Power of attorney from Jesse la Montagne to Coenraet van Ceulen to receive money due him by the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Jesse La Montangne, assisted by his father and guardian, Mr. Johannes La Montangne, councillor in New Netherland, who declared in the presence of the undersigned witnesses that he appointed and empowered, as he hereby does appoint and empower ], Mr. Coenraet van Ceulen, merchant at Amsterdam, to ask, demand and receive in the name and on the behalf of the above mentioned Jesse La Montangne from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of nine hundred and forty guilders, ten stivers, earned by the above mentioned Jesse La Montangne from their honors in New Netherland as appears by the annexed account and the Book of Monthly Wages, No. F, p. 51. On payment of said sum of nine hundred and forty guilders by the above mentioned directors to the above named Mr. Coenraet van Ceulen or his substitute they may execute a receipt therefor in due form, he, Jesse La Montangne, promising with his father and guardian, who assists herein, to hold and cause to be held as valid all that the above mentioned Mr. van Ceulen or his substitute shall do or transact in the matter, even though it should require more specific and ample powers than are herein mentioned. Thus done and signed in the record by Jesse La Montangne, assisted by Johannes La Montangne, his father and guardian, in the presence of [      ], as witnesses hereto invited, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 9th of August anno 1647.

La Montagne
Jesse Lamontangne
Augustin Herrman
Jn° Dolling
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.