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Power of Attorney

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Money Receipts (Advances), RG217 view image
Document Information
Date October 14, 1800
Author Name Alexander Dalrymple Orr (primary)
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Alexander D. Orr of Kentucky grants John Mason in Georgetown, Maryland (District of Columbia) power of attorney solely for the purpose of receiving payments for a contract Orr has with the Department of War. Appended is a receipt for $10,000 Mason received for Orr.
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Dalrymple Orr; John Mason; attorney; Samuel Dexter; Secretary of War; Williams Simmons; ;
Related Places Mason County, Kentucky; Georgetown; Maryland; ;
Keywords power of attorney; contract; sums of money; settlement; receipt; rations; ;
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Ar. Orr power
to W. Mason
Know all men together presents that I
Alexander Dalrymple Orr of the County
of Mason &State of Kentuckey do Hereby
nominate and appoint John Mason
Esq.r Merch.t of George Town in the State
of Maryland my sole attorney and
agent for the (indecipherable) purpose of
receiving from [insert, written above the line:]Samuel Dexter Esqr[end insert] the Secretary of War
all such sums of money as the
said secretary of war may advance
order a Contract extendin
to by me with the said Samuel
Dexter Esq. dated the 15th of Aug.t
[indecipherable] which said sums thus advanced
by the secretary of war to the said John Mason Esq.r
shall be good against me in
the final settlement of my acc.t
with the Department of War under my
said Contract. In witness of which I
Have Hereunto set my Hand & aHered
my seal this 14th day of Oct. 1800.
A. D. Orr [followed by word: "seal" surrounded by a loopy circle]
D. Vermin
Receipt of Jno Mason
Atty for Alexr. D. Orr
for 10,000 dollars

January 8th 1801
Received January 1801 of William Simmons
Accountant War Department of Warrant A°
5396 for Ten Thousand Dollars on account
of this Contract of Alexander D. Orr
for the supply of Rations &c. dated August
1800 for which sum he is accountable
J Mason

Doll.s 10,000