1808 Benjamin: Amherst Co. Virginia Court Record: Know all men by these presents that we Benjamin MAYS and James MAYS of Iredell County and State of No. Carolina for divers good causes and considerations hereunto moving, have made, ordained, authorized... and by these presents do make, ordain, authorize... John B. MAYS of the county and state aforesaid; our true and lawful attorney for us, and in our names, and for our own proper use and benefit, do ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive all such legacy or legacies, or such part or parts of the Estate of our Father, Robert MAYS, deceased, of Amherst County, State of Virginia, as we, or either of us may be legally entitled to, and to have use, and take all lawful ways and means in our names, or otherwise for the recovery thereof, and to compound and agree for the same, and requittances or other sufficient discharges for the same, for us, and in our names to make sell and deliver, and to do all other lawful acts and things whatsoever concerning the promises as fully, and in every respect as we, ourselves might or could do, were we personally present at the doing thereof; and attornies one or more under him for the purposes aforesaid to make, and again at his pleasure to revoke, ratifying and confirming, and by these presents, allowing whatsoever our said Attorey shall in our names lawfully do or cause to be done, in, and about the premises by virtue of these presents. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and Seals the 7th day of May 1808. Signed, Sealed, and Delivered in the presence of us Joseph GUY J.P.; M. MATHEWS J.P. State of North Carolina Iredell County. I hereby certify to all whom it doth or may concern that Joseph GUY and M. MATHEWS Esquires, before whom the within was taken and who hath thereto subscribed their names, were at the time of so doing Justices of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid duly comissioned and Sworn, and to all whose acts as such, due faith and credit is and ought to be given as well in courts of Justice as thereout. In Testimony whereof I have thereto set my hand and affixed the seal of my office the 7th day of May 1808. John NISBET, Clerk. At a Court held for Amherst County the 17th day of May 1808 this Letter of Attorney was duly certified from the County of Iredell in the State of North Carolina and the same is ordered to be recorded into the Court. Teste.