Confirmation of letters patent issued to Francisco [d'Angola]

Confirmation by the New York provincial government of an original Dutch letters patent that was issued on March 25, 1647 to Francisco, a Black man, for land in Manhattan. Based on the original letters patent date, this is most likely Francisco d'Angola.
Date Original
October 19 1667
New York State Archives. New York (State). Department of State. Bureau of Miscellaneous Records. Letters patent. 12943-78. Volume 2, page 127.
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