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They shall, from the time they make known the situation Indianapolis Map of the places where they propose to settle colonies, have the preference to all others of the Indianapolis Map absolute property of such lands as they have there chosen, but, in case the situation should not afterward please them, or that they have been mistaken as to the quality of the land, they may, after remonstrating concerning the same to the commander and council there, be at liberty to choose another place.

The Patroons, by virtue of their power, shall and may be permitted, at such places as they shall settle their colonies, to extend their limits four miles along the shore, that is, on one side of a navigable river, or two miles on each side of a river, and so far into the country as the situation of the occupiers will permit; providing and conditioned that the Company keep to themselves the lands lying and remaining between the limits of colonies, to dispose thereof, when and at such time as they shall think proper, in such manner that no person shall be allowed to come within seven or eight miles of them without their consent, unless the situation of the land thereabout were such that the commander and council, for good reasons, should order otherwise; always observing that the first occupiers are not to be prejudiced in the right they have obtained, other than, unless the service of the Company should require it, for the building of fortifications or something of that sort; remaining, moreover, the command of each bay, river, or island of the first-settled colony, under the supreme jurisdiction of their High Mightinesses the States General and the Company.

But that, on the next colonies being settled on the same river or island, they may, in conjunction with the first, appoint one or more council in order to consider what may be necessary for the prosperity of the colonies on the said river and island.

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