Power of attorney from Cornelis Jacobsen van Steenwyck and Pieter Stoutenburgh, administrators of the estate of Pieter Anthony, to [ ] to settle the affairs of his estate at Fort Orange

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At[1] the office of the secretary of New Netherland ] appeared Cornelis Jacobsen van Steenwyck and ] Pieter Stoutenborg, being appointed ] by the honorable director general of New Netherland to settle ] the insolvent estate of Pieter Anthony, deceased, who declared that they had ] appointed and empowered, as they hereby do appoint and empower ], the worthy Mr. [      ], who at the first opportunity and with God's help is to transport himself to Fort Orange or ] elsewhere, in order in their name andon their behalf ] to inquire there about the out standing debts of the ] aforesaid Pieter Anthony, deceased, and the same in all ways ] and manner to demand and collect and ] to execute a discharge for ] the receipt, and further to do whatever is necessary ], if possible in all love and friendship but otherwise by ] means of judicial proceedings, to appear before the court and ju ]dges and there to proceed against the debtors of the curators, whether as plaintiff or defendant, which power of attorney we, the undersigned, in the capacity above written, hereby by our signatures declare to be and to be held by us firm and binding. Manhatans, this 12th of April A° 1652.

Cornelis v: Steenwyck
Pieter Stoutenburgh
Andreas Jois Christman


Confer power of attorney to Frans Barentsen, dated Nov 6, 1651, in [98a].


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.