Power of attorney from Hermanus Hartogh to Adriaen Keyser to collect certain debts of Pieter Anthony and Jan Schnediger

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Before me, Andries Johannis Christman, appointed clerk, appeared at the office of the secretary of New Netherland Hermanus Hartogh from Amsterdam, who declared that he had appointed and empowered, as he hereby does appoint and empower, Mr. Adriaen Keyser in his name to collect and receive all such documents and moneys as are due to him, Hartogh, from Pieter Anthony and Jan Schnediger; to execute a discharge for the receipt and to warrant against further claims; if possible to do so in love and friendship, or otherwise by means of judicial proceedings; to appear before all courts and judges and there to proceed against the debtors of the said Hartogh, whether as plaintiff or defendant, in form and style according to law. Which power of attorney I, the undersigned, as above written, by this my signature declare to be and to hold firm and binding, in the presence of Bastiaen de Winter and Johannis Keyser, as witnesses hereto invited, this day, the 25th of December 1651, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Harmanes Hartoch
Basteiaen de Winter
J Keyser
Andries Joh. 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.