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(Encyclopedia) patroon p?tro?on [Du.,=patron or employer], in American history, the name given to a Dutch landowner in New Netherland who exerted manorial rights in colonial times. To encourage?

Patroon painters

(Encyclopedia) Patroon painters, group of portraitists active in colonial New York from 1715 to 1730. Their work embodied the first clearly American style. The Patroon painters served the Dutch?

Van Rensselaer, Kiliaen

(Encyclopedia) Van Rensselaer, Kiliaen k?l?n v?n r?ns?l?r, r?ns?l?r?, c.1580?1644, Dutch merchant and patroon, b. Amsterdam. He was a wealthy diamond and pearl merchant and helped found (1621)?

Van Rensselaer, Stephen

(Encyclopedia) Van Rensselaer, Stephen, 1764?1839, American political leader and soldier, called the Patroon, b. New York City. He spent some years managing his property, which included most of the?


(Encyclopedia) Delawared?l?wr, ?w?r, one of the Middle Atlantic states of the United States, the country's second smallest state (after Rhode Island). It is bordered by Maryland (W, S), and?

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: July 9, 1804

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark July 8, 1804July 10, 1804July 9, 1804 July the 9th Monday 1804 Sent one man back to the mouth of the River to mark a tree, to let the party on?

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: May 26, 1804

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark May 25, 1804May 27, 1804May 26, 1804 May 26th 1804. Set out at 7 oClock after a hard rain & Wind, & proceed on verry well under Sale.?

New York

(Encyclopedia) New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and?