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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Patent of 1662 for Van Slyck's Island, Schenectady

[This information is from Vol. I, p. 315 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Patent of 1662 for Van Slyck's Island, Schenectady

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Photo: Patent of 1662 for Van Slyck's Island, Schenectady

The first patent issued for land in the Mohawk Valley. Given in 1662 by Petrus Stuyvesant, Director General of the Province of New Netherland, to Jan Barentse Wemp and Jacques Cornelise (Van Slyck). The original hangs in the office of the President of Union College, Schenectady.

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