Power of attorney from Reynier Dominicus to Jan Willemsen Bos to collect money from the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Reynier Dominicus, from Swynhil,[1] who appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Jan Willemsen Bos to ask, demand and collect in his, the principal’s, name from the honorable directors of the General Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of one hundred and thirty-one guilders, sixteen stivers, earned by the principal on board the ship Tamandare. On payment of said money by their honors to the attorney he, Jan Willemsen Bos, may give a receipt therefor which shall be valid, he, the principal, further approving whatever his attorney shall do in the matter above mentioned. The original hereof in the record is signed by the principal in the presence of Gorge Bacxter and Adriaen van Tienhoven, as witnesses, the 6th of December 1646, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Reinier Domennickes
Geo. Baxter
Adriaen van Tienhoven
Cornelis van Tienhoven
Swinhill, a village in Lanarkshire, Scotland.


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.