A Way Propounded to Make the poor in these and other Nations happy. By bringing together a fit suitable and well qualified people unto one Household-government, or little-Commonwealth, Wherein every one may keep his propriety, and be imployed in some work or other, as he shall be fit, without being oppressed. Being the way not only to rid these and other nations from idle, evil and disorderly persons, but also from all such that have sought and found out many inventions to live upon the labour of others. Whereunto is also annexed an invitation to the Society, or little Common-wealth

TitleA Way Propounded to Make the poor in these and other Nations happy. By bringing together a fit suitable and well qualified people unto one Household-government, or little-Commonwealth, Wherein every one may keep his propriety, and be imployed in some work or other, as he shall be fit, without being oppressed. Being the way not only to rid these and other nations from idle, evil and disorderly persons, but also from all such that have sought and found out many inventions to live upon the labour of others. Whereunto is also annexed an invitation to the Society, or little Common-wealth
Year for Search1659
Authors[Plockhoy], [Pieter Corneliszoon](ca. 1629-166?)
Tertiary AuthorsPeter Cornelius Van-Zurik-Zee [pseud.]
Date Published[1659]
PublisherPtd. for G.C
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsDutch author, Male author, US author
Annotation

Pamphlet that formed the basis for the first American intentional community founded in 1663 but destroyed in 1664 when the English conquered New Netherland. Goods not to be held in common. No common religious practices. Few laws. Annual election of the Governor. Six hours a day of work; children work a few hours a day to learn a trade.  See also 1659 Plockhoy, The Way to the peace and settlement of these nations.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in John Dowie, “The First Co-operative Commonwealth. Life and Work of Peter Cornelius Plockboy [sic.].” The Co-operative Review 7.40 - 41 (July - September 1933): 155-165; 200-212, which is rpt. as Peter Cornelius Plockboy [sic.] Pioneer of the First Co-operative Commonwealth, 1659. His Life and Works. 2nd ed. as Peter Cornelius Plockboy [sic.] Pioneer of the First Co-operative Commonwealth. Manchester, Eng.: Co-operative Union, [193?], which also includes his An Invitation to the Aforementioned Society, or Little Commonwealth Shewing the Excellency of the True Christian Love and the Folly of all Those Who Consider Not to What End the Lord of Heaven and Earth Hath Created Them. London: Ptd. for the Author, 1660.

Pseudonym

By Peter Cornelius, Van-Zurik-Zee [pseud.]

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Author Note

(ca. 1629-166?)

Full Text

[1659] [Plockhoy, Pieter] (ca. 1629-1664?). A Way Propounded to Make the poor in these and other Nations happy. By bringing together a fit suitable and well qualified people unto one Household-government, or little-Commonwealth, Wherein every one may keep his propriety, and be imployed in some work or other, as he shall be fit, without being oppressed. Being the way not only to rid these and other nations from idle, evil and disorderly persons, but also from all such that have sought and found out many inventions to live upon the labour of others. Whereunto is also annexed an invitation to the Society, or little Common-wealth. By Peter Cornelius, Van-Zurik-Zee [pseud.]. London: Ptd. for G. C. Rpt. in John Dowie, “The First Co-operative Commonwealth. Life and Work of Peter Cornelius Plockboy [sic.].” The Co-operative Review 7.40 - 41 (July - September 1933): 155-165; 200-212, which is rpt. as Peter Cornelius Plockboy [sic.] Pioneer of the First Co-operative Commonwealth, 1659. His Life and Works. 2nd ed. as Peter Cornelius Plockboy [sic.] Pioneer of the First Co-operative Commonwealth. Manchester, Eng.: Co-operative Union, [193?], which also includes his An Invitation to the Aforementioned Society, or Little Commonwealth Shewing the Excellency of the True Christian Love and the Folly of all Those Who Consider Not to What End the Lord of Heaven and Earth Hath Created Them. London: Ptd. for the Author, 1660. L

Pamphlet that formed the basis for the first American intentional community founded in 1663 but destroyed in 1664 when the English conquered New Netherland. Goods not to be held in common. No common religious practices. Few laws. Annual election of the Governor. Six hours a day of work; children work a few hours a day to learn a trade. See also 1659 Plockhoy, The Way to the peace and settlement of these nations.