Power of attorney from Tymen Jansen to George Grace to inquire whether any tobacco due to Dirck Corssen Stam was received in Virginia by the late Thomas Jansen Ses, agent of Tymen Jansen

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary ] in New Netherland appointed by the General Chartered West India ] Company, appeared ] Tymen ] Jansen, ship carpenter, to me the secretary well known, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses constitutes and appoints, as he does hereby, Mr. George Grace his attorney ], with power in his, the principal’s, name to demand and inquire how the matter stands between Dirck Corsen Stam and Thomas Jansen Ses, in his life time the principal’s agent in Virginia, especially in regard to a certain note of hand in favor of Dirck Corsen Stam and payable by Captain Volte Brint[1] for the amount of sixteen hundred and thirty pounds of tobacco, which tobacco Thomas Jansen is said to have received an account of the above mentioned Tyman Jansen, who was paid here by Dirc Corsen with the understanding that if any tobacco had been received in Virginia, Dirc Corsen should receive the same, consequently that Dirc Corsen may claim the note of whoever has it; furthermore to demand the receipt which Tomas Jansen Ses has lawfully executed in the matter, in order that everything may appear clear. Therefore, the principal empowers the aforesaid Mr. Grace to inquire into and investigate the matter in all its parts, points and articles, whoever may be the person concerned; likewise, if the case should require it, to institute legal proceedings for the recovery of the note ] before the honorable the governor and council of Virginia and either as plaintiff or defendant to prosecute the case to the end, in order that the matter may be brought to a satisfactory conclusion and proof of the real truth may be furnished by legal instruments; he, the principal, holding as valid whatever shall be done and performed herein by the attorney. In witness whereof this is signed in the record ] by Tymon Jansen and by Gillis de Voocht ] and Gysbert op Dyc as witnesses hereto invited, besides me, the secretary, the 1[2? of December anno] 1642 in New Amsterdam in New Netherland ].

Tymen Jansen
Gillis de Voocht
Gysbert op Dyck
Cornelis van Tienh.
Captain Foulke Brent; see [77].


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.