Power of attorney from Willem de Key to Gerrit Arentsen to collect from the West India Company money earned by Laurens

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Mr. Willem de Key, merchant here, who appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Gerrit Arentsen to ask, demand and receive in his, the principal’s, name on account of Laurens Ackerman from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of one hundred and twenty-three guilders earned by the above named Laurens Ackerman in Fort St. Louis de Marinham, as appears by the account and assignment annexed. On payment thereof, the above mentioned Gerrit Arentsz is empowered to execute a receipt therefor; he, the principal, holding as valid whatever shall be performed in the case by the above mentioned Gerrit Arentsz. Thus done and signed in the record by Mr. Willem de Key and Jacob Kip and  ], witnesses hereto invited, the 2nd of August anno 1647, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Willem de Key
Jacob Leendersen van de Grift


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.