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Title Know all men by these presents that whereas James Stevenson late of London... did by his last will and testament give and bequeath unto one James Stevenson... a certain sum of three hundred pounds... [manuscript]: Newark, Upper Canada, power of attorney, 1796 May 3
Author Stevenson, James (c.1765-1846)
Date
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Power of attorney, May 3, 1796, from the Seneca chief James Stevenson, granting John Stevenson, an Albany, N.Y., attorney, the right to obtain the interest due or coming due to him from a £300 inheritance bequeathed by his father, Maj. James Stevenson. The document is signed with Stevenson’s sign and witnessed by the interpreter, William Johnston. There is also a certification of the document signed by William Dummer Powell, senior justice of His Majesty’s courts in Upper Canada.
Names Stevenson, John
Places Newark, New York, United States; Ontario, Canada
Keywords chief, financial transactions, money, death, inheritance, soldiers, armed forces, British Colonialism
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast, Subarctic
Additional Information James Stevenson was a Seneca Indian chief and son of Maj. James Stevenson, a British army officer who during his thirty-year career served as a captain and major with the Sixtieth Regiment of Foot in America. Residing after the Revolutionary War in Upper Canada, Stevenson (son) died in 1846 on the Cataraugus Reservation in New York.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 832
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue