Power of attorney from Edward Agerd to William Harle to collect his pay earned as a soldier in the service of the West India Company at Curaçao

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary in New Netherland, appeared Eduwart ] Adgert from London, soldier, who in presence of the undersigned witnesses, constitutes as he hereby does, Willem Harle from ] Middlesex, also a soldier, his attorney ], with power in his name and behalf to demand and collect from the honorable directors of the General Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of two hundred and sixty-nine Carolus guilders and six stivers, due to him, Eduwart Adgert, by their honors aforesaid, as appears by the account from Curaçao hereto annexed; which aforesaid sum being paid by the above named honorable gentlemen to Willem Harle, he, the attorney, shall then have power to grant a receipt for the payment, which also shall be valid, he, the principal, holding as valid whatever shall be done in the premises by the above named Willem Harle. Thus executed in the presence of Adriaen van Tienhoven and [blank], witnesses invited hereto. Done the 5th of August 1642, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Edward Agerd
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.