Two of these count among the very first official, public investments in America - "official" and "public" since they originated with the States General and the stadhouder rather than the WIC.
24) Planning remained necessarily provisional while the Truce remained in effect, yet already by 1619, the States General pledged five ships in anticipation.
28) Toward this end, the fleet would convey official "letters of alliance" ("brieven van alliantie") addressed from the States General to the Indians.
Shortly after the return of the Nassau Fleet, the States General lent its support to a second American initiative, predicated, like the first, on the presumed affinity between the Dutch and the Indians.
The Nassau Fleet "had been embraced by the fleshy arm" of profanity, he wrote to the States General a number of years later.