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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.610.03
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1781 
Title Authorizing Thomas MacDonogh of London with power of attorney for the executors of Roper Dawson's estate
Date 10 July 1781
Author Van Cortlandt, Augustus (1728-1823)  
Document Type Legal document
Content Description Van Cortland, and his fellow executors, Rachel Dawson and George Barnes, authorize MacDonogh to take legal action against John Thorton, a London merchant, to recover Roper Dawson's property. Witnessed by Van Cortland and certified (but not signed) by David Matthews, the mayor of New York City.
Subjects Estate  Law  Merchants and Trade  
People Van Cortlandt, Augustus (1728-1823)  Dawson, Roper (b. 1724)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859