Power of attorney from Sybolt Claessen to Reyer Stoffelsen to receive money due to him by the West India Company

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, residing in Fort Amsterdam, appeared the worthy Sybolt Claesen, carpenter, residing here, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Reyer Stoffelsz, a freeman, to ask, 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 one hundred and twenty-nine guilders, sixteen stivers, 8 pennies, due to him, the principal, by their honors, as appears by the annexed account. On payment of this above mentioned sum by the honorable directors aforesaid to the above named Stoffelsz, or his substitute, he shall have power to execute a receipt therefor in due form, which shall avail their honors as evidence of ] good payment. He, Sybolt Claesz, promises to hold valid whatever shall be done and performed in the case above mentioned by his attorney or his substitute. Thus done and signed in the record by Sybolt Claesz, with Jacob Kip and Johannes Rodenborgh as witnesses hereto invited. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland this 12th of September Anno 1648.

Sibet Clasen
Jacob Kip
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.