Petition to the will of Zephaniah Kingsley

Petition to the will of Zephaniah Kingsley Page 4

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Page 4 informed, but suppose it may have been the said Kingsley B. Gibbs. But your Petitioners are informed & believe and so they expressly charge and alledge (sic) that neither the said Kingsley B. Gibbs or Benjamin A. Putnam have at any time made oath before this Honorable Court or before the said Isaiah D Hart Esq: Clerk as aforesaid that he believed the said instrument writing to be the Last will and Testament of the said Zephani- ah Kingsley deceased. And your petitioners further shew unto your Hon- or and also alledge (sic) and expressly charge that they were not nor was either of them present when the said instrument of writing was so presented or exhibited to the Isaiah D Hart Esq. &c. & for probate thereof nor were they or either of them present when the said proof of the Execution thereof was taken; nor were they or either of them notified to attend or in any way informed that such proof was about to be tendered or taken. Nor were they or either of them even notified that Letters Testamentary were about to be applied for upon the said instrument of writing as the Last will and Testament of the said Zephenaiah Kingsley, or otherwise, nor were they or either of them present at any time when any letters testamentary were granted or issued upon the said instrument of writing as such last will and testam- -ent or otherwise: nor were they or either of them notified to attend or informed that such Letters Testamentary were about to be applied for, or of the time when, or place where, they were applied for before the same were issued, nor was any opportunity afforded to them or either of them to attend & shew cause against the making of such proof or the granting or issuing of the said Letters testamentary and that the said probate and the said Letters testamentary are for that cause