Power of attorney from Daniel Litscho to Geertruy Abrahamsen to collect money due him by Joan Tenberghe

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This day, date underwritten, at the office of the secretary of New Netherland and in his absence before Jacob Kip, his clerk, appeared the worthy Daniel Litschoe from Cuslyn,[1] at present in the service of the honorable West India Company here, who before and in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Geertruy Abrahamsz, wife of Gerrit Jansz Klinckhamer, to ask, demand, collect and receive in his, the principal's, name from one Joan Tenberghe, late schout in F:Paraiba,[2] at present residing at Utrecht, the sum of two hundred and sixty guilders, due him, the principal, by the aforesaid Joan ten Berge, as appears by the accompanying obligation or note of hand executed on the 29th of May 1643 in Frederika de Paraiba. On receipt thereof by the above named attorney or his substitute he shall have power to execute a formal discharge therefor, which shall be valid; to substitute one or more persons; to institute legal proceedings if necessary; to hear judgment pronounced and to appeal therefrom and in all things to do as the case may require. He, the principal, promises to hold and cause to be held valid whatever shall be done and performed in the matter aforesaid by the above named attorney or his substitute, even if the matter should require more ample and more specific authority than is mentioned herein. Thus done and the original hereof in the record signed by Daniel Litschoe and [      ], as witnesses hereto invited, this 15th of Ausrust 1649, in New Amsterdam.

Daniel Litscho
Augustyn Herrman
Pieter Cornelisen vander Veen


Kuschlin, a village in Posen
Frederica de Paraiba, Brazil.


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.