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GEORGE the Second, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, king, defender J. Mentgome.

rie, governor, of the faith, &c. To all whom these present letters shall come, greeting :

Whereas, on the twenty-second day of April, Recital of the in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred Gov. Dongan,

of April 22, eighty and six, Thomas' Dongan, then lieutenant 1680. governor and vice-admiral of New York and its dependencies, under our predecessor, James (the second) then king of England, &c. did make and execute a certain grant, or instrument in writing under the seal of the province of New-York, in these words following:

In hæc verb · Thomas Dongan, lieutenant-governor and viceadmiral of New-York, and its dependencies, under his majesty James (the second) by the grace of God, of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, king, defender of the faith, supreme lord and proprietor of the colony and province of New York,

Recital that and its dependencies in America, &c. To all to

the city of whom this shall come, sendeth greeting: Where- New-York is

an ancient city als, the city of New-York, is an ancient city within

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