Power of attorney from Joris Scholte to Bartholomeus Lantsiel to receive money due him from the West India Company

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On this day, date underwritten, before me, Andries Johannes Christman, clerk appointed by the honorable director and council of New Netherland, appeared Jooris Scholte, who in the presence of the undersized witnesses declared that he had appointed and empowered, as he does appoint end empower ] hereby, Bartelmeus Lantsiel, to collect, solicit, demand and receive in the name of him, the principal, from the honorable directors of the General Chartered West India Company, at the chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of three hundred and fifty-five guilders, eight stivers, earned by the principal in the service of their honors on the island of Curacao, as appears by the accompanying accounts. Which sum being received by the attorney, he shall execute a discharge for the receipt, which shall be valid, and further do and perform in all matters as the principal, if he himself were present, might or could do, even though the matter should require more ample and more special power than is herein mentioned, the principal promising that he shall hold firm and binding whatever shall be done and performed in the matter aforesaid by the said Bartelmeus Lantsiel. Thus done and the original minute hereof in the protocol signed by the principal ] and the witnesses hereto invited. Actum this 5th of March anno 1652, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Jooris Schoolt
J Monjeer de Lamontangne Junior
Adriaen van Tienhoven
Andries Johannis 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 the New Netherland Institute website.