Letter of Guardianship
Londonderry Nova Scotia, November 24th 1767
To the Surrogate Judge of Wills and Probate for Nova Scotia
Accord to Your Instructions I have got William Cooks Estate Appraised the Inventory whereof you have Inclosed. I did not know whether it was necessary to appraise the real Estate or not but as the man was on the spot thought it was. I asked Mr. Staples whether he or his wife would administer or not who said he would if it must be done, but he was in hopes Your Honour would settle it without the coast of Administering. The oldest Boy being 14 Years last May is Bound to me and the 2nd to Mr. Thomas Fletcher of this Township. The two Youngest lives yet with Staples. I shall Expect further Instructions from You first Opportunity and am Sir Your Honour Assured Most Humble Serv’t.
Bond Action to the Estate and Effects of William Cook
Granted Mathew Staples
27 April 1768
Source: Estate C 137 for William Cook of Londonderry. Probate Court, Halifax, Nova Scotia