Document: Patent of Peter Ceser Alberto for land on Long Island

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Patent. Peter Ceser (Alberto), Italian; 24 morgens, 420 rods of land at the bight of Merechkawick, Long Island; 1 May, 1647, an additional grant of 220 rods was made to the same, on condition it did not prejudice his neighbors (Brooklyn).

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Pieter Cesar Italiaen a certain piece of land for a tobacco plantation, lying in the bay of Merechkawick, where Peter Monfoort has his land on the east and Michael Picet on the west, extending along the marsh 57 rods and along the land of Peter Monfoor southward into the woods 270 rods; containing 24 morgens 450 rods, with express condition and stipulation etc. . .

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland 17 June 1643.

On the first of May 1647 220 rods of land adjoining the above described piece the same in length and width were granted to Pieter Cesar, provided it does not work prejudice to his neighbors. Signed the same day by Willem Kieft.

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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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