Power of attorney from Daniel de Sille to Nicasius de Sille to manage his affairs in New Netherland

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Before me, Cornelis van Ruyven, appointed secretary in New Netherland for the General Chartered West India Company, appeared the worthy Daniel de Sille, who declared that as it is his intention to depart for Patria he has constituted and empowered, as he does hereby constitute and empower ], the Hon. Nicasius de Sille, first councilor of New Netherland, to administer and dispose of, as his good judgment may dictate, all the goods which he, the principal, has at present here or which may be consigned to him in his absence; he, the principal, promising to hold valid whatever shall be performed herein by his attorney, binding himself thereto as by law provided, on condition that the attorney under like obligation shall be bound to render due account, proof and balance. Done at New Amsterdam, this 13th of October 1654, in New Netherland.

Daniel de Sille
Cor: van Tienhoven
La Montagne
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.