Patent to Jorse Rapalye

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Jorse Rapalye a certain lot located on the island of Manhattan; it extends in front on the south side on the street 2 rods; on the west side 8 rods, 5 feet; on the north side 2 rods, 9½ feet; and on the east side 8 rods, 5 feet, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 18 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.