Source: TSL&A Microfilm # A-5171
Sumner County Probate Records (County or Chancery)
Loose Records 13461 - 13692
Transcribed by Jan J.
Loose Record # 13477
State of Tennessee
To T. W. Wright:
Whereas all the proceedings necessary to entitle Jas. Henry Appling to be admitted into the Tennessee hospital for the insane as a non-paying patient, have been had according to law you are hereby required forthwith to take said person and convey him to said hospital and after executing this warrant make due return of the same to this office.
Witness my hand and the Seal of Office at office this 24th day of April 1888.
Received the patient named in the within warrant.
Jno. H. Calendar, Supt.
April 25, 1888
State of Tennessee, Sumner Co.
The undersigned as citizen of said State and County hereby states that Jas. Henry Appling is insane, his insanity is of less than two years duration; that he is in needy circumstances and has a legal settlement in said County and is a citizen of the State of Tennessee.
These facts can be proved by W. N. Warren, Frank Mitchell and T. L. Lanier, M. D.
This April 24, 1888.
T. B. Armstrong
I T. L. Lanier a practicing physician of Sumner County State of Tenn.,
hereby state that I have this day personally examined J. H. Appling, alleged
to be insane and pronounce him so; is 28 years of age, is the subject of
no infectious disorder, the disease is of less than one year duration, he
is not subject to epilepsy, he has often attempted to commit violence on
himself. The medical treatment has been Shower Baths, Bromide chlorid,
T. L. Lanier M. D.
Sworn to and subscribed before me Apr 24th 1888.
R. C. Searcy, J. P.
I the undersigned Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid
hereby certify that I have held an inquest on Jas. Henry Appling of said
County, a person alleged to be insane, according to law. I am satisfied
that he is insane on competent medical testimony; that he is a fit subject
to be sent to the State Hospital for the insane, to undergo treatment therein
as an object of the Bounty of the State. I am further satisfied that
his being at large is injurious to himself and disadvantageous to the community.
Witness my hand this 24 day of April 1888.
R. C. Searcy
Justice for the Peace