Patent to Pieter van Campen

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Pieter van Campen Tamboer ], Negro, a certain piece of land located on the island of Manhattan behind the land of Tosyn Briel; it extends north east by east and north north east 53 rods to the Negroes' land; north north west and north west by north 30 rods; further along the aforesaid Negroes' land west south west 45 rods; and then to the place of beginning south east by south 55 rods; amounting in all to 3 morgens, 225 rods, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 8 April 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.