Power of attorney from Abraham Martensen to Jan Willemsen Bos to collect wages from the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Abraham Martensen, from Amsterdam, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Jan Willemsen Bos in his, the principal’s, name to demand and collect from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of one hundred and forty guilders, earned by the principal on board the ship T’Amandare. On payment of this sum by their honors to the attorney he, Jan Willemsen Bos, may execute a receipt therefor, which shall be valid, he, the principal, holding valid whatever shall be done in the matter aforesaid by Jan Willemsz Bos. The original hereof in the record is signed by the principal in the presence of Abram Planc and Adriaen van Tienhoven, the 6th of December anno 1646, at New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Abram Martensen
This power of attorney is canceled.


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.