Power of attorney from Teunis Dircksen to Willem Nobel to receive from Cornelis van Bruggen the proceeds of certain indigo consigned to him in the West Indies

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This day, the twelfth of November, one thousand six hundred and forty-nine, at the office of the secretary of New Netherland, in the secretary's absence, before Jacob H. Kip, his clerk, thereto appointed by the honorable director general and council of New Netherland, appeared the worthy Teunis Dircksz of Sardam, who arrived here as skipper of Captain Blaeuvelt's frigate and who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses declared that he, in the best form to him possible, appointed and empowered, as he hereby appoints and empowers, the worthy Willem Nobel, surgeon, at present about to depart for the fatherland, to ask, demand and receive in his, the principal's, name, in the capacity aforesaid, from Cornelis van Bruggen, residing at Flushing, such sum of money as he, Cornelis van Bruggen has realized from the indigo which he, van Bruggen, being in the West Indies, took with him to sell to the best advantage of the said principal, or else the indigo itself, his share being 25 lbs, of indigo. On receipt of the money procured therefrom, or of the indigo itself, by him, Willem Nobel, he shall have power to execute a formal receipt therefor which shall be valid, and in default of the payment or restitution of the said 25 lbs, of indigo, he, Willem Nobel, is authorized to institute legal proceedings against him before such courts as he shall deem proper and to prosecute the case to the end, in all thihgs doing as he, the principal, were he personally present, could or might do; he, Teunis Dircksen, promising to hold and to cause to be held valid whatever shall be done and performed in the matter above mentioned by the above named Willem Nobel, or his substitute. He requests an authentic instrument hereof Thus done and signed on the above date on the island of Manhatans, in New Netherland.

Teunis Dircksz
Johannes Rodenborch ]
Daniel Roggen


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.