New Jersey Equity Reports Volume 28

New Jersey Equity Reports Volume 28

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...will be served with the order, and he must appear before me for examination. In the matter of the alleged lunacy of J onn LAwnmrcn, of the county of Essex. 1. In proceedings in lunacy, where the verdict is against the weight of the evidence, the court will either set aside the verdict and order a new commission, or will take measures to protect the imbecile. 2. After consideration of the evidence, and a personal examination of the alleged lunatic in this case, the chancellor set aside the verdict, and ordered a new commission. In the matter of the alleged lunacy of John Lawrence. Motion to set aside inquisition of lunacy. M'. R. D. Salmon, for the motion. M1." B. S. Morehouse, contra. THE CHANCELLOR. A commission in the nature of a writ de lunatico inquirendo was issued to inquire as to the lunacy of John Lawrence. The inquisition returns that he is not a lunatic, and is capable of the government of himself and his property. Motion is made to set it aside on the ground that the return is against the weight of the evidence. The evidence taken before the jury is before me. An examination of it satisfies me that there is at least very grave doubt of the correctness of the results at which the jury arrived. Lawrence is a man of eighty-three or eighty-four years of age. The evidence shows such a failure of memory on his part, as almost to preclude the idea of his possessing suflicient mental ability to transact any business. Though he has a considerable sum of money on deposit in Newark, in a savings bank, where he himself placed it, he seems to have forgotten the fact. He had executed a power of attorney but a short time before the inquest. He appears to have wholly forgotten the transaction. He had also recently executed other important...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855167
  • 9781236855169