Power of attorney from Rev. Samuel Drisius to Eduard Man to receive salary due him from the West India Company

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On this day, date underwritten, before me, Cornelis van Ruyven, appointed secretary in New Netherland for the General Chartered West India Company, and before the hereinafter named witnesses, appeared the Reverend D° Samuel Drisius, minister of the gospel in the city of New Amsterdam in New Netherland, who declared that he appointed and empowered, as he hereby does appoint and completely empower, Mr. Eduardt Man, merchant residing in the city of Amsterdam in Holland, specially in his, the principal's, name and in his behalf to collect and receive from the hands of the honorable directors of the General Chartered West India Company the sum of one thousand Carolus guilders, once, on account of the principal's earned wages and monthly pay, promising to hold firm, binding and valid whatever shall be done in virtue hereof, all under binding obligation according to law. Actum in New Amsterdam, this day, the 22d of September A°. 1654, in New Netherland.

Samuel Drisius
P Stuyvesant
Johannes Megapolensis
Cornelis van Ruyven


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.