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Know all men by these presents that J. Homer Palmer of the county of Muklenburg and state of Virginia have made and appointed and by these presents do made and appoint Nathaniel Alexander of said county and state my lawfull attorney for me and in my [illegible] to received of the auditer of publick accounts the sum of $36.66 the amount of balance sale of negroe man Stephen sold in the county of Nicholas for jail fees. And in [illegible] thereof to give such acquittance or discharge for the same amount of money or as much as may be due me for sale of said negroe) as I might doe if I were personally present. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th April 1831