Power of attorney from Kempo Sybada to Jacob Stoffelsen to collect certain debts in his absence

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Before me, Jacob Kip, clerk, in the absence of Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared the worthy Kempo Sybadae from Lieveren,[1] who arrived here with Willem Blaeuvelt’s prize and is now about to depart on a voyage to the north, who in the presence of and before the undersigned witnesses declared that he appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, the worthy Jacob Stoffelsen from Zierickze, to demand, collect and receive in his, the principal's, name and in his absence here such claims, debts, etc., as appear due to him by the note and order left in his hands; to execute a receipt in full therefor; to substitute one or more persons; if necessary, to institute legal proceedings, and in all things to do as the case may require; he, Kempo Sybadae holding valid whatever shall be done and performed by Jacob Stoffelsz or his order, even though the case require more ample and more specific authority than is herein mentioned; provided always that he render an account to me or to my special order. Thus done and signed by the principal and the undersigned witnesses, this 27th of August 1649, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Kempo Sybada
Adriaen van Tienhoven
Johannes Rodenborch




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.