107: 1829 Copy Of 1675 Long Island Indian Land Deed
Title: Manuscript copy executed in 1829 of original 1675 deed confirming the conveyance of land from Setauket Indians to European settlers on Long Island
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."
Heading: (Indian Land Conveyance - Long Island)Place Published: Brookhaven, Long Island
Date Published: 1829
Some chipping along fore-edge causing loss of a few letters; very good.