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Power of attorney for Robert Stewart to act for Constable, Rucker & Co.
Constable, Rucker & Co.
April 18, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 699-700

(From Executive Letter Book.)

May 15th, 1787.

Know all men by these present that we, Constable, Rucker & Co., for divers good Causes and Considerations where unto moving has made, ordained, Authorized, Nominated and appointed, and by these present do make, ordain, Authorize, nominate and appoint Mr. Robert Stewart of New York, Merchant, true and lawful Attorney for us in our name and for our proper use and Benefit to ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive of and from the State of North Carolina and all persons Residing therein, all such sum or sums of Money, Debts and Demands whatsoever, which are now due and owing to us, the said Constable, Rucker & Co., by and from the said State and the persons within it, and to have, use and take all lawful ways and means in our name or otherwise, for the recovery thereof by Attachment, Arrest, Distress or otherwise, and to Compound and agree for the same, and Acquittances or other sufficient discharge

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for the Same, for us & in our name, to make, Seal and deliver, and to do all other Lawful Acts and things whatsoever Concerning the premises as freely in every respect as might or could, were we personally present at the doing thereof; and attorneys one or more under for the purposes aforesaid, & Again at pleasure to revoke, ratifying & Confirming, and by these present allowing whatsoever said attorney shall, in name lawfully do or cause to be done in and about the premises by virtue of those present. In Witness hereof we have hereunto set our hands & seal the eighteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred & Eighty Seven.


Sealed and delivered in presence of


I, William Groves, Notary and Tabillion (?) Public for Port Bath in the State of North Carolina, by Lawful Authority duly Admitted and Sworn, Dwelling in the Town of Washington, do hereby Certify that the above is a true Copy of the Original Power of Attorney as proved by the Oath of John Howland and Subscribing Witness.

In testimony whereof I, the said Notary, hath hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal of Office at Washington, this fifteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord, 1787.