Patent to Touchyn Briel

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Touchyn Briel a piece of land located on the island of Manhattan containing 11 morgens, 330 rods by the great thicket between the negroes and Tomas de Smit; extending from the aforesaid thicket north east by east along the aforesaid land of Tomas 127 rods; and then to about the negroes west north west 55 rods; and along the aforesaid thicket 55 rods; without regarding some points of no importance along the thicket, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 6 July 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.