Power of attorney from Govert Loockemans to Willem de Key to sue Nicolaes Coorn for damages

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, appointed secretary of New Netherland, appeared Govert Loockemans, who appoints and empowers, as he hereby does, Willem de Key to demand and collect in his, the principal's, name from Nicolaes Coorn the claim which he, Govert Loockemans, has against the above mentioned Coorn for the affront and wrong done him, as appears by the affidavit thereof. The attorney is also empowered to sue at law and to act as if the principal were present. Dated the 16th of July 1644, in New Netherland.

Gouert Loockemans
Adriaen van Tienhouen
Cor. van Tienhouen


The original text of this document is wanting. The translation follows with slight variations that made by Dr. E. B. O'Callaghan.


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.