STATES & CITIES: Stephanus; Uncas

STATES & CITIES

Great was the name of Stephanus Van Cortlandt in the colony of New York in 1680. Great also was the name of Uncas in the colony of Connecticut in 1680. Neighbors, they were both vitally interested in real estate, the Dutchman as a buyer, the Indian as a seller. Though they knew each other by professional reputation, they never met socially, never turned a joint land deal.

Into a New York court fortnight ago went descendants of Stephanus Van Cortlandt seeking justice for his property. Simultaneously into a Connecticut court went...

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