Declaration. Claes van Elslant and Cosyn Gerritsen that they saw a herd of cattle which were driven into the swamp near Old John's plantation on the Manhattans, sink over their backs in the marsh. 
November 1 – 31 1643
Van Tienhoven, Cornelis
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Secretary of the Province. Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1660. Series A0270-78. Volume 2, document 90a-b, side 1.
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