Power of Attorney to Reuben McBride, 2 November 1841
JS, Power of Attorney, to , , Hancock Co., IL, 2 Nov. 1841. Version copied [between ca. 2 Nov. 1841 and ca. 10 Dec. 1841] in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 213–214; handwriting of ; JS Collection, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for JS Letterbook 2.
Know all men by these presents, that whereas I, Joseph Smith of and State of Illinois, in and by my letter of Attorney, did make, and constitute and appoint of same place, my Attorney in my name and for my use, to recover & receive all debts and sums of money whatsoever, due to me in and about and elsewhere; and to bargain, sell, confirm, lease and release all my real estate in and about in the State of Ohio, as by the said letter may appear. Now know ye, that I Joseph Smith have revoked, countermanded annulled, and made void, and by these presents do revoke, countermand, annul & make void, the sd. letter of Attorney, and all power and authority thereby given, or intended to be given to the said . In witness my hand and seal this second day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one.
Joseph Smith L.S
And further, knowye, that I, the said Joseph Smith, do by these presents, make, constitute and appoint of and State of Ohio, my true and lawful attorney, in the place of , superseded, for me and in my name, & for my use, to ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive all such sum or sums of money, debts, goods, wares and other demands, whatsoever; and to bargain, sell, convey and confirm, lease and release any part or all of my real estate in and about or elsewhere within the state of , giving and granting unto [p. 213]