Power of attorney from Jellis Jansen to Daniel Litscho to collect wages earned by him and his father, Jan Andriessen, deceased, on the ship Jonge Prins van Denemarcken

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Jelis Jansen from Lantsmoer,[1] late seaman on board the ship De Jonge ] Prins van Deenmarcken, appoints and empowers, as he does hereby appoint and empower ], Sergeant Daniel Litscho to ask, demand and receive from the honorable director general and council whatever remains due to him for monthly wages earned on the said ship according to the account, on payment whereof by their honors Litscho shall execute a receipt in full. And whereas the principal's father died on board said ship, he, the principal, further requests that Daniel Litscho may also collect the money earned by Jan Andriesz, his father, from the honorable director general and in like manner execute a receipt therefor, he, the principal, promising to hold and cause to be held valid whatever the attorney shall do and perform in the matter. Thus done and signed the 20th of April A°. 1649, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Yeles Yansen
Cor. van Tienhoven


Landsmeer, or Landsmoer, a village near Purmerend, in the

province of North Holland.


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.