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Receipt from Robert Stewart for tobacco for Constable, Rucker & Co.
Stewart, Robert; Constable, Rucker & Co.
May 15, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 698-699

(From Executive Letter Book.)

North Carolina, Washington, May 15th, 1787.

I, Robert Stewart, Agent for the house of Constable, Rucker & Co., Merchants of New York, do hereby Acknowledge that in consequence of a contract made and entered into by the Honorable William Blount & Benj. Hawkins, Esquires, two of the Delegates in Congress from the State of North Carolina, on the part of the State aforesaid, & Constable, Rucker & Co., Merchts. of New York, for the Sale and purchase of certain Tobacco the property of the said State, and Pursuant to a Power of Attorney from the said Constable,

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Rucker & Co., bearing date the 18th day of April, 1787, which hath been duly proved before the Notary Public of the Town of Washington in the State aforesaid, Constituting and appointing me their Agent with full powers and pursuant to the orders of his Excellency the Governor of North Carolina, issu’d in Consequence of such Contract and Power of attorney aforesaid, I have this day received of John Haywood, one of the Commissioners on the part of the State of North Carolina, at the Town of Washington, Two hundred and Seventy-seven Hhds. of Tobacco the nett weight of which amounts to two hundred and twenty-seven thousand five hundred & forty-three pounds, for and on account of the said Constable, Rucker & Co. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand, having subscribed four receipts all of the same tenor and date, one of which having taken effect, the other three to be void and null.


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