Power of attorney from Willem de Key to Hendrick Jansen to collect from the West India Company money earned by Samuel Dougan in Brazil

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Mr. Willem de Key, merchant here, who by virtue of the assignment or transfer dated October 1, 1646, appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Hendrick Jansen, tailor, in his, the principal’s, name to demand and collect from the honorable directors of the General Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of two hundred and forty-three guilders, eighteen stivers, earned from their honors by Samuel Dougan in Fort St. Louis de Marinhan,[1] as appeared by the annexed account. On receipt of the said sum by Hendrick Jansen or his attorney, they shall have power to execute a receipt therefor and guarantee their honors against future claims. Thus done and signed by Mr. de Key in the presence of Jacob Hendricksz [      ], as witnesses hereto invited, the 2nd of August 1647, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Willem de Key
Jacob Leendersen van de Grift
São Luiz de Maranhão, Brazil.


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.