Power of attorney from Surgeon Willem Nobel to Hendrick Jacobsen Patervaer to receive his share of the prize captured by Captain Willem Blaeuvelt's frigate

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Before me, Jacob Hendricksz Kip, appointed by the honorable director general and council of New Netherland, in the secretary's absence, appeared the worthy Willem Nobel, surgeon, arrived here on Captain Willem Blaeuvelt's frigate, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses declared that in the best form to him possible he appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, the worthy Hendrick Jacobsz Patervaer, at present master, under God, of the yacht 't Vlie ]gende Hart, to ask, demand and receive in his, the principal's, name, in the capacity aforesaid (if the Spanish bark and its cargo sent up and brought here by them be declared a good prize), from the director and council of New Netherland, or whoever may distribute and divide the goods, such share and allowance as he, the principal, may be found to be entitled to; to execute a receipt in full therefor, which shall be valid, and in all that concerns the principal's case and affairs to do as the principal, were he present, could or might do; he, Willem Nobel, promising to hold and cause to be held valid whatever Hendrick Jacobsz Patervaer shall do and perform in the matter aforesaid. He requests an authentic instrument hereof Thus done and signed the 12th of November 1649, New Amsterdam.

Willem Nobel
Teunis Dircksz
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.