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Your petitioners would therefore ask that

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Honors would view the premises, and locate and construct said road and highway according to the laws in such cases made and provided. And as in duty bound we will ever pray,

J. H, and others. June A. D. 18

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POWERS OF ATTORNEY. * KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I, A. B., of

county of —, and state of -, merchant, have made, constituted, and appointed, and by these presents do make, constitute, and appoint, and in my place and stead, put and depute C. D., of

, county of and state aforesaid, farmer, my true and lawful attorney, for me and in my name, and for my use, to ask, demand, sue for, recover, and receive, [all such sum and sums of money, debts, goods, wares, dues, accounts, and other demands whatsoever, which are or may be due, owing, payable, and belonging to me, or detained from me, by any manner of ways or means whatsoever, or in whose hands soever the same may be found; and also to pay and discharge all sums of money, due and owing by me, to any person or persons whatsoever,]t giving and granting unto my said attorney, by these presents, my full power, and authority, in and about the premises, to have, use, and take all lawful ways and means in my name, and for the purpose aforesaid, and upon the receipt of any such debts, dues, or sums of money, acquittances, or other sufficient discharges for me, and in my name, to make, seal, and deliver.

And, generally, all and every act or acts, thing or things, whatsoever needful and necessary to be done in and about

*1 lf a letter of Attorney is to be used in another State than that where the principal resides, it should be acknowledged before a Judge of a Court or Justice of Peace. If in a foreign country, it must be acknowledged before a Notary Public,

2. A principal is bound by every act of his agent or Attorney done within the scope of the authority given him.

3. Powers of Attorney are taken to be in force till notice of revocation, or the death of the party giving the same.

4. To revoke a power of Attorney, the Attorney and all persons named in the power of Attorney, with whom he was particularly authorized to act, should bave notice of the revocation.

t [Or, all such rents, and arrears of rent, which are now due, or hereafter shall become due, from the tenants or occupiers of the estate, &c.

the premises, for me and in my name to do, execute and perform as fully, largely, and amply, to all intents and purposes, as I myself might or could do, if personally present, and attorneys one or more under him, for the purpose aforesaid, to make and constitute, and again to revoke at pleasure. Hereby ratifying, allowing, all and whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully do, in and about the premises aforesaid by virtue hereof.

In witness whereof, I have hereto set my hand and seal, the

day of

-, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and

A, B. [L. s.] Sealed and delivered in presence of

E. F.
G. H.

ance on

Power of Attorney relative to Insurance, or for other

purposes. KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I, R. B., of in the county of and state of do hereby make, constitute and appoint W. D. of

my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name to effect insur

with the Fire [or, Marine] Insurance Company, in -, on such terms as he shall deem fit; and I hereby empower him to sign any application for said Insurance, representation of the condition and value of said property, articles of agreement, promissory note-, and all other papers that may be necessary for that purpose; and also to cancel and surrender any policy he may obtain, and on such cancelling, or the expiration thereof, to receive any dividend, return premium or deposit that may be due, and on such receipt full discharge to give therefor. Giving to my said attorney full power and authority touching the premises to do all things in as ample a manner as I might do if personally present. Hereby ratifying and confirming all acts which my said attorney may legally do by virtue hereof. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, &c.

R. B. [L. s.] Sealed and delivered in presence of

C. D.
E. F.

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* Power of Attorney by Married Woman, to sell part

of Real Estate, with authority of Husband. KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I, L. N., of the city of and state of - wife of X. Y., of the said city and state, and by my said husband being hereunto especially authorized and assisted, have made, constituted and appointed, and by these presents do make, constitute and appoint, and in my place and stead put and depute, N. C., of the town of in the state of

, my true and lawful attorney, for me, and in my name, place and stead, to grant, bargain and sell, all my portion, being one undivided tenth part of a certain lot of ground, with the three story brick house thereon, situ

street in the city of , in the state of aforesaid, the dimensions and boundaries of which I am not able better to describe, with all the appurtenances, and all my estate, right, title and interest therein, unto such person or persons, and for such price or prices, as he shall think proper; and also for me, and in my name, place and stead, and as my proper act and deed, to sign, seal, deliver and acknowledge all such deed or deeds of conveyance, as shall be necessary for the absolute granting and assuring of the premises unto the purchaser or purchasers, in fee simple. Done at this day of

in the year one thousand eight hundred and

L. N. (L. s.) Executed in presence of

I authorize and empower my wife L. N., to make the above Power of Attorney.

