Power of attorney from Jacob Leendersen van der Grift to Marten Martensen to receive money due to him by the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Jacob Leendersz van die Grift, steward here in the service of the honorable West India Company, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Marten Martensz, shoemaker, residing at Amsterdam, to ask, demand and receive in his, the principal's, name from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, at the chamber in Amsterdam, all such sums of money as he, the principal, has earned from their honors at Curacao and on the ship Swol, as appears by the account thereof. On payment of said sum by the honorable directors to the above named Marten Martensz, he shall have power to execute a formal receipt in full therefor, which shall be valid; he, Jacob Leendersen, approving whatever shall be done and performed in the aforesaid matter by the above named attorney or his substitute. Thus done and the original hereof in the record signed by the above named Jacob Leendersz, with Jacob Kip and Johannes Rodenborch ] as witnesses hereto invited, this 11th of September 1648, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Jacob Leendersen van die Grift
Jacob Kip
Johannes Rodenborch
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.