Indian deed to Jacobus van Corler for land on Long Island

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We, director and council of New Netherland, etc... testify and declare herewith, that today, date underwritten, before us personally appeared Tirkirauw, Ketamau, Ararykan, Asvachkou, Suarinkehinck, Wappittawackenis, Ehetyn as owners, in presence of Penhawis, Cakapeteynb, as chiefs over the districts and declare, voluntarily and advisedly by special order of the rulers and with consent of the community there, for and in consideration of certain merchandise, which they acknowledge to have received into their hands and possession to their full satisfaction and contentment before the passing hereof, to have transferred, ceded, delivered and conveyed in lawful, true and free possession, as they herewith transfer, cede, deliver and convey to and for the behoof of Jacobus van Corler the middlemost of the three flats belonging to them called Castuteeuw, located on the island by them called Sewanhacky, between the bay of the North river and the East river of New Netherland, stretching in length from a certain stream coming from the sea almost north to the woods and in width from a certain marsh eastwards also into the woods and that with all the action, rights and privileges etc...

Done on the island, the Manahatas, 16 June 1636.

W. V. Twiller.
A. Hudde
Jacus Bentyn
Claes van Elslant


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.