Patent to Pieter van der Linden

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Pieter van der Linden a certain lot for a house and garden located on the island of Manhattan north of the canal; it extends in length in front from the road or canal 16 rods, 4 feet; northward on to a ditch along the marsh until the road in the front or on the south side 2½ rods, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 12 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 the New Netherland Institute website.