Washington County, TX
Upon petition of Gideon WALKER praying for letters of administration on the vacant estate of James WALKER, Sen. deceased. It is ordered that upon the petitioner furnishing bond and security according to law the prayer of the petitioner be granted and letters of administration issued.
held and firmly bonded unto John P. COLES Judge of Probate in and for the County of Washington and his successors in office in the penal sum of six thousand dollars to be paid to the said Judge or his successors in office to which payment will and truly to be made we bind ourselves jointly and severally our hired executors and assigns firmly by these present sealed with our seals dated this twenty ninth day of May one thousand eight hundred and thrity seven.. The conduction of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bonded Gideon WALKER have been appointed administrator of the vacant succession of James WALKER Sen. dec = d Now if the said Gideon WALKER shall well and truly perform the duties imposed on him as such and in all things conform himself to the orders of this court and render according to law a regular and just statement of his proceedings as administrator of said estate and make final settlement of said administrationship then this obligation to be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue in law.
Done in the town of Washington on the day and date before wittnss.
and abilities faithfully discharge the duties of administrator of the vacant succession of James WALKER Sen. dec=d to which I have this day been appointed so help me God.
Giden WALKER having given bond and security and taken the oath prescribed by law the following letter of administration was thus issued to wit.
by law, I John P. Coles Judge of Probate in and for the County of Washington have appointed and by the these present do appoint the said Gideon WALKER administrator of the vacant estate of James WALKER Sen. deceased hereby vesting in the said Gideon WALKER all the powers rights and priviledges legally apputaining to said trust, and I sign the same in conformity to law affixing hereunto my private seal having no seal of office in the town of Washington this Twentyninth day of May one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven.
Gideon WALKER administrator of the Estate of James WALKER Sen. deceased made the following return to wit.
A Enventory of the sales of the Estate of James WALKER dec=d
is considered the valuation of the same so far as we have settled
Transcribed by Sue Owens/1998
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