Patent to Claes Jansen Backer

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted unto Claes Jansen Backer a parcel of land lying at Pavonia, in the rear of the land of Claes Pietersen Cos; extending northeast 120 rods in breadth into the woods; northwest in length 200 rods; its breadth in the rear is 120 rods; making together 40 morgens, with the express conditions, etc...

Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 27 November 1654.


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.