Assignment and Power of Attorney

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Date January 10, 1798
Author Name John Maddis (primary)
Recipient Name Robert Prise (primary)
Summary Document certifying the service of John Maddis, late soldier in the Pennsylvania Line during the Revolutionary War.
Document Format Document Signed
Document Notes Printed document. Witnessed by John M Foster and Aaron King
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Related Persons/Groups John Maddis; Robert Prise; John Schaffer; Aaron King; John M Foster; Justice of the Peace; ;
Related Places Pennsylvania; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords letter of attorney; in service; receipt; lands, pay arrearages of pay, cloathing, rations, rewards, bounties, gratuities, prize-monies and other demands; conveyance; power of attorney; receipts, releases, and acquitances; deed, poll, and letter of attorney; ;
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Letter of Attorney John Maddis to Robert Prise} January 10th 1791
Filed the 2d January 1795 by Jno. Schaffer.
John Maddis to Robt Prise
Ead & find I have no Certificate for thisMDecr 28th 1795
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Know all Men by these Presents, that I John Maddis late Soldier in the Pennsyla Line in the service of the United States of America, for a valuable and full consideration to [me] in hand paid, at or before the execution hereof, by Robert Prise the receipt whereof, is hereby acknowledged, have, and by these presents to grant, bargin, sell, rlease, transfer and assign unto him, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever. All the right, title, interest, property, claim and demand, which I now have, or which my heirs, executors, or administrators, may, at any time hereafter, have to all and singular the lands, pay arrearages of pay, cloathing, rations, rewards, bounties, gratuities, prize-monies and other demands, due and owing to me from the United States, or from any particular State. And I do hereby for my heirs, executors and administrators convent and agree, to and with the said Robert his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, that my heirs, executors, and administrators, shall, and will, at any time, or times hereafter, at the request, cost and charges of him, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, make seal, execute and deliver, or cause, or procure to be made, sealed, executed and delivered, all, and every such reasonable act and acts, thing and things, conveyance and conveyances, assurance and assurances in the law, for the perfect granting, conveying, releasing, transferring and assigned, all the right, title, interest, property, claim and demand, which I now have, or which my heirs, executors, or administrators, may, at any time hereafter have, of, in and to all and singular, the lands and other, the primises hereby granted and assigned unto him, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever, as by his, or their counsel, learned in the law, shall be reasonably advised, devised, or required. And I do hereby make, constitute and appoint the said Robert my true and lawful attorney irrevocably, to ask, demand, recover and receive, of and from the United States, or from any particular State, or from any person, or persons, acting by, from, or under their, or either of their Authoritys, all and singular the lands, pay arrearages of pay, cloathing, rations, rewards, bounties, gratuities, prize-monies and other demands due, owing, payable and belonging to me or detained from me by any menner of ways or means whatsoever, and, upon receipt thereof, to execute and deliver sufficient and requisite receipts, releases, and acquitances for the same, and by good and sufficient conveyances and assurances in the law, to grant, bargain, sell, release and confirm the said lands to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, his, her, or their heirs and assigns forever. And also to sell, assign and transfer, all certificates and registered, or other stock, now, or hereafter, standing my name in the books of the treasury of the United States, or of any perticular State, for or in consequence of my services as aforesaid, with power of attorney, or attornies under him, for the purposes aforesaid, to make, and substitute, and to to all lawful acts requisite, for effecting the premises as fully and effectualy to all intents and purposes, as might or could do, by being personally present, and to have done the same, hereby allowing, ratifying and confirming all, and whatsoever my said attorney, or his substitute or substitutes, shall, or may do, or cause to be done therein, by virtue hereof. IN WITNESS hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this Tenth day of January in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety one
John Maddis
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of usJohn M. FosterAaron King
Be it Known, that on the day of the date hereof, before me the Subscribers one of the Justis of the pease for the County of Philadelphia; State of Pensilvania Personally came the above named John Maddis and acknowledged the above Deed, Poll and Letter of Attorney, to be his Act and Deed.
(Seal) In Testimoney whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed my Seal, the Tenth day of January in the year of our Lord on thousand seven hundred and Ninety one
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