Power of attorney from Harmen Bastiaensen to Isaack de Forest to collect money from Hans Hansen

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Before me, Jacob Hendricksz Kip, clerk of Cornelis van Tienhoven ], secretary of New Netherland, and in the secretary's absence, appeared the worthy Harmen Bastiaensz, carpenter, residing at Fort Orange, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Isaack de Foreest, a resident here, to ask, demand and collect in his, the principal's, name from Hans Hansz, ship carpenter, residing at present on Long Island, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five Carolus guilders, due to him, the principal. On receipt of this above mentioned sum of one hundred and twenty-five guilders by the above named Isaack d' Foreest, he shall have power to execute a formal discharge therefor, which shall be valid. He shall also have power to substitute one or more persons, and if necessary to institute legal proceedings, doing in all things as the case may require; he, the principal, holding valid whatever may be done and performed in the matter aforesaid by the above named attorney or his substitute. He requests an authentic instrument hereof Thus done and signed with the witnesses hereto invited, this 19th of August 1649, New Amsterdam.

Harmen Bastiaen
Joahnnes Rodenborch


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.