Receipt from Robert Stewart for tobacco for Constable, Rucker & Co.
Volume 20, Pages 728-729
RECEIPT FROM ROBERT STEWART.
(From Executive Letter Book.)
959 lb. Tobacco, Fayetteville.
North Carolina, Wilmington, June 28th, 1787.
I, Robert Stewart, Agent for the house of Constable, Rucker & Co., Merchants of New York, do hereby acknowledge that in consequence of a contract made and entered into by the Honorable Wm. Blount & Benjamin Hawkins, Esquires, two of the Delegates in Congress from North Carolina, on the part of the State, and Constable, Rucker & Co., Merchts. of New York, for the sale and purchase of certain Tobacco the property of the said State, and pursuant to a power of attorney from the said Constable, Rucker & Co., bearing date of 18th day of April, 1787, Constituting and appointing me
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their Agent, and pursuant to the order of his Excellency the Governor of North Carolina, issued in consequence of such contract & power of attorney, I have this day received of Robert Rowan, one of the Commissioners on the part of the State of North Carolina, at the Town of Wilmington, five Hundred and three Hogsheads of Tobacco, the nett weight of which Amounts to Five Hundred and sixteen thousand nine hundred & fifty-nine pounds for and on account of the said Constable, Rucker & Co.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand, having subscribed four receipts all of this tenor and date, one of which having taken effect the other three to be Void.