Power of attorney from Carsten Jansen Almussen to Augustyn Herrman to collect wages from the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary in New Netherland appointed by the General Chartered West India Company, appeared Carsten Jansen Almussen from Housem,[1] cooper, who sailed out in the year 1644 for the chamber at Amsterdam in the ship De Melckmeyt, and who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appointed and empowered, as he does hereby, Mr. Augustyn Heermans, merchant here, in his, the principal’s, name to ask, demand and collect from the honorable directors of the General Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of forty guilders, earned by him from their honors as cooper on the ship De Melckmeyt, according to the annexed account. Upon receipt of said sum by the attorney or his substitute from their honors above mentioned, he shall have power to execute a discharge for it, which shall be valid; he, the principal, approving whatever shall be done or transacted in the matter by the above mentioned Augustyn or his substitute. In token of the truth the original hereof in the record is signed by Carsten Almussen from Housem, with Adriaen van Tienhoven and Jacob Kip, as witnesses hereto invited, the 19th of June anno 1647, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Carsten Jansen Almussen
Adriaen v. Tienhoven
Jacob Hendricksen Kip
Husum, in Schleswig.


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.