Know all men by these present that we, Constable, Rucker & Co., for divers good Causes and Considerations where unto moving has made, ordained, Authorized, Nominated and appointed, and by these present do make, ordain, Authorize, nominate and appoint Mr. Robert Stewart of New York, Merchant, true and lawful Attorney for us in our name and for our proper use and Benefit to ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive of and from the State of North Carolina and all persons Residing therein, all such sum or sums of Money, Debts and Demands whatsoever, which are now due and owing to us, the said Constable, Rucker & Co., by and from the said State and the persons within it, and to have, use and take all lawful ways and means in our name or otherwise, for the recovery thereof by Attachment, Arrest, Distress or otherwise, and to Compound and agree for the same, and Acquittances or other sufficient discharge
Sealed and delivered in presence of
I, William Groves, Notary and Tabillion (?) Public for Port Bath in the State of North Carolina, by Lawful Authority duly Admitted and Sworn, Dwelling in the Town of Washington, do hereby Certify that the above is a true Copy of the Original Power of Attorney as proved by the Oath of John Howland and Subscribing Witness.
In testimony whereof I, the said Notary, hath hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal of Office at Washington, this fifteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord, 1787.