Power of attorney from Marten Barten to the wife of Jeuriaen Andriesen

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Before me, Andries Johannis Christman, appointed clerk at the secretary's office of New Netherland, appeared Marten Barten, born at Antwerp, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses declared that he had appointed and empowered, as he hereby does appoint and empower, [      ], the wife of Jeuriaen Andriesen, to collect and receive in his, Marten Barten's, behalf from the heirs of Capt. Geurt Tijssen all the principal's share and interest, by privateers commonly called payments, to which he is entitled on account of the capture of the ship called [      ] by the frigate; to execute a discharge for the receipt and to guard him against future claims. Thus done in good faith and for security signed by the principal in Fort Amsterdam, this 8th of July anno 1652.

Martin Bartens
Claes van Elslant
Cor: van Tienhoven ]


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.