Power of attorney from Hendrick Jansen to Geurt Servaessen to collect at Amsterdam money due him by Jan Jansen from Rotterdam

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Hendrick Jansen, smith, who appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Geurt Servaessen, residing in Papenbroeck alley at Amsterdam, to ask, demand and collect in his, the principal’s, name in “The Three Peddlars” on Calver street, Amsterdam, the sum of one hundred and eight guilders, five stivers, by virtue of the note and order given therefor by Jan Jansz from Rotterdam, cooper, dated the 2nd of August anno 1647. If the said sum be not paid in “The Three Peddlars” he, Geurt Servaessen, is authorized to apply to the above named Jan Jansz, cooper, and demand and collect the full payment. Also if need require, he may sue at law and prosecute the case to the end. He may likewise, if necessary, substitute one or more persons; he, Hendric Jansen, holding as valid whatever shall be done in the matter by his above named attorney or his substitute. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 9th of August anno 1647.

Heindrick Jans
Jacob H. Kip
David Provoost
Cornelis van Tienhoven


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.