Document: Patent of Philip de Truy for land on Manhattan Island

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Patent. Philip de Truy, court messenger; land near Smith's valley, Manhattan Island.

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We, Willem Kieft, etc..., do attest and declare, that we on this day, the date underwritten, have granted to and bestowed upon Philip De Truy, Court Messenger, a certain piece of land lying on the Island of Manhatans near Smit's marsh where Cornelis Van Tienhoven the secretary is located west south west and Davidt Provoost east north east; extending in breadth from the land of said Tienhoven to Bestevaer's thicket 40 rods of 12 feet to the rod, west south west and east north east, and in its length from the beach 68 rods, north by west and south by north to the land of the aforesaid Davit Provoost; extending in breadth along the beach from Smit's marsh to the fence of Davit Provoost 48 rods, with the express conditions, etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland 22 May 1640.

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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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