Patent to Pieter Monfoort

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Pieter Monfoort a certain lot for a house and garden located on the north east side of the canal and bounded on the west side by Jan Monfoort; its breadth on the south side or in front is 7 rods, 6 feet; on the west side its length is 12 rods; on the north side its breadth is 8 rods; and on the east side the length next to Jan Monfoort aforesaid; amounting in all to 91 rods, 2 feet, 6 inches, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 16 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.