Power of attorney from Egbert Gerritsen to Jacob van Couwenhoven to collect the wages earned by him on the ship Jonge Prins van Denemarcken

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Egbert Gerritsz, late seaman on board the ship De Jonge Prins van Deenemarcken, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby appoint and empower ], Jacob van Couwenhoven to demand, collect and receive in his, the principal's, name from the honorable director general of New Netherland such sum of money as is due to him, the principal, according to the account, earned on the ship De Jonge Prins van Denemarcken. On receipt thereof by the above mentioned attorney, he is authorized to execute a receipt therefor, which shall avail, he, Egbert Gerritsz, holding valid whatever shall be done in the matter aforesaid by his above named attorney, or his substitute. Thus done and signed by Egbert Gerritsz and the undersigned witnesses, this 28th of May 1649, in New Amsterdam.

Egbert Gersen
Jacob Kip


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.