3 June 1784
Know all men by these present that I Andrew Porter of the township of West Caln in the County of Chester of the state of Pennsylvania, late Col. of the Penns. Regiment of Artillery – have constituted, made of and appointed my trusty and loving friend John McCulloh of the City of Philadelphia my true and lawful attorney for me & my name and stead, to ask, demand, servefor, levy, recover & receive all such demand sums of money, certificates, for arranges of pay on the final settlement of public accounts with the American Army, dues, accounts & other demands whatsoever, which are or shall be due owing payable & belonging to me or detained from my any manner of ways or means whatsoever by Major Bowen & Capt. Areuris Beaty, Agents appointed for the notes of certificates due to the officers & soldiers of the Pennsylvania Line on the final settlement of their accounts.
Giving and granting said attorney by these present my full & whole power strength and authority in and about the principles to have use and undertake all lawful ways & means in my name for the recovery of the Certificates or notes on the final settlement of the Acct of the Penn Line due to myself, to the late Capt. Lieut Saml Story, dec., my son Lieut Robert Porter (a minor) and to the following men commissioned officers & soldiers who have assigned over to myself & to my son Robert their whole pay arranges & endowments, viz:
Frederick Chapman, Matross Francis Blundell, serg. George Chapman, Serg. George Harris, Matross Robert Johnson, formerly a corporal of late a Matross Peter Cundum, Matross Willm Croffts, Matross George Bennidick, gunner William Kelly, Matross Joseph Sharp, Musician & Serg John Ward, Matross Michael Thurston, Musician & Serg. Joseph Jones, Matross Sam Smith, Matross James Baker, corporal George Bangerman, Matross John Deer, Musician & Serg John Lick, Matross Job Bennington, gunner William Conner, Matross James Walker, Matross Isaac Senvey, Matross John Rickey, Serg Richard Sweetman, Matross William Talbo, Corpl David Griffith, Matross James Robinson Robert Jeff Thomas Jinnings
McCulloh Papers, 1773-1848, Maryland Historical Society, MS 2110, microfilm reel 1, frame 171