1. Power of Attorney.
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I, James X. Showalter of the City of Chicago, County of Cook, in the State of Illinois, have made, constituted and appointed, and By These Presents do make, constitute and appoint Frank O. Hazard, of the City of Peoria, County of Peoria and State of Illinois, my true and lawful Attorney for me and in my name, place and stead, to grant, bargain, sell, release, convey, transfer, exchange, mortgage and lease any and all lands, tenements, hereditaments, real and personal property, which I may own or hereafter acquire, possess or be to any extent entitled to or interested in, upon such terms and conditions and under such covenants as he shall see fit and for such consideration as he shall deem advisable ; and for me and in my name to sign, seal, execute, acknowledge and deliver all such deeds, leases, bills of sale, and assignments, indentures, agreements, mortgages and deeds of trusts or any other instrument necessary or desirable to accomplish any of the purposes for which this power of attorney is given, giving and granting unto Frank O. Hazard, my said Attorney, full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever, requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully, to all intents and purposes, as I might or could do if personally present at the doing thereof, with full power of substitution and revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said Attorney or his substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of January, 1921.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered in Presence of
James R. Smith,
County of Cook State of Illinois
James X. Showalter (Seal)
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I, Herbert Jones, a Notary Public, in and for, and residing in the said County in the State aforesaid, Do Hereby Certify, that James X. Showalter, personally known to me to be the same person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument, appeared before me this day in person, and acknowledged that he signed, sealed and delivered the said Instrument as his free and voluntary act, for the uses and purposes therein set forth.
Given under my hand and notarial seal, the 6th day of January, A. D. 1921. (Notarial Seal) Herbert Jones.
(Note: The above is a very general power of attorney giving authority to dispose of or contract in reference to the lands of the principal. A power of attorney might only cover the very thing expected to be done, as to sell certain land, described in the power of attorney, at certain price:; or upon certain terms therein named. A power of attorney giving authority to sell or dispose of real estate is, in case of its use, recorded in the same manner as deeds are recorded. But powers of attorney which are used as the evidence of one's authority to do things which are not matters of record, are themselves, of course, not recorded.)