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Humphreys, Thomas : Public Claim

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Know all men by these presents, that I Thomas Humphries have constituted & appointed & by these presents do constitute & appoint my son William Humphries my true & lawfull attorney, for me & in my behalf to demand & receive from the state of Virginia the sum of five hundred dollars the values of my late slave Willis named in the within records. & to give & grant all such receipts for the same as may be necessary. [Hereby?] confirming & ratify by all the acts of my son & attorney in the premises as fully as if I were present & conducting [thereto?] As witness my hand & seal this 30th of July 1831

Thos Humphries {seal}

Teste.

Samuel Minor

Corporation of Fredericksburg [illegible]

Before me a Justice of the peace for Corporation aforesaid personally appeared Thomas Humphries & "[illegible]" of attorney to William Humphries "[illegible]" to be his act & deed

given under my hand and seal [this?] this 30th of July 1831

Sam Harrison {seal}