Washington, ss, By the Honorable Jotham Lippincott Judge of the Probate of Wills, and for granting Letters of Administration on the Estates of Persons deceased, having goods, chattels, rights or credits in the County of Washington, within the State aforesaid.
To Benjamin B. Shackford of
Eastport in the County of Washington
U. S. Pier Stenth $1.00
Whereas John Shackford late of Eastport in the County
deceased, having while he lived, and at the time of his decease, goods, chattels, rights or credits in the County aforesaid, lately died intestate, whereby the power of committing administration, and full disposition of all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased; and also the hearing, examining and allowing the account of such administration, doth appertain unto me; Trusting, therefore, in your care and fidelity, I do, by these Presents, commit unto you full power to administer all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased, and well and faithfully to dispose of the same according to law; and also to ask, gather, levy, recover and receive all and whatsoever credits of the said deceased, which to him while he lived, and at the time of his death, did appertain; and to pay all debts in which the said deceased stood bound, so far as his goods, chattels, rights and credits can extend, according to the value thereof' and to make a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the real estate, goods, chattels, rights and credits; and to exhibit the same into the Registry of the Court of Probate for the County aforesaid, at or before the twentythird day of September next ensuing; and to render a plain and true account of your said administration upon oath, at or before the 23rd day of September which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 70.
And I do hereby ordain constitute and appoint you Administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits aforesaid.
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the said Court of Probate. Dated at Eastport in said County, the twentythird day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine.
Jotham Lippencott Judge
Recorded by Martin H. Wilder Register
Maine, Washington County, Probate Case Files, John Shackford Estate, Benjamin B Shackford Appointed Administrator; "Maine, Washington County Courthouse Records, 1795-1950," digital images, FamilySearch (FamilySearch.org: accessed 15 June 2014); Probate records, Probate records, 1856-1872, v. 1 (p. 1-400), page 351, Image 362