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Be it Remembered that heretofore on the eight day of February 1878, Eliza Olmsted the sole executrix of the last will and testament of Almon Olmsted late of the town of Hope, deceased, personally appeared before Lewis Brownell, Surrogate of the County of Hamilton and made application to have said will which relates to both real and personal estate, proved, and on such application the Surrogate did ascertain by satisfactory evidence who were the widow, heirs and next-of-kin of said diseased and their respected places of residence, and said Surrogate did thereupon issue a citation to said widow, heirs and next-of-kin by their respective names stating their respective places of residence and requiring them to personally appear before said Surrogate at his office in Hope on the 16th day of February 1878 at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of that day and attend the probate of said will, and on the said 16th day of February 1878 satisfactory evidence was adduced and presented to said Surrogate of the services of said citation in the mode proscribed by law, and on that day no one appearing to oppose the probate of said will, such proceedings were therefore had that the Surrogate took the proofs of the said will and adjusted it to be a valid will of real and personal estate and the proofs thereof to be sufficient; which said last will and testament and proofs are as follows, that is to say:
In the name of God Amen! I, Almon Olmsted of the Town of Hope in the Country of Hamilton and the State of New York aged seventy-four years being feeble in health but of sound mind and disposing [line missing from copy] and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say;
[Signed] Almon Olmsted
The above instrument consisting of one half sheet was subscribed by the above named Almon Olmsted in our presence and in the presence of each of us and at the same time declared it to be his last will and testament and required us to sign the same as subscribing witnesses.
Surrogate Court, County of Hamilton-
County of Hamilton SS:
Joseph F. Spier of the town of Northampton being duly sworn says he knew Augustus Pulling, have done business with him, have seen him write, was acquainted with his handwriting, paper marked A shown the witness says - this man Augustus Pulling to paper A is his own signature in his own handwriting. I saw him write his name to this paper.
Joseph F. Spier
Hamilton County SS:
Recorded this proceeding last will and testament
of Almon Olmsted as a will of real and personal estate, together with the proofs and examinations taken and had in the Surrogate Court if the County of Hamilton, in relation to the said will, which record is hereby certified by me pursuant to the provisions of the Revised Statues this 16 day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight.
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