all men by these presents that we Wm. T. PATTERSON (in right
of his wife) and Abigail PATTERSON his wife, who was daughter
of William LONGLEY & Mary LONGLEY (widow of William LONGLEY)
whose claim is filed in the pension office (the said Wm. &
Mary being dead); do hereby constitute & appoint C. N. C.
Tucker of Washington D.C.; our true and lawful agent & attorney
to prosecute the claim of Mary LONGLEY widow of William LONGLEYs
claim & the claim of her heirs for pension that may be due
under the provision of the acts of or any other acts or resolution
of Congress and I hereby authorize my said attorney to examine
all papers & documents . . . on file in the Departments at
Washington City, or elsewhere . . .
Wm. T. PATTERSON
Abigail (X her mark) PATTERSON
. . . "Before
me the undersigned a justice of the Superior Court in & for
said County personally appeared William T. PATTERSON & Abigail,
his wife residents of said County and made oath according to
law that they are the identical William T. PATTERSON and his
wife: Abigail who executed the foregoing power of attorney and
that they are directly interested in said claim, and makes this
affidavit to be filed with such additional evidence or arguments
as our said attorney may use in prosecuting said claim. Sworn
to & subscribed before me . . .
Abigail (X her mark) PATTERSON"
R. W. Blackstock