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Patent to Willem Beeckman

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted unto Willem Beeckman, schepen of this city, a lot lying beyond the freshwater, where his house now stands; its breadth on the road or south side is 32½ rods; adjoining Augustinius Hermans's land its breadth on the north side is 44 rods; on the east side, adjoining Thomas Hal's land its length is 27 rods, 7 feet; on the west side adjoining Paulus Schrick its length is 42 rods, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 20 June 1656.

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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 the New Netherland Institute website.