from scanned photocopy of 'fill in the blank' form to appoint administrator for person that d. intestate:
29 July 1870, Liber 95, pg. 43 Bond book 143:
The People of the State of New York:
To 'O Alexander Sloan of Hudson City New Jersey, husband of Mary Ann Sloan late of said city'
Whereas: 'said Mary Ann Sloan' lately departed this life intestate (not, inserted) being at a immediately previous to 'her' death an inhabitant of the County of New York [but leaving a?uncle? therein, inserted] by means whereof the ordering and granting Administration of all and singular the good, chattels, and credits whereof the said intestate died possessed in the State of New York, and also the auditing, allowing, and final discharging the account thereof, doth appertain unto as; and we, being desirous that the goods, chattels, and credits of the said intestate may be well and faithfully administered, applied, and disposed of, do grant unto you, the said 'Alexander Sloan' full power, by these presents, to administer and faithfully dispose of all and singular the said goods, chattels, and credits; to ask, demand, recover, and receive the debts which unto the said intestate, whilst living, and at the time of 'her' death did belong; and to pay the debts which the said intestate did owe, as far as such goods, chattels and credits will thereunto extend, and the law require; hereby requiring you to make, or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels, and credits of the said intestate, within a reasonable time, and return a duplicate to our surrogate of the County of New York, within three months from the date of these presents; and, if further personal property or assets of any kind not mentioned in any Inventory that shall have been so made, shall come to your possession or knowledge, to make or cause to be made, in like manner, a true and perfect Inventory thereof, and return the same within two months after the discovery thereof, and also to render a just and true account of administration, when thereunto required; and we do, by these presents, depute, constitute, and appoint you, the said 'Alexander Sloan' administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels, and credits of the said 'Mary Ann Sloan' desceased.
In Testimony Whereof, we have caused the Seal of Office of the Surrogate of said County to be hereunto affixed. Witness, Robert C. Hutchings, Surrogate of said County, at the City of New York, the 29th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy - 'blank' (and of our Independence the ninety, lined out)
signed Robert C. Hutchings
Transcribed by Frank Mitchell
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