New Jersey Law Reports Volume 28

New Jersey Law 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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...of the testator on this as on almost every other subject, were very contradictory, and consequently unreliable, for while he was insisting to one set of persons that he had abandoned the seminary project, he was informing others that he still adhered to it; but it is impossible to avoid the conclusion that his latter declarations in favor of the seminary were mostly made, either to New Providence people, or in connection with his fierce controversy with the people of Newark, and made to enlist aid or. sympathy in his behalf, under the idea that Newark, in the course she was pursuing, was destroying a great public charity. I cannot see therefore, taking into consideration all of what purports to be the testator's wills, and all the declarations that he ever made concerning them, or his property or affairs, as furnished by the evidence, that they operate more against the will of 1852 than in its favor. I can find nothing in them essentially inconsistent with the lawful existence of this will, and I certainly think they should not be permitted to overthrow the clear and positive evidence of the persons who saw the will signed. Considerable evidence was offered to show that the relations between the testator and Mr. Boylan were such as to render it impossible that he should have preferred him to all others in his will, and thirteen persons have testified that he had at different times spoken of Boylan in very disparaging terms. It seems to be conceded that, at some early stage of the difliculty between the testator and the city of Newark, Boylan stood so high in his favor as to have received from him the conveyance of a lot of part of the disputed premises, in consideration of his carIying on the litigation, ' or as a compensation...
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  • Paperback | 202 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236824733
  • 9781236824738