Power of attorney from Jan Golsten to Hendrick Antonissen to collect money from the Groningen chamber of the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Jan Golsteyn, from Londen,[1] who sailed in the ship Groeningen in December anno 1644, and in the presence of the undersigned witnesses declared that he appointed and empowered, as he does hereby, Hendric Antonissen to ask, demand and collect from the honorable directors of the General Chartered West India Company, chamber at Groningen, the sum of one hundred and seventy-six guilders earned by him on the ship ’t Amandare; also all such sums of money as are still due to the principal from their honors for services in Brazil, as will appear from the account thereof heretofore handed by the principal to Sicke Gillis; on payment of which account by their honors he may execute a receipt therefor, the principal holding valid whatever shall be done in the matter by the above mentioned attorney. The original record hereof is signed by the principal and the witnesses hereto invited the 5th of December anno 1646, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Jan Golsten
Cornelis van Tienhouen
Probably intended for Lunden, in Dithmarschen, Holstein.


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.