Document: Patent of Peter Montfoort for land on Long Island

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Patent. Peter Montfoort; 25 morgens, 8 rods of land at the bight of Meyrechkawick; 1 May, 1647, an additional grant of 220 rods was made to said Montfoort, provided it was not prejudicial to any plantation at Breuckelen.

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... conceded and granted to Pieter Monfoort a piece of land for a tobacco plantation, located on Long Island in the bay of Meyrechkawick, bounded on the east by Jan Monfoort's property and on the west by Pieter Itiliaen's; extending along the marsh 70 rods into the woods; 220 rods along the land of Jan Monfoort; the breadth in the woods is 70 rods; again to the marsh northward 227 rods along the land of Pieter Itilaender; containing 25 morgens 8 rods; with the express condition and stipulation that etc...

Done the 17 August 1643 in Fort Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Pieter Monfoort is granted A.D. 1647 the first of May an additional 220 rods adjoining the above-written land with the same direction and breadth; provided that it does not work to the prejudice of any plantations in Breuckelen. Was signed the same day by Willem Kieft.

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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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