Document: Patent of Harry Breser for land on the shore of the East river

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Patent. Harry Breser; 16 morgens, 486 rods of land on the shore of the East river, adjoining Claes Dircksen, the ferryman, and running through the maize land to the valley (Brooklyn).

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Herry Breser a piece of land lying on the East River between the land of Cornelis Dircksz, the Ferryman, S. by E. from the strand up 132 rods, E. a little S. 45 rods to the maize land, then through the maize land to the marsh 109 rods, along the marsh N. E. by N. 20 rods, then again towards the woods next to Jan Detten's land W. N. W. to the woods and through them next to Frerick Lubbersz' to the East River N. by W. 120 rods, along the shore to the place of beginning 56 rods; containing 16 morgens 468 rods, with express condition and stipulation etc...

Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 4 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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