Power of attorney from Juriaen Andriessen to Jacob van Couwenhoven to collect money due to him from the WIC

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This day, date underwritten, at the office of the secretary of New Netherland and in his absence before his clerk, appeared the worthy Jeuryaen Andriesz from Walyn, at present in the service of the honorable Company as skipper on the yacht DeLiefde, who sailed out as a gunner on the Groote Gerrit and who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, the worthy Mr. Jacob van Couwenhoven to demand, collect and receive in the capacity aforesaid from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, at the chamber of Amsterdam, such sums of money as are due him, the principal, according to the accompanying account and were earned by him in their honors' service. On receipt of the amount of the annexed account or any part thereof by the said Jacob van Couwenhoven or his substitute he is authorized to execute a formal discharge therefor, which shall be valid, he, the principal, further holding valid whatever shall be done and performed in the matter aforesaid by Mr. Couwenhoven, or his substitute. He requests an authentic instrument hereof Thus done and the original hereof in the record signed by Jeuryaen Andriesz and [      ], as witnesses hereto invited, this 14th of August 1649, in New Amsterdam.

Jurian Andriesen
Franssoys Noiret
Pieter Cornelis vander Veen


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.