Patent to Burger Jorisz

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have conceded and granted to Burger Jorissen a lot located on the island of Manhattan on the bank of the East River east of the fort, extending east 11 rods and north 10 rods, being an uneven square; containing 110 rods of land, with the express condition and stipulation etc...

Done in Fort Amsterdam 28 April 1643.


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.