Power of attorney from Abraham Isaacksen and Jan Snediger to Lucas Eldersen to collect money from David Davidsen

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Before me, Jacob Kip, in the absence of the secretary appointed by the honorable director and council of New Netherland, appeared Abraham Isaacksen and Jan Snediger, who in the presence of the hereinafter named witnesses declared that they appointed and empowered, as they hereby do appoint and empower, Luycas Eldersen to ask, demand, collect and receive in the name of the said principals from Davidt Davidtsen, residing in the South River of New Netherland, the sum of forty-six merchantable beavers, amounting to three hundred and sixty-eight guilders, due to them, the principals, from the said Davidt Davidtsen by balance according to the accompanying note. On receipt of the aforesaid payment by the above named Luycas Eldersen he shall execute a receipt in full therefor, which shall be valid, and further, in the absence of the principals, do and perform all things necessary for the collection aforesaid as they, the principals, could or might do were they themselves everywhere present, even though the matter required fuller and more specific authority than is herein mentioned. We cause to ratify and to be ratified whatever shall be done and performed in the case above mentioned by the said Luycas Eldersen. Thus done and signed by the principals with Jacob Jansen Huys and Gerrit Jansen, carpenters, as witnesses hereto invited, this 4th of May A° 1651, New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Abraham Verplanck
Jan Snedeker
Jacob Jansen Huys
Gerret Jansen
Jacob Kip


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.