Erkelens, Gosuinus

Dutch merchant and American sympathizer.

Resided in Connecticut. Wrote an account of the British army’s cruelties that Jonathan Trumbull hoped would attract Dutch support for the United States. Brother-in-law of a friend of Joan Derk van der Capellen tot den Pol; facilitated contact between van der Capellen, Trumbull, and William Livingston.

xxvii, 366n; W. H. de Beaufort, ed., Brieven van en aan Joan Derck van der Capellen van de Poll (Utrecht, 1879), pp. 84-94; Nordholt, Dutch Republic, pp. 26-7.