Power of attorney from Brant Aertsen van Slichtenhorst to Dirck van Schelluyne

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This day, the 28th of March of this year 1651, before me, Jacob Kip, in the secretary's absence appointed by the honorable director general and council of New Netherland, appeared Brant van Slechtenhorst, director in the colony of Renselaerswyck, who in the presence of the hereinafter mentioned witnesses declared that he, privately as well as officially, appointed and empowered, as he does hereby appoint and empower ], Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public here, in his, the principal's, absence to collect moneys ] and in general and particular to transact all such business as the said principal may have to attend to here, according to the instructions and orders already given or hereafter to be given to the attorney; if necessary to institute legal proceedings and either as plaintiff or defendant to prosecute the case to its termination; to hear judgment pronounced and to have the same executed or to demand a revision; likewise to compromise, according as it may seem advisable to the attorney; to execute a receipt in full, which shall be valid; and further in all things to act and to perform in his absence as he, were he present, might or could do; he, the principal, promising to hold and cause to be held firm, binding and irrevocable whatever the said attorney may do and perform in his case pursuant to instructions, provided that the attorney remains bound to render an account of his transactions to the principal. Thus done and executed by the above named principal in the presence of the hereinafter mentioned witnesses, who have signed the same in the record with the principal. Manhatans, New Amsterdam in New Netherland, datum ut supra.

B. v Slichtenhorst
Adriaen van Tienhoven ]
Jacob Jansen Huys
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.