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Power of attorney for William Hunt and Samuel Robinson to act for Henry McCulloh
McCulloh, Henry, ca. 1700-1779
May 25, 1757
Volume 05, Pages 775-778

To all to Whom these Presents shall Come I Henry McCulloh of Turnham Green of the County of Middlesex Esqr Send Greeting

Whereas George Augustus Selwyn of Matson in the County of Gloucester Esquire Only Son and Heir of John Selwyn Esquire Deceased by a Certain Deed Pole or Instrument in Writing Bearing Date the Eleventh of May Instant Did make Ordain Constitute and Appoint and in his 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 his true and Lawfull Attorneys irrevocable jointly for him and in his Name to take upon them the Care and Management of Two Several Tracts of Land each containing One Hundred Thousand Acres, commonly known or Distinguished

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the One by the Name of the Tract Number One and the Other by the 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 his Late father his Heirs and Assigns for Ever under Several Terms and Conditions mentioned in the said Grants And Whereas the said George Augustus Selwyn did by the said Deed Pole 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 his Advantage to such Responsible Person or Persons as they shall think fit for the best Price and Prices that could be Got and Obtained for the Same and for him and in his Name or Otherwise as to them should 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 should think fit and in Consequence of such Contracts or Agreements he the said George Augustus Selwyn Did thereby 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 should 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 his name to All and Every Conveyance and Conveyances thereof to such Purchaser or Purchasers and to Affix his Seal unto and to Seal and deliver all and every such Conveyance and Conveyances as his Acts and Deeds in as full and Perfect Manner to all Intents and Purposes in the Law Whatsoever as he himself might or Could Do being present And all and whatsoever the Richard Spaight and Alexander McCulloh should jointly do or Cause to be Done in and About the matters aforesaid in Pursuance of the Power and Authority thereby given to them George Augustus Selwyn Did Ratify confirm and allow by the said Deed Pole. And Whereas the said George Augustus Selwyn did by the said Deed Pole Direct the said Richard Spaight and Alexander McCulloh in the first Place should Reserve and Retain in their Hands by and Out the money that Should 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 Remit or Cause to be Remitted unto me the said Henry McCulloh
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my Executors or Administrators or to such Person or Persons as I or they shall nominate and Appoint the Neat Sum of Four Hundred Pounds of Lawfull money of Great Britain to be Paid to me or them upon the Royal Exchange of the City London without any Deduction and lastly to Remit and Pay or Cause to be Remitted and Paid to him the said George Augustus Selwyn in the said City of London or to whom he should Order or Appoint the Residue and Remainder of the Money to arise by such Sale or Sales after the Charges and Expences attending such Remittances and Likewise the Remittance of the said Sum of Four Hundred Pounds to me the said Henry McCulloh should be thereout first Deducted And Whereas the said George Augustus Selwyn Did thereby Order and Direct that the said Richard Spaight and Alexander McCulloh should keep and Make regular Accounts and Entrys of the Quantities of Land by them Sold the Names of the Person and Persons to whom they should Sell the same and the Price or Prices for which the same and every of them should be sold together with their Commissions and the necessary Allowances made for such Remittances and to Render and Transmit unto him the said George Augustus Selwyn from time to time True Copies of such Accounts to the End and Intent he might be Truely Informed of the Estate of his Affairs thereby Committed to their Care and Management and to give and send unto them such further Orders and Instructions concerning the Premises as the said George Augustus Selwyn should Judge Necessary Now know yee that I the said Henry McCulloh for Divers good Causes and Valuable Considerations me hereunto especially moving Hath assigned Transferred and Set Over and by these Presents, Doth Assign Transfer and set Over unto William Hunt and Samuel Robinson both of George Street York Buildings in the Liberty of Westminster and County of Middlesex aforesaid Gentlemen their Executors Administrators and Assigns all and Singular my Right Title and Interest of in and to the said Sum of Four Hundred Pounds herein before mentioned to be Reserved and Made Payable to me by Virtue of the before Recited Deed Pole or Letter of Attorney and all Benefit and Advantage thereof and Every Part thereof To have Receive and take the same and every Part thereof to and for the only Proper Use Benefit and Behoof of them the said William Hunt and Samuel Robinson their Ex'ors and Adm'ors and Assigns forever, And I the said Henry McCulloh for the Better and More Effectually enabling the said William Hunt and Samuel Robinson to Receive the said Sum of Four Hundred Pounds in Manner aforesaid Have made ordained Constituted Authorized and Appointed And by these Presents Do make Ordain Constitute Authorize and Appoint and In my Place and Stead
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Put and Depute them the said William Hunt and Samuel Robinson my True and Lawfull Attorney and Attorneys Jointly and Severally for me and in my Name but to and for their and either of their Own use to ask Demand Sue for Recovery and receive of and from the said Richard Spaight and Alexander McCulloh or either of them or of and from any other Person or Persons that they or Either of them shall Depute to Pay the same or of or from any Other Person or Persons that shall or may be Liable and compellable to Pay and discharge the said Four Hundred Pounds or any Part thereof and in Default of Payment thereof or any Part thereof to have use and take all Lawfull ways and means in my Name and Otherwise and on Receipt thereof Acquittances or other Sufficient Discharges for the same to make seal and Deliver and to Do all other Lawfull Acts and things whatsoever towards the Obtaining and receiving the said Sum of Four Hundred Pounds as fully in every Respect as I myself might or Could do if Personally Present And an Attorney or Attorneys under them or either of them for the Purpose aforesaid to make and at their Pleasure to revoke And I the said Henry McCulloh Do hereby Ratify allow and Confirm all and Whatsoever my said Attorney or Attorneys or either of them shall in my Name Legally do or Cause to be Done touching the Premises by Virtue of these Presents.

In Witness whereof I the said Henry McCulloh have to these Presents and also to a Duplicate hereof set my hand and Seal the Twenty fifth Day of May in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith &c, and in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty seven.

HENRY McCULLOH
Sealed and Delivered (being first Duely Stampt) in the Presence of
Corns Norton
Corns Norton Junr