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Lot 666/7025

Estimate: €300-400

Estate of William Smith O’Brien (1803 – 1864)
A folio pamphlet, 4pp., headed “Proceedings in relation to the Estate of William Smith O’Brien,” issued by his grandson, also William Smith O’Brien, dated Dublin 6th, Jan., 1862. “As applications for money are addressed to me day after day on the supposition that I am the owner of the Estates which were bequeathed to me by my grandfather…” going on to explain in great detail that the Estate is now the subject of Proceedings in Chancery, and that the Court’s decision will determine ‘whether I shall or shall not be sent adrift on the world in accordance with the prayers of the trustees. In any case I have lost my estate and my home, by having placed confidence in them.” Curious and interesting document. Scarce. (1)

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