New Netherland becomes New York
Come to the land to farm where there's no harm
The land of manors
Back in the 17th century, many governors distributed 2 million or more acres of land. Most of the land was in chunks known as, manors. Feudal lords for example, were owners of these manors whom would rent land to tenants and set up courts on their land.
The British are ready for a challenge
Back in my early days of the 17th century, many of my friends and family including myself, were starting to settle in the new colonies. We had been searching for such a long time to find a place to call home. With that being said, we did. After traveling long distances, we arrived to what is now called New York, thanks to the governor that gave the western part of the state to Connecticut which then gave us the remaining of the land. Much of New York was part Dutch and part English and in this case, the governor tried to satisfy both groups. Religious toleration began to attract other people to this new land yet England failed to restore self-government, which kept that attraction away. In 1683, thanks to James, the Duke of New York, allowed New York to have an elective assembly. With many men from this land including my family, joined in the meeting with other English and Dutch men to pass a "Charter of Liberties and Privileges" in which the king had approved. This charter gave everyone the enjoyment to freedom and fulfillment within work, family, and church.
Research taken from:
Of The People