The Holland Land Company. Investing in Land in the Nascent United States
(Lukas Ligtenberg) The Low Countries - 2007, № 15, pp. 279-281
In 1790 the banking houses of Van Staphorst, Stadnitski, Van Eeghen and Ten Cate & Vollenhoven sent an agent, Théophile Cazenove, to the new United States and in the course of the next few years he bought about 2.2 million hectares (5.5 million acres) of land for them. The new country which would attract a lot of immigrants looked like a sure investment. But the Dutch venture, which lasted a generation, turned out to be full of risks and uncertainties as well.
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