Power of attorney from Pieter Cornelissen to Rivert Symonsen Pilles to collect money from the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Pieter Cornelisz, house carpenter, at present still in the service of the honorable Company in New Netherland, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Rivert Symonsz Pilles, residing at Enckhuysen, to ask, demand and receive in his, the principal's, name from the honorable directors of the West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of eight hundred and thirty-nine guildersand six pennies, earned by the principal from their honors in New Netherland, as appears by the account annexed. On payment of the above mentioned sum by the honorable directors to the attorney, he shall have power to execute a receipt therefor, which shall avail; he, the principal, further holding valid whatever shall be done and transacted in the matter above mentioned by his above named attorney or his substitute. Thus done and signed in the record by the principal with Johannes Rodenborch and Jacob Kip as witnesses, this 27th of August 1648, in New Netherland.

Pieter Cornelisen
Johannes Rodenborch
Jacob Kip
C. van Tienhoven ]


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.