Power of attorney from Dirck Cornelissen from Wensveen to Wouter van Twiller to collect money from the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary ] of New Netherland, appeared Dirck Cornelisz from Wensveen ], known to me, the secretary, who in the presence of the undersigned witness appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Wouter van Twiller, late director here, in his, the principal’s, name to demand and collect the sum of three thousand, seven hundred and seventy-one guilders and fourteen pennies, due the principal by balance of the annexed account from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber of Amsterdam; which aforesaid sum being received by the above named Mr. van Twiller, he is empowered to grant a discharge and, if the case require it, to do herein as the principal, if present, might or could do. In confirmation hereof, the original draft in the record is signed by Dirck Cornelisz and the witness hereto invited. Done the 3rd of Oct. anno 1643, in Fort Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Dirck Cornelisz
Gillis de Voocht


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.