The guardians of the minor heirs of James J. Harrison ask to purchase land for their wards. They report that the estates of thirteen-year-old James S. Harrison and eleven-year-old Keturah A. Harrison "consist of some thirty five negroes, seven thousand dollars in money ... and but little land." The petitioners purport that "the monies vested in good lands at the present low prices would yield a far larger & safer interest than by lending the money out." They therefore pray a law be passed "authorising such investments and under such restrictions as in your wisdom you may direct."
Result: Referred to judiciary committee.
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