Power of attorney from Sander Leendersen to Michiel Jansen to collect money from the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary ] [1] of New Netherland, appeared Sander Leenderssen, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses declared that he had empowered, as he does empower ] hereby, Michiel Janssen, inhabitant here, in his, the principal’s, name to demand and collect all such moneys as are due the principal by the honorable Company; on payment of which moneys to Michiel Janssen, or his substitute, he may execute a receipt therefor, which shall be valid, the principal ] holding also valid whatever shall be done in the matter. Dated the 10th of June anno 1647, in Fort Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Sander Lenrsen
Adriaen van Tienhoven
Johannes Rodenborg
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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.