Power of attorney from Gysbert Abrahamsen to Beatrix Hermans to collect wages earned

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Gysbert Abrahamsz from Asperen,[1] who sailed in the Princes as a soldier and who is now a mason in New Netherland in the service of the honorable Company, and who in the presence of the undersigned witness appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Bejatres Hermans, residing at Amsterdam, on Boom street, to ask, demand and deceive in his, the principal's, name from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, at the chamber of Amsterdam, the sum of seventy-four guilders, one stiver, 5 1/3 pennies, earned by him, the principal, from their honors on board the ship De Princes, as appears by the accompanying account. On payment of the aforesaid sum by the honorable directors to the above named attorney, she is authorized to execute a receipt in full, which shall be valid, he, Gysbert Abramsz, holding as valid whatever shall be done and performed by the above named Bejatres Hermans or her substitute in the matter above mentioned. Thus done and signed in the record by the above named Gysbert Abramsz, with Jacob Kip and [      ], as witnesses hereto invited, this 19th of September 1648, in New Amsterdam.

Gysbert Abramse
Johannes Rodenborch
Jacob Kip
Cor. van Tienhoven


A small city in the province of South Holland, about 10 miles N.E. of Gorinchem.


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 3, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1648-1660 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.