Power of attorney from the curators of the estate of Pieter Anthony, deceased, to Frans Barentsen to dispose of Pieter Anthony's property at Fort Orange

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Before me, Adreas Johannis Christman, clerk appointed here, appeared Mr. Cornelis van Steenwyck and Pieter Stoutenburch, curators of the estate of Pieter Anthony, deceased, who declared that they had appointed and empowered, as they hereby do appoint and empower, Frans Barentsen, who at the first opportunity is to move from here to Fort Orange to reside there and who in the name and on behalf of the principals is to inquire in all proper ways and manner whether there are any goods there belonging to the estate of the aforesaid Pieter Anthony, deceased, that are to be sold, or, if they have been sold, whether there are any outstanding debts there, in which case he is to demand and collect these, to execute a discharge for the receipt and to warrant against further claims; if possible, to do this in love and friendship, or otherwise by means of judicial proceedings, to appear before all courts and judges, and to proceed there against the debtors of the curators either as plaintiff or defendant; which power of attorney we, the undersigned, in the capacity as above, by these our signatures declare to be and to hold firm and binding, in the presence of Johan Schutt and Hendrijck Bierman, witnesses hereto invited, this day, the 6th of November anno 1651, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland. By order of the Hon. Director General Petrus Stuyvesant executed before me, the above mentioned clerk.

Pieter Stoutenburch
Cornelis v: Steenwijck
Jan Schut
Hendrijck Bierman
Andries Johannes Christman


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.