Patent to Samuel Drisius

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted unto Domine Samuel Drisius a piece of land lying on the island of Manhattan on the west side of the common wagon road in the rear of the burying ground; it is in length on the east side 12 rods 2 feet and on the west side 12 rods 3½ feet; in breadth on the south side 6 rods; and on the north side 6 rods 3½ feet, with the express conditions, etc...

Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 2 July 1654.


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.