Lot 165 of 395:
1829 copy of 1675 Long Island Indian land deed  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$72
Estimate:
$100 - $150

Title:
Manuscript copy executed in 1829 of original 1675 deed confirming the conveyance of land from Setauket Indians to European settlers on Long Island

Author:

Place:
Brookhaven, Long Island

Publisher:

Date:
1829

Description:

2½ pp., in ink, on 4-page folio 11¾x7½".

The deed confirms conveyance of land comprising the town of Brookhaven on Long Island, and was signed by Gie, Setauket sachem, and associated chiefs of the tribe, as wall as by Robert Phillipson and Richared Manor; a further addition to the conveyance, signed by the later two and Ricahrd Woodhull, four days later, assigns the land to the inhabitants of Brookhaven. The conveyance is of great significance to the history of the town, and is printed in the 1840 work, The History of Long Island by Benjamin Franklin Thompson, who calls it "not only a very curious document, but is otherwise of sufficient importance to be preserved in the history of the town."


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some chipping along fore-edge causing loss of a few letters; very good.


 
Item number:
237776
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