1828 Administration of the Estate of Jacob A Walrath
The People of the State of New York by the grace of God free and independent. To Elisabeth Walrath, Audolf Walrath and Henry Markell, send greetings. Whereas Jacob A. Walrath late of the Town of Minden in the County of Montgomery as is alleged lately died intestate, having whilst living, and at the time of his death, goods, chattels, or credits within this State, by means whereof the ordering and granting administration of all and singular the said goods, chattels, and credits, and also of the auditing allowing and finally discharging the accounts thereof doth appertain unto us. And we being desirous that the goods, chattels, and credits of the deceased may be well and faithfully administered, applied, and disposed of do grant unto you the said Elisabeth Walrath, Audolf Walrath, and Henry Markell, full power by these presents to administer and faithfully to dispose of all and singular the said goods, chattels, and credits - to ask demand, recover, and receive the debts which unto the said deceased, whilst living, and at the time of his death, did belong . And to pay the debts which the said deceased did owe, so far as such goods, chattels will thereto 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 deceased which have or shall come to your hands ______ or knowledge. And the same so made, to exhibit or cause to be exhibited unto the office of the Surrogate of the said County of Montgomery at or before the expiration of six calendar months from the date hereof. And to render a just and true account of administration when these unto required (??) And we do by these presents depute, constitute and appoint you the said Elisabeth Walrath, Audolf Walrath, and Henry Markell administratrix and administrators of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits which were of the said Jacob A. Walrath deceased. In testimony whereof we have caused the seal of office of our said Surrogate to be hereto affixed.
Witness Tobias Stoutenburg, Esquire, Surrogate in the County of Montgomery the 16 th day of June in the year of our Lord 1828 and of our independence the fifty second.