Document: Patent of Ariaen Petersz for a lot on Manhattan Island

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Patent. Ariaen Petersz, from Alckmaer; lot on Manhattan Island, north of the fort.

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Ariaen Pietersz van Alkmaer a lot for a house and garden on the island of Manhattan located north of the fort and bounded on the north by Marten Krugier; it extends on the west end in length 11 rods, 3 feet, 3 inches; on the north side 7 rods, 9 feet; on the east side 9 rods, 9 feet, 8 inches; on the south side 11 rods, 9 feet next to Marten Criger; amounting in all to 103 rods, 3 feet and one inch, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 7 September 1645.

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Translation: Gehring, C. trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vols. GG, HH & II, Land Papers, 1630-1664 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1980).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.

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