Document: Patent of Isaac Deforeest for a lot on Manhattan Island

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Patent. Isaac Deforeest; lot on Manhattan Island.

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Isaack d'Foreest a certain lot of land for a house and garden located on the west side of the lot of Philip Gerard; its breadth on the south side is 2 rods, 5 feet; on the west side 4 rods, one foot; and on the east side 5 rods, 9 feet; and on the north end of this lot there is an alley or passage way 3 rods, 9 feet, 4 inches in length, and 4 feet in breadth; it is located between the lots of the aforesaid Geraerdt and Teunis d'Metsselaer and extends till the entrance or passage way of the garden of this lot, and extends from the aforesaid passage way south one rod, 7 feet and 8 inches; its length on the south side is 10 rods, 8 feet till the lot of Jan Cornelisz; next to the lot of the aforesaid Cornelisz or on the east side the breadth is 5 rods, 3 feet, 3 inches; on the north side its length is 10 rods, 4 feet; its breadth on the west side towards the south is 2 rods, 3 feet, 4 inches; towards the south one rod, 3 feet, 8 inches, westerly one rod, 4 feet, 8 inches; amounting in all to 67 rods, 8 feet, 8 inches, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 5 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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