Patent to Burger Jorisz

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Burger Jorisz a lot at the shore of the East River on the island of Manhattan east of the fort; extending east 11, and north 10 rods, forming an uneven square; amounting to 110 rods of land, with express conditions etc...

Done at 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.