I Samuel Phillips of Andover in the County of Essex, and Province of the Massachusetts bay in New England, Clerk, do by these Presents Authorize & fully Impower my Eldest & well beloved Son, Mr. Samuel Phillips junr of Andover aforesd, Merchant, to Prosecute in my Name and as my Lawfull Attorney, to the utmost, in the Civil Laws all and Every Such Person or Persons, who have Trespassed, or who Shall hereafter Trespass upon any of my Lands lying in the Province of New Hampshire in New England viz. in London Derry, Windham, Chester or Freetown (so called). Namely, whether the Trespass be a Cutting down, or Carrying of any Timber or other Wood of what name or kind soever, belonging to any of my said Lands, or a making of any Spoil or any Encroachment thereon in any form whatsoever. And I also give the sd Samuel Phillips junr full Power to Substitute one or more Persons to Prosecute all such Trespassers, as above said. In Witness whereof I have here unto set my hand & Seal in Andover, this Twentyeth Day of February Anno Dom: One Thousand Seven hundred and fifty, fifty-one.
Signed Seal of Delivered in presence of Mr George Abbot
Nathan Blanchard Samuel Phillips
Essex To: Andover Feb: 28th/1750/51.
Then the above named Samuel Phillips personally appeared and freely Acknowledged the above written Instrument to be his Voluntary act and deed,
Before me John Osgood Justice of the Peace
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