Petition to the will of Zephaniah Kingsley

Petition to the will of Zephaniah Kingsley Page 14

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Page 14 instrument of writing does not in any manner provide nor does it provide for any of the conditions restrictions or limitations by the Statutes of this Territory in such case required And your petitioners further shew unto your Honor that the aid Probate of the said instrument of writing as such Last Will and Testament as aforesaid on the granting issuing of Letters Testamentary thereon as aforesaid have ever been approved or confirmed by this Honorable Court and they must solemnly aver and alledge (sic) that neither the said probate of the said instrument of writing or the said granting or issuing of letters testamentary thereon as such Last will and Testament ever ought to be approved or confirmed by this Honorable Court And your Petitioners hereby most solemnly protest and enter their [Case at] against any such approval or confirmation of the making of the said probate of the said granting or issuing of Letters Testamentary thereon as aforesaid and pray that the said probate may be disapproved revoked and annulled and that the said Letters Testamentary may be revoked and set aside and that the said instrument of writing so called (and pretended to be) the Last will and Testament of the said Zephaniah decd. may by the order and decree of this Honorable Court be declared to be null and void and that Letters of Administration upon the Goods and Estate which were of the said Zephaniah Kingsley deceased at the time of his death may be granted to the next of kin to the said Zephaniah Kingsley deceased: or to such other person or persons as the said next of kin may nominate for that purpose accor- -ding to Law and the [Practice] of this Honorable Court. And that the said Kingsley B. Gibbs and Benjamin A. Putnam may be required to render to this Honorable Court a true and perfect inventory and accounts of all the said