Source: North Carolina State Archives Written: January 20, 1784 From Treasurerís & Comptrollerís Papers, Military Papers, 1776-1792, Service Records and Settlements, N-P, Box 20, Edward Newman; from North Carolina Sate Archives. *** State of No. Carolina By the Justices of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Duplin Whereas it hath been certified unto us that Edward Newman late of the said County Planter is Dead and hath made no will and Sarah Newman having made application to us for Administration on the Estate of the said Deceased and hath Given Bond before the said County Court in the sum of Five Hundred pounds specie and hath Qualified by taking the Oath of an Administrator according to law These are therefore to empower the said Sarah Newman to enter into and upon all and singular the Goods and Chattels [Rights - torn] and Credits of the said Deceased and the same into his possession take wheresoever in this State to be found and an Inventory thereof on oath to return in the Secretaryís office within Ninety Days from the Date hereof and the said Sarah Newman is hereby required to duly administer the Goods and Chattels Rights and Credits of the said Edward Newman and to pay all his Just debts as far as the said Estate will extend or the law shall charge him Witness William Dickson Clerk of the said Court at Duplin the 20th day of January anno Dom 1784 WDickson CC ***** (on the back, bottom) State of North Carolina Sampson County This day the within named Sarah Newman personally appeared before me one of the Justices of the peace for Said County and made oath that she is the same Sarah Newman to whom the within letters of Administration was granted and that the within mentioned Edward Newman deceased was a Soldier in the North Carolina line on Continental Establishment & served as Such & died in the Service, So far as she knows and believes, and never had any discharge and that she hath never Received the final Settlement certificate which the Sd Edward Newman was intitled to for Said Service. Sarah (her X mark) Newman Sworn to before me this 7th day of July 1791 William Odom JP I assign over my Right of the above mentioned final settlement certificate to James Carraway for value Received & he is hereby authorized to draw the same out of the comptrollerís office Witness my hand this 7th day of July 1791. Sarah (her X mark) Newman Test William Odom JP ***** (on the back, middle) Edward Newman 33 30/90 Carraway Sarah Newman **** (on back, top) Sworn to agreeable to Law before me this 27 day July 1791. Fran.s Child Compt.
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