Document: Patent of Richard Smith for a lot on Manhattan Island

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Patent. Richard Smith; lot on the East river, Manhattan Island.

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Ritchert Smidt a lot located on the island of Manhattan on the East River west of the lot of Tomas Willet; it extends next to the aforesaid lot of Tomas Willet or on the east end 5 rods; in length along the bank on the south 11 rods, one foot and 7 inches; its breadth on the east side is 4 rods 7 feet; on the north side along the wagon road 12 rods and 4 feet; amounting in all to 62 rods, 7 inches, with the express conditions etc...

Done in Fort Amsterdam, 4 July 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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