Patent to Samuel Edsall

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted unto Samuel Edsall a lot lying within this city of Amsterdam, bounded on the west side by Hendrick Jansz Smit and on the east side by Nicolaes Backer; its breadth on the street or north side is 2 rods, 3 feet, 2½ inches; on the east its length is 3 rods, 5 feet, 5 inches; its breadth on the south side is 2 rods, 5 inches; and its length on the west side is 5 rods; with the express conditions, etc...

Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 20 June 1656.


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.