Substitute power of attorney from Cornelis Cornelissen Backer to Hendrick Jansen to receive money for Teunis Andriessen from the West India Company

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This day, date underwritten, before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Cornelis Cornelisz Backer from Purmerent, attorney of Teunes Andriesz from Amsterdam, at present pilot on the yacht De Liefde, who declares that by virtue of the power of attorney given to him, the appearer, by the aforesaid Teunis Andriesz on the 9th of April last, he substitutes Handrick Jansen, tailor, to ask, demand and receive from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of eighty-two guilders, sixteen stivers, earned by the aforesaid Teunes Andriessz, according to the account hereto annexed. On payment of the said sum by the honorable directors to the aforesaid Hendrick Jansen, he shall have power to execute a receipt therefor, he, Cornelis Backer, holding as valid whatever shall be done and transacted in the premises by his aforesaid substitute. The original hereof in the record is signed by Cornelis Cornelisz Backer in the presence of the witnesses, the 26th of July anno 1647, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Cornelis Cornelisz Backer
Jacob Kip
Cornelis van Tienhoven


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.