Power of attorney from Augustin Herrman to Isaac Allerton to collect beavers from Governor Johan Prins

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This day, date underwritten, before me, Jacob Kip, in the absence of the secretary appointed by the honorable director general and council of New Netherland, appeared Mr. Augustyn Heerman, merchant here, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses declared that he appointed and empowered, as he does hereby, Mr. Isaack Allerton, at present at the South River of New Netherland, to ask, demand and receive from the honorable Governor Johan Prins, the sum of one hundred and fifty-eight and one half good merchantable winter beavers and one guilder, due the said principal by his honor according to the bond annexed, and to execute a receipt in full therefor, which shall be valid; promising to hold as good and valid whatever shall be done and performed in the case aforesaid by Mr. Isaack Allerton. Thus done and executed by the above mentioned principal in the presence of Mr. Giljaem Verlet and Jacob Jansen Huys, as witnesses hereto invited, who have signed this in the record with the principal, this 12th of May A° 1651, New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Augustin Herrman
Guilliam Varlet
Jacob Jansen Huys
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.