The Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680


This translation of the journal of Jasper Danckaerts and his companion Peter Sluyter (members of a religious sect known as the Labadists) describes their travels through the middle colonies (1679-1680) in search of a suitable site for a Labadist settlement. This journal elucidates an obscure episode in religious history with discussions of incidents, the significant figures, and social conditions in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Boston. The text is enhanced by two foldouts-a facsimile of a drawing of Brooklyn and a portion of Herrmann's map of Maryland from 1673.


Bartlett Burleigh James, B.D. Ph.D., & J. Franklin Jameson, Ph.D., LL.D.


(1913), 2021, 5½x8½, paper, index, 313 pp.

 ISBN: 9780788417641