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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.610.05
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1783 
Title Authorization for Mr. Macdonogh of Brampton, England, to have power of attorney for Dawson
Date 24 October 1783
Author Dawson, George (fl. 1771-1832)  
Document Type Legal document
Content Description Dawson, son of the late Roper Dawson, attests that he is serving as a captain of a company in the British Legion and has been deprived of property in New York and elsewhere in America "on Account of my Loyalty to his Majesty and my Attachment to the British Government." As a consequence of Dawson's embarking from London for Nova Scotia, he empowers Macdonogh to pursue a memorial petition seeking indemnification from the Crown for the losses that resulted from his being a loyalist during the American Revolution.
Subjects Loyalist  Law  Global History and Civics  Revolutionary War  Military History  Canada  Finance  
People Dawson, George (fl. 1771-1832)  Dawson, Roper (b. 1724)  
Place written London, England
Theme Law; The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859