Power of attorney from Dr. Hans Kierstede to Willem Turck to collect money due him from the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Hans Kierstede, surgeon, late in the service of the honorable Company in New Netherland and now a free man, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Mr. Willem Turck, merchant,[1] to demand, collect and receive in his, the principal's, name from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, at the chamber in Amsterdam, the sum of twenty hundred and eighty-nine guilders, five stivers and ten pennies, earned by him from their honors in New Nether land, as appears by the accompanying account and the Book of Monthly Wages, N° F. On payment of the aforesaid sum by the above mentioned honorable directors to the above named Mr. Willem Turck, or his substitute, he is empowered to execute a receipt in full which shall avail; he, the principal, further holding as valid whatever shall be done and transacted in the matter aforesaid by his above named principal or his substitute. Thus done and the original hereof in the record signed by Hans Kierstede and by Johannes Rodenborch and Jacob Kip, witnesses hereto invited, this 28th of August 1648, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Hans Kierstedt
Johannes Rodenborch ]
Jacob Kip
Cor. van Tienhoven ]


Coopman. which in this case means supercargo.


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.