Power of attorney from Jacob Hendricksen Kip to his uncle Harman Hendricksen Drooch to receive money due him by the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Jacob Hendricksen Kip, at present assistant in the service of the honorable West India Company here, who appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, his uncle, Harman Hendricksz Drooch, residing at Amsterdam, to ask, demand and receive in his, the principal’s, name from the honorable directors of the General Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of three hundred and seventy guilders, seventeen stivers, eight pennies, earned by him, Jacob Hendricksen Kip, of the above mentioned directors in New Netherland as appears by the account annexed. On payment of said sum by their honors to the attorney, he may execute a receipt in due form therefor and guarantee their honors against future claims and, if the case require, the above named Harman Hendricksz shall have power to substitute one or more persons and to do what the principal might or could do were he present. Thus done and signed in the record by Jacob Hendricksz Kip in the presence of [      ],as witnesses hereto invited, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Jacob Hendricksz Kip
Augustin Herrman
Adrianus vander Donck


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.