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House. Comm. on Probate and Chancery. Report, 1841
House No. 25 On February 5, 1841, the Committee on Probate and Chancery, in response to a petition, issued a report. Mr. Johonnot's will named
his wife as executor, left various legacies, and asked for the residue to support the insane poor of Essex County. His wife followed his directions,
but when it came to her own will, she asked for her executor to buy several annuities to support various people, and that the residue of her estate go
to the Lunatic Hospital in Worcester to support patients therein from Essex County. The Hospital did not want the legacy because it meant unequal
treatment of patients and there seemed to be a better way to manage the significant sum than buying annuities. There was a majority and minority report.
Many people talked themselves around to the idea that the couple meant to support any poor insane people, not just those from Essex County, but the
issue of the management of the annuities remained. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   The Committee on Probate and Chancery, to whom was referred the petition of the County Commissioners of the County of Essex, relative to the will of the late Martha Johonnot, report ... .
OCLC Number:   1408417067
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