Power of attorney from Evert Duyckinck to Hendrick Jansen to collect money due him by the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Evert Duykingh, late assistant and now a freeman, who appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Hendrick Jansen, tailor, to demand and collect in his, the principal’s, name from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of six hundred and seventy-five guilders, ten stivers, earned by him, Evert Duyckingh, in New Netherland of the said directors, as per balance of the annexed account in Book No. F. On receipt of this sum from their honors by the above mentioned Hendrick Jansen, he shall have power to execute a receipt in due form therefor and release their honors from future claims, he, the principal, promising to hold valid whatever shall be done and performed in the matter aforesaid by the above named Hendrick Jansen or his substitute. Thus done and signed in the record by Evert Duykinck in the presence of Jacob Kip and Davit Provoost, witnesses hereto invited, the 2nd of August anno 1647, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Everdt Duyckinck
Jacob H. Kip
David Provoost


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.