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THE

LAW OF WILLS.

PART II.

EMBRACING

DEVISES, LEGACIES, AND CHARITABLE TRUSTS,

AND THE

DUTIES OF EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS,

AND OTHER TESTAMENTARY TRUSTEES.

BY

ISAAC F. REDFIELD, LL. D.,

BOSTON:
LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.

18 6 6.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by

ISAAC F. REDFIELD, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

UNIVERSITY PRESS : Welch, BIGELOW, & Co.,

CAMBRIDGE

PREFACE.

We now offer the profession the Second Part of our work on Wills and the Settlement of Estates. It has extended beyond the limits originally proposed, in order to embrace all the topics which seemed indispensable in a work of this kind. The present volume contains an extended and carefully prepared treatise upon the important topics of legacies, including Devises and Charitable Trusts; together with the Duties of Executors, Administrators, and other Testamentary Trustees; including the Settlement of Administration Accounts, the Marshalling and Distribution of Assets, and all other matters coming within the range of the Settlement of Estates, both testate and intestate.

The whole has been brought within such compass, as to be readily mastered by the student; and at the same time the several subjects are treated so much in detail, as to afford, we trust, a safe guide to the profession. It is scarcely necessary to say to those who understand the wide range of the subject, and the immense number of the cases, both English and American, that it has been a work of very great labor, and one not unattended with perplexity, both in the arrangement and the detail. But we hope we have overcome these difficulties in such a

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