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Power of Attorney for Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manuscript File, RG93 view image
Document Information
Date March 24, 1790
Author Name Ephraim Steel (primary)
Recipient Name Unknown Recipient (primary)
Summary Document grants General William Irvine power of attorney for a large number of officers, non-commissioner officers, and privates of the army residing in Cumberland County.
Document Format Document Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Ephraim Steel; justice of the peace; William Lyon; officers; non-commissioned officers; privates; Army of the United States; General William Irvine; Samuel Alexander; Jacob Young; Colonel Harmar; 2nd Pennsylvania; 3rd Pennsylvania; Colonel R Butler's Regiment; Colonel Butler; Timothy Rourke; John McClelland; drummer; Samuel; Jacob Justice; John Maginnos; William Gray; James Covig; James Conray; Alexander Burns; James McFarlan; James Ramsey; Robert Dermpell; Thomas Boyd; Patt Duggan; Patrick Duggan; Adam Hawbolt; Moore Begg; Moore Biggs; Thomas West; Thomas Butts; Christopher Finnegan; John Montgomery; ;
Related Places Cumberland County; Court of Common Pleas; ;
Keywords power of attorney; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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Cumberland County SS I do certify that Ephraim Steel before whom the wether power of Attorney was acknowledged was at the time of said acknowledgement and now is a Justice of the peace and of the Court of Common pleas for the said County and that due faith and credit is and ought to be given as well in Court of Justice as thereout
In Testimony whereof I have hereunt set my Hand and the peablse seal of said County the 24th day of March [undecipherable] 1790

Willm Lyon Pross

We the Subscriber Commissioned Officers, Hon Commissioned officers, and private of the late Army of the United States, entitled to lands in pursuance of several reserves of Congress-Have made, ordained, constituted, and appointed, and by those presents do make, ordain, constitute, and appoint our trusty Friend General William Irvine of the county of Cumberland, and commonwealth of Pennsylvania, now at New York, our term and lawfull Attorney for us and is a our names respecturely to ask, demand, apply for, and [undecipherable] our, and cast of our Courants for military Counties of Land from the Secort Sig [undecipherable] the [undecipherable] office, a such [undecipherable] or persons as are, or may be appointed for the purpose of ofcuring the said Warrants--Gwing and Granting unto our said Attorney "by the presents all I will pown, an authority to do, and perform all things necessary to be done as silly" and effectually, and to all intents, and purpose as in, and Attorney & under to [undecipherable] our road Attorney "to make and appoint--Ratifying, allowing, and holding for firm to be done in [undecipherable] and [undecipherable] In testimony interest we have percents just our hands, and Seals this twenty fourth day of March H Dc 1790

Sealed and delivered in presence of Name Rank Station Reigment Corps
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Saml Alexander Jacob Young his mark seal Soldier Col R Butler 3d Pennsa Regmt
Saml Alexander Timothy Rourke his mark seal Soldier Col R Butler 3d Pennsa Regmt
Saml Alexander John McClelland seal Drums Col R Butler 3d Pennsa Regmt
Ephm Steel [illegible text] seal Soldier Col. Harmar 1st Pennsa Regt
Eph Steel Jacob Justice his mark seal Soldier Col. Harmar 1st Pennsa Regt
Samuel Alexander John Maginnes his mark seal Soldier Col R Butler 3d Pennsa Regmt
Eph Steel Wm Grady seal Soldier Col. Harmar 1st Pennsa Regt
Eph Steel James Conrey seal Soldier Col R Butler 3d Pennsa Regmt
Eph Steel Chas Rowan seal Soldier Col. Harmar 1st Pennsa Regt
Eph Steel Alexander Burns his mark seal Soldier Col. Harmar 1st Pennsa Regt
Eph Steel James McFarlan ] seal Lieut Colo Hamar 1st Penna Regt
Eph Steel Jas R Ramsey his mark seal ó Col Rich Butler 3 Pen Regt
Eph Steel Robert Derumpell
Eph Steel Thomas Boyd seal soldier Col Rich Butler 3 Penna Regt
Eph Steel Patt Duggan seal Sergeant 2d Penna Regt
Eph Steel Allan Haerbolt seal 3d Pennsa Regt
Eph Steel Moore Begg seal Soldier 2d do do
Eph Steel Thomas [Yates] seal Soldier 2 do do
Eph Steel Thos Butts seal Soldier Genl Hazens Regt
Eph Steel Chris Finnegan his mark seal Soldier Col Harmar
Eph Steel John Montgomery seal Soldier 1 Penna Regt

Cumerland County

Before me the subscriber one of the Justices of the Court of Common please of the said County - personally appeared Jacob Young, Timothy Rourk soldiers and John McClelland Drummer and Samuel Jacob Juster, John Maginnes, William Gray, James Conray, Charles Rowan, Alexander Burns, soldiers int he Pnna Line, James McFarlen, Lieutenant, James Ramsey, Robert Derompell, Thomas Boyd, Patrick Duggan, Allan Haerbolt, Moore Biggs, Thomas West, soldiers in the Penna line, and Thomas Butts, soldier in Genl Hazenís Regt Christopher Finnegan and John Montgomery soldiers in the Penna Line and acknowledged the above power of attorney to be their Act and deed. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year above written.

Eph Steel