Patent to Gerrit Douman

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Gerrit Douman a certain lot for a house and garden located on the island of Manhattan; extending in breadth on the east side along the canal 3 rods, 7½ feet; in length next to the lot of Jan Cornelisz or on the south side 7 rods, 9½ feet; on the west end along the back of Jan Cornelisz' lot 4 rods, one foot; on the north side its length along the road is 7 rods, 9½ feet, with the express conditions etc...

Done in Fort New Amsterdam, 29 November 1646.


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 the New Netherland Institute website.