Power of attorney from Dirck Cornelissen Hoochlandt to Volckert Douwesen to receive money due him by the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Cornelis Dircksen Hoochlandt, who appoints and empowers, as he hereby does, Volcker Douwesen, baker, residing in Hasselaer’s alley at Amsterdam, to demand and receive from the honorable directors of the General Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of one hundred Carolus guilders due to him the principal by their honors and to have it entered as paid on the debit side of the Colonists’ Book, No. F, folio 173. On receipt of which above mentioned one hundred guilders from their honors by the above named Volckert Douwesen, he is authorized to execute in the name and on the behalf of the above mentioned Cornelis Dircksz a discharge for the same; he, the principal, further holding as valid whatever shall be done and performed in the case by his above named attorney or his substitute. Thus done and signed by Cornelis Dircksz Hoochlant in the presence of [      ] witnesses hereto invited, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 10th of August anno 1647.

Coernelis Diercksz Hoochlandt
Jacob Hendricksz Kip
Mattheus Capito


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.