " 

Oct. 24, 1889 . . Cornelius DeWitt Norfolk, Va. 

Sept. 29, 1892. .Waling Walingson Van Winkle. .Parkersburgh,W.Va. 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Wellington Vrooman " " 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Charles Stuart Vedder Charleston, S. C. 

Jan. 7, 1892 . .Walter Van Benthuysen New Orleans, La. 

Dec. 7, 1888 . . Watson Van Benthuysen " " " 

Mar. 30, 1893. .Justus Abraham Cronkhite Dallas, Texas. 

June 15, 1886 . . Peter Dumont Vroom San Antonio, " 

Dec. 8, 1888. .James Thayer Van Deventer Knoxville, Tenn. 

Mar. 26, 1891 . .Thomas Lenox Van Deventer " 

Dec. 22, 1887 . .Herman John Groesbeck Cincinnati, O. 

Dec. 7, 1888.. James Van Voast " " 

Mar. 26, 1 89 1 . .Thomas May DeWitt Cleveland, " 

Mar. 29, 1894. .James Wilkerson Vandervoort. . . . Harveysburgh, " 

Jan. 30, 1890 . . John Waddell Van Sickle Springfield, " 

Oct. 22, 1890 . . David Demarest Banta , Bloomington, Ind. 

Dec. 7, 1888. .David Buel Knickerbacker Indianapolis, " 

Mar. 31, 1892 . .William Henry Banta Valparaiso, " 

Oct. 27, 1887 . .William Prall Detroit, Mich. 

Jan. 30, 1890 . . Ebenezer Lane Cooper Chicago, 111. 

Dec. 7, 1888. . W. Mortimer Prall St. Louis, Mo. 

Mar. 30, 1887 . .Jacob Craig Van Blarcom 

Oct. 22, 1890 . . Harry Voorhees 

Sept. 29, 1892 . .Jacob Van Orden Baraboo, Wis. 



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Oct. 29, 1891 . . Frederick King Conover Madiscjii, Wis. 

Oct. 22, 1890 . . George Banta Menasha, " 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Francis Bloodgood Milwaukee, " 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . Peter Deyo West Superior, " 

Sept. 29, 1892. .Charles Duane Van Vechten. . .Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Sept. 29, 1892 . . Ralph Van Vechten 

Oct. 24, 1889. .George Bonsfield Provoost. ...... I)ul)U(iue, " 

Sept. 29, 1892. .Charles Knickerbacker Winne. . I''ort Snelling, Minn. 

Oct. 22, 1892 . . Henry Cadmus Stryker Minneajjolis, " 

Nov. 9, 1893. .John Edwards Stryker St. Paul, " 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Paul Van Der Voort Omaha, Nel). 

June 30, 1892. .Henry Moore Teller Central City, Col. 

Mar. 29, 1894. .Clarence Edsall Colorado Springs, " 

Nov. 9, 1893 . . Thomas Henry Edsall 

Mar. 26, 1891 . . Aaron Hale Cronkhite Denver, " 

Jan. 7, 1892 . .Aaron Hale Cronkhite, Jr 

Mar. 26, 1891 . .Theodore F. Van Wagenen " '* 

Mar. 31, 1892. .Albert Franklin Banta .St. Johns, Arizona. 

Mar. 28, 1889 . . George Tobias Myers Portland, Oregon. 

Mar. 27, 1890. .Alfred Hasbrouck, Jr Van Couver, Washington. 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Andrew Gormley Myers Fort Jones, Cal. 

Dec. 20, 1886 . . Frank Van Vleek Los Angeles, " 

Jan. 30, 1890 . . James Harmon Hoose Pasadena, 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .John Wesley Vandevort ,.... 

June 30, 1892 . . Richard Varick Dey San Francisco, " 

Dec. 7, 1888.. William K. Van Alen " 

Dec. 22, 1887 . . David Depeyster Acker Santa Monica, 



IN MKMORIAM. 



Date of Date of 

Election. Death. 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Theodore Romeyn Westbrook. .Kingston, N. Y Oct. 6, 1885 

June 25, 1885. .Stephen Melancthon Ostrander. .Brooklyn, N. Y Nov. 19, 1885 

Mar. 14, 1885, .John D. Van Buren Newburgh, N. Y. . .Dec. I, 1885 

Dec. 23, 1885. .James Westervelt Quackenbush.Hackensack, N. J. .Mar. 6, 1886 



Mar. 14, 1885. .Augustus W. Wynkoop Kinderhook, N. Y. .April 18, 1886 

Mar. 14, 1885. .David Van Nostrand New York June 14, 1886 

Mar. 14, 1885. .John Thurman Van Wyck New York Nov. 23, 1886 

Dec. 23, 1885.. John Van Vorst Jersey City, N.J... Feb. 4, 1887 



June 25, 1885. .Bartow White Van Voorhis New York April27, 1887 

Mar. 14, 1885. .William Van Wyck New York May 28, 1887 

June 25, 1885. .Clarence R. Van Benthuysen. . .New York July 18, 1887 

June 25, 1885. .Aaron J. Vanderpoel New York Aug. 22, 1887 

April 30, 1885. .Cornelius V. S. Roosevelt South Orange, N. J. Sept. 30, 1887 

Dec. 20, 1886. .Barent Arent Mynderse Schenectady, N. Y. .Oct. 2, 1887 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Theodore Romeyn Varick Jersey City, N. J.. .Nov. 23, 1887 

