Power of attorney from Anthony Bermoeda to Hans Weber to receive his share of the prize Tobasco

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Before me, Jacob Hendricksz Kip, clerk appointed by the honorable director general and council of New Netherland, in the absence of the secretary, appeared the worthy Antony Bermoeda, a Spaniard, who arrived here with the bark called the Tabasco, captured by Willem Blaeuvelt, who in the presence of and before the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, the worthy Hans Weber, captain at arms here in New Netherland, to ask, demand and receive in the capacity aforesaid, (if the bark called the Tabasco, which the above named Antony Bermoeda assisted in bringing in, be here declared a good prize) from the honorable director or whoever shall determine the crew's share of the aforesaid captured prize, such part as shall be found to belong to him Antony Bermoeda. On receipt thereof he shall have power to execute an acquittance which shall be valid; he, Antony Bermoeda, approving whatever shall be done and performed by the above named Hans Weber or his order in the case aforesaid, in all things doing as he, the principal, might or could do, were he present. He requests an authentic instrument hereof Thus done and the original hereof in the record signed by Antony Bermoeda with Adriaen van Tienhoven and [      ], witnesses hereto invited, this first of September 1649, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Antony Barmoeda
Adriaen van Tienhoven
Johannes Rodenborch
Jacob Kip


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.