. This and the following citations were written by JA
in a heavier hand similar to that in his address, suggesting that these are authorities
for his position. The work cited here is William Nelson, Lex Testamentaria
529 (London, 2d edn., 1724), a passage setting out the Statute of Frauds, 29 Car.
2, c. 3, §6 (1677), (No. 16, note 127
), as well as cases on the signing of wills to the effect that under the statute a
will need not be signed at the end, and that before the statute unsigned wills could
be valid in certain circumstances. One of the cases on the latter point is Stephens
v. Gerrard, note 14note 18
's spelling, “Gerard,” which is that used in Lex Testamentaria,
suggests that the latter work, rather than the report, was his source. See also No.
16, note 72