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District of Columbia, County of Alexandria. fc. The United States of America, to George [Gilfer], forced _ and _ Gentlemen, of the faid county of Alexandria. Greetings: Whereas David Stuart and Eleanor his wife, by their certain indenture of [Helena] bearing the date the eighteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and two have fold and conveyed unto George Washington...

In the faid county of Alexandria, and whereas the faid Eleanor cannot conveniently travel to our circuit court of the district of Columbia for the country of Alexandria, to make acknowledgment of the faid conveyance, therefore we do give unto you, or any two or more of you, power to receive the acknowledgment which the faid Eleanor shall be willing to make before you of the conveyance aforefaid, contained in the faid indenture, which is hereunto annexed, and we do therefore defire you, or any two or more of you,