Power of attorney from Willem Clock to Harmen Hendricksen to receive money due to him from the West India Company

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On this day, date underwritten, before me, Andrias Johannes Christman, clerk appointed by the honorable director and council of New Netherland, appeared Willem Clock, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses declared that he had appointed and empowered, as he hereby does appoint and empower, Harmen Hendricksen to collect, solicit, demand and receive in the name of the principal from the honorable directors of the General Chartered West India Company, at the chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of one hundred and seventy-seven guilders, eight stivers and 10 2/3 pennies, earned by the said 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 he, 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 mentioned herein. The principal promises that he shall hold and cause to be held firm, binding and irrevocable whatever shall be done and transacted in the matter aforesaid by the said Harmen Hendricksen. Thus done and the original minute hereof in the protocol signed by the principal ] and the witnesses hereto invited. Actum this 6th of March anno 1652, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Willem Clock
Adriaen van Tienhoven
Andries Jois 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.