A successful colony required many things including people who would perform the necessary labor. Trades people came to Rensselaerswyck and provided the colony with finished goods, food, and services. Each document set explores the contributions of a particular trades person to the success of the colony.

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 Bakers

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Tailors

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Surgeons

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Blacksmiths 

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Millers

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Ministers

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Farmers

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Carpenters

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Tavern Keepers


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