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Power of attorney from Laurens Christiaensen to Gerrit Arentsen to collect wages earned by him in the service of the WIC in Brazil

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Laurens Cristiaensz from Copenhagen, who declares that he empowers, as he does hereby, Gerrit Arentsz, merchant at Amsterdam, to demand and receive from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company in Amsterdam the sum of five hundred and twenty-four guilders earned by the above named Laurens Cristiaensz in Fort S. Louis de Marinhan, as per the annexed account. On payment of said moneys by their honors the attorney shall have power to execute a receipt therefor, which shall be valid, the principal further holding as valid whatever shall be done in the matter by Gerrit Arentsz or his order. Thus done and signed by Laurens Cristiaensz in the presence of Jacob Kip and [      ], as witnesses hereto invited, the 2nd of August anno 1647, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

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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.