Power of attorney from Egbert van Borsum to his brother Cornelis van Borsum to collect wages due him by the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Egbert van Borsum, master of the yacht Prins Willem, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, his brother Cornelis van Borsum, mirror maker, residing in the sign of the Gilded Mirror on Egelantier’s canal at Amsterdam, to ask, demand and collect from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber of Amsterdam, the sum of seven hundred and forty-seven guilders, eighteen stivers, eight pennies, as appears by the Book of Monthly Wages, No. F, and the annexed account, which above mentioned sum the principal earned of the said directors in New Netherland. The attorney may execute a receipt in due form, which shall be valid, he, the principal, promising to hold valid and to cause to be held valid all that his aforesaid brother and attorney, or his substitute, shall do and perform in the matter aforesaid. Thus done and signed in the record by Egbert van Borsum in the presence of Jacob Hendricksz Kip and Jan Domen, witnesses hereto invited, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 2nd of August anno 1647.

Egbert van Borsum
Jacob Hendricksz Kip
Jan Doomen


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.