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James Cartwright
Report, 1890

Source:  TSL&A Microfilm # A-5171
Sumner County Probate Records (County or Chancery)
Loose Records 13461 - 13692

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes
© 2002

Loose Record # 13482

State of Tennessee
Sumner County
The undersigned, a citizen of said state & County hereby states that James Cartwright is insane, his insanity is of less than two years duration, his being at large is dangerous to the safety of the community or to himself, that he is in needy circumstances and has a legal settlement in this county, and is a citizen of the State of Tennessee.  These facts can be proven by Elisol Harris, Bud Garrison, John Kemper, Y. E. Elizer, John Honeycut, Hugh McGavock, R. G. Gillespie, M. J. Hassell, & James Kirkpatrick.
This June 30, 1890
W. J. Elizer

I R. M. Foster a practicing physician of the County of Sumner, State of Tennessee hereby certify that I have this day personally examined James Cartwright, alleged to be insane, and pronounce him so;  is 55 years of age, is the subject of no infectious disorder; the disease is of about two months duration and he is not the subject of epilepsy, he has attempted to commit violence on others, the medical treatment has been nothing.
R. M. Foster M. D.
Sworn to & subscribed before me this 30 June 1890.
O. H. Foster J. P.

State of Tennessee
Sumner County
I the undersigned Justice of the Peace in & for the county aforesaid hereby certify that I have held an inquest on James Cartwright, 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 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 30 day of June 1890.
O. H. Foster, J. P.

State of Tennessee
Sumner County
To J. H. Terry Sheriff said County;
Whereas all the proceedings necessary to entitle James Cartwright 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 the warrant make due return of the same to this office.
Witness my hand and seal of office at office this 12th day of July 1890.
Harris Brown Clerk

Central Hospital for the Insane.
July 12th 1890
Received the patient named in the within warrant.
Jno. H. Callender, Supt.

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