Patent to Jacques Corteljou

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted to Jacques Corteljou on behalf of the new village of Werckhooven a parcel of marshland located on Long Island at the easterly point of the bay of the North River opposite Conynen Island; containing, with all the streams, creeks, ponds, reeds, watery and sandy lands, 130 morgens; bounded on the west and northwest sides by the land of Anthony Jansen van Salee; northeast by the creek on which the Gravesend mill stands; east southeast and south by the same creek; southwest by the bay of the North River, with the express conditions, etc...

Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 27 August 1657.

The above patent has been canceled and a document issued as appears on the next page.


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.