Document: Patent of Frerick Lubbertsen for land on Long Island

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Patent. Frerick Lubbertsen; land on Long Island about Werpos, near Merechkawickingh, to Red Hook (Brooklyn).

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Frerick Lubbersz a certain piece of land upon Long Island near Merechkawikingh about Werpos extending in breadth from the kil and marsh that come from Guwanes N. W. by N. and from the strand on the East River S. E. by E. 1,700 paces of three feet each and in length from the head of the aforesaid kil N. E. by E. and S. W. by W. to the Red Hook; under the express condition, that if the Indians shall voluntarily give up the corn land in the aforesaid piece, Frerick Lubbersz shall be allowed to enter upon it in the width and extent of it, without anybody preventing him; on the express condition and stipulation etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 27 May 1640.

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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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Werpos, near Merechkawickingh, to Red Hook (Brooklyn).