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James C. Hamilton
Report, 1894

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 # 13488

State of Tennessee
Sumner County
To James Jones
Whereas all the proceedings necessary to entitle James C. Hamilton to be admitted into the Tennessee hospital for the insane for the Middle Dist. of Tennessee to undergo treatment therein as an object of bounty of the State, you are therefore commanded to take said J. C. Hamilton forthwith and convey him to said Hospital and after having duly executed this warrant make due return thereof to this office.
Witness my hand & Seal
June 11th 1894
Harris Brown
Central Hospital for the Insane.
June 12th 1894
Received the patient named in the within warrant.
Jno. H. Calendar, Supt.

Application For An Insane Person
Certificate of a Citizen
State of Tennessee
Sumner County
The undersigned as citizen of said State and County hereby states that Jas. C. Hamilton is insane,  that his insanity is of less than two years duration and that he being at large is dangerous to the safety of the community;  that he is in needy circumstances and is a citizen of Sumner County and these facts can be proven by J. W. Cardwell, W. L. Pierce, W. T. Allen and S. H. Foy two of whom are physicians.
John L. Jones
Physician's Certificate

I, S. H. Foy, a practicing physician of the County of Sumner, hereby state that I have this day personally examined J. C. Hamilton, alleged to be insane and pronounce him so; I also certify that he has no infectious disorder; is not the subject of epilepsy; is liable to commit violence on himself or others.  The medical treatment has been expectant and laxatives.  He is about 18 years of age.
S. H. Foy M. D.
Sworn and subscribed to before me this 2 day of June 1894.
H. C. Gowen 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. C. Hamilton a citizen 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, he being a citizen thereof one year next preceding this inquest.   I am further satisfied that his being at large is injurious to himself and dangerous to the community.  Witness my hand this 2 day of June 1894.
H. C. Gowen J. P.

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