1 Aug 1838
Danville, Vermilion, Illinois
STATE OF ILLINOIS )
County of Vermilion ) sct.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, TO Mathew Brown GREETINGS:
Trusting in your care and fidelity, the Court of Probate, for the County and State aforesaid, doth by these presences, pursuant to the law, nominate, constitute and appoint you the said Mathew Brown to be guardian unto Mathew B. Hinthorn, Cynthia Jane Hinthorn, Ephraim Hinthorn, Susannah Hinthorn, Elizabeth Hinthorn and Nathan Hinthorn now residing in said county, minors under the age of fourteen years, and authorise and empower you to take and have the management, care and custody of their estate, and generally to do and perform all and singular the duties of guardian to said Mathew B. Hinthorn, Cynthia Jane Hinthorn, Ephraim Hinthorn, Susannah Hinthorn, Elizabeth Hinthorn and Nathan Hinthorn according to law.
Witness A... D. Palmer Probate Justice of the Peace, in
and for the said County of Vermilion, at his office in
Danville, this first day of August, in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight
A.D. Palmer Probate J.P.
Note: The surname was spelled Hinthorn on this document or the extraction of the original. In this case it is probably an error. The names of the persons mentioned belong to the Henthorn family of Vermilion Co., IL, not to the Hinthorn family of McLean Co., IL. REH