Power of attorney from Willem Beeckman to Geertruyt Plantius to collect money earned by him in the service of the WIC on the ship De Princes

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Before me, Jacob Hendricksz Kip, clerk, and in the absence of Cornelis van Tienhoven, the secretary, appeared the worthy Mr. Willem Beeckman, merchant here, late cadet in the honorable Company's service here, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, the worthy Geertruyt Plantius, wife of the Reverend Domine Plantius, residing at Campen, to demand, collect, recover and receive in his, the principal's, name and in the capacity aforesaid from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company at the chamber in Amsterdam the sum of ninety-two guilders, two stivers, 10 2/3 pennies, earned from them by the principal on the ship De Princes, as appears by the accompanying account. On receipt of this aforesaid sum by the above named Geertruyt Plantius, or her order, she shall have power to execute a formal discharge therefor, which shall be valid; he, the principal, approving whatever shall be done and performed by his above named attorney or her substitute in the matter aforesaid. Thus done and the original hereof in the record signed this 20th of August 1649, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Vilh. Beeckman
Roelant Savery
Adriaen van Tienhoven


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.