The Winthrop Woman - Chapter Fifteen Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Fifteen Summary

Bess and Daniel Patrick head for New Amsterdam to settle a dispute between the New Haven Colony and the Dutch, who are arguing over which of them has jurisdiction over the land purchased by the Feakes and Patricks. New Amsterdam is fully Dutch, with windmills and wooden shoes.

Captain Underhill, earlier banished from the Bay Colony and from Piscataquah, has now moved to Greenwich, and accuses the Siwanoys of murder, since a Sinawoy brave's body was found with a Dutch murder victim in a ravine. Daniel Patrick and John Underhill, who were formerly comrades, argue over Underhill's wish to attack the Indians, and Daniel decides to put their Greenwich land under Dutch jurisdiction, rather than the New Haven colony.

Robert Feake is having headaches and mental troubles again, so Bess and Daniel go to New Amsterdam together. Daniel sees a French...

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