Power of attorney from Fredrick Lubbersen to Claes Jansen to collect money due to him from the heirs of Jan Helt at Amsterdam

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Fredrick Lubbersen, a resident of the island of Manhatans, who appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, his brother-in-law, Claes Jansen of Amsterdam, to demand and receive at Amsterdam from the heirs of the late Jan Helt the sum of three hundred and fifteen guilders due to him, Fredric Lubbertsz, by said Helt, as appears by the bond dated the 15th of August 1647, which sum is for board and goods sold and furnished to said Jan Helt, as more fully appears by the subjoined account. On receipt of said sum by Claes Jansen, he shall have power to execute a receipt in full, if necessary to substitute one or more persons and in case the matter so require to institute legal preceedings, the same as he, the principal, should or could do were he present; he, Fredric Lubbersz further holding as valid whatever shall be done or transacted in the case by his above named attorney, or his substitute. Thus done and signed in the record by the principal and by Jacob Kip and [      ], as witnesses hereto invited,the 17th of August A°. 1648.

Frederick Lubbertsen
Jacob Kip
Johannes Rodenborch ]

Bill of Expenses
For 2 pearls fl. 20
For 2 wildcat fur coats, one for his father and one for his wife's father 30
A Spanish table purchased for him, to be paid for 64
2 squirrelskin coats for his wife 40
Also 3 otters for his wife 24
Also fl.12 paid for a fine beaver for his wife 12
For board and lodging 60
Disbursed to pay his debts 65
Total f1.315


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 3, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1648-1660 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.