Power of attorney from Rev. Everardus Bogardus to Wouter van Twiller to collect money from Jacobus van Curler

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This day, date under ]written, before me, ] Cornelis van ] Tienhoven, secretary in New Netherland for the General Chartered West India Company ], appeared Everardus Bogardus, minister here, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appointed and empowered, as he hereby does appoint and empower, the Hon. Mr. Wouter van Twiller, late director general of New Netherland, in his name and on his behalf to collect, demand and receive from Mr. Jacob van Curler the sum of three hundred and sixty-three Carolus guilders, as appears from the obligation signed by the aforesaid Jacobus van Curler, dated the 28th of September anno 1641;[1] and whenever he, the attorney, shall have obtained and received the aforesaid sum, he shall have power to execute a receipt and discharge for the same; if necessary, institute and carry on legal proceedings in the matter, and furthermore, if it should please him, the attorney, substitute one or more persons in his place ] with the same or like power, he the principal, holding as valid whatever shall be done in the matter aforesaid by the above named attorney or his substitute. in testimony whereof this is signed by the principal and the witnesses hereto invited. Done the 8th of January 1642, in Fort Amsterdam.

E. Boghardus
Harmannus A. Booghardy
Maurits Jans
See N. Y. Col. MSS., 1:277.


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 2, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1647 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.