Patent to the heirs of Jan Monfort

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted unto the heirs of Jan Monfort a lot lying on the island of Manhattan in the sheep pasture; it is in breadth on the south side 6 rods 4 feet; in length on the west side 5 rods 4½ feet, in breadth on the north side 5 rods 8 feet; in length on the east side 5 rods, with the express conditions, etc...

Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 28 August 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.