Power of attorney from Robert Humphrey to Gerrit Arentsen to collect wages earned by in the service of the WIC in Brazil

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Robbert ] Unfre of Cornarwen,[1] who appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Gerrit Arentsen to ask, demand, receive and collect in his name from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of one hundred and thirty-six guilders due to and earned by him from their honors in Fort St. Louis de Marinham, as per the account annexed. On payment by their honors of the moneys above mentioned, the attorney shall have power to execute a receipt therefor, which shall avail; he, the principal, holding as valid whatever shall be performed in the case by the above named Gerrit Arentsz or his substitute. Thus done and signed in Fort Amsterdam by Robbert Unfrefn ] and Jacob Hendricksz Kip and Abraham Planck, witnesses hereto invited, the 2nd of August anno 1647, in New Netherland.

Robbert Unfre
Abraham Planck
Jacob K. Kip
Probably intended for Robert Humphrey of Carnarvon, Wales.


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.