MVB, Commission of surrogacy, 23 January 1812
We William Dirkey & John J Pruyn of the Town of Kinderhook in Columbia County, Do, by these Presents, consent to take on
my^our^sel fves the Guardianship of the Person and Estate of Abraham Claw son of Abraham Claw late of Kinderhook aforsaid demand an infant of the age of between eight & nine years in case We shall be appointed thereto by MARTIN VAN BUREN, Esquire, Surrogate of the County of Columbia. Witness my ^our^ hand, this 23d. day of Jany one thousand eight hundred and twelve.
John J. Pruyn
Columbia County SS. Personally appeared William Dirkey of the Town of Kinderhook in said County, who, on being duly sworn, doth depose and say, that Abraham Claw a son of Abraham Claw late of the Town of Kinderhook in the county of Columbia deceased,
was, ^is^ according to the best of the knowledge and belief of this deponent, ten ^between eight & nine^ years of age on the day of
Sworn the 23d day of Jany 1812