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Andrew Robertson v. Alexander Power

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Document Information
Date February 26, 1798
Author Name Alexander Power (primary)
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary Power solicits Hodgdon's advice regarding a law suit against him relative to the debt of Captain Thomas Wylie on the presumption that Power had received his commutation and land warrant in his role as administrator of his estate. The land warrant was made out for Power, as ordered by Hodgdon, because Wylie was indebted to the United States.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosure: list of Wiley's debts through December 1797.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Alexander Power; Samuel Hodgdon;
Related Places [not available]
Keywords credit; power of attorney; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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Major Samuel Hodgson

Present


Alexander Power -

26th Feb, 1798

Rec 26 -
26 February 1798

Sir
I have Inclosed a bill of debt, The Debt and
costs of a Suit of Law against me for a Debt of
Captain Thomas Wylie on the persumption
that I had received his commutation and land
Warrant as administrator - The Land warrant
was made out for me but retained by your order
because he was Indebted to the United States -
now an Execution is made out against me
but not yet leaved; therefore I want your
advice what to do - If the warrant can be
delivered to me as his assignee which I have
a bill of sale and Power of attorney from
Wilie for his Continental Land - then I
can dispose of the same and pay you
the one half, and this Creditor the other
Nothing has ever come into my Hand
as administrator therefore its very hard
for me to pay his debits when nothing
is yet got pray advise me what to
do in this case - also please to know
what done by Col Pickering.
I am with dire Respect
your Humble Servt.
Alex. Power
576.-
76.83
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652.83

To December Term 1797.
Andrew Robertson

vs.

Alexander Power admin.
of the Estate of Thomas Wiley Decsd






Dol
Cents


Debt L 48.4 - or
128
53


Real Debt 24.2 or -
64
28


Clerks fees
4
44


Inineased
2



Bench

54


Attorney
4



Sheriff Ewt.
1
17


Sheriff Sample

40

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D 76.83


Int. from 7th April 1791 Till paid

40 [circled]
This action brought at Pittsburgh
in allegannee County
Received
from
State Dep't.
Nov. 24, 1894.
R.P.O. 401310.