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Know all men by these presents that I Benjamin Lillard of the State of Virginia and County of Rappahannock do hereby constitutes and appoints Jeremiah B. [Teter?[ of the City of Richmond my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name to receive from the auditor of public accounts a warrant upon the treasurer of Virginia for six hundred and fifty dollars the amount due me for negro Ben Puller who was found guilty of murder by the County Court of Frederick and sentenced to be hung on Friday the 28th of the present month. Witness my hand and seal the 20th day of December 1838. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Marcus Cooper. Benjamin Lillard [?]