Power of attorney from Harman Meyndersen van den Boogaert to his brother-in-law to receive certain moneys in the province of Zeeland

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Before me ], Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary ] in New Netherland appointed by the ] General Chartered West India C ]ompany, appeared ] Harman Meyndersen van den Bogaert ], surgeon, well known ] to me, the secretary, as husband and ] guardian of Jelisjen Claes, from Zierick ]see, who in the presence of the undersigned ] witnesses has appointed and empowered, as he does hereby, Symon Jansen van ] Schouw, his brother-in-law, residing at Amsterdam, to demand and collect all such sums of money as are due to him, the principal, in the capacity aforesaid, on a certain interest-bearing bond (rentebrief) of Claes Jan Neelen, or such other property as may remain to him in the capacity aforesaid in the province of Zeeland; all of which being obtained and received by his aforesaid brother-in-law, he shall have power to grant a discharge and acquittance for the payment, which shall also be valid before all courts, tribunals and judges, and in case the matter may demand it the attorney shall have power to institute legal proceedings and to prosecute the case to the end. Furthermore, the attorney shall have power to substitute another person in his stead, clothed with the same and equal authority, and the principal further (promises to hold as valid whatever] the attorney shall do herein, who shall have power to do everything that the principal might or could do ] were he present. In witness whereof ] the original hereof is signed by the principal and by] Maurits Jansen and Adriaen van Tienhoven ] as witnesses. [Done anno 1642, in Fort Amsterdam, New Netherla]nd.

Harman Meyndersen van den Booghaert
Maurits Janse
Adriaen van Tienhoven


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.