Power of attorney from Pieter Jurgens to Elias de Raet to receive money due the late Lieut. Jan Bartram by the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary in New Netherland, appointed by the General Chartered West India Company, appeared Pieter Jurgens, as husband of Catrina Lysingh, widow of the late Jan Bartram, in his life time former commander on the island of Curaçao, who in said capacity constituted, as he does hereby, the worshipful Mr. Elias de Raet his attorney ] with power in his name and on his behalf to collect and receive from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of one thousand and thirty-four guilders, ten stivers and ten pennies, earned by Jan Bartram during his service ] at Curaçao, as appears by the account annexed, which sum is due him by virtue of a certain testament and last will executed by the late Jan Bartram in favor of Catrina Lysinc on the sixth of January last; and when the said Mr. de Raet shall have received and obtained the aforesaid sum from the honorable directors above named, he shall have power to execute a receipt and dispose in all things as time and circumstances may require, in such manner as the principal could or should do, were he present, provided that he, the attorney, shall be bound to render an account of all that is above written to the principal, who with Bastiaen Jansen Crol and Gysbert op Dyck has signed the original hereof. Done the 4th of July anno 1642 in Fort Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Pieter Jordensen
Gijsbert op Dijck

[22c (1)] Copy DR.

Laus Deo anno 1641 on the island of Curaçao ]

Johannes Bartram Debit ]

20 August to Jems Cal[      ] for ] wages  ƒ80:-  ]  
Ditto to balance to close this account  ƒ1034:10:10 ] [2]  
ƒ1114:10:10 ]  

Was signed, Jan Claessen van Campenand ] P. Stuyvesant


[22c (2)] [Laus Deo anno] 1641 on the island of Curaçao Credit ]

By wages ] earned by ] him in the year 1639  ƒ257: 4:- 
Ditto ] earned by ] him in the year 1640  ƒ474:– 
ƒ731: 4 
Due from the honorable directors for 7 months, 20 day's wages @ ƒ50 per month, earned by him from the last of December when the books were all closed for the second time to the date hereof when he was discharged from his service  ƒ383:10:10⅔ 
Cornelis van Tienhoven
Not signed by Crol.
See preceding power of attorney.


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.