1852 Laws relating to Indiana’s Gore

Part of the Historic Indiana Law Project.

Abstracts of laws relating to Indiana’s Gore from:
Laws of the State of Indiana, Passed at the Thirty-Seventh Session of the General Assembly. Indianapolis : J. P. Chapman, 1853. Google Books


Page 115
Chapter 96.
An act supplemental to an act entitled “an act for the relief of certain persons therein named,” approved February 16, 1848, which act reads in the words and figures following: “An act for the relief of certain persons therein named,” approved February 16, 1858.
(Approved March 2, 1853.)

  • It has been represented to this General Assembly, that John Wilkie of Edinburgh, in Scotland, between the years 1821 and 1825, was the purchaser of two-thirds of the east half of section thirty-four, in township five, of range twelve, and the south half of the southeast quarter of section twenty-two, in township five, of range twelve, of lands sold at Jeffersonville, all situate in Switzerland county, and State of Indiana; that said John Wilkie caused valuable improvements to be made thereon, and greatly enhanced the value of said lands; that said John Wilkie, in January, 1846, by duly authenticated power of attorney at Edinburgh, in Scotland, constituted William Wilkie, of Boone county, Kentucky, and Alexander Allen, of Switzerland county, Indiana, his attorneys in fact, jointly or separately, to sell and convey said tract of land, or any part thereof, to give bonds, execute and deliver deeds, receive mortgages, &c. Whereas, the said William Wilkie, as such attorney in fact, has sold portions of said land to the following persons, to-wit: James Furgerson, John Ashurty, William M. Weaver, John A. Weaver, and James A. Weaver, who are citizens of the United States, and residents of Switzerland County, Indiana, and executed and delivered deeds and bonds to said purchasers, and received part payment of the purchasers, and received mortgages to secure the payment of the residue, the said William Wilkie and the said purchasers being under the erroneous impression that he had a right to sell and convey.
  • That all the acts and doings of the said William Wilkie as such attorney in fact…are hereby declared to be as valid and effectual, to all intents and purposes, as if the said John Wilkie had been a citizen of the United States at the time of the executing of said power of attorney.