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Wright, Anthony Grant of power of attorney to Peter Van Brugh Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04458 Author/Creator: Wright, Anthony Place Written: London, [England] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1734/02/21 Pagination: 4p. 30.3 x 18.9

The document, written and signed by the notary public of London, states that Edward Spear has named Peter Van Brugh Livingston as his attorney. Livingston is therefore expected to retrieve outstanding debts from James Wallace on behalf of Edward Spear.

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