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Daily Register of Provisions from the Ship Den Bloesemcoming Out of New England, March 4, 1660

ACCOUNT of provisions purchased by Captain John Allen of New England
Document Description
Daily Register of Provisions from the Ship Den Bloesemcoming out of New England, March 4, 1660.
Document 59 from the Curacao Papers:
Extract from the daily register of the following provisions bought and paid for in cash from the ship Den Bloesemcoming out of New England under Capt. John Alen.1660 4 March on the island of Curacao in Fort Amsterdam, received in the magazine by the commissary Laurens van Ruyven:
9800 lb. fine white English cakes, one piece of eight per hundred weightP 686:-,-
207 ½ skipples of white peas at 1 piece of eight per skippleP 207:4,-
2000 lb. of dried cod at 3 st. per lb.P 125:-,-
2 rolls of tobacco, 83 lb at 6 st. per lb.P  10:3,-
1 barrel of salted meat at 40 gl.P  16:5,-
1 barrel of bacon at 60 gl.P  25:-,-
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Historical Context
The dominant role of the Dutch in the formation of a global trade network began with a series of events which took place in the early 17th century. In 1602, the Dutch East India Company was formed as a means of maximizing trade in the East. Seven years later, in 1609, an English explorer named Henry Hudson claimed a portion of the North American continent for the Dutch. Eventually, the Dutch West India Company was chartered in 1621 in an effort to expand Dutch trading opportunities to the Americas.

With an official investment in expanding trade westward, the Dutch began their domination of the transatlantic trade. Dutch trading ports were established along the South American coast, on Caribbean islands, and in the North American Dutch colony of New Netherland. The combination of these new trading ports with the established trading ports in the East gave the Dutch a vast network of global trade.

Essential Question
How did the system of transatlantic trade meet the basic needs of different Dutch colonial regions?
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Explain why these provisions would have come from New England.