Patent to Jan Swaen

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted unto Jan Swaen a piece of land lying on Long Island in Mespat, running southwest and northeast between Claes van Elslant's land and Ensign Dirck Smit's land along the marsh or path which is 25 rods in breadth; running into the woods southeast and northwest it is in length 600 rods; making together 25 morgens, with the express conditions, etc...

Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 15 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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.