1853 August 26 Deed of Appointment of John M. Bernhisel to Represent Brigham Young


1853 August 26 Deed of Appointment of John M. Bernhisel to Represent Brigham Young




Legal Document appointing John M. Bernhisel as lawful attorney and representative for Brigham Young and empowering Bernhisel to receive payments from the Government in his behalf. Signed and sealed in the presence of two witnesses and notarized by W. I. Appleby.

Date Issued

August 26, 1853


Brigham Young, Governor of Utah Territory


John M. Bernhisel


Great Salt Lake City

Signed By

Brigham Young
W.I. Appleby


W. I. Appleby
Daniel Mackintosh
Albert Carrington




1853 August 26

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That I, Brigham Young, Governor of the Territory of Utah, do hereby constitute and appoint the Honorable John M. Bernhisel, the present Delegate in Congress from the Territory aforesaid, my true, sufficient and lawful attorney, for me and in my name, and for my use and benefit; to receive from the Government of the United States of America, my salary as such Governor, and as Ex-officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs, within and for said Territory, likewise the Contingent fund that has been, or may be appropriated for the use of the Governor thereof, which has accrued and which is unpaid, or that may accrue, and when so paid to Receipt for the same, and thereof fully discharge the Government, by release under Seal or otherwise, as may be deemed most Satisfactory to the Officers having charge of the management and payment of business of the kind: all which my said Attorney shall do in the premises. I hereby ratifying and confirming to the same effect in law or equity, as if I were personally present, and did the same myself.

Signed, Sealed, &
Delivered in presence of.

Daniel Mackintosh
Albert Carrington

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set
my hand and seal, this Twentysixth day of August A. D. 1853

Brigham Young

United States of America
Utah Territory Great Salt Lake City

Be it remembered that on the Twenty Sixth day of August, A. D. Eighteen Hundred and Fifty three, befor<e> me William I. Appleby, of the District Judge of the first Judicial District within and for said Territory personally appeared the foregoing named Brigham Young and acknowledged the Sealing of the aforesaid Power of Attorney to be his voluntary act.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the seal of said Court.

Done at Great Salt lake City the day & year above written.

W. I. Appleby. Clk.