Oct. 27, 1887 . . Henry James Ten Eyck Albany, N. Y Nov. 29, 1887 

Mar. 14, 1885.. Henry H. Van Dyke New York Jan. 23, 1888 

Oct. 27, 1887.. David D. Acker New York Mar. 23, 1888 

Dec. 20, 1886. .George Washington Schuyler. . .Ithaca, N. Y. . . Mar. 29, 1888 



Dec. 23, 1885. .Benjamin Stevens Van Wyck. . .New York.. . . -Aug. 31, 1888 

Mar. 29, 1888.. Henry R. Low Middletown, N. Y..Dec. i, 1888 

April 30, 1885. .W. A. Ogden Hegeman New York Dec, 24, 1888 

Dec. 7, 1888. .John J. Van Nostrand Brooklyn, N. Y Jan. 7, 1889 

Dec. 23, 1885. .Abraham Lott Brooklyn, N. Y Jan. 13, 1889 

June 25, 1885. .John Voorhees Van Woert New York Jan. 24, 1889 

June 25, 1885. .Gardiner Baker Van Vorst New York Feb. 5, 1889 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Edward Y. Lansing Albany, N. Y Mar. 8, 1889 

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Oct. 25, 1886. .Cornelius Marius Schoonmakcr. Kin^stcjn, N. \'....Maf. 15, 1889 
May 19, 1887. .Theodore C. Vermilye Statcn Island, N. V.Mar. 31. i38() 



April 30, 1885. .Garret Lansing Schuyler New York April 20, 1889 

Mar. 28, 1889. .James Riker Waverly, N. Y July 3, 1889 

April 6, 1886. .Martin John Ryerson Bloomin^dale, N. J.July 30, 1889 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Augustus A. llardenbergh Jersey City, N. J.. .Oct. 5, 1889 

June 20, 1885. .Hooper Cumming Van Vorst. . . .New York Oct. 26, 1889 

Mar, 30, 1887. .John Waling Van Winkle Passaic, N. J Nov. 2, 1889 

Oct. 27, 1887. .John Enders Voorhees Amsterdam, N. Y. .Nov. 26, 1889 

June 25, 1885. .Abram Bovee Van Dusen New York Dec. 19, 1089 

April 30, 1885. .Henry Jacob Schenck New York Dec. 30, 1889 

April 6, 1886. .William Voorhis Nyack, N. Y Jan. 4, 1890 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Louis V. D. Hardenbergh Brooklyn, N. Y Jan. 4, 1890 

Dec. 22, 1887. .John H. Suydam New York Jan. 8, 1890 

Dec. 22, 1887. .John Schermerhom Schenectady, N. Y.Jan. 27, 1890 

Dec. 8, 1888. .William Bross Chicago, 111 Jan. 28, 1890 

Mar. 30, 1887. .John Barent Visscher Albany, N. Y Jan. 31, 1890 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Edgar Van Benthuysen New Orleans, La. . .Mar. 2r, 1890 



Dec. 23, 1885. .Henry Everett Roosevelt New York April 29, 1890 

May 19, 1887. .Thomas Storm New York May i, 1890 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Sidney De Kay Staten Island Aug. 30, 1890 

Dec. 8, 1888. .George W. Van Vlack Palatine B'dge.N.Y. Sept. 7, 1890 

Jan. 30, 1890. .Edward Van Kleeck Poughkeepsie, N.Y.Nov. 13, 1890 

June 25, 1885. Jacob W. Hoysradt. Hudson, N. Y Nov. 15, 1890 

May 19, 1887. .Cornelius Rapelye Astoria, N. Y Nov. 20, 1890 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Nicoll Floyd Elmendorf. New York Nov. 25, 1890 

Oct. 25, 1886.. Charles B. Lansing Albany, N. Y Dec. i, 1890 

Oct. 27, 1887. .Coert Du Bois New York Jan. 1,1891 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Charles E. Conover Middletown, N. J.. Jan. 9, 1891 

Dec. 20, 1886. .Leonard G. Hun Albany, N. Y Mar 11, 1891 



April 6, 1886.. George G. DeWitt Nyack, N. Y April 22,1891 

Mar. 29, 1888.. Hugh B. Van Deventer New York April 27,1891 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Peter Van Schaick Pruyn Kinderhook, N. Y.May 2, 1891 

