Permit to Casparus Herrmans to occupy and possess a tract of land on the Delaware river

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...north [      ] a certain Kill named [      ] Kill, which flows from the west, and on the west side by the common woods; so that its width is from Ariens Kill to the aforesaid Appocquenemin Kill, and its length from the riverbank to the source of the Ariens Kill; westward into the woods and then to the south until Appocqueneemins Kill, measuring about 250 morgens.

Which aforesaid piece of land, being in compliance with the aforesaid grant, and moreover, which is in the possession of the aforementioned Casparus Herman, who has built a dewlling house on it and fenced part of it in, I have, therefore, at the request of the aforementioned Herman, given my consent and permission to the same to continue cultivating the aforementioned parcel of land, bounded and situated as described, and to use as his own property provided that he obtain letters-patent and a confirmation for the same from the Honorable Governor. Done at N. Amstel on the South River of N. Netherland.[1]

The 5th of Feb. 1674[2]

Pieter Alrichs


The surviving lower half of this document has been translated from Dutch. Other translation in NYCD 12:517.
This date is new style.


Translation: Gehring, C. trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vols. 20-21, Delaware Papers: English Period, 1664-1682 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1981).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.