Patent to Antony Jansen van Salee

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... herewith testify and declare that on the first of August 1639 we have given and granted to Antony Jansen van Salee 100 morgens of land lying on the bay of the North River upon Long Island opposite Conynen Island, extending along the shore 253 rods, N. N. W., from the shore about N. E. by E. 236 rods, again along a bluff 124 rods about S. E. E., S. W. by W., 24 rods, S. 54 rods, further to the strand S. W. by W. 174 rods, with some points of land lying on the south side; containing 87 morgens, 49½ rods, also a point of land extending southward from the house, surrounded on three sides by marshland, reaching. S. W. by W. 72 rods, S. E. by S. 90 rods being an oblong with some protruding points containing 12 morgens 550½ rods; comprising altogether 100 morgens, under the express condition and stipulation etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland this 27 May 1643.


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 the New Netherland Institute website.