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Unformatted text preview: seemed desirable terrain. Even in 1708, after the Dutch had been dispossessed by the English and eight affluent and well-connected individuals-among them Johannis Hardenbergh of Kingston for whom their Hardenbergh Patent was named-were granted some million and one-half acres of Catskill mountain land by Edward Hyde, Colonial Governor of New York and representative of Queen Anne, no rush to purchase or lease this land ensued....
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- Spring '09