In short, we have a letter written in contemplation of death and dealing entirely with the disposition of the property of the testatrix after her death. In this letter she makes it plain that she wanted Willie to have everything that she had left, with the exception of some things she wanted some others to have, which she would write down so that Willie would know what to do. In the circumstances there is no escape from the conclusion that the writings in question were intended as a will It follows that the peremptory instruction was proper.
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