Patent to Pieter van der Linden

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We, Willem Kieft, etc...attest and declare that on this day, date underwritten, we have granted to Pieter van der Linden, tobacco planter, a certain piece of land located on the island of Manhattan where Tonis Cray's land adjoins; beginning from the little stream called "the old wreck" i.e. 't oude vrack ] until Claes Sybrantsen de Veringh, extending along the East River in its breadth north east and south west; containing in breadth along the beach 300 paces, at 3 feet to a pace, with the express conditions, etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 2 August 1640.


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.