The Dutch had to contend with the English claims over American territory. In one form or another, the English laid claim to everything, maybe not so much with the French. It’s unfortunate that the Dutch claims were between those of the French and the English. Add to that the Dutch thought introducing a patroon system was a wise move, and finally a few mishaps with the Indians and placing not so wise Dutch governors in charge. How were the Dutch colonies going to survive?
Director Generals of New Netherland Colony (so far)
1st Cornelius Jacobsen May 1624 -1625
2nd Willem Van Hulst 1625 -1626
3rd Peter Minuit 1626-1631
4th Wouter Van Twiller 1633-1638