A Classification of American Wealth
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   Succession in the Van Rensselaer dynasty of Rensselaerswyck  

Nicholas Van Rensselaer (1636-1678) entered what would be a childless yet significant union with Alida Schuyler (1656-1729), the daughter of Philip Pieterse Schuyler, progenitor of another powerful Dutch-American family. The significance of this union lies in the event of Alida's subsequent marriage to Robert Livingston, Nicholas' able secretary of Rensselaerwyck who would go on and found


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