Power of attorney from Dirck Dircksen to Jacob Wolphertsen van Couwenhoven to collect wages earned as boatswain on the Jonge Prins van Denemarcken

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Dirck Dircksen from Haerlem, late chief boatswain of the ship De Jonge Prins van Deenmarcken, appoints and empowers Jacob Wolphersz van Couwenhoven to ask, demand and receive from the honorable director general and council of New Netherland all such wages as Dirck Dircksz, according to his account, has earned on board the ship De Prins van Deenmarcken; also, 3 elephant's tusks, weighing, the three together, 78 lbs; which being obtained and received by Jacob Wolphersz, he shall have power to execute a receipt therefor in proper form, the principal further holding as valid whatever shall be done and performed by the aforesaid Jacob Wolphersz. Thus done and signed by Dirck Dircksz the 3d of May A° 1649, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Dierck Diercksen
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.