Patent to Pieter Montfoort

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... herewith testify and declare, that today, date underwritten, we have granted to Peter Montfoort a certain piece of land located upon the Long Island, reaching from Jan Montfoort's land to that of Peter Italiaens, in width 300 paces and then directly into the woods, under the express condition and stipulations etc...

Done 29 of May 1641 at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.


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.