The Law Students' First Book, Being Chiefly an Abridgment of Blackstone's Commentaries; Incorporating the Alterations in the Law Down to the Present Time

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R. Hastings, 1848 - Law - 508 pages
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Page 221 - ... such signature shall be made or acknowledged by the testator in the presence of two or more witnesses present at the same time, and such witnesses shall attest and shall subscribe the will in the presence of the testator, but no form of attestation shall be necessary.
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