A Classification of American Wealth
History and genealogy of the wealthy families of America - Sponsors

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   New York City merchants - the Costers  

Like Boston or Salem, New York City was a seaport and thus the city became a natural place for international shipping merchants and traders. Nieuw Amsterdam, as the city was known under the Dutch colony, was already thriving with commerce and the old Dutch merchants, Cornelis Steenwyck, Govert Lockermans and the like, were among the colony's richest people. Furs from Albany and produce from the large manorial estates of Upstate New York transited through New York City


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