Patent to Groot Manuel

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Groot Manuel, Negro, a certain piece of land located on the island of Manhattan on the east end of Tosschyn Briel's land; it extends along the land of Anna Negra east a little south 67 rods; south east by east a little south 14 rods; south a little west 24 rods; west 51 rods; west north west 40 rods along the end of the aforesaid Briel's land; and further to the place of beginning north north east 25 rods; amounting in all to 4 morgens, 386 rods, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 19 October 1645.


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.