Power of attorney from Evert Tesselaer to Govert Loockermans to sell certain merchandise left in his hands

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Evert Tesselaer, who appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Mr. Govert Loockmans to trade and sell here in New Netherland all such goods as the aforesaid Evert Tesselaer has left in his hands, according to the invoice; which goods the aforesaid Loockemans shall have power to trade and dispose of as if the owner were present, provided he render an account of his administration, the principal promising to hold good and valid whatever the said Loockmans shall do and perform. Done the 2d of September A°. 1648, in New Netherland.

Evert Tesselaer
Cor. 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.