Document: Indian deed for a tract of land on Long Island

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Document ID
NYSA_A1880-78_VGG_0052
Description

Indian deed for the land on Long Island from Kynen (Coney) island to Gouwanes along the North river, and from Coney Island along the seashore to Weywittsprittner, and thence north by west and north northwest to Gouwanes aforesaid.

Document Date
1645-09-10
Document Date (Date Type)
1645-09-10
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Translation
Translation

We, Willem Kieft, etc... testify and declare herewith, that today, date underwritten, before us personally appeared Seysey, chief, Sepinto, Ponitaranachgyne, chiefs and owners of the lands between the Coney Island to Gouwanes along the North River and from Coney Island along the seashore to Weywitsprittner and then north by west and north north west to Gouwanes aforesaid, who declared, that with consent and approval of the other Indians, for and in consideration of a certain quantity of merchandise, which they acknowledge to have received to their satisfaction and contentment before the passing hereof, they have transferred, ceded, surrendered and conveyed in true, free and lawful possession to and for the behoof of the noble lords directors of the Chartered West India Company, Department of Amsterdam, the before described parcel of land located upon Long Island, with all the action rights and privileges etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 10 September 1645.

Ponitaranachgyne
Seysey
Oloff Stevensen
Cornells van Tienhoven
Willem Kieft
La Montagne
Sipento

Translation Superscripts
None
References

Translation: Gehring, C. trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vols. GG, HH & II, Land Papers, 1630-1664 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1980).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.

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Chief Ponitaranachgyne
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