Patent to Claes Carstensz

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Claes Carstensz land for a plantation, located upon the Long Island behind Jan de Sweet, stretching along the river 217 rods, beginning at the half hook inclusive and towards the woods S. S. W. 180 rods, then S. 45 rods, W. by S. 51 rods and thence to the river N. W. 100 rods; containing 29 morgens 553 rods, in addition to which one-half of the marsh on the kil is also granted to him; with the express condition and stipulation etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 5 September 1645.


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.