"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."
The subject today is the administration papers filed on the estate of Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840) of Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. This record is in:
Norfolk County (Massachusetts) Probate Court, "Probate docket books, and record books (1793-1916)," Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, on 142 microfilm reels. Volume 73, Page 239 (accessed on FHL US/CAN Microfilm 842817), Administration, Estate of Alpheus B. Smith, dated first Tuesday of February 1840.