Power of attorney from Wybrant Harmansen to Warnaer Francen to receive money due him 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 ] Wybrant Harmansen, seaman on board the Neptunes lying in the roadstead here, who appoints and empowers as he hereby does appoint and empower, Warnaer Francen in his, the principal’s, name to demand and collect from the honorable directors of the General Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of one hundred and three guilders, fourteen stivers, ten pennies, due him as balance of the annexed account, on receipt of which Werner Fransen shall execute a discharge; he, the principal, holding as valid whatever shall be done and transacted herein by the principal. Thus done and signed in the record the first of September anno 1643, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Wybrant Harmansen


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.