Petition to the will of Zephaniah Kingsley

Petition to the will of Zephaniah Kingsley Page 8

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Page 8 entirely defective and invalid, and ought to be revoked and annulled. But your Petitioner further shew unto your [honor] & so they, Expressly charge that notwithstanding they had no notice as above alleged Letters testamentary [were on] the same day & year last aforesaid issued by the said Isaiah D Hart Esq: Clerk as aforesaid to the said Kingsley B Gibbs upon the said instrument of writing as the Last will & Testament of the said Zephaniah Kingsley decd. and that afterwards [To wit] on or about the thirteenth day of December in the said year one thousand Eight Hundred and forty three Letters Testamentary were granted and issued to the said Benjamin A. Putnam upon the said instrument of writing as the Last will & Testament [of] as aforesaid by the Honorable John L. Doggett the Judge of this Honorable Court at his Chambers, but that neither of the said Letters testamentary were issued under the seal of this Honorable Court and that they and each of them are, for that cause, as well as the cause above alleged wholly invalid And your Petitioners further shew unto your Honor that the said Kingsley B. Gibbs and Benjamin A Putnam each took the oath as proscribed by Law as Executors of the said supposed Last Will and Testament of the said Zephenaih Kingsley deceased at the time when the said Letters Testa- mentary were respectively issued to them, as aforesaid, and thereupon respectively took upon themselves the execution of the said Last Will and Testament and entered upon the discharge of their supposed duties as such Executors. And your Petitioners further shew unto your Honor that on or about the thirteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and forty Four one John H. McIntosh and one Albert G Philips were appointed by the Judge of this Honorable Court (at his Chambers) to appraise the personal estate and slaved which were of the said Zephaniah Kingsley deceased at the time of