Document: Patent of Cornelis Melyn for a double lot of land on the island of Manhattan

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Patent. Cornelis Melyn; double lot on the East river, island of Manhattan.

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Cornelis Melyn a lot for two houses and one garden located on the island of Manhattan on the East River where Abel Reddenhaes bounds on the east; its breadth on the river is 5 rods; its length on the west side is 7 rods and one foot; the breadth on the north side or in the rear is 5 rods; on the east side next to the lot of the aforesaid Abel Reddenhaes the length is 7 rods and one foot; through the aforesaid lot runs the common canal 10 geometrical feet till into the East River; amounting altogether to 35 rods and 5 feet, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam, 28 April 1644.

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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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