Tappahannock 25th Mar. 1850 I hereby authorise James [N.?] Matthews Esqr. to receive, and Receipt for all the Bonds - money and other property which - may be delivered to him under my order and his receipt shall be as binding, as if it were signed by me.
John A. Parker
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No. 1 J. Bailey to J. A. Parker
[different orientation on the page] Order -- for Money -- Bond &c. in the hand of J.C. Jr., Esqr.
[different orientation on page] as reported - I shall know when & how to act - if it is accepted -- I want the settlement to take place here, and at once--
John A Parker
See the open letter to Hutt -- should you have Time - please get the information asked for --