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    Colonial New York Document Signed in Dutch Regarding the Bronx. One page, 8" x 12", one leaf of bifolia, Fort Amsterdam, December 19, 1662, ink. Accompanied by an English translation contemporary with the original document. Extremely rare 1662 Dutch document, transferring land ownership of a chunk of the Bronx. Document signed by Cornelis Van Ruyven as Secretary of the New Netherlands under the Honorable West India Company, in Dutch. An indenture conveying land in the Bronx from Gertrude Hendricks to Harman Smeeman. The translation reads, in part: "...a parcel of land with the building thereupon, lying in the East River beyond Hellegate, commonly called Bronex Land...". Notarized in wax next to the signature. Very good condition, with toning, edge wear, and mild damp-staining present.

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    October, 2007
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