Letters of Administration, 17 July 1844, Copy [E. Smith Administratrix of the Estate of JS]
, Letters of Administration, to , for JS, , Hancock Co., IL, 17 July 1844, E. Smith Administratrix of the Estate of JS (Hancock Co., IL, Probate Court 1844). Copied [ca. 17 July 1844]; Hancock County Probate Court, Probate Record, vol. C, pp. 28–29; handwriting of ; Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, IL; microfilm at FHL. Includes seal.
The People of the State of . To all to whom these presents shall come. Greeting:—
Know ye, That whereas, Joseph Smith of the County of and State of , died, intestate, as it is said. on. or about the twenty seventh day of June AD 1844, having at the time of his decease personal property in this , which may be lost, destroyed, or diminished in value, if speedy care be not taken of the same, to the end therefore, that said property may be collected and preserved for those who shall appear to have a legal right or interest therein. we do hereby appoint of the County of and State of administrix of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of the said Joseph Smith at the time of his decease, with [p. 28]