Substitution by Gerrit Douman of Govert Loockermans as attorney for Pieter Jansen to collect money from the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland appeared Sergeant Gerrit Douman, husband and guardian of his wife, Jelletje Sybrants, who in the aforesaid capacity, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses (by virtue of the power of attorney given by Piter Jansen, of Gorcum, to Jelletje Sybrants, dated September 8, 1646, and signed in the record), substitutes and empowers Mr. Govert Loockmans, merchant on the ship De Jager, to demand and collect in his, Douman’s name, in the aforesaid capacity, from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of six hundred and thirty-three guilders due by their honors to the said Piter Jansen, as will more fully appear from the annexed account and assignment and is also mentioned in the above mentioned power of attorney. On payment of which said sum by the honorable directors to the aforesaid Loockmans, he may execute a receipt therefor to their honors, which shall be valid. He, Gerrit Douman aforesaid, promises to hold and to cause to be held good, binding and valid whatever shall be done in the matter by his above mentioned substitute, who is to act herein as he, being personally present, might or could act. Thus done and signed in the record by Gerrit Douman and by Adriaen van Tienhoven and Jacob Kip, as witnesses hereto invited, the 17th of September anno 1646, in New Amsterdam.

Gerrit Douman


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.