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. Upon the attestation of the three witnesses named above, Thomas Hutchinson, as judge
of probate for Suffolk co., issued on 10 July 1761 his certification of probate (a
printed form, filled in; see descriptive note
), empowering the testator's sons John and Peter Boylston Adams, “to Execute the said
Will, and to Administer the Estate of the said Deceased,” and ordering them to bring
in to the court “a true and perfect Inventory” of the said estate on or before 10
Oct. 1761. This inventory is printed below under date of 9 Oct. 1761