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[NEW YORK, 1820]


The People of the State of New York
By the Grace of God Free and Independent
To Louisa Ann Sterry thw widow of Robert Sterry, late United States Consul, in France, deceased

Whereas the said Robert Sterry is alleged lately died intestate, having whilest 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 the auditing, allowing and final discharging the account thereof, doth appertain unto us: and we being desirous that the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased may be well and faithfully administered, applied, and disposed of, do grant unto you the said Louisa Ann Sterry full power by these presents, to administer and failthfully 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, as far as such goods, chattels, and credits 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 shall or have come to your hands, possession or knowledge; and the same so made to exhibit or cause to be exhibited, into the office of the Surrogate of the said county of New York, at or before the expiration of six calendar months from the date hereof; and also to render a just and true account of administration when thereunto required. And we do by these presents depute, constitute and appoint, you, the said Louisa Ann Sterry Administratrix of all and singular the goods, chattels, and credits, which were of the said Robert Sterry.

In testimony whereof, we have caused the seal of office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed. Witnessed Silvanus Miller Esquire, Surrogate of the saud county, at the city of New York, the fifteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty and of our independence the forth fifth. Silvanus Miller.