Indian deed to Andries Hudde and Wolphert Gerritsz for land on Long Island

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We, director and council of New Netherland, etc...herewith testify and declare, that today, date underwritten, before us personally appeared Tenkirau, Ketamau, Ararikan, Awachkouw, Warinckehinck, Wappittawackenis, Ehetyn, as owners; Pennawys, Kakappetteno being present as chiefs of the district, and declared that voluntarily and advisedly, by special order of the rulers and with consent of the community, for certain merchandise, which they acknowledge to have received into their hands and power to their full satisfaction and contentment before the passing hereof, they have transferred, ceded, surrendered and conveyed as lawful, true and free possession, as they herewith transfer, cede, surrender and convey to and for the behoof of Andries Hudde and Wolphert Gerritsz the westernmost of the flats called Keskateuw belonging to them on the island 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 into the woods and in width from a certain marsh, included, almost west also into the woods, with all action, rights and privileges etc...

Done on the island of Manahatas, 16 June 1636.

W. V. Twiller
Jacobus van Corler
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.