Resolution concerning the granting of land

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Thursday, 2 May 1652

Upon the petition of Hendrick Fredrick Mansvelt, father-in-law of Francoys Fijn, it was resolved to instruct the director and councilors of New Netherland that if there was no significant disadvantage or loss to the Company by giving away Varckens Hog ] Island,[1] that Francoys Fijn shall be accommodated therewith, and if they see fit to retain it for the above-stated reasons, then they shall show and give to him other suitable land for cultivation.


Renamed Manning's Island; presently Blackwell's Island.


A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.