Document: Patent of Michael Pauw for Staten Island

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Patent. Michael Pauw; Staten Island.

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Translations are created by Charles Gehring  with assistance from  the New Netherland Institute,  Copyright to the translations is held by the Holland Society of New York.  The translations are hosted online by the New York State Archives.

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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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Krahorat, Tamekap, Tetemakwemama, Wieromies, Siearewach, Sackwewew, Wissipoock, Saheinsios or the young one, were involved in the 'Indian Deed" for Staten Island in 1630. More research needed to determine their tribe, and gender. For now, we have assume
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We, director and council in New-Netherland, etc... testify and declare herewith, that today, date as below, personally appeared Krahorat, Tamekap, Tetemakwemama, Wieromies, Siearewach, Sackwewew, Wissipoock, Saheinsios or the young one, inhabitants, owners and inheritors of the island called by us Staten-Island, on the west side of Hamels Hooftden, who declare that for a certain lot of merchandise, delivered to and received by them before the passing of this act, they have sold, transferred, ceded and delivered as true and lawful freehold, as they herewith according to a bill of sale and contract, transfer, cede, convey and deliver to and for the benefit of Mr. Michiel Paauw, in whose absence we receive it ex officio under the usual conditions; the aforesaid land with its forest, appendencies and dependencies rights and jurisdiction, belonging to them individually or collectively, or which they might derive hereafter, constituting and substituting the aforesaid Mr. Paauw, in their stead and place, giving him actual and real possession thereof, as well as complete and irrevocable authority and special power etc... Done on the island of Manahatas in Fort Amsterdam the 10th of August in the year 1630.

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