Document: Patent of George Rapaelje for land on Long Island

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Patent. George Rapaelje; 167 morgens, 406 rods of land, called Runnegaconck, at the bight of Merechkawick, on Long Island (Brooklyn).

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... conceded and granted to Gorge Rapaelje a piece of land named Rumegaconck formerly purchased from the Indians as appears by the conveyance; located on Long Island at the bay of Merechkawick, east of Jan Monfoort's land; extending past the aforesaid's land southward into the woods 242 rods by the stream and marsh; easterly 390 rods; and the fresh marsh 202 rods south into the woods; and behind in the woods 384 rods westward, with some points at the marsh; containing altogether 167 morgens 406 rods; with the express condition and stipulation that etc...

Done the 17 June 1643 in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

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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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