Power from S. de Blaigny to Augustin de Boulieu, or in his absence to P.G., to collect his share

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Before me, Jacob Hendricksz Kip, clerk appointed by the honorable director general and council of New Netherland, appeared Sacke de Blenye of Rowaen,[1] a Frenchman, who sailed and arrived here with Willem Blaeuvelt and is at present about to depart for Barbadoes with Adriaen Blommert, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, his comrade named Augustyn de Boulieu, a Frenchman, who at present has not yet arrived here with Blaeuvelt's prize, or in case he remain away and be absent, Philip Geraerdy, a resident here, to ask, demand, collect and receive for him from those who may distribute the crew’s share of the prize captured by said Blaeuvelt, if the prize captured and sent up by Blaeuvelt be declared a lawful prize, such share as shall be found to belong to him, and on receipt of such pay to execute a discharge, which shall be valid; he, Sacke de Blenye, promising to hold valid whatever shall be done in the matter aforesaid by the above named Augustyn de Boulleu, or in his absence by Philip Geraerdy, his attorneys. Thus done and signed by Sacke de Blenye, with [      ], as witnesses hereto invited, this 29th of September 1649, New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

De Blaingny
Matys Boesel
Adriaen van Tienhoven
Jacob Kip


Jacques de Blaigny of Rouen.


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.