... To Mr. Rowland Cotton of Sandwich in sd County of Barnstable.
Trusting in your discression faithfulness and fidelity I do by these presents Comitt unto you full power to administer on all and singular the goods chattels rights & credits of Mr. John Cotton & Mrs. Sarah Cotton widow & Relict of sd John Cotton late of Yarmouth your deceased brother and sister who died Intestate ... second day of __ in the fifth year of her Majesties Reign Annoqe Domini 1706. Barnabas Lothrop (seal)
August second 1706. Then Mr. Rowland Cotton Administrator to the estate of Mr. John Cotton Late of Yarmouth and of Sarah Cotton widow and Relict of sd John Cotton both now deceased appeared before Barnabas Lothrop, Esqr. Judge of Probate and granting Letters of Administration ... that the above written is a true Inventory of the estate of sd John & Sarah Cotton ...