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Power of attorney for John Rutherford to act for George Burrington
Burrington, George, b. 1738
July 23, 1760
Volume 06, Pages 277-278

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[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

Know all men by These presents That I George Burrington Lieutenant of his Majesty's Seventy first Regiment of Foot now at Inverness Administrator with the will annext of my late Father George Burrington Esqr late Governor of the province of North Carolina & also his Heirs at Law Have made ordained constituted & appointed and in my place & stead put And In and by These presents Do make ordain constitute and appoint and in my place and stead put John Rutherford of the said province of North Carolina Esqr my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name and to & for my own use to get all the Lands Tenements and Hereditaments at a place called Stagg park in the said province of North Carolina Surveyed by one or more able person or persons for that purpose And also to ask demand and receive of and from the Widow and the Heirs Executors or adminis[tra]tors of the late Edward Mosely Esqr Decd all Deeds and writings Books papers and Accounts of or belonging to the said late Governor Burrington Esqr my said late Father deceased And also to ask demand and receive of and from the Widow and the Heirs Executors or Admin[istra]tors of the late James Innes Esqr deced all deeds and Writings Books papers and Accounts of or belonging to the said late Governor Burrington my said late Father deced and also to ask demand and receive of & from Frederick Gregg of Wilmington in the sd province of North Carolina Esqr all Deeds & Writings Books papers and Accounts of or belonging to the said late Governor Burrington Esqr my said late Father decd and also to demand and get possession of all Lands Tenements and Hereditaments Slaves Cattle or any other thing or things which he the said Frederick Gregg or any person for or under him may have taken possession of now belonging to me or late belonging to my said late Father and also to state settle and adjust all manner of Accounts and Transactions whatsoever relating to me or my late father deced with the widow or the Heirs Executors or Administrators of the late Edward Moseley Esqr also with the Widow or the Heirs Ex[ecu]tors or Admin[istra]tors of the late James Innes Esqr and also with the said Frederick Gregg Esqr His Heirs Executors or Admin[istra]tors and also to compound any accounts with any person whatsoever their Heirs Executors or Admin[istra]tors respectively and on non payment of all or any moneys due to me as admin[istra]tor with the will annext of my said late father or to my said late father or on non delivery of any Deeds or Writings Books and papers of or belonging to me as admin[istra]tor

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aforesaid of my said late father or to my said late father from or by all and every or any the person or persons above mentioned or any other person or persons whatsoever him her them and every of them respectively to sue arrest imprison and prosecute for the same premises respectively & in such Suit or Suits to proceed to Judgement Sentence Execution award or Decree respectively and all and every such person or persons Debtor or Debtors In prison to hold and keep till payment thereof or delivery thereof be fully made with all Costs Charges and damages relating to the said premises or any part thereof Respectively & also to ask demand and receive all Rents due to me as Admin[istra]tor aforesaid of my said late father deced of and from all and every my Tenant or Tenants Debtor or Debtors within the said province of North Carolina of and from all and every person or persons whomsoever and on payment or delivery of all or any of the premises before mentioned respectively all and Every such Debtor and Debtors Tenant or Tenants of me or my said late father respectively for of prison to Discharge and also all Manner of Acquittances releases and Discharges for me and in my Name and as Administrator and Heir aforesaid of my said late father (or in my own right) either general or special to make give seal and deliver And also to perform and execute all and every oyr lawful and reasonable Act and Acts thing and things whatsoever in and about the same premises respectively or any of them or any part thereof as shall be fit and necessary to be done Giving and by these presents granting to my said attorney my full and absolute power and Authority in all and Singular the said premises and every part thereof Ratifying and holding firm all and whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done in & about the said premises and every of them by vertue and means of these presents

In Witness whereof I the sd George Burrington have here unto set my hand and seal this 23d day of July in the thirty fourth 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 and soforth and in the year of our Lord 1760.

GEO: BURRINGTON
(L. S.)
Sealed & Delivered (being first duly
Stampt, in the presence of
Andrew Monro
Willm Fraser Witness


Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This document enclosed the will of George Burrington - See Related Documents.