Power of attorney from Barent Jansen to Aernout Willeborsen to collect wages earned by him as cook on the ship Jonge Prins van Denemarcken, with bond of said Willeborsen to pay the money on demand at Flushing or elsewhere

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Barent Jansz, late cook on board the ship De JongePrins van Denemarcken, hereby appoints and empowers Arnout Willeborsz, late sailmaker on said ship, to collect and receive from the honorable director general and council of New Netherland the sum of two hundred guilders earned by him, Barent Jansz, on board the aforesaid ship; on receipt of which by the aforesaid attorney he shall have power to execute a receipt in full, which shall be valid; he, Barent Jansz, holding valid whatever shall be done in the matter aforesaid by his attorney. Thus done and signed, together with the witnesses, this 15th of May A°. 1649, in New Amsterdam.

Barent Yansz
Jurlan Andriesen
Jacob Kip
Cornelis van Tienhoven


I, the undersigned, Aernout Willeborsz, acknowledge and declare, if I receive from the honorable director general and council of New Netherland the above mentioned sum of two hundred guilders, as authorized by Barent Jansz, that I shall be well and truly indebted to Barent Jansz or his order in the aforesaid sum of two hundred guilders, which I, Arnout Willeborsz, promise to pay, if I receive them, to the aforesaid Barent Jansz or his order on demand, either at Vlissingen, or wherever else he may meet me, Willeborsz. For further security he, Aernout Willeborsz, binds his person and property, movable and immovable, present and future, without any exception (in case the money be received), submitting the same to the jurisdiction of all courts, and judges. In testimony whereof this is signed by me and the witnesses, this 15th of May 1649, in New Amsterdam.

Aernout Willebersen
Jacob Kip
Jurian Andriesen
Cornelis 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.