Power of attorney from Pieter Jonassen Bronck to Burger Jorissen to oollect debts due to him in New Netherland

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Piter Bronck, who appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Borger Jorissen to ask, demand and collect in his, the principal’s name such debts as the aforesaid Piter Bronck has outstanding in New Netherland; also, if any goods or letters should be sent to him, the principal, from Holland by any ships, the aforesaid attorney shall have power to demand and receive then from such persons as may bring over said goods or letters and to give a discharge in due form on receipt thereof; furthermore, to sue at law if necessary and to substitute one or more persons in his stead, doing in all things as the principal could or might do were he present; and he, Piter Bronck, promises to hold and cause to be held valid whatever shall be done in the matter aforesaid by the attorney or his substitute. This day, the 9th of October anno 1646, in New Netherland.

Pieter Joonason Bronck ]
Cornelis van Tienh.


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.