Guardian
James Bythewood
William Morris 33rd USCT
December, 1872

Pension Records
State of Florida, County of Duval
By the Judge of the County Court of the State of Florida, for the County of Duval To all to whom these presents shall come: Greeting. Whereas, James Bythewood hath applied
to the Judge of said Court to be appointed Guardian of John Morris and Sarah Morris, Minor Children of William Morris late a Private of Company G of the Thirty Third Regiment
of United States Colored Infantry, deceased, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Judge of said Court, that said Minerva were and are the only children of said deceased
surviving at the time of his decease, and that the said Applicant is a fit and proper person to receive said appointment, and having taken the oath and transformed all other acts
necessary to his just qualification as such Guardian _____________________________

Now Therefore fore Know Ye, That I, William A McLean Judge of and by virtue of the power and authority by law in me vested. Do hereby declare the said James Bythewood duly
qualified under and by the laws of said State to be, and he is here by appointed Guardian of said Minors John Morris and Sarah Morris, and hath full power and authority by
virture of these presents, and is duly entitled to take possession of, and to have and hold for the benefit of said Minors, all and singular the Goods, Chattles, Rights, Credits and
Estate of said Minors, as shall be in accordence with law, during the legal continuance of said Guardianship, until said Minors, as shall be in accordance with law, during the
legal continuance of said Guardianship, until said Minors shall respectively attain the age of Twenty-one years or until the said Guardianship shall be duly revoked according to
law

In testimony where of I hereunto set my hand and affix the Seal of said Court, in the City of Jacksonville this  day of December AD 1872

W. A. McLean
County Judge
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