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every respect, as I myself might or could do, were I personally present. In testimony whereof, I, the said

do hereunto set my hand and seal, this

A. D. 18

[SEAL.) Witness,

day of

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A SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY.

- Know all men-by these presents, that I, A B, of, &c., have constituted, ordained, and made, and in my stead and place put, and by these presents do constitute, ordain, and make, and in my stead and place put C D, of &c., to be my true, sufficient, and lawful attorney, for me and in my name and stead, to [here describe the things to be done.]

Giving and hereby granting unto my said attorney full power and authority in and about the premises : and to use all due means,

and

process in the law for the full, effectual, and complete execution of the business afore-described; and in my name to make and execute due acquittances and discharge; and in the premises to appear, and the person of me the. constituent to represent before any governor, judges, justices, officers, and ministers of the law whatsoever, in any court or courts of judicature, and there, on my behalf, to answer, defend, and reply unto all actions, causes, . matters, and things whatsoever, relating to the premises. Also to submit any matter in dispute, respecting the premises, to arbitration, reference or otherwise : with full power to make and substitute for the purposes aforesaid, one or more attorneys under my said attt ney, and the same again at pleasure to discharge. And generally to say, do, transact, accomplish, and finish all matters and things whatsoever, relating to the premises, as fully and effectually, to all intents and purposes, as I, the said constituent, if present, might personally, although the matter should require more special authority than is herein comprised, I the said constituent ratifying, allowing, and holding firm and valid all and whatsoever my said attorney or his substitutes shall lawfully do, or cause to be done, in and about the premises, by virtue of these presents.

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In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this

in the

year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and

A B, (SEAL.]

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A SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY.—(SECOND FORM.) Know all men by these presents, that I, A B, of, &c., do hereby constitute and appoint C D, of, &c., to be my true, sufficient and lawful attorney, for me and in my name and for my use to [here describe the things to be done.]

And for the purposes aforesaid, I do hereby grant unto my said attorney full power to execute and deliver all needful instruments and papers, whether under seal or otherwise—to institute and prosecute to final judgment and execution, all process in law or in equity-to defend any and all suits against me the constituent, to submit any and all matters in dispute to arbitration, or reference, or the same to settle and compromise to appoint one or more substitutes under him, and the same to discharge at his pleasure--and generally to do and perform all such acts, matters, and things as my said attorney shall deem necessary or expedient, for the complete and effectual execution of the authority herein before granted, as fully as I might and could do if I were personally present; I hereby ratifying and confirming all the acts of my said attorney, or of his substitutes, done by virtue and in pursuance of these presents.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the day of

A. D. one thousand eight hundred and

A B, (SEAL.] Signed, sealed and delivered

in the presence of

POWER OF ATTORNY TO RECEIVE DIVIDEND OF STOCK.

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Know all men by these presents, that I, A B, of the city of

and State of blacksmith, do make, constitute and appoint C D, of the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, esquire, my true and lawful attorney, for me and in my name to receive the dividends which are or shall be payable according to law, on all the stock standing in my name in the books of the treasury of the United States, [or in the books of the Loan Ofice, or Bank of, &c., as the case may be,] with the 1 power also to make and substitute an attorney or attorneys under him for that purpose, and to do all lawful acts requisite for effecting the premises ; hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said attorney or his substitutes shall lawfully do by virtue 1 hereof.

In witness, &c.

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To all people to whom these presents shall come: I, A B, of, &c., together with S B, my wife, (late S W,) one of the daughters and legatees named in the last will and testament of H W, late of &c., deceased send greeting : Whereas the said H W, in and by his last will and testament, bearing date the day of

A. D. 18 , did, amongst other things, give and bequeath unto his said daughter the sum of ble in six months after his decease, [or did give and bequeath to her an equal share of his estate, as the case may be.] And of his said will appointed C D executor, as in and by the said will, duly proved and remaining in the probate office at relation being thereunto bad, appears.

Now know ye, That I, the said A B, together with S B, my wife, have made, constituted and appointed, by these presents do make, constitute and appoint, O P, of &c., our true and lawful attorney, for us and in our names, and for our use, to demand, sue for, recover and receive, of and from the C D, executor as aforesaid, or in whose bands soever the same may be found, the said legacy or bequest mentioned in the said will, and also all such other sum or sums of money, debts, goods, wares, and demands whatsoever, which are or shall be due, owing, pay

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able and belonging to us by any means whatsoever, for or on account of said S B's full share, part, or dividend of the estate aforesaid, and to give discharges therefor. Giving and granting, &c.

POWER OF ATTORNEY TO CONVEY LANDS.

Know all men by these presents, That I, A B, of, &c., 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, &c., my true and lawful attorney, for me and in my name, place, and stead, to grant, bargain and sell all that messuage, &c., [here describe the premises,] with 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. Giving, [&con as before.]

POWER OF ATTORNEY TO ACKNOWLEDGE A DEED.

Know all men by these presents, That I, A B, of, &c., do hereby nominate and appoint C D E F, and G H, all of, &c., or any one of them, my true and lawful attorneys, for me and in my name to acknowledge a deed by me duly signed and sealed, dated on the wherein I conveyed to o P, of, &c., a piece or parcel of land, situated, &c., [describe the estate,] to be my free act and deed, and the same to deliver to the said O P, as and for my deed, &c.

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A GENERAL FORM OF RELEASE FROM ONE TO ANOTHER,

Know all men by these presents, That I, A B, of, &c., for and in consideration of the sum of dollars, to me paid by C D, of, &c., the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, bave remised, released, and forever discharged, and I do hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, remise, release and forever discharge the said C D, his heirs, executors, and administrators, of and from all debts, demands, actions and causes of action, which I now have, in law or equity, or which may result from the existing state of things from any and all contracts, liabilities, doings, and omissions, from the beginning of the world to this day.

In testimony whereol, &c.

OF AN EQUITY OF REDEMPTION.

Know all men by these presents, That I, A B, of, &c., in consideration of dollars, to me paid by C D, of, &c., the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do hereby release, remise, and forever quit claim to the said C D, his heirs and assigns, all my estate, right, title, and interest, both in law and equity, of, in, and to, a certain messuaye, situated in described and bounded as follows, to wit, [here describe the boundary,] being the same estate whereof I, the said A B, gave a deed of mortgage to the said C D, on the day of

To have and to hold the same to him, the said C D, his heirs and assigns, to his and their use and behoof forever, so that neither Ì, the said A B, nor any person claiming under me, shall have any right, title, or claim therein or thereto forever; and so that the said C D, his heirs and assigns, by force of my said deed of mortgage, and this my deed of release, shall have all the title, estate, and interest which I ever had therein.

In testimony whereof, &c.

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