Patent to Johannes la Montangie

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Johannes La Montangie of the Council of New Netherland a piece of land located on the island of Manhattan known by a name in the Indian tongue which signifies in Dutch "flatland" containing 100 morgens in the flats lying between the hills and creek, and a certain point extending between two creeks known by the name of Rechgawanes until the East River; the aforesaid land was cultivated by Hendrick Forrest, deceased, and has been purchased by the aforesaid La Montangie at public auction in the fort for 700 guilders, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 19 May 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.