Document: Patent of Wouter van Twiller for Nut Island (Governor's Island)

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Document ID
NYSA_A1880-78_VGG_0017
Description

Patent. Wouter van Twiller, director; Nut Island, in Indian called Pagganck (Governor's Island, N. Y.).

Document Date
1637-06-16
Document Date (Date Type)
1637-06-16
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Translation
Translation

We, director and council of New Netherland etc., herewith testify and declare, that today, date underwritten, before us personally appeared Cacapeteyno and Pewihas as owners and declared, that voluntarily and advisedly, by special order of the rulers and with consent of the community at Keshaechquereren, for certain goods, which they acknowledge to have received into their hands and power to their full contentment and satisfaction, they have transferred, ceded, surrendered and conveyed to and for the behoof of Wouter van Twiller, director general of New Netherland, Nut Island, in the Indian tongue called Pagganck, located opposite the island of the Manahatas between the North and East Rivers of New Netherland, with all the action, rights and privileges, etc.

Done on the island of Manhattan, this 16 June 1637.

Jacob van Corler
Andries Hudde
Jacus Bentyn
Claes van Elslant

Translation Superscripts
None
References

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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Wouter van Twiller
To Party 1 Entity
To Party 1 Entity Role
From Party 1
From Party 1 Entity Role
From Party 2
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Cacapeteyno and Pewihas as owners and declared, that voluntarily and advisedly, by special order of the rulers and with consent of the community at Keshaechquereren
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