MVB, Commission of surrogacy, 8 September 1808
TO MARTIN VAN BUREN, Esquire, Surrogate
of the County of Columbia,
The Petition of John Myers
That your Petitioner is a Minor, above the age of fourteen years, and that according to the best of his information, knowledge and belief, he was nineteen years of age
on the about the first day of August last.
That your Peitioner is owner of and legally entitled to certain <
illegible> personal estate in the County of Columbia [intentionally blank] in which estate your Petitioner is apprehensive he may sustain loss, for want of a proper person legally empowered to secure and improve the same.
That your Petitioner therefore prays the aid of this Court in the premises, under the Statute of the State of New-York, passed the 5th day of April, 1802, entitled, "An Act authorising Surrogates to appoint Guardians to Infants;" and that Nicholas T. Smith [intentionally blank] may be allowed to be Guardian to the person and estate of your Petitioner, until he is twenty-one years of age.
Columbia County, Kinderhook
Septr 8th. 1808—
|Witness MVBuren||John X Myer|
Columbia County, ss.
ON inspecting John Myers the Infant in the above Petition named, and by the affidavit of Peter Hanke [intentionally blank] before me taken; and which is filed in my Office, I have satisfactory evidence that the said Infant is of the age above mentioned, and do approve of the receiving and filing said Petition,