MVB, Commission of surrogacy, 9 September 1808
THE PEOPLE of the State of NEW-YORK,
by the Grace of God Free and Independent:
To William Garrison of the Town of Livingston in the County of Columbia, send Greeting—
Whereas Joseph Myer son of Jacob Myer late of the Town of Livingston in Columbia County, deceased, an Infant under the age of twenty one years, and who was ninteen years of age on ^or about^ the first day of August last, hath, by his Petition, presented to Martin Van Buren, Esquire, our Surrogate for our said County of Columbia, represented, that h[e] is legally entitled to <
illegible> personal estate in the County of Columbia, in which he was apprehensive he might sustain loss, for want of a proper person to secure and improve the fame, and requested aid under the Statute of this State, entitled, "An Act authorising Surrogates to appoint Guardians for infants," passed the 5th day of April, 1802: And whereas the said Joseph Myer by his Deed, bearing date the eighth day of September Inst did elect and choose you the said William Garison to be the Guardian of his Person and Estate until he the said Joseph Myer shall attain to the age of twenty-one: And whereas you the said William Garrison by an instrument in writing, under your hand, bearing date the eighth day of September Inst. now on file in the Office of the said Surrogate, have consented to accept said Guardianship: and we being desirous that the person, interests, concerns and estate of the said infant should be well, diligently and faithfully managed and attended to, Do allow you the said William Garrison to be Guardian to the said Infant, and Do grant unto you the said William Garrison by these Presents, full power and authority to take proper and diligent care of the said Infant's person, his eduction, his estate and interests of every kind, for the profit and benefit of said Infant, until he shall arrive to the full age of twenty-one years, or until your Guardianship by these presents created shall be legally annulled, and not to intermeddle with any thing but of what you may render an account: and you the said William Garrison are in all things to discharge the duty of a Guardian to said Infant, according to the Laws of this State, and render a just and true account of such Guardianship before any Court having cognizance thereof, when thereunto required. In testimony whereof, we have caused the Seal of Office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed.
WITNESS, Martin Van Buren, Esquire, Surrogate of the said County, at Kinderhook the ninth day of Septr in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight and of our Independence ^in^ the thirty third.
[Center-top of the page]
Registered Sept 9th. 1808