Patent to Francisco Negro

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Francisco Negro a certain piece of land located on the island of Manhattan bounded on the north by Gerrit Hendricksz and on the south by Antony Congo, Negro; its length along the public road is 200 paces, and its breadth 335 paces, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 25 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.