Power of attorney from Pieter Leendersen to Gillis Verbrugge to collect money from the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Pieter Leendersz, trumpeter, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Mr. Gillis Verbruggen, merchant at Amsterdam, to ask, demand and receive from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of one hundred and fifty Carolus guilders due the principal by their honors, as appears by the writing executed under date of the 31st of July 1648 ( and written off on the debit side of his account )[1]. On payment of said sum by the aforesaid honorable directors to the above named attorney, he shall have power to execute a formal receipt for it, which shall be valid; he, the principal, further holding as valid whatever shall be done and transacted in the matter aforesaid. Thus done and the original hereof in the record signed by the principal and by Jacob Kip and Johannes Rodenborch, as witnesses hereto invited, this 27th of August 1648, in New Netherland.

Pieter Leendersz
Jacob Kip
Cor. van Tienhoven


The words in parentheses are substituted in the margin for "by Mr. Stuyvesant," which words are canceled.


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.