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Dongan, Thomas (1634-1715) Land patent for Robert Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00135 Author/Creator: Dongan, Thomas (1634-1715) Place Written: Fort James, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1685/08/27 Pagination: 4 p. 31.7 x 20.4 cm

Summary of Content: An expansion of Livingston's original tract of land at the Roeloffe Johnsons Kill to add an additional 600 acres of land (these being adjacent to the furthest expanse of the Province of New York on the border with Connecticut, but not adjacent to his previous grant of land) for an annual rent of eight shillings. Copy of GLC 3107.01.00129. Certified as a true copy by Robert [Harpun] on p.4. Docketed on verso.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Land TransactionContractFinance

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