Document: Patent of Jan Jansen Schepmoes for land on Manhattan Island

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Patent. Jan Jansen Schepmoes; lot southeast of the fort, Manhattan Island, containing 25 rods, 4 ft.

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have conceded and granted to Jan Jansz Schepmoes a lot located southeast of the fort, extending along the house 2 rods, 4 feet, 4 inches, 5 grains; along the west side 9 rods, 7 inches; the southeast and in breadth along the river 3 rods, one foot, 3 inches; the east side extending in length 9 rods, 2 feet, 5 inches; containing altogether 25 rods, 4 feet, 5 grains; with the express condition and stipulation etc...

Done in Fort Amsterdam the 18 May 1643.

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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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