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Power of attorney from Andries Hudde to Isaack van Beecq to collect legacies due to Hendrick Hudde

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In the year after the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ one thousand six hundred and fifty-five, the 12th of October, before me, Cornelis van Ruyven, appointed secretary in New Nether land in the service of the General Chartered West India Company, residing on the Manhatans in Fort Amsterdam, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, appeared the worthy Andries Hudde, an inhabitant here, known to me, the secretary, and in the best form and manner feasible to him has constituted and empowered, as he hereby does constitute and empower, Mr. Isaacq van Beecq, director of the aforesaid West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, to demand, recover, collect and receive for and to the behoof of him, the principal, from all and every one whom it may concern all such interests, etc., as may be in any way due to his, the principal’s, son Hendrick Hudde, by virtue of the testament, codicil or other instrument of last will made and executed by Wybrant Andriesen, late dean of the skippers to Antwerp, and Aeltjen Schenckels, the principal's mother, residing at Amsterdam, and others, according to the documents thereof in the hands of Nicolaes van Beecq, which he, on the sight hereof, will be pleased to deliver to turn over to the attorney, or which by virtue of his power of attorney must still be collected; with all costs, damages and interests to the time of effectual payment; with power to grant a receipt in full; if necessary to sue at law, to appear before all courts and judges; to demand, answer, reply and rejoin; to observe all days and terms of court; to attach, protest, demand judgment or judgments and to hear the same pronounced; to have the same excuted or to appeal therefrom or ask reform thereof and to prosecute the case of appeal or reformation and to renounce the same; with power also to substitute one or more attorneys ad lites, and further in the matter aforesaid with all the incidents and consequences thereof to do whatever he, the principal, were he personally present, could do; the principal ] promising that he will hold and cause to be held valid whatever shall be done and performed by virtue hereof by the said attorney or his substitute, all under binding obligation as by law provided, without fraud or deceit. Thus done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, on the day above written.

A. Hudde
Roeleff Jans
Derek Krukns
Cornelis van Ruyven

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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.