Letters ad colligendum bona defuncti refers to letters to collect the goods of the deceased. At common law, letters ad colligendum bona defuncti, did not make a person executor or administrator; it only authorized him to collect the goods of the deceased, take care of them, and deliver them over to the executor, or administrator, when appointed. [Irwin & Wright v. Roach, 1 Miss. 386 (Miss. 1830)].