Patent to Nicolaes Willem Stuyvesant

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We, the Director-General and Council, etc... have given and granted to Nicolaes Willem Stuyvesandt a certain lot for a house and garden located in the city of New Amsterdam west of the great highway; bounded on the south by Hendrick van Dyck and on the north by Baltas-Lasar Stuyvesandt; extending along the aforesaid public road in breadth 7½ Rhenish rods; its length on both sides is 20 rods; in the rear on the west side along the North River its breadth is 7½ Rhenish rods, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 20 July 1649.


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.