Document: Patent of Thomas Bescher for land on Long Island

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Patent. Thomas Bescher; land on Long Island, at the shore of the bay of the North river, about Saphorakan (Brooklyn).

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We, Willem Kieft, etc..., herewith testify and declare, that today, date underwritten, we have granted to Thomas Bescher, tobacco planter, a certain piece of land, located upon the Long Island on the strand of the North River Bay near Saphorakan, stretching in width along the strand from the reed marsh three hundred paces of three feet each and in length the same distance across towards the woods into the thicket with the express condition and stipulation, etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 28 November 1639.

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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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