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PARISH WILL CASE,

IN THE

COURT OF APPEALS.

THE STATEMENT OF FACTS, AND THE

OPINION OF THE COURT.

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

443 & 445 BROADWAY.

M.DCCO.LXII.

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PARISH WILL CASE

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS.

HENRY DELAFIELD, JOSEPH DELA

FIELD, EDWARD DELAFIELD, RICH-
ARD DELAFIELD, and Rufus K.
DELAFIELD, Brothers and Residuary
Legatees of SUSAN M. PARISH, de-
ceased,

Appellants,

against Thomas PARISH, SARAH Parish, and

JAMES PARISH, heirs, and JACOB B. JEWETT and THOMAS PARISH, Executors of James Parish, deceased, and DANIEL PARISH, said JAMES and DANIEL, Brothers and Residuary Legatees of HENRY Parish, deceased,

Respondents.

[N. B.--The references are to the volumes and pages of the testimony.]

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It is of the first importance to the Court, in its anxious search for the truth, in this as in all other cases, to ascertain the exact succession of events, without which every investigation is mere maze and confusion. In this case the inquiry is particularly difficult, because the witnesses were no less than eighty in number, and their testimony fills no less than three large volumes, of 800 pages each, taken without reference to the periods of time, so that material evidence bearing upon a single point will be found scattered in each of the three volumes. We have, therefore, concluded to present to the Court, as its best aid in reading

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