Letter of Attorney to Reuben McBride, 2 November 1841

A Copy of a letter of Attorney given to  Reuben McBride of Kirtland O. Nov 2nd 1841  and a revocation of that given to Almon  Babbitt as foll superceded.
Know all men by these presents, that whereas I,  Joseph Smith of Hancock County and State of Illinois,  in and by my letter of Attorney, did make, and constitute  and appoint Almon Babbitt of same place, my  Attorney in my name and for my use, to recover &  receive all debts and sums of money whatsoever, due  to me in and about Kirtland and elsewhere; and  to bargain, sell, confirm, lease and release all my real  estate in and about Kirtland in the State of Ohio,  as by the said letter may appear. Now know ye,  that I Joseph Smith have revoked, countermanded  annulled, and made void, and by these presents  do revoke, countermand, annul & make void, the sd.  letter of Attorney, and all power and authority thereby  given, or intended to be given to the said Almon  Babbitt. In witness my hand and seal this  second day of November, in the year of our Lord  one thousand eight hundred and forty one.
Joseph Smith L.S
And further, know ye, that I, the  said Joseph Smith, do by these presents, make,  constitute and appoint Reuben McBride of Kirt land and State of Ohio, my true and lawful  attorney, in the place of Almon Babbitt, super seded, for me and in my name, & for my use, to  ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive all such  sum or sums of money, debts, goods, wares and  other demands, whatsoever; and to bargain, sell, convey  and confirm, lease and release any part or all of  my real estate in and about Kirtland or elsewhere  within the state of Ohio, giving and granting unto [p. 213]
JS, Letter of Attorney, Nauvoo, IL, 2 Nov. 1841; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 213–214; handwriting of John Fullmer; JS Collection, CHL.