Power of attorney from Martin Kregier to Gerrit Vastrick to collect from the West India Company money earned by him in New Netherland

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Martin Crigier, late a sergeant, now a freeman, who appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Mr. Gerrit Vastrick to demand, collect and receive in his, the principal's, name from the honorable directors of the General Chartered West India Company, at the chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of twelve hundred and seventy-one guilders, nineteen stivers, four pennies, earned by him, the principal, from their honors in New Netherland, as appears by the accompanying account. On payment of the aforesaid sum by their honors to the attorney, or his substitute, he may execute a receipt in full therefor, which shall be valid, he, the principal, holding valid whatever shall be done and performed in the matter aforesaid by his attorney Thus done in the presence of Adriaen van Tienhoven and Jacob Kip, who with the principal have signed the original hereof in the record, the 4th of August A° 1649, New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Martin Kregier


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.