The necessary petition for the probate of the will of Mr. Sumner
was filed yesterday afternoon by Francis V. Balch
, and will be acted on at the regular session of the court, which sits on Monday, April 6.
The will is written wholly by himself, in a handwriting at once bold, clear, and distinct.
Each page bears his signature, the name being written in the lower right-hand corner, after the manner of the old-style books, and evidently written as each page was finished.
The sheets are bound together at the top by a delicate purple ribbon.
Not a blot or erasure is discernible on the pages of the will; but the outside is much soiled, as if it had been used when partially folded to brush ink-stains from his desk.
It is in full as follows, says “The Advertiser