Power of attorney from Egbert van Borsum to Capt. Jacob to collect money from Humphrey Booth or Charles Crowne of Boston

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Before me, Cornelis van Ruyven, appointed secretary in New Netherland in the service of the General Chartered West India Company, appeared the worthy Egbert van Borsum, a burgher here, who declared that he appointed and empowered, as he does hereby appoint and empower, the worthy Capt. Jacob, to collect, demand and receive in his name from Humphrey Booth, or Charles Crowne, at present at Boston, the sum of one hundred and forty guilders, according to the bond given by Humph. Booth to Egbert van Borsum, dated the 19th of December 1652, bringing with him for the aforesaid sum according to the bond flower or biscuits, or such other goods, when he receives the money, as he, the principal, shall indicate to the attorney in a list. The principal promises to hold valid whatever shall be done in the matter by the attorney, provided that the latter shall be bound to render to the principal a proper account, proof and balance. Thus done in Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 21st of May anno 1655.

Mark of Egbert van Borsum ]


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.