Power of attorney from Charles Morgan to Albert Willem van Sevenhoven to collect from the Zeeland chamber of the West India Company wages earned by him in Brazil

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Charles Morgen of Nieupoort,[1] who came over as a soldier in the ship De Brant van. Troyen for account of the chamber of Zeeland and ] who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Albert Willem van Sevenhoven to ask, demand, collect and receive in his, the principal's, name from the honorable directors of the chamber of Zeeland the sum of one hundred and ninety-three guilders net, earned from their honors by the principal in Fort St. Louis de Marinhan,[2] as appears by the account annexed; on payment of which sum by their honors above mentioned to the aforesaid attorney, he shall have power to execute therefor a receipt in due form, which shall be valid, he, Charles Morgen, holding further as valid whatever shall be done and transacted in the matter aforesaid by his aforesaid attorney or his substitute. Thus done and the original hereof in the record signed by Charles Morgen, with Jacob Kip and Gysbert Abrahamsz, as witnesses hereto invited, this 19th of August A° 1648, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Charles Morgen
Jacob Kip
Gysbert Abramse
C: van Tienh:


Sao Luiz de Maranhao, or Maranham, Brazil.


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.