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Power of attorney for Alexander McCulloch and John Campbell to act for Henry McCulloh
McCulloh, Henry, ca. 1700-1779
July 19, 1757
Volume 05, Pages 779-782

To all to Whom these Presents shall come

I Henry McCulloh late of Soracte in the Province of North Carolina but now of Turnham Green in the [County] of Middlesex England Esqr Send Greeting

Whereas his Present most Excellent Majesty King George the Second by Sundry Grants bearing Date the Third Day of March in the Year of our Lord 1745 Gave and Granted unto me the said Henry McCulloh Eight Grants upon Flatt Eno & Tar rivers and the Branches thereof in the Province of North Carolina afsd Each Grant Containing Twelve Thousand five hundred Acres of Land and making together One Hundred Thousand Acres of Land which is Commonly Called or known by the Name of the Tract No 12 and his said most Excellent Majesty having likewise Granted unto me the said Henry McCulloh other Eight Grants bearing Date the sd third Day of March in the sd Year of our Lord 1745 upon Cape Fear and Aramantia rivers and the Branches thereof Each Containing Twelve Thousand five hundred Acres of Land & making Together one Hundred Thousand Acres of Land which is Commonly Called or known by the Name of the Tract No 11 and his sd Most Excellent Majesty having also Given & Granted unto me the sd Henry McCulloh and to Doctor Wm Houston of Soracte aforesd in Trust for me the said Henry McCulloh other Eight Grants bearing Date the said third day of March in the sd year of our Lord 1745 upon Wharee and the Branches of Great P. Dee river Containing Each Twelve thousand

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five hundred Acres of Land making together One hundred thousand Acres of Land which is Commonly Called or known by the Name of the Tract No 10 And his sd Most Excellent Majesty having also given and Granted unto me the said Henry McCulloh other Eight Grants bearing Date the said third day of March in the sd Year of Our Lord 1745 upon the Atkin or Great Pee Dee river and the Branches thereof Each Containing Twelve Thousand five hundred Acres of Land making Together One hundred thousand Acres of Land which is Commonly Called or known by the name of the Tract No 9 And his said Most Excellent Majesty having also Given and Granted unto me the said Henry McCulloh or to the aforesd Doctor Wm Houston In Trust for Me Eight other Grants bearing Date the sd third day of March in the sd Year of our Lord 1745 upon Great Pee Dee & Wharee rivers & the Branches thereof Each Containing twelve [thousand] five hundred acres of Land Making together One hundred Thousand Acres of Land which is Commonly Called or known by the Name of the Tract No 8 and Whereas upwards of Four hundred and fifty Thousand Acres of the Lands contained within the said Grants (happened after the right honourable Earl Granville's Line was Extended from Pamlico river to Great Pee Dee River) to fall within his Lordship's Division of his One Eighth Part of the two Carolinas with the Crown which did not in the Least Injure or Prejudice my Title to the sd Lands and which the sd Earl Granville always Declared I was in no respect to be Injured or hurt by reason of his said Division having so taken Place with the Crown Yet Mr. Francis Corbin his Lordships Agent in North Carolina from sordid Wicked and avaritious Intentions & with a Design not only to Injure or Prejudice Me but also to Impose upon such Persons who were Settled on my Lands & to Gain Money from them by admitting of Entries & Passing Grants for Several Parcells of my sd Lands has by his Conduct in Intimidating such Persons as were settled on them Prevented and Excluded me from the Benefit of the Priviledges which his sd Majesty was Graciously Pleased to Grant me in an Exemption of Quit Rents from the sd Third day of March 1745 untill the 14th Day of March 1756 which in the Whole Deprived me of the Benefit of upwards of Six Thousand Seven hundred and fifty Pounds Sterling that would otherwise have accrued to me by settling my Lands regularly and by the Interest of the Purchase money I might have recd from those who would have Settled on them by which I should have been Eased from all future Payment of Quit rents and not only so but by the sd Fras Corbins Acting Contrary to all the Principles of Law and Equity in Trespassing
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upon my Lands and in Vilifying my Title by himself and his agents he has Put it out of my Power Even untill this Present time to Dispose of any Considerable Quantitys of my Lands so as to free me from the Expense and Trouble I have been Put to with respect to the same and in all other respects he hath Endangered my Property by laying me under such Difficulties and hardships as may make it almost Impossible for me to comply with the Conditions of my Grants and to add to all this the anxiety and uneasiness of mind and the many Disadvantages and hardships he has brought me under by reason of his Persisting in his unwarrantable and unjustifiable Proceedings for the course of many years which are so complicated a Nature that three times the Damages that could Possibly be Proved before a Court of Law cannot make me a full compensation for the same but of this a Court of Law has a right to Judge from the Nature and circumstances of the case. Therefore in Justice to myself and to Deterr all Other Persons from such illegal and unwarrantable Practices I think it a Duty Incumbent on me to Prosecute the sd Francis Corbin and such other Persons as he has Employed to Prejudice my Title to the sd Lands Now Know Ye that in Order to Obtain Justice and to meet with relief from the Trespasses and injurious conduct of the sd Fras Corbin and his Emissaries I the sd Henry McCulloh have made ordained constituted Authorized and appointed & by these Presents Do make ordain constitute authorize and appoint John Campbell Esqr Merchant in Bertie County in the Province of No Carolina afsd and Alexander McCulloh Esqr Deputy Auditor of the same Province my true and Lawfull attorney and attorneys Jointly and Seperately for me and in my Name Place & Stead to Sue and Prosecute the said Francis Corbin and if needfull his Emissaries for the sum of Eight Thousand Pounds Sterling or for such other sum as they may think I have Been injured in by Trespassing upon my Lands Vilifying my Title and in many other respects Disquieting my mind and injuring my Property & in order to Carry on the sd suit and to obtain Justice from the sd Francis Corbin and such other Persons as have Injured my Title or Property in the sd Lands to fee and Employ Council Advocates and attorneys or such other Persons as they shall Judge Necessary and in all other matters to Act as may seem fit and Expedient unto them or Either of them in and about the Premises by Virtue of these Presents in as full and ample manner as I myself might or could do being personally Present In Witness whereof I the sd Henry McCulloh have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th Day of July in the Thirty first Year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God
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of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and soforth and in the year of our Lord 1757

HENRY McCULLOH
Sealed and Delivered being first duly stamped in the Presence of us
John Padmore
Thos Littleton Osman