Caveat against granting Thomas Lovelace certain land near Staten Island

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Read and considered the petition of Jacob Melyn and Jacob Kip, as guardians of the widow of the late Cornelis Melyn, requesting that they may be allowed and granted possession (in consideration of the lands which said Cornelis Melyn reserved to himself when he sold Staten Island to the West India Company) of a certain piece of land situate between the mill-kill and Schutter's Island,[1] and that Thomas Lovelace may be refused said land which they understand he is applying for.
Petitioners shall within 14 days from this date show what right they have to any lands on Staten Island, or to the land allowed to Thomas Lovelace.


At the mouth of Newark bay. — Ed.


Translation: O'Callaghan, E.B., trans./ed., Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York, vol. 2 (Albany: Weed, Parsons: 1858), pp. 569-730 (vol. 23, pp. 1-270 only).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.