Done at

this one thousand eight hundred and Executed in presence of

X. Y. (L. S.) 1, B. W., Commissioner for the state of within the state of do hereby certify that L. N., did this

eighteen hundred and , personally appear before me, and did acknowledge the above power of attorney to be her act and deed, and did acknowledge the signature of L. N., signed to the same, to be her own hand-writing. And further 1 do certify, that on the same day above written, and at same time, X. Y., did personally appear before me, and did acknowledge that the above authorization was his own act, and the signature of X. Y, signed to the same to be his own hand-writing. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day of the date above written.

B. W.
Com. of Mass. in the State of Louisiana.

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* Ten dollars was paid for this Power of Attorney; it will answer for every State, and when wanted can be copied, and acknowledged, as directed on page 65, at the cost of less than 50 cents.

68

PROXY TO VOTE FOR DIRECTORS.--RELEASE.

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PROXY TO VOTE FOR DIRECTORS.

Be IT KNOWN, That I, A. B., of — county, have constituted and appointed, and do hereby constitute and appoint C. D., of

my true and lawful substitute and proxy, for me and in any name, to vote at any election for directors of the of any other question that may be put, at a stated or special meeting of the stockholders of the said as fully as I might or could do if personally present. Witness my hand, this

day of

A. D. one thousand eight hundred and

A, B. Signed in presence of

C. D.

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RELEASES.

Release of a Legacy. KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That, whereas A. B., of in the county of —, by his last will and testament in writing, bearing date the

day of one thousand eight hundred and forty among other legacies therein contained, give and bequeath unto me, C. D., of in the county of the sum or legacy of dollars, and of his said Will made and constituted E. F. sole executor, as in and by the said Will may appear.

Now know ye, That I, the said C. D., do hereby acknowledge the receipt from the said E. F., of the legacy or sum of dollars, as aforesaid, given and bequeathed to me by the said A. B., and, therefore, I do by these presents acquit, release and discharge the said E. F., o and from all legacies, dues, duties and demands whatsoever, which I, my executors or administrators, by virtue of the said last testament of, or out of the estate of the said A. B., deceased, as aforesaid.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the first day of in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty

C. D.

[L. 8.]
presence of
G. L.

Sealed and delivered

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Release of a Warranty Deed of Land.* KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I, A. B. of in the county of - and state, of in consideration of dollars, to me paid by W. P. and W. T., the grantors named in the within deed, do hereby remise, release, and forever quit claim to the said W. P. and W. T., their heirs and assigns, all my claim and title in and to the premises within described under and by virtue of said W. P. and W. T.'s mortgage to me, dated and recorded with deeds, bookpage -; but without prejudice to my interest in the residue of the premises, described in said mortgage.

To have and to hold said released premises, to the said W. P. and W. T., their heirs and assigns, to their use and behoof forever, Witness our hands and seals, &c. A. B.

[L. 8.) Executed and delivered in presence of

[Must be acknowledged and recorded.—See Form of, pp. 5—8.]

of

Release of Dower, by a Widow. KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I, A. B.

in the county of, and state of widow of C. B., late of said in consideration of the sum of dollars, to me paid by G. S., of said —, in said county of -, the receipt whereof I hereby acknowledge, do grant, remise, release, and forever quit-claim, unto the said G. S., his heirs and assigns forever, all my dower and thirds, right and title of dower and thirds, and all other right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever, in law and equity, that I have in a certain lot of land, &c., [here describing it] so that neither I, the said A. B., my heirs, executors or administrators, nor any other person or persons for me, them, or any of them, shall have, claim, or demand, any dower or thirds, or any other right, title, claim, or demand, of, in, or to the said premises. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the

day of sand eight hundred and

A. B. [L. 9.] Sealed and delivered in presence of

one thou

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* In a deed for release of dower by a wife, the husband should be joined in the execution.

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