Patent to Jan Negro

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Jan Negro, who came with the Captain, a certain piece of land located on the island of Manhattan; its length along the public wagon road is 200 paces and the breadth is 325 paces; it extends to the end of Dr. Hans's house which stands on his plantation, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 26 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.