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Power of attorney for Richard Spaight and Alexander McCulloch to act for George Augustus Selwyn
Selwyn, George Augustus, 1719-1791
May 11, 1757
Volume 05, Pages 773-775

Know all Men by these Presents that I George Augustus Selwyn of Matson in the County of Gloucester Esquire only son and Heir of John Selwyn Esquire deceased Have made Ordained Constituted and appointed and by these Presents Do make ordain Constitute and Appoint and in my Place and Stead put and Depute Richard Spaight Esquire Secretary of his Majesty's Province of North Carolina and Alexander McCulloh Esquire Deputy Auditor of the same Province my True and Lawfull Attorneys irrevocably Jointly for me and in my Name to Take upon them the Care and Management of Two several Tracts of Land each Containing One Hundred Thousand Acres commonly known and Distinguished the One by the Name of the Tract Number One and the Other by the

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Name of the Tract Number Three Situate in the said Province of North Carolina and formerly Granted by Sixteen several Grants under the Seal of the said Province of North Carolina to the said John Selwyn my Late father his Heirs and Assigns for Ever under Several Terms and Conditions mentioned in the said Grants and I the said George Augustus Selwyn Do by these Presents Authorize Empower and Direct the said Richard Spaight and Alexander McCulloh to Sell and Dispose of the said Two Tracts of Land or Either of them or such Part or Parts of them or either of them as they shall think most Proper for my Advantage to such Responsible Person or Persons as they shall think fitt, for the best Price and Prices that can be got and obtained for the Same and for me and in my Name or Otherwise as to them shall seem meet to Enter Into such Contract or Contracts Agreement or Agreements with the Purchaser or Purchasers for the sale of such Lands or any Part or Parts thereof as they shall think Fitt And in Consequence of such Contracts or Agreements I the said George Augustus Selwyn do hereby Authorize and Empower the said Richard Spaight and Alexander McCulloh to Receive of and from such Purchaser or Purchasers all and every the Sum and Sums of Money that shall be agreed to be Paid as the Purchase or Consideration money for the said lands so to be sold and to give Acquittances, Receipts and other legal Discharges for the same And thereupon to sign and Subscribe my Name to all and every Conveyance and Conveyances thereof to such Purchaser or Purchasers And to Affix my Seal unto and to Seal and Deliver all and Every such Conveyance and Conveyances as my Act and Deed Acts or Deeds in as full and Perfect manner to all Intents and Purposes in the Law Whatsoever as I myself might or could do being Personally Present and all and Whatsoever the said Richard Spaight and Alexander McCulloh shall jointly Do or Cause to be Done in and about the Matters aforesaid in Pursuance of the Power and Authority hereby given to them I the said George Augustus Selwyn do Ratify Confirm and Allow by these Presents, And I moreover hereby Direct the said Richard Spaight and Alexander McCulloh in the first Place to Reserve and Retain in their Hands by and out of the Money that shall arise by the Sale or Sales of the said Two Tracts of Land or Either of them or any Part or Parts thereof Such Sum and Sums of Money as are and is usually allowed in such Cases by Way of Commission or Satisfaction for their Pains Care and Trouble in and about the said Sales and their management of the said Lands—And in the next Place to Remitt or Cause to be Remitted unto Henry McCulloh Esqr his Executors or Administrators or to such Person or Persons as he or they shall appoint the Neat Sum of four Hundred Pounds of Lawfull Money of Great
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Britain to be paid to him or them upon the Royal Exchange of the City of London Without any Deduction And Lastly to Remitt and Pay or Cause to be Remitted and Paid to me the said George Augustus Selwyn in the sd City of London or where I shall Order to Appoint the Residue and Remainder of the Money to Arise by all such Sale and Sales after the Charges and Expenses Attending such Remittances and Likewise the Remittance of the Sum of Four Hundred Pounds to the said Henry McCulloh shall be thereout first Deducted and I Do hereby Order and Direct that the said Richard Spaight and Alexander McCulloh to keep and make regular Accounts and Entrys of the Quantitys of Land by them sold; the Names of the Person and Persons to whom they shall have sold the same and the Price and Prices for which the same and Every of them have been Sold Together with their Commission and the Necessary Allowances made for such Remittances and to Render and Transmit unto me from time to time true Copys of Such Accounts to the End and Intent that I may be Truely Informed of the state of my Affairs hereby Committed to their Care and Management and to give or send unto them such further Orders and Instructions Concerning the Premises as I shall judge Necessary and Expedient In Witness whereof I the said George Augustus Selwyn have hereunto and to a Duplicate hereof set my hand and Seal at London this Eleventh Day of May in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty Seven.

G. AUGUSTUS SELWYN
Sealed and Delivered (being first duly Stampt) in the Presence of us
J. Cartwright
Jos Horwood