Nov. 17, 1885. .Henry Jackson Van Dyke Brooklyn, N. Y. . . . May 25, 1891 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Charles Livingston Acker New York May 26, 1891 

Mar. 29, 1888.. John Baker Stevens New York June 10, 1891 

April 6, 1 886.. Garret Van Nostrand Nyack, N. Y June 15, 1891 

Dec. 22, 1887.. John Peter Adriance Poughkeepsie, N. Y.June iS, 1S91 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Eugene Du Bois Staten Island, N. Y.June 26, 1891 

Oct. 27, 1887.. Henry W. Teller Pompton Pl'ns, N.J.July 2, 1891 

Oct. 25, 1886.. George Washington Van Slyke.. Albany, N. Y Aug. 11, 1 891 

Dec. 7, 1888.. Jacob Glen Sanders Albany, N. Y Sept. 28, 1891 



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Oct. 22, 1890. .Anthony G. Van Schaick Chicago, 111 .Oct. 13, 1891 

Dec. 23, 1885. .William Harrison Van Wyck. . .New York Nov. 15, 1891 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Peter Van Vranken Fort Albany, N. Y Dec. 13, 1891 

April 30, 1885. .Jacob Dyckman Vermilye New York Jan. 2, 1892 

Mar. 28, 1889. .John Nelson Van Wagner. .... .Troy, N. Y Feb. 7, 1892 

Mar, 26, 1891. .Junius Schenck Brooklyn, N. Y. . . .Feb, 15, 1892 

June 15, 1886. .Van Wyck Brinckerhoff New York Feb. 25, 1892 

April 6, 1886. .Nicholas Van Slyck Providence, R. I. . .Mar. 3, 1892 

Dec. 23, 1885, .Samuel Van Benschoten Brooklyn, N. Y. . . .Mar. 12, 1892 



June 15, 1886. .Henry Lienau Booraem New Br's wick, N.J.April 9, 1892 

Mar. 14, 1885. .Edward Electus Van Auken, . . .New York April 29, 1892 

Nov. 30, 1890. .Samuel Bowne Duryea .Brooklyn, N. Y. . . .June 7, 1892 

Oct. 29, 1891 . .William Brownlee Voorhees Blauwenburgh, N.J.June 13, 1892 

June 25, 1885. .Elias William Van Voorhees New York Sept. 21, 1892 

Mar. 28, 1889. .Alfred Vredenburgh Bayonne, N. J Oct. ii, 1892 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Giles Yates Vander Bogert Schenectady, N. Y.Nov. 4, 1892 

Jan. 30, 1890.. Thomas Beekman Heermans. . .Syracuse, N. Y....Dec. i, 1892 

Mar 29, 1888. .William Dominick Garrison. . . .New York Dec. 2, 1892 

Dec. 23, 1885. .Nicholas Latrobe Roosevelt. . . .New York Dec. 13, 1892 

April 6, 1886 . . Isaac I. Vander Beck Jersey City, N.J... Feb. 8, 1893 

Dec. 22, 1887. .Charles Henry Voorhees.. ..... .New York Mar. 9, 1893 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Peter Labagh Vander Veer Santa Fe, N. M Mar. 16, 1893 

Dec. 20, 1886. .Gerrit Hubert Van Wagenen Rye, N. Y Mar. 29, 1893 



Mar. 27, 1890. .John Lefferts Flatbush, N. Y April 18, 1893 

Oct. 21, 1889. .George Titus Haring Allendale, N. J May 7, 1893 

Jan. 30, 1890. .George Pine DeBevoise Denver, Col May 20, 1893 

June 15, 1886. .Theodore V. Van Heusen. . . . . .Albany, N. Y June 15, 1893 

April 30, 1885. .Lawrence Van der Veer Rocky Hill, N. J. .June 21, 1893 

Oct. 25, 1886. .Stephen W. Van Winkle Paterson, N. J June 28, 1893 

Oct. 22, 1890 - .William Vandever Venturia, Cal July 23, 1893 

April 6, 1886. .John Banta New York July 26, 1893 

Dec. 7, 1888. .Thomas Doremus Messier Pittsburgh, Pa Aug, 11, 1893 

June 15, 1886. .John Evert De Witt Portland, Me. Aug. 30, 1893 

Mar. 26, 1891. .Wynford Van Gaasbeck New York Sept. 5, 1893 

Mar. 30, 1893. .Richard Amerman Flatbush, N. Y Oct. 6, 1893 

Mar. 30, 1887. .Willard Charles Marselius Albany, N. Y Dec. 24, 1893 

May 27, 1890. .Gardiner Van Nostrand Newburgh, N. Y. ..Jan. i, 1894 

April 6, 1886. .John Hancock Riker New York Jan. 26, 1894