Document: Patent of Touchyn Briel for land on Manhattan Island

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Patent. Touchyn Briel; 11 morgens, 330 rods of land on the north bank of the Fresh water, Manhattan Island.

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Toechyn Briel a piece of land located between Tomas Sandersz and the Negroes, having on the south end the fresh water or thicket; it extends along the land of the aforesaid Sandersz north east by east 126 rods; and further on somewhat west north west 55 rods; and along the thicket its breadth is 55 rods; amounting in all to 11 morgens, 330 rods, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 19 October 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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