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. 5 Bacon, Abridgment
502, a section dealing with capacity to make wills, includes this passage: “A mad
or lunatick Person, during the Time of his Insanity of Mind, cannot make Will of Lands
or Goods; but such a one as hath his lucida Intervalla,
clear or calm Intermissions, may, during the Time of such Quietness and Freedom of
Mind, make his Will and it will be good.”