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Crosby, Joshua (fl. 1703) Grant of power of attorney to Rip van Dam

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04939 Author/Creator: Crosby, Joshua (fl. 1703) Place Written: Jamaica Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1703 Pagination: 2p. + docket + endorsement 58.9 x 44.7

Joshua Crosby and Charles Hill, the executors of the late James Mills's will, appoint Rip van Dam to be their attorney in concluding the matter.

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