Power of attorney from Tobias Rem to Pieter Cornelissen Prins to collect money from the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Tobias Rem from Leenvoort,[1] a soldier who came out in the ship Salamander and ] who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Pieter Cornelisz Prins to ask, demand and receive in his, the principal's, name from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of one hundred and fifty-eight guilders, nineteen stivers and ten pennies, earned from their honors by the principal in New Netherland, as appears by the annexed account and the Book of Monthly Wages, No. F. On payment of this sum by the honorable directors above mentioned to the aforesaid attorney, he shall have power to execute a receipt in due form therefor, which shall be valid; he, the principal, holding as valid whatever shall be done and transacted the matter aforesaid by his attorney aforesaid or his substitute, who is to do in everything as he, Tobias Bern, were he present, could or might do. Thus done and signed in the record by the principal, with Johannes Rodenborch and Jacob Kip, as witnesses hereto invited. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland this 28th of August 1648.

Tobias Rem
Jacob Kip
Cor. van Tienhoven


Perhaps intended for Lemforde, a village on the Dummersee, in Hanover, Germany


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.