Whereas Josiah Hendon deceased late of said County died intestate as we are informed having whilst he lived at the time of his death derived goods, rights, and credits within the Territory aforesaid and we desiring that the said goods, rights, and credits may be well and truly administered, converted, and disposed of, do hereby grant unto Martha Hendon full power by the tenor of these present to administer the goods lands chattle rights and credits of the said deceased which to him in his life time and at the time of his death did belong - to ask; levy, recover, and receive the same, and pay the debts in which the deceased stood bound so far forth of his said goods, rights, credits, lands, tenements, and here unto (?) amenitys will extend according to their rate and the order of the law to make a perfect and just inventory of said goods and chattle rights and the same to exhibit in the office of the Register of this Court at or before the expiration of three months from the date hereof and to render a just account of said administration when there unto legally required. And the said Martha Hendon is hereby ordained administrator of all and singular goods and chattle rights and credits, monies and effects of the said deceased.
Witness: Samuel Brooks Esq, Chief Justice of the said Court this 11th Day of July eighteen hundred fifteen.
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