Patent to Cornelis van Nes

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted to Cornelis van Nes a piece of land located on Long Island near the village of Amesfoort; beginning at the boundary of Wolphert Gerritsz, which is marked on an oak tree; running along the flats, it extends east southeast and west northwest in breadth 80 rods; behind in the woods it is 80 rods in breadth; running into the woods south by west on both sides 375 rods in length; making altogether 50 morgens.

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 23 May 1659.


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.