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Mrs. Mollie House
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 # 13489

State of Tennessee
Sumner County
To George House
Whereas all the proceedings necessary to entitle Mrs. Mollie House 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 such 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 at office this 5th day of Dec. 1887.
Harris Brown
Central Hospital for the Insane
Dec. 6th '87
Received the patient named in the within warrant.
Jno. H. Callender

*Repeat of the above with this date:  13th day of Decr. 1890.
Received at the hospital on 15th of Dec. 1890.

State of Tennessee, Sumner County
The undersigned a citizen of said state and county hereby states that Mrs. Mollie House is insane, her insanity is of less than two years duration, that she is on needy circumstances, and has legal settlement in the said county and is a citizen of the state of Tennessee.
These Facts can be proved by A. J. Swaney M. D. and D. K. Spillers.
Dated this 13th day of December 1890.
A. J. Swaney M. D.

State of Tennessee
Sumner County
I, A. J. Swaney, a practicing physician of the County of Sumner State of Tennessee hereby certify that I have this day personally examined Mrs. Mollie House alleged to be insane and pronounced her so, is about (left blank) years of age, is the subject of no infectious disorder.  The disease is of two weeks duration, is not subject of epilepsy, has never attempted to commit violence on herself or others.  The medical treatment has been the force use of Bromide of Soda with Ferunginous Tonics & seclusion with quiet as far as practical - sworn and subscribed to before me this 13th day of Decr 1890. 
A. J. Swaney M. D.
O. H. Foster J. P.

State of Tennessee
Sumner County       I the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid hereby certify that I have held an Inquest on Mrs. Mollie House of said County a person alleged to be insane according to Law.  I am satisfied that she is insane on competent testimony that she 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 her being at large is injurious to herself and disadvantageous to the Community.
Witness my the 13th day of Decr. 1890.
O. H. Foster J. P.

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