Patchogue Long Island: Printed at the Office of the "Advance" 1880. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Item #027521
viii + errata page + 219 pages. Including much of interest concerning the early settlement of Brookhaven town and surrounds: Indian relations, including the Indian Deed to the town, Wyandance's Deed for Meadow at Mastic, Wyandance to Lion Gardiner-Deed of Beach, land transfers, including Topping's Purchase, Tobacus' Deed for Land on the South Side, Purchase of the Inhabitants of Setawke from Massetewse and the Sunke Squaw, the first Purchase from the Indians; Deed for Old Field, Smithtown Patent and Indian Mayhue's Deed. Also with Colonel William Smith's Patent-1693; Wm. Smith's Deed to Indians at Poospattuck, Drawers of Lots of Meadow at Fire Place, bonds and sale of goods, rules in Churches, taxes, Courts, Early Slavery in Suffolk County, Small Pox, Laying out a Public Highway at Wading River, Partition of Brookfield, the Survey of Brookhaven and much more. The original task for putting together these extracts was given to Benjamin T. Hutchinson, Town Clerk, who died before the job was completed; his daughter Miss Cynthia Hutchinson 'who had aided her father and was familiar with the Records, has furnished the copy for the portion of the volume left uncompleted by her father...' The committee carefully declaims in the Introduction that "The printed proof has been carefully compared with the original Records at the Clerk's Office and the literal copies are reproduced in the printed pages...." Title page with the small previous owner name-stamp of collector George R. Brush M.D., U.S. Navy; in service as a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894. Approx. 6" x 8 1/2" size; full thin leather covered boards, gilt spine titles. Binding worn, scraped, spine covering chipped away and leather dry; front endpaper with old glue residue and torn corner of blank free endpaper; contents in good condition, good reading or reference.