Patent granted to Cornelis Melyn

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We, William Kieft, etc... have conceded and granted, as we herewith concede and grant (under authority of an edict, issued by the lords directors on the day of July 1640) to Cornelis Melyn the whole of Staten Island located in the bay of the North River of New Netherland, except as much land as is necessary for a farm, which had been granted by us, the director-general and council before the publication of the abovesaid edict, to Davit Pietersz de Vries from Hoorn, and of which land Davit Pietersz de Vries has already taken possession; with the express condition etc... (No date)


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.