Petition to the will of Zephaniah Kingsley

Petition to the will of Zephaniah Kingsley Page 3

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Page 3 writing so called by the said Zephaniah Kingsley) his Last will and Testament (so far as by the said instrument of writing he could confer such [appointionment]) and that he (the said Zephaniah Kingsley) also by the same instrument of writing appointed the said Benjamin A. Putnam to act as legal attorney and advisor in all matters and things relating to the interests of his (the said Zephaniah Kingsley’s) Estate. (so far as he thereby could confer such authority or make such appointments) with a fee to be paid to him, the said Benjamin A Putnam [by it]of one thousand Dollars. And your Petitioners further show unto your Honor what the said Zephaniah Kingsley did by the same instrument of writing (so by him called his Last will and Testament) revoke (so far as he thereby could) all other wills by his (the said Zephaniah Kingsley) theretofore made. All of which will more fully and [at large] appear by the same instrument of writing now on file in this Honorable Court reference thereto being had. And your Petitioner further shew unto your Honor that on or about the twenty-fifth day of September in the same year one thousand Eight Hundred and forty three William S. Donaldson and David [McCuen] two of the [subscribing] witnesses to the said instrument of writing - appeared before Isaiah D.Hart Esquire Clerk of this Honorable Court at Jacksonville in the County aforesaid and made oath that they (the said William S. Donaldson and David [McCuen]) saw the said Zephaniah Kingsley sign seal and deliver the same as his Last will & Testament, and that they [verily] believed the writing exhibited to be the Last will and testament of the deceased Zephaniah Kingsley: but who presented or exhibited the said instrument of writing to the said Isaiah D. Hart Esq: Clerk as aforesaid for such proof on who produced or caused the said witnessesto attend then to make such proof your petitioners are not