New York Supreme Court, General Term First Department Case on Appeal to General Term

New York Supreme Court, General Term First Department Case on Appeal to General Term

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...for me to say that if this idea was started by Mr. Ritch that he intended to take away this property and absorb it and keep it--most men like to handle money, even when they handle it honestly, and it would have been a pleasant position for Mr. Ritch to have these millions of dollars in his safe or bank account, and have a series of presidents coming in from all parts of the Union, going through a series I of oriental prostrations, and asking him for some of that money--it may be that that is all that was in Mr. Ritch's mind at that time, and that is putting it, as you see, mildly, and as I always wish to put anything where a brother lawyer is concerned. I go through the intervening period, if your Honor please, where there was a second codicil and a third codicil. Those, as I have stated, the third codicil particularly, we care very little about. But there are peculiarities about that second codicil which require attention. Mr. Vaughan was not named as a residuary legatee in the first codicil. He was named as an executor and trustee with the same powers and authority in every respect as were conferred upon Bulkley and Ritch by the eleventh paragraph of the will. My learned associate sought to test the memory of the witness with regard to that, especially the memory of General VVoodford, and it flashed upon him, he says--the General says--all of a sudden, that Mr. Fayerweather 3505 3507 did tell him he did not want Mr. Vaughan to be one of 3508 his residuary legatees. But, if we may draw any inference from well-established facts, Mr. Vaughan never knew that until the codicil of the eleventh was drawn and published. And he was content to remain in that situation. And this may be the key of much that is obscure in this case. Believing...show more

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  • Paperback | 508 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 898g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932005
  • 9781236932006