Power of attorney from Hendrick Jansen to Geurt Servaessen to collect wages earned by Bartel Lourissen in the service of the West India Company on the ship De Princes

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Hendrick Jansz, smith, an inhabitant here, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Geurt Servaesen, residing in Papenbrochsteech[1] at Amsterdam, by virtue of a certain note, dated the 10thof June anno 1647, executed by Bartel Lourisz from Norway in favor of Hendrick Jansz, to demand, ask and receive in the said Hendrick Jansz' name from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, at the chamber of Amsterdam, the sum of fifty-one guilders, seventeen stivers, twelve pennies, earned in the service of their honors by the above named Bartel Louriz on board the ship De Princes, as appears by the account annexed. On payment of the said sum by the aforesaid honorable directors to the above named Geurt Servaesz, or his substitute, he shall have power to execute a formal receipt in full, which shall avail their honors as proof of valid payment, he, the principal, promising to hold and cause to be held valid all that the aforesaid attorney, or his substitute, shall do and perform in the matter above mentioned. Thus done and the original hereof in the record signed by the principal in the presence of Jacob Kip and Willem de Key, as witnesses hereto invited, this 10th of September 1648, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.


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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.