Patent to Reyck Leydecker

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted unto Reyck Leydecker a piece of land lying on Long Island in Mespat, beginning at the division of Roeloff Jansen, butcher, and running along the marsh or path southwest and northeast to the mark of Ulderick Engelbort's land which is in breadth 32 rods; in the rear in the woods it is 32 rods in breadth; running into the woods from the path towards the southeast and northwest its length on both sides is 468¾ rods; making together 25 morgens, with the express conditions, etc...

Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 10 December 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 the New Netherland Institute website.