Power of attorney from David Provoost to Gillis Verbruggen to collect certain annuities due to his wife, Margarita Gillis

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This day, date underwritten, before me Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared the worthy Mr. Davidt Provoost, merchant, residing in this city of New Amsterdam, husband and guardian of his wife Margarita Gillis, daughter of Barbara Schuts, who before and in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby appoint and empower, Mr. Gillis Verbruggen, merchant at Amsterdam, to demand, collect and receive for him, the principal, in the capacity above mentioned, from the receive general of the public revenue in the city of Leyden, all such annuities as are due up to the date of the accompanying certificates. On payment of which annuities by the receiver general, the above mentioned Gillis Verbruggen shall have power to execute a receipt in full therefor; he, the principal, holding as valid whatever Mr. van Bruggen shall do and perform in the matter above mentioned. Thus done and signed in the record by the above mentioned Davidt Provoost in the presence of [      ], as witnesses hereto invited, the 16th of July 1649, in New Amsterdam.

David Provoost
Johannes Rodenborch
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.