Friday, December 16, 2005

December 17, 1649

Janneken Melyn wrote to Cornelis Melyn from New Netherland:

[P]oor people have scarcely enough to eat, for no supplies of bread, butter, beef and pork can now be had, except for beaver or silver coin... It is so cold here, that the ink freezes in the pen.


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