Patent to Andries Hudde for land on Manhattan Island

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We, director and council of New Netherland etc., herewith testify and declare, that by virtue of the Freedoms and Exemptions granted to Patroons, Masters and Private Persons on the 7th of June 1629 we have granted, transferred, ceded and conveyed as lawful, true and free possession, as we herewith transfer, cede, surrender and convey to and for the behoof of Andries Hudde a piece of land containing one hundred morgens, located upon the northeast end of the Island of Manhattan, behind Corler's land, on the condition that he and his successors shall acknowledge the aforesaid lords directors as their masters and patroons and pay, after the end of ten years commencing with the occupation or cultivation of the lands, which he owns, the just tenth part of the produce, given to the land by God and from this time forth for the house and lot deliver annually at Christmas to the director a brace of capons; constituting and substituting etc.

Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland on Manhattan, this 20 July 1638.

Willem Kieft, Dir.


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.