Source: TSL&A Microfilm # A-5171
Sumner County Probate Records (County or Chancery)
Loose Records 13461 - 13692
Transcribed by Jan J.
Loose Record # 13479
State of Tennessee
Whereas all the proceedings necessary to entitle Henrietta Brown 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 her to said Hospital and after executing this Warrant make due return of the same to this office.
Witness my hand and Seal of office this 23rd day of April 1889.
Received the patient named in the within warrant.
Jno. W. Callender, Supt.
April 26, 1888
State of Tennessee
I, H. D. Denning a practicing physician of the County of Sumner, State of Tennessee hereby certify that I have this day personally examined Mrs. Queen Henrietta Brown alleged to be Insane and pronounced her so to be. She is twenty two years of age, is the subject of no infectious disorder. The Disease is of near three years duration. She is not the subject of epilepsy. She has threatened to commit violence on herself and Family. I would state that I was called to see her on the sixth of present month and after examination decided that she was suffering greatly from mental aberration with strong symptoms indicating insanity. I prescribed strictly nerve tonics and Nervin and was called again today and found her violently attacked with Insanity.
Henry D. Denning M. D.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 8th of April 1889.
Hampton Ray J. P. for Sumner County
L. F. Brown being present at the inquest and testified that Mrs. Queen
Henrietta Brown is insane and that her insanity is of less than three years
duration and that her being at large is dangerous to the safety of the community
that she is in needy circumstances and has legal settlement in the said county
and is a citizen of the state of Tennessee and that she has at different
times threatened violences to herself and family.
this the 8 of April 1889 Hampton Ray J. P.