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Patent to Nicasius de Sille

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted unto the Noble Lord Nicasius de Sille a lot lying on the island of Manhattan in the city of New Amsterdam in the Sheep Pasture, where the lots of Mr. Lamontagne, Brian Nuton and Cornelis van Ruyven adjoin on the south southwest side; extending in length along the said lots 24 rods; in front on the northwest by west side to the lot of Cornelis van Tienhoven, which adjoins the aforesaid lot on the north northeast side, in breadth 7 rods 8 feet; and along the lot of the said Van Tienhoven 24 Rhenish rods in breadth; in the rear east by south 3 rods 8 feet, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 22 May 1654.

Anno 1657. 5th December. The above lot was resurveyed by Jacques Corteljou, a sworn surveyor, and found to contain: the west side 98, the north side 340, the south side 364 feet wood measure according to the survey thereof, dated as above.

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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.