Power of attorney from Teunis Dircksen to Isaack de Foreest to receive his share of the prize

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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 Teunis Dircksz of Serdam,[1] arrived here as skipper of Captain Blaeuvelt's frigate, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Isaack d'Foreest, a resident here, to ask, demand and receive in the principal's name in his absence (if the Spanish bark and lading by them sent up and brought here be declared a good prize), from the director and council of New Netherland, or those who may divide and distribute the goods, such share and allowance as he, the principal, shall be found to be entitled to; to execute a receipt in full therefor, which shall be valid, and in all things to do as he, Teunis Dircksz himself, were he present, might or could do; he, Teunis Dircksz, promising to hold and cause to be held valid whatever Isaack de Foreest shall do and perform in the matter aforesaid. He requests an authentic instrument hereof Thus done and signed this 12th of November 1649, in New Amsterdam.

Teunis Dircksz
Willem Nobel
Johannes Rodenboroh


Sardam, or Zaandam, in the province of North Holland.


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.