Document: Patent of Jacob Wolphertsen van Couwenhoven for land on Long Island

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Patent. Jacob Wolphertsen (van Couwenhoven); 10 morgens and 48 rods of land at the East river on Long Island, adjoining Cornelis Direcksen, the ferryman.

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Jacob Wolphertsz a piece of land located upon Long Island on the East River, where the land of Cornells Dircksz, the ferryman, borders on the west; extending from the said ferryman's land E. by S. along the river 56 rods and along the same towards the woods S. by E. 132 rods with a width back in the woods of 40 rods and on the east side N. by W. 120 rods; containing 10 morgens and 48 rods, with the express condition and stipulation etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 3 July 1643.

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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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