Power of attorney from Pieter Ebel to his wife to receive money due him from the West India Company

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This day, the 31st of August anno 1655, before me, Cornelis van Ruyven, appointed secretary in New Netherland in the service of the General Chartered West India Company, appeared the worthy from Gusterop, who declared in the presence of the undersigned witnesses that he has appointed and empowered his wife Claertje Hendricx in his, the principal's, name and on his part to demand, collect and receive such moneys as are due him by the honorable West India Company by virtue of an account paid by him to Harmen Jan from Cuelen,[1] a former soldier; to execute a discharge upon receipt of the money, which shall be valid, and if necessary to institute legal proceedings, to hear judgment pronounced and to do everything that the case may require, the principal promising to hold valid whatever shall be done herein by his wife and attorney, even though the matter should require greater and more special power than is herein mentioned. Thus done in Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 31st of August anno 1655.

Pieter Ebel
Derek Krins
Jan Hendricks
Cornelis van Ruyven


Cologne, Germany.


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.