. 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.”
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018.