Patent to Nicasius de Sille

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted unto Nicasius de Sille a parcel of land lying on Long Island in Mespat, beginning at the boundary of Franscoys Douthey's land or a little creek, and running west southwest along Hans Hansen's land and marsh its breadth is 280 rods; to a small swamp; from there into the woods south by east its length is 270 rods; making together 126 morgens; together with a small island lying in the newly settled town of Aernhem which is 100 rods in length, also the marshes adjoining thereto, with the express conditions, etc...

Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 27 March 1656.


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.