Letters of Administration, 19 September 1844 [Coolidge Administrator of the Estate of JS]
, Letters of Administration, to , for JS, , Hancock Co., IL, 19 Sept. 1844, Coolidge Administrator of the Estate of JS (Hancock Co., IL, Probate Court 1844–1848). Copied [ca. 19 Sept. 1844]; Hancock County Probate Court, Probate Record, vol. C, p. 43; unidentified handwriting; 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 27th. day of June A. D. 1844 having at the time of his decease personal property in this , liable to be lost, destroyed or diminished in value, unless speedy care should be taken of the same. And whereas by our Certain Letters of Administration we lately appointed of the County of and State of Administratrix of all and singular the Goods and Chattels, rights and Credits of which were of the said Joseph Smith at the time of his decease with full power and authority to secure and collect the said property and debts wheresoever the same might be found in this And in general to do and perform all other acts required by law, to be performed, And Whereas, the letters of administration granted to the said as aforesaid have been revoked by us whereby Administration upon Certain of the said property remains to be done: to the end therefore that said property may be collected and preserved for those who shall appear to have a legal right orinterest therein we do hereby appoint of the County of , and State of , administrator of all and singular the Goods and Chattels, rights and credits which were of the said Joseph Smith at the time of his decease and which have not been administered upon with full power and Authority to secure and collect the said property and debts wheresoever the same may be found in this , and in general to do and perform all other Acts which now are or hereafter may be required of him by law.
witness Probate Justice of the Peace in and for the said County of at his office in this 19th. day of September A.D. 1844—