Patent to Pieter Jansz and Huych Aertsen

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Pieter Jansz and Huych Aertsen a certain piece of land located between Montange's hay marsh and Tobias's farm; extending from the north corner of the aforesaid marsh in a south south east direction 275 rods, past a spring of water against the high land; and from there till the end of a stream coming out of the North River north east by north along the high hilly land 175 rods; from there to the stream which runs behind the island of Manhattan 120 rods south south east; 70 rods south east and 30 south south east; and along the aforesaid stream to the aforesaid corner of the marsh 200 rods; amounting in all to 74 morgens, 106 rods, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 11 March 1647.


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.